Best award winning movies with building suspense from 1982

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with building suspense from 1982! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with building suspense from 1982, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Verdict (1982)

Frank Galvin is a down-on-his-luck lawyer and reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing, when a former associate reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit by serving it to Galvin on a silver platter—all parties are willing to settle out of court. Blundering his way through the preliminaries, Galvin suddenly realizes that the case should actually go to court—to punish the guilty, to get a decent settlement for his clients... and to restore his standing as a lawyer.

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1982-12-08 | Drama

Cast

Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling

Rating

rating icon 7.463
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #40 for
    Courtroom Drama
  2. Ranked #57 for
    desperately hoping
  3. Ranked #140 for
    pill-popping

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2 Moonlighting (1982)

A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and separation from their families. Nowak is the only one of the group who speaks English, and he uses this as a tool over his team. When the unrest in Poland leads to a military takeover, Nowak is faced with a much more difficult situation than he expected.

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1982-09-18 | Drama

Cast

Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski

Rating

rating icon 6.962
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #235 for
    unhurried pace
  2. Ranked #270 for
    ramshackle house
  3. Ranked #419 for
    story unfolds

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Moonlighting trailer
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3 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

An alien is left behind on Earth and saved by the 10-year-old Elliot who decides to keep him hidden in his home. While a task force hunts for the extra-terrestrial, Elliot, his brother, and his little sister Gertie form an emotional bond with their new friend, and try to help him find his way home.

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1982-06-11 | Science Fiction / Adventure

Cast

Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore

Rating

rating icon 7.518
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #76 for
    wonderful
  2. Ranked #116 for
    critically acclaimed
  3. Ranked #118 for
    mawkish

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4 Next of Kin (1982)

After Linda inherits a retirement home, she witnesses a series of strange events which seem connected to a dark and unspeakable evil.

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1982-04-30 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt

Rating

rating icon 6.365
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #114 for
    like Knives Out
  2. Ranked #144 for
    suspenseful atmosphere
  3. Ranked #153 for
    mysterious

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5 Poltergeist (1982)

Upon realizing that something truly evil haunts his home, Steve Freeling calls in a team of parapsychologists to help before it's too late.

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1982-06-04 | Horror

Cast

Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams

Rating

rating icon 7.143
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #125 for
    lovecraftian
  2. Ranked #206 for
    for Stephen King's fans
  3. Ranked #232 for
    like The Twilight Zone

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6 Tootsie (1982)

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.

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1982-12-17 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange

Rating

rating icon 7.221
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #13 for
    afterschool special
  2. Ranked #63 for
    critically acclaimed
  3. Ranked #77 for
    Oscar nomination deserving

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Tootsie trailer
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7 Blade Runner (1982)

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.

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1982-06-25 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer

Rating

rating icon 7.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #80 for
    cyborg
  2. Ranked #113 for
    futuristic society
  3. Ranked #117 for
    orwellian

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Blade Runner trailer
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8 Alone in the Dark (1982)

A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.

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1982-11-12 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence

Rating

rating icon 5.881
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #16 for
    Slasher Film
  2. Ranked #64 for
    like Cape Fear
  3. Ranked #69 for
    with bangers

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9 The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

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.

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1982-12-17 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver

Rating

rating icon 6.654
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #90 for
    callow
  2. Ranked #96 for
    opaque
  3. Ranked #108 for
    waggish

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10 Fanny and Alexander (1982)

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.

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1982-12-17 | Fantasy / Drama

Cast

Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #87 for
    foster father
  2. Ranked #110 for
    with marital problems
  3. Ranked #138 for
    remarkable

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Fanny and Alexander trailer
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