1985 Drama Movies

Hail Mary (1985)

Hail Mary

    • NONE
    • 107 min
    • Drama

    Famed French director Jean-Luc Godard delivers his most controversial drama with this modern retelling of the birth of Christ. In Godard's version, the Virgin Mary is a Swiss gas station employee and Joseph is her taxi-driving boyfriend.

    Heart of a Dragon (1985)

    Heart of a Dragon

      • R
      • 91 min
      • Action

      Story of a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally retarded brother. Innocently caught up in a gangland fight, the brother is kidnapped to force the cop to turn over a police informant. Written by Towne 3, San Jose, Ca

      Heaven Help Us (1985)

      Heaven Help Us

        • R
        • 104 min
        • Comedy

        Sixteen-year-old Michael Dunn arrives at St. Basil's Catholic Boys School in Brooklyn circa 1965. There, he befriends all of the misfits in his class as they collide with the repressive faculty and discover the opposite sex as they come of age.

        Hellhole (1985)

        Hellhole

          • R
          • 90 min
          • Action

          Unscrupulous scientists are using inmates in a women's prison/asylum as guinea pigs for their experimental mind control drug.

          Joshua Then and Now (1985)

          Joshua Then and Now

            • 119 min
            • Comedy

            Based on a novel by Mordecai Richler, allegedly his autobiography, it tells the story of a Jewish writer, from his life as a young boy in Montreal to his more complicated grown-up life.

            Kids Don't Tell

              • Unrated
              • 100 min
              • Drama

              When a documentary-maker begins to make a film about child sexual abuse, the subject begins to eat into him and affect his relationship with those around him, particularly his wife.

              King David (1985)

              King David

              • 14%
              • 114 min
              • Adventure

              This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.

              Krush Groove (1985)

              Krush Groove

                • R
                • 97 min
                • Comedy

                In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker has all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove records, including Run-D.M.C., Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Kurtis Blow, while Rick (Rubin) produces their records. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell doesn't have the money to press records, he borrows money from a street hustler. At the same time, Russell and and his brother Run are both competing for the heart of...

                La historia oficial (1985)

                La historia oficial

                  • R
                  • 112 min
                  • Drama

                  After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

                  Le meilleur de la vie (1985)

                  Le meilleur de la vie

                    • Unrated
                    • 96 min
                    • Drama

                    Two quarreling lovers from opposite sides of the economic scale take central stage in this drama about Veronique and Adrien. Veronique is wealthy and from the provinces, Adrien is impoverished and his ancestors come from Brittany. In spite of their different backgrounds, the two fall in love, marry, and eventually have a baby girl. At just about that time, Veronique decides to go back to school, and Adrien becomes both mother and father to their baby. Unable to cope with Veronique's...

                    Les loups entre eux (1985)

                    Les loups entre eux

                      • Unrated
                      • 114 min
                      • Action
                      Letter to Brezhnev (1985)

                      Letter to Brezhnev

                      • 100%
                      • R
                      • 91 min
                      • Comedy

                      The factories, pubs, clubs, hotels and streets of 1980s Liverpool form the backdrop for this tale of love, friendship, sex and a letter to the Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev. Two Liverpool lasses, Teresa and Elaine meet two Russian sailors, Sergei and Peter and hook up for a night of fun and frolics. Teresa is looking for sex and a smile, Elaine wants love, romance and the dream of a life far away from the grime of the Liverpool docklands. A classic British romantic comedy filled with new wave...

                      Letting Go (1985)

                      Letting Go

                        • Unrated
                        • 104 min
                        • Comedy

                        A TV Movie directed by Jack Bender.

                        Little Treasure (1985)

                        Little Treasure

                          • R
                          • 95 min
                          • Action

                          Margo hilariously portrayed by Margot Kidder arriving in Mexico to see ailing father who soon dies; but not before telling her of a stolen treasure buried years ago in a ghost-town. Margo joins forces with Eugene played by Ted Danson. Their adventure must be financed, so they work in small towns she a professional-stripper and he as bartender. Their relationship develops while on weekends they search for the buried Treasure. Conflict ensues as he wonders whether the Treasure was just the old...

                          Love Songs (1985)

                          Love Songs

                            • 109 min
                            • Drama
                            Macaroni (1985)

                            Macaroni

                              • PG
                              • 104 min
                              • Comedy

                              Robert Traven, a dyspeptic, edgy American businessman, arrives in Naples and is received by a friendly but officious local company representative. Exhausted by the pressures and inconveniences of a long flight, he is looking forward to rest and relaxation in his hotel room when he is visited by buoyant and upbeat Antonio Jassiello, a clerk in a bank record room, who is surprised when his old friend from the War does not recognize him. The annoyed and exhausted Traven feels he's being...

                              Mafia Vs. Ninja (1985)

                              Mafia Vs. Ninja

                                • Unrated
                                • 90 min
                                • Action

                                Sewage workers Jack and Charlie get involved in an international Asian gang war when Jack helps the boss of a Shanghai gang against one of his rebellious underlings. This underling then strikes a deal with the Japanese Yakuza in the hopes of toppling his boss and become the leader of Shanghai himself. When the Yakuza assassinate the Shanghai boss, Jack pledges to avenge his new friend's death. As he seeks out those ultimately responsible, he does battle with a variety of ninjas and...

                                Malice in Wonderland (1985)

                                Malice in Wonderland

                                  • Unrated
                                  • 120 min
                                  • Biography

                                  Struggling actress Hedda Hopper can't get a break in Hollywood, even though an acquaintence of hers is the extremely powerful gossip monger Louella Parsons - maker and breaker of careers (and lives) through her daily syndicated newspaper column. The big movie moguls, fed up with Parson's power over their stars, decide to de-claw her by setting up gossip Hopper as a competitor in the rumour industry. What they couldn't forsee was that Hopper would become as big as Parsons -- and...

                                  Marie (1985)

                                  Marie

                                    • PG-13
                                    • 112 min
                                    • Drama

                                    A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.

                                    Martin's Day (1985)

                                    Martin's Day

                                      • 98 min
                                      • Drama

                                      Threatened with recapture after a prison escape, Martin Stechert grabs a 12-year-old as hostage. He proves to be named Martin, too a quiet "good little boy" always obeying the rules, whom life has given only dismal loneliness and frustration in return. Soon he begins to admire "Stech" for his cheeky pranks against society and his desperate mission to make dreams come true. In a climactic moment, he chooses to stay with the man even though he could run away. Via hijacks and hijinx, they flee to...