Top 100 New Editor's Pick

Top 1981 movies(based on popularity,box-office)

1. Das Boot [1981]
A Drama, Adventure Movie, directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Starring: Jürgen Prochnow
A Action, Adventure Movie, directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott
3. The Evil Dead [1981]
A Horror Movie, directed by Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell
A Action, Adventure Movie, directed by George Miller
Starring: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells
A Action, Sci-Fi Movie, directed by John Carpenter
Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton
A Comedy, Horror Movie, directed by John Landis
Starring: Griffin Dunne, David Schofield, Brian Glover, Jenny Agutter
A Drama, Animation Movie, directed by Richard Rich
Starring:
8. Excalibur [1981]
A Drama, Adventure Movie, directed by John Boorman
Starring: Helen Mirren, Nicol Williamson, Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson
A Action, Adventure Movie
Starring: Roger Moore, Julian Glover, Jill Bennett, Lois Maxwell
10. On Golden Pond [1981]
A Drama Movie, directed by Mark Rydell
Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Dabney Coleman
11. Gallipoli [1981]
A Drama, Adventure Movie, directed by Peter Weir
Starring: Bill Kerr, Mel Gibson
12. Chariots of Fire [1981]
A Drama Movie
Starring: Nicholas Farrell, Ben Cross, Ian Holm, John Gielgud, Nigel Davenport, Alice Krige
A Comedy, Drama Movie, directed by Louis Malle
Starring: Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory
14. Blow Out [1981]
A Mystery, Thriller Movie, directed by Brian De Palma
Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz, John McMartin, J. Patrick McNamara
15. Time Bandits [1981]
A Comedy, Adventure Movie, directed by Terry Gilliam
Starring: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Ian Holm, Ralph Richardson
16. Stripes [1981]
A Comedy, Action Movie, directed by Ivan Reitman
Starring: Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P.J. Soles, Sean Young, John Candy
17. Body Heat [1981]
A Drama, Crime Movie, directed by Lawrence Kasdan
Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson, Mickey Rourke
18. Reds [1981]
A Drama Movie, directed by Warren Beatty
Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jack Nicholson, Paul Sorvino, Maureen Stapleton
19. Thief [1981]
A Drama, Action Movie, directed by Michael Mann
Starring: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, Jim Belushi, Robert Prosky, Tom Signorelli
A Comedy Movie, directed by Mel Brooks
Starring: Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman, Gregory Hines
21. Possession [1981]
A Drama, Horror Movie
Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill
A Action, Adventure Movie
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith, Ursula Andress, Jack Gwillim, Pat Roach
23. Halloween II [1981]
A Horror Movie
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Leo Rossi
24. Scanners [1981]
A Action, Sci-Fi Movie, directed by David Cronenberg
Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane, Michael Ironside
25. Southern Comfort [1981]
A Action, Thriller Movie, directed by Walter Hill
Starring: Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward, T.K. Carter, Peter Coyote, Brion James
A Comedy, Crime Movie, directed by Jim Henson
Starring: Charles Grodin, Diana Rigg, John Cleese, Robert Morley, Peter Ustinov, Jack Warden
27. Arthur [1981]
A Comedy, Romance Movie
Starring: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Stephen Elliott
28. The Beyond [1981]
A Horror Movie, directed by Lucio Fulci
Starring:
29. Heavy Metal [1981]
A Animation, Adventure Movie
Starring:
30. Mephisto [1981]
A Drama Movie, directed by István Szabó
Starring: Klaus Maria Brandauer
31. Diva [1981]
A Thriller Movie
Starring: Dominique Pinon
32. The Howling [1981]
A Horror Movie, directed by Joe Dante
Starring: Dee Wallace, Dennis Dugan, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, Slim Pickens, Robert Picardo
33. Outland [1981]
A Action, Crime Movie, directed by Peter Hyams
Starring: Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, Frances Sternhagen, James Sikking, Clarke Peters, Steven Berkoff
34. Victory [1981]
A Drama, Action Movie, directed by John Huston
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine
35. Taps [1981]
A Drama Movie, directed by Harold Becker
Starring: George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Giancarlo Esposito
A Drama, Crime Movie, directed by Bob Rafelson
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, Michael Lerner, John P. Ryan, Anjelica Huston
37. Dragonslayer [1981]
A Action, Adventure Movie, directed by Matthew Robbins
Starring: Peter MacNicol, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam, Peter Eyre, Albert Salmi, Sydney Bromley
38. Mommie Dearest [1981]
A Drama Movie, directed by Frank Perry
Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva, Rutanya Alda, Priscilla Pointer
A Mystery, Horror Movie, directed by Steve Miner
Starring:
40. Porky's [1981]
A Comedy Movie, directed by Bob Clark
Starring: Kim Cattrall
A Drama, Romance Movie, directed by Karel Reisz
Starring: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Peter Vaughan, Liz Smith
A Drama, Romance Movie, directed by Sydney Pollack
Starring: Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon, Luther Adler, Barry Primus
43. The Burning [1981]
A Horror Movie
Starring: Larry Joshua, Jason Alexander, Ned Eisenberg, Fisher Stevens
44. Nighthawks [1981]
A Action, Crime Movie
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Nigel Davenport, Rutger Hauer, Joe Spinell
A Comedy, Action Movie, directed by Hal Needham
Starring: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Jack Elam, Jackie Chan
46. Teddy Bear [1981]
A Comedy Movie
Starring:
47. Ragtime [1981]
A Drama Movie, directed by Milos Forman
Starring: James Cagney, Brad Dourif, Moses Gunn, Elizabeth McGovern, Kenneth McMillan, Pat O'Brien
A Drama, Crime Movie, directed by Sidney Lumet
Starring: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Carmine Caridi, Bob Balaban, James Tolkan
A Mystery, Horror Movie
Starring: Alf Humphreys
A Romance, Thriller Movie
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan