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Best Films of 1981

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40. The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)

People who added this item 48  Average listal rating (28 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 5.7 
39. Student Bodies (1981)

People who added this item 65  Average listal rating (37 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 4.6 
38. Endless Love (1981)
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People who added this item 154  Average listal rating (66 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
37. The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
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People who added this item 25  Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.3 
36. Sharky's Machine (1981)
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People who added this item 212  Average listal rating (131 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 6.6 
34. Mommie Dearest (1981)
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People who added this item 378  Average listal rating (229 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
33. Heavy Metal (1981)
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People who added this item 544  Average listal rating (365 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
32. Excalibur (1981)
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People who added this item 18  Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.2 
31. The Four Seasons (1981)
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People who added this item 95  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
30. Ragtime (1981)
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People who added this item 1705  Average listal rating (1126 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
29. The Evil Dead (1981)
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People who added this item 255  Average listal rating (153 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.5 
28. Gallipoli (1981)
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People who added this item 57  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.5 
27. Pennies from Heaven (1981)
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People who added this item 524  Average listal rating (342 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
26. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
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People who added this item 490  Average listal rating (338 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
25. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
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People who added this item 602  Average listal rating (386 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.8 
24. Scanners (1981)
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People who added this item 433  Average listal rating (308 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
23. History of the World: Part I (1981)
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People who added this item 154  Average listal rating (85 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
22. Atlantic City (1980)
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People who added this item 1159  Average listal rating (773 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
21. Escape from New York (1981)
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People who added this item 175  Average listal rating (104 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.4 
20. Thief (1981)

People who added this item 85  Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
19. Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams (1981)
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People who added this item 83  Average listal rating (35 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
18. Prince of the City (1981)

People who added this item 438  Average listal rating (297 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
17. Clash of the Titans (1981)
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People who added this item 293  Average listal rating (166 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
16. Body Heat (1981)
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People who added this item 405  Average listal rating (243 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
15. Chariots of Fire (1981)
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People who added this item 244  Average listal rating (145 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
14. On Golden Pond (1981)
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People who added this item 319  Average listal rating (231 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
13. The Cannonball Run (1981)
The Rat Pack and cars, apparently back when the speed limit was 55.
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People who added this item 111  Average listal rating (76 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
12. Taps (1981)
Cruise shows how crazy he is even at a young age. The mostly-young cast does a great job in this not-exactly-for-kids-movie about kids
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People who added this item 424  Average listal rating (267 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
11. Blow Out (1981)

People who added this item 1139  Average listal rating (717 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
10. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
A satire on the werewolf genre. The ending is great.
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People who added this item 937  Average listal rating (543 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
9. Das Boot (1981)
Claustrophobia has never looked so good.
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People who added this item 668  Average listal rating (423 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
8. Time Bandits (1981)
I laughed through this entire ridiculous movie.
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People who added this item 216  Average listal rating (144 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
7. Arthur (1981)
I don't understand the attraction of Liza, but Moore is an awesome drunk.
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People who added this item 235  Average listal rating (113 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
6. Reds (1981)
Beatty, Nicholson, Keaton, communism. This is an impressive epic. I loved watching it, however I wasn't too keen on following a man with such blind idealistic dreams.

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People who added this item 90  Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
5. Absence of Malice (1981)
An intro that possibly inspired "Lord of War" and one that most definitely inspired the entire "Nothing But the Truth". Newman is brilliant, as usual.

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People who added this item 250  Average listal rating (156 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
4. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
I though this was coolest movie ever as a kid.
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People who added this item 537  Average listal rating (375 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
3. Stripes (1981)
Murray proved he could lead a film to great success, the first of many more...

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People who added this item 1258  Average listal rating (727 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
2. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
The damn movie makes me tear every damn time, I don't get it.

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People who added this item 4582  Average listal rating (3089 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.6 
1. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ar... (1981)
Probably the greatest action adventure of all time, especially since it spawned three sequels and tons of copycats.

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1981's 40 films that made it the year it was, even if it wasn't a banner year


This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz

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