Best Adventure Movies of 1981: Unwrapped Official Best 1981 Adventure Films

Top 10 Adventure Movies Ranked 1981 You Must Watch

Unwrapped’s Offical 10 Best Adventure Movies of 1981 list is finally here (I know it’s been too long). At Unwrapped, we have had the entire team, which part of the employment criteria is a love of movies, make a list of  The 10 Best Adventure Movies of 1981. We then put our heads together for over six months and have come up with what I believe are the most significant, most watchable  Adventure Movies of 1981. Ultimately this is my opinion, and I am open to feedback; however, I am pretty sure any true movie fan will agree with me. (Yes, that’s designed to irritate you, so you comment.)

Best Adventure Movies of 1981

Star Wars

Star Wars The Original Radio Drama

6h | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | TV Series (1981)

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

The Fox and the Hound

The Fox and the Hound (1981)

G | 1h 23min | Animation, Adventure, Drama | 10 July 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 1h 55min | Action, Adventure | 12 June 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

For Your Eyes Only

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

PG | 2h 7min | Action, Adventure, Thriller | 26 June 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

Mad Max 2

Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 1h 36min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 21 May 1982 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal (1981)

R | 1h 26min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy | 7 August 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans (1981)

PG | 1h 58min | Action, Adventure, Family | 12 June 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Time Bandits

Time Bandits (1981)

PG | 1h 50min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | 6 November 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 7.0/10


Dragonslayer (1981)

PG | 1h 49min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 26 June 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10


Excalibur (1981)

PG | 2h 20min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | 10 April 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

10 Best Adventure Movies of 1981

So there you have it, these are my 10 Best Adventure Movies of 1981. I hope you enjoyed the list and look forward to hearing from you and seeing your favourite movies from this year. I hope there are some I have not seen as I love a hidden gem.

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Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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