Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1981

1. 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.
2. 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.
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 Fantasy | Horror 85 mins.
4. 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 | Fantasy | Horror 97 mins.
5. 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 | Thriller | War 149 mins.
6. Time Bandits (1981) Time Bandits (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young boy accidentally joins a band of time traveling dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal. Dir: Terry Gilliam With: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi 116 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 Action | Adventure | Family | Fantasy 118 mins.
8. Chariots of Fire (1981) Chariots of Fire (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics. Dir: Hugh Hudson With: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell Biography | Drama | Sport 125 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 | Romance 140 mins.
10. 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 to rescue him. Dir: John Carpenter With: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine Action | Sci-Fi 99 mins.