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



1. Khan Asparuh (1981)

323 min | Drama, History, War

8.8
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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: 745

2. Limuzins Janu nakts krasa (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: 915

3. Thillu Mullu (1981)

136 min | Comedy

8.6
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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: 2,401

4. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.5
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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: 791,958 | Gross: $248.16M

5. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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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: 204,295 | Gross: $11.49M

6. 681 - Velichieto na hana (1981)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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Synopsis: In 651 C.E. 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 ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 379

7. 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: 4,774

8. Mis (1981)

111 min | Comedy

8.3
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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: 4,348

9. Davaro: Son Eskiya (1981)

94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Memo returns from Germany to get married with his love but his fathers killer Sulo is being released from jail. As a village rule he has to get revenge for his fahter or he can not get ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 7,171

10. Eles Não Usam 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: 869

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: 807

12. Tayna tretey planety (1981)

48 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Animation

8.1
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At the end of the 22nd century Alisa Seleznyova, her father Professor Seleznyov and pilot Zeleny go on a space expedition to find rare animals for Moscow Zoo. On the way they seem to ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,072

13. Mathe paidi mou grammata (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: 794

14. Aakali Rajyam (1981)

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: 403

15. Run, Waiter, Run! (1981)

88 min | Comedy

8.1
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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: 1,445

16. Decko koji obecava (1981)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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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: 1,192

17. Love and Lies (1981)

90 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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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: 1,130

18. Vabank (1981)

108 min | Comedy, Crime

8.0
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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: 3,176

19. 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: 5,598

20. Muddy River (1981)

105 min | Drama

8.0
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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: 600

21. 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: 1,962

22. Fehérlófia (1981)

81 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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A dethroned goddess-turned-horse gives birth to three superpowered sons who set out to save three princesses from three ancient dragons and reclaim their parents' lost kingdom from the underworld.

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

Votes: 1,058

23. Umrao Jaan (1981)

145 min | Drama, Musical

7.9
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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: 866

24. Time for Revenge (1981)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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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: 738

25. Ritam zlocina (1981)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.9
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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: 438

26. Les Plouffe (1981)

227 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 397

27. Shortcuts (1981)

93 min | Comedy

7.9
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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: 1,885

28. Kirik Bir Ask Hikayesi (1981)

95 min | Drama

7.8
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Fuat is forced into an "advantegeous" marriage to a rich girl due to his family financial lowness. He, however loves another, Aysel. After he loses his best friend, Bedri, to suicide, he rebels against the system with heartbreaking results

Director: Ömer Kavur | Stars: Handan Adali, Leyla Altin, Orhan Aykanat, Ahmet Açan

Votes: 400

29. Sesta brzina (1981)

104 min | Comedy

7.8
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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: 421

30. My Dinner with Andre (1981)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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: 15,058 | Gross: $5.25M

31. Mephisto (1981)

Unrated | 144 min | Drama

7.8
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A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 8,400

32. Il marchese del Grillo (1981)

135 min | Comedy, History

7.8
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The marquess of Grillo is a good-natured, clever and women-loving man who is always inventing stories and cracking all types of jokes. The film tells the story of his life.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Caroline Berg, Andrea Bevilacqua, Tommaso Bianco

Votes: 2,611

33. Garde à vue (1981)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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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: 3,634

34. 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: 428

35. Swan Lake (1981)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.8
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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: 625

36. 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: 3,583

37. 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: Aleksandr Mikhaylov, Pyotr Glebov, Vera Alkhovskaya, Irina Ivanova

Votes: 467

38. Sjecas li se 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: 5,072

39. On Golden Pond (1981)

PG | 109 min | Drama

7.7
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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: 24,846 | Gross: $119.29M

40. 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: 763

41. A pogány madonna (1981)

98 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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This funny crime/comedy was the beginning of the Csöpi&Kardos-films (starring István Bujtor and András Kern).

Directors: Gyula Mészáros, István Bujtor | Stars: István Bujtor, András Kern, László Bánhidi, Mária Goór Nagy

Votes: 1,134

42. The Aviator's Wife (1981)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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: 2,494

43. Maria, Mirabella (1981)

69 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.6
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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: 540

44. Pruncul, petrolul si Ardelenii (1981)

104 min | Comedy, Western

7.6
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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: 381

45. Bai ga jai (1981)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy

7.6
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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: 2,665

46. Unico (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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A story about how joy and happiness can be the most powerful weapon ever. A young unicorn is ordered to be taken from his home by the gods. They are envious of little Unico's power to bring... See full summary »

Directors: Toshio Hirata, Osamu Tezuka | Stars: Katsue Miwa, Ryouko Kitamiya, Kazuko Sugiyama, Junko Hori

Votes: 634

47. The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians (1981)

97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.6
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In 1897, in a castle near the town of Werewolfville in the Carpathians, a slightly deranged Professor Orfanik experiments with his new inventions which include, even at this early date, television and a film camera.

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Michal Docolomanský, Evelyna Steimarová, Vlastimil Brodský, Milos Kopecký

Votes: 974

48. The Professional (1981)

R | 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: 11,364

49. Prince of the City (1981)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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A New York City narcotics detective reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption. However, he soon discovers that he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett

Votes: 6,193 | Gross: $8.12M

50. The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 94 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: 152,316 | Gross: $12.47M


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