MOVIES 1981
The Loveless (1981)

The Loveless (1981)

The Loveless (1981)
IMDb: 6.2
82 min

Trouble ensues when a motorcycle gang stops in a small southern town while heading to the races at Daytona.

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Genre: Drama
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
IMDb: 6.1
87 min

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…

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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
IMDb: 8.4
115 min

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,…

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Genre: Action, Adventure
The Fox and the Hound (1981)

The Fox and the Hound (1981)

The Fox and the Hound (1981)
IMDb: 7.3
83 min

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…

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Six Swedish Girls on Ibiza (1981)

Six Swedish Girls on Ibiza (1981)

Six Swedish Girls on Ibiza (1981)
IMDb: 4.7
84 min

What happens when six carefree young girls arrive at Ibiza, having lost all their money on the boat? They have to get a part-time job! And guess what these carefree…

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Genre: Comedy
Halloween II (1981)

Halloween II (1981)

Halloween II (1981)
IMDb: 6.5
92 min

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…

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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Escape from New York (1981)

Escape from New York (1981)

Escape from New York (1981)
IMDb: 7.2
99 min

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…

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Ragtime (1981)

Ragtime (1981)

Ragtime (1981)
IMDb: 7.3
155 min

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…

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Genre: Drama
Clash of the Titans (1981)

Clash of the Titans (1981)

Clash of the Titans (1981)
IMDb: 6.9
118 min

To win the right to marry his love, the beautiful princess Andromeda, and fulfil his destiny, Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa’s head, and battling the…

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Mad Max 2 (1981)

Mad Max 2 (1981)

Mad Max 2 (1981)
IMDb: 7.6
96 min

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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Saturday the 14th (1981)

Saturday the 14th (1981)

Saturday the 14th (1981)
IMDb: 4.7
75 min

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. Opening the book…

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The Salamander (1981)

The Salamander (1981)

The Salamander (1981)
IMDb: 6.2
103 min

An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect…

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Genre: Thriller
The Fantastic Adventures of Unico (1981)

The Fantastic Adventures of Unico (1981)

The Fantastic Adventures of Unico (1981)
IMDb: 7.5
90 min

Unico the Unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. Whether it’s because of his personality or the powers of his horn, no one knows. However, the…

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Private Lessons (1981)

Private Lessons (1981)

Private Lessons (1981)
IMDb: 5.2
87 min

Phillip Filmore is a naive, 15-year-old, preoccupied with sex, who develops a crush on Nicole Mallow, the new 30-something, French housekeeper and sitter to look after him when Phillip’s father…

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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Back Roads (1981)

Back Roads (1981)

Back Roads (1981)
IMDb: 5.7
94 min

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.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Time Bandits (1981)

Time Bandits (1981)

Time Bandits (1981)
IMDb: 7.0
110 min

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…

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The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)

The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)

The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)
IMDb: 5.1
98 min

When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the militaristic outlaw leader, Butch Cavendich, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche…

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Southern Comfort (1981)

Southern Comfort (1981)

Southern Comfort (1981)
IMDb: 7.2
106 min

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…

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Genre: Action, Thriller
Nighthawks (1981)

Nighthawks (1981)

Nighthawks (1981)
IMDb: 6.4
99 min

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

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Don’t Go in the Woods (1981)

Don’t Go in the Woods (1981)

Don’t Go in the Woods (1981)
IMDb: 3.8
82 min

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 local sheriff blames bears. But…

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Genre: Horror
Heavy Metal (1981)

Heavy Metal (1981)

Heavy Metal (1981)
IMDb: 6.7
86 min

A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

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Eyewitness (1981)

Eyewitness (1981)

Eyewitness (1981)
IMDb: 6.0
103 min

Daryll Deever is a janitor in an office building in New York, and a big fan of TV news reporter, Tony Sokolow. When a rich man is murdered in Daryll’s…

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Eye of the Needle (1981)

Eye of the Needle (1981)

Eye of the Needle (1981)
IMDb: 7.1
112 min

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.

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Body Heat (1981)

Body Heat (1981)

Body Heat (1981)
IMDb: 7.4
113 min

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

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Bloody Birthday (1981)

Bloody Birthday (1981)

Bloody Birthday (1981)
IMDb: 5.7
85 min

In 1970, three children are born at the height of a total eclipse. Due to the sun and moon blocking Saturn, which controls emotions, they have become heartless killers ten…

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981)
IMDb: 6.3
91 min

It’s the engagement party for brilliant young Dr. Henry Jekyll and his fiancée, the beautiful Fanny Osbourne, attended by various pillars of Victorian society. But when people are found raped…

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Genre: Horror
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
IMDb: 6.6
122 min

This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
The Howling (1981)

The Howling (1981)

The Howling (1981)
IMDb: 6.6
91 min

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.

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Genre: Horror
The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)

The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)

The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)
IMDb: 7.0
124 min

In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in…

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Genre: Drama, Romance
The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead (1981)
IMDb: 7.5
85 min

When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they’ve rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the…

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Genre: Horror
The Cannonball Run (1981)

The Cannonball Run (1981)

The Cannonball Run (1981)
IMDb: 6.2
95 min

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 protest the 55 mph speed…

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Genre: Action, Comedy
Student Bodies (1981)

Student Bodies (1981)

Student Bodies (1981)
IMDb: 5.6
86 min

This zany send-up of teen slasher flicks features a maniacal psycho known as the Breather (played by Jerry Belson), who stalks –and murders– promiscuous students at a suburban high school….

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Sharky’s Machine (1981)

Sharky’s Machine (1981)

Sharky’s Machine (1981)
IMDb: 6.3
122 min

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…

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Roar (1981)

Roar (1981)

Roar (1981)
IMDb: 6.2
102 min

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

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Ms .45 (1981)

Ms .45 (1981)

Ms .45 (1981)
IMDb: 6.8
80 min

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 dress with…

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Lady Stay Dead (1981)

Lady Stay Dead (1981)

Lady Stay Dead (1981)
IMDb: 5.4
92 min

Millionairess actress-singer Marie Coleby (Deborah Couls) lives in a luxurious villa on a deserted beach. One afternoon following a TV commercial shoot at the villa she incites gardener Gordon Mason…

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Genre: Horror
Ghost Story (1981)

Ghost Story (1981)

Ghost Story (1981)
IMDb: 6.3
110 min

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…

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Chariots of Fire (1981)

Chariots of Fire (1981)

Chariots of Fire (1981)
IMDb: 7.2
125 min

In the class-obsessed and religiously divided UK of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries…

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Genre: Drama, History
Arthur (1981)

Arthur (1981)

Arthur (1981)
IMDb: 6.9
97 min

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…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
An Eye for an Eye (1981)

An Eye for an Eye (1981)

An Eye for an Eye (1981)
IMDb: 5.5
106 min

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…

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The Monster Club (1981)

The Monster Club (1981)

The Monster Club (1981)
IMDb: 5.9
104 min

A writer of horror stories is invited to a “monster club” by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play…

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Genre: Comedy, Horror
Taps (1981)

Taps (1981)

Taps (1981)
IMDb: 6.8
126 min

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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Genre: Drama
Das Boot (1981)

Das Boot (1981)

Das Boot (1981)
IMDb: 8.3
149 min

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…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Reds (1981)

Reds (1981)

Reds (1981)
IMDb: 7.3
195 min

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,…

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Quest for Fire (1981)

Quest for Fire (1981)

Quest for Fire (1981)
IMDb: 7.3
100 min

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…

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Genre: Adventure, Drama
Possession (1981)

Possession (1981)

Possession (1981)
IMDb: 7.4
124 min

A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man…

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Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Porky’s (1981)

Porky’s (1981)

Porky’s (1981)
IMDb: 6.2
94 min

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…

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Genre: Comedy
Outland (1981)

Outland (1981)

Outland (1981)
IMDb: 6.6
109 min

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 it may cost him his life….

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An American Werewolf in London (1981)

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

An American Werewolf in London (1981)
IMDb: 7.5
97 min

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

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Genre: Comedy, Horror
The Beyond (1981)

The Beyond (1981)

The Beyond (1981)
IMDb: 6.8
87 min

The New Yorker Liza Merril inherits an old hotel in Louisiana, and invests her savings to reopen the place. She doesn’t realise that the hotel houses the body of a…

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Genre: Horror
Stripes (1981)

Stripes (1981)

Stripes (1981)
IMDb: 6.9
106 min

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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Genre: Action, Comedy
Scanners (1981)

Scanners (1981)

Scanners (1981)
IMDb: 6.8
103 min

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…

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Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)

Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)

Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
IMDb: 5.6
108 min

Damien Thorn (Sam Neill) has helped rescue the world from a recession, appearing to be a benign corporate benefactor. When he then becomes U.S. Ambassador to England, Damien fulfills a…

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History of the World: Part I (1981)

History of the World: Part I (1981)

History of the World: Part I (1981)
IMDb: 6.9
92 min

An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.

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Genre: Comedy
For Your Eyes Only (1981)

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

For Your Eyes Only (1981)
IMDb: 6.8
127 min

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 instructions before the enemy…

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Excalibur (1981)

Excalibur (1981)

Excalibur (1981)
IMDb: 7.4
140 min

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…

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Death Hunt (1981)

Death Hunt (1981)

Death Hunt (1981)
IMDb: 7.0
97 min

Yukon Territory, Canada, November 1931. Albert Johnson, a trapper who lives alone in the mountains, buys a dog almost dead after a brutal dogfight, a good deed that will put…

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Caveman (1981)

Caveman (1981)

Caveman (1981)
IMDb: 5.8
91 min

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 head muscle man, Atouk stumbles…

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Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Blow Out (1981)

Blow Out (1981)

Blow Out (1981)
IMDb: 7.4
108 min

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…

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Genre: Thriller
Cutter’s Way (1981)

Cutter’s Way (1981)

Cutter’s Way (1981)
IMDb: 6.9
109 min

Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.

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The Hot Touch (1981)

The Hot Touch (1981)

The Hot Touch (1981)
IMDb: 4.9
93 min

A master art forger and his partner in crime, an art expert who can vouch for the authenticity of the forgeries, are making a bundle. An art dealer figures out…

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Genre: Crime, Drama
Bewitched (1981)

Bewitched (1981)

Bewitched (1981)
IMDb: 6.6
101 min

While possessed by an evil spirit, a man murders his daughter. A police detective investigating the case also becomes possessed. A good monk helps fight the evil spirit.

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Attack Force Z (1981)

Attack Force Z (1981)

Attack Force Z (1981)
IMDb: 5.6
84 min

Tim Burstall directs then-up-and-comers Mel Gibson and Sam Neill in this action-packed Cannes Film Festival selection about the grim realities of World War II, a gritty drama based on actual…

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Genre: Action, Drama, War
It’s Magic, Charlie Brown (1981)

It’s Magic, Charlie Brown (1981)

It’s Magic, Charlie Brown (1981)
IMDb: 7.4
24 min

Charlie Brown suggests Snoopy go down to the library and take out some books. Snoopy gets there and finds only one book he likes; a book on magic. Upon learning…

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Genre: Animation, Family
Hell Night (1981)

Hell Night (1981)

Hell Night (1981)
IMDb: 5.9
101 min

Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family…

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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Hard Country (1981)

Hard Country (1981)

Hard Country (1981)
IMDb: 6.1
104 min

Ambitious young Jodie wants more out of life than the small Texas country town she lives in has to offer. Jodie realizes that in order to pursue her dreams she…

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Genre: Drama, Romance
Gallipoli (1981)

Gallipoli (1981)

Gallipoli (1981)
IMDb: 7.4
110 min

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…

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Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981)

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981)

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981)
IMDb: 6.4
96 min

Rejected by her lover, the only man left in Cheryl’s life is the orphaned nephew she has raised as her own son. She’ll stop at nothing to keep Billy with…

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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Hospital Massacre (1981)

Hospital Massacre (1981)

Hospital Massacre (1981)
IMDb: 5.0
89 min

While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine’s Day humiliation.

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Genre: Horror, Thriller
The Funhouse (1981)

The Funhouse (1981)

The Funhouse (1981)
IMDb: 6.0
96 min

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…

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Genre: Horror
Nightmare (1981)

Nightmare (1981)

Nightmare (1981)
IMDb: 5.8
97 min

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

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Genre: Horror
Graduation Day (1981)

Graduation Day (1981)

Graduation Day (1981)
IMDb: 4.8
96 min

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 sweat suit and a fencing mask…

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Genre: Horror
Galaxy of Terror (1981)

Galaxy of Terror (1981)

Galaxy of Terror (1981)
IMDb: 5.1
81 min

As a lone spaceship proceeds on its long voyage across space, the crew are surprised to encounter a strange pyramid form. Surprise turns to horror as one by one, they…

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