1985 February Movies

The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Breakfast Club

  • 89%
  • R
  • 97 min
  • Comedy

When five high school students from different social groups are forced to spend a Saturday together in detention, they find themselves interacting with and understanding each other for the first time. A jock (Emilio Estevez), a stoner (Judd Nelson), a princess (Molly Ringwald), a basket case (Ally Sheedy), and a brain (Anthony Michael Hall) talk about everything from parental tension to sex to peer pressure to hurtful stereotypes while serving time. Ultimately, the five find that they may have...

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.

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.

Mischief (1985)

Mischief

    • R
    • 95 min
    • Comedy

    1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan a few lessons. Gene himself would rather just be with one girl: his girlfriend Bunny. But since his father is poor, her parents don't accept him.

    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.

    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.

    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.

      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....

        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]>

          Calamari Union (1985)

          Calamari Union

            • R
            • 84 min
            • Comedy

            Fourteen desperate men named Frank, band together to escape from a repressive section of Helsinki. An English-speaking non-Frank named Pekka joins the barroom conspirators, whose avoidance of last names, and any affect, help them outsmart overwhelming forces as they sneak through dark subway tunnels and alleys, hoping against despair to reach magical seaside Eira. The Calamari Unionists take advantage of unending night to venture their intrepid journey. Written by David Stevens

            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]>

              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...

                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.

                  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...

                    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...

                      Murder with Mirrors (1985)

                      Murder with Mirrors

                        • Unrated
                        • 100 min
                        • Crime

                        Christian Gilbranson, Miss Marple's lawyer, persuades her to visit the baronial estate of his step-mother, Carrie Louise Serrocold, an old friend of Marple's. Carrie Louise's devoted husband Lewis has turned the manor house into a halfway house for young men with criminal records and has hopes of expanding the facilities. He confides to Miss Marple that he suspects that someone is slowly poisoning Carrie Louise with arsenic. One of the young charges, Edgar Lawson, claims to be...

                        My Lucky Stars (1985)

                        My Lucky Stars

                          • PG-13
                          • 96 min
                          • Action

                          Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky Stars," to help him. They don't like this much, but they do it. Written by Yaron <[email protected]>

                          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.

                            The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985)

                            The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission

                              • Unrated
                              • 95 min
                              • Action

                              Major Reisman is "Volunteered" to lead another mission using convicted army soldiers, sentenced to either death or long prison terms. This time their mission is to kill a Nazi general who plans to assassinate Hitler. Written by Brian W Martz <[email protected]>

                              The Electric Chair (1985)

                              The Electric Chair

                                • Unrated
                                • 105 min

                                Victor Argo (Ghost Dog, Taxi Driver, True Romance) is a shoe store manager who attempts to revive a failed career as a stand-up comic by performing at a mysterious club where he finds himself sharing the stage with a looming, ready-to-shock electric chair.