Temporal Top Ten – 1982


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Number of movies seen from this year – 71
Number of movies reviewed – 46 (including 5 Encore Reviews)

I’m sure that many of us have lots of trouble trying to recall a favorite movie from when we were just 8 years old.

Despite my phenomenal movie memory, I can honestly say that there aren’t many movies on this list that I recall seeing when I was 8, but this list is actually book-ended by two that I do remember seeing in the theater in ’82 and had profound influences on me to this very day.

Both of them are what we would probably think of as family movies or movies made especially for kids, but in truth, neither of them is solely a movie for kids.  Both of them have messages about our lives and how we treat others that can resonate for all of us no matter our age.

I was too young to see any of the other movies on this list in the theater (besides #5) but over the years, I have had the honor and pleasure to see each of them and thoroughly enjoy their stories and messages.

3 of the 5 Best Picture nominees appear on this list (#1, #3 and #4) while the other two (Tootsie and The Verdict), were both good movies, just not good enough IMHO to make this list.

Updated 10 Apr 2018 – Genocide is now #6 moving all subsequent films down one slot


My Top Ten200

Honorable mention – The Secret of NIMH


10. Dinerofficer

9. An Officer and a Gentleman


8. The Wallsophie

7. Sophie’s Choice
6. Genocide


5. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khanmissing

4. Missinggandhi

3. Gandhifast times

2. Fast Times At Ridgemont Highet

1. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 1982

  1. 48 Hours
  2. Airplane II: The Sequel
  3. Annie
  4. Author! Author!
  5. The Beastmaster
  6. Best Friends
  7. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  8. Blade Runner Encore Review 
  9. The Blue and The Gray
  10. Cannery Row
  11. Class of 1984
  12. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
  13. Conan the Barbarian
  14. Creepshow
  15. The Dark Crystal
  16. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
  17. Deathtrap
  18. Diner
  19. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Encore Review
  20. Evil Under the Sun
  21. Fanny and Alexander
  22. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  23. Firefox
  24. First Blood  Encore Review
  25. Forced Vengeance
  26. Frances
  27. Gandhi
  28. Genocide
  29. Grease 2
  30. The Grey Fox
  31. Hanky Panky
  32. Honkytonk Man
  33. I Ought to Be in Pictures
  34. If You Could See What I Hear
  35. Jinxed!
  36. The King of Comedy
  37. The Last Unicorn
  38. The Man from Snowy River
  39. A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy
  40. Missing
  41. Monsignor
  42. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
  43. My Favorite Year
  44. Night Shift
  45. An Officer and a Gentleman
  46. The Pirate Movie
  47. Poltergeist
  48. Porky’s
  49. Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
  50. Rocky III
  51. The Secret of NIMH
  52. Shoot the Moon
  53. Six Pack
  54. Six Weeks
  55. Sophie’s Choice
  56. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan  Encore Review
  57. Tempest
  58. Tex
  59. The Thing
  60. Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann
  61. Tootsie
  62. The Toy
  63. Tron
  64. The Verdict  Encore Review
  65. Victor Victoria
  66. Voyagers! -Pilot
  67. Wall, The
  68. Woman Called Golda, A.
  69. The World According to Garp
  70. The Year of Living Dangerously
  71. Young Doctors in Love
  72. Zapped!




9 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 1982

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    • Actually didn’t like br so much. Rocky iii is one of my favorites of the series, but it just missed the cutoff. Not a fan of tootsie. Probably should rewatch both of them. This was a very tough year. Tnx Ben


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