1985 Drama Movies (By Date)

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...

    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...

      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....

        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]>

          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...

            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...

              Witness (1985)

              Witness

              • 91%
              • R
              • 112 min
              • Crime

              Samuel Lap is a young Amish boy who witnesses a murder in Philadelphia while traveling with his mother Rachel. A good cop named John Book must go with them into hiding when the killers come after them. All three retreat to Amish country and Book has to adjust to the new life style, and his feelings for the boy's mother. Of course the killers are still on their trail.

              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.

                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.

                  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]>

                    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.

                      Turk 182! (1985)

                      Turk 182!

                        • PG-13
                        • 102 min
                        • Action

                        The younger brother of an injured NYC fireman fights back at the politicians that refuse to help and slander his brother by starting a campaign of public accusations himself, ridiculing the Mayors stance on Graffiti at the same time.

                        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.

                        Brazil (1985)

                        Brazil

                        • 98%
                        • R
                        • 132 min
                        • Drama

                        Brazil is a Terry Gilliam dystopic black comedy film that reflects the melancholy, dreamlike quality of a famous Brazilian song that’s been translated into English. The film parodies the mostly dysfunctional bureaucratic world we live in and takes us to a post-apocalyptic world in the future yet with our present day attitudes in mind.

                        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....

                          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...

                            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.

                            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.

                              The Aviator (1985)

                              The Aviator

                                • G
                                • 96 min
                                • Adventure

                                A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.

                                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.