1981: Movies Sorted By Tier

  • Great
  • An American Werewolf In London
  • Blow Out
  • Chariots Of Fire
  • Das Boot
  • The Gods Must Be Crazy
  • The Howling
  • My Dinner With Andre
  • Quest For Fire
  • Raiders Of The Lost Ark
  • Time Bandits
  • Very Good
  • All Night Long
  • Arthur
  • Body Heat
  • Excalibur
  • Gallipoli
  • Gregory's Girl
  • Ms. 45
  • Nighthawks
  • Stripes
  • Thief
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • Good
  • Dead And Burried
  • The Decline Of Western Civilization
  • The Hand
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
  • **Kind of a over-view of the popular BBC television series is funny and nonsensical in the British mold. The first episodes are the most fantastical and seriously funny. Also, we learn that the answer to the universe is "42", what a factoid that is.
  • Mephisto
  • Scanners
  • Southern Comfort
  • Whose Life Is It Anyway?
  • Wolfen
  • Guilty Pleasures
  • Escape From New York
  • Halloween 2
  • Outland
  • Porky's
  • Sharky's Machine
  • Average
  • Clash Of The Titans
  • Dragonslayer
  • East Of Eden (TV)
  • Eye Of The Needle
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman
  • I, The Jury
  • Looker
  • Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie
  • Masada
  • On Golden Pond
  • Polyester
  • Raggedy Man
  • S.O.B.
  • Saturday The 14th
  • Shogun (TV)
  • True Confessions
  • Victory
  • Dissapointing
  • The Cannonball Run
  • Crisis At Central High
  • For Your Eyes Only
  • The Fox And The Hound
  • Ghost Story
  • The Great Muppet Caper
  • Heavy Metal
  • History Of The World Part 1
  • Pick-Up Summer
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Private Lessons
  • Quartet
  • Road Games
  • Student Bodies
  • Taps
  • Cellar Dwellers
  • The Burning
  • Cheech And Chong's Nice Dreams
  • Fear No Evil
  • Friday The 13th Part 2
  • Gas
  • Hell Night
  • Madhouse
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Night School
  • The Omen III
  • The Prowler
  • Tarzan, The Ape Man
  • UFOria
  • The Unseen
  • The Big Stink
  • Galaxy Of Terror
  • Homongous
  • The Nesting
  • Pirahna 2: The Spawning
  • Scared To Death
  • Unfortunately Haven’t Seen
  • Absence Of Malice
  • American Dream
  • The Aviator's Wife
  • Beau Pere
  • The Chosen
  • Circle Of Deceit
  • Clean Slate
  • Coup De Torchon
  • Cutter's Way
  • Lola
  • Muddy River
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Pixote
  • Prince Of The City
  • Ragtime
  • Reds
  • Smash Palace
  • Three Brothers
  • Vernon, Florida

Das Boot, probably the best submarine movie ever.

The Gods Must Be Crazy is a courageous choice - not saying I disagree.

Excalibur is Boorman's best, after Deliverance.

Jeez! does Tuck Everlasting date from '81? I saw it recently and assumed it was a new movie.

Gallipoli has almost religious significance in Australia. The defeat Aussies are most proud of.

I agree with you about Das Boot. But is there anyone who disagrees?

Gods Must Be Crazy is a unique film. What seems like a lark at first actually shows a visage of emotional depth by the 30 min mark. And the trek to the far side of the earth is adorable, funny and emotionally satisfying all at the same time. Wow.

I disagree! I'd say #4 behind the classic classic (snicker) Point Blank and a new masterpiece The General. Deliverance being his best film of course.

Tuck Everlasting was remade just last year but it's nowhere as good as the 81 version. Tis a small one so I don't know is many people have seen it. Worth a rent though.

I'm glad you pointed this out, Gallipoli should be in the very good section. I'll transfer it right away.

Are you Australian Bertie?



Re. Boorman - humiliated to admit I have yet to see those two.

Re. bertie's nationality - well, if you can admit you're Canadian...

Well now, if you haven't seen, now you know you should and can expect me to expect reviews...and maybe a proof of purchase and a smiling picture of you and a newspaper next to the television screen. I'm contemplating the importance of the last 2.

Bertie <---he comes from the land down under, do-do-de-do-doop-do... (sorry, couldn't stop myself)


:?, <---pooped out stook who had a busy stressful day

P.S.: Canada has the crappiest national anthem ever.