List of American films of 1982

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A list of U.S. films released in 1982.

Gandhi received the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1982.
The highest-grossing American film released in 1982 was E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.



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Title Director Cast Genre Note
48 Hrs. Walter Hill Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole Crime comedy Murphy's first film
Airplane II: The Sequel Ken Finkleman Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, William Shatner, Rip Torn, Raymond Burr, Chuck Connors, Sonny Bono Comedy sequel to Airplane!
Alone in the Dark Jack Sholder Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Martin Landau Slasher
Amityville II: The Possession Damiano Damiani James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda Horror
Android Aaron Lipstadt Klaus Kinski, Brie Howard Science fiction
Annie John Huston Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Edward Herrmann, Aileen Quinn Musical based on Little Orphan Annie and Broadway show
The Atomic Cafe Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty Dwight D. Eisenhower Documentary
Author! Author! Arthur Hiller Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon, Tuesday Weld, Alan King Comedy 20th Century Fox
Barbarosa Fred Schepisi Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega Western
Basket Case Frank Henenlotter Kevin Van Hentenryck Horror, Comedy
The Beach Girls Pat Townsend Debra Blee Comedy
The Beast Within Philippe Mora Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, L.Q. Jones Horror
The Beastmaster Don Coscarelli Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, John Amos Fantasy
Best Friends Norman Jewison Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Jessica Tandy, Barnard Hughes, Ron Silver, Keenan Wynn, Audra Lindley Romantic comedy written by Barry Levinson and Valerie Curtin
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Colin Higgins Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, Dom DeLuise, Jim Nabors Musical based on Broadway show
Blade Runner Ridley Scott Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Joanna Cassidy, Brion James, Joe Turkel Science fiction based on a story by Philip K. Dick; won 3 BAFTA awards
The Border Tony Richardson Jack Nicholson, Valerie Perrine, Harvey Keitel Drama
Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales Friz Freleng Mel Blanc, June Foray Animation
Burden of Dreams Les Blank Werner Herzog, Claudia Cardinale, Mick Jagger Documentary on filming of Fitzcarraldo
Butterfly Matt Cimber Pia Zadora, Ed McMahon, Orson Welles, Lois Nettleton, Edward Albert, Stacy Keach, June Lockhart Drama 8 Razzie nominations

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Cannery Row David S. Ward Nick Nolte, Debra Winger Drama based on John Steinbeck novel
Cat People Paul Schrader Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, Annette O'Toole, John Heard Horror remake of 1942 film
Chan Is Missing Wayne Wang Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi Drama
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Robert Altman Cher, Sandy Dennis, Karen Black Drama based on Ed Graczyk play
Comeback Christel Buschmann Animals, Eric Burdon Drama
Conan the Barbarian John Milius Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Mako Action
The Concrete Jungle Tom DeSimone Jill St. John, Tracey E. Bregman Drama
Creepshow George A. Romero Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, E. G. Marshall, Ted Danson, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, Ed Harris, Stephen King Horror, Comedy based on stories by Stephen King
The Dark Crystal Jim Henson, Frank Oz Voices of Frank Oz, Jim Henson Animated
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Carl Reiner Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Carl Reiner Comedy
Death Wish II Michael Winner Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia Action sequel to Death Wish
Deathtrap Sidney Lumet Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon Thriller based on Ira Levin play
Diner Barry Levinson Mickey Rourke, Paul Reiser, Ellen Barkin, Steve Guttenberg, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern, Michael Tucker, Tim Daly Comedy 1st film directed by Levinson
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, Drew Barrymore, Robert MacNaughton Science fiction 9 Oscar nominations
Eating Raoul Paul Bartel Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran Comedy
Endangered Species Alan Rudolph Robert Urich, JoBeth Williams, Paul Dooley Crime drama
The Escape Artist Caleb Deschanel Raúl Juliá, Griffin O'Neal, Teri Garr, Desi Arnaz Drama
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Amy Heckerling Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer, Ray Walston Comedy based on a novel by Cameron Crowe
Fast-Walking James B. Harris James Woods, Tim McIntire, Kay Lenz Drama
Fighting Back Lewis Teague Tom Skerritt, Patti LuPone, Michael Sarrazin Action
Firefox Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood, Nigel Hawthorne Action
First Blood Ted Kotcheff Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Jack Starrett, David Caruso Action based on David Morrell novel; first Rambo film
The Flight of Dragons Jules Bass, Katsuhisa Yamada John Ritter, Bob McFadden Animation
Forbidden World Allan Holzman Dawn Dunlap, Jesse Vint, Michael Bowen Science fiction
Forbidden Zone Richard Elfman Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrell, Danny Elfman Comedy
Forced Vengeance James Fargo Chuck Norris, David Opatoshu, Frank Michael Liu Action
Frances Graeme Clifford Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard Drama, Biography Lange, Stanley Oscar-nominated
Friday the 13th Part III Steve Miner Dana Kimmell, Larry Zerner Horror 2nd Friday the 13th sequel
Genocide Arnold Schwartzman Archive footage of Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill Documentary
Grease 2 Patricia Birch Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer Musical sequel to Grease

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Halloween III: Season of the Witch Tommy Lee Wallace Dan O'Herlihy, Stacey Nelkin Horror sequel
Hammett Wim Wenders Frederic Forrest, Marilu Henner, Peter Boyle Mystery based on Dashiell Hammett
Hanky Panky Sidney Poitier Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Richard Widmark Comedy
Heidi's Song Robert Taylor Lorne Greene, Margery Gray, Sammy Davis, Jr. Animation
Hey Good Lookin' Ralph Bakshi Voices of David Proval, Tina Louise Animated, Adult
Honkytonk Man Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, Verna Bloom Drama from Clancy Carlile novel
Hospital Massacre Boaz Davidson Jon Van Ness, Barbi Benton Horror
Human Highway Neil Young, Dean Stockwell Neil Young, Russ Tamblyn, Devo Comedy
I Ought to Be in Pictures Herbert Ross Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Dinah Manoff Drama written by Neil Simon
I, the Jury Richard T. Heffron Armand Assante, Paul Sorvino, Barbara Carrera Action from Mickey Spillane novel
If You Could See What I Hear Eric Till Marc Singer, R.H. Thomson Drama
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Jack Hofsiss Jill Clayburgh, Nicol Williamson, Dianne Wiest Drama, Biography about filmmaker Barbara Gordon
Inchon Terence Young Laurence Olivier, Toshirō Mifune, Ben Gazzara, Jacqueline Bisset, Richard Roundtree War won 4 Razzie awards
It Came from Hollywood Malcolm Leo Archive footage of Bela Lugosi, Mamie Van Doren Documentary, Comedy
Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again Jerry Belson Bess Armstrong, Tim Thomerson Comedy
Jinxed! Don Siegel Bette Midler, Rip Torn, Ken Wahl Comedy Siegel's final film
Kiss Me Goodbye Robert Mulligan Sally Field, James Caan, Jeff Bridges Comedy
Koyaanisqatsi Godfrey Reggio Musical score by Philip Glass Documentary
The Last American Virgin Boaz Davidson Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin Comedy
The Last Unicorn Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr. Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges Animation
Let's Spend the Night Together Hal Ashby The Rolling Stones Concert
Liquid Sky Slava Tsukerman Anne Carlisle, Susan Doukas Science fiction
Lookin' to Get Out Hal Ashby Jon Voight, Ann-Margret, Burt Young Comedy
Love Child Larry Peerce Amy Madigan, Beau Bridges, Mackenzie Phillips Biography
Love and Money James Toback Ray Sharkey, Ornella Muti, Klaus Kinski Drama
Madman Joe Giannone Gaylen Ross, Harriet Bass Horror
Making Love Arthur Hiller Harry Hamlin, Kate Jackson, Michael Ontkean Drama
Megaforce Hal Needham Barry Bostwick, Persis Khambatta, Michael Beck Action
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy Woody Allen Mia Farrow, Woody Allen, José Ferrer, Julie Hagerty, Mary Steenburgen, Tony Roberts Comedy based on Smiles of a Summer Night
Missing Costa-Gavras Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, John Shea Drama, Biography 4 Oscar nominations
Monsignor Frank Perry Christopher Reeve, Geneviève Bujold, Fernando Rey Drama
Mother Lode Charlton Heston Charlton Heston, Kim Basinger, Nick Mancuso Adventure
My Favorite Year Richard Benjamin Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Joseph Bologna, Lainie Kazan, Jessica Harper, Cameron Mitchell, Bill Macy Comedy Academy Award nomination for O'Toole

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Night Shift Ron Howard Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long Comedy
An Officer and a Gentleman Taylor Hackford Richard Gere, Louis Gossett, Jr., Debra Winger, David Keith Drama Academy Award for Gossett
One from the Heart Francis Ford Coppola Teri Garr, Frederic Forrest, Nastassja Kinski, Raúl Juliá Drama, Musical
Pandemonium Al Sole Tom Smothers, Paul Reubens, Carol Kane Comedy
Paradise Stuart Gill Phoebe Cates, Willie Aames Drama
Parasite Charles Band Demi Moore, Robert Glaudini Horror
Partners James Burrows John Hurt, Ryan O'Neal Comedy
Personal Best Robert Towne Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Patrice Donnelly Drama, Sports
Pieces Juan Piquer Simon Lynda Day George, Christopher George Horror
Poltergeist Tobe Hooper Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne Horror
Porky's Bob Clark Kim Cattrall, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight Comedy
Q Larry Cohen Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, Richard Roundtree Thriller, Science fiction
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip Joe Layton Richard Pryor Comedy
Rocky III Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith, Burt Young, Mr. T, Hulk Hogan Drama sequel
Safari 3000 Harry Hurwitz David Carradine, Stockard Channing, Christopher Lee Action comedy
The Secret of NIMH Don Bluth Voices of Dom DeLuise, Peter Strauss Animated, Family
The Seduction David Schmoeller Morgan Fairchild, Andrew Stevens, Colleen Camp, Michael Sarrazin Thriller
The Sender Roger Christian Kathryn Harrold, Paul Freeman Horror
Shoot the Moon Alan Parker Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen Drama
Silent Rage Michael Miller Chuck Norris, Ron Silver Action
Six Pack Daniel Petrie Kenny Rogers, Diane Lane, Barry Corbin Comedy
Six Weeks Tony Bill Dudley Moore, Mary Tyler Moore, Katherine Healy Drama
Slumber Party Massacre Amy Holden Jones Michelle Michaels, Andree Honore Horror
Some Kind of Hero Michael Pressman Richard Pryor, Ronny Cox, Margot Kidder Comedy, Drama
Sophie's Choice Alan J. Pakula Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol Drama based on William Styron novel; Oscar for Streep
Soup for One Jonathan Kaufer Saul Rubinek, Marcia Strassman Comedy
Split Image Ted Kotcheff Michael O'Keefe, Karen Allen, Peter Fonda Drama
Spring Fever Joseph L. Scanlan Susan Anton, Jessica Walter Comedy
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Nicholas Meyer William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalbán Science fiction sequel
Still of the Night Robert Benton Meryl Streep, Roy Scheider Suspense
Summer Lovers Randal Kleiser Peter Gallagher, Daryl Hannah Drama
Swamp Thing Wes Craven Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jourdan Science fiction based on the comic book
The Sword and the Sorcerer Albert Pyun Lee Horsley, Kathleen Beller Fantasy

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Tempest Paul Mazursky John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Molly Ringwald Drama, Comedy
Tex Tim Hunter Matt Dillon, Jim Metzler, Meg Tilly Drama
That Championship Season Jason Miller Robert Mitchum, Martin Sheen, Paul Sorvino, Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach Drama based on Jason Miller play
They Call Me Bruce? Elliott Hong Johnny Yune, Margaux Hemingway Comedy
The Thing John Carpenter Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley Horror remake of 1951 film
Things Are Tough All Over Thomas K. Avildsen Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong Comedy
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann William Dear Fred Ward, Belinda Bauer, Peter Coyote Science fiction
Time Walker Tom Kennedy James Karen Science fiction
Tootsie Sydney Pollack Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Dabney Coleman, George Gaynes, Geena Davis Comedy Academy Award for Lange (1982); 10 Oscar nominations
The Toy Richard Donner Jackie Gleason, Richard Pryor, Scott Schwartz, Teresa Ganzel Comedy
Tron Steven Lisberger Jeff Bridges, David Warner, Bruce Boxleitner, Cindy Morgan Science fiction
The Verdict Sidney Lumet Paul Newman, Jack Warden, James Mason, Charlotte Rampling Drama 5 Oscar nominations
Vice Squad Gary Sherman Season Hubley, Wings Hauser, Fred Berry Thriller
Victor Victoria Blake Edwards Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, John Rhys-Davies Musical comedy 7 Oscar nominations
Visiting Hours Jean-Claude Lord Michael Ironside, Lee Grant Thriller
The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time! Lee Hays The Weavers, Pete Seeger Documentary
White Dog Samuel Fuller Kristy McNichol, Paul Winfield, Jameson Parker Thriller
The World According to Garp George Roy Hill Robin Williams, Glenn Close, Mary Beth Hurt, John Lithgow Comedy based on John Irving novel
Wrong Is Right Richard Brooks Sean Connery, Katharine Ross Comedy, Drama
Yes, Giorgio Franklin J. Schaffner Luciano Pavarotti, Kathryn Harrold Comedy
Young Doctors in Love Garry Marshall Michael McKean, Sean Young Comedy
Zapped! Ken Rosenthal Scott Baio, Willie Aames Comedy

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