Best Family Movies of 1982


The Dark Crystal

7.2/10 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: 1982-06-18

Grease 2

4.4/10 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 : The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat

The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat

6.9/10 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 : Bugs Bunny's Mad World of Television 

Bugs Bunny's Mad World of Television 

6.6/10 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 : Wonders of China

Wonders of China

8.1/10 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 : A Wedding on Walton's Mountain

A Wedding on Walton's Mountain

7.8/10 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.

Release date: 1982-02-02
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain

Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain

7.4/10 IMDB

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

Release date: 1982-05-02
Best Family Movies of 1982 : Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang

Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang

7.3/10 IMDB

A remake to the 1975 feature film. Donavan arrives in town and soon finds he is the legal guardian to two kids Clovis and Celia. He tries to decline but the sheriff insists...

Starring: Judith Baldwin, Ed Begley Jr., Alice Borden, Tom Bower, Lew Brown, Timothy Burns, Al Checco, Dee Cooper, Arte Johnson, John Bennett Perry ..
Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer
Release date: 1982-01-16
Best Family Movies of 1982 : The Mysterious Stranger

The Mysterious Stranger

6.4/10 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

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