1981 August Movies

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

An American Werewolf in London

  • 89%
  • R
  • 97 min
  • Horror

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

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.

Student Bodies (1981)

Student Bodies

  • 25%
  • R
  • 86 min
  • Comedy

Director Mickey Rose's zany send-up of teen slasher flicks features a maniacal psycho known as the Breather (played by Richard Belzer), who stalks -- and murders -- promiscuous students at a suburban high school. The fanatical killer's unusual weapons include paper clips, blackboard erasers and eggplants. Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Joe Flood, Kevin Mannis and Sara Eckhardt head the cast.

Deadly Blessing (1981)

Deadly Blessing

  • 20%
  • R
  • 100 min
  • Horror

A former Hittite (a member of an Amish-like sect) dies in a mysterious tractor "accident", and his widow is left to face the frightening Hittites who view her as "the incubus" and may have sinister designs on her.

Body Heat (1981)

Body Heat

  • 97%
  • R
  • 113 min
  • Crime

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

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

Hell Night (1981)

Hell Night

  • 50%
  • R
  • 101 min
  • Horror

Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.

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.

The House by the Cemetery (1981)

The House by the Cemetery

    • R
    • 87 min
    • Horror

    A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.

    36 Chowringhee Lane (1981)

    36 Chowringhee Lane

      • Unrated
      • 122 min
      • Drama

      After the marriage of her niece, Rosemary, Anglo-Indian school-teacher Violet Stoneham lives a lonely life in her single room flat located at 36 Chowringhee Lane in Calcutta, with only a tom cat for company. She is thrilled when a former student, Nandita Roy, looks her up and also brings her boyfriend, Samaresh Moitra, to her flat. Samaresh is an author and likes the solitude of Violet's flat, and would like to write his new novel there, to which Violet readily agrees to. He likes her...

      A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981)

      A Midsummer Night's Dream

        • Unrated
        • 156 min

        Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.

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        An Eye For An Eye (1981)

        An Eye For An Eye

          • Unrated
          • 106 min
          • Adventure

          Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places. Written by Scott Lane <[email protected]>

          Bitter Harvest (1981)

          Bitter Harvest

            • 94 min
            • Drama

            A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned

            Carbon Copy (1981)

            Carbon Copy

              • PG
              • 92 min
              • Comedy

              A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.

              Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)

              Chu Chu and the Philly Flash

                • PG
                • 100 min
                • Comedy

                Chu Chu and the Philly Flash is a 1981 comedy film starring Alan Arkin, Carol Burnett, Jack Warden, Ruth Buzzi, and Danny Aiello. It was released in 1981 by 20th Century Fox. Arkin plays a down-his-luck former baseball player and Burnett plays a Carmen Miranda-style performer. The film was panned by critics and was not a box office success. Many of the scenes, particularly the exterior scenes of "Chu Chu" home, were filmed in San Francisco's Potrero Hill district.

                First Monday in October (1981)

                First Monday in October

                  • 98 min
                  • Comedy

                  For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.

                  Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)

                  Honky Tonk Freeway

                    • PG
                    • 107 min
                    • Action

                    Ticlaw, a small town in Florida, has only one attraction: a safari park. The government constructs a freeway that passes near Ticlaw, but decides not to put an exit into the town. The people of Ticlaw, leaded by it's Mayor, will do anything in order to convince the governor to alter the project. Written by Michel Rudoy <[email protected]>

                    Imagine the Sound (1981)

                    Imagine the Sound

                      • Unrated
                      • 91 min
                      • Documentary

                      An examination, shown through both interviews and performances, of the avant-garde free jazz movement which reigned during the 1960s.

                      Lola (1981)

                      Lola

                      • 100%
                      • R
                      • 113 min
                      • Comedy

                      Ten years after the war, West Germany's market economy is booming. Into an unnamed city that's rife with corruption comes a new building commissioner, Herr von Bohm, committed to progress but also upright. He's smitten by Marie-Louise, a single mother who's his landlady's daughter. Von Bohm does not realize she is also Lola, a singer at a bordello and the mistress of Schuckert, a local builder whose profits depend on von Bohm's projects. When von Bohm discovers Marie-Louise's real vocation and...

                      Prince of the City (1981)

                      Prince of the City

                      • 94%
                      • R
                      • 167 min
                      • Crime

                      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 turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy within the force to smuggle drugs to street informants