Temporal Top Ten – 1982


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Number of movies seen from this year – 68
Number of movies reviewed – 32 (including 2 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.


My Top Ten200

 10. The Secret of NIMH


9. Dinerofficer

8. An Officer and a Gentleman


7. The Wallsophie

6. Sophie’s Choicekhan

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