Best Adventure 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.

The Fox and the Hound

5.9
7.2/10 IMDB

When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog -- and the object of his search is his best friend!

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey, Jack Albertson, Sandy Duncan, Jeanette Nolan, Pat Buttram, John Fiedler, John McIntire, Richard Bakalyan ..
Directed by: Richard Rich, Ted Berman, Art Stevens
Release date: 1981-07-10
4.

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
5.

On Golden Pond

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon, Dabney Coleman, William Lanteau, Christopher Rydell ..
Directed by: Mark Rydell
Release date: 1981-12-01
6.

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

5.4
8.0/10 IMDB

An Earth Man and his alien friend escape an exploding Earth, and set forth on an odd adventure across the universe with a known fugitive. Based on the book by Douglas Adams, the dialog follows the book closely. This was originally a 6-part series from the BBC

Starring: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, David Dixon, Sandra Dickinson, Mark Wing-Davey ..
Directed by: Alan J.W. Bell
Release date: 1981-02-09
7.

Gallipoli

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank—both agile runners—become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, a brutal eight-month conflict which pit the British and their allies against the Ottoman Empire and left over 500,000 men dead.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Gerda Nicolson, Harold Hopkins, Bill Hunter, Charles Lathalu Yunipingu, Heath Harris, Ron Graham, Robert Grubb ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 1981-08-13
8.

Excalibur

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi, Paul Geoffrey, Nicol Williamson, Corin Redgrave, Patrick Stewart, Keith Buckley, Clive Swift ..
Directed by: John Boorman
Release date: 1981-04-10
9.

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, Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa's head, and battling the Kraken monster.

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
10.

Time Bandits

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal treasures from different historical eras. Taking Kevin with them, they variously drop in on Napoleon, Robin Hood and King Agamemnon before the Supreme Being catches up with them.

Starring: Craig Warnock, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, Mike Edmonds, Malcolm Dixon, Tiny Ross, Jack Purvis, Ian Holm, John Cleese, Sean Connery ..
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 1981-07-13
11.

Heavy Metal

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

The embodiment of ultimate evil, a glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with bizarre stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

Starring: Rodger Bumpass, Jackie Burroughs, Joe Flaherty, Harold Ramis, John Candy, Don Francks, Caroline Semple, Richard Romanus, Susan Roman, Harvey Atkin ..
Directed by: Gerald Potterton, Pino Van Lamsweerde, John Bruno, Jimmy T. Murakami, John Halas, Paul Sabella, Harold Whitaker, Jack Stokes, Barrie Nelson, Julian Harris
Release date: 1981-08-07
12.

Dragonslayer

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

The sorcerer and his apprentice Galen are on a mission to kill an evil dragon to save the King’s daughter from being sacrificed according to a pact that the King himself made with the dragon to protect his kingdom.

Starring: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam, Peter Eyre, Albert Salmi, Sydney Bromley, Chloe Salaman, Emrys James, Roger Kemp ..
Directed by: Matthew Robbins
Release date: 1981-06-26
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
14.

Caveman

3.9
5.7/10 IMDB

In this comedy, Atouk becomes leader of the misfit cavemen. Disgraced and cast out of his tribe for lusting after Lana, the mate of tribe's head muscle man, Atouk stumbles along gathering other misfits and learning a bit about the world outside of his cave. Eventually he and friends Lar, and Tala learn the secrets of fire, cooked meat, and how to defend themselves from the brutal, yet very stupid

Starring: Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Jack Gilford, Barbara Bach, Carl Lumbly, John Matuszak, Avery Schreiber, Richard Moll, Cork Hubbert ..
Directed by: Carl Gottlieb
Release date: 1981-04-17
Best Adventure Movies of 1981 : Shogun
15.

Shogun

3.8
7.8/10 IMDB

An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.

Starring: Orson Welles, Richard Chamberlain, Toshir? Mifune, Yoko Shimada, Frankie Sakai, Alan Badel ..
Directed by: Jerry London
Release date: 1981-06-17
16.

Goodbye Pork Pie

3.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Gerry hires a car in Kaitaia with a stolen licence and travels to Invercargill with John, who's wife has just left him. The ultimate NZ roadtrip adventure.

Starring: Tony Barry, Kelly Johnson, Claire Oberman, Shirley Gruar, Bruno Lawrence ..
Directed by: Geoff Murphy
Release date: 1981-02-05
17.

Roar

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Roar follows a family who are attacked by various African animals at the secluded home of their keeper.

Starring: Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith, Jerry Marshall, Kyalo Mativo, Rick Glassey, Steve Miller, Noel Marshall, John Marshall, Zakes Mokae, Will Hutchins ..
Directed by: Noel Marshall
Release date: 1981-11-12
18.

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
19.

Bustin' Loose

3.3
6.0/10 IMDB

After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country.

Starring: Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, Ángel Ramírez, Jimmy Hughes, Edwin DeLeon, Edwin Kinter, Tami Luchow, Janet Wong, Alphonso Alexander, Kia Cooper ..
Directed by: Oz Scott
Release date: 1981-05-22
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
22.

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
Best Adventure Movies of 1981 : Condorman
23.

Condorman

3.0
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
24.

Sphinx

3.0
5.1/10 IMDB

Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs - murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse!

Starring: Lesley-Anne Down, Frank Langella, Maurice Ronet, John Gielgud, Vic Tablian, Martin Benson, John Rhys-Davies, Nadim Sawalha, Saeed Jaffrey, William Hootkins ..
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1981-02-11
25.

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper

3.0
5.5/10 IMDB

A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains. Has Cooper succeeded in following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite the best efforts of a dogged cop?

Starring: Robert Duvall, Treat Williams, Kathryn Harrold, Ed Flanders, Paul Gleason, R. G. Armstrong, Dorothy Fielding, Howard K. Smith, John Richard Petersen, Karen Newhouse ..
Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
Release date: 1981-11-13
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: 1981-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1981 : A Whale for the Killing
27.

A Whale for the Killing

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

A conservationst tries to rescue a whale trapped in a lagoon in Newfoundland. Based on the book by Canadian author Farley Mowat.

Starring: Peter Strauss, Dee Wallace, Bruce McGill, Richard Widmark, Kathryn Walker, Bill Calvert ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1981-02-01
28.

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
Best Adventure Movies of 1981 : Agatha Christie's Seven Dials Mystery
29.

Agatha Christie's Seven Dials Mystery

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

When two mysterious deaths mar an otherwise pleasant weekend in the English countryside, unflappable flapper Lady Eileen Brent teams up with the dashing Jimmy Thesinger to solve the dastardly deeds. Their sleuthing leads them into a world of espionage and international intrigue as they discover a secret society known as "The Seven Dials" and the attempted theft of top-secret government documents.

Starring: John Gielgud, Cheryl Campbell, Rula Lenska, Lynne Ross, James Warwick, Harry Andrews, Joyce Redman, Lucy Gutteridge, Terence Alexander, Brian Wilde ..
Directed by: Tony Wharmby
Release date: 1981-03-08
Best Adventure Movies of 1981 : The Island of Adventure
30.

The Island of Adventure

2.7
8.1/10 IMDB

Four British teens on vacation visit an island and discover that a terrorist group is using it as their headquarters.

Starring: Norman Bowler, Wilfrid Brambell, Eleanor Summerfield, Catherine Schell, John Rhys-Davies, Leon Lissek, Paul Williamson, Frank Williams, Peter Forbes-Robertson, Julie Neesam ..
Directed by: Anthony Squire
Release date: 1981-12-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1981 : Goliath Awaits
31.

Goliath Awaits

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

During World War II the passenger liner "Goliath" is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades they build a rigidly regulated society completely isolated from the surface world, until in contemporary times a diving team begins to explore the wreck.

Starring: Mark Harmon, Christopher Lee, Eddie Albert, John Carradine, Alex Cord, Robert Forster, Frank Gorshin, Jean Marsh, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan ..
Directed by: Kevin Connor
Release date: 1981-11-11
32.

Loophole

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

When architect Stephen Booker loses his partnership, he finds jobs hard to come by, and with money in short supply, he unwittingly becomes involved in a daring scheme to rob one of London's biggest bank vaults.

Starring: Albert Finney, Martin Sheen, Susannah York, Jonathan Pryce, Colin Blakely, Robert Morley, Alfred Lynch, Tony Doyle, Christopher Guard, Gwyneth Powell ..
Directed by: John Quested
Release date: 1981-06-25
Best Adventure Movies of 1981 : The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
33.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Mark Twain's classic about how Tom Sawyer's best friend, Huckleberry Finn, runs away from his drunken father and helps the runaway slave Jim to escape.

Starring: Kurt Ida, Dan Monahan, Brock Peters, Lurene Tuttle, Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Jack Kruschen, Elvia Allman, James Griffith, Helen Kleeb ..
Directed by: Jack Hively
Release date: 1981-07-09
34.

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
35.

Green Ice

2.4
5.5/10 IMDB

He wanted adventure...She craved revenge...Emeralds held the answer.

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Anne Archer, Omar Sharif, Domingo Ambriz, John Larroquette, Philip Stone, Miguel Ángel Fuentes, Manuel Ojeda, Michael Sheard, Enrique Lucero ..
Directed by: Ernest Day
Release date: 1981-05-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1981 : The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire
36.

The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire

2.4
5.2/10 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
Best Adventure Movies of 1981 : Conquest of the Earth
37.

Conquest of the Earth

2.4
5.0/10 IMDB

The Battlestar Galactica and its ragtag fleet of ships finally arrive at the Earth, only to discover that the planet is not prepared for the inevitable Cylon invasion.

Starring: Kent McCord, Barry Van Dyke, Robyn Douglass, Lorne Greene, James Patrick Stuart, Richard Lynch, Robbie Rist, John Colicos, Robert Reed, William Daniels ..
Directed by: Barry Crane, Sidney Hayers, Sigmund Neufeld Jr.
Release date: 1981-07-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1981 : Silence of the North
38.

Silence of the North

2.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Director Allan King's 1981 drama, based on true events, stars Ellen Burstyn as a strong-willed woman struggling to survive with her family in the Canadian wilderness.

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Gordon Pinsent, Tom Skerritt, Colin Fox, Jennifer McKinney, Donna Dobrijevic, Jeff Banks, David Fox, Frank C. Turner ..
Directed by: Allan King
Release date: 1981-10-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1981 : Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge
39.

Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge

2.2
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
40.

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
41.

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
42.

Force: Five

2.1
5.0/10 IMDB

A martial-arts expert leads a team of fellow martial artists to rescue a senator's daughter from an island ruled by the evil leader of a fanatical religious cult.

Starring: Joe Lewis, Bong Soo Han, Sonny Barnes, Richard Norton, Benny Urquidez, Ron Hayden, Bob Schott, Pam Huntington, Michael Prince, Peter MacLean ..
Directed by: Robert Clouse
Release date: 1981-07-24
43.

Through the Magic Pyramid

1.9
5.5/10 IMDB

A lad finds himself magically sent back to ancient Egypt where he and the young King Tut team up to stop their evil and overly ambitious elders.

Starring: Chris Barnes, Hans Conried, Vic Tayback, Olivia Barash, Betty Beaird, Gino Conforti, Elaine Giftos, Eric Greene, James Hampton, Robbie Rist ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 1981-12-06
44.

Mystery on Monster Island

1.9
3.8/10 IMDB

A young European boy living in San Francisco is reluctant to marry his long-term girlfriend because he wants to travel around the world first. His wealthy uncle agrees to send him on a global expedition aboard his ship, but en route the boy and his travelling companion are shipwrecked on a remote island, populated by countless prehistoric creatures as well as gold-hunting bandits.

Starring: Terence Stamp, Peter Cushing, Paul Naschy, Gérard Tichy, Ian Sera, Blanca Estrada, David Hatton, Ana Obregón, Gasphar Ipua, Frank Braña ..
Directed by: Juan Piquer Simón
Release date: 1981-04-03
45.

Legend of the Wild

1.8
7.8/10 IMDB

Patchwork movie edited from episodes from the TV series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977).

Starring: Dan Haggerty, Kristen Curry, Ken Curtis, Lucky Hayes, Jack Kruschen, Diane McBain, Denver Pyle, Don Shanks, Don Shanks ..
Directed by: James L. Conway
Release date: 1981-11-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1981 : Stig of the Dump
46.

Stig of the Dump

1.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Young boy discovers a teenaged caveman living in the local rubbish dump.

Directed by: Richard Handford
Release date: 1981-09-28
47.

Kelly

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Thirteen-year-old Kelly travels from Los Angeles to Alaska to visit her father after her parents divorce.

Starring: Robert Logan, Twyla-Dawn Vokins, Elaine Nalee ..
Directed by: Christopher Chapman
Release date: 1981-03-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1981 : Buana
48.

Buana

1.3
5.6/10 IMDB

A college professor, his wife, and daughter go the the wilds of Africa to live, and study the rare white lions of the region.

Starring: Michael York, Glynnis O'Connor ..
Directed by: Mel Stuart
Release date: 1981-04-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1981 : The High Country
49.

The High Country

1.3
5.4/10 IMDB

A sensitive portrait of love, uniting two disillusioned misfits running away from the societies that are trying to tame them.

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Linda Purl, George Sims ..
Directed by: Harvey Hart
Release date: 1981-03-13
Best Adventure Movies of 1981 : Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake
50.

Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake

1.3
3.1/10 IMDB

When Kelly Morgan was 11 years old he had a terrifying encounter with Rana, a strange half man/half frog monster living in a lake. The creature killed his father and many other people before Kelly destroyed it. Now as a young man he returns to search for the monster's hidden treasure, and to see if the legendary creature really was killed.

Starring: Paul Callaway, Richard Lange, Glenn Scherer, Brad Ellingson, Karen McDiarmind, Alan Ross, Julie Wheaton, Jerry Gregoris, Jim Iaquinta, Bruno Alexander ..
Directed by: Bill Rebane
Release date: 1981-01-01

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