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

Top 10 Thriller Movies Ranked 1981 You Must Watch

Unwrapped’s Offical 10 Best Thriller 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 Thriller 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 Thriller 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 Thriller Movies of 1981

For Your Eyes Only

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

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

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

Friday the 13th Part 2

Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

R | 1h 27min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1 May 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10


Nighthawks (1981)

R | 1h 39min | Action, Crime, Thriller | 10 April 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10


Diva (1981)

R | 1h 57min | Music, Thriller | 23 April 1982 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10


Wolfen (1981)

R | 1h 55min | Horror, Thriller | 24 July 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

The Prowler

The Prowler (1981)

R | 1h 29min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 9 October 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Ms .45

Ms .45 (1981)

R | 1h 20min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 24 April 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Hell Night

Hell Night (1981)

R | 1h 41min | Horror, Thriller | 28 August 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

Deadly Blessing

Deadly Blessing (1981)

R | 1h 40min | Horror, Thriller | 14 August 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 5.6/10

Road Games

Road Games (1981)

PG | 1h 41min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 27 February 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

10 Best Thriller Movies of 1981

So there you have it, these are my 10 Best Thriller 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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Best Thriller Movies of 1980: Unwrapped Official Best 1980 Thriller Films

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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