Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1981

1. The Evil Dead (1981) The Evil Dead (1981)
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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.
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  
Archeologist 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. Das Boot (1981) Das Boot (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 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.
4. The Fox and the Hound (1981) The Fox and the Hound (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two childhood friends find themselves forced to become enemies. Dir: Ted Berman, Richard Rich With: Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey Animation | Adventure | Drama | Family 83 mins.
5. 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 | Thriller 95 mins.
6. 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 max. 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.
7. 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.
8. Stripes (1981) Stripes (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun. Dir: Ivan Reitman With: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis Comedy | War 106 mins.
9. Bloody Birthday (1981) Bloody Birthday (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Lacking consciences because they were born during a solar eclipse, a trio of 10-year-olds embark on an indiscriminate killing spree. Dir: Ed Hunt With: Lori Lethin, Melinda Cordell, Julie Brown Horror 85 mins.
10. Reds (1981) Reds (1981)
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A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States. Dir: Warren Beatty With: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann Biography | Drama | History | Romance 195 mins.