Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1981

1. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits. Dir: George Miller With: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller 95 mins.
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman Action | Adventure 115 mins.
3. The Evil Dead (1981) The Evil Dead (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. Dir: Sam Raimi With: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor Horror 85 mins.
4. Das Boot (1981) Das Boot (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. Dir: Wolfgang Petersen With: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann Adventure | Drama | War 149 mins.
5. Escape from New York (1981) Escape from New York (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue. Dir: John Carpenter With: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine Action | Sci-Fi 99 mins.
6. An American Werewolf in London (1981) 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. Dir: John Landis With: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher Comedy | Horror 97 mins.
7. Clash of the Titans (1981) Clash of the Titans (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A film adaption of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda. Dir: Desmond Davis With: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom Adventure | Family | Fantasy 118 mins.
8. Mommie Dearest (1981) Mommie Dearest (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Mommie Dearest, best selling memoir, turned motion picture, depicts the abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother...screen queen Joan Crawford. Dir: Frank Perry With: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest Biography | Drama 129 mins.
9. Excalibur (1981) Excalibur (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart Dir: John Boorman With: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay Adventure | Drama | Fantasy 140 mins.
10. The Cannonball Run (1981) The Cannonball Run (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country car race. Dir: Hal Needham With: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett Action | Comedy 95 mins.