My 15 Favorite Films of 1982 (a year in which I happened to have been born)

I wasn't able to go to the theater very much in 1982, since I was only around for about 10 months of it, and I was a baby at the time. But in looking back on the year of my birth it's plain to see that genre films were flourishing, cult films were absolutely spectacular, and a handful of old-fashioned Hollywood dramas and comedies were still able to knock audiences over.

If I made a list of the best, it would MOSTLY look like this. But this is, instead, just a list of my very favorites.

  • The Secret of NIMH

    1

  • The Verdict

    2

  • Poltergeist

    3

  • The Thing

    4

  • My Favorite Year

    5

  • Legendary Weapons of China

    6

  • First Blood

    7

  • Liquid Sky

    8

  • Conan the Barbarian

    9

  • Blade Runner

    10

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    11

  • Basket Case

    12

  • Creepshow

    13

  • Grease 2

    14

  • Blood Beat

    15