Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1981

1. 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 | Romance 140 mins.
2. Mommie Dearest (1981) Mommie Dearest (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted. Dir: Frank Perry With: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest Biography | Drama 129 mins.
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman Action | Adventure 115 mins.
4. Southern Comfort (1981) Southern Comfort (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their... Dir: Walter Hill With: Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward Action | Thriller 106 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 U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him. Dir: John Carpenter With: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine Action | Sci-Fi 99 mins.
6. The Road Warrior (1981) 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.
7. The Evil Dead (1981) The Evil Dead (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 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.
8. 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.
9. 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 Action | Comedy | War 106 mins.
10. Heavy Metal (1981) Heavy Metal (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror. Dir: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno With: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty Animation | Adventure | Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi 86 mins.