1981 Movie Trailers

Watch official trailers for movies released in 1981.

Most Popular 1981 Trailers

Total trailers found: 2,742

Raiders of the Lost Ark Trailer (1981)

12 June 1981

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.

For Your Eyes Only Trailer (1981)

23 June 1981

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.

Two Queens and One Consort Trailer (1981)

01 October 1981

At the deathbed of his used-to-be militant mother an older man looks back at his childhood, when he was in love with his sensual aunt Coleta.

Mad Max 2 Trailer (1981)

24 December 1981

Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline.

The Evil Dead Trailer (1981)

15 October 1981

When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.

Escape from New York Trailer (1981)

22 May 1981

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society.

Das Boot Trailer (1981)

16 September 1981

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, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.

The Fox and the Hound Trailer (1981)

10 July 1981

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.

Heavy Metal Trailer (1981)

07 August 1981

A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

An American Werewolf in London Trailer (1981)

21 August 1981

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Clash of the Titans Trailer (1981)

15 March 1981

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.

The Postman Always Rings Twice Trailer (1981)

20 March 1981

This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner.

Hot Bubblegum Trailer (1981)

07 April 1981

Momo and Yudale take turns mounting Bentzi's foreign buxom cousin, but Yudale and her get stuck together.

Private Lessons Trailer (1981)

21 August 1981

Phillip Filmore is a naive, 15-year-old, preoccupied with sex, who develops a crush on Nicole Mallow, the new 30-something, French housekeeper and sitter to look after him when Phillip's father is out of town for the summer on a "business" trip.

Friday the 13th Part 2 Trailer (1981)

01 May 1981

Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past.

Christiane F. Trailer (1981)

01 April 1981

This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin.

My Bloody Valentine Trailer (1981)

11 February 1981

Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while some of the crew was decorating for a party.

History of the World: Part I Trailer (1981)

12 June 1981

An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.

Arthur Trailer (1981)

17 July 1981

Arthur is the most quotable drunk millionaire that is likely to ever steal your heart. Dudley Moore portrays Arthur, a thirty year old child who will inherit 750 million dollars if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of their choosing.

Stripes Trailer (1981)

25 June 1981

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

Hell Night Trailer (1981)

28 August 1981

Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.

Excalibur Trailer (1981)

10 April 1981

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.

Omen III: The Final Conflict Trailer (1981)

20 March 1981

Damien Thorn (Sam Neill) has helped rescue the world from a recession, appearing to be a benign corporate benefactor.

The Beyond Trailer (1981)

22 April 1981

A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.

Knock on Wood Trailer (1981)

01 March 1981

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.

Blow Out Trailer (1981)

24 July 1981

Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it.

Scanners Trailer (1981)

14 January 1981

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination.

Time Bandits Trailer (1981)

13 July 1981

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.

Quest for Fire Trailer (1981)

15 December 1981

A colossal adventure odyssey that turns back the hands of time to the very beginning of man's existence.

The Funhouse Trailer (1981)

13 March 1981

Rebellious teen Amy defies her parents by going to a trashy carnival that has pulled into town. In tow are her boyfriend, Buzz, and their friends Liz and Richie.

On Golden Pond Trailer (1981)

04 December 1981

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.

Reds Trailer (1981)

25 December 1981

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

The Howling Trailer (1981)

13 March 1981

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.

The House by the Cemetery Trailer (1981)

14 August 1981

A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.

Dragonslayer Trailer (1981)

26 June 1981

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

Gallipoli Trailer (1981)

13 August 1981

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.

Possession Trailer (1981)

27 May 1981

A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife.

Wolfen Trailer (1981)

24 July 1981

A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.

Chariots of Fire Trailer (1981)

15 May 1981

The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.

The Great Muppet Caper Trailer (1981)

26 June 1981

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen.

Porky's Trailer (1981)

13 November 1981

Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to lose their virginity which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.

Body Heat Trailer (1981)

28 August 1981

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

Halloween II Trailer (1981)

30 October 1981

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr.

Thief Trailer (1981)

27 March 1981

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.

The French Lieutenant's Woman Trailer (1981)

28 August 1981

In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles.

Escape to Victory Trailer (1981)

17 June 1981

A group of POWs in a German prison camp during World War II play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.

Outland Trailer (1981)

22 May 1981

Thriller about an honest marshal in a corrupt mining colony on Io, Jupiter's sunless third moon, who is determined to confront a violent drug ring even though it may cost him his life.

Cabbage Soup Trailer (1981)

02 December 1981

2 buddy farmers are visited by aliens who like their domestic cabbage soup.

The Professional Trailer (1981)

21 October 1981

French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities.

Nighthawks Trailer (1981)

17 March 1981

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

The Cannonball Run Trailer (1981)

19 June 1981

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.

A Friend Is a Treasure Trailer (1981)

09 December 1981

Alan gets a map to some war treasure which the Japanese army left behind on a small Pacific island at the end of World War II.

Just Before Dawn Trailer (1981)

14 October 1981

Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the area.

Venom Trailer (1981)

28 November 1981

International terrorists attempt to kidnap a wealthy couple's child. Their plan comes unstuck when a deadly Black Mamba, sent by mistake instead of a harmless snake, escapes and the terrorists and several hostages are trapped in the boy's London home.

Bianco, rosso e Verdone Trailer (1981)

20 February 1981

Three Italian have to move from their current city to vote to local elections elsewhere. Pasquale is an Italian emigrant living in Munich (Germany).

Taps Trailer (1981)

20 December 1981

Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers.

Southern Comfort Trailer (1981)

25 September 1981

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.

My Dinner with Andre Trailer (1981)

11 October 1981

Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.

Condorman Trailer (1981)

02 July 1981

Comic artist and writer Woody performs a simple courier operation for his friend Harry who works for the CIA.

The Burning Trailer (1981)

08 May 1981

A caretaker at a summer camp is burned when a prank goes tragically wrong. After several years of intensive treatment at hospital, he is released back into society, albeit missing some social skills.