1981

Smash Palace

Smash Palace

Smash Palace

IMDb: 6.5
1981
108min

Al Shaw’s life revolves around motor racing and his back country junkyard, the “Smash Palace”. His French wife, Jacqui, doesn’t appreciate the lack of attention due to Al’s obsession with cars. When Al finds her in the arms of another man, he takes his daughter, Georgie and heads for the bush, desperately hoping to hold on to the only family he has left. Written by Evan Yates

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In the Shadow of the Sun

In the Shadow of the Sun

In the Shadow of the Sun

IMDb: 5.9
1981
54min

‘The Shadow of the Sun’ draws upon Derek Jarman’s interest with alchemical processes as a metaphor for reprocessing Super-8 film. Jarman once described film’s union of light and matter as “an alchemical conjunction” and experimented throughout his career with creating dream symbolism through the superimposition of image and action. Originally called English Apocalypse, the film’s final title is derived from a 17th Century alchemical text that used the phrase as a synonym for the philosopher’s stone – the highly sought substance that turns base metals into gold and silver. The film was intended as a step toward the idea of an ambient video, that like its musical counterpart, was designed to enhance an environment.

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Full Moon High

Full Moon High

Full Moon High

IMDb: 5.8
1981
93min

A teenager becomes a werewolf after a family vacation in Transylvania.

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Absurd

Absurd

Absurd

IMDb: 5.4
1981
96min

A man has been driven insane by church-sanctioned scientific experimentation which also causes him to be nearly impossible to kill. He is pursued to America by a priest where he embarks upon a killing spree while the priest tries to hunt him down and kill him.

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Piranha II: The Spawning

Piranha II: The Spawning

Piranha II: The Spawning

IMDb: 5.9
1981
84min

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 piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.

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Dynasty

Dynasty

Dynasty

IMDb: 6.4
1981
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The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; Fallon, pampered and spoiled; Steven, openly gay; and Amanda, hidden from him by his ex-wife, the conniving Alexis. Most of the show features the conflict between 2 large corporations, Blake’s Denver Carrington and Alexis’ ColbyCo.

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Carbon Copy

Carbon Copy

Carbon Copy

IMDb: 5.6
1981
92min

A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can’t wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.

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Modern Romance

Modern Romance

Modern Romance

IMDb: 7.0
1981
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Madhouse

Madhouse

Madhouse

IMDb: 5.5
1981
93min

Julia (Trish Everly, in her only film role), a young teacher for deaf children living in Savannah, Georgia. Julia has horrid memories of her childhood, which was scarred by her sadistic twin sister Mary (Allison Biggers). At the urging of her uncle, Father James, Julia visits Mary, suffering from a severe skin disease, in a mental institution. The meet does not go well, and Mary vows to make Julia “suffer as she had suffered”. As their mutual birthday approaches, several of Julia’s friends and neighbors begin to die gruesome deaths, some of which committed by a mysterious Rottweiler dog that has some sort of connection to Mary. But is Mary really the killer?

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Falcon Crest

Falcon Crest

Falcon Crest

IMDb: 4.8
1981
min

Falcon Crest is an American primetime television soap opera which aired on the CBS network for nine seasons, from December 4, 1981 to May 17, 1990. A total of 227 episodes were produced.

The series revolves around the feuding factions of the wealthy Gioberti/Channing family in the Californian wine industry. Jane Wyman starred as Angela Channing, the tyrannical matriarch of the Falcon Crest Winery, alongside Robert Foxworth as Chase Gioberti, Angela’s nephew who returns to Falcon Crest following the death of his father. The series was set in the fictitious Tuscany Valley northeast of San Francisco.

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Masada

Masada

Masada

IMDb: 7.3
1981
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Masada is an American television miniseries that aired on ABC in April 1981. Advertised by the network as an “ABC Novel for Television,” it was a fictionalized account of the historical siege of the Masada citadel in Israel by legions of the Roman Empire in AD 73. The TV series’ script is based on the novel The Antagonists by Ernest Gann. The siege ended when the Roman armies were able to enter the fortress, only to discover the mass suicide by the Jewish defenders when defeat became imminent.

Masada was one of several historical miniseries produced in the early 1980s following the success of NBC’s Shogun in 1980.

The miniseries starred Peter O’Toole as Roman legion commander Lucius Flavius Silva, Peter Strauss as the Jewish commander Elazar ben Ya’ir, and Barbara Carrera as Silva’s Jewish mistress. David Warner, as Pomponius Falco, won an Emmy Award for his role. O’Toole was nominated for an Emmy for his performance. It was his first appearance in an American miniseries. Jerry Goldsmith and Morton Stevens composed the series’ score. Goldsmith received an Emmy for his contribution.

Masada was filmed on location at the site of the ancient fortress, in the Judean Desert, Israel. Remains of a ramp, created during the filming to simulate the ramp built by the Romans to take the fortress, can still be seen at the site.

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East of Eden

East of Eden

East of Eden

IMDb: 7.5
1981
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East of Eden

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Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues

IMDb: 7.4
1981
min

Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. Chronicling the lives of the staff of a single police precinct in an unnamed American city, the show received critical acclaim and its production innovations influenced many subsequent dramatic television series produced in North America.

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Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses

IMDb: 8.2
1981
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The misadventures of two wheeler dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter of “Trotters Independent Traders PLC” who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.

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The Smurfs

The Smurfs

The Smurfs

IMDb: 6.2
1981
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Classic Saturday-morning cartoon series featuring magical blue elf-like creatures called Smurfs. The Smurfs, named for their personalities, inhabit a village of mushroom houses in an enchanted forest. These loveable creatures are led by Papa Smurf and live carefree… except for one major threat to their existance: Gargamel, an evil but inept wizard who lives in a stone-built house in the forest; and his feline companion, the equally nasty Azrael.

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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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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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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Mad Max 2: 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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