Feature Film, Released between 1981-01-01 and 1981-12-31, Rating Count at least 300 (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. A Nameless Band (1981)

G | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.8
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The misfortunes of a couple of guys who form a music group and think they can get rich and famous easy.

Director: Lyudmil Kirkov | Stars: Velko Kynev, Filip Trifonov, Pavel Popandov, Georgi Mamalev

Votes: 2,003

2. A Limousine the Colour of Midsummer's Eve (1981)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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The struggle of two related families for the eighty-year-old aunt's inheritance through comic and romantic events.

Director: Janis Streics | Stars: Lilita Berzina, Olga Drege, Uldis Dumpis, Gundars Abolins

Votes: 1,111

3. Aszparuh (1981)

323 min | Drama, History, War

8.7
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This is an epic screen presentation showing the creation, the consolidation and the power of First Bulgarian Kingdom and the first Bulgarian ruler Khan Asparuh.

Director: Ludmil Staikov | Stars: Stoyko Peev, Antony Genov, Vassil Mihajlov, Vania Tzvetkova

Votes: 805

4. Thillu Mullu (1981)

136 min | Comedy

8.5
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Chandran , a young man fools his boss and attempts to woo his boss' daughter.

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Rajinikanth, Madhavi, Thengai Srinivasan, Showkar Janaki

Votes: 2,790

5. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.4
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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: 871,481 | Gross: $248.16M

6. The Little Fox (1981)

79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Famous, great hunters, better stay away, here comes Vuk! (They say he is cunning as a fox!)

Director: Attila Dargay | Stars: Judit Pogány, József Gyabronka, Teri Földi, Gyula Szabó

Votes: 5,229

7. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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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: 228,371 | Gross: $11.49M

8. 681 AD: The Glory of Khan (1981)

95 min | Action, Drama, History

8.2
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In 651, Khan Kubrat died and the Khazars accelerated their raids upon Great Bulgaria. His five sons split the Bulgarian tribe and each led his to find new land where they could live in ... See full summary »

Director: Ludmil Staikov | Stars: Stoyko Peev, Antony Genov, Vania Tzvetkova, Vassil Mihajlov

Votes: 400

9. Teddy Bear (1981)

111 min | Comedy

8.2
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The main character is the manager of a sport club, nicknamed "Teddy Bear" by his friends and acquaintances. One day he is detained at the border just as his sport team is off to a ... See full summary »

Director: Stanislaw Bareja | Stars: Stanislaw Tym, Barbara Burska, Christine Paul, Krzysztof Kowalewski

Votes: 5,251

10. They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)

120 min | Drama

8.2
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Union leader's son doesn't want to engage in a strike, because his wife is pregnant, thus disregarding his father's tradition of political activism.

Director: Leon Hirszman | Stars: Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, Fernanda Montenegro, Carlos Alberto Riccelli, Bete Mendes

Votes: 1,126

11. Der Bockerer (1981)

104 min | Drama, History

8.2
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A politically naive Viennese butcher (Bockerer) manages to survive the Nazi occupation of Austria and the second world war.

Director: Franz Antel | Stars: Karl Merkatz, Alfred Böhm, Hans Holt, Marte Harell

Votes: 858

12. Davaro: Son Eskiya (1981)

94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Memo returns from Germany to get married with his love but his father's killer Sulo is released from jail. In accordance with the blood feud, he has to get revenge for his fahter or he can ... See full summary »

Director: Kartal Tibet | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Sener Sen, Pembe Mutlu, Aysen Gruda

Votes: 8,166

13. Learn How to Read and Write, Son (1981)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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In a small Greek village, short time after the collapse of the Junta regime, a memorial of those who died in the German occupation of Greece brings in the surface the political differences of a conservative teacher and his two sons.

Director: Thodoros Maragos | Stars: Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Anna Matzourani, Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Christos Kalavrouzos

Votes: 893

14. Aakali Rajyam (1981)

138 min | Drama

8.1
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A young revolutionary rejects the future his parents chose for him and travels to Delhi to forge his own life and according to his own ideals. His quest to find a job that does not entail ... See full summary »

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Ramana Murthi J.V., Prathap Pothen

Votes: 492

15. The Mystery of the Third Planet (1981)

48 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.0
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A group of peaceful space explorers find out a trail of a mysterious plot.

Director: Roman Kachanov | Stars: Olga Gromova, Vsevolod Larionov, Yuriy Volyntsev, Vasiliy Livanov

Votes: 2,483

16. Pixote (1981)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Votes: 6,626

17. Chashme Buddoor (1981)

Not Rated | 145 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.0
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Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, and fail - miserably. Their third room-mate, shy, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey, Rakesh Bedi

Votes: 2,211

18. Run, Waiter, Run! (1981)

88 min | Comedy

8.0
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A comedy concerning a down on his luck bookshop owner with a penchant for women who decides to make some money by pretending to be a waiter and collecting cash from unsuspecting diners.

Director: Ladislav Smoljak | Stars: Josef Abrhám, Libuse Safránková, Daniela Bakerová, Zdenek Sverák

Votes: 1,705

19. The Promising Boy (1981)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.9
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A normal boy receives a blow to the head which sets him off to do rebellious acts.

Director: Milos 'Misa' Radivojevic | Stars: Aleksandar Bercek, Dara Dzokic, Rade Markovic, Dusica Zegarac

Votes: 1,386

20. Sesta brzina (1981)

104 min | Comedy

7.9
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Dealing with his customers with an open heart a car mechanic named Zivota goes through many adventures. Some are funny, some are sad, some reveal beauty and others human misery. In the end ... See full summary »

Director: Zdravko Sotra | Stars: Zoran Radmilovic, Mira Banjac, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Milena Dravic

Votes: 579

21. Love and Lies (1981)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A movie about two high school kids who meet in class and fall madly in love with each other. Unfortunately, His father and her mother had a history of their own between them which creates ... See full summary »

Director: Ilya Frez | Stars: Tatyana Aksyuta, Nikita Mikhaylovsky, Elena Solovey, Irina Miroshnichenko

Votes: 1,371

22. Son of the White Mare (1981)

81 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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90 Metascore

In this dreamlike Hungarian folk myth, a horse goddess gives birth to three powerful brothers who set out into the Underworld to save three princesses from three evil dragons and reclaim their ancestors' lost kingdom.

Director: Marcell Jankovics | Stars: György Cserhalmi, Vera Pap, Gyula Szabó, Ferenc Szalma

Votes: 1,331

23. Vabank (1981)

108 min | Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Set in Warsaw in 1930's. After six years in jail, framed for bank robbery by an accomplice, the legendary Kwinto has only revenge on his mind. He is a safecracker in the old style, a thief ... See full summary »

Director: Juliusz Machulski | Stars: Jan Machulski, Leonard Pietraszak, Witold Pyrkosz, Ewa Szykulska

Votes: 3,840

24. Muddy River (1981)

105 min | Drama

7.9
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In post-War Japan, a boy from a noodle store-owning family befriends a neighboring boy living in poverty.

Director: Kôhei Oguri | Stars: Takahiro Tamura, Mariko Kaga, Nobutaka Asahara, Makiko Shibata

Votes: 744

25. Umrao Jaan (1981)

145 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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In Faizabad, British India, Dilawar is sentenced to several years in prison after Amiran's Daroga dad testifies against him. After his discharge around 1840, he extracts his vengeance by ... See full summary »

Director: Muzaffar Ali | Stars: Rekha, Farooq Shaikh, Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar

Votes: 951

26. Time for Revenge (1981)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A union organizing demolition worker and a friend of his decide to blackmail the corrupt company they work for setting up a fake accident. Because of a miscalculation the friend dies, but ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Haydée Padilla, Julio De Grazia, Ulises Dumont

Votes: 905

27. Les Plouffe (1981)

227 min | Drama

7.8
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The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II.

Director: Gilles Carle | Stars: Gabriel Arcand, Rémi Laurent, Pierre Curzi, Juliette Huot

Votes: 422

28. My Dinner with Andre (1981)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler

Votes: 17,958 | Gross: $5.25M

29. Mephisto (1981)

Unrated | 144 min | Drama

7.8
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In early-1930s Germany, a passionate stage actor finds himself before a dilemma: renounce his apolitical stance and comply with the Reich's doctrine, or face oblivion. But, Faustian bargains never end well. What is the price of success?

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 9,323

30. Il marchese del Grillo (1981)

135 min | Comedy, History

7.8
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A mischievous nobleman and his poor doppelganger get into serious troubles when a practical joke endangers the Pope.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Paolo Stoppa, Caroline Berg, Riccardo Billi

Votes: 3,041

31. Shortcuts (1981)

93 min | Comedy

7.8
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An evocation of the childhood memories of Bohumil Hrabal in his provincial town of Nymburk, dominated by the local brewery.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Magda Vásáryová, Jirí Schmitzer, Jaromír Hanzlík, Rudolf Hrusínský

Votes: 2,118

32. Kalyug (1981)

152 min | Drama

7.8
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This movie tells story of fierce and total competition of two related business families in the days of license raaj India.The overall plot is based on Mahabharat.This movie shows that how ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Raj Babbar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Votes: 481

33. Üç Kagitçi (1981)

88 min | Comedy

7.7
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Rifki has lots of luck everything seems to go as he thinks. People of his village brand him as some sort of a holy man. He becomes the governor and tries to make his village a better place.

Director: Natuk Baytan | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Ülkü Özen, Ali Sen, Turgut Özatay

Votes: 4,695

34. Muzhiki! (1981)

94 min | Drama

7.7
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Pavel's mother hates his fiancee. When Pavel serves in the Army she writes him that Nastya is no longer faithful to him. Pavel decides not to return to his native town. But many years later... See full summary »

Director: Iskra Babich | Stars: Pyotr Glebov, Vera Alkhovskaya, Aleksandr Mikhaylov, Irina Ivanova

Votes: 593

35. Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A young man grows up in Sarajevo in the 1960s, under the shadow of his good, but ailing father, and gets attracted by the world of small-time criminals. They hire him to hide a young ... See full summary »

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Slavko Stimac, Slobodan Aligrudic, Ljiljana Blagojevic, Mira Banjac

Votes: 5,610

36. Rhythm of a Crime (1981)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.7
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A single teacher allows a stranger to share his home with him before it is to be torn down by developers. The stranger has a fascination with statistics, and claims he can predict crimes ... See full summary »

Director: Zoran Tadic | Stars: Ivica Vidovic, Fabijan Sovagovic, Bozidarka Frajt, Tomislav Gotovac

Votes: 488

37. The Grilling (1981)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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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: 4,175

38. Banovic Strahinja (1981)

105 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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In late 14th century medieval Serbia becomes the target of Ottoman invaders. One of their renegade gangs burns the castle and takes young wife of Banovic Strahinja, respected Serbian noble.... See full summary »

Director: Vatroslav Mimica | Stars: Franco Nero, Dragan Nikolic, Sanja Vejnovic, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 869

39. Mercenaries' Trap (1981)

111 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.7
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In 1918 a defeated Austro-Hungarian Baron Colonel Von Görtz returns home to Transylvania which has just been lost to Romania. A vengeful Von Görtz punishes the nearby villagers but Romanian Major Tudor Andrei aids them.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Gheorghe Cozorici, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Mircea Albulescu, Ion Besoiu

Votes: 346

40. Swan Lake (1981)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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A prince falls in love with a princess cursed to change into a swan by day, but their love is threatened by the sorcerer who keeps her imprisoned.

Director: Kimio Yabuki | Stars: Keiko Takeshita, Tarô Shigaki, Asao Koike, Yôko Asagami

Votes: 734

41. The Professional (1981)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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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: 12,829

42. On Golden Pond (1981)

PG | 109 min | Drama

7.6
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68 Metascore

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: 27,214 | Gross: $119.29M

43. The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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77 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 164,498 | Gross: $12.47M

44. Christiane F. (1981)

R | 138 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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A teen girl in 1970's Berlin becomes addicted to heroin. Everything in her life slowly begins to distort and disappear as she befriends a small crew of junkies and falls in love with a drug-abusing male prostitute.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck, Lothar Chamski

Votes: 21,342

45. Blood Wedding (1981)

Not Rated | 67 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.6
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Group of dancers put Lorca's 'Blood Wedding' on stage, the tragic play about a married man who is still in love with his ex girlfriend, and tries to get back to her despite her planned wedding.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Juan Antonio Jiménez, Carmen Villena

Votes: 1,593

46. The Aviator's Wife (1981)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A young student is devastated when he finds that his girlfriend is cheating on him. In order to find out why she did it, he decides to spy on her and her lover.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Philippe Marlaud, Marie Rivière, Anne-Laure Meury, Mathieu Carrière

Votes: 3,134

47. Maria, Mirabella (1981)

69 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Two little girls - Maria and Mirabella - go to the woods for a walk and encounter several magical characters, among them a frog with his feet frozen in ice, a fireworm whose shoes keep ... See full summary »

Director: Ion Popescu-Gopo | Stars: Gilda Manolescu, Medeea Marinescu, Ingrid Celia, Ion Popescu-Gopo

Votes: 583

48. Pruncul, petrolul si Ardelenii (1981)

104 min | Comedy, Western

7.5
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The three Brad brothers want to return to Romania, but one of them gets married and they buy a farm. Unfortunately for them, the neighbors are Hungarian, and they become enemies.

Director: Dan Pita | Stars: Ilarion Ciobanu, Ovidiu Iuliu Moldovan, Mircea Diaconu, Jean Constantin

Votes: 412

49. The Prodigal Son (1981)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy

7.5
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A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Biao Yuen, Ching-Ying Lam, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Frankie Chan

Votes: 2,886

50. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

7.5
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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: 184,577 | Gross: $2.40M


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