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The Films of 1981

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My Top Picks

  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  2. Excalibur
  3. Mad Max 2
  4. Das Boot
  5. The Evil Dead


Notable Mentions ("Surprise" Films)

  1. Time Bandits
  2. An American Werewolf in London
  3. Clash of the Titans
  4. Escape from New York
  5. Gallipoli
  6. Christiane F.
  7. Gregory's Girl
  8. Dragonslayer


The Biggest Disappointments

  1. Quest for Fire: A couple of hours of grunting does not make a movie.
  2. Friday the 13th Part 2: Why is Jason's mom scarrier than Jason himself?
  3. The Survivor: A great book with pathetic screen treatment - ripe for a remake.
  4. For Your Eyes Only: No Gadgets and a bond that was getting a little old for the role.


All the films I've seen from 1981 at the Cinema

  • Clash of the Titans
  • Excalibur
  • Gallipoli
  • The Great Muppet Caper
  • History of the World: Part I
  • The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

All the films I've seen from 1981 on the Small Screen

  1. An American Werewolf in London
  2. Arthur
  3. Bustin' Loose
  4. The Cannonball Run
  5. Christiane F.
  6. Condorman
  7. Chariots of Fire
  8. Das Boot
  9. Day of the Triffids (BBC Series)
  10. Dead & Buried
  11. Dragonslayer
  12. The Entity
  13. Escape from New York
  14. The Evil Dead
  15. For Your Eyes Only
  16. Friday the 13th Part 2
  17. Gregory's Girl
  18. Halloween II
  19. The Howling
  20. Inseminoid
  21. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  22. Omen III: The Final Conflict
  23. On Golden Pond
  24. Outland
  25. Quest for Fire
  26. Scanners
  27. Stripes
  28. Superman II
  29. The Survivor
  30. Taps
  31. Time Bandits
  32. Wolfen

Films I'd really like to see from 1981

  1. Absence of Malice
  2. The Boat is Full
  3. Deadly Blessing
  4. The Devil and Max Devlin
  5. Endless Love
  6. Eyewitness
  7. The Fan
  8. Full Moon High
  9. The Funhouse
  10. The Hand
  11. Man of Iron
  12. Mephisto