Temporal Top Ten – 1982


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Number of movies seen from this year – 70
Number of movies reviewed – 42 (including 4 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. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  22. Firefox
  23. First Blood
  24. Forced Vengeance
  25. Frances
  26. Gandhi
  27. Genocide
  28. Grease 2
  29. The Grey Fox
  30. Hanky Panky
  31. Honkytonk Man
  32. I Ought to Be in Pictures
  33. If You Could See What I Hear
  34. Jinxed!
  35. The King of Comedy
  36. The Last Unicorn
  37. The Man from Snowy River
  38. A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy
  39. Missing
  40. Monsignor
  41. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
  42. My Favorite Year
  43. Night Shift
  44. An Officer and a Gentleman
  45. The Pirate Movie
  46. Poltergeist
  47. Porky’s
  48. Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
  49. Rocky III
  50. The Secret of NIMH
  51. Shoot the Moon
  52. Six Pack
  53. Six Weeks
  54. Sophie’s Choice
  55. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan  Encore Review
  56. Tempest
  57. Tex
  58. The Thing
  59. Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann
  60. Tootsie
  61. The Toy
  62. Tron
  63. The Verdict  Encore Review
  64. Victor Victoria
  65. Voyagers! -Pilot
  66. Wall, The
  67. The World According to Garp
  68. The Year of Living Dangerously
  69. Young Doctors in Love
  70. 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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