19 films released in 1981

Documenteur

Agnès Varda, 1981, France

Mur Murs

Agnès Varda, 1981, France

Srigala

Sisworo Gautama Putra, 1981, Indonesia

Bukit Kepong

Jins Shamsuddin, 1981, Malaysia

Chaalchitra (The Kaleidoscope )

Mrinal Sen, 1981, India

Heat Shimmer Theatre (Kagerô-za)

Seijun Suzuki, 1981, Japan

Scanners

David Cronenberg, 1981, Canada

Kaalia

Tinnu Anand, 1981, India

Diva

Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1981, France

Travel Songs

Jonas Mekas, 1981, United States

Merry-Go-Round

Jacques Rivette, 1981, France

The Black Cat (Gatto nero)

Lucio Fulci, 1981, Italy

Golden Dreams (Sogni d'oro)

Nanni Moretti, 1981, Italy