Film list based on year "1981" - 71 entry


  • Jaka Tarub dan Tujuh Bidadari (1981)

     (6/10) (1)

    (title translation: Jaka Tarub and Seven Angels) Based on a well-known legend in the Central and East Java, Jaka Tarub and his widowed mother are struggling to get by, as Jaka’s father is not known and he has a chronic skin disease. Jaka has a habit of hunting in the forest when a miracle happens. He…

  • Jangan Ambil Nyawaku (1981)

     (7/10) (1)

    (title translation: Don't Take My Life) Non has been depressed for some time, as she is not accepted by the family of her husband, Hans Tobing, though they already have three children. Just when Non is finally being accepted in her husband’s family, her happiness is threatened by ovarian cancer. It traumatises the family. Hans has…

  • Jeritan Malam (1981)

    (title translation: Night Screams) The beautiful Mrs. Lina is gravely ill and in a coma. Her husband decides to take her to a professor, who is also a supernatural researcher. All kinds of ghosts such as tuyul (imp), kuntilanak (bird vampire), pocong (shrouded jumping ghost) and others, are his research objects. Unfortunately, the professor’s research is…

  • Kejamnya Ibu Tiri Tak Sekejam Ibu Kota (1981)

     (10/10) (1)

    (title translation: The City Capital is More Cruel Than a Stepmother) Ateng has felt how difficult it is to live with his stepmother. He is often being shouted at and even gets slapped. His father never stands by him. The village people are impressed to see the appearance of Iskak, Ateng’s old friend, who has just…

  • Koboi Sutra Ungu (1981)

    (title translation: Purple Silk Cowboy) Olan Delong is a cowboy figure with a purple scarf. He is dating Denok, daughter of a rancher, who already has a boyfriend. So Olan Delong has to fight for Denok and also deal with a riot in the city started by Al Jiung’s criminal gang. Then Olan Delong faces a…

  • Manusia Berilmu Gaib (1981)

    (title translation: The Man with Magic) Lawar is a man with an ugly face and has diseases. So he is loathed and banished by the people in his village. Lawar leaves his village and is lost in a cave during his journey. The cave giant wants to eat Lawar’s gut but the giant is reprimanded by…

  • Manusia 6.000.000 Dollar (1981)

     (5/10) (1)

    (title translation: The 6.000.000 Dollar Man) The success of the TV serial, “The Six Million Dollar Man” is given a comedic twist in the style of Warkop DKI. A group of private detectives and Dorman Borisman help the police to fight the kidnappers of children. But on one mission, one of the detectives has a fatal…

  • Medali Bukit Selatan (1981)

    (title translation: Medal of the South Hill) Gito’s dream of becoming a boxer is opposed by his parents, plus he had an accident in the woods that injured his hand. He is also frustrated because his girlfriend Dewi is blindly jealous towards Mrs. Broto who has been helping him since the accident. This conflict is being…

  • Merenda Hari Esok (1981)

    (title translation: Knitting Days of Tomorrow) Hendra, the beloved only son of his mother, marries Yulia. Their happiness doesn’t last long as her womb has to be removed and she is now barren. This fact is hidden from his mother, but Yulia is consoled by adopting two children. Hendra’s mother doesn’t like the idea of adoption…

  • Sundel Bolong (1981)

     (7.5/10) (2)

    Alicia and Hendarto’s happiness as newlyweds doesn’t last long. Hendarto is stationed overseas while some playboys use Alicia, a former prostitute. Her former pimp, who has lost money because of her, promotes this depravity. Soon Alicia is pregnant and she is depressed. She dies and becomes a ghost with a hollowed back AKA “sundel bolong”, according…