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List of 1982 Movies and TV Shows

Browse the full list of 1982 movies and TV shows streaming online, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO and more. Sort by Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!

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1. Blade Runner

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8.1/10
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90/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Cult

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. The Thing

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Released: 1982Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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7.8/10
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87/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Children

What it's about: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. First Blood

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85/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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7.7/10
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85/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Admiral James T. Kirk is feeling old; the prospect of accompanying his old ship the Enterprise on a two week cadet cruise is not making him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a life or death struggle when Khan escapes from years of exile and captures the power of creation itself.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & CBS All Access), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. The King of Comedy

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83/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. The Dark Crystal

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7.2/10
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83/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Family

What it's about: On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. Gandhi

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82/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive resistance', endeavouring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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9. The Secret of NIMH

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82/100
Released: 1982Rated: G
Children, Fantasy

What it's about: A widowed field mouse must move her family -- including an ailing son -- to escape a farmer's plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of superintelligent, escaped lab rats, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Fanny & Alexander

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81/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny and Alexander enjoy a happy life with their parents, who run a theater company. After their father dies unexpectedly, however, the siblings end up in a joyless home when their mother, Emilie, marries a stern bishop. The bleak situation gradually grows worse as the bishop becomes more controlling, but dedicated relatives make a valiant attempt to aid Emilie, Fanny and Alexander.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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11. Koyaanisqatsi

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8.3/10
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80/100
Released: 1982
Documentary

What it's about: Takes us to locations all around the US and shows us the heavy toll that modern technology is having on humans and the earth. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and the exceptional music by Philip Glass.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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12. Poltergeist

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7.3/10
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80/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken dishes and furniture moving around by itself. However, when he realizes that something truly evil haunts his home, Steve calls in a team of parapsychologists led by Dr. Lesh to help before it's too late.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. Fitzcarraldo

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8.1/10
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79/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Fitzcarraldo is a dreamer who plans to build an opera house in Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon, so, in order to finance his project, he embarks on an epic adventure to collect rubber, a very profitable product, in a remote and unexplored region of the rainforest.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, Shout Factory TV & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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14. Tootsie

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7.4/10
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79/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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15. The Verdict

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78/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties willing to settle out of court. Blundering his way through the preliminaries, he suddenly realizes that perhaps after all the case should go to court; to punish the guilty, to get a decent settlement for his clients, and to restore his standing as a lawyer.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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16. Rocky III

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6.8/10
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78/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Drama, Sport

What it's about: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter rival Apollo Creed for a rematch with Lang.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 5 others).

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17. 48 Hrs.

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78/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix & Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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18. Sophie's Choice

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78/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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19. Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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7.2/10
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78/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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20. Conan the Barbarian

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6.9/10
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77/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: A film adaptation of the classic sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. A horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for years on The Wheel of Pain. As the sole survivor of the childhood massacre, Conan is released from slavery and taught the ancient arts of fighting. Transforming himself into a killing machine, Conan travels into the wilderness to seek vengeance on Thulsa Doom, the man responsible for killing his family. In the wilderness, Conan takes up with the thieves Valeria and Subotai. The group comes upon King Osric, who wants the trio of warriors to help rescue his daughter who has joined Doom in the hills.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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21. The Snowman

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8.2/10
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76/100
Released: 1982Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A young boy makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, which comes to life at midnight and takes the boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Ameba) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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22. An Officer and a Gentleman

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7.0/10
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76/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, CBS All Access & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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23. The Last Unicorn

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7.5/10
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75/100
Released: 1982Rated: G
Family, Animation

What it's about: From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue, a now middle-aged woman who dreamed all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Shout Factory TV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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24. Tron

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6.8/10
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75/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Children

What it's about: As Kevin Flynn searches for proof that he invented a hit video game, he is "digitalized" by a laser and finds himself inside The Grid, where programs suffer under the tyrannical rule of the Master Control Program. With the help of TRON, a security program, Flynn seeks to free The Grid from the MCP.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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25. Creepshow

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6.9/10
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75/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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26. Tenebre

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7.1/10
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73/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (ConTV & Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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27. Victor/Victoria

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7.6/10
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73/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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28. Cheers

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7.8/10
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72/100
Year: 1982-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 11
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Cheers is an American sitcom television series that ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993. It was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC and created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles. The show is set in a bar named Cheers in Boston, Massachusetts, where a group of locals meet to drink, relax, and socialize. The show's theme song, written and performed by Gary Portnoy, and co-written with Judy Hart Angelo, lent its famous refrain, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name", as the show's tagline.After premiering on September 30, 1982, it was nearly canceled during its first season when it ranked last in ratings for its premiere. Cheers, however, eventually became a highly rated television show in the United States, earning a top-ten rating during 8 of its 11 seasons, including one season at #1. The show spent most of its run on NBC's Thursday night "Must See TV" lineup. Its widely watched series finale was broadcast on May 20, 1993, and the show's 275 episodes have been successfully syndicated worldwide. Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series for all eleven of its seasons on the air, it has earned 28 Emmy Awards from a then-record 117 nominations. The character Frasier Crane was featured in his eponymous spin-off show, which later aired up until 2004 and included guest appearances by virtually all of the major and minor Cheers characters.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (7%) are available to watch free online (CBS & Tubi TV). 275 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & 1 other). 275 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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29. Burden of Dreams

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7.9/10
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72/100
Released: 1982
Documentary

What it's about: German director Werner Herzog begins work on his 1982 epic "Fitzcarraldo" but soon runs into serious setbacks, from casting problems to his own stubborn refusal to use special effects. After having to reshoot much of the film because the lead actor was recast, his crew must then haul an old-fashioned steamboat over a mountain using manpower alone. With a resolve bordering on insanity, Herzog struggles to realize his vision, vowing to see the film completed -- even if it leads to his undoing.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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30. Evil Under the Sun

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7.1/10
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71/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Crime, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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31. The Man from Snowy River

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7.3/10
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71/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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32. Diner

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71/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their responsibilities, leaving the Diner behind.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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33. The Plague Dogs

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7.8/10
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71/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG-13
Animation, Cult

What it's about: The Plague Dogs is a 1982 animated film based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. The story is centred on two dogs named Rowf and Snitter, who escape from a research laboratory in Great Britain. In the process of telling the story, the film highlights the cruelty of performing vivisection and animal research for its own sake.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shout Factory TV & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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34. The Year of Living Dangerously

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Released: 1982Rated: PG
Drama, Romance

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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35. The World According to Garp

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Released: 1982Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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36. My Favorite Year

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70/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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37. Night Shift

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69/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Comedy

What it's about: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour complains about the loss of her pimp. His partner, upon hearing the situation, suggests that they fill that opening themselves using the morgue at night .

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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38. The Atomic Cafe

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69/100
Released: 1982
Documentary, Horror

What it's about: A disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & FandangoNOW).

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39. White Dog

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7.1/10
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69/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to kill black people.

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40. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

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6.9/10
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68/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye, Rigby Reardon. He finds a slip of paper containing a list of people who are 'The Friends and Enemies of Carlotta'.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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41. Liquid Sky

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6.2/10
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68/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Science-Fiction, LGBTQ

What it's about: Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human pheromones created in the brain during orgasm preferable to heroin, and the model's casual sex partners begin to disappear. This increasingly bizarre scenario is observed by a lonely woman in the building across the street, a German scientist who is following the aliens, and an equally androgynous, drug-addicted male model.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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42. Veronika Voss

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7.8/10
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68/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: In Munich 1955, German film star Veronika Voss becomes a drug addict at the mercy of corrupt Dr. Marianne Katz, who keeps her supplied with morphine. After meeting sports writer Robert Krohn, Veronika begins to dream of a return to stardom. As the couple's relationship escalates in intensity, Veronika begins seriously planning her return to the screen -- only to realize how debilitated she has become through her drug habit.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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43. Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

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7.7/10
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67/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Documentary, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: The third and most successful of four stand-up act movies release by Richard Pryor on film. The stand-up act includes Pryor's frank discussion about his freebasing addiction, as well as the infamous night on June 9, 1980 that he caught on fire.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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44. Annie

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6.6/10
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67/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is selected. While Annie gets accustomed to living in Warbucks' mansion, she still longs to meet her parents. So Warbucks announces a search for them and a reward, which brings out many frauds.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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45. Class of 1984

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6.6/10
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67/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: Andy is a new teacher at a inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. There is metal detectors at the front door and everything 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shout Factory TV, Cinefest & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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46. Knight Rider

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67/100
Year: 1982-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Michael Long, an undercover police officer, is shot while investigating a case and left for dead by his assailants. He is rescued by Wilton Knight, a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor who arranges life-saving surgery, including a new face and a new identity--that of Michael Knight. Michael is then given a special computerized and indestructible car called the Knight Industries Two Thousand (nicknamed KITT), and a mission: apprehend criminals who are beyond the reach of the law. The series depicts Michael's exploits as he and KITT battle the forces of evil on behalf of the Foundation for Law and Government.

Where to Watch: 89 episodes (97%) are available to watch free online (NBC). 84 episodes (91%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 92 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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47. Eating Raoul

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67/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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48. Deathtrap

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66/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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49. Frances

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7.4/10
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66/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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50. Airplane II: The Sequel