1985 Drama Movies (By Date)

A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)

A Zed & Two Noughts

    • NONE
    • 115 min
    • Comedy

    Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving a car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird. His twin brother Oswald is researching how carcasses decay at the local zoo. Alba survives the accident although she loses one leg, and her sinister physician eventually removes the other 'because it looked so sad all alone'. Oswald and Oliver become involved in a menage a trois with Alba, and uncover very dubious...

    Always (1985)

    Always

      • 105 min
      • Drama

      A middle-aged couple, on the verge of proceeding with a divorce, find themselves questioning their decision to separate when fellow friends and neighbors, oblivious to their marital troubles, assemble at their house for a 4th of July Weekend party.

      The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

      The Doctor and the Devils

        • R
        • 93 min
        • Horror

        Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.

        Wuthering Heights (1985)

        Wuthering Heights

          • Unrated
          • 130 min
          • Drama

          Rivette's unique take on Bronte's famous novel "Wuthering Heights".

          Silver Bullet (1985)

          Silver Bullet

          • 50%
          • R
          • 95 min
          • Adventure

          The small town of Tarker's Mill was a place that was very peaceful, where nothing ever happened. Until one night, murders begin. The town people believe its some maniac killer on the loose and intend to hunt the man down. Marty, a young handicapped boy, believes that the killer is no man at all, but a werewolf. After a run in with the werewolf Marty and his sister, Jane hunt all over town for the man who is the werewolf.

          Macaroni (1985)

          Macaroni

            • PG
            • 104 min
            • Comedy

            Robert Traven, a dyspeptic, edgy American businessman, arrives in Naples and is received by a friendly but officious local company representative. Exhausted by the pressures and inconveniences of a long flight, he is looking forward to rest and relaxation in his hotel room when he is visited by buoyant and upbeat Antonio Jassiello, a clerk in a bank record room, who is surprised when his old friend from the War does not recognize him. The annoyed and exhausted Traven feels he's being...

            Krush Groove (1985)

            Krush Groove

              • R
              • 97 min
              • Comedy

              In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker has all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove records, including Run-D.M.C., Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Kurtis Blow, while Rick (Rubin) produces their records. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell doesn't have the money to press records, he borrows money from a street hustler. At the same time, Russell and and his brother Run are both competing for the heart of...

              Walls of Glass (1985)

              Walls of Glass

                • R
                • 86 min
                • Comedy

                Aging New York cabbie Flanagan still has hopes of making it as a stage actor. He can recite any Shakespeare sonnet and is facile with accents, but he can't land an agent or a job. During the course of one summing-it-all-up day, he drives his cab around the city dealing with fare evaders, an insolent stage manager determined to keep him from auditioning for his choice director, his estranged wife who has a new lover, his mistress who seems awfully close to her "drawing teacher",...

                Death Wish 3 (1985)

                Death Wish 3

                • 6%
                • R
                • 92 min
                • Action

                Paul Kersey returns to New York to visit his friend Charley, who lives in one of the worst parts of New York City. But when Paul arrives at Charley's apartment, he finds Charley dying after a vicious beating by a gang led by Manny Fraker, and the police enter the apartment and find Paul standing over Charley's body. Paul is arrested for the murder, but police chief Richard S. Shriker is like Paul.

                To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

                To Live and Die in L.A.

                • 93%
                • R
                • 116 min
                • Action

                Two cops in Los Angeles try to track down the vicious criminal Eric Masters. Then, one of them is killed by Masters and the other one swears revenge no matter what the cost. After that, the hunt becomes an ob- session and the law he once swore to uphold becomes meaningless to him.

                Stone Pillow (1985)

                Stone Pillow

                  • Unrated
                  • 100 min
                  • Drama

                  In an effort to understand the plight of homeless women living on the streets, young social worker, Carrie Lange (Daphne Zuniga) attempts befriending a homeless woman named Florabelle ('Lucille Ball' ). Florabelle believes Carrie is runaway and tells her to go to the homeless shelter for help. Carrie stops another woman from stealing Florabelle's cart and gains her dubious trust. So begins Carrie's education in survival on the streets of Manhattan. Florabelle begins to...

                  That Was Then... This is Now (1985)

                  That Was Then... This is Now

                    • R
                    • 102 min
                    • Drama

                    A delinquent teenager's only link to society is the attachment he feels towards an older brother-figure. When the older boy starts spending time with a new girlfriend, the teenager begins to feel even more alienated, and gets involved with drugs and the police. Written by Cynan Rees <[email protected]>

                    Target (1985)

                    Target

                    • 71%
                    • R
                    • 117 min
                    • Action

                    A Texan with a secret past (Gene Hackman) searches Europe with his son (Matt Dillon) after the KGB kidnaps his wife (Gayle Hunnicutt).

                    Runaway Train (1985)

                    Runaway Train

                    • 86%
                    • R
                    • 111 min
                    • Action

                    A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.

                    Young Lady Chatterly II (1985)

                    Young Lady Chatterly II

                      • R
                      • 86 min
                      • Drama

                      Cynthia, new lady of Chatterly, feels neglected by her husband. During his absences she tries to amuse herself with gardener Thomas, but always gets interrupted by new visitors. While she's busy her staff amuses itself. One of her guests is a professor who wants to do research in her land-seat. He's quite repressed, but she knows how to lighten him up. Written by Tom Zoerner <[email protected]>

                      My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

                      My Beautiful Laundrette

                      • 100%
                      • R
                      • 97 min
                      • Comedy

                      MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE is a highly acclaimed and beautifully rendered portrait of two boyhood friends struggling to survive in racially tense Thatcher-era Britain. Omar, a homosexual Pakistani boy living in London with his alcoholic father, lifts a chunk of drug money from another Pakistani and, with his school chum Johnny, decides to renovate a grungy laundrette.

                      Smooth Talk (1985)

                      Smooth Talk

                        • PG-13
                        • 92 min
                        • Drama

                        Based on the short story, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been", by Joyce Carol Oates, this film chronicles a 15-year-old girl, Connie's, (Laura Dern) sexual awakening in the Northern California suburbs. Her experimentations begin to get out of hand when the mysterious Arnold Friend Treat Williams) takes an interest in her. Offbeat, dark-edged, coming-of-age tale about beautiful teenager drawn to menacing stranger. Critics praised the strong, realistic performances. Worthwhile for fans...

                        Rocky IV (1985)

                        Rocky IV

                        • 44%
                        • PG
                        • 91 min
                        • Drama

                        Stallone's new menace in the ring is a 261-pound Russian fighting machine (Dolph Lundgren), and now, Rocky must defend his title and America's honor. Talia Shire, Burt Young and Brigitte Nielsen co-star.

                        Fever Pitch (1985)

                        Fever Pitch

                          • 96 min
                          • Drama

                          An investigative journalist gets hooked on the subject of his inquiry - organized gambling.

                          White Nights (1985)

                          White Nights

                            • PG-13
                            • 136 min
                            • Drama

                            An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to become a dancer for the Bolshoi again, but he wishes to escape, but can he trust the American?