1981 Top Ten List

  • The Aviator's Wife (Eric Rohmer)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)
  • Modern Romance (Albert Brooks)
  • Cutter's Way (Ivan Passer)
  • Vernon, Florida (Errol Morris)
  • Body Heat (Lawrence Kasdan)
  • The Road Warrior (George Miller)
  • Prince of the City (Sidney Lumet)
  • Pennies from Heaven (Herbert Ross)
  • Blow Out (Brian De Palma)
  • Additional 1981 Films By Rating

  • Scanners (David Cronenberg)
  • Das Boot (Wolfgang Petersen)
  • My Dinner With Andre (Louis Malle)
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice (Bob Rafelson)
  • A Short Working Day (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
  • The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi)
  • Taps (Harold Becker)
  • Eijanaika (Shohei Imamura)
  • Reds (Warren Beatty)
  • The Woman Next Door (François Truffaut)
  • Pixote (Hector Babenco)
  • Time Bandits (Terry Gilliam)
  • Man of Iron (Andrzej Wajda)
  • Downtown 81 (Edo Bertoglio)
  • Trances (Ahmed El Maanouni)
  • S.O.B. (Blake Edwards)
  • Dark Night of the Scarecrow (Frank De Felitta)
  • Excalibur (John Boorman)
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman (Karel Reisz)
  • Faster, Faster (Carlos Saura)
  • History of the World Part I (Mel Brooks)
  • Escape From New York (John Carpenter)