1981

Southern Comfort

Southern Comfort

Southern Comfort

IMDb: 7.3
1981
105min

A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror the Vietnam experience.

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Dead & Buried

Dead & Buried

Dead & Buried

IMDb: 6.8
1981
94min

After a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses appear to be coming back to life and living normally as locals in the small town.

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Deadly Blessing

Deadly Blessing

Deadly Blessing

IMDb: 5.5
1981
100min

After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.

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W bialy dzien

W bialy dzien

W bialy dzien

IMDb: 6.5
1981
89min

Set in 1905. The story focuses on a young and inexperienced man in a revolutionary execution squad. He does his killing job out of idealism, and for the love of a woman. The young student murders a Russian spy and is afterwards arrested by the police. Much to his surprise he is released after a session with the traitor-judge, hinting at some leaks in the organisation. Student reports his suspicions back to the organisation, but in response is given a new hit mission.

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Just Before Dawn

Just Before Dawn

Just Before Dawn

IMDb: 5.7
1981
90min

Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the area. Ignoring the warnings, they set up camp, and start disappearing one by one. If that sounds too run-of-the-mill, there’s a genuinely shocking plot twist half-way through…

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Polyester

Polyester

Polyester

IMDb: 7.2
1981
86min

A suburban housewife’s world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he’s serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who’s been breaking local women’s feet.

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The Hand

The Hand

The Hand

IMDb: 4.7
1981
104min

Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.

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The Great Muppet Caper

The Great Muppet Caper

The Great Muppet Caper

IMDb: 6.9
1981
95min

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time frame Miss Piggy. It’s up to Kermit and Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice.

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Excalibur

Excalibur

Excalibur

IMDb: 7.4
1981
140min

A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur”, chronicling Arthur Pendragon’s conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.

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The Decline of Western Civilization

The Decline of Western Civilization

The Decline of Western Civilization

IMDb: 7.7
1981
100min

The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X.

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The Killing of America

The Killing of America

The Killing of America

IMDb: 7.6
1981
90min

A documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark

IMDb: 8.5
1981
115min

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

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Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Gallipoli

IMDb: 7.5
1981
112min

As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, a brutal eight-month conflict which pit the British and their allies against the Ottoman Empire and left over 500,000 men dead.

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Wolfen

Wolfen

Wolfen

IMDb: 6.3
1981
115min

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

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An Eye for an Eye

An Eye for an Eye

An Eye for an Eye

IMDb: 5.5
1981
106min

Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department’s Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.

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Cannibal Ferox

Cannibal Ferox

Cannibal Ferox

IMDb: 5.2
1981
93min

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 is out for revenge.

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Halloween II

Halloween II

Halloween II

IMDb: 6.6
1981
92min

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she’s been admitted for Myers’ attempt on her life. The institution proves to be particularly suited to serial killers, however, as Myers cuts, stabs and slashes his way through hospital staff to reach his favorite victim.

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Time Bandits

Time Bandits

Time Bandits

IMDb: 7.0
1981
116min

Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they’ve purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal treasures from different historical eras. Taking Kevin with them, they variously drop in on Napoleon, Robin Hood and King Agamemnon before the Supreme Being catches up with them.

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Escape from New York

Escape from New York

Escape from New York

IMDb: 7.2
1981
99min

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country’s worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict, Snake Plissken, to rescue him.

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The Fox and the Hound

The Fox and the Hound

The Fox and the Hound

IMDb: 7.3
1981
82min

When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog — and the object of his search is his best friend!

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Blow Out

Blow Out

Blow Out

IMDb: 7.4
1981
108min

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 hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him when the media become involved, and he begins to unravel the pieces of a nefarious conspiracy. As he struggles to survive against his shadowy enemies and expose the truth, he does not know whom he can trust.

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The Road Warrior

The Road Warrior

The Road Warrior

IMDb: 7.6
1981
95min

Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by the charismatic Lord Humungus, a violent leader whose scruples are as barren as the surrounding landscape.

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Friday the 13th Part 2

Friday the 13th Part 2

Friday the 13th Part 2

IMDb: 6.1
1981
87min

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 new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of counselors follow — including child psychologist major Ginny. But Jason has been hiding out all this time, and now he’s ready for revenge.

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Jaws of Satan

Jaws of Satan

Jaws of Satan

IMDb: 3.8
1981
92min

A preacher whose ancestors were Druids battles Satan, who has taken the form of a huge snake.

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The Funhouse

The Funhouse

The Funhouse

IMDb: 5.9
1981
96min

Rebellious teen Amy defies her parents by going to a trashy carnival that has pulled into town. In tow are her boyfriend, Buzz, and their friends Liz and Richie. Thinking it would be fun to spend the night in the campy “Funhouse” horror ride, the teens witness a murder by a deformed worker wearing a mask. Locked in, Amy and her friends must evade the murderous carnival workers and escape before it leaves town the next day.

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Condorman

Condorman

Condorman

IMDb: 5.8
1981
90min

Comic artist and writer Woody performs a simple courier operation for his friend Harry who works for the CIA. But when he successfully fends off hostile agents, he earns the respect of the beautiful Natalia, who requests his assistance for her defection. Woody uses this request as leverage to use the CIA’s resources to bring his comic book creation, Condorman, to life to battle the evil Krokov.

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The Prowler

The Prowler

The Prowler

IMDb: 6.2
1981
89min

A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.

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Scanners

Scanners

Scanners

IMDb: 6.8
1981
103min

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn’t, and converts him to their cause – to destroy the underground movement.

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Enter The Ninja

Enter The Ninja

Enter The Ninja

IMDb: 5.1
1981
100min

After completing his training of ninjutsu within Japan, an American Vietnam veteran by the name of Cole (Franco Nero) visits his war buddy Frank Landers (Alex Courtney) and his newly wed wife Mary Ann Landers (Susan George), who are the owners of a large piece of farming land in the Philippines. Cole soon finds that the Landers are being repeatedly harassed by a CEO named Charles Venarius.

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Stripes

Stripes

Stripes

IMDb: 6.9
1981
106min

John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.

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Taps

Taps

Taps

IMDb: 6.7
1981
126min

Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers.

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Modern Problems

Modern Problems

Modern Problems

IMDb: 5.0
1981
89min

Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fielder, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses to not only win her back, but to gain a little revenge.

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Arthur

Arthur

Arthur

IMDb: 6.9
1981
97min

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 will inherit 750 million dollars if he complies with his family’s demands and marries the woman of their choosing.

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…All the Marbles

…All the Marbles

…All the Marbles

IMDb: 6.3
1981
113min

A two-bit promoter tries to take a women’s wrestling team to the top.

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Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to Me

IMDb: 6.1
1981
110min

Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts due to a freak accident one year earlier. We soon learn the truth behind her accident and what is going on…

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S.O.B.

S.O.B.

S.O.B.

IMDb: 6.4
1981
121min

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 takes her top off.

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So Fine

So Fine

So Fine

IMDb: 5.0
1981
90min

While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success – the bottomless pants.

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Bustin Loose

Bustin Loose

Bustin Loose

IMDb: 6.1
1981
94min

After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?

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The Burning

The Burning

The Burning

IMDb: 6.5
1981
91min

A caretaker at a summer camp is burned when a prank goes tragically wrong. After several years of intensive treatment at hospital, he is released back into society, albeit missing some social skills. What follows is a bloody killing spree with the caretaker making his way back to his old stomping ground to confront one of the youths that accidently burned him.

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Das Boot

Das Boot

Das Boot

IMDb: 8.4
1981
149min

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, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.

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