Best Drama Movies of 1982

1.

Pink Floyd: The Wall

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David, Bob Geldof, Alex McAvoy, Jenny Wright, Kevin McKeon, Bob Hoskins, David Bingham, Ellis Dale ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1982-07-14
2.

Blade Runner

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Brion James, Joe Turkel, Joanna Cassidy ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 1982-06-25
3.

Gandhi

6.4
8.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, Rohini Hattangadi, John Mills, Martin Sheen, Ian Charleson, Roshan Seth ..
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Release date: 1982-11-30
4.

Rocky III

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter rival Apollo Creed for a rematch with Lang.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Tony Burton, Mr. T, Hulk Hogan, Ian Fried, Al Silvani ..
Directed by: Sylvester Stallone
Release date: 1982-05-28
5.

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
6.

The Verdict

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason, Milo O’Shea, Lindsay Crouse, Edward Binns, Julie Bovasso, Roxanne Hart, James Handy ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1982-12-08
7.

Missing

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to Chile to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he uncovers a trail of cover-ups that implicate the US State department which supports the dictatorship.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, John Shea, Melanie Mayron, Charles Cioffi, David Clennon, Richard Venture, Jerry Hardin, Richard Bradford, Joe Regalbuto ..
Directed by: Costa-Gavras
Release date: 1982-02-12
8.

The Secret of NIMH

5.5
7.5/10 IMDB

A widowed field mouse must move her family -- including an ailing son -- to escape a farmer's plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of superintelligent, escaped lab rats, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.

Starring: Derek Jacobi, Elizabeth Hartman, Arthur Malet, Dom DeLuise, Hermione Baddeley, Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton, Jodi Hicks, Ian Fried, John Carradine ..
Directed by: Don Bluth
Release date: 1982-06-17
9.

Sophie's Choice

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin, Stephen D. Newman, Greta Turken, Josh Mostel, Marcell Rosenblatt, Moishe Rosenfeld, Robin Bartlett ..
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1982-12-08
10.

An Officer and a Gentleman

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Zack Mayo is an aloof, taciturn man who aspires to be a navy pilot. Once he arrives at training camp for his 13-week officer's course, Mayo runs afoul of abrasive, no-nonsense drill Sergeant Emil Foley. Mayo is an excellent cadet, but a little cold around the heart, so Foley rides him mercilessly, sensing that the young man would be prime officer material if he weren't so self-involved. Zack's affair with a working girl is likewise compromised by his unwillingness to give of himself.

Starring: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett Jr., David Keith, Robert Loggia, Lisa Blount, Lisa Eilbacher, Harold Sylvester, David Caruso, Grace Zabriskie ..
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Release date: 1982-07-28
11.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe, Fast Times follows a group of high school students growing up in Southern California. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. At the center of the film is Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer who faces-off with the resolute Mr. Hand—a man convinced that everyone is on dope.

Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Brian Backer, Robert Romanus, Ray Walston, Scott Thomson, Vincent Schiavelli, Amanda Wyss ..
Directed by: Amy Heckerling
Release date: 1982-08-13
12.

The World According to Garp

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A struggling young writer finds his life and work dominated by his unfaithful wife and his radical feminist mother, whose best-selling manifesto turns her into a cultural icon.

Starring: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Swoosie Kurtz, Peter Michael Goetz, Jenny Wright, John Irving ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1982-08-13
13.

Evil Under the Sun

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.

Starring: Peter Ustinov, Jane Birkin, Nicholas Clay, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Denis Quilley, Roddy McDowall, James Mason, Sylvia Miles, Colin Blakely ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1982-03-05
14.

The Year of Living Dangerously

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There—on the eve of an attempted coup—he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to and vast knowledge of the Indonesian people, and also falls in love with a British national.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Michael Murphy, Bill Kerr, Noel Ferrier, Bembol Roco, Paul Sonkkila, Domingo Landicho, Kuh Ledesma ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 1982-12-17
15.

Diner

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their responsibilities, leaving the Diner behind.

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser, Kathryn Dowling, Michael Tucker, Jessica James ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 1982-04-02
16.

Deathtrap

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.

Starring: Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth, Henry Jones, Joe Silver, Tony DiBenedetto, Al LeBreton, Francis B. Creamer Jr., Stewart Klein ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1982-03-19
17.

Annie

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is selected. While Annie gets accustomed to living in Warbucks' mansion, she still longs to meet her parents. So Warbucks announces a search for them and a reward, which brings out many frauds.

Starring: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Geoffrey Holder, Roger Minami, Toni Ann Gisondi, Rosanne Sorrentino ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1982-06-18
18.

The Plague Dogs

4.8
7.7/10 IMDB

Two dogs, Rowf and Snitter, stuggle to survive in the countryside after escaping from an animal research laboratory. They are pursued by search parties and then the military after rumors spread that they could be carrying the bubonic plague.

Starring: John Hurt, Christopher Benjamin, James Bolam, Nigel Hawthorne, Warren Mitchell, Judy Geeson, Patrick Stewart, Brian Stirner, Penelope Lee, Geoffrey Matthews ..
Directed by: Martin Rosen
Release date: 1982-10-21
19.

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
20.

The Man from Snowy River

4.5
7.2/10 IMDB

Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet.

Starring: Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan, Kirk Douglas, Tommy Dysart, Bruce Kerr, David Bradshaw, Sigrid Thornton, Jack Thompson, Tony Bonner, June Jago ..
Directed by: George T. Miller
Release date: 1982-03-25
21.

White Dog

4.4
7.0/10 IMDB

A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that’s been raised to kill black people.

Starring: Kristy McNichol, Paul Winfield, Burl Ives, Jameson Parker, Christa Lang, Vernon Weddle, Karl Lewis Miller, Karrie Emerson, Helen Siff, Glen Garner ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1982-07-07
Best Drama Movies of 1982 : Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
22.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

4.3
8.4/10 IMDB

In 1846, Anthony Hope sails into London with the mysterious Sweeney Todd, a once-naive barber whose life and marriage was uprooted by a corrupt justice system. Todd confides in Nellie Lovett, the owner of a local meat pie shop, and the two become partners, as Todd swears revenge on those that have wronged him and decides to take up his old profession.

Starring: Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, Edmund Lyndeck, Cris Groenendaal, Calvin Remsberg, Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, Cris Groenendaal, Sara Woods, Edmund Lyndeck ..
Directed by: Terry Hughes, Hal Prince
Release date: 1982-09-12
Best Drama Movies of 1982 : Querelle
23.

Querelle

4.1
6.6/10 IMDB

A handsome Belgian sailor on shore leave in the port of Brest, who is also a drug-smuggler and murderer, embarks upon a voyage of highly charged and violent homosexual self-discovery that will change him forever from the man he once was.

Starring: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet, Hanno Pöschl, Günther Kaufmann, Burkhard Driest, Roger Fritz, Dieter Schidor, Natja Brunckhorst ..
Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Release date: 1982-08-05
24.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

The powerful tales of seven diverse African-American women are woven together in this 1982 performance of Ntozake Shange's Obie Award-winning landmark play. A breakthrough portrayal of black women's experiences in America, the story combines music, poetry and dance to celebrate their unique culture while painting a poignant portrait of their terrible struggles.

Starring: Sarita Allen, Trazana Beverley, Laurie Carlos, Gregory T. Daniel, Jackie Davis, Pedro De Pool, Lisa Henley, Roger Hill, Brent Jennings, Charles Johnson ..
Directed by: Oz Scott
Release date: 1982-02-23
25.

Honkytonk Man

4.0
6.6/10 IMDB

During the Great Depression, a young boy leaves his family's Oklahoma farm to travel with his country musician uncle who is trying out for the Grand Ole Opry.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, John McIntire, Alexa Kenin, Verna Bloom, Matt Clark, Barry Corbin, Jerry Hardin, Tim Thomerson, Macon McCalman ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1982-12-15
26.

Frances

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.

Starring: Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Bart Burns, Jonathan Banks, Bonnie Bartlett, Donald Craig, Sarah Cunningham, Kevin Costner, J. Michael Flynn ..
Directed by: Graeme Clifford
Release date: 1982-12-03
Best Drama Movies of 1982 : The Blue and the Gray
27.

The Blue and the Gray

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

This movie is also in existance as a 3 part miniseries. America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. The plot revolves around the families of two sisters; Maggie Geyser and Evelyn Hale. The Geysers are farmers who reside near Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Hales own a small newspaper in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Geysers are generally indifferent to the issue of slavery, but are sympathetic to the Southern cause. The lone exception in the family is son John, an artistic young man who becomes sympathetic to the plight of Southern slaves and free Negroes. The Hales are pro-Union and anti-slavery, but, like many Northerners at the time, they hope for a peaceful solution to the nation's problems.

Release date: 1982-06-16
Best Drama Movies of 1982 : The Scarlet Pimpernel
28.

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
29.

Made in Britain

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

After being sent to a detention centre, a teenage skinhead clashes with the social workers who want to conform him to the status quo.

Starring: Tim Roth, Bill Stewart, Geoffrey Hutchings, Sean Chapman, Eric Richard, Christopher Fulford, Terry Richards, John Bleasdale, Noel Diacomo, Maurice Quick ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1982-02-25
30.

My Favorite Year

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

New York City, 1954: Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show. His idol Alan Swann, an actor with a drinking problem, is to be that week's guest star.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna, Bill Macy, Lainie Kazan, Anne De Salvo, Basil Hoffman, Lou Jacobi, Adolph Green ..
Directed by: Richard Benjamin
Release date: 1982-10-01
Best Drama Movies of 1982 : Taboo II
31.

Taboo II

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

The story of seduction continues from the Scott family to the McBride’s, where mother and son, brother and sister, father and daughter enter the perverse world of incestuous pleasures.

Starring: Dorothy LeMay, Honey Wilder, Kevin James, Eric Edwards, Kay Parker, Juliet Anderson, Tammy, Cara Lott, Crystal Dawn, Brooke Bennett ..
Directed by: Kirdy Stevens
Release date: 1982-05-03
32.

Moonlighting

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and separation from their families. Nowak is the only one of the group who speaks English, and he uses this as a tool over his team. When the unrest in Poland leads to a military takeover, Nowak is faced with a much more difficult situation than he expected.

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Ji?í Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz, Denis Holmes, David Calder, Trevor Cooper, David Gant, Jenifer Landor, Kenny Ireland ..
Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski
Release date: 1982-09-18
Best Drama Movies of 1982 : A Piano for Mrs. Cimino
33.

A Piano for Mrs. Cimino

3.7
7.7/10 IMDB

An elderly widow must find meaning and activity in her life when her son suggests she is no longer capable of handling her own affairs.

Starring: Bette Davis, Penny Fuller, Christopher Guest, George Hearn, Graham Jarvis, Alexa Kenin, Keenan Wynn, Paul Roebling, LeRoy Schulz, Walter Marsh ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1982-02-03
34.

Making Love

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A perfect typical LA couple find their happily-ever-after life broken when Zach confronts his long-repressed attraction for other men.

Starring: Michael Ontkean, Harry Hamlin, Kate Jackson, Wendy Hiller, Arthur Hill, Nancy Olson, John Dukakis, Terry Kiser, Michael Dudikoff, Asher Brauner ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1982-02-12
35.

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
Best Drama Movies of 1982 : The Long Summer of George Adams
36.

The Long Summer of George Adams

3.6
7.4/10 IMDB

A middle-age man, in small-town Middle America, lives a momentous year in the mid-20th century.

Starring: James Garner, Joan Hackett, Alex Harvey, Juanin Clay, Anjanette Comer, David Graf, Helena Humann, Jessie Lee Fulton, Bill Thurman, Marla Maddoux ..
Directed by: Stuart Margolin
Release date: 1982-01-18
37.

Shoot the Moon

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.

Starring: Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen, Peter Weller, Dana Hill, Viveka Davis, Tracey Gold, Tina Yothers, George Murdock, O-Lan Jones ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1982-01-22
38.

Q

3.6
6.0/10 IMDB

New York police are bemused by reports of a giant flying lizard that has been spotted around the rooftops of New York, until the lizard starts to eat people. An out-of-work ex-con is the only person who knows the location of the monster's nest and is determined to turn the knowledge to his advantage, but will his gamble pay off or will he end up as lizard food?

Starring: Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, Richard Roundtree, David Carradine, James Dixon, Malachy McCourt, Fred J. Scollay, Peter Hock, Ron Cey, Mary Louise Weller ..
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Release date: 1982-09-08
39.

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives.

Starring: Cher, Sandy Dennis, Karen Black, Sudie Bond, Kathy Bates, Marta Heflin, Mark Patton, Caroline Aaron, Ruth Miller, Gena Ramsel ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1982-11-12
40.

Smithereens

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene.

Starring: Susan Berman, Richard Hell, Brad Rijn, Nada Despotovich, Roger Jett, Kitty Summerall, Joni Ruth White, D.J. O'Neill, Pamela Speed, Edie Schecter ..
Directed by: Susan Seidelman
Release date: 1982-11-19
Best Drama Movies of 1982 : Ivanhoe
41.

Ivanhoe

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars, and finds England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in the power-struggle for the throne of England.

Starring: Anthony Andrews, James Mason, Sam Neill, Michael Hordern, Julian Glover, Ronald Pickup, David Robb, Stuart Wilson, Michael Gothard, Tony Haygarth ..
Directed by: Douglas Camfield
Release date: 1982-02-23
Best Drama Movies of 1982 : Don't Go to Sleep
42.

Don't Go to Sleep

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

One year after a young girl dies in a car accident, her sister begins seeing visions of her, while the family home is plagued by strange happenings.

Starring: Dennis Weaver, Valerie Harper, Robin Ignico, Kristin Cumming, Oliver Robins, Claudette Nevins, Ruth Gordon, Robert Webber, Marilyn Coleman, Tim Haldeman ..
Directed by: Richard Lang
Release date: 1982-12-10
43.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.

Starring: Diane Lane, Ray Winstone, Peter Donat, David Clennon, John Lehne, Cynthia Sikes, Laura Dern, Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Barry Ford ..
Directed by: Lou Adler
Release date: 1982-10-01
Best Drama Movies of 1982 : Tex
44.

Tex

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Coming-of-age story about two teenage brothers in rural Oklahoma and their struggle to grow up on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.

Starring: Matt Dillon, Jim Metzler, Meg Tilly, Emilio Estevez, Ben Johnson, Bill McKinney, Frances Lee McCain, Phil Brock, Pamela Ludwig, Jack Thibeau ..
Directed by: Tim Hunter
Release date: 1982-07-30
45.

The Executioner's Song

3.4
7.0/10 IMDB

In this fact-based made-for TV film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. As their relationship quickly deteriorates, Gary goes on a murderous rampage, leaving two dead. During his trial, he demands capital punishment; a media circus ensues and outsiders look to profit from his story.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Christine Lahti, Rosanna Arquette, Eli Wallach, Steven Keats, Jordan Clarke, Richard Venture, Jenny Wright, Kenneth O'Brien, John Dennis Johnston ..
Directed by: Lawrence Schiller
Release date: 1982-09-10
Best Drama Movies of 1982 : The Ballroom of Romance
46.

The Ballroom of Romance

3.4
7.9/10 IMDB

A lonely farmer's daughter hopes to find love at the village ballroom.

Starring: Brenda Fricker, John Kavanagh, Cyril Cusack, Niall Toibin, Bríd Brennan, Mick Lally, Ingrid Craigie, Joe Pilkington, Pat Leavy, Robert Carrickford ..
Directed by: Pat O'Connor
Release date: 1982-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1982 : I Ought to Be in Pictures
47.

I Ought to Be in Pictures

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has been out of Libby's life for 16 of her 19 years. Libby arrives in LA on a Tuesday and phones Dad the one night that Stephanie, who does Jane Fonda's hair, stays over. Stephanie is there the next morning when Libby decides she needs to tell her story face-to-face.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Dinah Manoff, Lance Guest, Michael Dudikoff, Calvin Ander, Shelby Balik, Larry Barton, Eugene Butler, Bill Cross ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1982-03-26
48.

Personal Best

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Young sprinter Chris Cahill is having difficulty reaching her potential as an athlete, until she meets established track star Tory Skinner. As Tory and her coach help Chris with her training, the two women form friendship that evolves into a romantic relationship. Their intimacy, however, becomes complicated when Chris' improvement causes them to be competitors for the Olympic team.

Starring: Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Patrice Donnelly, Kenny Moore, Jim Moody, Kari G. Peyton, Jodi Anderson, Maren Seidler, Martha Watson, Emily Dole ..
Directed by: Robert Towne
Release date: 1982-02-05
49.

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
Best Drama Movies of 1982 : Brimstone & Treacle
50.

Brimstone & Treacle

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.

Starring: Sting, Denholm Elliott, Joan Plowright, Suzanna Hamilton, Benjamin Whitrow, Dudley Sutton, Mary MacLeod, Tim Preece, Elizabeth Bradley, Hugh Walters ..
Directed by: Richard Loncraine
Release date: 1982-10-01

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