1985 Drama Movies (By Date)

St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

St. Elmo's Fire

  • 47%
  • R
  • 110 min
  • Drama

Seven friends, fresh out of Georgetown University, cope with the fears and realities of adulthood while drinking at their favorite hangout, St. Elmo's. Alex (Judd Nelson) and Leslie (Ally Sheedy) are career-minded and heading towards marriage. Virginal Wendy (Mare Winningham) only has eyes for wild, would-be rocker Billy (Rob Lowe)--whose wife and child don't prevent him from trying to relive his college days. Kevin (Andrew McCarthy) ponders the meaning of life and secretly desires Leslie,...

Cocoon (1985)

Cocoon

  • 80%
  • PG-13
  • 117 min
  • Comedy

A group of aliens return to earth to take back some cocoons of their people they left behind from an earlier trip. The cocoons are resting at the bottom of the ocean. They kept the recovered cocoons in the swimming pool of a house they rented in a small Florida town. Their mission is hampered by a number of old people from an elderly home nearby, who have been secretly using the pool and discovering the unusual power of these cocoons.

The Emerald Forest (1985)

The Emerald Forest

    • 114 min
    • Action

    After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.

    Idi i smotri (1985)

    Idi i smotri

      • NR
      • 136 min
      • Drama

      A boy is unwillingly thrust into the atrocities of war in WWII Byelorussia, fighting for a hopelessly unequipped resistance movement against the ruthless German forces. Witnessing scenes of abject terror and accidentally surviving horrifying situations he loses his innocence and then his mind.

      Silverado (1985)

      Silverado

      • 76%
      • PG-13
      • 133 min
      • Action

      A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices that exist in a small town.

      The Protector (1985)

      The Protector

      • 33%
      • R
      • 91 min
      • Action

      Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's father is involved with Mr. Ko, a Hong Kong drug kingpin, so the NYC police commissioner sends the two cops to Hong Kong to investigate. Once in Hong Kong, the pair causes no end of trouble for both Mr. Ko and the local...

      Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

      Kiss of the Spider Woman

      • 88%
      • R
      • 120 min
      • Drama

      Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. During the time they spend together, the two men come to understand and respect one another.

      Blackout (1985)

      Blackout

        • PG
        • 100 min
        • Crime

        A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before. Written by Anonymous

        Thunder Alley (1985)

        Thunder Alley

          • R
          • 111 min
          • Drama

          A group of friends start a rock band, but as they start their rise in the music world, they get mixed up with drugs.

          A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985)

          A Time to Live, a Time to Die

            • PG
            • 138 min
            • Biography

            This depiction of childhood and adolescence draws heavily from the filmmaker's own boyhood. Like many of their compatriots, Hou's family moved from the mainland to Taiwan in 1948 and was unable ever to return. The film focuses on the widening generation gap in a family cut off from its cultural heritage. Written by International Film Circuit <[email protected]>

            White Slave (1985)

            White Slave

              • R
              • 90 min
              • Adventure

              A young woman seeks vengeance and finds love when her parents are killed in the Amazon and she is taken prisoner by an indigenous tribe of headhunters.

              Year of the Dragon (1985)

              Year of the Dragon

              • 60%
              • R
              • 134 min
              • Action

              A tough New York cop wages a private battle against the chaos of the Triads in Chinatown.

              American Flyers (1985)

              American Flyers

              • 63%
              • PG-13
              • 113 min
              • Drama

              Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. He doesn't tell him that he has a cerebral tumor. While David powerfully heads for the victory, Marcus has to realize that the contest is now beyond his capabilities. / Features great views of the Rockies and an insight in the tactics of bicycle races.

              Agnes of God (1985)

              Agnes of God

              • 53%
              • 98 min
              • Drama

              When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novitiate, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough to stand trial for the murder of the baby.

              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.

                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.

                  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...

                    Trikal (Past, Present, Future) (1985)

                    Trikal (Past, Present, Future)

                      • Unrated
                      • 137 min
                      • Drama

                      Set in 1961 Goa, this is a story of a rich and influential Goan family and what happens to them over a period of time. The movie is narrated in past-tense by one of the friends of the family. Written by Neel V Kumar <[email protected]>

                      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.

                      Flesh & Blood (1985)

                      Flesh & Blood

                        • NR
                        • 126 min
                        • Adventure

                        A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a castle and await their fate.