1981

Follow along as I watch and review every single movie from the 1980s!

Below you will find an alphabetical list of every movie released in the second year of the most iconized — and pedestalized — decades in the history of film, 1981.

Check back for links to individualized reviews as time marches on.

 

Absence of Malice

Agency

All Night Long

…All the Marbles

All Worked Up

American Adventure, An

American Pop

American Werewolf in London, An

Amy

Any Which Way You Punch

Arthur

Ashram

Assignment to Kill

Atlantic City

Attic, The

Aviator’s Wife, The

B.A.R.F.

Back Roads

Beatlemania

Beau Pere

Best of Sex and Violence, The

Beyond the Reef

Black & White Like Day & Night

Blonde Ambition

Blood Beach

Blood Wedding

Blow Out

Boat Is Full, The

Body and Soul

Body Heat

Boogens, The

Brawl Busters

Breaking Glass

Bruce Lee’s Deadly Kung Fu

Bruce vs. the Red-Eyed Monster

Buddy Buddy

Burning, The

Bustin’ Loose

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

Caboblanco

Caddie

Café Express

Camouflage

Cannonball Run, The

Carbon Copy

Cat and the Canary, The

Cattle Annie and Little Britches

Caveman

Challenge the Dragon

Chanel Solitaire

Chariots of Fire

Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen

Cheech and Chong’s Nice Dreams

Chu Chu and Philly Flash

City of Women

Clash of the Titans

Cocktail Molotov

Cold River

Come Have Coffee With Us

Comin’ at Ya!

Condorman

Confidence

Confused Love

Continental Divide

Counterfeit Commandos

Coup de Sirocco

Crocodile

Cutter and Bone

Cutting It Short

Dance Craze

Dawn of the Mummy

Day After Trinity, The

Dead & Buried

Dead People

Deadly Blessing

Death Chamber

Death House

Death Hunt

Death Stroke

Decline of Western Civilization, The

Delusion

Demonoid: Messenger of Death

Devil and Max Devlin, The

Dick Turpin

Dirty Tricks

Disappearance, The

Doctor Butcher, M.D.

Dogs of War, The

Don’t Go Near the Park

Dragonslayer

Earthbound

Earthling, The

18 Fatal Strikes

Encounters of the Spooky Kind

Endless Love

Enemy of the People, An

Escape From New York

Everlasting Chivalry

Excalibur

Eye for an Eye, An

Eye of the Needle

Eyes of a Stranger

Eyewitness

Fan, The

Fantasies

Farmgirl Fantasies

Fear No Evil

Fearless Hyena

Final Conflict, The

Final Exam

Firebird 2015 A.D.

Firecracker

First Monday in October

Fish Hawk

Fist for a Fist, A

Flag of Iron

For Your Eyes Only

Force: Five

Fort Apache, the Bronx

Four Assassins, The

Four Friends

Four Seasons, The

Fox and the Hound, The

Frankenstein Island

French Lieutenant’s Woman, The

Friday the 13th Part 2

From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China

Funhouse, The

Gaijin: A Brazilian Odyssey

Gal Young Un

Gallipoli

Gas

Getting High

Ghost Story

Going Ape

Golden Dragon, Silver Snake

Good Riddance

Graduation Day

Great Barrier Reef, The

Great Muppet Caper, The

Grim Reaper, The

Halloween II

Hand, The

Happy Birthday to Me

Hard Country

Hardly Working

Harry’s War

Haunting of Julia, The

Heart to Heart

Heartbeeps

Heartland

Heartworn Highways

Heavy Metal

Hell Night

Heroes Shed No Tears

High Country, The

High Heels

High Risk

History of the World Part I

Hollywood High Part II

Holy Terror

Honky Tonk Freeway

Hound of the Baskervilles, The

House Where Death Lives, The

Howling, The

I Hate Blondes

I Remember Love

I Sent a Letter to My Love

Image Before My Eyes

Image of the Beast

Immacolata and Concetta

Improper Channels

Incredible Death Kick Master, The

Incredible Kung Fu Master, The

Incredible Shrinking Woman, The

International Assassin

Iron Dragon Strikes Back, The

It’s a Long Time That I Loved You

Jane Austen in Manhattan

Jupiter’s Thigh

Just a Gigolo

Just Before Dawn

Kill and Kill Again

Kill the Shogun

Killer Constable

Killer From Shantung, The

Killer Meteors, The

King of the Mountain

Kinky Coaches and Pom Pom Pussycats

Kirlian Witness, The

Knightriders

Kung Fu Executioner

Kung Fu Halloween

La Cage aux Folles II

La Drolesse

Last Chase, The

Last Metro, The

Le Voyage en Douce

Lee vs. the Brown Bomber

Legend of the Lone Ranger, The

Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, The

Like a Turtle on Its Back

Lili Marleen

Lion of the Desert

Locker Room Girls

Looker

Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie

Love Brats

Love Brewed in the African Pot

Lovers and Liars

Lunatic

Lunch Wagon

Madman

Malibu Hot Summer

Man Called Tiger, A

Man of Iron

Man of Marble

Man Who Saw Tomorrow, The

Maniac

Mantis Fist Fighter

Master Avengers, The

McVicar

Mean Drunken Master

Messidor

Mind Warp: An Infinity of Terror

Mirror, The

Mission: Kiss & Kill

Modern Problems

Modern Romance

Mommie Dearest

Montenegro

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Ms. 45

My Bloody Valentine

My Dinner With Andre

My Strange Uncle

Napoleon (1927)

Neighbors

Neil Simon’s Only When I Laugh

Nesting, The

Night School

Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, The

Nighthawks

Nightmare

Ninja Strikes Back

Nobody’s Perfekt

Oblomov

On Any Sunday II

On Golden Pond

On the Right Track

Oopsie Poopsie

Outland

Paternity

Pennies From Heaven

Permanent Vacation

Pick-Up Summer

Pilot, The

Pixote

Polyester

Porky’s

Postman Always Rings Twice, The

President Must Die, The

Priest of Love

Prince of the City

Private Lessons

Prowler, The

Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, The

Quartet

Raggedy Man

Raging Dragon

Ragtime

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Reds

Replay

Revenge of the Zombies

Rich and Famous

Richard’s Things

Road Games

Roads of Exile, The

Rock City

Rollover

S.O.B.

Saturday the 14th

Savage Harvest

Scanners

Scared to Death

Screamers

Sea Wolves, The

Search and Destroy

Second Chance, A

Second Hand Hearts

Separate Ways

7 Grandmasters

Sex and the Other Woman

Sex Report

Shaolin Deadly Hands

Shaolin Handlock

Sharky’s Machine

Shock Treatment

Shogun Dragon

Shogun’s Ninja

Shoot the Sun Down

Shooting Party, The

Siberiade

Silence of the North

60 Second Assassin

Sizzling Seniors

Slaughter in San Francisco

Smokey and the Judge

Smokey Bites the Dust

Snake Fist Fighter

Snake Fist vs. the Dragon

Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow

So Fine

Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.

Soldier Girls

Sonny Chiba’s Dragon Princess

Sorority Girls

Southern Comfort

Spetters

Sphinx

Spoiled Children

St. Helens

Stalker

Stevie

Strange Behavior

Stripes

Student Bodies

Submission

Sunday Lovers

Super Fuzz

Superman II

Take This Job and Shove It

Tanya’s Island

Taps

Tarzan, the Ape Man

Tattoo

Taxi zum klo

Ten Girls, The

Texas Lightning

They All Laughed

Thief

Thirst

This Is Elvis

Ticket to Heaven

Tim

Time Bandits

Troupe, The

True Confessions

Tuck Everlasting

Tulips

Unbeatable Dragon

Uncle Scam

Under the Rainbow

Unseen, The

Victory

Watcher in the Woods, The

Weapons of Death, The

Whose Life Is it Anyway?

Wobblies, The

Wolfen

Woman Inside, The

Woman Like Eve, A

Woman Next Door, The

Young Master, The

Young Rebels

Zoot Suit

Zorro, the Gay Blade

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