Best War Movies of 1982


The Year of Living Dangerously

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
Best War Movies of 1982 : The Blue and the Gray

The Blue and the Gray

7.6/10 IMDB

This movie is also in existance as a 3 part miniseries. America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. The plot revolves around the families of two sisters; Maggie Geyser and Evelyn Hale. The Geysers are farmers who reside near Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Hales own a small newspaper in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Geysers are generally indifferent to the issue of slavery, but are sympathetic to the Southern cause. The lone exception in the family is son John, an artistic young man who becomes sympathetic to the plight of Southern slaves and free Negroes. The Hales are pro-Union and anti-slavery, but, like many Northerners at the time, they hope for a peaceful solution to the nation's problems.

Release date: 1982-06-16
Best War Movies of 1982 : Inside the Third Reich

Inside the Third Reich

7.4/10 IMDB

A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's young architect and onetime confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. Based upon Speer's own monograph of the same title.

Starring: Rutger Hauer, John Gielgud, Maria Schell, Blythe Danner, Trevor Howard, Derek Jacobi, Viveca Lindfors, Randy Quaid, Stephen Collins, Ian Holm ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1982-05-09
Best War Movies of 1982 : Blonde Goddess

Blonde Goddess

6.2/10 IMDB

The erotic, macho dreams of Elmo Smathers, shy comic book artist, transport him first to a lush South American forest, where he meets a tribe of lusty warriors, and ultimately their beautiful pagan queen, The Blonde Goddess. Next, Elmo's fantasies take him to France during WW1 where he defeats the Black Baron in a thrilling sky duel. Both men live to share the insatiable ladies of the Chateau. The Blonde Goddess appears, as she does at the climax of each fantasy, luring him to place of endless lust. Jack Hammer, Private Eye, is Elmo's next reverie. Hammer's current case involves intimate associations with the sexy sirens of the 1940's. Thrusting into the future, Elmo battles the galactic overlord, Megazon, for the safety of the universe and the flesh of the five succulent otherworldly beauties.

Starring: Jacqueline Lorians, Loni Sanders, Misty Regan, Barbara Peckinpaugh, Tamara West, Heather Young, Jane Kelton, Nicole Scent, David Messa, Ken Yontz ..
Directed by: Bill Milling
Release date: 1982-05-05

Attack Force Z

5.6/10 IMDB

Tim Burstall directs then-up-and-comers Mel Gibson and Sam Neill in this action-packed Cannes Film Festival selection about the grim realities of World War II, a gritty drama based on actual events. Sent to rescue survivors from the site of a plane crash in the South Pacific, Capt. P.G. Kelly (Gibson) and his elite squad of Australian commandos must keep tabs on a defecting Japanese official who could hold the secret to peace.

Starring: John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood, Sylvia Chang, John Waters, Ko Chun-Hsiung, John Waters, Val Champion, Yuan Yi ..
Directed by: Tim Burstall
Release date: 1982-06-01


0.0/10 IMDB

The vows of an ambitious young American priest are tested during World War II. Not only does Father John Flaherty get involved with the black market to raise money for the Vatican, he also falls in love with a young French nun.

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Geneviève Bujold, Fernando Rey, Jason Miller, Adolfo Celi, Leonardo Cimino, Tomás Milián, Robert Prosky, Joe Pantoliano, Milena Vukoti? ..
Directed by: Frank Perry
Release date: 1982-10-22


2.5/10 IMDB

A noisy and absurd re-telling of the great 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War which was masterminded by General Douglas MacArthur.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshir? Mifune, Richard Roundtree, David Janssen, Nam Koong Won, Gabriele Ferzetti, Rex Reed, Sabine Sun ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1982-05-04

First Blood

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
Best War Movies of 1982 : A?teptînd un tren

A?teptînd un tren

6.2/10 IMDB

After Romania changed alliances in August 23rd, 1944, a group of soldiers have the mission to stop a military train.

Starring: Costel Constantin, Mircea Constantinescu, Mircea Diaconu, Andrei Fin?i, Petre Gheorghiu, Olga Delia Mateescu, Maria Ploae, Cristian Rotaru, Petre Tanasievici, R?zvan Vasilescu ..
Directed by: Mircea Veroiu
Release date: 1982-01-01
Best War Movies of 1982 : Sarah and the Squirrel

Sarah and the Squirrel

6.3/10 IMDB

This moving film tells the story of Sarah, a little girl who is orphaned by the war. She hides out in the forest and tries to end the war by sabotaging a railway bridge that is used by munitions trains. Slowly and painfully, throughout a freezing winter, she prises bricks from the supporting columns. In a sudden Spring thaw an ice floe crashes into the weakened column of the bridge and it plunges into the river. Sadly, she realizes that the end of the bridge does not mean the end of the war and she rejoins the creatures of the wild, disappearing into the forest forever.

Starring: Mia Farrow, Joan Bruce, John Faasen, Ron Haddrick, Shane Porteous ..
Directed by: Yoram Gross
Release date: 1982-08-01

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