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. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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. Dir: Steve Miner With: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey Horror | Mystery | Thriller 87 mins.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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. Halloween II (1981) Halloween II (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 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 92 mins.
7. The Howling (1981) The Howling (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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.
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. 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.
10. 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.