Best Drama Movies of 1985

1.

The Breakfast Club

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, brainy Brian and Andrew, the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleason, John Kapelos, Ron Dean, Perry Crawford, Fran Gargano ..
Directed by: John Hughes
Release date: 1985-02-15
2.

Anne of Green Gables

5.9
8.5/10 IMDB

At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. Anne's a dreamer with an unusual point of view, far removed from Marilla's pragmatic ways, and it's only on trial that Marilla agrees to keep Anne.

Starring: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Jonathan Crombie, Patricia Hamilton, Marilyn Lightstone, Schuyler Grant, Charmion King ..
Directed by: Kevin Sullivan
Release date: 1985-12-01
3.

Rocky IV

5.8
6.9/10 IMDB

After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Brigitte Nielsen, Tony Burton, Michael Pataki, Dolph Lundgren, R. J. Adams, Barry Tompkins ..
Directed by: Sylvester Stallone
Release date: 1985-11-21
4.

The Color Purple

5.7
7.8/10 IMDB

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Danny Glover, Akosua Busia, Oprah Winfrey, Willard E. Pugh, Desreta Jackson, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar, Dana Ivey ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1985-12-18
5.

After Hours

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong, Linda Fiorentino, Teri Garr, John Heard, Cheech Marin, Catherine O'Hara, Will Patton ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1985-09-13
6.

Witness

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly assimilates despite his urban grit and forges a romantic bond with the child's beautiful mother.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer, Lukas Haas, Jan Rubeš, Alexander Godunov, Danny Glover, Brent Jennings, Patti LuPone, Angus MacInnes ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 1985-02-08
7.

Kiss of the Spider Woman

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a gay man, 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.

Starring: William Hurt, Raúl Juliá, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy, Walter Breda, Miriam Pires, Milton Gonçalves, Patricio Bisso, Nuno Leal Maia, Denise Dumont ..
Directed by: Hector Babenco
Release date: 1985-07-26
8.

Out of Africa

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen, Malick Bowens, Joseph Thiaka, Stephen Kinyanjui, Michael Gough, Suzanna Hamilton, Rachel Kempson ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1985-12-20
9.

Mask

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.

Starring: Cher, Sam Elliott, Eric Stoltz, Estelle Getty, Laura Dern, Richard Dysart, Micole Mercurio, Harry Carey, Jr., Dennis Burkley, Lawrence Monoson ..
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 1985-03-08
10.

A Room with a View

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans?

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Daniel Day-Lewis, Simon Callow, Rosemary Leach, Rupert Graves, Patrick Godfrey, Judi Dench ..
Directed by: James Ivory
Release date: 1985-12-13

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