Best Action Movies of 1981

1.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

6.8
8.4/10 IMDB

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, Ronald Lacey, Wolf Kahler, Anthony Higgins, Denholm Elliott, Alfred Molina, Vic Tablian ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1981-06-12
2.

Mad Max 2

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by the charismatic Lord Humungus, a violent leader whose scruples are as barren as the surrounding landscape.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps, Vernon Wells, Kjell Nilsson, Emil Minty, Virginia Hey, William Zappa, Arkie Whiteley ..
Directed by: George Miller
Release date: 1981-12-24
3.

Escape from New York

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

In the future, crime is out of control and New York City's Manhattan is a maximum security prison. Grabbing a bargaining chip right out of the air, convicts bring down the President's plane in bad old Gotham. Gruff Snake Plissken, a one-eyed lone warrior new to prison life, is coerced into bringing the President, and his cargo, out of this land of undesirables.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, Frank Doubleday, John Strobel ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1981-05-23
4.

Lion of the Desert

5.7
8.2/10 IMDB

This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which the conquering army attempted to subdue the natives.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Rod Steiger, Oliver Reed, Irene Papas, Raf Vallone, John Gielgud, Andrew Keir, Gastone Moschin, Stefano Patrizi, Adolfo Lastretti ..
Directed by: Moustapha Akkad
Release date: 1981-04-17
5.

For Your Eyes Only

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A British spy ship has sunk and on board was a hi-tech encryption device. James Bond is sent to find the device that holds British launching instructions before the enemy Soviets get to it first.

Starring: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Chaim Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Julian Glover, Cassandra Harris, Jill Bennett, Michael Gothard, John Wyman, Jack Hedley ..
Directed by: John Glen
Release date: 1981-06-23
6.

Thief

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he signs on with a top gangster for a big score.

Starring: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, Jim Belushi, Robert Prosky, Tom Signorelli, Dennis Farina, Nick Nickeas, W.R. Brown, Norm Tobin ..
Directed by: Michael Mann
Release date: 1981-03-27
7.

Clash of the Titans

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

To win the right to marry his love, the beautiful princess Andromeda, and fulfil his destiny, half-God-half-mortal Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa's head and battling the feared Kraken.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith, Jack Gwillim, Harry Hamlin, Ursula Andress, Burgess Meredith, Susan Fleetwood, Pat Roach, Judi Bowker ..
Directed by: Desmond Davis
Release date: 1981-06-12
8.

Eye of the Needle

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Great Britain, 1944, during World War II. Relentlessly pursued by several MI5 agents, Henry Faber the Needle, a ruthless German spy in possession of vital information about D-Day, takes refuge on Storm Island, an inhospitable, sparsely inhabited island off the coast of northern Scotland.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Stephen MacKenna, Christopher Cazenove, Philip Martin Brown, Ian Bannen, George Belbin, Faith Brook, Barbara Graley, George Lee ..
Directed by: Richard Marquand
Release date: 1981-07-24
9.

Southern Comfort

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror the Vietnam experience.

Starring: Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward, Franklyn Seales, T.K. Carter, Lewis Smith, Les Lannom, Peter Coyote, Alan Autry, Brion James ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1981-09-21
10.

Stripes

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.

Starring: Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P.J. Soles, Sean Young, John Candy, John Larroquette, John Voldstad, John Diehl, Lance LeGault ..
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Release date: 1981-06-25
11.

Outland

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

An honest marshal in a corrupt mining colony on Io, Jupiter's sunless third moon, is determined to confront a violent drug ring even though it may cost him his life. After his wife angrily deserts him, he waits alone for the arrival of killers hired by the company to eliminate him.

Starring: Sean Connery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle, James B. Sikking, Clarke Peters, Marc Boyle, Kika Markham, Nicholas Barnes, Steven Berkoff, Norman Chancer ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1981-05-22
12.

The Cannonball Run

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. "Cannonball" Baker, who in the roaring 20's rode his motorcycle across the country. Many of the characters are based on ruses developed by real Cannonball racers over the several years that the event was run.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin, Dom DeLuise, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Elam, Terry Bradshaw, Jackie Chan, Bert Convy ..
Directed by: Hal Needham
Release date: 1981-06-19
13.

Death Hunt

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

Yukon Territory, Canada, November 1931. Albert Johnson, a trapper who lives alone in the mountains, buys a dog almost dead after a brutal dogfight, a good deed that will put him in trouble.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Andrew Stevens, Carl Weathers, Ed Lauter, Scott Hylands, Angie Dickinson, Maurice Kowalewski, Henry Beckman, William Sanderson ..
Directed by: Peter R. Hunt
Release date: 1981-04-15
Best Action Movies of 1981 : Masada
14.

Masada

4.1
7.8/10 IMDB

After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.

Release date: 1981-04-05
Best Action Movies of 1981 : Condorman
15.

Condorman

3.5
5.6/10 IMDB

Comic artist and writer Woody performs a simple courier operation for his friend Harry who works for the CIA. But when he successfully fends off hostile agents, he earns the respect of the beautiful Natalia, who requests his assistance for her defection. Woody uses this request as leverage to use the CIA's resources to bring his comic book creation, Condorman, to life to battle the evil Krokov.

Starring: Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Barbara Carrera, James Hampton, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Dana Elcar, Vernon Dobtcheff, Robert Arden ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1981-07-02
16.

Sharky's Machine

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Police officer Tom Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Sharky's new 'machine' gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a woman he has never met.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward, Henry Silva, Brian Keith, Vittorio Gassman, Charles Durning, Earl Holliman, Bernie Casey, Richard Libertini, Darryl Hickman ..
Directed by: Burt Reynolds
Release date: 1981-12-18
17.

Shaolin Temple Strikes Back

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A Ming princess and her faithful bodyguard are chased to Shaolin Temple by the Ching army.

Starring: Chen Kin-Cheong, Chen Shan, Lugn Kuan-Wu, Chiang Nan, Cliff Ching Ching, Chang Chi-Ping, Chang Yi-Kuai, Lung Siu-Fei, Chia Kai, Kuan-Hsiung Huang ..
Directed by: Joseph Kuo
Release date: 1981-01-01
18.

...All the Marbles

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A two-bit promoter tries to take a women's wrestling team to the top.

Starring: Peter Falk, Vicki Frederick, Laurene Landon, Burt Young, Tracy Reed, Ursaline Bryant, Claudette Nevins, Richard Jaeckel, John Hancock, Lenny Montana ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1981-03-01
19.

Knightriders

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

George Romero's unusual story of a modern-day Renaissance troupe whose participants follow a medieval code of honor.

Starring: Ed Harris, Gary Lahti, Tom Savini, Amy Ingersoll, Patricia Tallman, Christine Forrest, Warner Shook, Brother Blue, Cynthia Adler, John Amplas ..
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 1981-04-10
20.

Zorro, The Gay Blade

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

George Hamilton stars in a dueling dual role as twin sons of the legendary Zorro. Soon after the dashing Don Diego Vega inherits his father's famous sword and costume, a broken ankle prevents the masked avenger from fulfilling his heroic duties. When his flamboyantly fashion-conscious brother assumes the secret identity to continue an ongoing fight for justice, the results are nothing short of hilarious!

Starring: George Hamilton, Lauren Hutton, Brenda Vaccaro, Ron Leibman, Donovan Scott, James Booth, Helen Burns, Clive Revill, Carolyn Seymour, Eduardo Noriega ..
Directed by: Peter Medak
Release date: 1981-07-17
21.

Galaxy of Terror

3.2
5.0/10 IMDB

As a lone spaceship proceeds on its long voyage across space, the crew are surprised to encounter a strange pyramid form. Surprise turns to horror as one by one, they discover that their darkest nightmares are all starting to become real. The pyramid has to be behind it all somehow, but how can they save themselves from its influence?

Starring: Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston, Bernard Behrens, Zalman King, Robert Englund, Taaffe O'Connell, Sid Haig, Grace Zabriskie, Jack Blessing ..
Directed by: Bruce D. Clark
Release date: 1981-10-01
Best Action Movies of 1981 : Berlin Tunnel 21
22.

Berlin Tunnel 21

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.

Starring: Robert Freitag, Horst Buchholz, Jacques Breuer, Richard Thomas, José Ferrer, Ute Christensen, Uwe Paulsen, Eva Ingeborg Scholz, Pasqual Breuer ..
Directed by: Richard Michaels
Release date: 1981-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1981 : Bukit Kepong
23.

Bukit Kepong

3.1
7.9/10 IMDB

The dramatisation of a Communist Terrorist assault on a rural Federation of Malaya Police station at Bukit Kepong, Muar, Johor, of then Malaya, on February 23, 1950, during the height of the First Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960.

Starring: Jins Shamsudin, Hussein Abu Hassan, Dato' Yusof Haslam, A. Rahim, Jamaliah Arshad, Ayu Rahman, Suhaina Yahya ..
Directed by: Jins Shamsudin
Release date: 1981-12-30
24.

Eyewitness

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Daryll Deever is a janitor in an office building in New York, and a big fan of TV news reporter, Tony Sokolow. When a rich man is murdered in Daryll's building, Tony comes to cover the story and Daryll introduces himself to her. Thinking he may know something about the crime, Tony pursues him, and in order to keep seeing her, he pretends that he does. As the two of them play this game, the killers are watching, assuming that Daryll and Tony both know more about the crime than they do.

Starring: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods, Irene Worth, Kenneth McMillan, Pamela Reed, Albert Paulsen, Steven Hill, Morgan Freeman ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1981-02-13
25.

An Eye for an Eye

3.0
5.5/10 IMDB

Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.

Starring: Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree, Matt Clark, Mako, Maggie Cooper, Rosalind Chao, Professor Toru Tanaka, Stuart Pankin, Terry Kiser ..
Directed by: Steve Carver
Release date: 1981-08-14
26.

High Risk

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Four American friends, badly needing money, decide to make a commando-like raid into a South American drug lord's compound.

Starring: James Brolin, Anthony Quinn, James Coburn, Ernest Borgnine, Bruce Davison, Cleavon Little, Chick Vennera, Lindsay Wagner ..
Directed by: Stewart Raffill
Release date: 1981-05-01
Best Action Movies of 1981 : Iancu Jianu, Tax Collector
27.

Iancu Jianu, Tax Collector

2.9
7.6/10 IMDB

The movie details the struggle of Iancu Jianu as he's torn between joining the struggle of the poor peasants from which he came from and being on the other side of the law working for the rich.

Starring: Adrian Pintea, Mihai Mereu??, Stela Furcovici, M?rioara Sterian, Radu Beligan, Emanoil Petru?, Ion Marinescu, George Constantin, Mihai P?l?descu, Jean Constantin ..
Directed by: Dinu Cocea
Release date: 1981-02-09
28.

Honky Tonk Freeway

2.9
5.2/10 IMDB

Ticlaw, a small town in Florida, has only one attraction: a safari park. The government constructs a freeway that passes near Ticlaw, but decides not to put an exit into the town. The people of Ticlaw, leaded by its Mayor, will do anything in order to convince the governor to alter the project.

Starring: David Rasche, Paul Jabara, Howard Hesseman, Teri Garr, Peter Billingsley, Beau Bridges, Beverly D'Angelo, Daniel Stern, Celia Weston, Deborah Rush ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1981-08-21
29.

Enter the Ninja

2.8
5.2/10 IMDB

After completing his training of ninjutsu within Japan, an American Angolan Bush War veteran by the name of Cole visits his war buddy Frank Landers and his newly wed wife Mary Ann Landers, 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.

Starring: Franco Nero, Susan George, Christopher George, Shô Kosugi, Alex Courtney, Will Hare, Zachi Noy, Constantine Gregory, Dale Ishimoto, Joonee Gamboa ..
Directed by: Menahem Golan
Release date: 1981-07-17
30.

The Legend of the Lone Ranger

2.8
4.9/10 IMDB

When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the militaristic outlaw leader, Butch Cavendich, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto. When he recovers from his wounds, he dedicates his life to fighting the evil that Cavendich represents. To this end, John Reid becomes the great masked western hero, The Lone Ranger. With the help of Tonto, the pair go to rescue President Grant when Cavendich takes him hostage.

Starring: Christopher Lloyd, Matt Clark, Juanin Clay, Jason Robards, John Bennett Perry, David Hayward, Richard Farnsworth, Marc Gilpin, John Hart, Klinton Spilsbury ..
Directed by: William A. Fraker
Release date: 1981-08-20
31.

The Amateur

2.8
5.7/10 IMDB

A researcher for the CIA who convinces his superiors to send him to the eastern bloc in order to avenge the murder of his wife by enemy agents discovers a web of deception underneath his wife's death.

Starring: John Savage, Christopher Plummer, Marthe Keller, Arthur Hill, Nicholas Campbell, George Coe, John Marley, Jan Rubeš, Ed Lauter, Miguel Fernandes ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1981-12-11
Best Action Movies of 1981 : Gold Constables
32.

Gold Constables

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

A large quantity of gold is stolen from the government, so undercover martial arts constables do there detective work to find out the culprits and the whereabouts of the bullion. Awesome fight scenes, choreographed by Hwang Kwo Chu, with a lot of innovative weapon work.

Starring: Carter Wong, Lo Lieh, Nancy Yen Nan-See, Lung Fei, Sit Hon, Ma Cheung, Miao Tien, Cheung Yee-Kwai ..
Directed by: Wong Chung
Release date: 1981-05-15
33.

The One-Armed Executioner

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

An Interpol agent is out for revenge against the gangsters that cut off his arm and killed his bride. This tragedy left him deeply depressed, and his battle with depression has to be won first before he can be thoroughly trained in martial arts. After his training, Ortega hunts down his adversaries for a final reckoning.

Starring: Franco Guerrero, Jody Kay, Nigel Hogge, Peter Cooper, Joseph Zucchero, Leopoldo Salcedo, Mike Cohen, Joe Cunanan, Jim Gaines, Odette Khan ..
Directed by: Bobby A. Suarez
Release date: 1981-11-09
Best Action Movies of 1981 : Fast Money
34.

Fast Money

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

Three buddies after 'Fast Money' try flying drugs into the U.S. from Mexico. When they meet with unexpected dangers, the trip turns turbulent.

Starring: Sammy Allred, D. Dryden Arnsberger, Sonny Carl Davis, Lou Perryman, Eric Henshaw ..
Directed by: Douglas Holloway
Release date: 1981-11-06
Best Action Movies of 1981 : Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge
35.

Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge

2.6
4.8/10 IMDB

Two episodes of the TV series "Spider Man" edited together and released as a feature.

Starring: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Rosalind Chao, Myron Healey, Chip Fields, Ellen Bry, Hagan Beggs, Richard Erdman, John Milford, Benson Fong ..
Directed by: Don McDougall
Release date: 1981-06-25
Best Action Movies of 1981 : The Eagle's Killer
36.

The Eagle's Killer

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

An assassin (Hwang Jang Lee) who operates for cold, hard cash is hired to take out a young martial artist and expert at Eagle's Claws, but first he must learn Eagle Fist to go after him.

Starring: John Cheung, Jason Hwang Jeong-Li, Fan Mei-Sheng, Chin Pei-Ling, Chiang Kam, Kao Yuen, Baan Yun-Sang, Mai Kei, John Cheung Ng-Long ..
Directed by: Chi Chang, William Cheung Kei
Release date: 1981-01-23
37.

King of the Mountain

2.6
5.4/10 IMDB

A group of friends race their high-powered cars up and down a dangerous and deadly mountain road known as Mulholland Drive to see who can claim the title of "King of the Hill."

Starring: Harry Hamlin, Joseph Bottoms, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Richard Cox, Dennis Hopper, Dan Haggerty, Seymour Cassel, Cassandra Peterson ..
Directed by: Noel Nosseck
Release date: 1981-05-01
Best Action Movies of 1981 : Killing at Hell's Gate
38.

Killing at Hell's Gate

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

A rafting party is terrorised during a trip down the river.

Starring: Robert Urich, Deborah Raffin, Lee Purcell, Joel Higgins, George DiCenzo, Paul Burke, Mitch Carter, Brion James, John Randolph, Curt Hanson ..
Directed by: Jerry Jameson
Release date: 1981-10-31
Best Action Movies of 1981 : Ruckus
39.

Ruckus

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Madoc County is a quiet and peaceful place until vagrant Kyle Hanson arrives. The people of Madoc County are repelled by his appearance and want to chase him out of the city. Unfortunately for them, Kyle Hanson is a former Vietnam elite soldier and he uses his skills to fight back.

Starring: Dirk Benedict, Linda Blair, Richard Farnsworth, Matt Clark, Jon Van Ness, Taylor Lacher, Ben Johnson, Clifford A. Pellow, Ben Bates, Jerry Gatlin ..
Directed by: Max Kleven
Release date: 1981-03-01
Best Action Movies of 1981 : Return of the Rebels
40.

Return of the Rebels

2.5
4.9/10 IMDB

An aging motorcycle gang assemble for a 25-year reunion to help out former member Mary Beth, a widowed operator of a popular campground which is being threatened by a band of arrogant groupies.

Starring: Barbara Eden, Don Murray, Christopher Connelly, Michael Baseleon, Jamie Farr, Patrick Swayze, DeAnna Robbins, Nora Gaye, H.B. Haggerty, Patrick Cranshaw ..
Directed by: Noel Nosseck
Release date: 1981-10-17
41.

Race for the Yankee Zephyr

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WW2. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. Helicopter pilot Barney helps Gibbie against them, risking his life thereby.

Starring: Ken Wahl, Lesley Ann Warren, Donald Pleasence, George Peppard, Bruno Lawrence, Grant Tilly, Frank Taurua ..
Directed by: David Hemmings
Release date: 1981-11-28
Best Action Movies of 1981 : The Secret Rivals 3
42.

The Secret Rivals 3

2.4
5.2/10 IMDB

John Liu stars as Shao Yu Pai, master of the "northern kick" kung-fu, still seeking revenge for the death of his brother. Evidence mounts that Lu Tung Chung (Alexander Lo), master of the "southern fist" kung-fu, is the culprit. What Shao doesn't realize, however, is that the true villain is subtly manipulating both the martial artists behind the scenes, hoping to force them into a confrontation and have the dirty work done for him.

Starring: John Liu, Alexander Lo Rei, Ricky Cheng Tien-Chi, Wong Chi-Sang ..
Directed by: Chang Hsin-Yi
Release date: 1981-06-18
Best Action Movies of 1981 : Une sale affaire
43.

Une sale affaire

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

Novak is a police inspector to whom any means is fair in getting evidence on criminals - especially drug dealers. He is after a drug ring that includes a city official and desperately needs evidence to bring the corrupt politician to trial, and to close down the ring. To that end, he involves Helene, the politician's secretary, causing her intensive emotional stress as he destroys her home life and unintentionally costs the life of her sister. By the time events have completed their course, the inspector has a chance to help Helene back to normalcy, and to reflect on the ultimate worth of his methods.

Starring: Marlène Jobert, Victor Lanoux, Patrick Bouchitey, Agnès Château, Etienne Chicot ..
Directed by: Alain Bonnot
Release date: 1981-02-25
Best Action Movies of 1981 : The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire
44.

The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

The hero is given his mentor's bow (the Heartbow) which chooses its new owner when passed on. It fires arrows that blow up like grenades, but can only be wielded by the one chosen to wield her. The hero is a member of a nomadic tribe wiped out by the Draikian Empire's forces. He attempts to find the wizard Lazar-Sa who might be able to help him. He is joined by a thief looking for adventure and cash, and the daughter of a goddess, Estra, looking to revenger herself on Lazar-Sa for crimes against her mother.

Starring: George Kennedy, Lane Caudell, Belinda Bauer, Victor Campos, Kabir Bedi, George Innes, Marc Alaimo, Allan Rich, Robert Feero, Ivan J. Rado ..
Directed by: Nicholas Corea
Release date: 1981-04-12
45.

Firecracker

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

Femme fatale martial arts expert teaches the mafia a lesson.

Starring: Jillian Kesner, Darby Hinton, Rey Malonzo, Ken Metcalfe, Peter Cooper, Don Gordon Bell, Chanda Romero, Tony Ferrer, Vic Diaz, Carolyn Smith ..
Directed by: Cirio H. Santiago
Release date: 1981-05-01
46.

The Bushido Blade

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.

Starring: Richard Boone, Toshir? Mifune, Mike Starr, Timothy Patrick Murphy, Shin'ichi Chiba, James Earl Jones, Frank Converse, Laura Gemser, Mako, Tetsur? Tamba ..
Directed by: Tsugunobu Kotani
Release date: 1981-06-19
47.

The Weapons of Death

2.3
4.4/10 IMDB

In San Francisco's Chinatown, a band of thugs kidnaps a girl for a large Chinese gang. Her half-brother gathers a team of expert fighters to get her back.

Starring: Eric Lee, Gerald Okamura, Bob Ramos, Ralph Catellanos, Louis Bailey, Sid Campbell, Alan Gin, Garrick Huey, Nelson Huey, Gerard Hurley ..
Directed by: Paul Kyriazi
Release date: 1981-07-24
48.

The Last Chase

2.1
4.3/10 IMDB

Twenty years after the American people have been told the oil has run out and disease has scared them into complacency, the United States has become a fascist state. One man, former race car driver Franklyn Hart, now a puppet spokesman for public transportation, rebuilds his race car and sets off to California from Boston where people have returned to living life like they were twenty years prior.

Starring: Lee Majors, Burgess Meredith, Chris Makepeace, Alexandra Stewart, Trudy Young, Diane D'Aquila, George Touliatos, Harvey Atkin, Ben Gordon, Hugh Webster ..
Directed by: Martyn Burke
Release date: 1981-04-01
49.

Tarzan, the Ape Man

2.1
3.4/10 IMDB

The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond between her and Tarzan. When the expedition is captured by savages, Tarzan comes to the rescue

Starring: Bo Derek, Richard Harris, John Phillip Law, Miles O'Keeffe, Steve Strong, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Laurie Main, Harold Ayer ..
Directed by: John Derek
Release date: 1981-08-07
50.

Kill and Kill Again

2.1
4.9/10 IMDB

Dr. Horatio Kane has been kidnapped, and is being forced to create an army of martial artists who will help take over the world. His daughter, Kandy Kane, enlists the help of Steve Chase (and a few of his friends) to rescue her father before it's too late.

Starring: James Ryan, Anneline Kriel, Ken Gampu, Stan Schmidt, Norman Robinson, Bill Flynn ..
Directed by: Ivan Hall
Release date: 1981-05-01

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