Best Thriller Movies of 1982

1.

Blade Runner

6.6
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
2.

The King of Comedy

6.4
7.8/10 IMDB

Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard, Ed Herlihy, Lou Brown, Loretta Tupper, Peter Potulski, Vinnie Gonzales, Whitey Ryan ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese, Todd Phillips
Release date: 1982-12-18
3.

First Blood

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo employs heavy-handed guerilla tactics to shake the cops off his tail.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney, Jack Starrett, Michael Talbott, Chris Mulkey, John McLiam, Alf Humphreys, David Caruso ..
Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
Release date: 1982-10-22
4.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

It is the 23rd century. The Federation Starship U.S.S. Enterprise is on routine training maneuvers and Admiral James T. Kirk seems resigned to the fact that this inspection may well be the last space mission of his career. But Khan is back. Aided by his exiled band of genetic supermen, Khan - brilliant renegade of 20th century Earth - has raided Space Station Regula One, stolen a top secret device called Project Genesis, wrested control of another Federation Starship and sets out in pursuit of the Enterprise, determined to let nothing stand in the way of his mission: kill Admiral Kirk... even if it means universal Armageddon.

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Ricardo Montalban, Bibi Besch, Merritt Butrick ..
Directed by: Nicholas Meyer
Release date: 1982-06-04
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.

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
7.

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
8.

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
9.

The Entity

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother, is raped in her bedroom by someone — or something — that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked by this invisible force. Could this be a case of hysteria or something more horrific?

Starring: Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, David Labiosa, George Coe, Margaret Blye, Jacqueline Brookes, Richard Brestoff, Michael Alldredge, Raymond Singer, Natasha Ryan ..
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Release date: 1982-09-30
10.

Friday the 13th Part III

4.7
5.6/10 IMDB

An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn.

Starring: Dana Kimmell, Paul Kratka, Tracie Savage, Jeffrey Rogers, Catherine Parks, Larry Zerner, Rachel Howard, David Katims, Nick Savage, Gloria Charles ..
Directed by: Steve Miner
Release date: 1982-08-13
11.

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
12.

Death Wish II

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Paul Kersey is again a vigilante trying to find five punks who murdered his housekeeper and daughter in Los Angeles.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia, J.D. Cannon, Robin Sherwood, Laurence Fishburne, Anthony Franciosa, Ben Frank, Silvana Gallardo, Robert F. Lyons ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1982-02-20
13.

Cat People

4.4
6.2/10 IMDB

After years of separation, Irena and her minister brother, Paul, reunite in New Orleans in this erotic tale of the supernatural. When zoologists capture a wild panther, Irena is drawn to the cat -- and the zoo curator is drawn to her. Soon, Irena's brother will have to reveal the family secret: that when sexually aroused, they turn into predatory jungle cats.

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Ruby Dee, Ed Begley Jr., Scott Paulin, Frankie Faison, Annette O'Toole, Lynn Lowry, John Larroquette ..
Directed by: Paul Schrader
Release date: 1982-04-02
14.

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
15.

Firefox

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called 'Firefox'. Worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon—as there are rumours that it is undetectable by radar—the British send ex-Vietnam War pilot, Mitchell Gant on a covert mission into the Soviet Union to steal the Firefox.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, David Huffman, Warren Clarke, Ronald Lacey, Kenneth Colley, Klaus Löwitsch, Nigel Hawthorne, Stefan Schnabel, Thomas Hill ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1982-06-13
Best Thriller Movies of 1982 : Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
16.

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
17.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

4.2
5.1/10 IMDB

Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a halloween mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal Cochran, wants to return Halloween to its darker roots using his masks -- and his unspeakable scheme would unleash death and destruction across the country.

Starring: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy, Michael Currie, Ralph Strait, Jadeen Barbor, Brad Schacter, Garn Stephens, Nancy Kyes, Jonathan Terry ..
Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace
Release date: 1982-10-22
18.

The House on Sorority Row

3.8
5.9/10 IMDB

After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.

Starring: Kate McNeil, Eileen Davidson, Janis Ward, Robin Meloy, Harley Jane Kozak, Jodi Draigie, Ellen Dorsher, Lois Kelso Hunt, Christopher Lawrence, Michael Kuhn ..
Directed by: Mark Rosman
Release date: 1982-11-19
Best Thriller Movies of 1982 : Alone in the Dark
19.

Alone in the Dark

3.7
6.0/10 IMDB

A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.

Starring: Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Martin Landau, Dwight Schultz, Erland van Lidth, Deborah Hedwall, Lee Taylor-Allan, Phillip Clark, Elizabeth Ward, Brent Jennings ..
Directed by: Jack Sholder
Release date: 1982-11-12
20.

Q

3.7
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
21.

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
22.

Hammett

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Chinatown, San Francisco, 1928. Former private detective Dashiell Hammett, a compulsive drinker with tuberculosis who writes pulp fiction for a living, receives an unexpected visit from an old friend asking for help.

Starring: Frederic Forrest, Peter Boyle, Marilu Henner, Roy Kinnear, Elisha Cook Jr., Lydia Lei, Richard Bradford, Michael Chow, David Patrick Kelly, Sylvia Sidney ..
Directed by: Wim Wenders
Release date: 1982-06-09
23.

Vice Squad

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

An unlikely Hollywood hooker helps a detective set a trap for a mutilator pimp.

Starring: Season Hubley, Gary Swanson, Wings Hauser, Pepe Serna, Beverly Todd, Joseph Di Giroloma, Maurice Emanuel, Wayne Hackett, Nina Blackwood, Sudana Bobatoon ..
Directed by: Gary Sherman
Release date: 1982-01-22
24.

Next of Kin

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

In a rest home for elderly people, a daughter reads her mother's diary. Soon events that are mentioned in the mother's diary begin to happen to the daughter.

Starring: Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt, Alex Scott, Gerda Nicolson, Charles McCallum, Bernadette Gibson, Robert Ratti, Tommy Dysart, Debra Lawrance, Vince Deltito ..
Directed by: Tony Williams
Release date: 1982-04-30
Best Thriller Movies of 1982 : The Deadly Game
25.

The Deadly Game

3.3
6.9/10 IMDB

Several criminal lawyers reunite every year in the Swiss mountains to entertain themselves with fake trials and murder mysteries. At one year's party, an unwitting American becomes part of the game.

Starring: George Segal, Trevor Howard, Robert Morley, Emlyn Williams, Alan Webb, Lesley Dunlop, Brian Croucher, Connie Booth ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1982-07-22
26.

Who Dares Wins

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

When SAS Captain Peter Skellen is thrown out of the service for gross misconduct due to unnecessary violence and bullying, he is soon recruited by The People's Lobby, a fanatical group aiming to hold several US dignitaries hostage. But Skellen's dismissal is a front to enable him to get close to the terrorist group. Can he get close enough to stop the Lobby from creating an international incident?

Starring: Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark, Edward Woodward, Robert Webber, Kenneth Griffith, Maurice Roëves, Ingrid Pitt, Patrick Allen, Tony Doyle ..
Directed by: Ian Sharp
Release date: 1982-08-26
Best Thriller Movies of 1982 : Spider's Web
27.

Spider's Web

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Clarissa, the wife of a Foreign Office diplomat, is given to daydreaming. 'Supposing I were to come down one morning and find a dead body in the library, what should I do?' she muses. Clarissa has her chance to find out when she discovers a body in the drawing-room of her house in Kent.

Starring: Penelope Keith, Robert Flemyng, Thorley Walters, Elizabeth Spriggs, David Yelland, John Barcroft, Holly Aird, Jonathan Newth, Brian Protheroe, David Crosse ..
Directed by: Basil Coleman
Release date: 1982-12-26
28.

Enigma

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.

Starring: Martin Sheen, Brigitte Fossey, Sam Neill, Derek Jacobi, Michael Lonsdale, Frank Finlay, Warren Clarke, Michel Auclair, Gilles Ségal, Féodor Atkine ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1982-10-15
29.

Still of the Night

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for despite her being a likely murder suspect. As the police pressure on him intensifies, Rice decides to attempt solving the case on his own and soon discovers that someone is trying to kill him as well.

Starring: Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, Jessica Tandy, Joe Grifasi, Sara Botsford, Josef Sommer, Frederikke Borge, Irving Metzman, Larry Joshua, Joseph Priestly ..
Directed by: Robert Benton
Release date: 1982-11-19
30.

Visiting Hours

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

A deranged, misogynistic killer assaults a journalist. When he discovers that she survived the attack, he follows her to the hospital to finish her off.

Starring: Lee Grant, Michael Ironside, Linda Purl, William Shatner, Lenore Zann, Harvey Atkin, Helen Hughes, Michael J. Reynolds, Kirsten Bishop, Deborah Kirshenbaum ..
Directed by: Jean-Claude Lord
Release date: 1982-05-21
31.

Forced Vengeance

3.1
5.5/10 IMDB

A casino security guard is forced into violence from when the Hong Kong mob threatens his friends.

Starring: Chuck Norris, Mary Louise Weller, David Opatoshu, Michael Cavanaugh, Camila Griggs, Seiji Sakaguchi, Frank Michael Liu, Bob Minor, Lloyd Kino, Leigh Hamilton ..
Directed by: James Fargo
Release date: 1982-07-30
32.

The Sender

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

A disturbed telepathic man is able to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him.

Starring: Kathryn Harrold, Zeljko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman, Sean Hewitt, Harry Ditson, Olivier Pierre, Tracy Harper, Al Matthews, Marsha Hunt ..
Directed by: Roger Christian
Release date: 1982-10-22
33.

Mother Lode

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

A couple of youngish adventurers go into the wilderness of British Columbia in search of a lost colleague. Their plane crashes and they find themselves at the mercy of a crazed old Scottish miner, who has lived in isolation for many decades searching the mountain caves for a chamber of long lost gold. He is prepared to do anything - including murder - to keep his gold for himself.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Kim Basinger, Nick Mancuso, John Marley, Dale Wilson, Rocky Zantolas, Marie George ..
Directed by: Charlton Heston
Release date: 1982-08-06
34.

They Call Me Bruce?

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

While working as a cook for the Cosa Nostra, an Asian immigrant who everyone calls Bruce because of his resemblance to Bruce Lee, is duped into making deliveries of "Chinese Flour"- cocaine - all across the U.S.

Starring: Johnny Yune, Margaux Hemingway, Raf Mauro, Pam Huntington, Martin Azarow, Tony Brande, Bill Capizzi, Harvey Vernon, Heshimu Cumbuka, Bob Hannah ..
Directed by: Elliott Hong
Release date: 1982-11-10
35.

I, the Jury

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

Jack Williams was the best friend of Vietnam veteran and detective Mike Hammer. When Jack is murdered, Mike makes it his business to solve the crime. He is helped by his secretary Velda, and partly helped, partly hindered by the Chief of Police, Pat Chambers. On the trail of the killer, Mike discovers government conspiracies, and plots used by the CIA and the Mafia.

Starring: Armand Assante, Barbara Carrera, Laurene Landon, Alan King, Geoffrey Lewis, Paul Sorvino, Judson Scott, Barry Snider, Julia Barr, Jessica James ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1982-04-22
36.

The Incubus

3.0
5.5/10 IMDB

In the small New England town of Galen, a young teenage boy claims he has dreams of young women being brutally raped and murdered. A doctor and the local sheriff discover that the boy's dreams are real and that a sinister occult might be behind the brutal murders. They must track down the vicious killer, who may be the indestructible incarnation of a demon spawned from hell.

Starring: John Cassavetes, John Ireland, Helen Hughes, Kerrie Keane, Erin Noble, Duncan McIntosh, Harvey Atkin, Harry Ditson, Mitch Martin, Matt Birman ..
Directed by: John Hough
Release date: 1982-08-27
37.

Android

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Eccentric scientist Dr. Daniel and his shy assistant Max lead a quiet life on their space station, carrying out illegal research on androids, until they receive an unwelcome visit from three fugitives one of whom is female. Both Dr. Daniel and Max show an interest in her, but one of the other visitors has more sinister intentions.

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Brie Howard, Norbert Weisser, Crofton Hardester, Kendra Kirchner, Don Keith Opper, Darrell Larson, Gary Corarito, Mary Ann Fisher, Ian Scheibel ..
Directed by: Aaron Lipstadt
Release date: 1982-10-15
38.

The Seduction

2.9
4.9/10 IMDB

A beautiful newscaster is stalked and tormented by a photographer obsessed with her beauty.

Starring: Morgan Fairchild, Michael Sarrazin, Vince Edwards, Andrew Stevens, Colleen Camp, Kevin Brophy, Wendy Smith Howard, Woodrow Parfrey, Betty Kean, Joanne Linville ..
Directed by: David Schmoeller
Release date: 1982-01-22
39.

Endangered Species

2.9
5.8/10 IMDB

A retired New York cop on vacation in America's West is drawn into a sheriff's investigation of a mysterious series of cattle killings.

Starring: Robert Urich, JoBeth Williams, Paul Dooley, Hoyt Axton, Peter Coyote, Marin Kanter, Gailard Sartain, Dan Hedaya, Harry Carey, Jr., John Considine ..
Directed by: Alan Rudolph
Release date: 1982-09-10
40.

G.B.H

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Superstar bouncer Steve Donovan is pulled back into the world of gang violence when he accepts the role of door protector at an upmarket club in Manchester.

Starring: Cliff Twemlow, John Saint Ryan, Jane Cunliffe, Anthony Schaeffer, Brett Sinclair, Jerry Harris, Lenny Howarth, Steve Powell ..
Directed by: David Kent-Watson
Release date: 1982-08-06
Best Thriller Movies of 1982 : Rehearsal for Murder
41.

Rehearsal for Murder

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A year after his fiancée's death, a playwright schedules a rehearsal for his new play, which proves to be a trap for her killer.

Starring: Lynn Redgrave, Robert Preston, Patrick Macnee, Jeff Goldblum, Lawrence Pressman, William Russ, William Daniels, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Wallace Rooney, John P. Finnegan ..
Directed by: David Greene
Release date: 1982-05-26
Best Thriller Movies of 1982 : I, Desire
42.

I, Desire

2.9
5.8/10 IMDB

A coroner's assistant, who is also a law student, gets involved in a strange case involving his girlfriend's place of employment (a hospital), prostitutes, a defrocked priest, and vampires.

Starring: David Naughton, Dorian Harewood, Marilyn Jones, Barbara Stock, Arthur Rosenberg, Brad Dourif, Marc Silver, Timothy Stack, Jason Ross-Azikiwe, Tom Willett ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1982-11-15
43.

Bad Blood

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people. The police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.

Starring: Jack Thompson, Carol Burns, Denis Lill, Donna Akersten, Martyn Sanderson, Marshall Napier, Ken Blackburn, John Bach, Cliff Wood, David Copeland ..
Directed by: Mike Newell
Release date: 1982-11-12
Best Thriller Movies of 1982 : Witness for the Prosecution
44.

Witness for the Prosecution

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Sir Wilfred Robarts, a famed barrister is released from the hospital, where he stayed for two months following his heart attack. Returning to the practise of his lawyer skills, he takes the case of Leonard Vole, an unemployed man who is accused of murdering an elderly lady friend of his, Mrs. Emily French. While Leonard Vole claims he's innocent, although all evidence points to him as the killer, his alibi witness, his cold German wife Christine, instead of entering the court as a witness for the defense, she becomes the witness for the prosecution and strongly claims her husband is guilty of the murder.

Starring: Diana Rigg, Ralph Richardson, Deborah Kerr, Beau Bridges, Donald Pleasence, Wendy Hiller, David Langton, Richard Vernon, Peter Sallis, Michael Gough ..
Directed by: Alan Gibson
Release date: 1982-12-04
45.

Death Valley

2.8
5.5/10 IMDB

A divorced mother, her young son and her new boyfriend set out on a road trip through Death Valley and run afoul of a local serial killer.

Starring: Paul Le Mat, Catherine Hicks, Stephen McHattie, Wilford Brimley, Peter Billingsley, Jack O'Leary, Mary Steelsmith, Gina Christian, Kirk L. Kiskella, Frank J. Cimorelli ..
Directed by: Dick Richards
Release date: 1982-05-07
46.

Dreams Don't Die

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Two young kids in love, one young graffiti artist and the other a foster-child, find trouble on the mean streets on the other side of the river in New York City. Officer Charles Banks finds young Danny tagging subway cars and then catches Teiresa selling drugs for another mislead teen, Kirk. The officer, instead of turning both of them in, gives both teens a chance to make more of their lives together. Changing their ways turns out to be more challenging than first thought.

Starring: Ike Eisenmann, Trini Alvarado, Paul Winfield, James Broderick, Israel Juarbe, Mark Gordon, George Coe, Judi West, Aaron Manning, Benjamin Hendrickson ..
Directed by: Roger Young
Release date: 1982-05-21
Best Thriller Movies of 1982 : Prime Suspect
47.

Prime Suspect

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A respectable businessman becomes the prime suspect in the abduction and murder of several young girls. He is hounded by the media and disowned by his friends and neighbours.

Starring: Mike Farrell, Teri Garr, Veronica Cartwright, Lane Smith, Barry Corbin, Nan Martin, James Sloyan, Terry Kiser ..
Directed by: Noel Black
Release date: 1982-01-20
48.

Murder Is Easy

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

American computer whiz Luke Williams meets elderly Lavinia Fullerton on a London-bound train. She reveals she's discovered the identity of a serial killer in her village and is going to report it to Scotland Yard. When she's murdered after disembarking the train. Williams vows to pursue the case himself

Starring: Bill Bixby, Lesley-Anne Down, Olivia de Havilland, Helen Hayes, Timothy West, Leigh Lawson, Jonathan Pryce, Shane Briant ..
Directed by: Claude Whatham
Release date: 1982-01-02
Best Thriller Movies of 1982 : Hotline
49.

Hotline

2.7
5.8/10 IMDB

A crisis helpline assistant attracts the attention of a serial killer who delights in feeding her cryptic, nursery-rhyme style riddles when planning his next murder!

Starring: Lynda Carter, Steve Forrest, Granville Van Dusen, Monte Markham, Joy Garrett, James Reynolds, Harry Waters, Jr., James Booth, Arthur Malet, Frank Stallone ..
Directed by: Jerry Jameson
Release date: 1982-03-10
Best Thriller Movies of 1982 : The Dorm That Dripped Blood
50.

The Dorm That Dripped Blood

2.7
4.9/10 IMDB

A crazed killer stalks college students who gave up their vacation to clean a deserted dormitory.

Starring: Laurie Lapinski, Stephen Sachs, David Snow, Pamela Holland, Dennis Ely, Woody Roll, Daphne Zuniga, Jake Jones, Robert Fredrickson, Chris Morrill ..
Directed by: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow
Release date: 1982-04-02

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