1981 Adventure Movies (By Date)

Hänsel und Gretel (1981)

Hänsel und Gretel

    • Unrated
    • 109 min
    • Family

    Engelbert Humperdinck's beloved musical fairy tale HÄNSEL UND GRETEL is brought to life by Sir Georg Solti and an illustrious cast - all part of a shimmering production that continues to enchant audiences of all ages.

    Loch Ness Horror (1981)

    Loch Ness Horror

      • PG
      • 89 min
      • Adventure

      Hunters set out to catch the legendary Scottish monster that has defied explanation and eluded capture since the 1940s.

      La chèvre (1981)

      La chèvre

        • 95 min
        • Adventure

        When the boss' unlucky daughter is missing in South America, Campana is sent to watch the boss' most unlucky employee who is sent as a private detective in hopes he can duplicate the daughter's mistakes.

        Back Roads (1981)

        Back Roads

        • 50%
        • R
        • 94 min
        • Adventure

        A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive.

        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.

        Hellhole Women (1981)

        Hellhole Women

          • 67 min
          • Action

          Soon after newlyweds Olga (Uta Koepke) and Michel (Angel Caballero) set foot on the grounds of a notorious women's prison, they're arrested by topless guards and ushered behind bare, where the warden (transsexual adult film star Ajita Wilson) quickly dismisses Michel but demands that Olga do a little time. Director Jesus Franco also makes an appearance as a masochistic white enslaver in this erotically over-the-top S&M romp.

          The Last Chase (1981)

          The Last Chase

            • PG
            • 101 min
            • Action

            Twenty years after the American people have been told the oil has run out and disease has scared them into complacency, the United States has become a fascist state. One man, former race car driver Franklyn Hart, now a puppet spokesman for public transportation, rebuilds his race car and sets off to California from Boston where people have returned to living life like they were twenty years prior.

            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.

              Misterio en la isla de los monstruos (1981)

              Misterio en la isla de los monstruos

                • Unrated
                • 100 min
                • Adventure

                A young European boy living in San Francisco is reluctant to marry his long-term girlfriend because he wants to travel around the world first. His wealthy uncle agrees to send him on a global expedition aboard his ship, but en route the boy and his travelling companion are shipwrecked on a remote island, populated by countless prehistoric creatures as well as gold-hunting bandits. Written by Jonathon Dabell <[email protected]>

                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.

                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.

                The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire (1981)

                The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire

                  • Unrated
                  • 89 min
                  • Fantasy

                  The hero is given his mentor's bow (the Heartbow) which chooses its new owner when passed on. It fires arrows that blow up like grenades, but can only be wielded by the one chosen to wield her. The hero is a member of a nomadic tribe wiped out by the Draikian Empire's forces. He attempts to find the wizard Lazar-Sa who might be able to help him. He is joined by a thief looking for adventure and cash, and the daughter of a goddess, Estra, looking to revenger herself on Lazar-Sa for...

                  Caveman (1981)

                  Caveman

                  • 20%
                  • PG
                  • 91 min
                  • Comedy

                  In this comedy, Atouk becomes leader of the misfit cavemen. Disgraced and cast out of his tribe for lusting after Lana, the mate of tribe's head muscle man, Atouk stumbles along gathering other misfits and learning a bit about the world outside of his cave. Eventually he and friends Lar, and Tala learn the secrets of fire, cooked meat, and how to defend themselves from the brutal, yet very stupid

                  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.

                    The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (1981)

                    The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island

                      • Unrated
                      • 120 min
                      • Adventure

                      The famous Harlem Globetrotters crash land on Gilligans Island, immediately dispatching a terrifying 'shark' by throwing basketballs at it. A mad doctor and his accomplice plan to take over the island for its rich energy supply by scaring off Gilligan and his buddies, but it soon settles to a basketball match between the doctors robots and the aforementioned Globetrotters Written by Paul cartwright <[email protected]>

                      Bustin' Loose (1981)

                      Bustin' Loose

                        • R
                        • 94 min
                        • Comedy

                        After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?

                        Death Hunt (1981)

                        Death Hunt

                          • R
                          • 97 min
                          • Action

                          Canada 1931: The unsociable trapper Johnson lives for himself in the ice-cold mountains near the Yukon river. During a visit in the town he witnesses a dog-fight. He interrupts the game and buys one of the dogs - almost dead already - for $200 against the owner's will. When the owner Hasel complains to Mountie Sergeant Millen, he refuses to take action. But then the loathing breeder and his friends accuse Johnson of murder. So Millen, although sympathetic, has to try to take him under arrest -...

                          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.

                          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.

                          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.