1981 Movies
T.G.: Psychic Rally in Heaven (1981)

T.G.: Psychic Rally in Heaven (1981)

T.G.: Psychic Rally in Heaven (1981)
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An experimental film of the group Throbbing Gristle in concert.

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Incident at Crestridge (1981)

Incident at Crestridge (1981)

Incident at Crestridge (1981)
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A woman campaigns for and wins election as sheriff in a crusade against the ineptitude and outright corruption of the local law enforcement in a small town in the West.

Genre: Drama, Western
Reds (1981)

Reds (1981)

Reds (1981)
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An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed (1887-1920), who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia,…

Modern Problems (1981)

Modern Problems (1981)

Modern Problems (1981)
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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…

Kaalia (1981)

Kaalia (1981)

Kaalia (1981)
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175

Kaalia – A name that spells terror in the minds of people, and the police but Kaalia was not always like this. Years ago he was a mere simpleton. Living…

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Genre: Action, Crime
Mad Max 2 (1981)

Mad Max 2 (1981)

Mad Max 2 (1981)
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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…

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Taps (1981)

Taps (1981)

Taps (1981)
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126

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

Genre: Drama, War
Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (1981)

Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (1981)

Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (1981)
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112

A high-school girl inherits a declining yakuza organization, which seeks to repair its fortunes under her leadership.

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Genre: Action, Drama
Ghost Story (1981)

Ghost Story (1981)

Ghost Story (1981)
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110

Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley’s twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins…

Neighbors (1981)

Neighbors (1981)

Neighbors (1981)
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One man’s quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious…

Genre: Comedy
Who Pulled the Plug? (1981)

Who Pulled the Plug? (1981)

Who Pulled the Plug? (1981)
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99

To secure an order for 1 000 cruise ships from an Arab prince, two companies have to compete by racing each other by canal from Stockholm to Gothenburg. A small…

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Genre: Comedy
Sharky’s Machine (1981)

Sharky’s Machine (1981)

Sharky’s Machine (1981)
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122

Police officer Tom Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Sharky’s new ‘machine’ gathers evidence while Sharky falls in…

Heartbeeps (1981)

Heartbeeps (1981)

Heartbeeps (1981)
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79

Domestic robots fall in love and run off together.

Quest for Fire (1981)

Quest for Fire (1981)

Quest for Fire (1981)
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100

A colossal adventure odyssey that turns back the hands of time to the very beginning of man’s existence. 80,000 years ago, when man roamed the earth, he was exposed to…

Genre: Adventure, Drama
A Chipmunk Christmas (1981)

A Chipmunk Christmas (1981)

A Chipmunk Christmas (1981)
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Alvin learns the true meaning of Christmas.

Genre: Animation, Family
Rasmus and the Vagabond (1981)

Rasmus and the Vagabond (1981)

Rasmus and the Vagabond (1981)
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9-year old orphan called Rasmus runs away from the orphanage. He meets a vagabond they call Paradise Oskar who likes to sing and play his accordion. Oskar makes the Rasmus…

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Pennies from Heaven (1981)

Pennies from Heaven (1981)

Pennies from Heaven (1981)
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108

A musical set in the great Busby Berkeley style. In Chicago during the depression, sheet music salesman, Arthur Parker, is trying to sell his products, but it’s not easy to…

Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Dawn of the Mummy (1981)

Dawn of the Mummy (1981)

Dawn of the Mummy (1981)
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A group of fashion models disturb the tomb of a mummy and revive an ancient curse. Along with the mummy rising, slaves who were buried in the desert thousands of…

Genre: Horror
The Little Fox (1981)

The Little Fox (1981)

The Little Fox (1981)
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A tale about a little fox Vuk from the novel of the famous Hungarian writer István Fekete.

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Genre: Animation, Family
Puberty Blues (1981)

Puberty Blues (1981)

Puberty Blues (1981)
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The mating rituals of two teenage surf chicks from the southern suburbs of Sydney. Meet Sue, an Australian teenager in the late 70s, whose life mainly consists of doing what…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure (1981)

Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure (1981)

Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure (1981)
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Alan gets a map to some war treasure which the Japanese army left behind on a small Pacific island at the end of World War II. But some gangsters try…

Knock on Wood (1981)

Knock on Wood (1981)

Knock on Wood (1981)
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When the boss’ unlucky daughter is missing in South America, Campana is sent to watch the boss’ most unlucky employee who is sent as a private detective in hopes he…

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Hotel America (1981)

Hotel America (1981)

Hotel America (1981)
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Helene, a pill-addicted anesthesiologist, is mourning the death of her boyfriend when, through a car accident she causes, she chances to meet the lethargic Gilles, a young man who lives…

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Genre: Drama, Romance
On Golden Pond (1981)

On Golden Pond (1981)

On Golden Pond (1981)
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109

For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of…

Genre: Drama
Venom (1981)

Venom (1981)

Venom (1981)
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International terrorists attempt to kidnap a wealthy couple’s child. Their plan comes unstuck when a deadly Black Mamba, sent by mistake instead of a harmless snake, escapes and the terrorists…

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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Race for the Yankee Zephyr (1981)

Race for the Yankee Zephyr (1981)

Race for the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
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108

In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WW2. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and…

Genre: Action, Adventure
Female Beautician Rope Discipline (1981)

Female Beautician Rope Discipline (1981)

Female Beautician Rope Discipline (1981)
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Hairstylist Misa meets S&M enthusiast Ippei and is convinced to give it a try. Then later, Ippei’s ex-wife, who happens to be one of Misa’s beauty shop clients, begins a…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
High School Girl’s Diary (1981)

High School Girl’s Diary (1981)

High School Girl’s Diary (1981)
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A highschool coed’s dream of being a centerfold model comes true.

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Genre: Comedy
The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981)

The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981)

The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981)
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Bugs Bunny hosts an award show featuring several classic Looney Tunes shorts and characters. This movie was released in 1981 by Warner Bros. and was produced by Friz Freleng. New…

Ragtime (1981)

Ragtime (1981)

Ragtime (1981)
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A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York…

Genre: Drama
They All Laughed (1981)

They All Laughed (1981)

They All Laughed (1981)
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New York’s Odyssey Detective Agency is hired by two different clients to follow two women suspected of infidelity. Ladies’ man John Russo trails Angela Niotes, the elegant wife of a…

Absence of Malice (1981)

Absence of Malice (1981)

Absence of Malice (1981)
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Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his crime was allegedly committed—but it…

Porky’s (1981)

Porky’s (1981)

Porky’s (1981)
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Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to lose their virginity which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff…

Genre: Comedy
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)
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A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains. Has Cooper succeeded in following a meticulous plan to disappear into…

Roar (1981)

Roar (1981)

Roar (1981)
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102

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

The Prodigal Son (1981)

The Prodigal Son (1981)

The Prodigal Son (1981)
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100

A rich man’s son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son’s safety, bribes all his opponents to…

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The Prowler (1981)

The Prowler (1981)

The Prowler (1981)
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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…

Coup de Torchon (1981)

Coup de Torchon (1981)

Coup de Torchon (1981)
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128

In 1938 in the french West Africa, Lucien Cordier is a weak and corrupted policeman despised by the local bad boys. His wife is openly cheating on him and he…

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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
The Orchard End Murder (1981)

The Orchard End Murder (1981)

The Orchard End Murder (1981)
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Charthurst Green, Kent, 1966. Pauline Cox accompanies Mike Robins to a village cricket match in which he is playing, but becomes bored and wanders away. She fetches up at the…

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Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (1981)

Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (1981)

Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (1981)
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The life and death of the “Playboy” centerfold model/actress Dorothy Stratten.

Genre: Drama, TV Movie