Best Movies of 1981

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Best of the eightees | Best of 1982
The following list averages the opinions of my favorite critics plus mine.

Ratings for the 1981 season


8.0 Brian DePalma: Blow Out (1981)
7.9 Manuel DeOliveira: Francisca (1981)
7.5 George Miller: The Road Warrior (1981)
7.5 Blake Edwards: S.O.B. (1981)
7.5 Rainer Fassbinder: Lola (1981)
7.4 Istvan Szabo : Mephisto (1981)
7.4 Terry Gilliam: Time Bandits (1981)
7.3 Billy Wilder: Buddy Buddy (1981)
7.3 Lawrence Kasdan: Body Heat (1981)
7.2 Daniel Petrie: Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
7.2 Jacques Rivette: Le Pont du Nord (1981)
7.1 Steven Spielberg: Raiders of the Lost Ark
7.1 Raul Ruiz: O Territorio/ Territory (1981)
7.1 John Carpenter: Escape from New York (1981)
7.0 Warren Beatty: Reds (1981)
7.0 Walter Hill: Southern Comfort (1981)
7.0 Joe Dante: The Howling (1981)
7.0 Ivan Reitman: Stripes (1981)
7.0 Babenco: Pixote (1981)
7.0 Andrzej Zulawski: Possession (1981)
7.0 Agnieszka Holland: A Woman Alone (1981)
7.0 Steven Spielberg: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
7.0 Eric Rohmer: La Femme de l'Aviateur/ The Aviator's Wife (1981)
7.0 Wolfgang Petersen: Das Boot (1981)
7.0 Bernardo Bertolucci: The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (1981)
7.0 Sidney Lumet: Prince of the City (1981)
6.0 Hsiao-Hsien Hou: Cheerful Wind (1981)
Lower-rated films are generally not listed anymore except when people ask the same question a thousand times

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