Best Action Movies of 1982

1.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

It is the 23rd century. The Federation Starship U.S.S. Enterprise is on routine training maneuvers and Admiral James T. Kirk seems resigned to the fact that this inspection may well be the last space mission of his career. But Khan is back. Aided by his exiled band of genetic supermen, Khan - brilliant renegade of 20th century Earth - has raided Space Station Regula One, stolen a top secret device called Project Genesis, wrested control of another Federation Starship and sets out in pursuit of the Enterprise, determined to let nothing stand in the way of his mission: kill Admiral Kirk... even if it means universal Armageddon.

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Ricardo Montalban, Bibi Besch, Merritt Butrick ..
Directed by: Nicholas Meyer
Release date: 1982-06-04
2.

First Blood

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo employs heavy-handed guerilla tactics to shake the cops off his tail.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney, Jack Starrett, Michael Talbott, Chris Mulkey, John McLiam, Alf Humphreys, David Caruso ..
Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
Release date: 1982-10-22
3.

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, Valérie Quennessen, William Smith ..
Directed by: John Milius
Release date: 1982-04-02
4.

48 Hrs.

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Starring: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae, James Remar, David Patrick Kelly, Sonny Landham, Brion James, Kerry Sherman, Jonathan Banks ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1982-12-07
5.

Tron

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

As Kevin Flynn searches for proof that he invented a hit video game, he is 'digitized' by a laser and finds himself inside 'The Grid', where programs suffer under the tyrannical rule of the Master Control Program (MCP). With the help of a security program called 'TRON', 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
6.

Class of 1984

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Andy is a new teacher at an inner city high school that is unlike any he has seen before. There are metal detectors at the front door and the place is basically run by a tough kid named Peter Stegman. Soon, Andy and Stegman become enemies and Stegman will stop at nothing to protect his turf and drug dealing business.

Starring: Perry King, Timothy Van Patten, Roddy McDowall, Michael J. Fox, Merrie Lynn Ross, Stefan Arngrim, Keith Knight, Lisa Langlois, Neil Clifford, Al Waxman ..
Directed by: Mark L. Lester
Release date: 1982-08-20
7.

The Beastmaster

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Dar, is the son of a king, who is hunted by a priest after his birth and grows up in another family. When he becomes a grown man his new father is murdered by savages and he discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals, which leads him on his quest for revenge against his father's killers.

Starring: Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, John Amos, Joshua Milrad, Rod Loomis, Ben Hammer, Ralph Strait, Billy Jayne, Christine Kellogg ..
Directed by: Don Coscarelli
Release date: 1982-08-16
8.

Death Wish II

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Paul Kersey is again a vigilante trying to find five punks who murdered his housekeeper and daughter in Los Angeles.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia, J.D. Cannon, Robin Sherwood, Laurence Fishburne, Anthony Franciosa, Ben Frank, Silvana Gallardo, Robert F. Lyons ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1982-02-20
9.

Firefox

4.4
5.9/10 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 : The Scarlet Pimpernel
10.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while posing as the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney in society. Percy falls for and marries the beautiful actress Marguerite St. Just, but she is involved with Chauvelin and Robespierre, and Percy's marriage to her may endanger the Pimpernel's plans to save the little Dauphin

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Ian McKellen, James Villiers, Eleanor David, Malcolm Jamieson, Denis Lill, Ann Firbank, Richard Morant, Julian Fellowes ..
Directed by: Clive Donner
Release date: 1982-11-09
11.

The Grey Fox

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Old West highwayman Bill Miner, known to Pinkertons as "The Gentleman Bandit," is released in 1901 after 33 years in prison, a genial and charming old man. Entering a world unfamiliar to him, he returns to the only thing that gives him purpose — robbery.

Starring: Richard Farnsworth, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue, Wayne Robson, Timothy Webber, Gary Reineke, David Petersen, Don MacKay, Samantha Langevin, Samantha Langevin ..
Directed by: Phillip Borsos
Release date: 1982-12-16
12.

Silent Rage

3.7
5.4/10 IMDB

A mentally ill man in a small Texas town goes on a killing rampage and is fatally wounded by police. When doctors use an experimental serum to bring him back to life, the killer develops superhuman strength and the town sheriff must pursue him.

Starring: Chuck Norris, Ron Silver, Steven Keats, Toni Kalem, William Finley, Brian Libby, Stephen Furst, Stephanie Dunnam, Joyce Ingle, Jay De Plano ..
Directed by: Michael Miller
Release date: 1982-04-02
13.

Chan Is Missing

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest leads them on a humorous, if mundane, journey which illuminates the many problems experienced by Chinese-Americans trying to assimilate into contemporary American society.

Starring: Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, Laureen Chew, Peter Wang, Presco Tabios, Frankie Alarcon, Judy Nihei, Ellen Yeung, George Woo, Emily Woo Yamasaki ..
Directed by: Wayne Wang
Release date: 1982-01-01
14.

The Shadow Riders

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

After starring in "The Sacketts", Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott team up again but this time as Mac and Dal Traven, in a movie based on a classic Louis L'Amour novel. They are brothers, who meet up at the end of the Civil War fighting on opposite sides. They go home only to find their family in dire need and their sisters and brother kidnapped by ruthless raiders. They set out to rescue their family.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Dominique Dunne, Ben Johnson, Geoffrey Lewis, Katharine Ross, Scanlon Gail, Jeff Osterhage, Gene Evans, R. G. Armstrong ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1982-09-28
15.

Barbarosa

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Karl Westover, an inexperienced farm boy, runs away after unintentionally killing a neighbor, whose family pursues him for vengeance. He meets Barbarosa, a gunman of near-mythical proportions, who is himself in danger from his father-in-law Don Braulio, a wealthy Mexican rancher. Don Braulio wants Barbarosa dead for marrying his daughter against the father's will. Barbarosa reluctantly takes the clumsy Karl on as a partner, as both of them look to survive the forces lining up against them.

Starring: Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega, Gilbert Roland, Danny De La Paz, Alma Martinez, George Voskovec, Sharon Compton, Howland Chamberlain ..
Directed by: Fred Schepisi
Release date: 1982-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Knight Rider: Knight of the Phoenix
16.

Knight Rider: Knight of the Phoenix

3.4
7.2/10 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, Lance LeGault, Noel Conlon ..
Directed by: Daniel Haller
Release date: 1982-09-26
17.

The Challenge

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between two brothers, one who follows the traditional path of the samurai and the other a businessman. At the behest of the businessman, Rick undertakes samurai training from the other brother, but joins his cause. He also becomes romantically involved with the samurai's daughter.

Starring: Scott Glenn, Toshiro Mifune, Donna Kei Benz, Atsuo Nakamura, Calvin Jung, Clyde Kusatsu, Sab Shimono, Kiyoaki Nagai, Kenta Fukasaku, Shôgo Shimada ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1982-07-23
18.

Vice Squad

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

An unlikely Hollywood hooker helps a detective set a trap for a mutilator pimp.

Starring: Season Hubley, Gary Swanson, Wings Hauser, Pepe Serna, Beverly Todd, Joseph Di Giroloma, Maurice Emanuel, Wayne Hackett, Nina Blackwood, Sudana Bobatoon ..
Directed by: Gary Sherman
Release date: 1982-01-22
19.

Things Are Tough All Over

3.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman and Prince Habib. Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throught the car.

Starring: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Toni Attell, Mike Bacarella, Billy Beck, Don Bovingloh, Richard 'Moon' Calhoun, Jennifer Condos, John Corrona, Dave Coulier ..
Directed by: Thomas K. Avildsen
Release date: 1982-08-04
20.

Who Dares Wins

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

When SAS Captain Peter Skellen is thrown out of the service for gross misconduct due to unnecessary violence and bullying, he is soon recruited by The People's Lobby, a fanatical group aiming to hold several US dignitaries hostage. But Skellen's dismissal is a front to enable him to get close to the terrorist group. Can he get close enough to stop the Lobby from creating an international incident?

Starring: Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark, Edward Woodward, Robert Webber, Kenneth Griffith, Maurice Roëves, Ingrid Pitt, Patrick Allen, Tony Doyle ..
Directed by: Ian Sharp
Release date: 1982-08-26
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Night Crossing
21.

Night Crossing

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Two men want to escape from East Germany (under Communist rule) but they will only go if they can take their families with them. Based on a true story.

Starring: John Hurt, Jane Alexander, Beau Bridges, Glynnis O'Connor, Klaus Löwitsch, Sky du Mont, Günter Meisner ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1982-02-05
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Dead Easy
22.

Dead Easy

3.2
5.0/10 IMDB

Three young friends trying to break into the entertainment business inadvertently anger a mob boss, setting in motion a chain of events that results in their being hunted by every thug and killer in town.

Starring: Scott Burgess, Rosemary Paul, Tim McKenzie, Max Phipps, Tony Barry, Jack O'Leary, Joe Martin, Barney Combes, Sandy Gore ..
Directed by: Bert Deling
Release date: 1982-09-13
23.

Enigma

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.

Starring: Martin Sheen, Brigitte Fossey, Sam Neill, Derek Jacobi, Michael Lonsdale, Frank Finlay, Warren Clarke, Michel Auclair, Gilles Ségal, Féodor Atkine ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1982-10-15
24.

Forced Vengeance

3.1
5.5/10 IMDB

A casino security guard is forced into violence from when the Hong Kong mob threatens his friends.

Starring: Chuck Norris, Mary Louise Weller, David Opatoshu, Michael Cavanaugh, Camila Griggs, Seiji Sakaguchi, Frank Michael Liu, Bob Minor, Lloyd Kino, Leigh Hamilton ..
Directed by: James Fargo
Release date: 1982-07-30
25.

Attack Force Z

3.1
5.4/10 IMDB

Tim Burstall directs then-up-and-comers Mel Gibson and Sam Neill in this action-packed Cannes Film Festival selection about the grim realities of World War II, a gritty drama based on actual events. Sent to rescue survivors from the site of a plane crash in the South Pacific, Capt. P.G. Kelly (Gibson) and his elite squad of Australian commandos must keep tabs on a defecting Japanese official who could hold the secret to peace.

Starring: John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood, Sylvia Chang, John Waters, Ko Chun-Hsiung, John Waters, Val Champion, Yi Yuan ..
Directed by: Tim Burstall
Release date: 1982-06-01
26.

Mother Lode

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

A couple of youngish adventurers go into the wilderness of British Columbia in search of a lost colleague. Their plane crashes and they find themselves at the mercy of a crazed old Scottish miner, who has lived in isolation for many decades searching the mountain caves for a chamber of long lost gold. He is prepared to do anything - including murder - to keep his gold for himself.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Kim Basinger, Nick Mancuso, John Marley, Dale Wilson, Rocky Zantolas, Marie George ..
Directed by: Charlton Heston
Release date: 1982-08-06
27.

The Sword and the Sorcerer

3.1
5.5/10 IMDB

A mercenary with a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage when he is recruited to help a princess foil a brutal tyrant and a powerful sorcerer's plans to conquer the land.

Starring: Lee Horsley, Richard Lynch, Kathleen Beller, Simon MacCorkindale, George Maharis, Richard Moll, Anthony De Longis, Robert Tessier, Nina van Pallandt, Anna Bjorn ..
Directed by: Albert Pyun
Release date: 1982-04-01
28.

They Call Me Bruce?

3.1
5.6/10 IMDB

While working as a cook for the Cosa Nostra, an Asian immigrant who everyone calls Bruce because of his resemblance to Bruce Lee, is duped into making deliveries of "Chinese Flour"- cocaine - all across the U.S.

Starring: Johnny Yune, Margaux Hemingway, Raf Mauro, Pam Huntington, Martin Azarow, Tony Brande, Bill Capizzi, Harvey Vernon, Heshimu Cumbuka, Bob Hannah ..
Directed by: Elliott Hong
Release date: 1982-11-10
29.

Turkey Shoot

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

In the near future, after an unspecified holocaust, survivors are herded into prison camps. There, they are hunted for sport by the leaders of the camp. Paul, one of the newest prisoners, is determined not to go down as quietly as the others.

Starring: Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig, Carmen Duncan, Noel Ferrier, Lynda Stoner, Roger Ward, Michael Petrovitch, Gus Mercurio, John Ley ..
Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Release date: 1982-03-25
30.

Hanky Panky

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

The complete innocent, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of secrecy and government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she is later murdered, Michael is the chief suspect and on the run.

Starring: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark, Robert Prosky, Josef Sommer, Johnny Sekka, Jay O. Sanders, Sam Gray, Larry Bryggman ..
Directed by: Sidney Poitier
Release date: 1982-06-04
31.

Cleveland Smith, Bounty Hunter

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Early Sam Raimi/Bruce Campbell short.

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Cheryl Guttridge, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi, Robert Tapert, Scott Spiegel ..
Directed by: Josh Becker
Release date: 1982-04-01
32.

Raw Force

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

A group of martial arts students are en route to an island that supposedly is home to the ghosts of martial artists who have lost their honor. A Hitler lookalike and his gang are running a female slavery operation on the island as well. Soon, the two groups meet and all sorts of crazy things happen which include cannibal monks, piranhas, zombies, and more!

Starring: Geoffrey Binney, Hope Holiday, Jillian Kesner, John Dresden, Jennifer Holmes, Carl Anthony, Carla Reynolds, Mark Tanous, Camille Keaton, Jewel Shepard ..
Directed by: Edward D. Murphy
Release date: 1982-07-01
33.

The Soldier

2.9
5.2/10 IMDB

Terrorists take over a plutonium bomb and threaten to detonate it in a Saudi Arabian oil field. A special anti-terrorist unit is sent in to stop them.

Starring: Ken Wahl, Alberta Watson, Joaquim de Almeida, Klaus Kinski, Jeremiah Sullivan, William Prince, Peter Hooten, Steve James, Alexander Spencer, Bill Anagnos ..
Directed by: James Glickenhaus
Release date: 1982-06-01
34.

Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann

2.8
5.4/10 IMDB

Lyle Swann is a successful off-road racer who mistakenly gets sent back in time 100 years. When a band of outlaws robs Swann of his motorcycle, he's forced to outfox the gangsters and give in to the seductions of a gorgeous local lady. With only his smarts and a map from an Exxon station, Lyle must try to make it out of the Old West alive and find a way back to modern times.

Starring: Fred Ward, Peter Coyote, L. Q. Jones, Tracey Walter, Richard Masur, Belinda Bauer, Ed Lauter, Chris Mulkey, Macon McCalman, Jonathan Bahnks ..
Directed by: William Dear
Release date: 1982-08-27
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Curse of Evil
35.

Curse of Evil

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

13 family members are murdered and then dumped in a well. 30 years later their descendants are cursed...

Starring: Jason Pai Piao, Lau Siu-Kwan, Wong Ching-Ho, Lau Nga-Lai, Yau Chui-Ling, Eric Chan Ga-Kei, Lily Li Li-Li, Ngaai Fei, Tai Liang-Chun, Wang Lai ..
Directed by: Kuei Chih-Hung
Release date: 1982-01-01
36.

Warlords of the 21st Century

2.7
5.0/10 IMDB

It's the 21st century, the Oil Wars have made a mess of the planet and the land outside major cities is lawless. After Hunter comes to the aid of Corlie, who has run away from the villainous Straker, he takes her to the peaceful community of Clearwater. Unfortunately for the citizens of Clearwater, Straker fully intends to get Corlie back.

Starring: Michael Beck, Annie McEnroe, James Wainwright, Bruno Lawrence, John Bach, Randy Powell, John Ratzenberger, Mark Hadlow, Marshall Napier, Oona Menges ..
Directed by: Harley Cokeliss
Release date: 1982-01-01
37.

The Pirate Movie

2.7
5.2/10 IMDB

A comedy/musical utilizing both new songs and parodies from the original (Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance), as well as references to popular films of the time, including Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. In your typical boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy fights girl with swords plot, the story revolves around Mabel ...

Starring: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton, Bill Kerr, Maggie Kirkpatrick, Kate Ferguson, Rhonda Burchmore, Linda Nagle ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1982-08-06
38.

Freedom

2.6
6.8/10 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 : Nomad Riders
39.

Nomad Riders

2.6
4.8/10 IMDB

A man seeks violent revenge on a group of thugs who violently murdered his family.

Starring: Tony Laschi, Wayne Chema, Richard Kluck, Stephen Fusci ..
Directed by: Frank Roach
Release date: 1982-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Running on Empty
40.

Running on Empty

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

Mike loves his fast cars and his hot women. When he fancies the girlfriend of the local street racing king, Fox, he gets way in over his head in racing for his girl, his money and his life. Through racing, sex, nightclubs and small road trips the film depicts what it was like to be a teenager in Australia in the 1980's.

Starring: Terry Serio, Deborah Conway, Vangelis Mourikis, Grahame Bond, Bob Barrett, Warren Blondell, Jon Darling, Peter Davies, Kristoffer Greaves, Paul Johnstone ..
Directed by: John Clark
Release date: 1982-08-05
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Brain 17
41.

Brain 17

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

Brain is the world's greatest computer, and also the most intelligent being on planet Earth. One day, Brain decides to abandon its terrestrial moorings, and it's up to The Defenders to track it down. Unfortunately, Brain has developed an amazing army of deadly giant robots, including one with a huge "17" emblazoned on its chest-plate, with which it plans to subjugate its creators. A young boy whose family was killed by Brain's followers manages to activate Daitetsujin 17, which thereafter comes to his rescue whenever he is in danger from Brain's minions.

Starring: Masahiro Kamiya, Ulf Otsuki, Tadao Nakamaru, Midori Takei, G? Haraguchi, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Yamaguchi, Lucia Santo, Mio Ota, Kenji Tamiya ..
Directed by: Michael Part, Minoru Yamada
Release date: 1982-06-06
42.

Blood Tide

2.5
4.2/10 IMDB

An adventurer hunting for treasure in Greece accidentally frees a monster that forces local villagers to sacrifice virgins.

Starring: James Earl Jones, José Ferrer, Lila Kedrova, Mary Louise Weller, Martin Kove, Lydia Cornell, Deborah Shelton, Sofia Seirli, Despina Tomazani, Rania Photiou ..
Directed by: Richard Jefferies
Release date: 1982-09-01
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Kung Fu from Beyond the Grave
43.

Kung Fu from Beyond the Grave

2.5
5.9/10 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
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Tiger Joe
44.

Tiger Joe

2.5
5.2/10 IMDB

On one of his last trips before retirement, a plane of an illegal gunrunner in Vietnam is shot down where he hooks up Annie Belle, a humanitarian rebel.

Starring: David Warbeck, Tony King, Luciano Pigozzi, Annie Belle, Giancarlo Badessi, Rene Abadeza ..
Directed by: Antonio Margheriti
Release date: 1982-08-12
45.

Cat vs. Rat

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Chan Chiao a.k.a. The Cat (Adam Cheng) and Pai Yu-tang a.k.a. The Rat (Alexander Fu Sheng) compete in various flamboyantly choreographed duels before realizing that they must seek the judgment of their master (Lau Kar-wing). He disappoints them by ruling that their abilities are perfectly equal, then being so completely impartial as to give the Rat a nine-ringed sword which he can use to defeat the Cat, and giving the Cat a spear to defeat the sword which he just gave the Rat. A few more contests result in ties before a subplot gets underway involving a precious jade seal owned by the Emperor Yung Hsi (Gordon Lau) and the thieves out to steal it. This, finally, is what forces the Cat and Rat to work together and overcome their rivalry.

Starring: Adam Cheng, Alexander Fu Sheng, Hsiao Ho, Kara Hui, Bruce Lau Kar-Wing, Gordon Liu Chia-Hui, Wong Ching-Ho, Lydia Shum Tin-Ha, Johnny Wang Lung-Wei, King Lee King-Chu ..
Directed by: Liu Chia-Liang
Release date: 1982-09-29
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Deadly Encounter
46.

Deadly Encounter

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

A veteran pilot finds himself knee-deep in trouble when his ex-girlfriend shows up at his doorstep in a terrible state. She knows the whereabouts of an immense fortune, and the Mafia is hot on her trail.

Starring: Larry Hagman, Susan Anspach, James Gammon, Michael C. Gwynne, José Chávez, Jack Dunlap, Arnold Jeffers, Hank Hendrick, Roger La Rue, Glenn Miller ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1982-12-19
47.

Trapped

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A group of college students accidentally see a local redneck kill his wife. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse ensues, with the students trying to escape the area while the killer sets out to eliminate the witnesses who can tie him to the murder.

Starring: Henry Silva, Nicholas Campbell, Barbara Gordon, Gina Dick, Joy Thompson, Ralph Benmergui, Sam Malkin, Stuart Culpepper, John Rutter, Danone Camden ..
Directed by: William Fruet
Release date: 1982-05-28
48.

Sorceress

2.3
4.4/10 IMDB

To maintain his powers, the evil wizard Traigon must sacrifice his firstborn child to the god Caligara. His wife, however, has other ideas and runs away after giving birth with her twin daughters. Before dying, she hands the girls over to the warrior Krona who promises to raise them as great soldiers. Twenty years later, Traigon returns and begins hunting down his daughters once again. Will the twins, with the help of the Barbarian Erlik and the Viking Baldar, be able to defeat their father?

Starring: Leigh Harris, Lynette Harris, Roberto Nelson, David Millbern, Bruno Rey, Ana De Sade, Roberto Ballesteros, Douglas Sanders, Tony Stevens, Miguel Ángel Fuentes ..
Directed by: Jack Hill
Release date: 1982-03-01
49.

The Junkman

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

As film-maker Harlan Hollis drives to a James Dean festival, he's unaware that killers are tracking his every move. The fast and furious race to avoid their net, stay alive and discover who is behind this lethal plan, will take Hollis through a fiery battle, turning highways and city streets into a blazing junkyard.

Starring: H.B. Halicki, Christopher Stone, Susan Shaw, Lang Jeffries, Bruce Cameron, Jack Vacek, Kelly Busia, Richard L. Muse, Freddy Cannon, Sharon McCreedy ..
Directed by: H.B. Halicki
Release date: 1982-08-28
Best Action Movies of 1982 : Fist of Death
50.

Fist of Death

2.1
4.2/10 IMDB

Master Lee founded the Koryo Martial Arts Training Hall in Shanghai. Having a common goal, Master Lee and Master Jang of the Chinese 18 Fighting Skill Training Hall set up an anti-Japanese organization. Major Harada of Japanese Special Operations plans to destroy the anti-Japanese organization. On his way to the Korea-China coalition meeting, Master Lee is cut down by Japanese warrior's sword. When Master Lee's son, Lee So-ryong, attacks a Japanese training hall, Harada asks the Chinese National Security Department to take care of him. Sung-ryong of the National Security Department is suspicious of Hwang Baek-sun. Baek-sun has donated funs to the Korea-China coalition but has not been attacked for it. Also, Baek-sun is close friends with Harada. Harada orders his men to get rid of So-ryong and Sung-ryong but they defeat the Japanese warrior and escape.

Starring: Kim Tae-Jeong, Jackie Chang ..
Directed by: Ng Ka Chun, Choe Dong-Joon
Release date: 1982-01-23

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