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.



A-B[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
48 Hrs. Walter Hill Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, James Remar, David Patrick Kelly Crime comedy Murphy's first film
Airplane II: The Sequel Ken Finkleman Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, William Shatner, Rip Torn, Sonny Bono Comedy sequel to Airplane!
Alone in the Dark Jack Sholder Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence Slasher New Line Cinema
Amityville II: The Possession Damiano Damiani James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda Horror prequel to The Amityville Horror
Android Aaron Lipstadt Klaus Kinski, Brie Howard Sci-fi
Annie John Huston Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Edward Herrmann, Aileen Quinn Musical based on Little Orphan Annie and stage musical
The Atomic Cafe Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty Dwight D. Eisenhower Documentary
Author! Author! Arthur Hiller Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon, Tuesday Weld Comedy 20th Century Fox
Barbarosa Fred Schepisi Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega Western Associated Film
Basket Case Frank Henenlotter Kevin Van Hentenryck Horror
The Beach Girls Pat Townsend Jeana Tomasino, Debra Blee Comedy Crown
The Beast Within Philippe Mora Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, L.Q. Jones Horror MGM
The Beastmaster Don Coscarelli Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts Fantasy MGM
Best Friends Norman Jewison Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Jessica Tandy, Barnard Hughes, Ron Silver Romantic comedy Warner Bros.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Colin Higgins Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, Dom DeLuise, Jim Nabors Musical based on stage musical
Blade Runner Ridley Scott Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Joanna Cassidy, Brion James, Joe Turkel Science-fiction based on a story by Philip K. Dick; 3 BAFTA awards
The Border Tony Richardson Jack Nicholson, Valerie Perrine, Harvey Keitel, Warren Oates Drama Universal
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, 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 Universal
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, Stephen King Horror, Comedy based on stories by Stephen King
The Dark Crystal Jim Henson, Frank Oz Voices of Frank Oz, Jim Henson Animated Universal
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Carl Reiner Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Carl Reiner Comedy Universal
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, 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 20th Century Fox
Endangered Species Alan Rudolph Robert Urich, JoBeth Williams, Paul Dooley Crime drama MGM
The Escape Artist Caleb Deschanel Raúl Juliá, Griffin O'Neal, Teri Garr, Desi Arnaz Drama Arnaz's final film
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Amy Heckerling Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer 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 Paramount
Firefox Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood, Nigel Hawthorne Action Warner Bros.
First Blood Ted Kotcheff Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Jack Starrett, David Caruso Action based on David Morrell novel; first Rambo film
Five Days One Summer Fred Zinnemann Sean Connery, Betsy Brantley Drama
The Flight of Dragons Jules Bass, Katsuhisa Yamada John Ritter, Bob McFadden Animation direct-to-video
Forbidden World Allan Holzman Dawn Dunlap, Jesse Vint, Michael Bowen Sci-fi
Forbidden Zone Richard Elfman Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrell, Danny Elfman Comedy Goldwyn Company
Forced Vengeance James Fargo Chuck Norris, David Opatoshu, Frank Michael Liu Action MGM
Frances Graeme Clifford Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard Drama, Biography story of Frances Farmer; 2 Oscar nominations
Friday the 13th Part III Steve Miner Dana Kimmell, Larry Zerner Horror 2nd sequel
Genocide Arnold Schwartzman Archive footage of Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill Documentary
Gandhi Richard Attenborough Ben Kingsley, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen, Candice Bergen Biography Story of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi; won 8 Oscars
Grease 2 Patricia Birch Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer, Adrian Zmed, Didi Conn, Eve Arden, Sid Caesar, Dody Goodman, Eddie Deezen 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 third of series
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 Columbia
Harry Tracy William A. Graham Bruce Dern, Helen Shaver Western 7 Genie Award nominations
Heidi's Song Robert Taylor Lorne Greene, Margery Gray, Sammy Davis, Jr. Animation, Family Hanna-Barbera
Hey Good Lookin' Ralph Bakshi Voices of David Proval, Tina Bowman Animation, 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
Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again Jerry Belson Bess Armstrong, Tim Thomerson Comedy spoof of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Jinxed! Don Siegel Bette Midler, Rip Torn, Ken Wahl Comedy Siegel's final film
Kill Squad Patrick G. Donahue Cameron Mitchell, Jean Glaudé Martial arts
Kiss Me Goodbye Robert Mulligan Sally Field, James Caan, Jeff Bridges Romantic comedy Dona Flor & Her Two Husbands remake
Koyaanisqatsi Godfrey Reggio Musical score by Philip Glass Documentary
The Last American Virgin Boaz Davidson Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin Comedy Cannon Group
The Last Horror Film David Winters Caroline Munro, Joe Spinell Comedy horror
The Last Unicorn Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr. Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges Animation ITC Entertainment
Let's Spend the Night Together Hal Ashby The Rolling Stones Concert from 1981 North America tour
Liquid Sky Slava Tsukerman Anne Carlisle, Susan Doukas Sci-fi
Lookin' to Get Out Hal Ashby Jon Voight, Ann-Margret, Burt Young Comedy Angelina Jolie's debut
Love Child Larry Peerce Amy Madigan, Beau Bridges, Mackenzie Phillips Biography Warner Bros.
Love and Money James Toback Ray Sharkey, Ornella Muti, Klaus Kinski Drama Paramount
Madman Joe Giannone Gaylen Ross, Harriet Bass Horror
Making Love Arthur Hiller Harry Hamlin, Kate Jackson, Michael Ontkean Drama 20th Century Fox
Megaforce Hal Needham Barry Bostwick, Persis Khambatta, Michael Beck Action 20th Century Fox
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 20th Century Fox
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, Bill Macy Comedy Oscar nomination for O'Toole

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Night Crossing Delbert Mann Jane Alexander, Beau Bridges Drama Mann's final film
Night Shift Ron Howard Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long Comedy Warner Bros.
An Officer and a Gentleman Taylor Hackford Richard Gere, Louis Gossett, Jr., Debra Winger, David Keith, Lisa Blount Drama Academy Award for Gossett
One from the Heart Francis Ford Coppola Teri Garr, Frederic Forrest, Nastassja Kinski, Raúl Juliá Drama, Musical American Zoetrope
Pandemonium Al Sole Tom Smothers, Paul Reubens, Carol Kane Comedy
Paradise Stuart Gill Phoebe Cates, Willie Aames Drama Embassy Pictures
Parasite Charles Band Demi Moore, Robert Glaudini Horror
Partners James Burrows John Hurt, Ryan O'Neal Comedy Paramount
Personal Best Robert Towne Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Patrice Donnelly Drama, Sports Warner Bros.
Pieces Juan Piquer Simon Lynda Day George, Christopher George Horror
Poltergeist Tobe Hooper Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne Horror MGM; first of series
Porky's Bob Clark Kim Cattrall, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight Comedy 3 sequels
Q Larry Cohen Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, Richard Roundtree Sci-fi
The Return of the Soldier Alan Bridges Alan Bates, Julie Christie, Ann-Margret Drama based on a novel by Rebecca West
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip Joe Layton Richard Pryor Comedy concert film
Rocky III Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith, Burt Young, Mr. T, Hulk Hogan Drama third of Rocky series
Safari 3000 Harry Hurwitz David Carradine, Stockard Channing Action comedy
Savannah Smiles Pierre de Moro Mark Miller, Donovan Scott Comedy
The Secret of NIMH Don Bluth Voices of Dom DeLuise, Peter Strauss Animated MGM
The Seduction David Schmoeller Morgan Fairchild, Andrew Stevens, Colleen Camp Thriller 3 Razzie nominations
The Sender Roger Christian Kathryn Harrold, Paul Freeman Horror
Shoot the Moon Alan Parker Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen Drama MGM
Silent Rage Michael Miller Chuck Norris, Ron Silver Action
Six Pack Daniel Petrie Kenny Rogers, Diane Lane, Barry Corbin, Erin Gray, Terry Kiser, Anthony Michael Hall Comedy 20th Century Fox
Six Weeks Tony Bill Dudley Moore, Mary Tyler Moore, Katherine Healy Drama Universal
The Slayer J.S. Cardone Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn Horror
Slumber Party Massacre Amy Holden Jones Michelle Michaels, Andree Honore Horror
Some Kind of Hero Michael Pressman Richard Pryor, Ronny Cox, Margot Kidder Drama Paramount
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 Warner Bros.
Split Image Ted Kotcheff Michael O'Keefe, Karen Allen, Peter Fonda Drama PolyGram
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 Star Trek: The Motion Picture sequel
Still of the Night Robert Benton Meryl Streep, Roy Scheider Suspense MGM
Summer Lovers Randal Kleiser Peter Gallagher, Daryl Hannah Drama Filmways
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 based on The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Tex Tim Hunter Matt Dillon, Jim Metzler, Meg Tilly Drama based on a novel by S.E. Hinton
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 sequel in 1989
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 Sci-fi screenplay by Michael Nesmith
Time Walker Tom Kennedy James Karen Sci-fi
Tootsie Sydney Pollack Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Dabney Coleman, George Gaynes Comedy Oscar for Lange; 10 nominations
The Toy Richard Donner Jackie Gleason, Richard Pryor, Scott Schwartz, Teresa Ganzel, Ned Beatty Comedy Columbia
Trail of the Pink Panther Blake Edwards Peter Sellers, Joanna Lumley, Herbert Lom Comedy 7th of series
Tron Steven Lisberger Jeff Bridges, David Warner, Bruce Boxleitner, Cindy Morgan Sci-fi Disney; followed by Tron: Legacy
The Verdict Sidney Lumet Paul Newman, Jack Warden, James Mason, Charlotte Rampling, Wesley Addy, Lindsay Crouse Drama 5 Oscar nominations
Vice Squad Gary Sherman Season Hubley, Wings Hauser, Fred Berry Thriller Embassy Pictures
Victor Victoria Blake Edwards Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, John Rhys-Davies Musical comedy 7 Oscar nominations; based on German film
Visiting Hours Jean-Claude Lord Michael Ironside, Lee Grant Thriller 20th Century Fox
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 Fuller's final U.S. film
The World According to Garp George Roy Hill Robin Williams, Glenn Close, Mary Beth Hurt, John Lithgow Comedy from John Irving novel; 2 Oscar nominations
Wrong Is Right Richard Brooks Sean Connery, Katharine Ross Drama Columbia
Yes, Giorgio Franklin J. Schaffner Luciano Pavarotti, Kathryn Harrold Comedy Pavarotti's only film
Young Doctors in Love Garry Marshall Michael McKean, Sean Young Comedy Marshall's first film
Zapped! Ken Rosenthal Scott Baio, Willie Aames Comedy Embassy Pictures

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