Year 1985 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1985 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, touching and captivating films and TV shows about / with friendship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, flashback, catastrophe, chase, brutality, profanity, photograph and death plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
year 1985
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year 1985 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1985: Summer of 85 (2020), 1985 (2018), Cardinal X (2017), Salyut-7 (2017), Coopers' Camera (2008), I Can Only Imagine (2018), The Icebreaker (2016), Malignant (2021), Highlander (1986), 55 Steps (2017).

List of year 1985 movies

 6.9
 9K
Summer of 85 (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: What do you dream of when you're 16 years old and in a seaside resort in Normandy in the 1980s? A best friend? A lifelong teen pact? Scooting off on adventures on a boat or a motorbike? Living life at breakneck speed? No. You dream of death. ...
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, non-linear, captivating ...
Plot: lgbt teen, gay, summer, teenager, teenage boy, accidental death, death, lgbt, friendship, male nudity, motorcycle, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: normandy, france
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 7.1
 2K
1985 (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Having been gone for three years, closeted advertising executive Adrian returns to his Texas hometown and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, family relations, hiv, gay slur, lgbt, christmas, mother son relationship, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, childhood friend, stand up comedian, aids ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
Place: texas, dallas texas
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 5.3
 717
Cardinal X (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an Asian American girl from the wrong side of the tracks is accepted by a prestigious university, she finds that her academic prowess can be put to lucrative use.
Style: suspenseful, touching, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: dysfunctional family, university, drug dealing, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, drug addict, female protagonist, self mutilation, gangsters, threesome, interracial friendship, female student ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
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 7.2
 11K
Salyut-7 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Salyut 7, the Soviet space station, was orbiting Earth in unmanned regime. Suddenly it stops responding to signals from the Ground Control. Fall of this station, the pride of soviet science and space industry, would not only damage the image of the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, touching
Plot: cosmonaut, space station, space exploration, space mission, human in outer space, catastrophe, friendship, outer space, hopes, zero gravity, nightmare, russian history ...
Time: year 1985
Place: ussr, russia
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Coopers' Camera (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Using a professional grade video camera, a dysfunctional family records their Christmas Day in 1985, which descends into total chaos.
Style: humorous, entertaining, funny, light, cynical ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, christmas, satire, family gatherings, uninvited guest, parents and children, family, couples, dysfunctional family, party, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985
Place: canada
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I Can Only Imagine (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Growing up in Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father. His childhood and relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.
Style: christian film, sincere, touching, thought provoking
Audience: family outing
Plot: singer, musician, father son relationship, songwriter, folklore, religion, death of father, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, christianity, autobiography, belief in god, church ...
Time: year 1985, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, nashville tennessee
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The Icebreaker (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story is based on the real events of 1985. The team of a Russian polar icebreaker “Mikhail Gromov” discovered a giant iceberg. The ship came into collision while attempting to take cover from the weather and is forced to drift with ice along ...
Style: serious, suspense, melancholic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, storm at sea, ship, ship captain, disaster, cold, friendship, strained relationship, team, coast guard, health situation, ocean ...
Time: year 1985
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 6.2
 81K
Malignant (2021)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When cancer patient Alan Gates discovers that his tumor is actually a mysterious parasite that gives him otherworldly powers, he begins a battle against an army buried beneath society's skin. The movie is based on james wans comic of the same ...
Style: scary, tense, slasher, psychotronic, neo noir ...
Plot: supernatural power, monster, serial killer, a vision, murder, sister sister relationship, violence, one against many, super strength, dark hero, death, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s, year 1985, year 1993, year 1992 ...
Place: seattle, usa
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 7.1
 133K
Highlander (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, suspense, dark fantasy, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, sword fight, good versus evil, magic, mentor, duel, master warrior, fencing, cult, mythology, supernatural, fictional war ...
Time: 80s, 16th century, 20th century, 1780s, 1940s ...
Place: scotland, new york, europe, usa, scottish highlands ...
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 6.9
 3K
55 Steps (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 55 Steps is based a the inspiring true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient herself, who brings a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they’re in a hospital, and Colette ...
Style: psychological, tense, sincere, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: mental patient, lawyer, female protagonist, female lawyer, friendship, opposites attract, female friendship, legal battle, escapades, life is a bitch, society, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, year 1991, year 1985
Place: san francisco
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 7.2
 7K
23 (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home computer. At first he dials up to bulletin boards to ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: cold war, kgb, hacker, espionage, conspiracy, cocaine, conspiracy theory, spy, hospital, computer, computers and web, political conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: europe, germany, west berlin west germany, german democratic republic, east germany ...
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 8.1
 28K
The Deuce (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early ’70s through the mid ’80s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, sexy, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitution, female nudity, porn industry, porn, sleaze, sex, male objectification, society, sex scene, rivalry, obsession, party ...
Time: 70s, year 1978, year 1984, year 1977, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york state, new york
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Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: time travel, destiny, high school reunion, high school, americana, youth, hopes, romance, one more chance, love and romance, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1985, year 1960 ...
Place: california, new jersey
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 7.4
 130K
Man on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: touching, tragicomedy, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: comedian, showbiz, tv show, prank, human spirit, rising to stardom, actor's life, fighting illness, dying, celebrity culture, performer's life, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1985
Place: new york, usa, the philippines, memphis, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.6
 79K
Anna (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Canada, Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.
Style: suspense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: female assassin, female spy, female agent, female protagonist, cia agent, double agent, model, one woman army, cia, spy, russian spy, undercover agent ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1987, year 1990, year 1985
Place: paris france, new york, france, bahamas, moscow russia ...
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The Last Contract (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway, Finland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Young police officer Roger is on the trail of the international master assassin, while the assassin follows his plan to murder Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, assassination, murder, investigation, nobody believes, dishonesty, politics, crimes, head of state, law enforcement, state affairs, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, eastern europe
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 6.8
 442K
Aquaman (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, psychotronic, entertaining, colourful ...
Plot: supernatural power, superhero, atlantis, demi god, mermaid, mythology, half breed, super powers, muscleman, princess, power, superhuman powers ...
Time: 2010s, 90s, 80s, year 1985
Place: atlantic ocean, boston, maine, sahara, italy ...
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 7.1
 174K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan, Colombia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Style: factual, humorous, emotional, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, pilot, cia, cia agent, smuggler, cocaine, true crime, illegal drugs, cold war, arms smuggling, drug dealer ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1981, year 1986, 70s ...
Place: colombia, usa, latin america, panama, arkansas ...
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Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Richard "The Night Stalker" Ramirez who terrorized California in 1985 and the two Los Angeles police detectives who try to track him down.
Plot: true crime, police, serial killer, breaking and entering, police protagonist, satanist, murder, police partner, heat wave, stalker, homicide detective, murder investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: los angeles
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 5.8
 367
Challenger (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A profile of the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. The center point of the film is the safety inspections and arguments ...
Style: emotional, bleak, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: nasa, spacecraft, space shuttle, disaster, astronaut, catastrophe, space and aliens, heroes, escapades, press conference, test pilot, security ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, hawaii
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 6.9
 178K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, brutality, mafia, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, mob boss, crime boss ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982, year 1985 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, miami ...
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Gone with the River (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dauna dared to be different. She faced the ancestral practices of her culture and she paid the price. She made decisions which made herself suffer and others as well. Without giving up before defeats and loses, these led her to reconcile and become ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: police arrest, boat, pregnancy, fishing, menstruation, river, american indian, beach, fire, priest, prison, female protagonist ...
Time: year 1955, year 1960, year 1980, year 1985, year 1970 ...
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In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 1985, and a small, tranquil Florida town is being rocked by a wave of vicious serial murders and bank robberies. Particularly sickening to the authorities is the gratuitous use of violence by two “Rambo” like killers who dress themselves ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, investigation, crime gone awry, special agents, on the run, crimes, fighting crime, chase, police investigation, law enforcement, partners, police detective ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: florida, usa, miami
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 6.4
 2K
Test (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: San Francisco, 1985. Two opposites attract at a modern dance company. Together, their courage and resilience are tested as they navigate a world full of risks and promise, against the backdrop of a disease no one seems to know anything about.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, dancer's life, opposites attract, friendship, artists and showbiz, terminal illness, hiv positive, gay slur, dancing, aids ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 7.6
 7K
Gods (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in communist Poland of the 80s the movie depicts early career of cardio surgeon Zbigniew Religa.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: politics, heart transplant, operation, doctors and patients, ambition, rise to the top, power relations, surgeon, doctor, hospital, clinic, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987, year 1985
Place: poland
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 7.8
 56K
Pride (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on a true story, the film is set in the summer of 1984 – when Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, working class, prejudice, unlikely partners, protest, gay couple, homosexuality, social decay, generosity, social relations, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1985
Place: england, europe, london, wales, united kingdom ...
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 7.9
 92K
Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: music band, musician's life, friendship, youth, teenage life, school, singer, family, coming of age, music, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
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 6.2
 45K
Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, murder, sibling relationship, witness, prison, murder of family, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, 80s, year 1999 ...
Place: kansas, california, oklahoma, ireland, germany ...
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 6.9
 601K
Ted (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, buddy comedy, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, teddy bear, objects come to life, wish come true, odd couple, party, friends, friendship, toys, christmas, toy comes to life, adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1985, 2010s ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, time machine, adventure, destiny, scientist, time paradox, teenager, escapades, inventor, alternate reality ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 20th century, year 1955 ...
Place: usa, california
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