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The Little Fox (1981)

The Little Fox (1981)

The Little Fox (1981)
IMDb: 8.3
74 min

A tale about a little fox Vuk from the novel of the famous Hungarian writer István Fekete.

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Genre: Animation, Family
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Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure (1981)

Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure (1981)

Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure (1981)
IMDb: 7.2
102 min

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...

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The Prodigal Son (1981)

The Prodigal Son (1981)

The Prodigal Son (1981)
IMDb: 7.4
100 min

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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Inseminoid (1981)

Inseminoid (1981)

Inseminoid (1981)
IMDb: 4.0
93 min

A crew of interplanetary archaeologists is threatened when an alien creature impregnates one of their members, causing her to turn homicidal and murder them one by one.

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Monster Hunter (1981)

Monster Hunter (1981)

Monster Hunter (1981)
IMDb: 5.4
96 min

A priest-doctor chasing a man with supernatural regenerative abilities, who has recently escaped from a medical lab, reaches a small town where the mutant goes on a killing spree.

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Genre: Horror
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Wolfen (1981)

Wolfen (1981)

Wolfen (1981)
IMDb: 6.3
115 min

A city cop is assigned to solve a bizarre set of violent murders where it appears that the victims were killed by animals. In his pursuit he learns of an...

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Genre: Horror, Mystery
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Under the Rainbow (1981)

Under the Rainbow (1981)

Under the Rainbow (1981)
IMDb: 5.4
98 min

In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow...

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Genre: Comedy
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Bloody Moon (1981)

Bloody Moon (1981)

Bloody Moon (1981)
IMDb: 5.3
90 min

Miguel, a horribly disfigured young man, goes on a rampage at a masquerade party and rapes and then mutilates a girl. Institutionalized at a mental asylum, he is released five...

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The Survivor (1981)

The Survivor (1981)

The Survivor (1981)
IMDb: 5.1
98 min

When a 747 crashes shortly after take-off, the sole survivor is the pilot. Virtually unhurt, he and the investigators look for the answers to the disaster. Meanwhile mysterious deaths occur...

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Southern Comfort (1981)

Southern Comfort (1981)

Southern Comfort (1981)
IMDb: 7.2
105 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
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So Fine (1981)

So Fine (1981)

So Fine (1981)
IMDb: 5.0
90 min

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...

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Genre: Comedy
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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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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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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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Roadgames (1981)

Roadgames (1981)

Roadgames (1981)
IMDb: 6.6
101 min

A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer who uses a young female hitchhiker as bait to lure victims on a desolate Australian highway.

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Rich and Famous (1981)

Rich and Famous (1981)

Rich and Famous (1981)
IMDb: 5.9
115 min

Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich.

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Genre: Drama
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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
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Raggedy Man (1981)

Raggedy Man (1981)

Raggedy Man (1981)
IMDb: 6.8
94 min

Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave...

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Genre: Drama
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The House by the Cemetery (1981)

The House by the Cemetery (1981)

The House by the Cemetery (1981)
IMDb: 6.2
87 min

After a doctor kills his mistress and himself while researching the mysterious previous owner of his Boston home, his colleague, Dr. Norman Boyle, takes over his research and moves his...

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The Professional (1981)

The Professional (1981)

The Professional (1981)
IMDb: 7.5
108 min

French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is...

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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
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Prince of the City (1981)

Prince of the City (1981)

Prince of the City (1981)
IMDb: 7.5
167 min

New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to...

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Polyester (1981)

Polyester (1981)

Polyester (1981)
IMDb: 7.1
86 min

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...

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Genre: Comedy
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Only When I Laugh (1981)

Only When I Laugh (1981)

Only When I Laugh (1981)
IMDb: 6.5
120 min

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors...

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Buddy goes West (1981)

Buddy goes West (1981)

Buddy goes West (1981)
IMDb: 6.6
95 min

Trinity series star Bud Spencer returns to the Wild West in director Michele Lupo’s comic tale of an outlaw drifter, Buddy, who is mistaken for a doctor after his Indian...

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Night School (1981)

Night School (1981)

Night School (1981)
IMDb: 5.6
88 min

A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds commited by a helmeted, black-leather clad serial killer which leads him to suspect a well known...

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Neighbors (1981)

Neighbors (1981)

Neighbors (1981)
IMDb: 5.6
94 min

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...

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Genre: Comedy
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My Dinner with Andre (1981)

My Dinner with Andre (1981)

My Dinner with Andre (1981)
IMDb: 7.8
110 min

Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Ms .45 (1981)

Ms .45 (1981)

Ms .45 (1981)
IMDb: 6.8
81 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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Mommie Dearest (1981)

Mommie Dearest (1981)

Mommie Dearest (1981)
IMDb: 6.7
129 min

In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan’s attempts at romantic fulfillment go...

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Genre: Drama
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Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Cannibal Ferox (1981)
IMDb: 5.2
93 min

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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Genre: Adventure, Horror
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Looker (1981)

Looker (1981)

Looker (1981)
IMDb: 6.1
94 min

Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing...

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Lola (1981)

Lola (1981)

Lola (1981)
IMDb: 7.5
113 min

Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola, a seductive cabaret singer-prostitute exults in her power as a temptress of men, but she wants out—she wants money, property, and love. Pitting...

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Genre: Drama, Romance
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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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Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1981)

Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1981)

Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1981)
IMDb: 5.2
104 min

A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With...

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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Knightriders (1981)

Knightriders (1981)

Knightriders (1981)
IMDb: 6.3
145 min

George Romero’s unusual story of a modern-day Renaissance troupe whose participants follow a medieval code of honor.

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The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)

The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)

The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
IMDb: 5.5
88 min

After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, Pat Kramer begins to shrink. This baffles scientists, makes parenting difficult, warms the hearts of Americans, and captures the attention...

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Heartbeeps (1981)

Heartbeeps (1981)

Heartbeeps (1981)
IMDb: 4.3
79 min

Domestic robots fall in love and run off together.

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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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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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