1985 August Movies

Weird Science (1985)

Weird Science

  • 56%
  • NONE
  • 94 min
  • Comedy

Teenage geeks Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) are sick of being ignored by girls, abused by cool guys, and forced to spend their weekend nights watching nerdy old sci-fi movies. Left alone for the weekend, they use Wyatt's computer to create Lisa (Kelly LeBrock), a stunningly beautiful woman with a body that stops traffic, a heart of gold, and a genius IQ. The boys embark on an adventure with their creation, going to bars, driving Ferraris, throwing a killer party,...

Teen Wolf (1985)

Teen Wolf

  • 47%
  • PG
  • 91 min
  • Comedy

Teen discovers that puberty for him means he turns into a werewolf. One of the beneficial side effects is that it also turns him into a top-notch basketball player. But will his notoriety cost him his friends and can he find true love?

Fright Night (1985)

Fright Night

  • 93%
  • R
  • 102 min
  • Comedy

For young Charlie Brewster, nothing could be better than an old horror movie late at night. Two men move in next door, and for Charlie with his horror movie experience, there can be no doubt that their strange behavior is explained by the fact that they are a vampire and his undead day guardian. The only one who can help him hunt them down is a washed-up actor, Peter Vincent, who hosts Charlie's favorite TV show, Fright Night. Vincent doesn't really believe that vampires exist, but does it for...

Real Genius (1985)

Real Genius

  • 75%
  • PG
  • 108 min
  • Comedy

Two brilliant teenagers head a team of young geniuses developing a laser for what they believe is a class project. When they find out that their professor intends to turn their work over to the government for use as a weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.

Flesh & Blood (1985)

Flesh & Blood

    • NR
    • 126 min
    • Adventure

    A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a castle and await their fate.

    Summer Rental (1985)

    Summer Rental

    • 15%
    • PG-13
    • 87 min
    • Adventure

    Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to regain his pride and family's respect.

    Year of the Dragon (1985)

    Year of the Dragon

    • 60%
    • R
    • 134 min
    • Action

    A tough New York cop wages a private battle against the chaos of the Triads in Chinatown.

    American Ninja (1985)

    American Ninja

      • R
      • 95 min
      • Action

      Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a convoy, his platoon is attacked by a group of rebels who try to steal the weapons the platoon is transporting and kidnap the base colonel's daughter.

      American Flyers (1985)

      American Flyers

      • 63%
      • PG-13
      • 113 min
      • Drama

      Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. He doesn't tell him that he has a cerebral tumor. While David powerfully heads for the victory, Marcus has to realize that the contest is now beyond his capabilities. / Features great views of the Rockies and an insight in the tactics of bicycle races.

      Howling II: It's Not Over Yet (1985)

      Howling II: It's Not Over Yet

        • R
        • 91 min
        • Horror

        A young girl whose sister was murdered by werewolves helps an investigator track down a gang of the beasts through the U.S. and Europe.

        My Science Project (1985)

        My Science Project

        • 20%
        • PG
        • 94 min
        • Action

        Michael and Ellie break into a military junkyard to find a science project for Michael's class, and discover a strange glowing orb which absorbs electricity. When the orb begins to blend past, present, and future, its up to Michael and Ellie to stop the orb and save mankind.

        90 Days (1985)

        90 Days

          • Unrated
          • 100 min
          • Comedy

          90 Days is a tongue-in-cheek look at the misadventures of two modern men in search of romantic bliss: macho Alex, who receives the offer of a lifetime from a mysterious woman, and sincere Blue, who goes to extravagant lengths to find the perfect bride. A classic example of the philandering husband, Alex is caught in a bind. Wife and girlfriend abandon him simultaneously. One suitcase and his golf clubs bear silent witness. But, as if by magic, a new woman appears in Alex's life. Lacking...

          A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985)

          A Time to Live, a Time to Die

            • PG
            • 138 min
            • Biography

            This depiction of childhood and adolescence draws heavily from the filmmaker's own boyhood. Like many of their compatriots, Hou's family moved from the mainland to Taiwan in 1948 and was unable ever to return. The film focuses on the widening generation gap in a family cut off from its cultural heritage. Written by International Film Circuit <[email protected]>

            Agnes of God (1985)

            Agnes of God

            • 53%
            • 98 min
            • Drama

            When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novitiate, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough to stand trial for the murder of the baby.

            Beer (1985)

            Beer

              • R
              • 82 min
              • Comedy

              A Madison Avenue adwoman turns three regular guys into TV spokesmen for Norbecker brand beer.

              Compromising Positions (1985)

              Compromising Positions

              • 53%
              • 99 min
              • Comedy

              An ex-newspaper woman who is now a suburban housewife can't resist getting involved in an investigation of the murder of a philandering dentist who had been having affairs with several of her neighbors.

              Crossover Dreams (1985)

              Crossover Dreams

                • Unrated
                • 86 min
                • Comedy

                Salsa singer screws over everybody on his way to the top; when his latest record flops, his career starts doing downhill.

                Cut and Run (1985)

                Cut and Run

                  • R
                  • 87 min
                  • Adventure

                  A cameraman and a reporter head into the jungle searching for the missing son of a TV producer hoping to find a big story. What they get caught up in is a drug war which threatens to take their own lives. Written by Sujit R. Varma

                  Death of a Salesman (1985)

                  Death of a Salesman

                  • 100%
                  • PG
                  • 130 min
                  • Documentary

                  Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make things up to his family.

                  - Written by

                  Eric Sorensen

                  Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart (1985)

                  Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart

                  • 100%
                  • 88 min
                  • Comedy

                  In San Francisco, an immigrant Chinese widow welcomes the new year with some unhappiness: she's 62 now, she wants to make a trip to China to pay last respects to her ancestors, a fortune teller has told her this is the year she'll die, and a daughter, Geraldine, remains unmarried. Geraldine does have a boyfriend, but she's not sure she's ready for marriage, and, anyway, he lives in Los Angeles and Geraldine doesn't want to leave her mother alone in her declining years. Mrs. Tan's cheerful...