Top 1982 IMDb Rated Movies

[#1] The Thing (1982)

Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don't know which members of the team have already been assimilated and their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction

Director:

Cast: Charles Hallahan, David Clennon, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis,...

Country: US

Duration: 109 min

Release: 1982

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.1 (347,996 votes)

[#2] Blade Runner (1982)

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Ben Astar, Brion James, Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos,...

Country: Hong Kong, UK, US

Duration: 117 min

Release: 1982

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.1 (655,096 votes)

[#3] Fanny and Alexander (1982)

As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny and Alexander enjoy a happy life with their parents, who run a theater company. After their father dies unexpectedly, however, the siblings end up in a joyless home when their mother, Emilie, marries a stern bishop. The bleak situation gradually grows worse as the bishop becomes more controlling, but dedicated relatives make a valiant attempt to aid Emilie, Fanny and Alexander.

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Director:

Cast: Allan Edwall, Bertil Guve, Börje Ahlstedt, Erland Josephson,...

Country: France, Germany, Sweden

Duration: 188 min

Release: 1982

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.1 (57,603 votes)

[#4] Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Fitzcarraldo is a dreamer who plans to build an opera house in Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon, so, in order to finance his project, he embarks on an epic adventure to collect rubber, a very profitable product, in a remote and unexplored region of the rainforest.

Genre: Adventure, Drama

Director:

Cast: Claudia Cardinale, David Pérez Espinosa, Dieter Milz, Grande Otelo,...

Country: Germany, Peru

Duration: 157 min

Release: 1982

Rated: PG

IMDb: 8.1 (31,727 votes)

[#5] Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Genre: Music

Director:

Cast: Alex McAvoy, Bob Geldof, Bob Hoskins, Christine Hargreaves,...

Country: UK

Duration: 95 min

Release: 1982

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.1 (72,236 votes)

[#6] Gandhi (1982)

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive resistance', endeavouring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed.

Genre: Drama, History

Director:

Cast: Alyque Padamsee, Amrish Puri, Athol Fugard, Ben Kingsley,...

Country: India, UK

Duration: 191 min

Release: 1982

Rated: PG

IMDb: 8.0 (207,903 votes)

[#7] The King of Comedy (1982)

Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Director:

Cast: Catherine Scorsese, Cathy Scorsese, Diahnne Abbott, Ed Herlihy,...

Country: US

Duration: 109 min

Release: 1982

Rated: PG

IMDb: 7.8 (81,500 votes)

[#8] E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Director:

Cast: C. Thomas Howell, David Berkson, David M. O'Dell, Dee Wallace,...

Country: US

Duration: 115 min

Release: 1982

Rated: PG

IMDb: 7.8 (350,506 votes)

[#9] The Verdict (1982)

Frank Galvin is a down-on-his-luck lawyer and reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing, when a former associate reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit by serving it to Galvin on a silver platter—all parties are willing to settle out of court. Blundering his way through the preliminaries, Galvin suddenly realizes that the case should actually go to court—to punish the guilty, to get a decent settlement for his clients... and to restore his standing as a lawyer.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Colin Stinton, Edward Binns, Jack Warden,...

Country: US

Duration: 129 min

Release: 1982

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.7 (33,903 votes)

[#10] Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Admiral James T. Kirk is feeling old; the prospect of accompanying his old ship the Enterprise on a two week cadet cruise is not making him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a life or death struggle when Khan escapes from years of exile and captures the power of creation itself.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Bibi Besch, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Ike Eisenmann,...

Country: US

Duration: 113 min

Release: 1982

Rated: PG

IMDb: 7.7 (107,015 votes)