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The most successful movies, first aired in 1981 year

Year
1. On Golden Pond (1981)
UK, USA
The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 119 285 432

User Rating:  9.0/10
Votes: 1
2. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
USA
A young fox named Tod is taken in by an old woman after his mother is killed by a hunter...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 63 456 988
3. Chariots of Fire (1981)
UK
The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 59 303 359
4. Time Bandits (1981)
UK
A young boy's wardrobe contains a time hole...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 42 368 025

User Rating:  6.5/10
Votes: 2
5. Clash of the Titans (1981)
USA, UK
Perseus is the favored son of the god Zeus, but he has unwittingly ticked off the sea goddess Thetis...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 41 092 328

User Rating:  6.0/10
Votes: 7
6. Absence of Malice (1981)
USA
Mike Gallagher is a Miami liquor wholesaler whose deceased father was a local mobster...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 40 716 963
7. Reds (1981)
USA
This movie tells the true story of John Reed, a radical American journalist around the time of World War I...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 40 382 659

User Rating:  10.0/10
Votes: 1
8. Tarzan the Ape Man (1981)
USA
While on an African expedition with her father, Jane Parker meets Tarzan, and the two become fascinated by each other...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 36 565 280
9. Taps (1981)
USA
An announcement that the venerable Bunker Hill Military Academy, a 141 year old institute, is to be torn down and replaced with condos sets off the young cadets led by their stodgy commander...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 35 856 053

User Rating:  8.0/10
Votes: 1
10. Excalibur (1981)
USA, UK
As the title would suggest, it follows the travels of the legendary sword Excalibur through Arthurian myth, from the violent, powerful hands of Uther Pendragon, to a long-years' rest in the stone to being redrawn by Uther's son Arthur, who uses it to defeat the evil invaders and establish the great court of Camelot and the great Knights of the Round Table...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 34 971 136

User Rating:  5.7/10
Votes: 6
11. Endless Love (1981)
USA
Two young teenagers, Jade Butterfield and David Axelrod, fall in love with each other...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 32 492 674

User Rating:  10.0/10
Votes: 1
12. Bustin' Loose (1981)
USA
Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 31 261 269
13. Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
USA
From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 29 200 000
14. Private Lessons (1981)
USA
Phillip Filmore is a naive, 15-year-old, preoccupied with sex, who develops a crush on Nicole Mallow, the new 30-something, French housekeeper and sitter to look after him when Phillip's father is out of town for the summer on a "business" trip...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 26 279 000

User Rating:  6.6/10
Votes: 8
15. Halloween II (1981)
USA
It's the same night as the original Halloween...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 25 533 818
16. Body Heat (1981)
USA
William Hurt and Kathleen Turner strike sparks in Lawrence Kasdan's Body Heat, a sexy, haunting tale of desire and skullduggery that echoes 1940s film noirs but is charged with an energy and passion that could only flare in the '80s...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 24 058 838

User Rating:  10.0/10
Votes: 1
17. Mad Max 2 (1981)
Australia
Max is travelling in a post apocalypse Australia where Gasoline is the most valuable commodity...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 23 667 907

User Rating:  6.0/10
Votes: 4
18. Ghost Story (1981)
USA
Upon its release in 1981, John Irvin's version of Peter Straub's bestselling horror novel was deemed one of the worst adaptations that the genre had ever produced...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 23 371 905
19. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
USA
After killing Mrs...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 21 722 776
20. La guerre du feu (1981)
Canada, France
Anthony Burgess created the primitive language for the early humans in this prehistoric adventure about a trio of warriors who travel the savanna, encountering sabre-toothed tigers, mammoths and cannibalistic tribes in search of a flame that would replace the fire their tribe has lost...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 20 962 615

User Rating:  6.3/10
Votes: 3
21. The Final Conflict (1981)
UK, USA
Now come into his full knowledge and power, the Anti-Christ in the body of Damien Thorne is about to strike his final blow...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 20 471 382
22. The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
USA
After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, Pat Kramer begins to shrink...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 20 259 961

User Rating:  5.0/10
Votes: 1
23. Mommie Dearest (1981)
USA
The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 19 032 261
24. Paternity (1981)
USA
A single man searches for a woman who will bear his baby with no strings attached...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 18 838 812
25. Eye of the Needle (1981)
UK
WWII German superspy, the Needle, who gravitates towards murder using his trusty switchblade, discovers vital evidence about the Allies D-Day invasion...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 17 583 634

User Rating:  4.0/10
Votes: 1
26. Outland (1981)
UK
Marshal W.T...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 17 374 595
27. Caveman (1981)
USA
A simple caveman accidently becomes leader of a clan of cavemisfits and outcasts...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 15 965 924

User Rating:  10.0/10
Votes: 1
28. Ragtime (1981)
USA
The story runs in the 1910's New York...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 14 920 781
29. Rich and Famous (1981)
USA
Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 14 492 125
30. The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)
USA, UK
When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the militaristic outlaw leader, Butch Cavendich, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 12 617 845
31. Back Roads (1981)
USA
A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 11 809 387
32. Rollover (1981)
USA
An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 10 851 261
33. Pennies from Heaven (1981)
USA
In Chicago during the 1930s depression, sheet music salesman Arthur Parker is trying to sell his products, but it's not easy to convince unwilling music store owners to buy them...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 9 171 289
34. Prince of the City (1981)
USA
New York City cop Daniel Ciello is involved in some questionable police practices...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 8 124 257
35. The Funhouse (1981)
USA
The teenager Amy Harper dates Buzz Dawson for the first time and they go to the carnival with their friends Richie and Liz...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 7 886 857

User Rating:  6.0/10
Votes: 2
36. Venom (1981)
UK
International terrorists attempt to kidnap a wealthy couples child...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 5 229 643
37. The Hand (1981)
USA
A comic book artist loses his hand, which in turn takes on a murderous life of its own...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 2 447 576
38. Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)
USA, UK
Ticlaw, a small town in Florida, has only one attraction: a safari park...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 2 004 742
39. Raggedy Man (1981)
USA
It's 1944 in the small town of Gregory, Texas...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 1 976 198

User Rating:  7.5/10
Votes: 2
40. Silence of the North (1981)
Canada
Based on the biography of Olive Fredrickson, It tells of her life as a girl, then a trapper's wife and later a widow with three small children surviving under rugged pioneer conditions in northern Alberta Canada from the early 1900's through to the Depression...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 1 622 898
41. Possession (1981)
France, West Germany
During a secretive business trip away, Mark learns that his wife Anna is growing restless in what he believed was their happy marriage...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 1 113 538
42. Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981)
USA
In 19th century Oklahoma two teen girls, fans of stories about outlaws, are on a quest to meat and join up with them...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 534 816
43. Das Boot ist voll (1981)
Switzerland, West Germany, Austria
During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 1 718

User Rating:  6.7/10
Votes: 23
44. The Pit (1981)
Canada
Twelve year-old Jamie Benjamin is a misunderstood lad...
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $ 560

User Rating:  5.0/10
Votes: 2


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