1981

On Golden Pond
7.7

On Golden Pond

Dec. 04, 1981

On Golden Pond

For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family ...
Beware of the Jönsson Gang
6.2

Beware of the Jönsson Gang

The movie begins with the Jönsson gang making a minor burglary. It goes wrong and the gang leader, Sickan, gets caught. After he has spent 10 ...
Ragtime
7.3

Ragtime

Nov. 20, 1981

Ragtime

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and ...
Roar
6.2

Roar

Nov. 12, 1981

Roar

Roar follows a family who are attacked by various African animals at the secluded home of their keeper.
Looker
6.1

Looker

Oct. 30, 1981

Looker

Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a ...
Saturday the 14th
4.6

Saturday the 14th

Oct. 30, 1981

Saturday the 14th

After his family moves to a new house, a young boy discovers a mysterious book that details a curse hanging over the date of Saturday the 14th. ...
Nightmare
5.7

Nightmare

Oct. 23, 1981

Nightmare

A drug-treated schizophrenic plagued by horrible nightmares escapes from the hospital and goes on a killing spree.
Monster Hunter (Absurd)

Monster Hunter (Absurd)

A man has been driven insane by church-sanctioned scientific experimentation which also causes him to be nearly impossible to kill. He is pursued ...
My Dinner with Andre
7.8

My Dinner with Andre

Oct. 11, 1981

My Dinner with Andre

Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
The Boogens
5.6

The Boogens

Sep. 25, 1981

The Boogens

Otherworldly creatures inhabit the bootleg tunnels underneath a small town mining community, and they kill any of the townsfolk who invade their home.
Das Boot
8.4

Das Boot

Sep. 16, 1981

Das Boot

A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, ...
Don’t Go in the Woods
3.7

Don’t Go in the Woods

Four backpackers decide to take a hike in the mountains of Utah. But within the woods lurks a killer. But who…or what…is it? The lazy ...
Marianne and Juliane
7.5

Marianne and Juliane

Sep. 04, 1981

Marianne and Juliane

Germany, 1968: The priest’s daughters Marianna and Juliane both fight for changes in society, like making abortion legal. However their ...
Evilspeak
5.7

Evilspeak

Aug. 22, 1981

Evilspeak

Bullied by classmates, a pudgy military-school student fights back by computer with the devil.
An American Werewolf in London
7.6

An American Werewolf in London

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
Gallipoli
7.5

Gallipoli

Aug. 13, 1981

Gallipoli

As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank—both agile runners—become friends and enlist in the Australian and New ...
Blow Out
7.4

Blow Out

Jul. 24, 1981

Blow Out

Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he ...
Eye of the Needle
7.1

Eye of the Needle

Jul. 24, 1981

Eye of the Needle

A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.
Wolfen
6.3

Wolfen

Jul. 24, 1981

Wolfen

A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.
Arthur
6.9

Arthur

Jul. 17, 1981

Arthur

Arthur is the most quotable drunk millionaire that is likely to ever steal your heart. Dudley Moore portrays Arthur, a thirty year old child who ...
S.O.B.
6.4

S.O.B.

Jul. 01, 1981

S.O.B.

A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star ...
The Great Muppet Caper
7.2

The Great Muppet Caper

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace ...
For Your Eyes Only
6.8

For Your Eyes Only

Jun. 23, 1981

For Your Eyes Only

A British spy ship has sunk and on board was a hi-tech encryption device. James Bond is sent to find the device that holds British launching ...
The Cannonball Run
6.2

The Cannonball Run

Jun. 19, 1981

The Cannonball Run

A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to ...
Raiders of the Lost Ark
8.4

Raiders of the Lost Ark

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the ...
Final Exam
4.7

Final Exam

Jun. 05, 1981

Final Exam

In a small college in North Carolina, only a select few students are left to take mid terms. But, when a killer strikes, it could be ...
Escape from New York
7.2

Escape from New York

May. 22, 1981

Escape from New York

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country’s worst ...
Outland
6.6

Outland

May. 22, 1981

Outland

An honest marshal in a corrupt mining colony on Io, Jupiter’s sunless third moon, is determined to confront a violent drug ring even though ...
Chariots of Fire
7.2

Chariots of Fire

May. 15, 1981

Chariots of Fire

In the class-obsessed and religiously divided UK of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric ...
Friday the 13th Part 2
6.1

Friday the 13th Part 2

Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a ...
Ferat Vampire
5.8

Ferat Vampire

May. 01, 1981

Ferat Vampire

A doctor is shocked when his beloved colleague Mima signs a contract with foreign car manufacturer Ferat, in order to work for them as a ...
Graduation Day
4.6

Graduation Day

May. 01, 1981

Graduation Day

After a high school track runner, named Laura, suddenly dies from a heart attack after finishing a 30-second 200-meter race, a killer wearing a ...
Ms .45
6.8

Ms .45

Apr. 24, 1981

Ms .45

A shy and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day. She wanders the New York streets at night in a sexy black ...
Cannibal Ferox
5.2

Cannibal Ferox

Apr. 24, 1981

Cannibal Ferox

Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe ...
Caveman
5.8

Caveman

Apr. 17, 1981

Caveman

In this comedy, Atouk becomes leader of the misfit cavemen. Disgraced and cast out of his tribe for lusting after Lana, the mate of tribe’s ...
Death Hunt
7.0

Death Hunt

Apr. 15, 1981

Death Hunt

Yukon Territory, Canada, November 1931. Albert Johnson, a trapper who lives alone in the mountains, buys a dog almost dead after a brutal ...
Excalibur
7.4

Excalibur

Apr. 10, 1981

Excalibur

A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur”, chronicling Arthur Pendragon’s conception, his ...
Bloody Moon
5.3

Bloody Moon

Mar. 27, 1981

Bloody Moon

Miguel, a horribly disfigured young man, goes on a rampage at a masquerade party and rapes and then mutilates a girl. Institutionalized at a ...
Nighthawks
6.4

Nighthawks

Mar. 17, 1981

Nighthawks

An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it’s up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Back Roads
5.7

Back Roads

Mar. 13, 1981

Back Roads

A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive.
Modern Romance
7.0

Modern Romance

Mar. 13, 1981

Modern Romance

A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Madhouse
5.6

Madhouse

Mar. 04, 1981

Madhouse

Julia (Trish Everly, in her only film role), a young teacher for deaf children living in Savannah, Georgia. Julia has horrid memories of her ...
Demonoid: Messenger of Death
4.5

Demonoid: Messenger of Death

A British woman visits her husband at the Mexican mine he is attempting to reopen and discovers that the workers refuse to enter the mine fearing ...
American Pop
7.2

American Pop

Feb. 13, 1981

American Pop

American Pop is an American animated film that tells the story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose ...
My Bloody Valentine
6.3

My Bloody Valentine

Feb. 11, 1981

My Bloody Valentine

Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine’s Day while some of the crew ...
In the Shadow of the Sun
6.4

In the Shadow of the Sun

‘The Shadow of the Sun’ draws upon Derek Jarman’s interest with alchemical processes as a metaphor for reprocessing Super-8 film. ...
Security Unlimited
7.0

Security Unlimited

Jan. 30, 1981

Security Unlimited

This is a story about a security guard agency and its three agents-Michael, Sam and Ricky. Sam and Ricky are delivering a large sum of money to a ...
Scanners
6.8

Scanners

Jan. 14, 1981

Scanners

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have ...
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning
3.6

Piranha Part Two: The Spawning

A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of ...