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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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Antropophagus
Antropophagus 3.00/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Horror
MPAA rating: R
Director: Joe D'Amato
Actors: Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi
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Time Bandits
Time Bandits 2.63/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Comedy
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Terry Gilliam
Actors: John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall
Plot: A pack of midgets steal the Supreme Being's map of the universe and go on a looting spree across human history, aided by a British 12 year old and pursued by Pure Evil.

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Strange Behavior
Strange Behavior 3.33/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Horror
MPAA rating: R
Director: Michael Laughlin
Actors: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor
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Body Heat
Body Heat 2.65/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Thriller
MPAA rating: R
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Actors: William Hurt, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Turner
Plot: During the hottest time of the year, a man is convinced by his girlfriend to murder her husband - make it look accidental - so that they can be together. Will she turn on him in the end?

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Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal 2.64/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Animation/Action
MPAA rating: R
Director: Gerald Potterton
Actors: John Candy, Eugene Levy, Don Francks
Plot: Cult classic animated film featuring a thumping heavy metal soundtrack revolves around a menacing meteorite thought to be the root of all evil.

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Clash of the Titans (1981)
Clash of the Titans (1981) 2.61/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Action
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Desmond Davis
Actors: Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Ursula Andress
Plot: Perseus, the favored son of Zeus, wants to marry the beautiful Andromeda. However, after managing to win her hand in marriage, he has to contend with the angry sea goddess Thetis, who wants nothing more than to end Perseus' happiness by claiming either his life or his love.

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Inglorious Bastards ( Quel maledetto treno blindato )
Inglorious Bastards ( Quel maledetto treno blindato ) 2.70/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Action/War
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Enzo G. Castellari
Actors: Bo Svenson, Peter Hooten, Fred Williamson
Plot: Two officers (Bo Svenson, Ian Bannen) lead military misfits on a mission to steal a Nazi V-2 rocket gyroscope.

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Howling, The (1981)
Howling, The (1981) 2.59/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA rating: R
Director: Joe Dante
Actors: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan
Plot: After a near-fatal encounter with a serial killer, a reporter decides to check into the small community he lived at. She discovers "the colony" has a dark secret to hide.

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Absence of Malice
Absence of Malice 2.66/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Sydney Pollack
Actors: Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban
Plot: Michael Colin Gallagher is the son of a long dead Mafia boss who is a simple liquor warehouse owner. Frustrated in his attempt to solve a murder of a union head, a prosecutor leaks a false story that Gallagher is a target of the investigation, hoping that he will tell them something for protection. As his life begins to unravel, others are hurt by the story. Megan Carter, the reporter, is in the clear under the Absence of Malice rule in slander and libel cases. Knowing nothing to trade to the prosecutors, Gallagher must regain control of his life on different ground.

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My Bloody Valentine
My Bloody Valentine 2.64/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Horror
MPAA rating: R
Director: George Mihalka
Actors: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck
Plot: A decades old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day, turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

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