Best Action Movies of 1982

1.

Conan the Barbarian

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A film adaptation of the classic sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. A horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for years on The Wheel of Pain. As the sole survivor of the childhood massacre, Conan is released from slavery and taught the ancient arts of fighting. Transforming himself into a killing machine, Conan travels into the wilderness to seek vengeance on Thulsa Doom, the man responsible for killing his family. In the wilderness, Conan takes up with the thieves Valeria and Subotai. The group comes upon King Osric, who wants the trio of warriors to help rescue his daughter who has joined Doom in the hills.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman, Cassandra Gava, Ben Davidson, Gerry Lopez, Mako Iwamatsu, Valérie Quennessen, William Smith ..
Directed by: John Milius
Release date: 1982-04-02
2.

Tron

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

As Kevin Flynn searches for proof that he invented a hit video game, he is "digitalized" by a laser and finds himself inside The Grid, where programs suffer under the tyrannical rule of the Master Control Program. With the help of TRON, a security program, Flynn seeks to free The Grid from the MCP.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Barnard Hughes, Dan Shor, Peter Jurasik, Tony Stephano, Craig Chudy, Vince Deadrick Jr. ..
Directed by: Steven Lisberger
Release date: 1982-07-09
3.

Firefox

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called 'Firefox'. Worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon—as there are rumours that it is undetectable by radar—the British send ex-Vietnam War pilot, Mitchell Gant on a covert mission into the Soviet Union to steal the Firefox.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, David Huffman, Warren Clarke, Ronald Lacey, Kenneth Colley, Klaus Löwitsch, Nigel Hawthorne, Stefan Schnabel, Thomas Hill ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1982-06-13
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Kung Fu from Beyond the Grave
4.

Kung Fu from Beyond the Grave

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

On the 7th month of the lunar calendar, all ghosts and spirits are active and get to walk the earth for the month so that they can find a way to reincarnate. During one of these nights, a young kid named Chun Sing (Billy Chong), is visited by his dead Father. Chun Sing's father states that he was murdered by a man named Kam Tai Fu (Lo Lieh). And as you may have guessed, Chun Sing must avenge his father's death. It won't be easy though because Kam Tai Fu has some help in the form of a Black Magician (Ta Hsi Yen) and his evil gung fu.

Starring: Billy Chong, Lo Lieh, Addy Sung Gam-Loi, Hui Pooi-Yung, Alan Chui Chung-San, Lai Kim-Hung, Fang Mian, Ou-Yang Sha-Fei ..
Directed by: Lee Chiu
Release date: 1982-02-19
5.

Cain & Abel

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

In this modern-day version of the biblical legend on Cain and Abel, strong-willed matriarch Señora Pina favors her younger son Ellis over the older Loren whom she blames for the death of her husband. Ellis grows up cowardly and spoiled while Loren becomes a responsible family man despite his increasing resentment towards his mother. What began as a sibling rivalry develops into a deep feud that would later escalate into a large-scale war - with all the mayhem and bloodshed.

Starring: Phillip Salvador, Christopher de Leon, Carmi Martin, Cecille Castillo, Baby Delgado, Mona Lisa, Ruel Vernal, Michael Sandico, Venchito Galvez, Tonio Guiterrez ..
Directed by: Lino Brocka
Release date: 1982-10-07
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Five Fingers of Steel
6.

Five Fingers of Steel

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

A ruthless thug and deadly boxer attempts to overrun a fearful town by employing his powerful gang of henchmen to shake down the defenseless citizens, but when they go too far and kill an elderly boxer, the rage with which one man strikes back channels the power of an entire community.

Starring: Tiet Wo Chu, Wing-Hon Cheung, Hwang Jang-Lee, Hsueh-Ming Liao, Biu Chan Wong ..
Directed by: Vincent Leung
Release date: 1982-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Freedom
7.

Freedom

2.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Ron, a young man in his late teens or early 20s, but emotionally younger, has no visible, employable assets, yet rails at his status in life -- blaming everyone for the fact that his dreams are not coming true.

Starring: Jon Blake, Candy Raymond, Jad Capelja, Charles Tingwell, Max Cullen, Chris Haywood, Reg Lye, John Clayton, Greg Rowe ..
Directed by: Scott Hicks
Release date: 1982-04-01
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Knight Rider: Knight of the Phoenix
8.

Knight Rider: Knight of the Phoenix

2.4
7.4/10 IMDB

Feature length pilot for the TV Series Knight Rider

Starring: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Patricia McPherson, Phyllis Davis, Pamela Susan Shoop, Barret Oliver, Michael D. Roberts, Bert Rosario ..
Directed by: Daniel Haller
Release date: 1982-09-26
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Little Mad Guy
9.

Little Mad Guy

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Slapstick humor and over the top martial arts action highlight this madcap adventure tale of a simpleton who fights for the people.

Starring: Ng Ming-Choi, Cheng-Wu Yang, Yuen Siu-Tien ..
Directed by: Hsing-Lai Wang
Release date: 1982-02-01
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Players
10.

Players

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Cartoon tennis match, with players based on Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.

Directed by: John Halas, Petr Sís
Release date: 1982-11-12

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