1985 Drama Movies

"American Playhouse" Go Tell It on the Mountain

    • Unrated
    • 96 min
    • Comedy
    1918 (1985)

    1918

      • 94 min
      • Drama

      It's 1918, the height of United States involvement in World War I - Liberty Bonds are sold, German immigrants are suspected as traitors or saboteurs, young men everywhere succumb to the patriotism and propaganda and enlist. In a small Texas town, Horace Robedaux feels the pressure - he doesn't want to leave his young wife Elizabeth and their young child Jenny - but Elizabeth's can't-do-anything-right little brother is constantly talking about the war, and Elizabeth's stern father, who opposed...

      3:15 (1985)

      3:15

        • R
        • 86 min
        • Crime

        Violent crime is routine. Organized drug trade runs rampant in the face of powerless authority. And a vicious street gang holds dominion with a savage reign of terror. Welcome to Lincoln High! Here "the Cobras" rule the school and everyone in it. Everyone except for Jeff Hanna. Once the most feared member of the Cobras, Hanna got sick of fighting and got out of the gang for good. But now The Cobras have brutalized his newfound girlfriend and threatened to kill him for his disloyalty....

        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]>

          A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)

          A Zed & Two Noughts

            • NONE
            • 115 min
            • Comedy

            Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving a car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird. His twin brother Oswald is researching how carcasses decay at the local zoo. Alba survives the accident although she loses one leg, and her sinister physician eventually removes the other 'because it looked so sad all alone'. Oswald and Oliver become involved in a menage a trois with Alba, and uncover very dubious...

            Adieu blaireau (1985)

            Adieu blaireau

              • Unrated
              • 94 min
              • Drama

              Fred is a gambler and deep in debt. He owes crime boss Victor a lot of money and the time to pay has come. Gégé, his loyal friend, advises him to make money quickly, or face the consequences. But Fred, at this moment, has other ideas in his head. He is obsessed with his young ex, BB. He is still madly in love with her, but she wants nothing more to do with him. She wants to be happy, far away from Fred, and his gambling. He wants to try again and promises to change, but she will not...

              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.

              Alamo Bay (1985)

              Alamo Bay

                • R
                • 98 min
                • Action

                A despondent Vietnam veteran in danger of losing his livelihood is pushed to the edge when he sees Vietnamese immigrants moving into the fishing industry in a Texas bay town.

                Alien Predator (1985)

                Alien Predator

                  • R
                  • 90 min
                  • Drama

                  3 young friends are on vacation in Spain, until weird things begin to occur and then a man from NASA tells them what's really going on: Dangerous Alien Organisms from the Apollo 14 Moon Mission, which was tested on animals on SkyLab. But then the organisms fell to earth with SkyLab and they are now starting to infect people by brutally killing them off. And these 3 friends and NASA scientist must get an antidote from a NASA Lab nearby and save themselves and the rest of the world. ...

                  Always (1985)

                  Always

                    • 105 min
                    • Drama

                    A middle-aged couple, on the verge of proceeding with a divorce, find themselves questioning their decision to separate when fellow friends and neighbors, oblivious to their marital troubles, assemble at their house for a 4th of July Weekend party.

                    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.

                    An Early Frost (1985)

                    An Early Frost

                      • Unrated
                      • 100 min
                      • Drama

                      Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He's forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he's a successful lawyer) and family. He, and the people around him, must face up to the inevitablity of his death and the disease that's killing him. "An Early Frost" was many people's first look at an AIDS victim as a human being instead of a statistic. ...

                      Angry Harvest (1985)

                      Angry Harvest

                        • Unrated
                        • 101 min
                        • Drama

                        In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers the woman, Rosa, and hides her in his cellar. Leon's a middle-aged Catholic bachelor, tormented by his sexual drive. He doesn't tell Rosa he's seen signs her husband is alive, and he begs her to love him. Rosa offers herself to Leon if he'll help a local Jew in hiding who needs money....

                        Anna Karenina (1985)

                        Anna Karenina

                          • PG
                          • 150 min
                          • Drama

                          A brief meeting at the Moscow train station and the dashing officer in the Russian Army is captivated by the beautiful woman who has been his mother's companion on the trip from St. Petersburg. Back in St. Petersburg, they seem to be on the same social circuit. People are talking even before there is anything to talk about. When Vronsky falls from his horse one afternoon and Anna Karenina and her husband are among the spectators, she rushes to Vronsky's side. What will happen now...

                          Anne of Green Gables (1985)

                          Anne of Green Gables

                            • G
                            • 199 min
                            • Drama

                            At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. Anne's a dreamer with an unusual point of view, far removed from Marilla's pragmatic ways, and it's only on trial that Marilla agrees to keep Anne...if Anne can keep out of trouble, only Anne has a positive genius for it. As Anne falls...

                            Badge of the Assassin (1985)

                            Badge of the Assassin

                              • R
                              • 120 min
                              • Drama

                              Three black revolutionaries gun down two New York City police officers. The subsequent investigation puts a white assistant DA and a black police detective on the trail of the killers that leads from New York to San Francisco and down to New Orleans. Written by [email protected]

                              Bewafai (1985)

                              Bewafai

                                • NONE
                                • 130 min
                                • Drama

                                Asha has always known Ashok, an employee with her dad, since she was a child and has had a crush on him. She could not stand anyone else trying to woo him in any way. When she finds out that a young woman named Vinny has been taking an interest in Ashok, she beats her up. She thinks she has Ashok all to herself, only to find out that another young woman, Renu, also has an interest in Ashok and that Ashok has been taking care of her for years. When she meets Renu she hopes to teach her a lesson,...

                                Blackout (1985)

                                Blackout

                                  • PG
                                  • 100 min
                                  • Crime

                                  A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before. Written by Anonymous

                                  Bliss (1985)

                                  Bliss

                                    • R
                                    • 112 min
                                    • Comedy

                                    An advertising executive dies and goes to hell... except nothing changes. Well, his daughter is buying drugs with sexual favours from her brother, and the number of cancer-causing products is on the increase. But the notes he writes to himself to prove he hasn't gone insane are getting more disjointed, and he runs off with an ex-prostitute called Honey Barbera. Written by David Carroll <[email protected]>

                                    Bridge To Terabithia (1985)

                                    Bridge To Terabithia

                                      • Unrated
                                      • 60 min
                                      • Drama

                                      Jess Aarons and new girl Leslie Burke create a world of their own and call it Terabithia and pretend to be the king and queen. They return to their magical kingdom every day after school. Written by Adam Carpenter <[email protected]>