Best Fantasy Movies of 1982


The Snowman

8.2/10 IMDB

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

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

Conan the Barbarian

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

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


6.9/10 IMDB

Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

Starring: Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, Carrie Nye, E.G. Marshall, Viveca Lindfors, Ed Harris, Ted Danson, Stephen King ..
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 1982-11-12

The Beastmaster

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: 1982-08-20
Best Fantasy Movies of 1982 : The Tale of the Frog Prince

The Tale of the Frog Prince

7.8/10 IMDB

A spoiled, selfish princess's fate becomes entwined with a zany and witty frog with a secret past.

Starring: Robin Williams, Teri Garr, Rene Auberjonois, Candy Clark, Roberta Maxwell, Michael Richards, Donovan Scott, Charlie Dell, Van Dyke Parks, Eric Idle ..
Directed by: Eric Idle
Release date: 1982-09-11
Best Fantasy Movies of 1982 : The Guthrie Theater Presents A Christmas Carol

The Guthrie Theater Presents A Christmas Carol

6.1/10 IMDB

Televised production based on Charles Dickens' novella.

Starring: Marshall Borden, Catherine Burns, Oliver Cliff, Stephen D'Ambrose, Jonathan Fuller, Sara Hennessy, Richard Hilger, Paul Laksso, Chuck Bailey, John Lewin ..
Directed by: Paul Miller
Release date: 1982-12-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1982 : Strasek, der Vampir

Strasek, der Vampir

4.8/10 IMDB

Serbia, in the year 1910: Milena Strasek has lived with her 12-year-old son Stefan in a small village since the father abandoned the family shortly after Stefan was born. Many years of uncertainty concerning the man’s whereabouts have taken their toll: Milena Strasek falls seriously ill and dies, leaving her son alone in the empty house. The father appears the following night. He has come to take his son, but Stefan refuses to go with him. It is a fateful encounter, changing Stefan for the rest of his life.

Starring: Francois Aubry, Francois Aubry ..
Directed by: Theodor Boder
Release date: 1982-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1982 : The Clairvoyant

The Clairvoyant

5.6/10 IMDB

Two uneasy friends, a police officer and a TV talk show host, each pursue the mysterious "handcuff killer" with the aid of an artist who sees - and draws - the killer's crimes before they're committed.

Starring: Perry King, Norman Parker, Elizabeth Kemp, Kenneth McMillan, Jon Polito, Joe Morton, Barbara Quinn, Antone Pagan, Cee Lo Green, Lou Bedford ..
Directed by: Armand Mastroianni
Release date: 1982-10-24
Best Fantasy Movies of 1982 : Pleasure Dome

Pleasure Dome

0.0/10 IMDB

A young woman gets hold of a magic mask, and it brings her back to her previous life in the Middle Ages as a sorceress, in which she seduces knights, maidens and various combinations of both.

Starring: Maria Tortuga, Ken Starbuck, Drea, Jennifer West, Lee Caroll, Jeff Conrad, William Margold ..
Directed by: Dinin Dicimino
Release date: 1982-12-26

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