1985 March Movies

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

    • R
    • 92 min
    • Horror

    While Jason lies unconscious, a local man decides to use Jason's old M.O. and wreaks havoc at a halfway house for troubled teens.

    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.

    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.

    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.

      Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

      Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

      • 23%
      • PG-13
      • 97 min
      • Comedy

      Mahoney and friends have graduated from the Police Academy and are issued with their first assignments. As before, their cheerfulness and devotion to duty outweighs any shortcomings, but are even they ready to do battle with a band graffiti daubing terrorists?

      The Sure Thing (1985)

      The Sure Thing

      • 89%
      • PG-13
      • 100 min
      • Comedy

      A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman, whom he falls in love with.

      Malibu Express (1985)

      Malibu Express

        • R
        • 101 min
        • Action

        Cody Abiliene is a semi-successful private detective desperately in need of a big (and well-paying) case. When he's hired to solve the murder of Contessa Luciana's husband, he jumps at the chance. In between investigating the many women around the Contessa's estate, Abilene eventually uncovers a complex case of espionage and blackmail.

        - Written by

        Jean-Marc Rocher <[email protected]>

        The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

        The Purple Rose of Cairo

          • PG
          • 82 min
          • Comedy

          Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mudane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she watches dashing archaeologist Tom Baxter time and again.

          Arena (1985)

          Arena

            • Unrated
            • 124 min
            • Sci-Fi

            Call my name, and I'll be there. Dr. Duran Duran escapes the punishment of the Matmos at the height of British rock group Duran Duran's 1980s popularity. Mistaking the cries of teenage girls at crowded concerts for devotees screaming his name, the Doctor makes his way to Earth so he can lead his faithful masses. Once he discovers the kids don't want an evil Doctor, he goes about trying to destroy the source of the real desires a rock concert taking place at the Oakland (Calif.)...

            Astérix et la surprise de César (1985)

            Astérix et la surprise de César

              • 79 min
              • Animation

              Obelix falls for a new arrival in his home village in Gaul, but is heartbroken when her true love arrives to visit her. However, the lovers are kidnapped by Romans; Asterix and Obelix set out to rescue them on a dangerous journey that will involve gladiators, slavers and beauracracy - and a personal encounter with the Emperor himself, Julius Caesar...

              Baby... Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)

              Baby... Secret of the Lost Legend

                • PG
                • 95 min
                • Family

                Paleontologist and her husband discover a mother and baby brontosaurus in Africa, try to protect them from hunters who want to capture them.

                Certain Fury (1985)

                Certain Fury

                  • 87 min
                  • Action

                  During a shooting in court young prostitute Scarlet manages to flee. In a state of confusion, the black Tracy, who was arrested for a minor delict, follows her. When she decides to leave Scarlett, an accident makes it impossible. So they're bound together on a flight from the police and some of the meanest criminals of New York.

                  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

                    Crazy Shaolin Disciples (1985)

                    Crazy Shaolin Disciples

                      • Unrated
                      • 93 min
                      • Action

                      Following a raid led by a deadly Manchu enforcer (Lo Lieh), rebels Hong Si Kuan (Lo Meng), Fong Sai Yuk (Wong Yu) and Hu Huei Chian (Chin Siu Ho) seek refuge at the Shaolin Temple. However, the strict rules of the temple don’t suit rascals Fong and Hu, and their mischievous antics lead to scuffles with the young monk Wu Qing (Gordon Liu Chia Hui). Things get worse when Fong frees a mad monk (Chun Wong) from his hidden cell, and Hui falls for a pretty local lass. Meanwhile, the fierce Manchu...

                      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).

                      George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1985)

                      George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey

                        • Unrated
                        • 110 min
                        • Documentary

                        Biography of director George Stevens by his son. It includes clips from many of his films with commentary by the actors and by directors such as Frank Capra, John Huston and Alan Pakula, among others. Also included are Stevens's war "home movies," found only after his death. Assigned by Eisenhower to film the war in Europe, Stevens used the opportunity to produce, at the same time, the only color footage ever shot in World War II. There is breathtaking film of D-Day and its...

                        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.

                          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.

                            King David (1985)

                            King David

                            • 14%
                            • 114 min
                            • Adventure

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