Skip to comments.Summer of 1982: 15 Classic Films Turn 30 (slideshow)
Posted on 06/11/2012 8:43:04 AM PDT by DemforBush
Slideshow of some great flicks that came out in 1982...
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The list, btw, for those who want to skip the slideshow:
Conan the Barbarian
The Road Warrior
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan
Secret of NIMH
The Pretentious Crapfest Known as The World According to Garp
An Officer and a Gentleman
Pink Floyd’s The Wall
Fast Times and Ridgemont High
Pretty crappy list.
Blade Runner and ET are the only ones worth watching.
Wow, that was quite a year. The Road Warrior, Bladerunner, and Tron are my three faves from the list.
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Tron????????????? You betcha it is right up there with the greats....geez?
Me either. Since I heard Speilberg "improved" it, it's unlikely that I ever will bother.
Tron actually sucked. We just have fond memories of it since it was such a different movie for its day.
I don’t seen classic in this list. Conan the Barberian, World according to Garp. Come on man.
Three of my faves period. And the new Tron was even good. Road warrior? Classic. Blade Runner? What more need be said.
>>I dont seen classic in this list. Conan the Barberian, World according to Garp. Come on man.<<
Blade Runner really holds up. I just watched it the other day and was re-amazed at how excellently it was made.
“feed the tuna mayonnaise” - one of these movies - bad movie, great line, famous actor.
***ET. Since I heard Speilberg “improved” it, it’s unlikely that I ever will bother. ***
It is just a feel good kid show in which guns have digitally been removed and replaced with radios. The movie is a good lead in for Speilberg’s WAR OF THE WORLDS or ET Returns.
LOL! The last time I went to the movies to see a movie was to see E.T. It was the easiest way I could think of to entertain my then boyfriend's 10 year old son while the BF was at work!
I also agree with you about Garp!
Bladerunner and Road Warrior for me.
We have fond memories of Tron ‘because’ it was so different. And it holds up very well. The visuals were groundbreaking and the story had a massive conceptual impact on the way computers developed. The soundtrack by Wendy Carlos is a historical achievement in the world of synth music.
No, it’s not “Gone with the Wind” but as a sci fi flickit’s among the greats. A classic in every sense of the word.
Some comments on the list
Conan the Barbarian - Never saw all of it.
The Road Warrior - Good post-apocalypse flick that has not aged well.
Rocky III - Never saw it.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan - One of the best ST films
Poltergeist - OK
E.T. - Never saw it, hope I never will.
Blade Runner - One of my fav’s, but prefer the director’s cut.
The Thing - Never saw it.
Secret of NIMH - Never saw it.
Tron - Cool effects, boring storyline. Arcade game even worse.
The Pretentious Crapfest Known as The World According to Garp - Agreed.
An Officer and a Gentleman - Could never get through the entire movie.
Night Shift - Mindless comedy.
Pink Floyds The Wall - This might be better if you are stoned (I wasn’t).
Fast Times and Ridgemont High - Phoebe Cates. ‘Nuf said.
1982 movies not on the list:
The Year of Living Dangerously
Diner (How could they leave this out?)
Sorry, but none of these movies impressed me much at all.
Thanks for listing that. Really none of them are ones I’d recommend. “Night Shift”? Really??
1966. The Sand Pebbles. Flight of the Phoenix. Never equaled.
Agreed, but I would also add "Sean Penn's greatest role"
Blade Runner in my opinion is one of the best sci fi movies of all time. Unlike Star Wars there isn’t one cheesy moment in the whole movie. It’s incredible.
Ridley Scott has announced that he has either a prequel or sequel to Blade Runner in the planning stages.
I don't know, given the Obama energy policy "Road Warrior" could be considered a survival training film.
“Pink Floyds The Wall - This might be better if you are stoned (I wasnt).”
Heh, you’re probably right about that one. I got dragged to a midnight movie showing of The Wall and was bored to tears. I enjoyed the music, but I didn’t care much one way or the other about the storyline...whatever it was.
Wow. Many of these are far better than the original list:
Porkys - Mindless teenage comedy. Never saw all of it.
48 Hrs. - “ROXANNE!!!!!!”
The Year of Living Dangerously - Probably one of Mel Gibson’s best roles.
The Verdict - I vaguely remember this one.
Diner (How could they leave this out?) - Agreed. A more mature comedy than “Porky’s” or “Night Shift”.
Gandhi - Too long and boring
First Blood - Mindless action film
I feel old.
“...1966. The Sand Pebbles. Flight of the Phoenix. Never equaled....”
True, that. However, IMHO, the remake of “The Flight of the Phoenix” was a better than average remake of a previous movie, as far as remakes go.
Love your tagline too..Whats in the trunk, Ace? I think that was a couple years later though.
"Starship Troopers" is a classic, IMHO. Macho Space Marines zapping bugs with hand held nukes, while hot chicks slink around in the altogether. What's not to like?
Consider yourself lucky.
I’m surprised they don’t have Tootsie or Sophie’s Choice on the list since they were both big Oscar nominees.
......and 30 years later, here I am, still one.
Likely, the best use of gratuitous nudity in a feature film, ever. Top three, certainly. And I can't think of two more.
Blade Runner is the class of the list. Road Warrior is a classic as is The Thing. Not enough props for The Thing. It was a great horror flick and it’s special effects were copied in horror movies for the next 15 years. The ending scene is a true classic.
That was an amazingly bad year for movies.
Khan was the only decent one on the list. Yes Phoebe Cates was hot but if one wants to see her totally naked, you could watch an old terrible movie named “Paradise”.
Over the years I’ve read so many interviews with people across the spectrum that have cited Tron as a major influence on their work. Computer guys, writers, musicians/video people, artists, people in the special FX world... it’s really incredible how big an influence it was. The whole cyberpunk genre owes a big debt to that film as well. I was a geek to begin with but Tron pretty well solidified it.
And yea, the video game sucked, but it’s influence on gaming as a whole is staggering.
Is that you Brad lol
good horror movie. Not in the classic, "Hitchcock" suspense-type horror. Not a slash-and-stab-the-naked-teenagers-type horror movie.
Just an all-out, in your face, no-holds-barred, scare the pants off you, gross you out, and make you think entirely too much -type horror movie.
I saw it when I was a teenager and had trouble sleeping for a week. Saw it again awhile ago. Still was a little unsettling.
Well, now I know who the other guy who read Garp is.
Cool concepts, but it didn't hold up well.
I think that "Tron" will wind up like "The Matrix"... the visual effects in the original are so far ahead of everything else, that they stand on their own. And then, all of the sequels (or copycats) just don't cut it.
Night Shift is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen.
The Road Warrior
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan
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