1981 - Movies i have seen

by Pascal_LM | created - 20 Aug 2012 | updated - 13 Nov 2012 | Public

All the movies of 1981 i have seen. Comments on films of this year to see welcomed ! (sort by my rating)

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1. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

76 Metascore

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.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 104,793 | Gross: $25.24M

2. Time Bandits (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

79 Metascore

A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 50,585 | Gross: $42.37M

3. The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

76 Metascore

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

Votes: 148,264 | Gross: $12.47M

4. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

70 Metascore

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker

Votes: 160,211 | Gross: $2.40M

5. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

85 Metascore

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 758,323 | Gross: $248.16M

6. The Professional (1981)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Victim of a plot which has resulted in his imprisonment in a Central African jail for two years, a French secret agent arrives in Paris to settle accounts.

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly, Cyrielle Clair, Marie-Christine Descouard

Votes: 10,815

7. Thief (1981)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the Mafia, who has other plans for him.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, Jim Belushi

Votes: 19,571 | Gross: $11.49M

8. Viens chez moi, j'habite chez une copine (1981)

85 min | Comedy

Guy is fired from is job, and asks to stay with his friend and his girlfriend in their apartment. The longer he stays, the more disaster he creates.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Michel Blanc, Bernard Giraudeau, Thérèse Liotard, Anémone

Votes: 1,006

9. La chèvre (1981)

91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

When the accident-prone daughter of a French businessman disappears in Mexico and the detective sent down to find her returns empty-handed, the businessman's company psychologist comes up ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Corynne Charbit

Votes: 6,542

10. Coup de torchon (1981)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A worn-out, ineffective police chief humiliated by everyone around him decides one day to improve his life, by any means.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Votes: 4,165

11. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

60 Metascore

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Director: John Landis | Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

Votes: 76,472 | Gross: $30.57M

12. For Your Eyes Only (1981)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

54 Metascore

Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson

Votes: 79,627 | Gross: $62.30M

13. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 195,829 | Gross: $11.49M

14. Excalibur (1981)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

56 Metascore

Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi

Votes: 51,125 | Gross: $34.97M

15. Quest for Fire (1981)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

This story takes place in prehistoric time when three tribesmen search for a new fire source.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi, Rae Dawn Chong

Votes: 18,117 | Gross: $20.96M

16. Victory (1981)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Sport, War

57 Metascore

As allied POWs prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Pelé, Bobby Moore

Votes: 23,534 | Gross: $10.85M

17. Outland (1981)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Sean Connery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle, James Sikking

Votes: 23,768 | Gross: $17.37M

18. On Golden Pond (1981)

PG | 109 min | Drama

Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon

Votes: 23,973 | Gross: $119.29M

19. Blow Out (1981)

R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

Votes: 33,601 | Gross: $13.75M

20. Le maître d'école (1981)

95 min | Comedy

After having lost his job for having saved a child accused of shop lifting, Frédéric Barbier decides to become a school teacher with some funny results.The great comedy actor Coluche is excellent as a simple school teacher.

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Coluche, Josiane Balasko, Jacques Debary, Charlotte de Turckheim

Votes: 770

21. Next Year If All Goes Well (1981)

R | 95 min | Comedy

Story of a cartoonist who decides to get married and have a family.

Director: Jean-Loup Hubert | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Thierry Lhermitte, Bernard Crombey, Antoinette Moya

Votes: 320

22. Les hommes préfèrent les grosses (1981)

86 min | Comedy

Lydie, a physically unattractive young woman, is brutally dumped by her fiance when she had just acquired the lease of an apartment to live with him.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Luis Rego, Dominique Lavanant, Daniel Auteuil

Votes: 415

23. Condorman (1981)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Cartoonist Woody becomes the superhero he draws. Using his gadgets he helps a Soviet spy defect to the West.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Barbara Carrera, James Hampton

Votes: 3,941

24. Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

In New York, South Bronx's main police precinct is nicknamed Fort Apache by its employees who feel like troopers surrounded by hostiles in a wild west isolated outpost.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Paul Newman, Edward Asner, Ken Wahl, Danny Aiello

Votes: 4,893 | Gross: $29.20M

25. The Cabbage Soup (1981)

98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

2 buddy farmers are visited by aliens who like their domestic cabbage soup.

Director: Jean Girault | Stars: Louis de Funès, Jean Carmet, Jacques Villeret, Claude Gensac

Votes: 6,129

26. Garde à vue (1981)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Lino Ventura, Michel Serrault, Romy Schneider, Guy Marchand

Votes: 3,436

27. Les babas cool (1981)

81 min | Comedy

An old-fashioned guy ends up in a hippie community for the holidays.

Director: François Leterrier | Stars: Christian Clavier, Marie-Anne Chazel, Anémone, Philippe Bruneau

Votes: 332

28. Fais gaffe à la gaffe! (1981)

85 min | Comedy

Based on the comic strip about the hopeless but lovable slacker Gaston who drives his colleagues crazy at the office.

Director: Paul Boujenah | Stars: Roger Miremont, Marie-Anne Chazel, Daniel Prévost, François Maistre

Votes: 77

29. Pétrole! Pétrole! (1981)

Comedy

An Arab emir, emir Abdullah, finds his lost daughter who becomes the new heiress to his fortune. She is however married to Bernard Bérian, an oil speculator, who is a competitor and worst ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Gion | Stars: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Bernard Blier, Catherine Alric, Henri Guybet

Votes: 122

30. Une étrange affaire (1981)

105 min | Drama

Louis Coline assists the head of advertising of a department store in decline. He has little to do, but seems content with his marriage to Nina, his visits to his mother and grandmother, ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Gérard Lanvin, Nathalie Baye, Jean-Pierre Kalfon

Votes: 347