1981 Movies and TV Series List

The list of movies and T.V series made in the year 1981 is given below:

The popular 20 movies and T.V series of the year 1981 are Raiders of the Lost Ark, Private Lessons, Hot Bubblegum, The Evil Dead, Mad Max 2, Two Queens and One Consort, Das Boot, The Fox and the Hound, Escape from New York, For Your Eyes Only, An American Werewolf in London, The Howling, The Prodigal Daughter, Thief, Cutter's Way, A Friend Is a Treasure, Friday the 13th Part 2, Reds, Halloween II, Beau Pere

Raiders of the Lost Ark

  • TMDB Id: 85
  • TMDB Rating: 7.9
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Adventure, Action
  • Directors: Steven Spielberg
  • Writers: George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan

Actors : Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott


Private Lessons

  • TMDB Id: 41280
  • TMDB Rating: 5.6
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Comedy, Romance
  • Directors: Alan Myerson
  • Writers: Dan Greenburg

Actors : Sylvia Kristel, Howard Hesseman, Eric Brown, Meridith Baer, Pamela Jean Bryant, Peter Elbling


Hot Bubblegum

  • TMDB Id: 10582
  • TMDB Rating: 6.6
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Directors: Boaz Davidson
  • Writers: Boaz Davidson, Ingo Hermes

Actors : Yftach Katzur, Jonathan Sagall, Zachi Noy, Ariella Rabinovich, Orna Dagan, Rachel Steiner


The Evil Dead

  • TMDB Id: 764
  • TMDB Rating: 7.3
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Horror
  • Directors: Sam Raimi
  • Writers: Sam Raimi

Actors : Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly, Sam Raimi


Mad Max 2

  • TMDB Id: 8810
  • TMDB Rating: 7.4
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
  • Directors: George Miller
  • Writers: George Miller, Terry Hayes

Actors : Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps, Vernon Wells, Kjell Nilsson


Two Queens and One Consort

  • TMDB Id: 80992
  • TMDB Rating: 6.6
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Drama
  • Directors: Otto Jongerius
  • Writers: Otto Jongerius, R.J. Peskens

Actors : Linda van Dyck, Clerckx Eric, Tim Beekman, Jan Decleir, Kitty Courbois, Huib Broos


Das Boot

  • TMDB Id: 387
  • TMDB Rating: 8.1
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Drama, History, War
  • Directors: Wolfgang Petersen
  • Writers: Wolfgang Petersen, Lothar G. Buchheim

Actors : Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge, Bernd Tauber


The Fox and the Hound

  • TMDB Id: 10948
  • TMDB Rating: 7.1
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family
  • Directors: Art Stevens, Ted Berman
  • Writers: Burny Mattinson, Larry Clemmons

Actors : Corey Feldman, John Fiedler, Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Pat Buttram, Paul Winchell


Escape from New York

  • TMDB Id: 1103
  • TMDB Rating: 7.1
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Science Fiction, Action
  • Directors: John Carpenter
  • Writers: John Carpenter, Nick Castle

Actors : Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton


For Your Eyes Only

  • TMDB Id: 699
  • TMDB Rating: 6.5
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Adventure, Action, Thriller
  • Directors: John Glen
  • Writers: Ian Fleming, Richard Maibaum

Actors : Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Chaim Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Julian Glover, Cassandra Harris


An American Werewolf in London

  • TMDB Id: 814
  • TMDB Rating: 7.3
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Horror
  • Directors: John Landis
  • Writers: John Landis

Actors : Alan Ford, Albert Moses, Michael Carter, David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne


The Howling

  • TMDB Id: 11298
  • TMDB Rating: 6.4
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Horror
  • Directors: Joe Dante
  • Writers: Gary Brandner, Terence H. Winkless

Actors : Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone, Belinda Balaski, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine


The Prodigal Daughter

  • TMDB Id: 63174
  • TMDB Rating: 7.5
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Drama
  • Directors: Jacques Doillon
  • Writers: Jacques Doillon

Actors : Jane Birkin, Michel Piccoli, Natasha Parry, Eva Renzi, Audrey Matson, René Féret


Thief

  • TMDB Id: 11524
  • TMDB Rating: 7.2
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Crime, Thriller, Action
  • Directors: Michael Mann
  • Writers: Michael Mann, Frank Hohimer

Actors : James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, Jim Belushi, Robert Prosky, Tom Signorelli


Cutter's Way

  • TMDB Id: 31593
  • TMDB Rating: 6.6
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
  • Directors: Ivan Passer
  • Writers: Jeffrey Alan Fiskin, Newton Thornburg

Actors : John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn, Jeff Bridges, Ann Dusenberry, Stephen Elliott, Arthur Rosenberg


A Friend Is a Treasure

  • TMDB Id: 6399
  • TMDB Rating: 6.9
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • Directors: Sergio Corbucci
  • Writers: Gene Luotto, Mario Amendola

Actors : Bud Spencer, Terence Hill, John Fujioka, Louise Bennett, Salvatore Borghese, Kainowa Lauritzen


Friday the 13th Part 2

  • TMDB Id: 9725
  • TMDB Rating: 6.0
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Horror, Thriller
  • Directors: Steve Miner
  • Writers: Ron Kurz, Victor Miller

Actors : Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King, Kirsten Baker, Betsy Palmer, Lauren-Marie Taylor


Reds

  • TMDB Id: 18254
  • TMDB Rating: 7.2
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Drama, History, Romance
  • Directors: Warren Beatty
  • Writers: Trevor Griffiths, Warren Beatty

Actors : M. Emmet Walsh, Miriam Margolyes, Norman Chancer, Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann


Halloween II

  • TMDB Id: 11281
  • TMDB Rating: 6.5
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Horror, Thriller
  • Directors: Rick Rosenthal
  • Writers: Debra Hill, John Carpenter

Actors : Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer, Lance Guest, Pamela Susan Shoop


Beau Pere

  • TMDB Id: 42337
  • TMDB Rating: 6.6
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Drama, Romance
  • Directors: Bertrand Blier
  • Writers: Bertrand Blier

Actors : Nathalie Baye, Ariel Besse, Maurice Ronet, Geneviève Mnich, Maurice Risch, Patrick Dewaere


Christiane F.

  • TMDB Id: 9589
  • TMDB Rating: 7.3
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Drama
  • Directors: Uli Edel
  • Writers: Herman Weigel, Uli Edel

Actors : David Bowie, Natja Brunckhorst, Thomas Haustein, Jens Kuphal, Rainer Woelk, Uwe Diderich


The Postman Always Rings Twice

  • TMDB Id: 11027
  • TMDB Rating: 6.5
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Romance, Crime, Drama
  • Directors: Bob Rafelson
  • Writers: David Mamet, James M. Cain

Actors : Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Lerner, Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, John Colicos


History of the World: Part I

  • TMDB Id: 10156
  • TMDB Rating: 6.8
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Comedy
  • Directors: Mel Brooks
  • Writers: Mel Brooks

Actors : John Hurt, Madeline Kahn, Michael Champion, Nigel Hawthorne, Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise


Porky's

  • TMDB Id: 10246
  • TMDB Rating: 6.3
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Comedy
  • Directors: Bob Clark
  • Writers: Bob Clark

Actors : Maxine Wasa, Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Cyril O'Reilly, Kaki Hunter


Excalibur

  • TMDB Id: 11527
  • TMDB Rating: 7.0
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Adventure, Fantasy
  • Directors: John Boorman
  • Writers: Rospo Pallenberg, John Boorman

Actors : Ciarán Hinds, Liam Neeson, Patrick Stewart, Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay


Game of Death II

  • TMDB Id: 48773
  • TMDB Rating: 5.1
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Drama, Action
  • Directors: Ng See-Yuen
  • Writers: Ting Chak-luen, Ho Ting-sing

Actors : Bruce Lee, Tai Chung Kim, Roy Horan, Hwang Jang-Lee, To Wai-Wo, Roy Chiao


Quest for Fire

  • TMDB Id: 62204
  • TMDB Rating: 7.1
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Adventure, Drama
  • Directors: Jean-Jacques Annaud
  • Writers: Gérard Brach

Actors : Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi, Rae Dawn Chong, Gary Schwartz, Naseer El-Kadi


Blow Out

  • TMDB Id: 11644
  • TMDB Rating: 7.4
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Thriller
  • Directors: Brian De Palma
  • Writers: Brian De Palma, Bill Mesce Jr.

Actors : John Lithgow, John Travolta, Nancy Allen, Dennis Franz, Peter Boyden, Curt May


Stripes

  • TMDB Id: 10890
  • TMDB Rating: 6.5
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Action, Comedy
  • Directors: Ivan Reitman
  • Writers: Harold Ramis, Len Blum

Actors : Bill Murray, Bill Paxton, John Diehl, John Voldstad, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates


Escape to Victory

  • TMDB Id: 17360
  • TMDB Rating: 6.8
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Drama, War
  • Directors: John Huston
  • Writers: Jeff Maguire, Yabo Yablonsky

Actors : Max von Sydow, Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Pelé, Carole Laure, Bobby Moore


Scanners

  • TMDB Id: 9538
  • TMDB Rating: 6.8
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Science Fiction, Horror
  • Directors: David Cronenberg
  • Writers: David Cronenberg

Actors : Michael Ironside, Stephen Lack, Jennifer O'Neill, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane, Robert A. Silverman


Omen III: The Final Conflict

  • TMDB Id: 10768
  • TMDB Rating: 5.7
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Horror
  • Directors: Graham Baker
  • Writers: Andrew Birkin, David Seltzer

Actors : Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon, Lisa Harrow, Barnaby Holm, Mason Adams


Heavy Metal

  • TMDB Id: 11827
  • TMDB Rating: 6.3
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Animation, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Music
  • Directors: Gerald Potterton
  • Writers: Len Blum, Daniel Goldberg

Actors : Rodger Bumpass, Jackie Burroughs, Joe Flaherty, Harold Ramis, John Candy, Don Francks


The French Lieutenant's Woman

  • TMDB Id: 12537
  • TMDB Rating: 6.5
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Drama, Romance
  • Directors: Karel Reisz
  • Writers: Harold Pinter, John Fowles

Actors : Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan, Charlotte Mitchell, Lynsey Baxter


Chariots of Fire

  • TMDB Id: 9443
  • TMDB Rating: 6.9
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Drama, History
  • Directors: Hugh Hudson
  • Writers: Colin Welland

Actors : Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige, Nigel Havers, Ian Holm


Clash of the Titans

  • TMDB Id: 10323
  • TMDB Rating: 6.8
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
  • Directors: Desmond Davis
  • Writers: Beverley Cross

Actors : Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith, Jack Gwillim, Harry Hamlin, Ursula Andress


The Cannonball Run

  • TMDB Id: 11286
  • TMDB Rating: 6.2
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Comedy, Action
  • Directors: Hal Needham
  • Writers: Brock Yates

Actors : Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin, Dom DeLuise, Sammy Davis, Jr.


The Beyond

  • TMDB Id: 19204
  • TMDB Rating: 7.0
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Horror
  • Directors: Lucio Fulci
  • Writers: Dardano Sacchetti, Giorgio Mariuzzo

Actors : Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale, Antoine Saint-John, Veronica Lazar, Al Cliver


Time Bandits

  • TMDB Id: 36819
  • TMDB Rating: 6.6
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Comedy
  • Directors: Terry Gilliam
  • Writers: Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin

Actors : John Cleese, Katherine Helmond, Kenny Baker, Michael Palin, Ian Holm, Jim Broadbent


Happy Birthday to Me

  • TMDB Id: 37936
  • TMDB Rating: 6.1
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
  • Directors: J. Lee Thompson
  • Writers: John C.W. Saxton, Peter Jobin

Actors : Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane, Sharon Acker, Frances Hyland, Tracey E. Bregman


Knock on Wood

  • TMDB Id: 19123
  • TMDB Rating: 7.0
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Comedy, Crime, Adventure
  • Directors: Francis Veber
  • Writers: Francis Veber

Actors : Sergio Calderón, Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Maritza Olivares, Corynne Charbit


Gallipoli

  • TMDB Id: 11646
  • TMDB Rating: 7.2
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Adventure, Drama, History, War
  • Directors: Peter Weir
  • Writers: Peter Weir, David Williamson

Actors : Bill Hunter, Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Gerda Nicolson, Harold Hopkins


Ghost Story

  • TMDB Id: 24634
  • TMDB Rating: 6.1
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Drama, Horror, Thriller
  • Directors: John Irvin
  • Writers: Lawrence D. Cohen, Peter Straub

Actors : Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Houseman, Craig Wasson, Patricia Neal


Absence of Malice

  • TMDB Id: 19429
  • TMDB Rating: 6.9
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Drama, Romance, Thriller
  • Directors: Sydney Pollack
  • Writers: Kurt Luedtke

Actors : Bob Balaban, Sally Field, Paul Newman, Melinda Dillon, Luther Adler, Barry Primus


Office Lady Rope Slave

  • TMDB Id: 185086
  • TMDB Rating: 0.0
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners:
  • Directors: Katsuhiko Fujii
  • Writers: Oniroku Dan, Norifumi Suzuki

Actors : Junko Mabuki, Asami Ogawa, Miki Yamaji, Yôko Azusa, Masayoshi Nogami, Koshirou Asami


Taps

  • TMDB Id: 10627
  • TMDB Rating: 6.7
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Drama
  • Directors: Harold Becker
  • Writers: Robert Mark Kamen, Devery Freeman

Actors : Tom Cruise, George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox, Sean Penn, Brendan Ward


The House by the Cemetery

  • TMDB Id: 28794
  • TMDB Rating: 6.3
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Horror
  • Directors: Lucio Fulci
  • Writers: Dardano Sacchetti, Giorgio Mariuzzo

Actors : Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni, Giovanni Frezza, Silvia Collatina, Dagmar Lassander


The Professional

  • TMDB Id: 1672
  • TMDB Rating: 7.3
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Action, Adventure, Thriller
  • Directors: Georges Lautner
  • Writers: Michel Audiard, Patrick Alexander

Actors : Jean-Paul Belmondo, Robert Hossein, Elisabeth Margoni, Jean-Louis Richard, Jean Desailly, Michel Beaune


Tarzan, the Ape Man

  • TMDB Id: 26325
  • TMDB Rating: 4.0
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • Directors: John Derek
  • Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tom Rowe

Actors : Richard Harris, Bo Derek, John Phillip Law, Miles O'Keeffe, Steve Strong, Wilfrid Hyde-White


My Dinner with Andre

  • TMDB Id: 25468
  • TMDB Rating: 7.8
  • Year: 1981
  • Geners: Comedy, Drama
  • Directors: Louis Malle
  • Writers: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn

Actors : Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler