1981

Reds
7.3

Reds

Dec. 25, 1981

Reds

An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed (1887-1920), who shared his adventurous professional life ...
Taps
6.8

Taps

Dec. 20, 1981

Taps

Military cadets take extreme measures to ensure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers
Sharky's Machine
6.4

Sharky's Machine

Dec. 18, 1981

Sharky's Machine

Police officer Tom Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. ...
Heartbeeps
4.2

Heartbeeps

Dec. 18, 1981

Heartbeeps

Domestic robots fall in love and run off together
Genesis: Three Sides Live
7.9

Genesis: Three Sides Live

Three Sides Live is a 1981 concert film of the Abacab tour by British rock band Genesis. It tied in with the double live album of the same name. ...
Ragtime
7.3

Ragtime

Nov. 20, 1981

Ragtime

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and ...
The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie
7.2

The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie

Bugs Bunny hosts an award show featuring several classic Looney Tunes shorts and characters. This movie was released in 1981 by Warner Bros. and ...
Absence of Malice
6.9

Absence of Malice

Nov. 19, 1981

Absence of Malice

Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his crime ...
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper
5.6

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper

A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains
Looker
6.1

Looker

Oct. 30, 1981

Looker

Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a ...
Twirl
6.2

Twirl

Oct. 25, 1981

Twirl

Best friends compete for the title of “Miss Twirl” (similar to a Miss America contest with the primary category of ...
Dark Night of the Scarecrow
6.8

Dark Night of the Scarecrow

Bubba, an intellectually disabled man, is falsely accused of attacking a young girl. Disguised as a scarecrow, he hides in a cornfield, only to ...
Jacqueline Susann's Valley of The Dolls
5.3

Jacqueline Susann's Valley of The Dolls

Updated version of the Jacqueline Susann best selling 1960’s novel shows the lives of three very different women who come to New York ...
Just Before Dawn
6.2

Just Before Dawn

Oct. 14, 1981

Just Before Dawn

In the Oregon mountains, a pair of hunters encounter a machete-wielding killer in an abandoned church. Meanwhile, five campers arrive to examine ...
My Dinner with Andre
7.8

My Dinner with Andre

Oct. 11, 1981

My Dinner with Andre

Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant
Merry-Go-Round
6.7

Merry-Go-Round

Oct. 08, 1981

Merry-Go-Round

New Yorker Ben Phillips and mysterious Léo Hoffmann are strangers who are summoned to Paris by a mutual acquaintance. Upon arrival, they meet and ...
The Crown of Bogg
7.8

The Crown of Bogg

Oct. 01, 1981

The Crown of Bogg

It is time to crown a new king of the kingdom of Bogg, and King Mildew’s son, Milo, seems like the best creature for the job. However, ...
The Boogens
5.6

The Boogens

Sep. 25, 1981

The Boogens

Otherworldly creatures inhabit the bootleg tunnels underneath a small town mining community, and they kill any of the townsfolk who invade their home
Only When I Laugh
6.5

Only When I Laugh

Sep. 25, 1981

Only When I Laugh

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance ...
Rich and Famous
5.9

Rich and Famous

Sep. 23, 1981

Rich and Famous

Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich
Desirable Teacher
5.0

Desirable Teacher

Sep. 19, 1981

Desirable Teacher

In a school where the meeting seems more complete sampling of teachers and professors stupid airhead, there is the class of Peter, repeating in ...
Continental Divide
6.2

Continental Divide

Sep. 18, 1981

Continental Divide

A hard-nosed Chicago journalist has an unlikely love affair with an eagle researcher
Raggedy Man
6.8

Raggedy Man

Sep. 18, 1981

Raggedy Man

Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor ...
Firebird 2015 A.D.
3.3

Firebird 2015 A.D.

Sep. 18, 1981

Firebird 2015 A.D.

In one of many unpopular and unsupported policy decisions, the US government of the near future outlaws vehicle petrol in an effort to curb the ...
Das Boot
8.3

Das Boot

Sep. 16, 1981

Das Boot

A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, ...
Body Heat
7.4

Body Heat

Aug. 28, 1981

Body Heat

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband
The French Lieutenant's Woman
7.0

The French Lieutenant's Woman

In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective ...
First Monday in October
6.4

First Monday in October

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
Prince of the City
7.5

Prince of the City

Aug. 19, 1981

Prince of the City

New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, ...
The House by the Cemetery
6.2

The House by the Cemetery

A young family moves from their cramped New York City apartment to a spacious new home in New England. But his is no ordinary house in the ...