BBOPTAs - 1981

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1. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

71 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: 176,363 | Gross: $2.40M

Favourite Film of the Year

Runner ups: An American Werewolf in London Raiders of the Lost Ark Roar My Dinner with Andre Quest for Fire The Fox and the Hound Dead and Buried Heavy Metal Time Bandits

2. 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: 85,948 | Gross: $30.57M

Best Film of the Year

Runner ups: Raiders of the Lost Ark The Evil Dead My Dinner with Andre Quest for Fire Blow Out Roar Time Bandits The Fox and the Hound The Great Muppet Caper

3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

85 Metascore

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

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

Votes: 839,081 | Gross: $248.16M

Best Lead Actor: Harrison Ford

Runner ups: Wallace Shawn in My Dinner with Andre Andre Gregory in My Dinner with Andre John Travolta in Blow Out Bruce Campbell in The Evil Dead Jennifer O'Neill in Scanners Roger Moore in For Your Eyes Only Mel Gibson in Mad Max 2 Sam Neil in Possession n/a

4. 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: 85,948 | Gross: $30.57M

Best Supporting Actor: Jenny Agutter

Runner ups: John Lithgow in Blow Out John Woodvine in An American Werewolf in London Karen Allen in Raiders of the Lost Ark David Warner in Time Bandits Sean Connery in Time Bandits Griffin Dunne in An American Werewolf in London John Cleese in Time Bandits Isabelle Adjani in Possession n/a

5. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

71 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: 176,363 | Gross: $2.40M

Best Direction

Runner ups: An American Werewolf in London Raiders of the Lost Ark Quest for Fire Blow Out

6. 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: 85,948 | Gross: $30.57M

Best Original Screenplay

Runner ups: Raiders of the Lost Ark My Dinner with Andre Blow Out Time Bandits

7. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

71 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: 176,363 | Gross: $2.40M

Best Adapted Screenplay (adapted from short film, "Within the Woods")

Runner ups: Quest for Fire The Fox and the Hound Heavy Metal For Your Eyes Only

8. Quest for Fire (1981)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

79 Metascore

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: 19,642 | Gross: $20.96M

Best Cinematography

Runner ups: The Evil Dead An American Werewolf in London Raiders of the Lost Ark Possession

9. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

71 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: 176,363 | Gross: $2.40M

Best Editing

Runner ups: An American Werewolf in London Raiders of the Lost Ark Quest for Fire Time Bandits

10. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

71 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: 176,363 | Gross: $2.40M

Best Art-Direction

Runner ups: Raiders of the Lost Ark Quest for Fire Time Bandits An American Werewolf in London

11. 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: 55,247 | Gross: $42.37M

Best Costume Design

Runner ups: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Raiders of the Lost Ark Quest for Fire The Great Muppet Caper

12. Quest for Fire (1981)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

79 Metascore

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: 19,642 | Gross: $20.96M

Best Make-up

Runner ups: The Evil Dead An American Werewolf in London Dead and Buried Time Bandits

13. 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: 85,948 | Gross: $30.57M

Best Visual Effects

Runner ups: Raiders of the Lost Ark Time Bandits The Evil Dead Quest for Fire

14. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

85 Metascore

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

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

Votes: 839,081 | Gross: $248.16M

Best Original Score

Runner ups: The Evil Dead An American Werewolf in London The Fox and the Hound Heavy Metal

15. Heavy Metal (1981)

R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

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.

Directors: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas, Julian Harris, Jimmy T. Murakami, Barrie Nelson, Paul Sabella, Jack Stokes, Pino Van Lamsweerde, Harold Whitaker | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks

Votes: 29,494

Best Original Song: "Takin' a Ride (Heavy Metal)"

Runner ups: "Heavy Metal" from Heavy Metal "Hey a Movie!" from The Great Muppet Caper "Happiness Hotel" from The Great Muppet Caper "Lack of Education" from The Fox and the Hound

16. The Fox and the Hound (1981)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

65 Metascore

Two childhood friends find themselves forced to become enemies.

Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich, Art Stevens | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey, Jack Albertson

Votes: 79,954 | Gross: $63.46M

Best Animated Film

Runner ups: Heavy Metal n/a n/a n/a

17. The Fox and the Hound (1981)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

65 Metascore

Two childhood friends find themselves forced to become enemies.

Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich, Art Stevens | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey, Jack Albertson

Votes: 79,954 | Gross: $63.46M

Best Animation

Runner ups: Heavy Metal n/a n/a n/a

18. 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: 85,948 | Gross: $30.57M

Funniest Film

Runner ups: The Evil Dead Roar Time Bandits The Great Muppet Caper

19. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

71 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: 176,363 | Gross: $2.40M

Best Comedic Performance: Bruce Campbell

Runner ups: n/a n/a n/a n/a

20. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

71 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: 176,363 | Gross: $2.40M

Scariest Film

Runner ups: An American Werewolf in London Possession Heavy Metal Roar

21. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

85 Metascore

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

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

Votes: 839,081 | Gross: $248.16M

Best Action Movie

Runner ups: The Evil Dead Heavy Metal Quest for Fire An American Werewolf in London

22. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

70 Metascore

Kermit the Frog, The Great Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 12,723 | Gross: $31.21M

Best Musical

Runners up: n/a n/a

23. 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: 85,948 | Gross: $30.57M

Most Emotional Film

Runner ups: The Fox and the Hound Dead and Buried The Evil Dead Raiders of the Lost Ark

24. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

71 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: 176,363 | Gross: $2.40M

Best Zombie and/or Vampire Film

Runner ups: Heavy Metal Dead and Buried

25. Halloween II (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

40 Metascore

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.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer

Votes: 70,082 | Gross: $25.53M

Turd of the Year

Runners up: Mad Max 2 The Munsters Revenge For Your Eyes Only Possession

26. The Fly (1980)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A fine day in the life of a fly presented completely from the fly's point of view. A fine day until something dreary happens, that is.

Director: Ferenc Rofusz

Votes: 1,551

Best Short Film

Runner ups: Crac n/a n/a n/a

27. The Day of the Triffids (1981– )

50 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When a comet blinds nearly everyone in the world, a genetically-engineered species of plant takes over.

Stars: John Duttine, Emma Relph, Maurice Colbourne, Jonathan Newth

Votes: 1,837

Best TV Drama (for series 1)

Runner ups: The Smurfs (series 1) Around the World with Willy Fog (series 1) n/a n/a

28. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms, or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 11,432

Best TV Comedy (for series 2)

Runners up: Danger Mouse (series 1) Only Fools and Horses (series 1) The Ri¢hie Ri¢h/Scooby-Doo Show (seasons 1/2) n/a

29. Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy

Comedy that follows two brothers from London's rough Peckham estate as they wheel and deal through a number of dodgy deals and search for the big score that'll make them millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Votes: 43,072

Best Performance (TV Comedy): David Jason (series 1)

Runners up: Nigel Hawthorne for Yes Minister (series 2) Derek Fowlds for Yes Minister (series 2) Nicholas Lyndhurst for Only Fools and Horses (series 1) Paul Eddington for Yes Minister (series 2)

30. The Ri¢hie Ri¢h/Scooby-Doo Show (1980–1982)

60 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A one-hour featuring episodes of both the Scooby-Doo and Richie Rich cartoon series. Scooby and the Mystery Machine gang travel from town to town investigating reports of ghosts, monsters ... See full summary »

Stars: Christian Hoff, Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Don Messick

Votes: 455

Best Animated Series (for seasons 1/2)

Runners up: n/a n/a

31. The Munsters' Revenge (1981 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

When a wax museum owner attempts to frame the Munsters for pulling a jewelry heist, they must both prove their innocence and find out the true thieves.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, K.C. Martel

Votes: 692

Best TV Special

Runner ups: n/a n/a n/a n/a

32. Donkey Kong (1981 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Family

Jumpman must save Pauline from the giant ape Donkey Kong.

Director: Shigeru Miyamoto

Votes: 1,486

Best Video Game

Runner ups: Solitaire n/a n/a n/a



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