1985 Drama Movies (By Date)

Savage Island (1985)

Savage Island

    • R
    • 74 min
    • Action

    Women who have been captured and sold as slave labor to a South American emerald mine hatch a plan for revolution and revenge.

    Stand Alone (1985)

    Stand Alone

      • R
      • 94 min
      • Action

      A World War II vet is pushed to the limit when gang members and drug dealers take over his neighborhood.

      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...

        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...

          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.

            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.

              Code Name: Emerald (1985)

              Code Name: Emerald

                • NR
                • 95 min
                • Action

                In april 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who knew the date and place of the "D" day). To achieve this goal, he will be supported by a secret friend of the allies, a very important German officer and the French resistance. But the nazi SS is not resting...

                The Quiet Earth (1985)

                The Quiet Earth

                • 63%
                • R
                • 91 min
                • Drama

                After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world. Zac wakes one morning to discover he is alone in the world. The global top-secret energy project which he has been working on for a year, has changed the world. Humanity seems to have been wiped out.

                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

                  After Hours (1985)

                  After Hours

                  • 90%
                  • R
                  • 97 min
                  • Comedy

                  A meek word processor impulsively travels to Manhattan's Soho District to date an attractive but apparently disturbed young woman and finds himself trapped there in a nightmarishly surreal vortex of improbable coincidences and farcical circumstances.

                  The local Starz, led by Donnie Pintron, test Barry and his fellow contestants on the maxims of nightclub etiquette. In order to make the cut, the contestants must gain entrance into the most exclusive clubs, dress to perfection, and pick up the...

                  Bewafai (1985)

                  Bewafai

                    • NONE
                    • 130 min
                    • Drama

                    Asha has always known Ashok, an employee with her dad, since she was a child and has had a crush on him. She could not stand anyone else trying to woo him in any way. When she finds out that a young woman named Vinny has been taking an interest in Ashok, she beats her up. She thinks she has Ashok all to herself, only to find out that another young woman, Renu, also has an interest in Ashok and that Ashok has been taking care of her for years. When she meets Renu she hopes to teach her a lesson,...

                    The Holcroft Covenant (1985)

                    The Holcroft Covenant

                      • 112 min
                      • Action

                      A man who was a confidant of Adolf Hitler dies and leaves a fortune to make amends for his Nazi past--but his son has to search the world to find it

                      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.

                        Marie (1985)

                        Marie

                          • PG-13
                          • 112 min
                          • Drama

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

                          The Boys Next Door (1985)

                          The Boys Next Door

                            • R
                            • 91 min
                            • Crime

                            Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout. Written by Josh Pasnak <[email protected]>

                            Static (1985)

                            Static

                              • R
                              • 93 min
                              • Comedy

                              A quirky, out-of-of place worker at a crucifix factory in the Bible Belt invents a device he claims can show pictures of Heaven. Discouraged and confused by the inability of those around him to see anything but a screenful of static, he charismatically hijacks a bus of friendly elderly people in order to get media attention for his invention. Written by Keith Tyler <[email protected]>

                              Desert Hearts (1985)

                              Desert Hearts

                                • 96 min
                                • Drama

                                The story of straight-edge literature professor Vivian who travels to Reno to get away from a relationship breakup when she falls in love with an attractive and unconventional girl named Cay.

                                South Bronx Heroes (1985)

                                South Bronx Heroes

                                  • R
                                  • 85 min
                                  • Action

                                  A young man just released from prison and living with his sister crosses paths with two children, also brother and sister, who are on the run from their child pornographer foster parents.

                                  Sweet Dreams (1985)

                                  Sweet Dreams

                                  • 94%
                                  • PG-13
                                  • 115 min
                                  • Biography

                                  Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.

                                  Bliss (1985)

                                  Bliss

                                    • R
                                    • 112 min
                                    • Comedy

                                    An advertising executive dies and goes to hell... except nothing changes. Well, his daughter is buying drugs with sexual favours from her brother, and the number of cancer-causing products is on the increase. But the notes he writes to himself to prove he hasn't gone insane are getting more disjointed, and he runs off with an ex-prostitute called Honey Barbera. Written by David Carroll <[email protected]>