My Own World Wide Movie Awards 1982

The best the world of movie, television and documentaries had to offer in 1981....
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1.
Lili Marleen (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees... (120 mins.)
“ BEST movie of the year ” - hansbearnl
 
2.
Full Moon High (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A teenager (Adam Arkin) becomes a werewolf after a family vacation in Transylvania. (93 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
“ WORST movie of the year ” - hansbearnl
 
3.
Pixote (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with little crimes, prostitution, etc (128 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
“ Best gay or lesbian themed movie ” - hansbearnl
 
4.
Bumpy (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Nukitsamees (English title: Bumpy) is a family musical which somewhat echoes the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel... (75 mins.)
Director: Helle Murdmaa
“ Best musical ” - hansbearnl
 
5.
Diva (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller. (117 mins.)
“ Best thriller or horror movie ” - hansbearnl
 
6.
Mephisto (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance... (144 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
“ Best War (or Western) movie ” - hansbearnl
 
7.
Peter and Paul (1981 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts. (198 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
“ Best inspirational movie ” - hansbearnl
 
8.
Chariots of Fire (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics. (125 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
“ Best movie based on historical or real life events ” - hansbearnl
 
9.
Dragonslayer (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom. (108 mins.)
Director: Matthew Robbins
“ Best sci-fi or fantasy movie ” - hansbearnl
 
10.
The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An adult-oriented version of what would eventually become an award-winning children's classic. This... (58 mins.)
“ Best comedy ” - hansbearnl
 
11.
Hänsel und Gretel (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
(109 mins.)
Director: August Everding
“ Best family entertainment ” - hansbearnl
 
12.
Swan Lake (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A prince falls in love with a princess cursed to change into a swan by day, but their love is threatened by the sorcerer who keeps her imprisoned. (75 mins.)
Director: Kimio Yabuki
“ Best animated ft. length movie ” - hansbearnl
 
13.
The Fridays of Eternity (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Héctor Olivera
“ Best movie from Latin America (ARG) ” - hansbearnl
 
14.
Lili Marleen (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees... (120 mins.)
“ 2nd award: Best movie from Europe ” - hansbearnl
 
15.
Muddy River (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two boys, whose parents ply their trade by the mouth of a muddy river in Osaka, become close friends... (105 mins.)
Director: Kôhei Oguri
“ Best movie from Asia ” - hansbearnl
 
16.
Wie de Waarheid Zegt Moet Dood (1981 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Documentary on the life and death of Pier Paolo Pasolini. (60 mins.)
Director: Philo Bregstein
“ Best documentary ” - hansbearnl
 
17.
Hill Street Blues (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct. (60 mins.)
“ Best television or mini-series ” - hansbearnl
 
18.
The Smurfs (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends. (30 mins.)
“ Best animated television series ” - hansbearnl
 
19.
Lili Marleen (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees... (120 mins.)
“ 3rd award: Best director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder ” - hansbearnl
 
20.
Lili Marleen (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees... (120 mins.)
“ 4th award: Hana Schygulla, best actress in a leading role ” - hansbearnl
 
21.
Ragtime (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City. (155 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Howard E. Hollins Jr. best actor in a supporting role ” - hansbearnl
 
22.
Ragtime (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City. (155 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ 2nd award: Elizabeth McGovern, best supporting actress ” - hansbearnl
 
23.
The Girl with the Red Hair (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of Hannie Schaft, Dutch Resistance, told in flashback as they try to bring collaborators and criminals to justice in 1945. (110 mins.)
Director: Ben Verbong
“ Best movie from the Netherlands (my home country) ” - hansbearnl
 
24.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ Douglas Slocombe, best achievement in cinematography ” - hansbearnl
 
25.
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married... (124 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
“ Tom Rand, best achievement in costume design ” - hansbearnl
 
26.
Dragonslayer (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom. (108 mins.)
Director: Matthew Robbins
“ 2nd award, best achievement in special/visual effects: Dennis Muren and others ” - hansbearnl
 
27.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Rick Baker, best achievement in makeup ” - hansbearnl
 
28.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ John Williams, for best soundtrack/original score ” - hansbearnl
 
29.
Blow Out (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger. (107 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Best movie poster ” - hansbearnl
 
30.
Mephisto (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance... (144 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
“ Karl Maria Brandauer, best actor in a leading role. 2nd award for this movie ” - hansbearnl