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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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Ragtime 2.48/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Milos Forman
Actors: James Cagney, Brad Dourif, Moses Gunn
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Bustin' Loose
Bustin' Loose 2.53/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA rating: R
Director: Oz Scott
Actors: Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, Ángel Ramírez
Plot: A convict is hired to drive a group of troubled children and their teacher cross-country to a farm, and learns there is more to life than looking out for himself.


Spetters 2.61/4 Add to movie list

Language: Dutch
Genre: Action/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Actors: Hans van Tongeren, Renée Soutendijk, Toon Agterberg
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This is Elvis
This is Elvis 2.64/4 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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Full Moon High
Full Moon High 2.67/4 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.


Wolfen 2.44/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA rating: R
Director: Michael Wadleigh
Actors: Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos
Plot: A town is haunted by ghost wolves that actually have a purpose for their haunting.


Deadly Blessing
Deadly Blessing 2.50/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA rating: R
Director: Wes Craven
Actors: Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner
Plot: In an Hittite Amish community, a widow is charged as being an "incubus" after her husband dies in a mysterious tractor accident and must figure out the real culprit before she becomes the next victim.


Game of Death II ( Si wang ta )
Game of Death II ( Si wang ta ) 2.50/4 Add to movie list

Language: Cantonese
Genre: Action/Mystery
MPAA rating: R
Director: See-Yuen Ng
Actors: Bruce Lee, Jang Lee Hwang, Roy Chiao
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Fort Apache, the Bronx
Fort Apache, the Bronx 2.45/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Daniel Petrie
Actors: Paul Newman, Edward Asner, Ken Wahl
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All Night Long (1981)
All Night Long (1981) 2.50/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Jean-Claude Tramont
Actors: Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, Diane Ladd
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