1981 April Movies

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.

The Hand (1981)

The Hand

  • 14%
  • R
  • 104 min
  • Drama

Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.

The Beyond (1981)

The Beyond

    • R
    • 80 min
    • Horror

    The Beyond (Italian: ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilĂ , also known as Seven Doors of Death) is a 1981 Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. It is considered by some horror film fans to be one of the best movies made by the Italian director. The second film in Fulci's unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy (along with City of the Living Dead and The House by the Cemetery), The Beyond has gained a cult following over the decades, in part because of the film's gore-filled murder sequences,...

    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.

      Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo (1981)

      Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo

        • R
        • 138 min
        • Biography

        This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the 'Sound', a new disco with most modern equipment. Although she's legally too young, she asks a friend to take her. There she meets Detlef, who's in a clique where everybody's on drugs. Step by step she gets drawn deeper into the scene.

        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

        Ms. 45 (1981)

        Ms. 45

        • 88%
        • X
        • 80 min
        • Crime

        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 her attacker's gun strapped to her garter belt, blowing away any man who tries to pick her up.

        Lion of the Desert (1981)

        Lion of the Desert

          • PG
          • 173 min
          • Biography

          Libyan leader Moummar Quaddafi financed this desert epic about a Libyan hero who helped his nation fend off an Italian invasion in 1929. Anthony Quinn stars as Omar Mukhtar, who organizes Libyan forces to hold off the encroaching Italian troops under General Rodolfo Graziana (Oliver Reed), who are trying to gain a foothold on Libyan soil under direct orders from the Italian dictator Mussolini (Rod Steiger). With the persistence of Mukhtar, the Libyans, battling the tanks and guns of the Italian...

          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.

          Beyond the Reef (1981)

          Beyond the Reef

            • 91 min
            • Adventure

            Tikoyo lives by the Bora Bora lagoon in the South Pacific, where he found a man-eating tiger shark when it was an orphaned baby, just a foot long. He named it Manidu, and it grew to be sixteen feet long. Tikoyo believes that his companion houses the soul of a wise old man, and helps him guard the sacred black pearls in the lagoon. In fact, Manidu does protects Tikoyo and his girlfriend Diana, only eating those who are their enemies, or who seek to destroy their environment, or steal the pearls.

            Bloody Birthday (1981)

            Bloody Birthday

              • R
              • 85 min
              • Horror

              In 1970, three children are born at the height of a total eclipse. Due to the sun and moon blocking Saturn, which controls emotions, they have become heartless killers ten years later, and are able to escape detection because of their youthful and innocent facades. A boy and his teenage sister become endangered when they stumble onto the bloody truth.

              Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981)

              Cattle Annie and Little Britches

                • PG
                • 97 min
                • Drama

                Cattle Annie and Little Britches is a 1981 American film[1] starring Burt Lancaster, Rod Steiger, Diane Lane, and Amanda Plummer, based on the lives of two adolescent girls in the late 19th century Oklahoma Territory, who became infatuated with the Western outlaws that they had read about in Ned Buntline's stories and left their homes to join the criminals. It was scripted by David Eyre and Robert Ward from Robert Ward's book and directed by Lamont Johnson.

                Going Ape! (1981)

                Going Ape!

                  • PG
                  • 87 min
                  • Comedy

                  When his father - who owned a circus - dies, Oscar inherits 5 million dollars - and 3 orang outangs. However there's a condition connected to the money: if he gives away the apes or just one gets sick or dies during the next 3 years, the zoologic society will get all the money. So he not only has to deal with 3 apes and an annoyed girlfriend, but also with a greedy zoologic society's president.

                  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.

                    Gregory's Girl (1981)

                    Gregory's Girl

                    • 93%
                    • PG
                    • 91 min
                    • Comedy

                    A comedy about a wimpy 16-year-old who is going through his first high-school crush... on the girl who replaced him on the school's winless soccer team.

                    Hitman in the Hand of Buddha (1981)

                    Hitman in the Hand of Buddha

                      • Unrated
                      • 90 min
                      • Action

                      A country bumpkin arrives to help his brother's rice business. Things get out of hand while a rival company becomes corrupt. The bumpkin, an ace martial artist, fights off the rivals. Angered, the rivals hire a martial arts expert to fight the hero, only to get beaten up himself. The expert send his teacher to hurt the hero and succeeds. The hero is sent to a temple where he learns a new style of kung fu. Now with the skills, our hero is ready to get even. Written by Ninja01

                      Hot Bubblegum (1981)

                      Hot Bubblegum

                        • R
                        • 90 min
                        • Comedy

                        Three high school seniors preparing for final exams in the early 1960s have the normal teenage concerns about girls, sex and relationships. They try to find out if going steady with one girlfriend is better or if changing girlfriends all the time makes for too many complications. By the end of summer, all things get better. Written by Anonymous

                        Improper Channels (1981)

                        Improper Channels

                          • 92 min
                          • Comedy

                          A father brings a young child to an emergency room to get treatment for a minor injury occurring in an innocent accident, but he gets accused of child abuse. Child welfare agencies commit grossly unfair over-reactions to remove the child forcibly from the Father (Arkin), who must brave the arcane system to reclaim his daughter.

                          Mephisto (1981)

                          Mephisto

                          • 69%
                          • 144 min
                          • Drama

                          A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and friends flee or are ground under by the Nazi terror, the popularity of his character supercedes his own existence until he finds that his best performance is keeping up appearances for his Nazi patrons.

                          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]>