1985 Drama Movies

Certain Fury (1985)

Certain Fury

    • 87 min
    • Action

    During a shooting in court young prostitute Scarlet manages to flee. In a state of confusion, the black Tracy, who was arrested for a minor delict, follows her. When she decides to leave Scarlett, an accident makes it impossible. So they're bound together on a flight from the police and some of the meanest criminals of New York.

    Challenge of a Lifetime (1985)

    Challenge of a Lifetime

      • Unrated
      • 100 min
      • Comedy

      Nora Scoonover is 35, divorced, in debt and going nowhere when her 16 year-old son, Steven, runs away from camp and asks to spend the summer with her. Together they decide that she will enter the Ironman Triathlon competition in Hawaii, although she has not done any running since high school. The experience brings them together. Written by Herman Seifer <[email protected]>

      Children in the Crossfire (1985)

      Children in the Crossfire

        • Unrated
        • 100 min
        • Drama

        For the children of Northern Ireland, violence and hatred are a way of life passed from one generation to the next. In "Children in the Crossfire" four children from both sides of the conflict come to America through a special project, and discover each other away from the ravages of their homeland.

        Code Name: Emerald (1985)

        Code Name: Emerald

          • NR
          • 95 min
          • Action

          In april 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who knew the date and place of the "D" day). To achieve this goal, he will be supported by a secret friend of the allies, a very important German officer and the French resistance. But the nazi SS is not resting...

          Colonel Redl (1985)

          Colonel Redl

            • R
            • 144 min
            • Biography

            Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer), an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret Police only to become ensnared in political deception. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

            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.

              Dance with a Stranger (1985)

              Dance with a Stranger

              • 90%
              • 102 min
              • Biography

              Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).

              Daughters of Eve (1985)

              Daughters of Eve

                • R
                • 125 min
                • Crime

                The story takes place in a small village that has obviously been swayed by Christian missionaries, especially the head brainwashee Tonya--who runs the little school--and her grandmother. There's this guy Simon who is the village meat guy and all the woman get lustful on him. Eventually Tonya's old friend Zelda shows up fresh from Manila where she prostituted herself and ended up with an American boyfriend. Well, Zelda succumbs to Simon's charms and Tonya is semi-seduced by Zelda's American...

                Deceptions (1985)

                Deceptions

                  • Unrated
                  • 120 min
                  • Drama

                  Stephanie and Sabrina are twin sisters. Stephanie is a housewife, who doesn't seem content with her life, while Sabrina is a jetsetter who lives in London. They go to Venice for their birthday and they decide to see how the other's life is. So Sabrina goes to Stephanie's home and becomes mother to her children and wife to her husband Grant. Problem is that Stephanie is a little insecure of an attractive student who is always flaunting herself at Grant. While Stephanie enjoys...

                  Déjà Vu (1985)

                  Déjà Vu

                    • R
                    • 90 min
                    • Drama

                    A choreographer who believes that he was reincarnated believes that his present wife possesses the soul of his wife in his previous wife, a ballerina.

                    Desert Hearts (1985)

                    Desert Hearts

                      • 96 min
                      • Drama

                      The story of straight-edge literature professor Vivian who travels to Reno to get away from a relationship breakup when she falls in love with an attractive and unconventional girl named Cay.

                      Fast Forward (1985)

                      Fast Forward

                        • PG
                        • 110 min
                        • Drama

                        Eight young people from Ohio who are dancers, come to New York, to compete in a major talent competition. But when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they take part in it. So they try to do their best to survive in the Big Apple before competition, and get some lessons about the real World.

                        Favourites of the Moon (1985)

                        Favourites of the Moon

                          • 101 min
                          • Crime

                          The story revolves around two objects, a rare set of 18th-century Limoges china, and a 19th century aristocratic portrait. As these items are passed, sold, or stolen from one character to another, a giddy round dance of excess begins to take shape, one which suggests that if history doesn't repeat itself, it certainly rhymes. Together with co-writer Gérard Brach, whose other co-writing credits include Repulsion and Tess, Otar Iosseliani uses a feather-light touch to expose the futility of...

                          Fever Pitch (1985)

                          Fever Pitch

                            • 96 min
                            • Drama

                            An investigative journalist gets hooked on the subject of his inquiry - organized gambling.

                            Final Justice (1985)

                            Final Justice

                              • R
                              • 90 min
                              • Action

                              Geronimo is the Sheriff of a little Texas town. One night two brothers from Palermo kills the sheriffs coworker and pal so he chases them. The chase takes him across the border down to Mexico where he kills one of the brothers and takes the other one back to USA to stand trial. The surviving brother vows revenge on the sheriff. But the criminal is handed over to the Italian police and the sheriff is sent over to Europe with the prisoner. Written by Mikael Ahkoila...

                              Fool for Love (1985)

                              Fool for Love

                              • 75%
                              • R
                              • 106 min
                              • Drama

                              A woman is waiting in a motel for her boyfriend, when an old flame turns up and tries to take her back to the life she is trying to leave behind.

                              Gidget's Summer Reunion

                                • Unrated
                                • 120 min
                                • Comedy

                                Former beach bunny/girl surfer Gidget is fully grown up and married to her long-term beau Moondoggie, and deals with a variety of marital spats, as well as running her own travel agency, running interferences with her teenage niece, and trying to arrange a reunion of her husband's old surfing friends. Written by Anonymous

                                Godzilla: 1985 (1985)

                                Godzilla: 1985

                                  • PG
                                  • 87 min
                                  • Action

                                  Released in America as the heavily re-edited Godzilla 1985, this 16th Godzilla film ignores all previous sequels and serves as a direct follow-up to the original 1954 Gojira. This film restores the darker tone of the original, as we witness the nuclear destruction of giant lizard terrorizing 1984-era Japan.

                                  Gymkata (1985)

                                  Gymkata

                                    • R
                                    • 90 min
                                    • Action

                                    Johnathan Cabot is a champion gymnast. In the tiny, yet savage, country of Parmistan, there is a perfect spot for a "star wars" site. For the US to get this site, they must compete in the brutal "Game". The government calls on Cabot, the son of a former operative, to win the game. Cabot must combine his gymnastics skills of the west with fighting secrets of the east and form GYMKATA!