Best Family Movies of 1982


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

7.9/10 IMDB

An alien is left behind on Earth and saved by the 10-year-old Elliot who decides to keep him hidden in his home. While a task force hunts for the extra-terrestrial, Elliot, his brother, and his little sister Gertie form an emotional bond with their new friend, and try to help him find his way home.

Starring: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Robert MacNaughton, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Erika Eleniak, Sean Frye, C. Thomas Howell, K.C. Martel, David M. O'Dell ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1982-06-11

The Snowman

8.2/10 IMDB

A young boy makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, which comes to life at midnight and takes him on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Starring: David Bowie, Raymond Briggs, Mel Smith, David Bowie, Raymond Briggs ..
Directed by: Dianne Jackson, Jimmy T. Murakami
Release date: 1982-12-26

The Secret of NIMH

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

The Last Unicorn

7.3/10 IMDB

From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue, a now middle-aged woman who dreamed all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard.

Starring: Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Tammy Grimes, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee, Nellie Bellflower, Don Messick, Keenan Wynn, Robert Klein ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1982-11-19

The Dark Crystal

7.1/10 IMDB

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.

Starring: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Brian Muehl, Stephen Garlick, Lisa Maxwell, Billie Whitelaw, Percy Edwards ..
Directed by: Frank Oz, Jim Henson
Release date: 1982-12-17


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: 1982-05-21

The Man from Snowy River

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 lowlands 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

The Toy

5.8/10 IMDB

On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers many indignities as Eric's "toy", but gradually teaches the lonely boy what it is like to have and to be a friend.

Starring: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty, Scott Schwartz, Teresa Ganzel, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Tony King, Annazette Chase, Don Hood, Karen Leslie-Lyttle ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1982-12-10

The Flight of Dragons

7.6/10 IMDB

The realm of magic is being threatened by the realm of logic, so Carolinus, the green wizard decides to shield it for all time. Ommadon, the evil red wizard, stands in his way. Carolinus then calls for a quest that is to be led by a man named Peter Dickinson, who is the first man of both the realms of science and magic. It is Peter's job to defeat Ommadon.

Starring: James Earl Jones, Harry Morgan, John Ritter, James Gregory, Bob McFadden, Alexandra Stoddart, Victor Buono, Nellie Bellflower, Don Messick, Larry Storch ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1982-08-17

Savannah Smiles

7.1/10 IMDB

The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not too bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures as the police web closes down on the supposed kidnappers.

Starring: Mark Miller, Donovan Scott, Bridgette Andersen, Chris Robinson, Michael Parks, Peter Graves, Barbara Stanger, Pat Morita, Philip Abbott, Fran Ryan ..
Directed by: Pierre De Moro
Release date: 1982-04-09

Grease 2

4.5/10 IMDB

It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he fix up an old motorcycle, don a leather jacket, avoid a rumble with the leader of the T-Birds, and win the heart of Pink Lady Stephanie?

Starring: Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy, Pamela Adlon, Alison Price, Matt Lattanzi, Adrian Zmed, Peter Frechette, Christopher McDonald ..
Directed by: Patricia Birch
Release date: 1982-06-11
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Six Pack

Six Pack

5.9/10 IMDB

Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases down the miscreants, who turn out to be six orphan children. He has no recourse to the law, for the corrupt local sheriff takes most of the proceeds of their thievery in exchange for not putting them in an orphanage. They are charming rogues who are in turn charmed by him. Disliking their arrangement with the sheriff, they stow away with him, and he finds himself becoming a reluctant stepfather. Thanks to their enthusiasm and incredible mechanical know-how, he begins to make a name for himself on the racing circuit. But the sheriff doesn't take kindly to losing his extra income...

Starring: Kenny Rogers, Diane Lane, Erin Gray, Barry Corbin, Terry Kiser, Anthony Michael Hall, Buddy Baker, Lori Randolph ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1982-07-16
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes

7.2/10 IMDB

70 favourite traditional songs and rhymes presented as a pop-up book which comes to life through animation, puppetry & live performances. The beautiful visual world draws on the work of such classic children's illustrators as Arthur Rackham (Peter Pan) & John Tenniel (Alice in Wonderland). A delightful musical score by Tony & Grammy winning composer John Du Prez, features everything form Northumbrian pipes to Baroque orchestra, folk guitar, early instruments, military band, fairground organ & even a singing sheep (courtesy of Percy Edwards).

Starring: Isla St Clair, Floella Benjamin, Martin Carthy, Shirley Collins, Valentine Dyall, John Du Prez ..
Directed by: Mike Milburn-Foster
Release date: 1982-03-31
Best Family Movies of 1982 : A Wedding on Waltons Mountain

A Wedding on Waltons Mountain

7.2/10 IMDB

Erin Walton is considering marrying her boyfriend Paul but her old boyfriend Ashley, who left for the war and married someone else, lived through his wife's death and would like to get Erin back, but Paul is not going to give her up so easily. Also Mary Ellen's boyfriend Jonesy who's a veterinarian is trying to establish a practice but everybody doesn't think he is competent. And Ben who has been minding the lumber business while their father's with their ailing mother in Arizona is having some problems and everybody's worried that he's digging himself a hole that he might not get out of.

Starring: Ralph Waite, Jon Walmsley, Judy Norton, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott, David W. Harper, Kami Cotler, Joe Conley, Ronnie Claire Edwards, Ellen Corby ..
Directed by: Lee Philips
Release date: 1982-02-02
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain

Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain

6.9/10 IMDB

Mary Ellen marries Jonesy but they don't exactly have a good start.

Starring: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Jon Walmsley, Judy Norton, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott, David W. Harper, Kami Cotler, Joe Conley, Ronnie Claire Edwards ..
Directed by: Gwen Arner
Release date: 1982-05-02
Best Family Movies of 1982 : The Mysterious Stranger

The Mysterious Stranger

6.8/10 IMDB

The film version of the same-titled book by Mark Twain. A young printer's apprentice imagines himself back in the days of Guttenberg, helping him to print the Bible. The next thing he knows he has conjured up a young spirit from the future who casts spells over striking printers and causes general mischief.

Starring: Christoph Waltz, Chris Makepeace, Bernhard Wicki, Herbert Fux, Bernd Stephan, Vanessa Knox-Mawer, Harry Hornisch, Erwin Steinhauer, Towje Kleiner, Fred Gwynne ..
Directed by: Peter H. Hunt
Release date: 1982-10-11
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Ziggy's Gift

Ziggy's Gift

7.9/10 IMDB

Ziggy gets a job to be a street Santa on Christmas Eve from a crooked boss, but the magic of the season allows the lovable loser to do more good than anyone expects.

Starring: David Arias, Perry Botkin Jr., Katrina Fried, Natasha Tabori Fried ..
Directed by: Richard Williams
Release date: 1982-12-02
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Disney's Halloween Treat

Disney's Halloween Treat

8.5/10 IMDB

Contains memorable scenes from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Fantasia," "Lady and the Tramp," "Peter Pan," "One Hundred and One Dalmatians," and "The Sword in the Stone."

Starring: Hal Douglas, Bobby Driscoll, Peggy Lee, Bing Crosby, Cate Bauer, Kathryn Beaumont, Billy Bletcher, Adriana Caselotti, Paul Collins, Pinto Colvig ..
Release date: 1982-10-30
Best Family Movies of 1982 : The Electric Grandmother

The Electric Grandmother

7.7/10 IMDB

To a family whose children are traumatized by the death of their mother, help comes in a most bizarre way. They receive three pieces, that when joined together, give a recording for an offer for an electric grandmother. They go to a bizarre factory, where they customize their new grandmother, and within a short time, she arrives. The android is equipped with everything needed as a parent and the boys are charmed. The daughter, however, still misses her mother and she bears no welcome for this interloper.

Starring: Maureen Stapleton, Edward Herrmann, Paul Benedict, Robert MacNaughton, Tara Kennedy, Charles Fields, Madeleine Sherwood, Truman Gaige, Richard Whiting, Dortha Duckworth ..
Directed by: Noel Black
Release date: 1982-01-17
Best Family Movies of 1982 : A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

6.6/10 IMDB

In this timeless Charles Dickens Story, Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean, miserly merchant, lacking in any Christmas Spirit, receives ominous warnings from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future as they each take him on strange and magical journeys to show him that even the poor, the crippled and the sick are rich in love and goodwill at Christmas time - an experience that will change Scrooge forever.

Starring: Ron Haddrick, Robin Stewart, Barbara Frawley, Sean Hinton, Phillip Hinton, Liz Horne, Derani Scarr, Bill Conn, Anne Haddy ..
Release date: 1982-07-31

All Summer in a Day

7.6/10 IMDB

Based on the story by Ray Bradbury. Set on a planet where the sun shines for just a few minutes once every nine years, this is a classic tale of suffering and forgiveness. A classroom full of young children are excited to hear that today the rain will stop. However, they are also resentful of a new classmate from Earth who remembers what it's like to see the sun. "This gripping, unsettling production softens the original story’s abrupt conclusion without diminishing its punch. A masterful work." - Booklist. Winner of a CINE Golden Eagle, and honored by Instructor Magazine as one of the 25 Best Films of the Year.

Starring: Reesa Mallen, Tammy Simpson, Jerry Marshak, Bridget Meade, Edith Fields, Keith Coogan ..
Directed by: Ed Kaplan
Release date: 1982-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Puff the Magic Dragon: The Incredible Mr. Nobody

Puff the Magic Dragon: The Incredible Mr. Nobody

7.7/10 IMDB

The magic dragon teaches a boy to believe in his own creative abilities.

Starring: Burgess Meredith, David Mendenhall, Joan Gerber, Bob Holt, Billy Jayne, Diana Dumpis, Hal Smith, Robert Ridgely ..
Directed by: Fred Wolf
Release date: 1982-05-17
Best Family Movies of 1982 : A Day for Thanks on Waltons Mountain

A Day for Thanks on Waltons Mountain

7.2/10 IMDB

Most of the Waltons have split up in the days approaching Thanksgiving 1947. But most of the family begins to arrive at Walton's Mountain begging with John-Boy recovering from a case of writers block in New York followed by Jason now a struggling musician as well as John Walton whom tries to get everyone together for the special event for Elizabeth, while newlyweds Erin and Paul plan to move out of the Walton homestead.

Starring: Ralph Waite, Jon Walmsley, Judy Norton, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott, David W. Harper, Kami Cotler, Joe Conley, Ronnie Claire Edwards, Ellen Corby ..
Directed by: Harry Harris
Release date: 1982-11-22
Best Family Movies of 1982 : The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters

The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters

7.8/10 IMDB

An adult Ralphie Parker narrates several humorous stories about his teen years in an Indiana steel town.

Starring: Matt Dillon, James Broderick, Barbara Bolton, Babe Sargent, Jeff Yonis, William Lampley, Lisa Jacobsen, Jay Ine, Jean Shepherd ..
Directed by: Richard Bartlett
Release date: 1982-03-16
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn

Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn

6.9/10 IMDB

The adventures and misadventures of Tom and Huck on the Mississippi River in Missouri with their involvement when they fall in with a gang of con artists, take up with a ragtag circus, help a freed slave buy his sister's freedom, and then see a dastardly villain get her.

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Patrick Creadon, Anthony James, Allyn Ann McLerie, Ed Begley Jr., Cynthia Nixon, John Harkins, Hansford Rowe, Anthony Zerbe, J.D. Hall ..
Directed by: Dick Lowry
Release date: 1982-02-27
Best Family Movies of 1982 : A Disney Christmas Gift

A Disney Christmas Gift

6.9/10 IMDB

A Disney Christmas Gift is a 47-minute Christmas television special which aired on December 4, 1982 on CBS' Walt Disney Presents television program. It was a Christmas-themed compilation of animated shorts featuring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck combined with excerpts from Disney feature films, made as a result of Disney being forced to delay the original premiere of Mickey's Christmas Carol due to an animator's strike. The opening and closing numbers, featuring the song "On Christmas Morning", showcased Christmas at Disneyland. The special was nominated for the 1984 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour); however, it lost to Garfield on the Town. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the original full-length and shortened versions of the special were rebroadcast on CBS and the Disney Channel.

Release date: 1982-12-04
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Bunnicula, the Vampire Rabbit

Bunnicula, the Vampire Rabbit

6.7/10 IMDB

When strange accidents happen at the factory where Mr. Monroe works, and vegetables are drained of their juices, the neighbors as well as Harold the dog and Chester the cat suspect that the new-found family bunny is really a vampire.

Starring: Jack Carter, Willie Tyler, Howard Morris, Joshua Milrad, Pat Petersen, Janet Waldo, Alan Young, Alan Dinehart ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1982-01-09
Best Family Movies of 1982 : The Smurfs Springtime Special

The Smurfs Springtime Special

7.0/10 IMDB

The evil wizard Gargamel--who hates spring because it makes the Smurfs happy, and he hates happy--devises a scheme to put Mother Nature to sleep.

Starring: Michael Bell, Lucille Bliss, William Callaway, June Foray, Alan Oppenheimer, Frank Welker, Paul Winchell ..
Directed by: Gerard Baldwin
Release date: 1982-04-07
Best Family Movies of 1982 : The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat

The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat

6.6/10 IMDB

The Cat in the Hat is all set for a lovely picnic, but the evil Grinch changes his plans by inventing a contraption that captures noise and makes it sound ferocious. The Cat has to save the world from the clutches of the Grinch and the only way to do it is to reach Grinch's soft spot.

Starring: Mason Adams, Bob Holt, Frank Welker, Joe Eich ..
Directed by: Bill Perez
Release date: 1982-05-20
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper

Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper

6.7/10 IMDB

Yogi escapes from Jellystone and hides out in a department store - posing as the Store's Santa. Along the way, he helps a little girl to rediscover her faith in Christmas.

Starring: Daws Butler, Mel Blanc, Henry Corden, Georgi Irene, Allan Melvin, Don Messick, Hal Smith, John Stephenson, Janet Waldo, Jimmy Weldon ..
Directed by: Steve Lumley
Release date: 1982-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1982 : A Charlie Brown Celebration

A Charlie Brown Celebration

7.1/10 IMDB

Several new different Peanuts sketches are featured in this TV special, adapted from the comic strip, including Peppermint Patty's stint at dog training school and Charlie Brown spending time in the hospital.

Starring: Casey Carlson, Shannon Cohn, Christopher Donohoe, Kristen Fullerton, Brent Hauer, Michael Mandy, Cindi Reilly, Rocky Reilly, Bill Melendez, Lee Mendelson ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1982-05-24
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Fun with Mr. Future

Fun with Mr. Future

5.8/10 IMDB

An animatronic talking-head replica of Abraham Lincoln (voiced by Phil Proctor) hosts a tour of what the future will look like.

Starring: Vincent Price, Phil Proctor ..
Directed by: Darrell Van Citters
Release date: 1982-10-26
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Bugs Bunny's Mad World of Television 

Bugs Bunny's Mad World of Television 

6.5/10 IMDB

The president of QTTV is thrown out the window since the shows under his reign got nothing but bad ratings. So the executives decide that it is time to find a new president who understands entertainment. That's when they turn to Bugs Bunny. The network calls Bugs Bunny and asks him to be the new president. They also ask him how he came to be and that's when the special shows scenes from What's Up Doc?. Eventually, Bugs accepts the job.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Kathleen Helppie-Shipley, Ken Sansom ..
Directed by: David Detiege, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson
Release date: 1982-01-11
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Christmas Comes to Pac-land

Christmas Comes to Pac-land

5.7/10 IMDB

Pac-Man and friends try to help Santa fix his sleigh and save Christmas!

Starring: Peter Cullen, Marty Ingels, Barbara Minkus, Russi Taylor, Barry Gordon, Chuck McCann, Neil Ross, Susan Silo, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Ray Patterson
Release date: 1982-12-16
Best Family Movies of 1982 : The Smurfs Christmas Special

The Smurfs Christmas Special

6.3/10 IMDB

The Smurfs come to the rescue of two children and their grandfather when an evil mysterious stranger shows up and causes their sleigh to turn over, forcing them to seek help and inadvertently bring Gargamel in on the action.

Starring: René Auberjonois, Michael Bell, Lucille Bliss, William Callaway, Hamilton Camp, June Foray, Danny Goldman, David Mendenhall, Don Messick, Alan Oppenheimer ..
Directed by: Gerard Baldwin
Release date: 1982-12-13
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Rumpelstiltskin


6.8/10 IMDB

Desperate to save her life, a miller's daughter makes a bargain with a strange character - After which, she must find a way to get out of this dangerous bargain.

Starring: Ned Beatty, Shelley Duvall, Hervé Villechaize, Jack Fletcher, Paul Dooley, Bud Cort ..
Directed by: Emile Ardolino
Release date: 1982-10-16

The Pirate Movie

5.3/10 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
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Mighty Mouse in the Great Space Chase

Mighty Mouse in the Great Space Chase

5.6/10 IMDB

Shorts from "The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle" Saturday morning cartoon show edited together into a movie. Space cat villain Harry the Heartless holds space mouse Queen Pureheart. Only Mighty Mouse can save her.

Starring: Lou Scheimer, Diane Pershing, Alan Oppenheimer ..
Directed by: Gwen Wetzler, Marsh Lamore, Ed Friedman, Lou Kachivas, Kay Wright, Louis Zukor
Release date: 1982-12-10
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Alice at the Palace

Alice at the Palace

5.9/10 IMDB

Meryl Streep stars as Alice in this production of Elizabeth Swados' musical, which was adapted from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. Based on the acclaimed New York Shakespeare Festival production by Joseph Papp, Alice at the Palace follows Alice's surreal adventures with The Mad Hatter, The March Hare, The Queen of Hearts, and The Cheshire Cat, among many others.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Betty Aberlin, Debbie Allen, Richard Cox, Michael Jeter, Mark Linn-Baker, Deborah Rush ..
Directed by: Emile Ardolino, Elizabeth Swados
Release date: 1982-01-16
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Beyond Witch Mountain

Beyond Witch Mountain

5.7/10 IMDB

Made for TV movie and third Witch Mountain installment of the continuing exploits of the alien kids Tony and Tia. After news of the boy's amazing abilities surfaces Tony and Tia are sent to go find him knowing that the boy must be from their world. They are joined by an old friend Jason O'Day and a black cat named Winky. Together they race to find the boy before their old nemesis Aristotle Bolt does.

Starring: Eddie Albert, Tracey Gold, Andy Freeman, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., J.D. Cannon, Noah Beery Jr. ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1982-02-20
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Brain 17

Brain 17

5.7/10 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

Heidi's Song

6.2/10 IMDB

Orphan Heidi lives with her grandpa in Swiss Alps. She brings joy to all there. However, her aunt takes her to the city to live as a servant girl to a cold rich strict family and their nice but sad handicapped daughter.

Starring: Lorne Greene, Sammy Davis Jr., Margery Grey, Pamelyn Ferdin, Michael Bell, Peter Cullen, Roger DeWitt, Richard Erdman, Fritz Feld ..
Directed by: Robert Taylor
Release date: 1982-11-19
Best Family Movies of 1982 : The flying pony

The flying pony

6.3/10 IMDB

Mythical and fantastic story on the wishes of a peasant boy, Diego, who become reality in the course of a day and a night. On the eve of his birthday, the child's godfather gives her a shot of cardboard. At night, the little dreams that is mounted on the horse and find a nymph that describes the exact location of much needed water does to your family.

Starring: Blanca Guerra, Roberto Sosa, Sergio Jiménez, Tomas Leal, Sergio Bustamante, Manuel Ojeda, Evangelina Sosa, Guillermo Ríos, Ignacio Retes, Jorge Humberto Robles ..
Directed by: Alfredo Joskowicz
Release date: 1982-01-01

Oliver Twist

6.9/10 IMDB

This animated version of the classic Charles Dickens book faithfully follows the adventures of the young orphan Oliver Twist.

Starring: Barbara Frawley, Robin Stewart, Wallas Eaton ..
Directed by: Ryszard S?apczy?ski
Release date: 1982-12-15
Best Family Movies of 1982 : The Boys in Blue

The Boys in Blue

4.5/10 IMDB

Sgt. Cannon (Tommy Cannon) and PC Ball (Bobby Ball) run the police station in the quiet town of Little Botham. When the station is threatened with closure due to a lack of crime, they decide to invent some crimes to justify their existence. When they try to steal a painting from a local rich businessman (Roy Kinnear), they accidently stumble across a gang of real art thieves who have just stolen £1 million worth of paintings. It is up to the two bungling cops to stop them escaping with their haul.

Starring: Bobby Ball, Suzanne Danielle, Roy Kinnear, Eric Sykes, Jack Douglas, Jon Pertwee, Edward Judd, Arthur English, Eric Francis, Billy Burden ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1982-09-20

Haalu Jenu

8.5/10 IMDB

It is a tragicomedy film directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, starring Rajkumar, Madhavi and Roopa Devi. The movie is famous for its evergreen songs, which were composed by G. K. Venkatesh. The movie was remade in Telugu in 1985 as Illale Devata.

Starring: Dr. Rajkumar, Madhavi, Roopa, Thoogudeepa Srinivas, Chi. Udayashankar, Shivaram, Musari Krishnamurthy, Shakti Prasad ..
Directed by: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
Release date: 1982-05-27
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Wonders of China

Wonders of China

8.0/10 IMDB

This CircleVison 360 degree film, shown at Disney theme parks, is a tour of landmarks of China. Eastern locations both natural and man-made include the Great Wall, the Yangtze River, the Forbidden City, and the plains of Mongolia.

Directed by: Jeff Blyth
Release date: 1982-09-28
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Stanley, the Ugly Duckling

Stanley, the Ugly Duckling

8.0/10 IMDB

In this adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, Stanley the duck timidly leaves the only home he's ever known -- the egg he hatched from -- to learn more about himself and search for his family. Along the way, he meets Nathan, a happy-go-lucky fox who teaches Stanley not to worry about his exterior, noting that one shouldn't pass judgment on others based on looks alone. Features the voices of Wolfman Jack, Rick Dees and Susan Blu.

Starring: Susan Blu, Jack DeLeon, Wolfman Jack, Brian Cummings, Lee Thomas, Rick Dees, Julie McWhirter ..
Directed by: John Wilson
Release date: 1982-05-01
Best Family Movies of 1982 : The Berenstain Bears' Comic Valentine

The Berenstain Bears' Comic Valentine

7.6/10 IMDB

The Berenstain Bears Comic Valentine is an animated television special based on the Berenstain Bears children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Produced by Buzz Potamkin and directed by Mordicai Gerstein and Al Kouzel, the program made its debut on NBC on February 13, 1982.

Directed by: Al Kouzel, Mordicai Gerstein
Release date: 1982-02-13
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Curious George Goes to the Hospital

Curious George Goes to the Hospital

7.8/10 IMDB

Uh-oh! That silly monkey's Curiosity leads him on another adventure when he swallows a puzzle piece. Rushed to the emergency room, George soon forgets his fears as he learns how hospitals help people feel better.

Directed by: John Clark Matthews
Release date: 1982-01-01

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