Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1981

1. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
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Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason, who did not really drown in the lake some 30 years before? Dir: Steve Miner With: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey Horror | Mystery | Thriller 87 mins.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. The Howling (1981) The Howling (1981)
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After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem. Dir: Joe Dante With: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan Horror 91 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 Horror 97 mins.
7. Halloween II (1981) Halloween II (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her. Dir: Rick Rosenthal With: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers Horror | Thriller 92 mins.
8. Stripes (1981) Stripes (1981)
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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. 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.
10. Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him. Dir: Graham Baker With: Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon Horror 108 mins.