Best Crime Movies of 1981


The Amateur

5.8/10 IMDB

A researcher for the CIA who convinces his superiors to send him to the eastern bloc in order to avenge the murder of his wife by enemy agents discovers a web of deception underneath his wife's death.

Starring: John Savage, Christopher Plummer, Marthe Keller, Arthur Hill, Nicholas Campbell, George Coe, John Marley, Jan Rubeš, Ed Lauter, Miguel Fernandes ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1981-12-11
Best Crime Movies of 1981 : The Orchard End Murder

The Orchard End Murder

6.0/10 IMDB

Charthurst Green, Kent, 1966. Pauline Cox accompanies Mike Robins to a village cricket match in which he is playing, but becomes bored and wanders away. She fetches up at the local railway station, where she is first entertained to tea by the garrulous, hunchbacked station master, then upset by the intrusion of the latter's assistant Ewen, who proceeds to kill a rabbit in her presence. Making her way back to the match, Pauline is waylaid by the simple-minded Ewen as she crosses an apple orchard; when his advances become violent, she tries to fight him off and he strangles her. The station master helps in covering up the murder, burying the corpse in the orchard.

Starring: Tracy Hyde, Clive Mantle, Bill Wallis, Mark Hardy, Raymond Adamson, Jessie Evans, David Wilkinson, Jeremy Watt, Geoffrey Frederick, Alan Neame ..
Directed by: Christian Marnham
Release date: 1981-11-01
Best Crime Movies of 1981 : Kalt wie Eis

Kalt wie Eis

6.3/10 IMDB

Dave knows what it is to suffer. Especially when he takes the rap for a gang of motorbike thieves and ends up in jail. All for the love of Corinna, his beautiful girlfriend. Refused parole and nearly insane with frustration he makes a violent escape to be with her and strike back.

Starring: Dave Balko, Blixa Bargeld, Rolf Eden, Otto Sander, Hanns Zischler, Brigitte Wöllner, Uschi Zech, Dan van Husen, Rainer Laupichler, Claus-Dieter Reents ..
Directed by: Carl Schenkel
Release date: 1981-09-10
Best Crime Movies of 1981 : Une affaire d'hommes

Une affaire d'hommes

6.5/10 IMDB

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Starring: Claude Brasseur, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Éva Darlan, Alain Claessens, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Patrice Kerbrat, Béatrice Camurat, Jean-Pierre Bernard, Peter Bonke, Elisabeth Huppert ..
Directed by: Nicolas Ribowski
Release date: 1981-11-09
Best Crime Movies of 1981 : Fast Money

Fast Money

5.3/10 IMDB

Three buddies after 'Fast Money' try flying drugs into the U.S. from Mexico. When they meet with unexpected dangers, the trip turns turbulent.

Starring: Sammy Allred, D. Dryden Arnsberger, Sonny Carl Davis, Lou Perryman, Eric Henshaw ..
Directed by: Douglas Holloway
Release date: 1981-11-06
Best Crime Movies of 1981 : 30 Segundos para Morir

30 Segundos para Morir

6.4/10 IMDB

Three brothers smuggle arms and drugs from Mexico into the US.

Starring: Mario Almada, Fernando Almada, Ruben Benavides, Rubén Benavides, Luciana, Noé Murayama, Gloria Benavides, Henry Cantu, Jorge Carretero, Katty del Rio ..
Directed by: Rubén Benavides
Release date: 1981-02-26
Best Crime Movies of 1981 : The Mafia Triangle

The Mafia Triangle

5.5/10 IMDB

A Neapolitan camorra boss has retired from business but when his wife gets killed he gets back into action, and goes to the States to get his revenge.

Starring: Mario Merola, Renato Rossini, Lucio Montanaro, Massimo Mollica, Liana Trouche, Guido Alberti, Biagio Pelligra, Guido Leontini, Annie Carol Edel ..
Directed by: Alfonso Brescia
Release date: 1981-04-03
Best Crime Movies of 1981 : The Hot Touch

The Hot Touch

5.2/10 IMDB

A master art forger and his partner in crime, an art expert who can vouch for the authenticity of the forgeries, are making a bundle. An art dealer figures out their scheme but agrees to keep quite if they forge some art lost in WWII.

Starring: Wayne Rogers, Marie-France Pisier, Lloyd Bochner, Samantha Eggar ..
Directed by: Roger Vadim
Release date: 1981-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1981 : Tik Tik Tik

Tik Tik Tik

7.0/10 IMDB

A fashion photographer gets embroiled in a series of grisly murders.

Starring: Kamal Haasan, Madhavi, Radha, Swapna, Thiagarajan, Thengai Srinivasan, V. K. Ramasamy, Nisha Noor, Sarika ..
Directed by: P. Bharathiraja
Release date: 1981-11-07
Best Crime Movies of 1981 : Gangster Wars

Gangster Wars

6.7/10 IMDB

The film tells the story of three teenagers, based on real life gangsters Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Michael Nouri), Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Joe Penny) and Michael Lasker (Brian Benben) (a fictional character who was most likely modeled after Meyer Lansky), growing up in New York's ghettos during the early 1900s to their rise though organized crime.

Starring: Michael Nouri, Joe Penny, Brian Benben, Richard S. Castellano, Louis Giambalvo, George DiCenzo, Joseph Mascolo, Jonathan Banks, Robert F. Lyons, Madeleine Stowe ..
Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian
Release date: 1981-04-09

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