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Best Films of 1981

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Endless Love (1981)
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People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 264 Average listal rating (160 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 626 Average listal rating (405 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Excalibur (1981)
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People who added this item 115 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Ragtime (1981)
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People who added this item 2017 Average listal rating (1320 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 310 Average listal rating (179 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
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Based off the poster and it being Jarmusch's debut I expected more. I like the approach and the scenarios; but ultimately the stories and people are just not interesting enough and the filmmaking doesn't help their cause, as unique, for the time, as it was.
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People who added this item 292 Average listal rating (160 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
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A weaker Bond entry - not Roger Moore's finest hour, but still entertaining in that way that Bond typically is.
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People who added this item 721 Average listal rating (459 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
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There are as many stupid moments as funny moments, where, up to this point, Mel Brooks typically has a bit more funny than stupid.
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People who added this item 205 Average listal rating (117 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
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A low budget sic-fi dystopian picture. The acting is rough but the story intriguing.
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The Rat Pack and cars, apparently back when the speed limit was 55.
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People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 502 Average listal rating (334 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
A cult B-Movie classic. A guilty pleasure, perhaps.
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People who added this item 369 Average listal rating (205 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
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Starts with the famed running on the beach, sort of straight forward dialogue-heavy scenes from there on out, amid impressive production elements.
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People who added this item 300 Average listal rating (183 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7


Two of the greats team up for their career finales and it's lovely and entertaining enough.
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People who added this item 130 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
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 515 Average listal rating (329 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.4
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A satire on the werewolf genre. The ending is great.
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People who added this item 258 Average listal rating (162 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Thief (1981)
Michael Mann'es excellent feature debut and possibly Caan's best performance

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People who added this item 1099 Average listal rating (624 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
Claustrophobia has never looked so good.
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People who added this item 750 Average listal rating (469 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
I laughed through this entire ridiculous movie.
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People who added this item 268 Average listal rating (176 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
I don't understand the attraction of Liza, but Moore is an awesome drunk.
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People who added this item 289 Average listal rating (141 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 107 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
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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I though this was coolest movie ever as a kid.

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People who added this item 610 Average listal rating (421 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Murray proved he could lead a film to great success, the first of many more...

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The damn movie makes me tear every damn time, I don't get it.

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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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