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Top Movies of 1981

The best movies of 1981 are calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". The top films from the year 1981 are updated daily.

 

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81.

Ms. 45
Ms. 45 2.56/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA rating: NC-17
Director: Abel Ferrara
Actors: Zoë Lund, Albert Sinkys, Darlene Stuto
Plot: A mute and withdrawn seamstress is raped twice in one day and goes on a killing spree after dark - a trusty .45 in her hand and any man she comes across her target.

82.

Woman Next Door, The ( femme d'à côté, La )
Woman Next Door, The ( femme d'à côté, La ) 2.56/4 Add to movie list

Language: French
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA rating: R
Director: François Truffaut
Actors: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Henri Garcin
Plot: Two former lovers (Gerard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant) wind up living next door to each other. Though they are both married to others, they embark on a passionate affair, with dire consequences.

83.



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Eyewitness (1981)
Eyewitness (1981) 2.47/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Thriller
MPAA rating: R
Director: Peter Yates
Actors: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer
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84.

Sharky's Machine
Sharky's Machine 2.43/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Burt Reynolds
Actors: Burt Reynolds, Vittorio Gassman, Brian Keith
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85.

Death of a Prophet
Death of a Prophet 2.75/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Woodie King Jr.
Actors: Morgan Freeman, Yolanda King, Ossie Davis
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86.

Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers
Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers 2.75/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Les Blank
Actors: Werner Herzog, Harrod Blank, Kathleen Bendel
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87.

Man of Iron ( Czlowiek z zelaza )
Man of Iron ( Czlowiek z zelaza ) 2.75/4 Add to movie list

Language: Polish
Genre: Drama
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Andrzej Wajda
Actors: Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda, Marian Opania
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88.



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Eye of the Needle
Eye of the Needle 2.41/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Thriller/War
MPAA rating: R
Director: Richard Marquand
Actors: Donald Sutherland, Stephen MacKenna, Philip Martin Brown
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89.



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Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1981)
Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1981) 2.35/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Bob Rafelson
Actors: Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, John Colicos
Plot: When the seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner starts an affair with a seedy drifter, the two plot a way to get the husband out of the picture.

90.

Aviator's Wife, The ( femme de l'aviateur, La )
Aviator's Wife, The ( femme de l'aviateur, La ) 2.50/4 Add to movie list

Language: French
Genre: Drama
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Eric Rohmer
Actors: Philippe Marlaud, Marie Rivière, Anne-Laure Meury
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