1981 March Movies

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.

The Howling (1981)

The Howling

  • 66%
  • R
  • 91 min
  • Horror

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.

Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)

Omen III: The Final Conflict

  • 32%
  • R
  • 108 min
  • Horror

Damien Thorn (Sam Neill) has helped rescue the world from a recession, appearing to be a benign corporate benefactor. When he then becomes U.S. Ambassador to England, Damien fulfills a terrifying biblical prophecy. He also faces his own potential demise as an astronomical event brings about the second coming of Christ.

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

The Postman Always Rings Twice

  • 83%
  • R
  • 122 min
  • Crime

The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.

Thief (1981)

Thief

  • 95%
  • R
  • 122 min
  • Action

Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specializing in high-profile diamond jobs. After having spent many years in prison, he has a very concrete picture of what he wants out of life--including a nice home, a wife, and kids. As soon as he is able to assemble the pieces of this collage, by means of his chosen profession, he intends to retire and become a model citizen. In an effort to accelerate this process, he signs on to take down a huge score for a big-time gangster. Unfortunately,...

The Funhouse (1981)

The Funhouse

  • 62%
  • R
  • 96 min
  • Horror

Four teenage friends spent the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a frankenstein mask.

Nighthawks (1981)

Nighthawks

  • 73%
  • 99 min
  • Action

An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.

All Night Long (1981)

All Night Long

  • 29%
  • 87 min
  • Comedy

Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban housewife Cheryl Gibbons, who is a distant cousin, Cheryl tries to seduce George. At home, in front of his mother, Freddie accuses his dad of stealing his girl, because he found Cheryl serving George a meal in the middle of the night, while her husband Bobby was on duty at the fire station. George then...

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.

Bloody Moon (1981)

Bloody Moon

    • Unrated
    • 90 min
    • Thriller

    Miguel, a young man with a horribly disfigured face, goes on a rampage at a masquerade party and rapes a girl. He then brutally hacks up the young woman with a pair of scissors. Miguel is institutionalized at a mental asylum for five years. Afterward, he is released into the care of his sister, Manuela. Along with their wheelchair bound mother, they operate a boarding school for young woman, called Europe's International Youth-Club Boarding School of Languages, on the Spanish...

    Cutter's Way (1981)

    Cutter's Way

    • 100%
    • R
    • 105 min
    • Crime

    One rainy night, Richard Bone's (Bridges) car breaks down in an alleyway. He spots a large, mysterious car in the distance. A man dumps something into a garbage can. At first, Bone thinks nothing of it and proceeds to meet his friend, Alex Cutter (Heard). The next day, a young girl is found brutally murdered in the same alleyway where Bone abandoned his car. He becomes a suspect. When Bone spots the man he thinks is the murderer in a parade later that day — local tycoon J.J. Cord (Stephen...

    Deprisa, Deprisa (1981)

    Deprisa, Deprisa

      • 99 min
      • Crime

      In making Deprisa, Deprisa, director Carlos Saura populated his cast with actual denizens of the Madrid streets to tell the story of youth on the edge of doom -- and the movie was good enough to win the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

      Dirty Tricks (1981)

      Dirty Tricks

        • 95 min
        • Comedy

        A Harvard University student finds a strange letter that seems to be signed by George Washington. When trying to contact an expert (Prof. Chandler) to authenticate it, he is murdered but the letter disappears. Then Chandler, who does not know anything about the case, gets chased by the mafia and haunted by a TV reporter (Polly Bishop).

        Diva (1981)

        Diva

        • 96%
        • R
        • 123 min
        • Thriller

        Jules, a young Parisian postman, secretly records a concert performance given by the opera singer Cynthia Hawkins, whom he idolises. The following day, Jules runs into a woman who is being pursued by armed thugs. Before she is killed, the woman slips an audio cassette into his mail bag...

        Dreadnaught (1981)

        Dreadnaught

          • Unrated
          • 91 min
          • Action

          A short-tempered, violent criminal named "White Tiger" is on the run from the police and joins a theater troupe for disguise, killing anyone who angers him or who suspects his identity. One person he unsuccessfully tries to kill several times is a cowardly laundry man named "Mousy" who manages to escape mostly by running and hiding. When a very close friend of Mousy's is killed by the White Tiger, Mousy overcomes his cowardliness enough to seek revenge. Spectacular...

          Game of Death II (1981)

          Game of Death II

            • R
            • 96 min
            • Action

            In this dark tale of revenge, Bruce Lee "returns" as Billy Lo, whose best friend Chin Ku (Wong Ching Lei) dies of a sudden illness. But suspicion of foul play arises when a gang tries to steal Ku's coffin at the funeral using a helicopter. When Lo's younger brother Lo (Tong Lung) hears about the incident, he leaves his Buddhist master (Roy Chiao) to investigate the truth. His trail soon leads him to the Castle of Death, the last place Chin Ku was seen alive. There, he meets and befriends an...

            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.

              Kalyug (1981)

              Kalyug

                • Unrated
                • 152 min

                The film is tale of intrigue, plots and the inevitable war between the two families. Ramchand and Bhishamchand were two pioneering brothers in business. Bhishamchand, a lifelong bachelor brought up the two sons of Ramchand on his demise. He also gave the family business a firm foundation. Khubchand (Vinod Doshi) the elder son of Ramchand begets two sons, Dhanraj (Victor Banerjee) and Sandeepraj (Akash Khurana). Puranchand, Khubchand's younger brother had died a few years ago. His three sons are...

                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.

                  Modern Romance (1981)

                  Modern Romance

                    • R
                    • 93 min
                    • Comedy

                    A film editor (Albert Brooks) breaks up and makes up with his girlfriend (Kathryn Harrold), unsure if he is in love.