1985 Drama Movies

Vision Quest (1985)

Vision Quest

  • 58%
  • R
  • 105 min
  • Drama

High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed , trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the mop-headed student undeterred in his Vision Quest...until a day a sexy drifter threatens to pin Louden and his dreams to the mat of unrequited love.

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.

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.

    Runaway Train (1985)

    Runaway Train

    • 86%
    • R
    • 111 min
    • Action

    A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.

    Code of Silence (1985)

    Code of Silence

    • 50%
    • R
    • 101 min
    • Action

    Eddie Cusack is a Chicago police officer about to bust some members of the Comacho gang when the gang is shot up by a rival drug gang from the neighboring building, led by Tony Luna. Victor Comacho is the only survivor of the Comacho gang and his older brother, Luis, who is the leader of the gang, retaliates by killing Luna's family and kidnaps Luna's daughter, Diana. Cusack must face Tony Luna and Luis Comacho alone because nobody on the police force is willing to help him since he was the...

    The Sure Thing (1985)

    The Sure Thing

    • 89%
    • PG-13
    • 100 min
    • Comedy

    A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman, whom he falls in love with.

    Into the Night (1985)

    Into the Night

    • 38%
    • R
    • 115 min
    • Comedy

    Ed Okin used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive.

    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,...

    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.

      Tuff Turf (1985)

      Tuff Turf

        • R
        • 112 min
        • Action

        A street rebel and his gang have trouble understanding themselves and their world.

        Death Wish 3 (1985)

        Death Wish 3

        • 6%
        • R
        • 92 min
        • Action

        Paul Kersey returns to New York to visit his friend Charley, who lives in one of the worst parts of New York City. But when Paul arrives at Charley's apartment, he finds Charley dying after a vicious beating by a gang led by Manny Fraker, and the police enter the apartment and find Paul standing over Charley's body. Paul is arrested for the murder, but police chief Richard S. Shriker is like Paul.

        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.

        Subway (1985)

        Subway

          • R
          • 104 min
          • Comedy

          Fred, a raffish safe blower, takes refuge in the Paris Metro after being chased by the henchmen of a shady businessman from whom he has just stolen some documents. While hiding out in the back rooms and conduits of the Metro, Fred encounters a subterranean society of eccentric characters and petty criminals. Despite being pursued by the henchmen, Fred finds the time to flirt with Helena, blow a safe, rob a train, evade the hapless Metro police and start a rock band

          The Emerald Forest (1985)

          The Emerald Forest

            • 114 min
            • Action

            After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.

            My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

            My Beautiful Laundrette

            • 100%
            • R
            • 97 min
            • Comedy

            MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE is a highly acclaimed and beautifully rendered portrait of two boyhood friends struggling to survive in racially tense Thatcher-era Britain. Omar, a homosexual Pakistani boy living in London with his alcoholic father, lifts a chunk of drug money from another Pakistani and, with his school chum Johnny, decides to renovate a grungy laundrette.

            White Nights (1985)

            White Nights

              • PG-13
              • 136 min
              • Drama

              An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to become a dancer for the Bolshoi again, but he wishes to escape, but can he trust the American?

              Sweet Dreams (1985)

              Sweet Dreams

              • 94%
              • PG-13
              • 115 min
              • Biography

              Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.

              The Falcon & the Snowman (1985)

              The Falcon & the Snowman

                • R
                • 132 min
                • Biography

                The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.

                The Quiet Earth (1985)

                The Quiet Earth

                • 63%
                • R
                • 91 min
                • Drama

                After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world. Zac wakes one morning to discover he is alone in the world. The global top-secret energy project which he has been working on for a year, has changed the world. Humanity seems to have been wiped out.

                The New Kids (1985)

                The New Kids

                  • R
                  • 89 min
                  • Drama

                  A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.