1981 June 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.

Stripes (1981)

Stripes

  • 88%
  • R
  • 106 min
  • Comedy

Thanks to a run of bad luck and go-nowhere jobs, John convinces Russell to join the army so they can get in shape, likening it to a health spa. Once in boot camp, wiseguy John tangles with his by-the-book Sgt. and becomes the unofficial leader for his platoon, made up mostly of other misfits and assorted losers. After somehow making it through graduation, they are given a special assignment but, thanks to John's romantic interest in a pretty MPO, the other men wind up behind the Iron Curtain...

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.

The Cannonball Run (1981)

The Cannonball Run

  • 31%
  • PG
  • 95 min
  • Action

A wild, illegal, and popular cross-country car is organized, and the eccentric entrants will do anything to win, including low-down, dirty tricks.

Victory (1981)

Victory

  • 67%
  • PG
  • 116 min
  • Action

A group of POWs in a German prison camp during World War II play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.

The History of the World: Part I (1981)

The History of the World: Part I

    • R
    • 92 min
    • Comedy

    Mel Brooks' uproarious version of history proves nothing is sacred as he takes us on a laugh-filled look at what really happened throughout time. His delirious romp features everything from a wild send-up of "2001" to the real stories behind the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition. It's Mel and company at their hilarious best.

    Lady Chatterly's Lover (1981)

    Lady Chatterly's Lover

      • R
      • 104 min
      • Drama

      A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of fulfilling her needs.

      Chasing Dreams

        • R
        • 94 min
        • Drama
        Docteur Jekyll et les femmes (1981)

        Docteur Jekyll et les femmes

          • Unrated
          • 92 min
          • Horror

          The film takes place before, during and immediately after the engagement party of Dr.Henry Jekyll and Miss Fanny Osborne, attended by numerous highly respectable guests (a general, a doctor, a priest, a lawyer), the last of which informs the company that a child has been murdered in the street outside. While the others watch a young dancer perform, Dr.Jekyll instructs the lawyer to alter his will, leaving everything to a certain Mr.Hyde. Shortly afterwards, the dancer is found murdered, and...

          Final Exam (1981)

          Final Exam

            • R
            • 89 min
            • Horror

            In a small college in North Carolina, only a select few students are left to take mid terms. But, when a killer strikes, it could be everyone's final exam.

            Fruits of Passion (1981)

            Fruits of Passion

              • Unrated
              • 83 min
              • Drama

              The story takes place in Shanghai. A girl loves a rich and much older man (played by Kinski). She is willing to do everything he wants to show her love, but he is playing a sick game with her. As part of this game he sends her to a Chinese brothel. A poor young boy sees her and falls in love with her. To get the money needed to sleep with her, he joins "the revolution". Additionally the movie shows the fate of some of the other prostitutes. Written by Thomas Schmall

              Roadgames (1981)

              Roadgames

                • PG
                • 101 min
                • Drama

                Pat Quid is driving a semi across Australia. On the way he encounters various other travellers, and the occasional hitchhikers repeatedly as they're traveling the same road. A favorite pastime of Pat is to play games to pass the time on the journey. (Such as to make up backgrounds of the other people on the road.) Pamela is one hitchhiker he picks up. But when she disappears, he suspects that the driver of a van who has been acting a little strange, (Smith or Jones) maybe the serial...

                Samurai Reincarnation (1981)

                Samurai Reincarnation

                  • Unrated
                  • 122 min
                  • Action

                  After surviving the slaughter of many Christians 350 years ago, a samurai denounces God for ignoring the pleas of believers. He sells his soul to Satan and receives the power to resurrect the dead to join him in a murderous rampage. He is Shito: he brings to life a woman who was abused by her husband, two swordsmen who want to prove their skill, and a young man yearning for love. Shito leads them in attacks on people powerless in the face of such spirits. It's up to Jubei, the son of one...

                  The Appointment (1981)

                  The Appointment

                    • Unrated
                    • 90 min
                    • Horror

                    A British haunting/horror film that starts with a bang, but then settles into a slow-moving examination of one day in the life of British family -- a day full of tension and foreboding.

                    - Written by

                    Mark Craft <[email protected]>

                    The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

                    The Great Muppet Caper

                    • 78%
                    • G
                    • 95 min
                    • Comedy

                    Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time frame Miss Piggy. It's up to Kermit and Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice.