1985 Drama Movies

Marvin & Tige (1985)

Marvin & Tige

    • PG
    • 104 min
    • Drama

    Marvin, a heavy-drinking widower who has seen better days and now ekes out a living at odd jobs, meets Tige, an 11-year-old black boy about to kill himself because his mother has just died. With nowhere else to stay, Tige moves in with Marvin and they develop a close (if sometimes stormy) relationship which is good for both of them. Marvin wants to adopt Tige but knows that he is too poor to give him a good home, as becomes painfully clear when Tige catches pneumonia. Then he discovers who...

    Mata Hari (1985)

    Mata Hari

      • R
      • 108 min
      • Drama

      Based loosely on the real-life story of the World War I spy. The exotic dancer uses her contacts in European high society, along with her seductive charm, to collect military secrets during the war. She successfully plays both sides against each other until at last her deceptions catch up with her.

      Mirrors (1985)

      Mirrors

        • R
        • 120 min
        • Drama

        An aspiring Midwestern ballerina (Marguerite Hickey) struggles in New York as the only jobs she can get are as chorus performers. Her personal life is equally dismal.

        Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

        Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

        • 95%
        • R
        • 121 min
        • Biography

        A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Ranaway Horses. The last part depicts the events of 25th November 1970.

        Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

        Missing in Action 2: The Beginning

          • R
          • 100 min
          • Action

          Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.

          Murphy's Romance (1985)

          Murphy's Romance

          • 93%
          • NONE
          • 107 min
          • Comedy

          Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphey is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a place to stay. The three of them form an intricate circle, Emma's son liking Murphey, but desperately wanting his father back.

          My American Cousin (1985)

          My American Cousin

            • PG
            • 90 min
            • Biography

            Twelve years old Sandy lives with her parents and two younger sisters on an idyllic ranch in Canada. However she's not quite happy: her parents keep on treating her like a child. One night her cousin Buck from America arrives in a fancy car for a surprise visit. She thinks he's attractive and would like to be close with him, but he considers her too young, too. Only some time later her family learns that Buck ran away from home and took his mother's car. Sandy would like to fly...

            No End (1985)

            No End

            • 90%
            • Unrated
            • 109 min
            • Drama

            It's 1982: Poland is under martial law, and Solidarity is banned. Ulla, a translator working on Orwell, suddenly loses her husband, Antek, an attorney. She is possessed by her grief, and Antek continues to appear to her. She seeks to free herself in her work, in her relationship with her son, in sex, and in hypnosis. In a subplot, Ulla refers the wife of one of her husband's clients Darek, a jailed Solidarity strike organizer to Labrador, a world-weary, aging attorney, who works to...

            No Man's Land (1985)

            No Man's Land

              • Unrated
              • 110 min
              • Drama

              Via the New York Times: "Madeleine, who runs a disco on the French-Swiss border, dreams of going to Paris to pursue a singing career. Her lover, Paul, who makes his living smuggling money, gold and goods across the border, plans to emigrate to Canada. Mali, a pretty young Algerian woman who lives in France and works in Switzerland, would like to be anywhere except where she is. Louis, born on a Swiss farm and trained as a clockmaker, would give anything to leave his mistress, Lucie, and move in...

              Otac na sluzbenom putu (1985)

              Otac na sluzbenom putu

                • R
                • 136 min
                • Drama

                Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists. A careless remark about the newspaper cartoon is enough for Mesha to join many arrested unfortunates. His family is now forced to cope with the situation and wait for his release from prison.

                Out of Control (1985)

                Out of Control

                  • R
                  • 78 min
                  • Action

                  Upon graduation from high school eight teens take a seaplane trip, intending to celebrate on Keith's parents' private island. Stormy weather causes the plane to crash and they end up on a deserted isle. They find evidence of other visitors, and soon must fend for their lives against drug smugglers. Written by Ed Sutton <[email protected]>

                  Peril (1985)

                  Peril

                    • R
                    • 101 min
                    • Crime

                    The wealthy Tombsthays hire a guitar tutor, David Aurphet, for their daughter Vivian. The wife, Julia, begins a passionate affair with David. Edwige, Julia's new neighbour, also takes an interest in David. David is attacked one night on returning home but saved by a mysterious stranger Daniel who reveals himself to be a hired killer. David begins to suspect that his affair is no longer secret.

                    Pizza Connection (1985)

                    Pizza Connection

                      • R
                      • 116 min
                      • Crime

                      Mario (Placido), an Italian American who manages a pizzeria in NYC, is charged with an assassination of a judge in Palermo. He leaves the States, comes back to Sicily and recruit Michele, his younger brother, for some help. Michele is a good guy not involved with the Mafia, that is trying to build his life on honesty and hard-working. Michele needs some money to give freedom to a prostitute he is in love, and Mario promise his help in change of an hands to set up his trap for the judge. Anyway...

                      Plenty (1985)

                      Plenty

                        • R
                        • 121 min
                        • Drama

                        David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.

                        Police (1985)

                        Police

                          • 113 min
                          • Crime

                          Mangin, a police inspector in Paris, leans hard on informants to get evidence on three Tunisian brothers who traffic in drugs. He arrests one, Simon, and his girl-friend Noria. Simon's brothers go to their lawyer. He springs Noria, who promptly steals 2 million francs that belong to the Tunisians. They suspect her of the theft; her life as well as the lawyer's is in danger. Meanwhile, Noria is playing with both the lawyer and Mangin's affections. Mangin is mercurial anyway: intimidating and...

                          Pray for Death (1985)

                          Pray for Death

                            • R
                            • 92 min
                            • Action

                            Akira Saito, a Japanese businessman lives in Tokyo with his Japanese-American wife Aiko and their children, Takeshi and Tomoya. When the family has a chance to move to the United States so that Aiko can teach the children about their American heritage, they pack up and head for Houston, Texas and run a restaurant. This is where the trouble begins....

                            Rendez-vous (1985)

                            Rendez-vous

                              • 82 min
                              • Drama

                              A woman and three men. Nina, who's come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he's smitten. She also meets Paulot's flatmate Quentin, a compulsive who stalks her. To Paulot's jealous dismay, she's willing to sleep with Quentin, and wants Paulot's friendship. After a desperate act by Quentin, Nina and Paulot share a flat, but she still won't take him as a lover; instead, her energy goes into a production of "Romeo and Juliet" directed by a detached,...

                              Revolution (1985)

                              Revolution

                              • 8%
                              • PG
                              • 126 min
                              • Adventure

                              New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and fight for the freedom of the Colonies, alongside the aristocratic rebel Daisy McConnahay. As Tom undergoes his change of heart, the events of the war unfold in large-scale grandeur.

                              Rih essed (1985)

                              Rih essed

                                • Unrated
                                • 109 min
                                • Drama

                                In the ensuing days before his wedding bridegroom Hachemi faces both the anxieties of the future and the shadows of the past. His best friend, Farfat, is the topic of street graffiti and local gossip, which calls his manhood into question. This ripples out to affect Hachemi for, unbeknownst to anyone, as apprenticed youths they were molested by Ameur, the local carpenter. Farfat is banished from his father's home and the shared secret between the two friends threatens to undo more than...

                                Sans toit ni loi (1985)

                                Sans toit ni loi

                                  • R
                                  • 105 min
                                  • Drama

                                  The story of a young woman, a vagabond, who wanders through French wine country one winter.