The Best Movies Of 1981

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Only movies released in theaters in 1981.

This list has all of the best movies of 1981, from action films like Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark to comedies like The Great Muppet Caper. The '80s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 1981 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies, and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years after they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on this list of top 1981 films.

But which one of these films from '81 should be at the top of our list? You get to help decide by voting up your favorite movies from 1981. You can also vote down any 1981 movies that you tink other fans should skip.

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