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Top Movies of 1981

The best movies of 1981 are calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". The top films from the year 1981 are updated daily.


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American Pop
American Pop 2.33/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Animation/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Ralph Bakshi
Actors: Ron Thompson, Mews Small, Jerry Holland
Plot: Animated film which follows 20th century music, from ragtime to rock to new wave, accomplished by following the descendants of a Jewish immigrant family, and their involvement in the music industry.


Final Exam
Final Exam 2.50/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA rating: R
Director: Jimmy Huston
Actors: Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S. Rice, Ralph Brown
Plot: In North Carolina, a group of students taking mid-terms find themselves the target of a killer.


So Fine
So Fine 2.50/4 Add to movie list

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Only When I Laugh
Only When I Laugh 2.35/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Glenn Jordan
Actors: Marsha Mason, Kristy McNichol, James Coco
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The Legend of the Lone Ranger
The Legend of the Lone Ranger 2.32/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Western
MPAA rating: PG
Director: William A. Fraker
Actors: Klinton Spilsbury, Michael Horse, Christopher Lloyd
Plot: The sole surviving Texas Ranger of an ambush arranged by Butch Cavandish returns to fight back.


Full Moon High
Full Moon High 2.42/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Horror
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Larry Cohen
Actors: Adam Arkin, Ed McMahon, Alan Arkin
Plot: A former high school jock is transformed into a werewolf during a family visit to Transylvania.


The Sleep of Death
The Sleep of Death 3.50/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Horror
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Calvin Floyd
Actors: Per Oscarsson, Patrick Magee, Marilý Tolo
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The Incredible Shrinking Woman
The Incredible Shrinking Woman 2.18/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Comedy
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Joel Schumacher
Actors: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty
Plot: After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, a woman begins to shrink, baffling scientists, and capturing the attention of a group of evil people who want to take over the world by shrinking everyone.


Modern Problems
Modern Problems 2.20/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Ken Shapiro
Actors: Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville, Dabney Coleman
Plot: Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fielder, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis.


The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia 2.27/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Ronald F. Maxwell
Actors: Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill
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