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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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Prowler, The (1981)
Prowler, The (1981) 2.68/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Horror
MPAA rating: R
Director: Joseph Zito
Actors: Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Lawrence Tierney
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The Funhouse
The Funhouse 2.56/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA rating: R
Director: Tobe Hooper
Actors: Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin
Plot: Four teenage friends spent the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask.


Pit, The ( Teddy )
Pit, The ( Teddy ) 3.17/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Horror/Mystery
MPAA rating: R
Director: Lew Lehman
Actors: Sammy Snyders, Jeannie Elias, Sonja Smits
Plot: A sexually precocious 12 year old boy takes revenge on the people who make his life miserable by feeding them to his imaginary friends, meat eating creatures he calls "Tra-la-logs". Along the way he partakes in some extremely questionable behavior involving the ladies in his life. The blatant perversity makes this a particularly tasty and delicious gem of a movie.


Last Metro, The ( dernier métro, Le )
Last Metro, The ( dernier métro, Le ) 2.62/4 Add to movie list

Language: French
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA rating: PG
Director: François Truffaut
Actors: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Poiret
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The Burning
The Burning 2.57/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Horror
MPAA rating: R
Director: Tony Maylam
Actors: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer
Plot: A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement.


The Cannonball Run
The Cannonball Run 2.49/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Hal Needham
Actors: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett
Plot: Teams of unpredictable, wild racers compete in a highly illegal cross-country car race.


Dragonslayer (1981)
Dragonslayer (1981) 2.52/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Matthew Robbins
Actors: Peter MacNicol, Ian McDiarmid, Caitlin Clarke
Plot: A small kingdom wants to kill a dragon in order stop the yearly virgin sacrifices. A small group travel afar to seek the help of a wizard to slay the dragon.


Death Hunt
Death Hunt 2.58/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Adventure
MPAA rating: R
Director: Peter R. Hunt
Actors: Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Andrew Stevens
Plot: Loosely based on a real 1930's event. A Canadian trapper (Bronson) is framed for murder, and becomes the focus of an extensive manhunt, led by a lawman (Marvin).


From the Life of the Marionettes ( Aus dem Leben der Marionetten )
From the Life of the Marionettes ( Aus dem Leben der Marionetten ) 2.67/4 Add to movie list

Language: German
Genre: Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Actors: Robert Atzorn, Christine Buchegger, Martin Benrath
Plot: One of Ingmar Bergman's later works, "From the Life of the Marionettes" explores a couple's troubled marriage, and the motives behind the husband's murder of a call girl.


Pixote ( Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco )
Pixote ( Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco ) 2.64/4 Add to movie list

Language: Portuguese
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Hector Babenco
Actors: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura
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