1985 Drama Movies (By Date)

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).

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.

    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.

      Mask (1985)

      Mask

      • 93%
      • PG-13
      • 120 min
      • Biography

      A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.

      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...

        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.

          The Last Dragon (1985)

          The Last Dragon

            • NONE
            • 109 min
            • Action

            A young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way he must fight an evil martial arts expert and an rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.

            Ladyhawke (1985)

            Ladyhawke

            • 67%
            • PG-13
            • 121 min
            • Adventure

            Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, they must try to overthrow the corrupt Bishop and in doing so break the spell.

            Westler (1985)

            Westler

              • Unrated
              • 94 min
              • Drama

              Felix from West-Berlin falls in love with Thomas in East-Berlin. At first they keep their relationship going by regular visits from Felix, but the curfew forces him to return every evening. When the East-German authorities become suspicious, Thomas decides to try and flee to the West. Written by Chris Abbenhuis <[email protected]>

              Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

              Desperately Seeking Susan

              • 87%
              • PG-13
              • 104 min
              • Comedy

              Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" proposes a rendezvous. Roberta goes too, and in a series of events involving amnesia and mistaken identity, steps into Susan's life.

              King David (1985)

              King David

              • 14%
              • 114 min
              • Adventure

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

              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

                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.

                  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.

                    Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985)

                    Wallenberg: A Hero's Story

                      • Unrated
                      • 200 min
                      • Biography

                      The story of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat responsible for saving thousands of lives from the Nazi Holocaust.

                      Subway (1985)

                      Subway

                        • R
                        • 104 min
                        • Comedy

                        Fred, a raffish safe blower, takes refuge in the Paris Metro after being chased by the henchmen of a shady businessman from whom he has just stolen some documents. While hiding out in the back rooms and conduits of the Metro, Fred encounters a subterranean society of eccentric characters and petty criminals. Despite being pursued by the henchmen, Fred finds the time to flirt with Helena, blow a safe, rob a train, evade the hapless Metro police and start a rock band

                        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...

                          Stick (1985)

                          Stick

                          • 33%
                          • 109 min
                          • Action

                          Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!

                          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.

                            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]>