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A list of films produced in the United Kingdom in 1981 (see 1981 in film):


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
An American Werewolf in London John Landis Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne Comedy/horror
The Appointment Lindsey C. Vickers Edward Woodward, Jane Merrow Horror [1]
Burning an Illusion Menelik Shabazz Cassie McFarlane, Victor Romero Drama
Bushido Blade Shusei Kotani Richard Boone, Toshirō Mifune, Sonny Chiba Historical drama
Carbon Copy Michael Schultz Denzel Washington, George Segal Comedy Co-production with the US
Chanel Solitaire George Kaczender Marie-France Pisier, Timothy Dalton, Rutger Hauer Biopic
Chariots of Fire Hugh Hudson Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers Biopic Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture
Clash of the Titans Desmond Davis Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Judi Bowker Fantasy
Concert for Kampuchea Keith McMillan Wings, The Clash Musical documentary
Condorman Charles Jarrott Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Barbara Carrera Action/adventure/comedy
Dance Craze Joe Massot The Specials, The Beat, Bad Manners Musical documentary
Emmanuelle in Soho David Hughes Angie Quick, Julie Lee and John M. East Sex comedy
Excalibur John Boorman Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicol Williamson, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi, Paul Geoffrey, Robert Addie, Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson, Patrick Stewart Epic medieval fantasy
Eye of the Needle Richard Marquand Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan World War II
For Your Eyes Only John Glen Roger Moore, Julian Glover, Carole Bouquet Spy/action
The French Lieutenant's Woman Karel Reisz Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae Drama
The Good Soldier Kevin Billington Robin Ellis, Vickery Turner, Jeremy Brett, Susan Fleetwood Drama
The Great Muppet Caper Jim Henson Jim Henson, Frank Oz Comedy
Gregory's Girl Bill Forsyth John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Clare Grogan Comedy
Green Ice Ernest Day Ryan O'Neal, Anne Archer, Omar Sharif Adventure
Inseminoid Norman J. Warren Robin Clarke, Jennifer Ashley Sci-fi
Lady Chatterley's Lover Just Jaeckin Sylvia Kristel, Nicholas Clay Drama Romance
The Legend of the Lone Ranger William A. Fraker Klinton Spilsbury, Michael Horse Western Co-production with the US
Looks and Smiles Ken Loach Graham Green, Carolyn Nicholson Drama Entered into the 1981 Cannes Film Festival
Loophole John Quested Albert Finney, Martin Sheen Thriller
Memoirs of a Survivor David Gladwell Julie Christie, Christopher Guard Sci-fi Screened at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival
The Monster Club Roy Ward Baker Vincent Price, David Carradine, Donald Pleasence, Stuart Whitman Comedy horror
Omen III: The Final Conflict Graham Baker Sam Neill, Lisa Harrow, Rossano Brazzi Horror
Outland Peter Hyams Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, Frances Sternhagen Science fiction
Priest of Love Christopher Miles Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman, Ava Gardner Biopic
Quartet James Ivory Alan Bates, Isabelle Adjani, Maggie Smith Period
Riding High Ross Cramer Eddie Kidd, Irene Handl Drama
Time Bandits Terry Gilliam John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall Fantasy
Urgh! A Music War Derek Burbidge Various rock groups of the time Music documentary

See also


  1. ^ "The Appointment (1981)".