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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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Taps (1981)
Taps (1981) 2.77/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Harold Becker
Actors: George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox
Plot: Cadets at a military boarding school revolt when the school is shut down.


Dark Night of the Scarecrow
Dark Night of the Scarecrow 2.95/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Horror/Mystery
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Frank De Felitta
Actors: Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones
Plot: A mentally-challenged young man, dressed as a scarecrow, saves a young woman, but a crowd blames him for the attack and kills him. When members of the posse start dying, it appears the man has come back from the dead seeking vengeance.


The Great Muppet Caper
The Great Muppet Caper 2.74/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Family/Comedy
MPAA rating: G
Director: Jim Henson
Actors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz
Plot: Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo are reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a fashion designer who has just had her diamond necklace stolen. Kermit falls for her secretary, Miss Piggy. When a second jewelery theft happens, Miss Piggy is framed and the reporters will stop at nothing to uncover the real thief.


Nice Dreams
Nice Dreams 2.78/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Action
MPAA rating: R
Director: Tommy Chong
Actors: Tommy Chong, Cheech Marin, Benita Barrie
Plot: Two loser potheads are making a living selling weed out of an ice cream truck when one them gets an idea.


Reds 2.76/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Warren Beatty
Actors: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann
Plot: An American journalist joins the communist revolution in Russia in the beginning of the twentieth century.


Oblomov ( Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova )
Oblomov ( Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova ) 3.10/4 Add to movie list

Language: Russian
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Actors: Oleg Tabakov, Yuri Bogatyryov, Andrei Popov
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Atlantic City (1981)
Atlantic City (1981) 2.75/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Louis Malle
Actors: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Robert Joy
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My Dinner With Andre
My Dinner With Andre 2.73/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Louis Malle
Actors: Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory, Jean Lenauer
Plot: Semi-autobiographical movie features Andre Gregory conversing with a laconic Wallace Shawn.


Southern Comfort (1981)
Southern Comfort (1981) 2.73/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Thriller
MPAA rating: N/A
Director: Walter Hill
Actors: Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward
Plot: A troop of National Guardsmen get on the wrong side of a murderous clan of Cajuns in the bayous of Louisiana.


Teddy Bear ( Miś )
Teddy Bear ( Miś ) 3.00/4 Add to movie list

Language: Polish
Genre: Comedy
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Stanislaw Bareja
Actors: Stanislaw Tym, Barbara Burska, Christine Paul-Podlasky
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