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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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The Burning
The Burning 2.55/4 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.


Friday the 13th Part 2
Friday the 13th Part 2 2.45/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Horror/Action
MPAA rating: R
Director: Steve Miner
Actors: Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King
Plot: Five years after his mother's death, it is the thought-to-be-drowned Jason Voorhees who exacts his revenge as a new campsite is built uncomfortably close to Crystal Lake.


The Four Seasons
The Four Seasons 2.61/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Alan Alda
Actors: Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Len Cariou
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For Your Eyes Only
For Your Eyes Only 2.45/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA rating: PG
Director: John Glen
Actors: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol
Plot: Bond is one the case when a British spy ship sinks with an ATAC encryption device and the Russians send their own agents after it.


Bloody Birthday
Bloody Birthday 2.71/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Horror
MPAA rating: R
Director: Ed Hunt
Actors: Susan Strasberg, Lori Lethin, Julie Brown
Plot: At the height of a total eclipse, three babies are born - but due to this astrological event, all three grow up to be heartless sociopaths. On their 10th birthday, they decide to act - going on a killing spree that their innocent facade hides well. But a boy and his teen sister stumble upon their murderous plot, putting themselves in danger.


Ms. 45
Ms. 45 2.67/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA rating: NC-17
Director: Abel Ferrara
Actors: Zoė Lund, Albert Sinkys, Darlene Stuto
Plot: A mute and withdrawn seamstress is raped twice in one day and goes on a killing spree after dark - a trusty .45 in her hand and any man she comes across her target.


This is Elvis
This is Elvis 2.69/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Malcolm Leo, Andrew Solt
Actors: David Scott, Paul Boensch III, Johnny Harra
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Death Hunt
Death Hunt 2.55/4 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).


City of Women ( cittą delle donne, La )
City of Women ( cittą delle donne, La ) 2.80/4 Add to movie list

Language: Italian
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Federico Fellini
Actors: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Prucnal, Bernice Stegers
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Dragonslayer (1981)
Dragonslayer (1981) 2.48/4 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.

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