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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
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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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
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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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
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
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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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
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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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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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
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
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
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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Genre: Horror
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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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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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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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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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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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
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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Full Moon High (1981)

Full Moon High (1981)

Full Moon High (1981)
IMDb: 4.7
93 min

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

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The Woman Next Door (1981)

The Woman Next Door (1981)

The Woman Next Door (1981)
IMDb: 7.3
106 min

Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde...

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Genre: Drama, Romance
The Fan (1981)

The Fan (1981)

The Fan (1981)
IMDb: 5.7
95 min

A record store clerk is an obsessed fan of an actress of stage and screen. However, when faced with rejection, the fan strikes out in increasingly violent ways.

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