TOOTSIE (1982)

Dustin Hoffman shows women how to be a real feminist in maybe my least favorite of the AFI’s “Top 100” American movies.

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

A kid and his lovable alien pal try to escape from some government scientists. I found myself rooting for the scientists.

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)

A surprisingly down-to-earth and enjoyable movie about a bunch of 80s teens who have no idea what they’re doing.

THE THING (1982)

A classic of all-encompassing paranoia, with some of the best practical effects you’ll ever see.

BLADE RUNNER (1982)

This extremely atmospheric neo-noir about androids and flying cars helped revolutionize science fiction with its combination of cynicism and neon.