1985 Drama Movies

St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

St. Elmo's Fire

  • 47%
  • R
  • 110 min
  • Drama

Seven friends, fresh out of Georgetown University, cope with the fears and realities of adulthood while drinking at their favorite hangout, St. Elmo's. Alex (Judd Nelson) and Leslie (Ally Sheedy) are career-minded and heading towards marriage. Virginal Wendy (Mare Winningham) only has eyes for wild, would-be rocker Billy (Rob Lowe)--whose wife and child don't prevent him from trying to relive his college days. Kevin (Andrew McCarthy) ponders the meaning of life and secretly desires Leslie,...

Brazil (1985)

Brazil

  • 98%
  • R
  • 132 min
  • Drama

Brazil is a Terry Gilliam dystopic black comedy film that reflects the melancholy, dreamlike quality of a famous Brazilian song that’s been translated into English. The film parodies the mostly dysfunctional bureaucratic world we live in and takes us to a post-apocalyptic world in the future yet with our present day attitudes in mind.

Rocky IV (1985)

Rocky IV

  • 44%
  • PG
  • 91 min
  • Drama

Stallone's new menace in the ring is a 261-pound Russian fighting machine (Dolph Lundgren), and now, Rocky must defend his title and America's honor. Talia Shire, Burt Young and Brigitte Nielsen co-star.

Silverado (1985)

Silverado

  • 76%
  • PG-13
  • 133 min
  • Action

A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices that exist in a small town.

Idi i smotri (1985)

Idi i smotri

    • NR
    • 136 min
    • Drama

    A boy is unwillingly thrust into the atrocities of war in WWII Byelorussia, fighting for a hopelessly unequipped resistance movement against the ruthless German forces. Witnessing scenes of abject terror and accidentally surviving horrifying situations he loses his innocence and then his mind.

    Ladyhawke (1985)

    Ladyhawke

    • 67%
    • PG-13
    • 121 min
    • Adventure

    Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, they must try to overthrow the corrupt Bishop and in doing so break the spell.

    Cocoon (1985)

    Cocoon

    • 80%
    • PG-13
    • 117 min
    • Comedy

    A group of aliens return to earth to take back some cocoons of their people they left behind from an earlier trip. The cocoons are resting at the bottom of the ocean. They kept the recovered cocoons in the swimming pool of a house they rented in a small Florida town. Their mission is hampered by a number of old people from an elderly home nearby, who have been secretly using the pool and discovering the unusual power of these cocoons.

    The Color Purple (1985)

    The Color Purple

    • 88%
    • PG-13
    • 154 min
    • Drama

    This film follows the life of Celie, a young black girl growing up in the early 1900's. The first time we see Celie, she is 14 - and pregnant - by her father. We stay with her for the next 30 years of her tough life...

    Mask (1985)

    Mask

    • 93%
    • PG-13
    • 120 min
    • Biography

    A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.

    Witness (1985)

    Witness

    • 91%
    • R
    • 112 min
    • Crime

    Samuel Lap is a young Amish boy who witnesses a murder in Philadelphia while traveling with his mother Rachel. A good cop named John Book must go with them into hiding when the killers come after them. All three retreat to Amish country and Book has to adjust to the new life style, and his feelings for the boy's mother. Of course the killers are still on their trail.

    Out of Africa (1985)

    Out of Africa

    • 56%
    • PG
    • 150 min
    • Biography

    Karen Blixen, a Danish woman, marries a friend for the title of Baroness and they move to Africa and start a coffee plantation. Things unfold when her husband begins cheating on her and is away on business often, so she's at home alone, working on the farm and bonding with two men she met in her first day in Africa. She eventually falls in love with the one, Denys Finch-Hatton and goes on safari and whatnot with him. Later, she begins to want more from him than the simple...

    Prizzi's Honor (1985)

    Prizzi's Honor

      • R
      • 130 min
      • Comedy

      A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.

      A Room with a View (1985)

      A Room with a View

      • 100%
      • R
      • 117 min
      • Drama

      When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans? Nominated for eight Academy Awards (1986), including Best Picture, and winner of three, this is one the most charming and delightful romantic comedies ever filmed.

      A Chorus Line (1985)

      A Chorus Line

      • 38%
      • 113 min
      • Drama

      A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach (Michael Douglas). After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie (Alyson Reed), who once had a tempestuous romantic relationship with Zach. She is desperate enough for work to humble herself and audition for him; whether he's willing to let professionalism overcome his personal feelings about their past remains to be seen.As the film unfolds,...

      After Hours (1985)

      After Hours

      • 90%
      • R
      • 97 min
      • Comedy

      A meek word processor impulsively travels to Manhattan's Soho District to date an attractive but apparently disturbed young woman and finds himself trapped there in a nightmarishly surreal vortex of improbable coincidences and farcical circumstances.

      The local Starz, led by Donnie Pintron, test Barry and his fellow contestants on the maxims of nightclub etiquette. In order to make the cut, the contestants must gain entrance into the most exclusive clubs, dress to perfection, and pick up the...

      Ran (1985)

      Ran

        • R
        • 162 min
        • Action

        A story of greed, a lust for power, and ultimate revenge when an elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him. A profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

        Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

        Desperately Seeking Susan

        • 87%
        • PG-13
        • 104 min
        • Comedy

        Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" proposes a rendezvous. Roberta goes too, and in a series of events involving amnesia and mistaken identity, steps into Susan's life.

        To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

        To Live and Die in L.A.

        • 93%
        • R
        • 116 min
        • Action

        Two cops in Los Angeles try to track down the vicious criminal Eric Masters. Then, one of them is killed by Masters and the other one swears revenge no matter what the cost. After that, the hunt becomes an ob- session and the law he once swore to uphold becomes meaningless to him.

        Enemy Mine (1985)

        Enemy Mine

        • 59%
        • PG-13
        • 108 min
        • Action

        A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way.

        Perfect (1985)

        Perfect

          • R
          • 115 min
          • Drama

          A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight.