1981 Adventure Movies

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark

  • 94%
  • PG
  • 115 min
  • Action

Archeologist and university proffesor Indiana Jones must retrieve the mythic Lost Ark of the Covenant before the it gets into the hands of Adolf Hitler who plans on useing its power to guarantee his global conquest.

Excalibur (1981)

Excalibur

  • 80%
  • R
  • 140 min
  • Adventure

The myth of King Arthur brought to the screen. Uthur Pendragon is given the mystical sword Excalibur by Merlyn. At his death Uthur buries the sword into a stone, and the next man that can pull it out will be King of England. Years later Arthur, Uthur's bastard son draws Excalibur and becomes king. Arthur's evil half-sister Morgana sires a son with him, who may prove his downfall.

Clash of the Titans (1981)

Clash of the Titans

  • 66%
  • PG
  • 118 min
  • Adventure

Perseus is the favored son of the god Zeus, but he has unwittingly ticked off the sea goddess Thetis. Just to make things worse, Perseus falls in love with the lovely Princess Andromeda, who used to be engaged to Thetis's son. Soon Perseus is off on one quest after another, with Zeus helping, Thetis hindering, and lots of innocent bystanders getting stabbed, drowned, and squished.

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

  • 98%
  • R
  • 95 min
  • Action

Roaming the highways of post-apocalyptic Australia, years after he avenged his wife and son and his partner who were murdered by the motorcycle gang led by the evil Toecutter. Burnt out former Australian policeman Max Rockatansky, now known as "The Road Warrior" searching for sources of fuel, stumbles upon a gasoline refinery home to a community of survivors who are struggling for survival and finds the community is being terrorized by a band of brutal motorcyclists led by The Humangus and his...

Das Boot (1981)

Das Boot

    • R
    • 149 min
    • Action

    In the midst of World War II, as the tide turns against the Axis, a German U-boat crew is sent out to patrol the Atlantic and fire at Allied ships bringing supplies to England. The submarine also carries a press correspondent, there to report from the front lines of nautical warfare. Meanwhile, the crew's captain (J�rgen Prochnow) is becoming disillusioned with the Nazi regime and with war in general. What starts out as a routine mission is soon livened up beyond the crew's expectations...

    For Your Eyes Only (1981)

    For Your Eyes Only

    • 73%
    • PG
    • 127 min
    • Action

    A British spy trawler is accidentally sunk off the coast of a Warsaw pact county. On board is a hi-tech encryption device called an ATAC which the British use to send launch instructions to their Polaris fleet. The British send agent James Bond to investigate but once the Soviets learn of the loss the race is on to recover the device at any cost.

    Time Bandits (1981)

    Time Bandits

    • 95%
    • PG
    • 110 min
    • Adventure

    A young boy accidently joins a band of dwarves as they jump from time-period to time-period looking for treasure to steal.

    Heavy Metal (1981)

    Heavy Metal

    • 56%
    • R
    • 90 min
    • Animation

    A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

    Galaxy of Terror (1981)

    Galaxy of Terror

      • R
      • 81 min
      • Action

      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 discover that their darkest nightmares are all starting to become real. The pyramid has to be behind it all somehow, but how can they save themselves from its influence?

      The Fox and the Hound (1981)

      The Fox and the Hound

      • 69%
      • G
      • 83 min
      • Animation

      A young fox named Tod is taken in by an old woman after his mother is killed by a hunter. Full of mischief, Young Tod befriends Copper, a hound dog pup. As they grow up, however, their friendship becomes endangered by what they have become; Copper is a hunting dog, and Tod is his prey.

      Dragonslayer (1981)

      Dragonslayer

      • 81%
      • PG
      • 109 min
      • Action

      The sorcerer and his apprentice Galen are on a mission to kill an evil dragon in order to save the King’s daughter from being sacrificed in accordance to a pact that the King himself made with the dragon to protect his kingdom. A fantasy film from Disney Studios that exhausted all possible visual effects of the time.

      Roar (1981)

      Roar

        • PG
        • 102 min
        • Adventure

        They lived with over 150 lions. In the house! The idea grew from Tippi Hedren and her husband's passion for cats -- VERY, LARGE CATS!!! Truly a family affair and a labor of love that you and your family will enjoy time and time again.

        Knightriders (1981)

        Knightriders

        • 75%
        • NONE
        • 145 min
        • Action

        A travelling troupe of jousters and performers are slowly cracking under the pressure of hick cops, financial troubles and their failure to live up to their own ideals. The group's leader, King Billy, is increasingly unable to maintain his warrior's rule while the Black Knight is being tempted away to LA and stardom, as they all have to ask why they were here in the first place.

        Gallipoli (1981)

        Gallipoli

        • 88%
        • PG
        • 110 min
        • Adventure

        The story of a group of young Australian men who leave their various backgrounds behind and sign up to join the ANZACs in World War I. They are sent to Gallipoli, where they encounter the might of the Turkish army.

        Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)

        Tarzan, the Ape Man

        • 11%
        • R
        • 107 min
        • Adventure

        The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond between her and Tarzan. When the expedition is captured by savages, Tarzan comes to the rescue

        Quest for Fire (1981)

        Quest for Fire

        • 83%
        • 100 min
        • Adventure

        Anthony Burgess created the primitive language for the early humans in this prehistoric adventure about a trio of warriors who travel the savanna, encountering sabre-toothed tigers, mammoths and cannibalistic tribes in search of a flame that would replace the fire their tribe has lost.

        Cannibal ferox (1981)

        Cannibal ferox

          • NONE
          • 93 min
          • Adventure

          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.

          Chi trova un amico, trova un tesoro (1981)

          Chi trova un amico, trova un tesoro

            • 102 min
            • Adventure

            Alan et son ami Charlie partent à la recherche d'un mystérieux trésor situé sur une île de l'Océan Pacifique. Pour mettre la main sur ledit trésor, ils vont devoir se débarasser de quelques concurrents...

            Southern Comfort (1981)

            Southern Comfort

            • 86%
            • R
            • 106 min
            • Adventure

            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 ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror the Vietnam experience.

            Great White (1981)

            Great White

              • 88 min
              • Adventure

              An enormous and angry 35 foot Great White Shark takes revenge on humans when they build a beach just for swimmers by a coastal town. After several shark attacks, and the Mayor does nothing to stop it, James Franisscus and Vic Morrow sail in pursuit to stop it.