Best Romance Movies of 1982

1.

Tootsie

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

When struggling, out of work actor Michael Dorsey secretly adopts a female alter ego - Dorothy Michaels - in order to land a part in a daytime drama, he unwittingly becomes a feminist icon and ends up in a romantic pickle.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Sydney Pollack, George Gaynes, Geena Davis, Doris Belack ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1982-06-10
2.

Sophie's Choice

5.5
7.6/10 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
3.

Victor/Victoria

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Starring: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, John Rhys-Davies, Graham Stark, Malcolm Jamieson, Peter Arne, Sherloque Tanney ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1982-04-25
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A nutty inventor, his frustrated wife, a philosopher cousin, his much younger fiancée, a randy doctor, and a free-thinking nurse spend a summer weekend in and around a stunning - and possibly magical - country house.

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Julie Hagerty, Tony Roberts, Mary Steenburgen, José Ferrer, Moishe Rosenfeld, Adam Redfield, Timothy Jenkins, Michael Higgins ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1982-07-16
8.

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

4.0
8.1/10 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
9.

The Man from Snowy River

3.9
7.3/10 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. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin brothers who haven't spoken for years, one of whom was Jim's father's best friend and the other of whom is the father of the girl he wants to marry.

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
Best Romance Movies of 1982 : The Scarlet Pimpernel
10.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

3.8
7.7/10 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

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