Movies & TV I Have Seen of 1981by movieman44 | created - 21 Jul 2017 | updated - 9 months ago | Public
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1. Absence of Malice (1981)
PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
When a prosecutor leaks a false story that a liquor warehouse owner is involved in the murder of a union head, the man's life begins to unravel.
Votes: 11,262 | Gross: $40.72M
2. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
Votes: 85,893 | Gross: $30.57M
3. An Eye for an Eye (1981)
R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A SFPD undercover narcotics cop aims to avenge his partner's death and destroy a drug-smuggling ring operated by the Chinese Triads.
Votes: 3,322 | Gross: $7.68M
4. The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire (1981 TV Movie)
96 min | Fantasy, Action, Adventure
The hero is given his mentor's bow (the Heartbow) which chooses its new owner when passed on. It fires arrows that blow up like grenades, but can only be wielded by the one chosen to wield ... See full summary »
5. Arthur (1981)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Arthur spends his time with booze and whores. His dad has a wife lined up for him that he keeps rejecting - until it's her or being cut off from $750,000,000. Then he goes shopping where he falls in love with a shoplifter.
Votes: 24,524 | Gross: $95.46M
7. Blow Out (1981)
R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller
A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.
Votes: 39,847 | Gross: $13.75M
8. The Bunker (1981 TV Movie)
150 min | Drama, History, War
Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's (Sir Anthony Hopkins') last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.
9. The Brave Archer III (1981)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama
The third installment of The Brave Archer series brings Guo Jing and Huang Rong closer together as they struggle to find a cure for the Iron Palm Clan's deadly blows.
10. The Bushido Blade (1981)
R | 104 min | Action, Drama, History
A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.
11. Bustin' Loose (1981)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,599 | Gross: $31.26M
12. The Cannonball Run (1981)
PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Sport
A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race. However, the eccentric entrants will do anything to win the road race, including low-down, dirty tricks.
Votes: 31,403 | Gross: $72.18M
13. Carbon Copy (1981)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
When a rich white corporate executive finds out that he has an illegitimate black son, things start falling apart for him at home, at work, and in his social circles.
Votes: 2,379 | Gross: $9.57M
15. Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981)
PG | 97 min | Drama, Western
In nineteenth century Oklahoma, two teen girls, fans of stories about outlaws, are on a quest to meet and join up with them. They find a shadow of a former gang and although disappointed, still try to help them escape from a vigorous Marshal.
Votes: 468 | Gross: $0.53M
18. Nice Dreams (1981)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime
Disguised as ice cream vendors, Cheech and Chong make--and subsequently lose--millions of dollars selling a batch of marijuana with an unusual side effect.
Votes: 6,648 | Gross: $33.98M
21. Deadly Blessing (1981)
R | 100 min | Horror
After her husband dies under mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.
Votes: 4,572 | Gross: $8.28M
22. Death Hunt (1981)
R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
In 1931 Canada, Yukon trapper Johnson has a feud with a dog owner who later retaliates by publicly accusing Johnson of murder and thus triggering a police manhunt in the wilderness.
23. Dragonslayer (1981)
PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.
Votes: 13,992 | Gross: $14.11M
24. Escape from New York (1981)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.
Votes: 116,491 | Gross: $25.24M
25. Enter the Ninja (1981)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After just completing his training at a ninja school, an army vet travels to the Phillippines and finds himself battling a land grabber who wants his war-buddy's property. He must also ... See full summary »
27. Excalibur (1981)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart.
Votes: 54,878 | Gross: $34.97M
29. Return of the Sentimental Swordsman (1981)
101 min | Action, Drama
Many feel that this, one of the Shaw Studio's biggest moneymakers, is one of those rare sequels which superior to its original. In any case, the charming title hero is back in action, ... See full summary »
30. The Five of Me (1981 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
Henry Hawksworth (David Birney) is a man menaced by a multiple personality. There is Dana, the conservative family man; Johnny, violent and sociopathic; Peter, creative and childish; and ... See full summary »
31. Roar of the Lion (1981)
Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Drama
The traditional lion dance never looked so good as in Lion vs. Lion which captures the most impressive sequences of lion dancing on film. Lo Mang teams up with Wong Yu, as they ... See full summary »
32. Game of Death II (1981)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
After Billy Lo is killed while seeking the murderers of his friend, his brother Bobby goes all out to bring the perpetrators to justice.
34. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond is assigned to find a missing British vessel, equipped with a weapons encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.
Votes: 86,329 | Gross: $62.30M
35. Force: Five (1981)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A martial-arts expert leads a team of fellow martial artists to rescue a senator's daughter from an island ruled by the evil leader of a fanatical religious cult.
36. Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama
In New York, South Bronx's main police precinct is nicknamed Fort Apache by its employees who feel like troopers surrounded by hostiles in a wild west isolated outpost.
Votes: 5,317 | Gross: $29.20M
37. Friday the 13th: Part 2 (1981)
R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.
Votes: 54,479 | Gross: $21.72M
39. Gallipoli (1981)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.
Votes: 34,927 | Gross: $5.73M
40. Ghost Story (1981)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Two generations of men find themselves haunted by the presence of a spectral woman. When the son of one of the elderly men returns to his hometown after his brother's mysterious death, they attempt to unravel her story.
Votes: 7,100 | Gross: $23.37M
41. Going Ape! (1981)
PG | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
When his father - who owned a circus - dies, Foster inherits 5 million dollars - and 3 orangutans. However there's a condition connected to the money: if he gives away the orangutans or ... See full summary »
42. Graduation Day (1981)
R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A masked killer begins murdering students on the school track team after a track runner dies upon completion of a 30 second 200-meter race.
Votes: 3,130 | Gross: $23.89M
43. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Kermit the Frog, The Great Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.
Votes: 12,706 | Gross: $31.21M
44. Halloween II (1981)
R | 92 min | Horror
While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.
Votes: 70,026 | Gross: $25.53M
45. History of the World: Part I (1981)
R | 92 min | Comedy, History