Best Guy Movies From 1981

By on December 19, 2017

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Before Michael Bay, Peter Berg, and Michael Mann we relied on Steven Spielberg for our action/adventure flicks. The director that brought us Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Jaws brought us Lawrence Kasdan’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

The story is by George Lucas, whom assisted in casting Harrison Ford as the lead character archaeologist Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones Jr. a role that many people feel he that many feel he more was fitting than his performance as Han Solo from Star Wars.


Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen
Box Office Gross: $390 Million
Production Cost: $18 Million

2. The Cannonball Run (1981)

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The Cannonball Run is packed with everything the stereotypical male loves. The hit movie is filled with everything the modern man loves; actions stars including Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, and Jackie Chan Cannonball Run gave us exotic cars such as Aston Martin DB5 and the Lamborghini Countach and 80’s sex symbols Adrienne Barbeau and Farrah Fawcett.


Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen
Box Office Gross: $390 Million
Production Cost: $18 Million

3. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

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Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence
Box Office Gross: $23 Million
Production Cost: $2.8 Million

4. For Your Eyes Only

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For your Eyes Only is a true mans movie. The James Bond spy flick stars Roger Moore as MI6 super spy 007. The British film checks all the boxes of a man movie including guns, Soviet spys, and hot Bond Girl Melina Havelock (played by Carol Bouquet).


Stars: Roger Moore, Carol Bouquet, Julian Glover
Box Office Gross: $193 Million
Production Cost: $28 Million

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