1981 July Movies

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.

Arthur (1981)


  • 90%
  • PG
  • 97 min
  • Comedy

Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she will make something of him the family expects. Arthur proposes but then meets a girl with no money who he could easily fall in love with.

Endless Love (1981)

Endless Love

    • R
    • 116 min
    • Drama

    Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This doesn't stop him from seeing her. When he gets out he goes to look for her. But the passion for his first love is too strong and she has to leave.

    Blow Out (1981)

    Blow Out

    • 90%
    • R
    • 91 min
    • Mystery

    A soundman accidentally records the evidence that proves a car "accident" was murder, and consequently finds himself in danger.

    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.

    S.O.B. (1981)


      • R
      • 122 min
      • Comedy

      Felix Farmer (Richard Mulligan) latest movie flops - and lots of Hollywood types spring into action. Agents are called. Lawyers are retained. Statements are issued. It's what a master comedy director Blake Edwards calls "Standard Operating Bull," the subject of his gleefully satiric S.O.B.

      Eye of the Needle (1981)

      Eye of the Needle

      • 85%
      • 112 min
      • Romance

      A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.

      Nice Dreams (1981)

      Nice Dreams

        • R
        • 88 min
        • Comedy

        Cheech and Chong house sit for a marijuana grower and rip off the crop. Stalked by keystone-style cops, Los Guys have a series of encounters with L.A. area characters even weirder than themselves

        Wolfen (1981)


        • 73%
        • R
        • 115 min
        • Horror

        A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.

        Condorman (1981)


        • 25%
        • PG
        • 90 min
        • Action

        Cartoonist Woody becomes the superhero he draws. Using his gadgets he helps a Soviet spy defect to the West.

        Comin' at Ya! 3D! (1981)

        Comin' at Ya! 3D!

          • R
          • 91 min
          • Western

          Comin' at Ya! 3D! tells the story of a vengeance bent gunslinger who's out to recover his kidnapped wife. Stolen from him on his wedding day, he takes on a gang of sleazy bandits who kidnap women and then sell them into slavery.

          Enter the Ninja (1981)

          Enter the Ninja

            • R
            • 101 min
            • Action

            After completing his training of ninjutsu within Japan, an American Vietnam veteran by the name of Cole (Franco Nero) visits his war buddy Frank Landers (Alex Courtney) and his newly wed wife Mary Ann Landers (Susan George), who are the owners of a large piece of farming land in the Philippines. Cole soon finds that the Landers are being repeatedly harassed by a CEO named Charles Venarius.

            Force: Five (1981)

            Force: Five

              • 96 min
              • Action

              A martial-arts expert leads a team of fellow martial artists to rescue a senator's daughter from an island ruled by the evil leader of a fanatical religious cult.

              Gas (1981)


                • 94 min
                • Comedy

                Susan Anspach stars in this comedy as a news reporter who investigates a story about stolen milk causing milk and gas prices to rise. During the course of her investigation, other people become involved, culminating in a multiple car chase.

                Jaws of Satan (1981)

                Jaws of Satan

                  • R
                  • 92 min
                  • Horror

                  A preacher whose ancestors were Druids battles Satan, who has taken the form of a huge snake.

                  Lung fu siu yeh (1981)

                  Lung fu siu yeh

                    • R
                    • 110 min
                    • Action

                    A rich young man seeks to make a name for himself by being the one to discover a lost treasure. He teams up with a streetwise kung-fu artist and together, they set out to not only find the treasure, but to figure out who is behind the mysterious deaths of the treasure hunters before them. Written by William Pagan <[email protected]>

                    Man of Iron (1981)

                    Man of Iron

                      • 153 min
                      • Drama

                      A polish film by director Andrzej Wajda that takes place during Poland’s martial law when solidarity was banned. The sequel to "Man of Marble" that won Palme D’Or at the 1981 Cannes film festival.

                      Rise and Fall of Idi Amin (1981)

                      Rise and Fall of Idi Amin

                        • R
                        • 91 min
                        • Biography

                        This biographical movie begins with a short blurb about Uganda, followed by the joyous scenes surrounding Amin's military takeover from Milton Obote. He goes about arresting and torturing the rebels. In his freezer he keeps the heads of his rivals and says: "It is a Kaqwa way. I talk to them". Amin then goes about having Asians expelled from Uganda saying: "Uganda is for Ugandas. There will be no more Shahs and Patels. Let them swim back." After the infamous 1976...

                        The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

                        The Decline of Western Civilization

                          • 100 min
                          • Documentary

                          The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X.

                          The Guy with Secret Kung Fu (1981)

                          The Guy with Secret Kung Fu

                            • 86 min
                            • Action

                            THE GUY WITH SECRET KUNG FU (1981) stars Meng Fei and Li Chung Chien as two anti-Qing rebels and kung fu fighters who frequently rescue damsels in distress, including one memorable boat fight at the very beginning of the film. Thugs try to board a boat carrying a pretty lady and the two heroes, fishing nearby, leap onto the lady's boat and fight off all the thugs. The two are later captured but are then recruited to go after the Dragon Gang.