My Own World Wide Movie Awards 1982

by hansbearnl | created - 18 Jun 2011 | updated - 18 Jun 2011 | Public

The best the world of movie, television and documentaries had to offer in 1981....

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1. Lili Marleen (1981)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees. But his family thinks that 'Willie' is also a Nazi ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Giancarlo Giannini, Mel Ferrer, Karl-Heinz von Hassel

Votes: 3,112

BEST movie of the year

2. Full Moon High (1981)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Fantasy

4.7
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A teenager (Adam Arkin) becomes a werewolf after a family vacation in Transylvania.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Adam Arkin, Roz Kelly, Ed McMahon, Joanne Nail

Votes: 896

WORST movie of the year

3. Pixote (1981)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Votes: 5,275

Best gay or lesbian themed movie

4. Nukitsamees (1981)

75 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.5
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Nukitsamees (English title: Bumpy) is a family musical which somewhat echoes the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel. A brother and sister called Kusti and Iti get lost in a forest while ... See full summary »

Director: Helle Karis | Stars: Egert Soll, Anna-Liisa Kurve, Ülari Kirsipuu, Ines Aru

Votes: 368

Best musical

5. Diva (1981)

R | 117 min | Thriller

7.3
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Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller.

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix | Stars: Wilhelmenia Fernandez, Frédéric Andréi, Richard Bohringer, Thuy An Luu

Votes: 10,105 | Gross: $0.11M

Best thriller or horror movie

6. Mephisto (1981)

Unrated | 144 min | Drama

7.9
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A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 7,969

Best War (or Western) movie

7. Peter and Paul (1981 TV Movie)

198 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Robert Foxworth, Eddie Albert, Raymond Burr

Votes: 449

Best inspirational movie

8. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

Votes: 45,220 | Gross: $58.97M

Best movie based on historical or real life events

9. Dragonslayer (1981)

PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam

Votes: 12,030 | Gross: $14.11M

Best sci-fi or fantasy movie

10. The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981 TV Movie)

58 min | Comedy

8.1
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An adult-oriented version of what would eventually become an award-winning children's classic. This version of the show features Pee-wee's playhouse and many of the characters of the later ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Reubens, Marty Callner | Stars: Paul Reubens, John Moody, John Paragon, Tito Larriva

Votes: 1,230

Best comedy

11. Hänsel und Gretel (1981)

109 min | Family, Adventure, Fantasy

7.7
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Add a Plot

Director: August Everding | Stars: Edita Gruberova, Brigitte Fassbaender, Hermann Prey, Helga Dernesch

Votes: 41

Best family entertainment

12. Swan Lake (1981)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.9
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A prince falls in love with a princess cursed to change into a swan by day, but their love is threatened by the sorcerer who keeps her imprisoned.

Director: Kimio Yabuki | Stars: Keiko Takeshita, Tarô Shigaki, Asao Koike, Yôko Asagami

Votes: 562

Best animated ft. length movie

13. Los viernes de la eternidad (1981)

90 min | Drama

5.8
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A prostitute tries to communicate with one of her lovers who died in a duel, but who appears to him is his other lover, greater than the previous one, died in the same duel.

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Thelma Biral, Héctor Alterio, Susana Campos, Nora Cullen

Votes: 11

Best movie from Latin America (ARG)

14. Lili Marleen (1981)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees. But his family thinks that 'Willie' is also a Nazi ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Giancarlo Giannini, Mel Ferrer, Karl-Heinz von Hassel

Votes: 3,112

2nd award: Best movie from Europe

15. Muddy River (1981)

105 min | Drama

8.0
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In post-War Japan, a boy from a noodle store-owning family befriends a neighboring boy living in poverty.

Director: Kôhei Oguri | Stars: Takahiro Tamura, Mariko Kaga, Nobutaka Asahara, Makiko Shibata

Votes: 540

Best movie from Asia

16. Wie de Waarheid Zegt Moet Dood (1981)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Documentary on the life and death of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Director: Philo Bregstein | Stars: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alberto Moravia, Laura Betti, Maria Antonietta Macciocchi

Votes: 149

Best documentary

17. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 5,647

Best television or mini-series

18. The Smurfs (1981–1990)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.

Stars: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss, Frank Welker

Votes: 11,881

Best animated television series

19. Lili Marleen (1981)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees. But his family thinks that 'Willie' is also a Nazi ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Giancarlo Giannini, Mel Ferrer, Karl-Heinz von Hassel

Votes: 3,112

3rd award: Best director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

20. Lili Marleen (1981)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees. But his family thinks that 'Willie' is also a Nazi ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Giancarlo Giannini, Mel Ferrer, Karl-Heinz von Hassel

Votes: 3,112

4th award: Hana Schygulla, best actress in a leading role

21. Ragtime (1981)

PG | 155 min | Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif

Votes: 7,211 | Gross: $21.02M

Howard E. Hollins Jr. best actor in a supporting role

22. Ragtime (1981)

PG | 155 min | Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif

Votes: 7,211 | Gross: $21.02M

2nd award: Elizabeth McGovern, best supporting actress

23. The Girl with the Red Hair (1981)

PG | 110 min | Drama, War

6.8
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The story of Hannie Schaft, Dutch Resistance, told in flashback as they try to bring collaborators and criminals to justice in 1945.

Director: Ben Verbong | Stars: Renée Soutendijk, Peter Tuinman, Loes Luca, Johan Leysen

Votes: 678

Best movie from the Netherlands (my home country)

24. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.5
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85 Metascore

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 738,897 | Gross: $248.16M

Douglas Slocombe, best achievement in cinematography

25. The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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64 Metascore

A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan

Votes: 10,090 | Gross: $22.60M

Tom Rand, best achievement in costume design

26. Dragonslayer (1981)

PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam

Votes: 12,030 | Gross: $14.11M

2nd award, best achievement in special/visual effects: Dennis Muren and others

27. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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60 Metascore

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Director: John Landis | Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

Votes: 75,021 | Gross: $30.57M

Rick Baker, best achievement in makeup

28. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.5
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85 Metascore

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 738,897 | Gross: $248.16M

John Williams, for best soundtrack/original score

29. Blow Out (1981)

R | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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85 Metascore

A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

Votes: 32,544 | Gross: $13.75M

Best movie poster

30. Mephisto (1981)

Unrated | 144 min | Drama

7.9
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A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 7,969

Karl Maria Brandauer, best actor in a leading role. 2nd award for this movie