Movie Releases by User Score

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

June 11, 1982 | PG
When an imaginative boy meets a lost alien, it is the beginning of one of cinema's most endearing friendships as Elliot (Henry Thomas) helps the marvelous creature he calls E.T. find his way back home before government agents can capture him.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.2
Tootsie 2.

Tootsie

December 17, 1982 | PG
Unable to get an acting job, Michael Dorsey (Hoffman) becomes Dorothy Michaels and gets a part in a New York soap opera.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.0
Das Boot 3.

Das Boot

February 10, 1982 | Unrated
It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy English shipping. With better escorts of the Destroyer Class, however, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. Das Boot is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.1
Blade Runner 4.

Blade Runner

June 25, 1982 | R
In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, detective Rick Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants—and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
Victor Victoria 5.

Victor Victoria

March 19, 1982 | PG
A struggling female soprano (Julie Andrews) finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.5
Diner 6.

Diner

March 5, 1982 | R
A group of 20-somethings work on what they should do in the future while hanging out at a Baltimore diner in 1959.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
Quest for Fire 7.

Quest for Fire

February 12, 1982 | R
This story takes place in prehistoric time when three tribesmen search for a new fire source.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.0
Poltergeist 8.

Poltergeist

June 4, 1982 | PG
Steven and Diane Freeling's (Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams) quiet suburban life is disturbed when ghosts kidnap their youngest daughter, Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke).
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
Out of the Blue (1980) 9.

Out of the Blue (1980)

April 1, 1982 | R
A young girl whose father is an ex-convict biker and whose mother is a junkie has a difficult time coping with her parents' problems.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Chariots of Fire 10.

Chariots of Fire

April 9, 1982 | PG
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.2
Tex 11.

Tex

July 30, 1982 | PG
After their mother dies and their father leaves them, teenage brothers Tex and Mason McCormick struggle to make it on their own.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Barbarosa 12.

Barbarosa

February 19, 1982 | PG
A young cowboy hooks up with a legendary outlaw, and before long both are on the run from the law.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Missing 13.

Missing

March 12, 1982 | PG
When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.6
The Verdict 14.

The Verdict

December 17, 1982 | R
An attorney (Paul Newman) recognizes the opportunity to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.1
The Road Warrior 15.

The Road Warrior

May 21, 1982 | R
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, Max (Mel Gibson), a cynical drifter, agrees to help a small, gasoline-rich community fight a roving band of marauders. Originally titled Mad Max 2.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.4
The Secret of NIMH 16.

The Secret of NIMH

July 16, 1982 | G
To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.6
An Officer and a Gentleman 17.

An Officer and a Gentleman

July 28, 1982 | R
Zack Mayo (Gere) joins the Navy to make a new life for himself. Along the way he gains respect from his drill instructor Sergeant Foley (Gossett Jr.) and falls in love with local girl Paula (Winger).
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.6
Smithereens 18.

Smithereens

November 19, 1982 | R
A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
48 Hrs. 19.

48 Hrs.

December 8, 1982 | R
Detective Jack Cates (Nolte) takes convict Reggie Hammond (Murphy) out of jail for forty-eight hours to solve a case.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.4
Personal Best 20.

Personal Best

February 5, 1982 | R
The intertwined lives and loves of three highly-ranked athletes striving for the national team; Chris bounces between the beds of male coach Terry and her female friend, competitor, and role model Tory.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
The Last Unicorn 21.

The Last Unicorn

November 19, 1982 | TV-14
A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil King who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.3
Best Friends 22.

Best Friends

December 17, 1982 | PG
When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon find that being married is often quite different from being "best friends."
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Eating Raoul 23.

Eating Raoul

March 24, 1982 | R
A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discovers a bizarre, if not murderous, way to get funding for opening a restaurant.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Shoot the Moon 24.

Shoot the Moon

February 19, 1982 | R
A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for four young children. While they attempt to go their separate ways, jealousy and bitterness reconnect them.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Some Kind of Hero 25.

Some Kind of Hero

April 2, 1982 | R
A Vietnam vet (Richard Pryor) returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Sophie's Choice 26.

Sophie's Choice

December 8, 1982 | R
Sophie (Streep) an Auschwitz survivor lives contently with Nathan (Kline). As Nathan becomes more unstable, she begins revealing her past to witer Stingo (MacNicol).
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.8
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 27.

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

May 21, 1982 | PG
Film noir parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
4.1
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 28.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

June 4, 1982 | PG
With the aide of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.5
The Dark Crystal 29.

The Dark Crystal

December 17, 1982 | PG
On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.6
The Border 30.

The Border

February 12, 1982 | R
A corrupt border Agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
The Chosen 31.

The Chosen

April 30, 1982 | PG
In 1944, in Brooklyn, two Jewish kids become friends. One is from a very conservative family, and the other is more liberal. The issues of importance of tradition, parental expectations and the formation of Israel cause constant friction.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Pennies from Heaven 32.

Pennies from Heaven

January 1, 1982 | TV-MA
During the Great Depression, a sheet music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent school teacher.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
The World According to Garp 33.

The World According to Garp

July 23, 1982 | R
Based on the John Irving novel, a struggling young writer (Robin Williams) finds his life and work dominated by his unfaithful wife and his radical feminist mother, whose best-selling manifesto turns her into a cultural icon.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
6.7
The Man from Snowy River 34.

The Man from Snowy River

November 5, 1982 | PG
In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Night Shift 35.

Night Shift

July 30, 1982 | R
A morgue attendant (Henry Winkler) is talked into running a brothel at his workplace after a deceased pimp is sent there. However, the pimp's killers don't look too kindly on this new 'business', nor does the morgue's owner.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.6
My Favorite Year 36.

My Favorite Year

October 8, 1982 | PG
A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
First Blood 37.

First Blood

October 22, 1982 | R
John Rambo (Stallone) escapes from jail and utilizes the skills he learned in war to evade the sheriff who arrested him.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.4
Hammett 38.

Hammett

September 17, 1982 | PG
Fictional account of real-life mystery writer Dashiell Hammett, and his involvement in the investigation of a beautiful Chinese cabaret actress' mysterious disappearance in San Francisco.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Cat People 39.

Cat People

April 2, 1982 | R
In this erotic remake of the 1942 classic, a young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.6
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 40.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

August 13, 1982 | X
Amy Heckerling's chronicle of a year in life of a group of teenagers at a Southern Calfornia high school in the 1970s is based on Cameron Crowe's undercover experiences and has clearly set the bar for all teen comedies to shoot for.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.2
Creepshow 41.

Creepshow

November 12, 1982 | R
An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
8.5
TRON 42.

TRON

July 9, 1982 | PG
A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
6.6
The Escape Artist 43.

The Escape Artist

May 28, 1982 | PG
Teenager Danny Masters, the son of the late Harry Masters, considered the second best escape artist in history, wants to follow in his father's footsteps, he already a skilled but untested magician. As far as Danny knows, his father died in a dangerous escape routine. Escaping from under his grandmother's roof, Danny, in a step to achieve his goal as they have all his father's old professional paraphernalia, reunites with his Aunt Sibyl and Uncle Burke in the town of Harding where they have a mind-reading act, she who actually can read minds but which only impinges on the smoke and mirrors they've developed with the act itself. In his wanderings around Harding, Danny gets involved with corrupt Stu Quiñones, and indirectly with Stu's equally corrupt father, the town's mayor, Leon Quiñones. This father/son pair no longer associate with each other as although Stu aspires to be as corrupt as his father, Stu's activities are a little too brazen and public for a politician with which to deal. In those dealings, Danny devises what is largely seen as a publicity stunt in reality to get the one up on the Quiñoneses, but in which he will have to show his true mettle as a great escape artist. In the process, Danny may also provide some justice for his father, the true nature of his death which Danny learns along the way.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
The Thing 44.

The Thing

June 25, 1982 | R
A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
8.6
Rocky III 45.

Rocky III

May 28, 1982 | PG
As Rocky Balboa fights his way into the hearts of millions, life couldn't be better. He scores ten consecutive wins, lands lucrative endorsement contracts and becomes famous throughout the world. But when Clubber Lang KOs Rocky in a humiliating defeat, it becomes apparent that the "Italian Stallion" has lost his edge. Considering hanging up his gloves, Rocky receives encouragement from an unlikely ally: his old nemesis, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). With Creed's help, Rocky strives to regain the "eye of the tiger" before confronting Lang in a grueling rematch for the world heavyweight championship. [MGM]
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.2
Deathtrap 46.

Deathtrap

March 19, 1982 | PG
Sidney Bruhl, a playwriter (Michael Caine) receives a play from a student (Christopher Reeve). With the help of his wife (Dyan Cannon), Sidney plans to murder the young man and take credit for the script.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
7.0
Cannery Row 47.

Cannery Row

February 12, 1982 | PG
Monterey, California in the 1940's. Cannery Row - the section of town where the now closed fish canneries are located - is inhabited primarily by the down and out, although many would not move away even if they could. Probably the most upstanding citizen in the area is Doc, a marine biologist who earns a living primarily by collecting and selling marine specimens for research. He is a lost soul who is looking for his place in life. He is running away from his past, one where he is trying to make amends for what he considers a past wrong. But his current life isn't totally satisfying either. He believes that his recent collection of eight baby octopi will help him define that future in conducting research on their behavior. However, he is finding that research is not as easy as he had hoped, and that he is still feeling restless. Into the area comes drifter Suzy DeSoto. She too is a lost soul. With few job skills, she gets a job as what she calls a floozy in the local whorehouse, despite her openly headstrong demeanor not making her well suited to the work. Doc and Suzy are immediately attracted to each other, but theirs is a clash of personalities, despite each truly liking the other. The other residents of Cannery Row do their part for a Doc/Suzy coupling, not always with successful results. Doc and Suzy will first have to find their own lot in life before they can commit to someone else, be it the other or anyone else.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
tbd
Grease 2 48.

Grease 2

June 11, 1982 | PG
An English student at a 1960s American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
4.6
Let's Spend the Night Together 49.

Let's Spend the Night Together

October 15, 1982 | PG
Hal Ashby's film chronicles The Rolling Stones' shows in Tempe, Arizona and East Rutherford, New Jersey during their 1981 US tour.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
tbd
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy 50.

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

July 16, 1982 | PG
A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
6.5
The Slumber Party Massacre 51.

The Slumber Party Massacre

November 12, 1982 | R
An eighteen-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and she decides to have a slumber party. There is friction between some of the invited guests and the new girl, who is better at basketball than they, so the new girl decides to stay at home (which is conveniently across the street from the host's house). Meanwhile, a murderer of five people with a propensity for power tools has escaped and is at large, and eventually makes his way to the party, where the guests begin experiencing an attrition problem, with only the new girl to help them.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
tbd
Honkytonk Man 52.

Honkytonk Man

December 15, 1982 | PG
As the film opens on an Oklahoma farm during the depression, two simultaneous visitors literally hit the Wagoneer home: a ruinous dust storm and a convertible crazily driven by Red, the missus' brother. A roguish country-western musician, he has just been invited to audition for the Grand Ole Opry, his chance of a lifetime to become a success. However, this is way back in Nashville, Red clearly drives terribly, and he's broke and sick with tuberculosis to boot. Whit, 14, seeing his own chance of a lifetime to avoid "growing up to be a cotton picker all my life," begs Ma to let him go with Uncle Red as driver and protege. Thus begins a picaresque journey both hilarious and poignant.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
6.8
Swamp Thing 53.

Swamp Thing

February 19, 1982 | PG
After a violent incident with an unusual chemical, a research scientist is transformed into a swamp plant monster.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
5.6
Halloween III: Season of the Witch 54.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

October 22, 1982 | R
Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween. Doctor Daniel Challis (Tom Atkins) and Ellie Grimbridge (Stacey Nelkin) seek to uncover a plot by Silver Shamrock owner Conal Cochran (Dan O'Herlihy).
Metascore:
50
User Score:
5.9
Wrong Is Right 55.

Wrong Is Right

May 14, 1982 | R
A TV reporter finds himself in the middle of an Arab leader buying two portable nukes, terrorists, arms dealer, a reporter/CIA spy killed, a US president ordering a K-I-L-L etc.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
tbd
Class of 1984 56.

Class of 1984

August 20, 1982 | R
A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends up clashing with the delinquent leader of a punk posse that runs the school.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
6.0
Airplane II: The Sequel 57.

Airplane II: The Sequel

December 10, 1982 | PG
A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?
Metascore:
48
User Score:
6.5
Frances 58.

Frances

December 17, 1982 | R
The story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
tbd
Pink Floyd: The Wall 59.

Pink Floyd: The Wall

August 6, 1982 | TV-14
A confined but troubled rock star (Pink - Bob Geldof) descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
8.4
Five Days One Summer 60.

Five Days One Summer

November 12, 1982 | PG
Sir Sean Connery stars in Fred Zinnemann's haunting tale of incestuous love set against a magnificent background of the Swiss Alps.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
tbd
Lookin' to Get Out 61.

Lookin' to Get Out

October 18, 1982 | R
Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around.
Metascore:
44
User Score:
tbd
Firefox 62.

Firefox

June 18, 1982 | PG
A pilot is sent into the Soviet Union on a mission to steal a prototype jet fighter that can be partially controlled by a neuralink
Metascore:
44
User Score:
6.0
The Last American Virgin 63.

The Last American Virgin

July 30, 1982 | R
The bond of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.
Metascore:
43
User Score:
tbd
Trail of the Pink Panther 64.

Trail of the Pink Panther

December 17, 1982 | PG
Inspector Clouseau mysteriously disappears and a journalist attempts to uncover the mystery. New scenes are interspersed with old footage of Peter Sellers from the previous films.
Metascore:
43
User Score:
tbd
Still of the Night 65.

Still of the Night

November 19, 1982 | PG
A Manhattan psychiatrist probes a patient's murder and falls for the victim's mysterious mistress.
Metascore:
43
User Score:
tbd
Conan the Barbarian 66.

Conan the Barbarian

May 14, 1982 | R
Conan (Schwarzenegger) seeks revenge from the group lead by Thulsa Doom who killed his parents and enslaved him.
Metascore:
43
User Score:
8.0
Author! Author! 67.

Author! Author!

June 18, 1982 | PG
While facing the stress of his play being produced on Broadway, a playwright deals with having to raise his son, his stepdaughters, and his stepsons.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
tbd
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 68.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

July 23, 1982 | R
A town's Sheriff and regular patron of a historical whorehouse fights to keep it running when a television reporter targets it as the Devil's playhouse.
Metascore:
40
User Score:
6.8
Porky's 69.

Porky's

March 19, 1982 | R
A group of Florida high schoolers seek revenge after being kicked out of a bar named Porky's where they were trying to lose their virginities.
Metascore:
40
User Score:
6.9
The Sword and the Sorcerer 70.

The Sword and the Sorcerer

April 30, 1982 | R
A mercenary with a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage's dangerous future when he is recruited to help a princess foil the designs of a brutal tyrant and a powerful sorcerer in conquering a land.
Metascore:
39
User Score:
4.5
Annie 71.

Annie

June 18, 1982 | G
The story of a plucky, red-haired girl who dreams of life outside her dreary orphanage. One day, Annie (Quinn) is chosen to stay for one week with the famous billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks (Finney). One week turns into many and the only person standing in the way of Annie's fun is Miss Hannigan, the gin-soaked ruler of the orphanage (Burnett). (Sony)
Metascore:
39
User Score:
6.3
Amityville II: The Possession 72.

Amityville II: The Possession

September 24, 1982 | R
A family moves into their new home, which proves to be satanic, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.
Metascore:
34
User Score:
5.8
Friday the 13th Part III 73.

Friday the 13th Part III

August 13, 1982 | X
Having recovered from his wound, Jason Voorhees holes up at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of young people arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing rampage. Presented in Reagan-Era 3D!
Metascore:
30
User Score:
6.4
The Toy 74.

The Toy

December 10, 1982 | PG
An underemployed reporter (Richard Pryor) finds himself literally purchased as a toy for a rich spoiled brat.
Metascore:
16
User Score:
tbd
Death Wish II 75.

Death Wish II

February 19, 1982 | X
Architect Paul Kersey once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his daughter and housekeeper, this time on the dark streets of Los Angeles.
Metascore:
11
User Score:
5.4

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