Top Movies Of 1981


Top Movies Of 1981

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These are our picks for some of the best forgotten films of 1981

What a year for movies. From comedy to drama, sleepers and everything in between. These are our picks for some of our favorite movies from that year.

Sharky’s Machine
Box office: $35,610,100 / Budget: $17.5 million
Starring Burt Reynolds, Bernie Casey, Brian Keith, Charles Durning, Vittorio Gassman, Henry Silva, Richard Libertini

Thief
Box office: $11.5 million / Budget: 5.5 million
Starring James Caan, ‎Tuesday Weld‎, Willie Nelson, Dennis Farina, Jim Belushi, Robert Prosky

Excalibur
Box office: 35 million / Budget: $11 million
Starring Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Nicol Williamson

Stripes
Box office: 85.3 million / Budget: 10 million
Starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, John Candy, Sean Young, Warren Oates

Escape From New York
Box office: 95.5 million / Budget: 7 million
Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasance, Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Barbeau

Arthur
Box office: 25.1 million / Budget: 6 million
Starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minelli, Sir John Gielgud

The Devil and Max Devlin
Box office: 16 million
Starring Elliot Gould, Bill Cosby

Nighthawks
Box office: 19.9 million / Budget: 5 million
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Lyndsey Wagner, Rutger Hauer

The Marva Collins Story
Starring Cicely Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Marsha Warfield, narrated by Ed Asner

Nobody’s Perfekt
Box office:
Starring Gabe Kaplan, Alex Karras, Robert Klein, Susan Clark

Taps
Box office: 38.6 million / Budget: 14 million
Starring George C. Scott, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito

History Of The World Part 1
Box office: 31.7 million / Budget: 10 million
Starring Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman, Ron Carey, Gregory Hines, Shecky Greene, Sid Caesar

Absence Of Malice
Box office: 40 million
Starring Paul Newman, Sally Field, Wilford Brimley

Bustin’ Loose
Box office: 31.3 million / Budget: 11 million
Starring Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson

Under The Rainbow
Box office: 18.8 / Budget: 18 million
Starring Chevy Chase, Carrie Fisher, Pat McCormick, Eve Arden, Billy Barty

Porky’s
Box office: 160 million / Budget: 4-5 million
Starring Kim Catrall, Scott Colomby, Alex Karras

Improper Channels
Box office:
Starring Alan Arkin, Mariette Hartley, Tony Rosato

Carbon Copy
Box office: 9 million
Starring George Segal, Susan Saint James, Jack Warren, Denzel Washington, Dick Martin, Paul Warfield

Modern Problems
Box office: 26.1 million / Budget:  8 million
Starring Chevy Chase, Dabney Coleman, Nell Carter, Patti D’Arbanville, Brian Doyle-Murray, Mary Kay Place

Body Heat
Box office: 24 million / Budget: 9 million
Starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna

Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Box office: 390 million / Budget: 20 million
Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott

Eye Of The Needle
Box office: 17.5 million / Budget:
Starring Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Ian Bannen

For Your Eyes Only
Box office: 195.3 million / Budget: 28 million
Starring Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Desmond Llewelyn, Julian Glover

Chariots Of Fire
Box office: 55 million / Budget: 5.5 million
Starring Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Sir John Gielgud

Superman II
Box office: 190.4 million / Budget: 54 million
Starring Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Margot Kidder, Valerie Perrine

On Golden Pond
Box office: 55 million / Budget: 5.5 million
Starring Katherine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Dabney Coleman

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