The Best Movies of 1981

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Thief 1981, 122 min.

Michael Mann     Starring: Tuesday WeldWillie NelsonJames Caan

Caper    Crime    Crime Thriller

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Stripes 1981, 126 min.

Ivan Reitman     Starring: Bill MurrayWarren OatesP.J. Soles

Comedy

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Time Bandits 1981, 110 min.

Terry Gilliam     Starring: Sean ConneryKatherine HelmondIan Holm

Adventure    Comedy    Fantasy

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My Dinner with Andre 1981, 110 min.

Louis Malle     Starring: Wallace ShawnAndre GregoryRoy Butler

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Body Heat 1981, 113 min.

Lawrence Kasdan     Starring: William HurtKathleen TurnerRichard Crenna

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Excalibur 1981, 140 min.

John Boorman     Starring: Nigel TerryNicol WilliamsonHelen Mirren

Adventure Drama    Adventure    Drama

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Gallipoli 1981, 110 min.

Peter Weir     Starring: Mel GibsonRonny GrahamStan Green

Anti-War Film    Australian New Wave    War

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Reds 1981, 194 min.

Warren Beatty     Starring: Warren BeattyDiane KeatonEdward Herrmann

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Epic

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The Howling 1981, 91 min.

Joe Dante     Starring: Dee WallacePatrick MacneeDennis Dugan

Horror    Monster Film    Mystery

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