Best Music Movies of 1985


Iron Maiden: Live After Death

9.1/10 IMDB

Filmed and recorded towards the tail end of 'The World Slavery Tour' over a record breaking four sold out nights at Los Angeles' 13,200 capacity Long Beach Arena. Featuring tracks from their first five albums.

Starring: Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Nicko McBrain ..
Directed by: James Yukich
Release date: 1985-10-23

Live Aid

8.5/10 IMDB

Live Aid was held on 13 July 1985, held simultaneously in Wembley Stadium in London, England, and the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, United States. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time: an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion, across 150 nations, watched the live broadcast. It's twelve noon in London, seven AM in Philadelphia, and around the world it's time for: Live Aid...

Starring: Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Sting, Tina Turner ..
Directed by: Vincent Scarza
Release date: 1985-07-13

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

6.0/10 IMDB

Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The only problem is that Janey's father doesn't approve of that kind of thing.

Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Lee Montgomery, Helen Hunt, Morgan Woodward, Ed Lauter, Jonathan Silverman, Shannen Doherty, Gina Gershon, Biff Yeager, Kristi Somers ..
Directed by: Alan Metter
Release date: 1985-04-12

A Chorus Line

6.2/10 IMDB

A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach. After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie, who once had a tempestuous romantic relationship with Zach. She is desperate enough for work to humble herself and audition for him; whether he's willing to let professionalism overcome his personal feelings about their past remains to be seen.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Alyson Reed, Audrey Landers, Janet Jones, Terrence Mann, Gregg Burge, Khandi Alexander, Vicki Frederick, Yamil Borges, Jan Gan Boyd ..
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Release date: 1985-12-10
Best Music Movies of 1985 : The Sisters Of Mercy: Wake - In concert at the Royal Albert Hall

The Sisters Of Mercy: Wake - In concert at the Royal Albert Hall

9.0/10 IMDB

1. First and Last and Always 2. Body and Soul 3. Marian 4. No Time to Cry 5. Walk Away 6. Possession 7. Emma 8. Amphetamine Logic 9. A Rock and a hard Place 10. Floorshow 11. Alice 12. Fix 13. Knocking on Heaven's Door

Starring: Andrew Eldritch, Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams ..
Release date: 1985-06-18
Best Music Movies of 1985 : Prince and the Revolution: Live

Prince and the Revolution: Live

8.8/10 IMDB

“Prince and the Revolution: Live” is a legendary concert filmed toward the end of Prince's “Purple Rain” tour in Syracuse, NY on March 30, 1985. The performance has Prince at the height of his powers, backed by the classic Revolution lineup of Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Matt Fink, Mark Brown, Eric Leeds, and Bobby Z. The 20-song set features: Let's Go Crazy, Delirious, 1999, Little Red Corvette, Take Me With U, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Do Me Baby, Irresistible Bitch, Possessed, How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore, Let's Pretend We Are Married, International Lover, God, Computer Blue, Darling Nikki, The Beautiful Ones, When Doves Cry, I Would Die 4 U, Baby I'm A Star, and Purple Rain.

Starring: Prince, Bobby Z, Brown Mark, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Dr. Fink, Eric Leeds, Sheila E., Jerome Benton, Apollonia Kotero ..
Directed by: Paul Becher
Release date: 1985-03-29
Best Music Movies of 1985 : The Making Of West Side Story

The Making Of West Side Story

8.2/10 IMDB

A documentary which shows, in great detail, the making of the 1985 Bernstein-conducted recording of the entire score of "West Side Story", featuring operatic stars.

Starring: Leonard Bernstein, José Carreras, Kiri Te Kanawa, Tatiana Troyanos, Kurt Ollmann ..
Directed by: Christopher Swann, Thomas Skinner, Humphrey Burton
Release date: 1985-05-01

Sweet Dreams

7.1/10 IMDB

The story of Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.

Starring: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon, James Staley, Gary Basaraba, John Goodman, P.J. Soles, Terri Gardner, Caitlin Kelch ..
Directed by: Karel Reisz
Release date: 1985-10-02
Best Music Movies of 1985 : Queen: Live in Rio

Queen: Live in Rio

8.2/10 IMDB

British rock's greatest entertainers play to more than 300,000 people in Rio, Brazil, headlining the first Rock in Rio festival in January 1985.

Starring: Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon ..
Directed by: Aloysio Legey
Release date: 1985-01-12

That's Dancing!

7.1/10 IMDB

A documentary film about dancing on the screen, from it's orgins after the invention of the movie camera, over the movie musical from the late 20s, 30s, 40s 50s and 60s up to the break dance and the music videos from the 80s.

Starring: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ray Bolger, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Kelly, Liza Minnelli, Tucker Smith, Tony Mordente, Fred Astaire, John Travolta, Busby Berkeley ..
Directed by: Jack Haley Jr.
Release date: 1985-01-01

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