“Das Boot” is a gripping German war film released in 1981. Set during World War II, it follows the intense journey of a German submarine and its crew as they hunt down allied ships, only to find themselves becoming the hunted. With a talented cast including Jürgen Prochnow and Herbert Grönemeyer, this movie takes you on a thrilling and suspenseful underwater adventure, showcasing the crew’s struggle for survival and the limits they push themselves to.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
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I’m Starting from Three
“I’m Starting from Three” is a heartwarming Italian film released in 1981. It follows Gaetano, a young man from Naples, who decides to embark on a journey to explore different aspects of life and meet new people. With a talented cast including Massimo Troisi and Fiorenza Marchegiani, this movie promises to take you on a captivating adventure filled with self-discovery and meaningful encounters.
Mad Max 2
“Mad Max 2” is a thrilling post-apocalyptic film set in the Australian Outback. Starring Mel Gibson as the heroic loner, Max Rockatansky, the movie follows his relentless quest for gasoline in a desolate world. Max finds himself up against the charismatic and ruthless Lord Humungus, leading a group of bizarre warriors, in a battle for survival. Released in 1981, this action-packed film is a must-watch for fans of dystopian adventures.
An American Werewolf in London
“An American Werewolf in London” is a thrilling horror movie from 1981 that made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year. It follows the story of two American tourists who find themselves under attack by a werewolf in England, but the locals refuse to acknowledge its existence. Starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne, this film is a must-watch for fans of suspenseful and supernatural tales.
Bianco, rosso e Verdone
“Bianco, rosso e Verdone” is a heartwarming Italian comedy released on February 20, 1981. The film follows the adventures of three Italians as they journey back to their hometown to cast their votes in the elections. Pasquale, a Southern immigrant, dreams of an ideal Italy that doesn’t quite match reality, while Furio’s constant nagging puts a strain on his wife. Meanwhile, young Mimmo’s trip to Rome is repeatedly interrupted by concerns for his grandmother’s health. With a talented cast including Carlo Verdone, Irina Sanpiter, and Elena Fabrizi, this movie promises laughter, relatable characters, and a glimpse into the complexities of Italian life in the early ’80s.
“Blow Out” is a thrilling movie from 1981 that follows Jack Terry, a skilled sound recordist for low-budget horror films. One night, while capturing sounds for his movies, he accidentally records something shocking that leads him down a dangerous path. As he uncovers a sinister conspiracy, Jack must navigate a web of deceit and betrayal, unsure of who he can trust. Starring John Travolta, Nancy Allen, and John Lithgow, this suspenseful film will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Evil Dead
“The Evil Dead” is a thrilling horror movie from 1981 that made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year. Starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly, Philip A. Gillis, Cheryl Guttridge, Ted Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Bill Vincent, the film follows five college students who accidentally awaken demonic spirits while on vacation. With no way to escape, they must face the consequences of their actions. Get ready for a chilling ride filled with punishment and supernatural terror.
“Christiane F.” is a gripping movie set in 1970s Berlin that delves into the dark world of drugs. It follows the story of Christiane, a 14-year-old girl who becomes infatuated with the vibrant disco scene and gets involved with a group of drug users. With a talented cast including Natja Brunckhorst and David Bowie, this film takes you on a journey as Christiane’s life spirals deeper into the dangerous drug scene. Released on April 2, 1981, it’s a captivating portrayal of a young girl’s struggle in a gritty era of Berlin’s history.
“Thief” is a thrilling crime film released in 1981, starring James Caan, Tuesday Weld, and Robert Prosky. The movie follows Frank, an expert safecracker who dreams of retiring from his criminal life and settling down with a family. To speed up his plans, he joins forces with a notorious gangster for a major diamond heist. With a stellar cast and an intense storyline, this film is a must-watch for fans of action-packed heist movies.
Escape from New York
“Escape from New York” is a thrilling action film set in a future where Manhattan has become a high-security prison. When convicts hijack the President’s plane and crash it in the city, a tough and resourceful prisoner named Snake Plissken is forced to rescue him. Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, and Ernest Borgnine, this 1981 movie takes you on an adrenaline-fueled journey through a dystopian New York filled with danger and suspense.
“Excalibur” is a captivating and surreal film that brings to life the legendary tale of King Arthur. With an all-star cast including Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, and Patrick Stewart, it takes us on a journey from Arthur’s conception to his rise as the king, the quest for the Holy Grail by his loyal Knights of the Round Table, and ultimately his tragic demise. Released in 1981, this adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur” is a must-watch for fans of Arthurian legends.
Escape to Victory
“Escape to Victory” is a captivating film set during World War II, where a group of POWs find themselves facing an unexpected challenge. Led by an all-star cast including Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, and Pelé, the prisoners must use their soccer skills to take on the formidable German National Soccer Team. This powerful movie sheds light on the resilience and courage of prisoners during wartime, making it a must-watch for both sports and history enthusiasts.
Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure
“Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure” is a thrilling adventure film released in 1981. Starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer, the movie follows Alan, who discovers a map to a hidden war treasure on a Pacific island. To protect the map from gangsters, he sneaks onto Charlie’s boat, leading them both on an unexpected journey. Little do they know, the supposedly abandoned island is home to natives and a Japanese soldier still guarding the treasure. Get ready for a captivating tale of friendship, danger, and unexpected twists!
Clash of the Titans
“Clash of the Titans” is an epic fantasy film released in 1981. It follows the thrilling journey of Perseus, a half-God-half-mortal hero, as he embarks on a series of daring tasks to win the hand of his beloved princess Andromeda. With a star-studded cast including Harry Hamlin, Judi Bowker, and Laurence Olivier, this movie takes you on a mythical adventure filled with taming Pegasus, battling the monstrous Kraken, and facing the terrifying Medusa.
Chariots of Fire
“Chariots of Fire” is a captivating sports drama set in the class-conscious and religiously divided UK of the early 1920s. The film follows the inspiring journey of two determined young runners, Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, as they train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric, a devout Christian, sees running as a way to worship God’s glory, while Harold overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias in his pursuit of victory. With a talented cast including Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, and Ian Holm, this critically acclaimed movie, released on May 15, 1981, beautifully portrays the challenges and triumphs of these extraordinary athletes.
History of the World: Part I
“History of the World: Part I” is a hilarious comedy that takes a wild and irreverent look at various historical events, including the Roman Empire, the French Revolution, and the Spanish Inquisition. With an all-star cast including Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, and more, this movie will have you laughing from start to finish. Released in 1981, it’s definitely a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a good dose of humor mixed with history.
“Scanners” is a thrilling sci-fi movie released in 1981 that revolves around a man with extraordinary telepathic abilities. After being captured by agents from a mysterious corporation, he discovers a world filled with others like him, some with sinister intentions of world domination. Starring Jennifer O’Neill, Stephen Lack, and Patrick McGoohan, this film takes you on a mind-bending journey filled with suspense and action.
“The Howling” is a thrilling horror movie released on January 21, 1981. Starring Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, and Dennis Dugan, it follows the story of a newswoman who, after a terrifying encounter with a serial killer, is sent to a rehabilitation center. However, things take a sinister turn as she discovers that the center’s inhabitants may not be what they seem. With a talented cast and a gripping plot, this film is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
“Halloween II” is a thrilling horror film released on October 30, 1981. It follows the relentless pursuit of Laurie, a survivor from a previous encounter with the notorious killer Michael Myers. As Laurie seeks refuge in a hospital, Myers continues his blood-soaked rampage, slashing his way through the staff to reach his favorite victim. With a talented cast including Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence, this movie is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.”
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