Feature Films/TV Series Released 1981-01-01 to 1981-12-31 With Country of Origin United Kingdom (Sort by Title, asc)


1. 4D Special Agents (1981)

60 min | Adventure, Family

7.0
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Director: Harold Orton | Stars: Lisa East, Dexter Fletcher, Sarah Jerkins, Paul J. Medford

Votes: 23

2. A Chance to Sit Down (1981– )

35 min | Drama

6.5
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A ballet dancer finds her career and marriage in jeopardy when she falls in love with the new male dancer in the company.

Stars: Jan Francis, Del Henney, Alpo Pakarinen, Sue Burton

Votes: 8

3. A Fine Romance (1981–1984)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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British sitcom about the simple relationship between Mike and Laura, two fairly unlikely individuals who come together and form an unmarried union. Nearing 40, Laura appears perplexed most ... See full summary »

Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Susan Penhaligon, Richard Warwick

Votes: 489

4. A Kick Up the Eighties (1981–1984)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Sketch show that originally explored a theme each week (work, death, sex).

Stars: Richard Stilgoe, Ron Bain, Miriam Margolyes, Roger Sloman

Votes: 41

5. Ad Lib (II) (1981– )

30 min | Family

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Stars: Ian Bartholomew, Duncan Goodhew, Oona Kirsch, Liz Lewis

6. Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.1
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The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.

Director: Sharad Patel | Stars: Joseph Olita, Thomas Baptiste, Leonard Trolley, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 342

7. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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60 Metascore

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain, are attacked by a werewolf, that none of the locals will admit exists.

Director: John Landis | Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

Votes: 71,478

8. Ante (1981– )

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Star: Ivo Ban

9. Arthur Negus Enjoys (1981–1984)

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Stars: Arthur Negus, Mary Berry, Arthur Wellington

10. Astronauts (1981–1982)

25 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Mattocks, Fost and Ackroyd are Britain's first three astronauts. They must live in small, cramped space station orbiting the earth. Naturally, these conditions make coexistence difficult for them, but funny to us.

Stars: Christopher Godwin, Carmen Du Sautoy, Barrie Rutter, Bruce Boa

Votes: 15

11. Bad Blood (1981)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people, and the police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jack Thompson, Carol Burns, Denis Lill, Donna Akersten

Votes: 235

12. Barriers (1981– )

30 min | Drama, Family

8.7
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Following the death of his parents Billy discovers that he was adopted so begins searching for both his real family and the truth.

Stars: Benedict Taylor, Paul Rogers, Patricia Lawrence, Christoph Lindert

Votes: 56

13. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 894

14. Asalto al casino (1981)

104 min | Action, Crime

3.5
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Sir Thomas Bedford orchestrates the heist of a Spanish casino, with the aid of a singer performing there. The police are aware of their activities, and a hostage situation arises.

Director: Max H. Boulois | Stars: Peter Cushing, Claudine Auger, Hugo Stiglitz, Max H. Boulois

Votes: 28

15. Black and Silver (1981)

75 min

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Directors: Marilyn Raban, William Raban | Stars: Jessica Bennett, Lily Dragalla, Jonathan Raban, Marilyn Raban

16. Blind Life, Blind Death (1981)

109 min | Thriller

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Peter comanda una banda di rapinatori. Una notte irrompono nella villa di Lord Oscar Da Ville, ma, scoperti, perdono la testa e sparano all'impazzata, uccidendo la moglie del nobile e ... See full summary »

Director: Adalberto Fornario | Stars: Nicholas Capoblanco, Albert Momby, Paul B. Full, Yuri Momby

17. Blood Money (1981– )

30 min

7.8
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Stars: Bernard Hepton, Michael Denison, Juliet Hammond, Stephen Yardley

Votes: 24

18. Bognor (1981– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Stars: Joanna McCallum, Ewan Roberts, David Horovitch, Tim Meats

Votes: 11

19. Bread or Blood (1981– )

40 min | Drama

7.0
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Stars: Carolyn Pickles, Ian Redford, Malcolm Storry, Sean Baker

Votes: 6

20. Break in the Sun (1981– )

30 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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Patsy runs away from home and joins a theatre troupe who are traveling by boat to Margate.

Stars: Nicola Cowper, Steve Hodson, Bob Mason, Brian Hall

Votes: 22

21. Bullseye (1981– )

30 min | Game-Show

6.7
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Contestants test their darts skills and general knowledge and battle it out to get to Bully's Prize Board.

Stars: Jim Bowen, Tony Green, Nick Owen, Eric Bristow

Votes: 189

22. Burning an Illusion (1981)

101 min | Drama

7.0
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A young black woman in England becomes increasingly frustrated with her life with her lazy, demanding boyfriend, and with the help of friends seeks something better.

Director: Menelik Shabazz | Stars: Cassie McFarlane, Victor Romero Evans, Beverley Martin, Angela Wynter

Votes: 72

23. Carbon Copy (1981)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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When a rich white corporate executive finds out that he has an illegitimate black son, things start falling apart for him at home, at work and in his social circles.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: George Segal, Susan Saint James, Jack Warden, Dick Martin

Votes: 1,998

24. Carry on Laughing (1981– )

23 min | Comedy

6.7
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Votes: 11

25. Celebrity Playhouse (1981– )

90 min | Drama

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Stars: Eileen Atkins, Celia Johnson, Twiggy, Georgina Hale

26. Chanel Solitaire (1981)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.7
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The film tells the story of the early life and rise to fame and fortune of French fashion designer Coco Chanel, beginning with her upbringing in an orphanage and training as a milliner, but... See full summary »

Director: George Kaczender | Stars: Marie-France Pisier, Timothy Dalton, Rutger Hauer, Brigitte Fossey

Votes: 198

27. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

Votes: 43,866 | Gross: $58.80M

28. Charlotte (1981)

96 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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In 1939, Charlotte Salomon leaves Berlin to seek refuge at her grandparents' villa in the south of France. A little later, war breaks out, and Charlotte must, besides forgetting all she ... See full summary »

Director: Frans Weisz | Stars: Birgit Doll, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Brigitte Horney, Max Croiset

Votes: 98

29. Chintz (1981– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Michele Dotrice, Richard Easton, Dilys Laye, Christopher Benjamin

30. Chockablock (1981– )

Family

7.8
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Chockabloke and Chockagirl check in to help the Chocakblock computer learn songs and rhymes.

Stars: Fred Harris, Carol Leader

Votes: 23

31. Clash of the Titans (1981)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.9
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Perseus must battle both Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda.

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith

Votes: 34,895

32. Clive James at the Movies (1981– )

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33. Codename Icarus (1981– )

106 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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Stars: Barry Angel, Jack Galloway, Peter Cellier, Philip Locke

Votes: 23

34. Condorman (1981)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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Cartoonist Woody becomes the superhero he draws. Using his gadgets he helps a Soviet spy defect to the West.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Barbara Carrera, James Hampton

Votes: 3,760

35. Cover (1981– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Clive Arrindell, Sandra Dickinson, Alan Howard, Sarah Porter

Votes: 8

36. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.

Stars: David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey, Brian Trueman

Votes: 2,385

37. Dark Towers (1981– )

Drama, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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Tracy follows her dog Towser into the overgrown garden of a strange old house, Dark Towers, and meets the impoverished Lord Dark and his son Edward.

Stars: Sean Barrett, Gary Russell, Juliet Waley, Denise Coffey

Votes: 59

38. Dear Enemy (1981– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Vanessa Knox-Mawer, Patrick Malahide, Gabrielle Daye, Jean Rimmer

39. Death in the Family (1981)

Mystery

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Director: Michael J. Murphy | Stars: Rick Arthur, Caroline Aylward, Shirley Carol Aston, Jeanne Griffin

40. Desperate Straits (1981)

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Director: Bob Godfrey

41. Diamonds (1981– )

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Frank takes over Coleman and Sons, diamond merchants, when his father dies, and his ruthless business practices make enemies of his friends and family. His wife Margaret is tempted to leave... See full summary »

Stars: John Stride, Hildegard Neil, Simon Ward, Doris Hare

Votes: 9

42. Doctor's Daughters (1981– )

30 min | Comedy

4.4
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Stars: Victoria Burgoyne, Lesley Duff, Norman Chappell, Bridget Armstrong

Votes: 5

43. Echoes of Louisa (1981– )

25 min

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Stars: Amanda Kirby, Lucinda Bateson, Phyllida Hewat, Bernard Horsfall

44. Educating Marmalade (1981– )

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Marmalade Atkins is the naughtiest girl in the world. In fact, she's so wicked that her parents and social worker decide that the only thing to do with her is to blast her into space. But, ... See full summary »

Stars: Charlotte Coleman, John Bird, Lynda La Plante, Gillian Raine

Votes: 35

45. Emmanuelle in Soho (1981)

72 min | Drama

4.5
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Emanuelle lives in London where almost everything in the realm of erotic is available. Her friend Kate becomes a nude revue show to help her husband pay the bills.

Directors: David Hughes, Ray Selfe | Stars: Angie Quick, Julie Lee, John M. East, Kevin Fraser

Votes: 94

46. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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76 Metascore

In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 99,533 | Gross: $25.24M

47. Eureka (1981– )

7.6
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Stars: Mike Savage, Madeline Smith, Paul McDowell, Bernard Holley

Votes: 16

48. Excalibur (1981)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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56 Metascore

Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi

Votes: 49,327

49. Eye of the Needle (1981)

R | 112 min | Romance, Thriller, War

7.1
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A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Stephen MacKenna, Philip Martin Brown

Votes: 7,648

50. Film Buff of the Year (1986–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

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Star: Robin Ray