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 serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, interesting and cult film films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, danger, murder, dialogue, vengeance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller 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: I Can Only Imagine (2018), Cardinal X (2017), Salyut 7 (2017), Coopers' Camera (2008), The Icebreaker (2016), Pain & Glory (2019), Watchmen (2008), White House Farm (2020), The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (2014), Death of a Pilgrim (2013).

List of year 1985 movies

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: sincere, christian film, touching, thought provoking, based on true events
Audience: family outing
Plot: father son relationship, musician, multiple time frames, songwriter, male protagonist, death of father, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, autobiography, church, belief in god, school play, superstition ...
Time: year 1985, 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: texas
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 5.3
 610
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: touching, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, university, drug dealing, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, drug addict, gangsters, female protagonist, self mutilation, platonic relationship, autobiography, ecstasy ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 9K
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: based on true events, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, touching
Plot: cosmonaut, space station, space mission, space exploration, human in outer space, danger, catastrophe, friendship, outer space, hopes, lighting a cigarette, fever ...
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, dark humor ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, satire, christmas, family gatherings, parents and children, uninvited guest, family, couples, dysfunctional family, party, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985
Place: canada
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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: based on true events, serious, suspense, exciting, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, storm at sea, ship, ship captain, coast guard, catastrophe, danger, cold, friendship, strained relationship, team, health situation ...
Time: year 1985
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 7.5
 46K
Pain & Glory (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
Style: sincere, touching, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: gay, filmmaker, movie business, introspection, actor, artistic creation, homosexuality, mother son relationship, stage, desire, cinema, sexual awakening ...
Time: 2010s, 1950s, year 1985, year 1981, 50s
Place: spain, madrid
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 8.6
 3K
Watchmen (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The original Watchen Comic series animated with sound.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, mysterious character, conspiracy, vigilantism, danger, imaginary, talented, dishonesty, crimes, investigation, cold war ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: usa, new york
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White House Farm (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 281 min.
TV show
Story: Factual drama based on the notorious Whitehouse Farm murders, and the ensuing police investigation and court case.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: true crime, police investigation, murder case, adopted son, murder trial, schizophrenic, crime scene, police detective, farmhouse, countryside, large family, semiautomatic pistol ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
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Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, USA, West Germany, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Genua, 3rd October 1985. Together with over 500 other passengers Margot and Pierre Bergeron, a married couple from France, the Serafinis, an Italian family, Anne Higgins, an Englishwoman, Gitta and Helmut Holzer from Germany and an American couple ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, cruise, chases and races, danger, save the day, heroes, golden years, ocean or sea, hostage, missing person, murder ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
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The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a sorority girl falls in love with a zombie, it's only a matter of time before a zombie apocalypse is unleashed on campus. The sorority girl discovers that weed is the cure. Now, she must smoke out the whole school before it's too ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, absurd, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, love and romance, youth, deadly, social relations, chaos and mayhem, campus, college life, supernatural romance, absurd humor, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: usa
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Death of a Pilgrim (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 233 min.
TV show
Story: A Nordic crime mini-series on the murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme and the fall of the welfare state.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: investigation, murder, archive footage, multiple time frames, secret police, police protagonist, special unit, murder mystery, uncover truth, danger, minister, swedish police ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1985, 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: hitman, assassination, investigation, murder, politics, law enforcement, state affairs, crime, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, head of state ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, eastern europe
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, based on true events, rough, sexy ...
Plot: rock band, musician, singer, music band, fame, gay, aids, musician's life, friendship between men, lgbt, rise to the top, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1984, year 1976 ...
Place: england, britain, edinburgh scotland, munich germany, atlanta georgia ...
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The Wedding Singer (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Robbie, a local rock star turned wedding singer, is dumped on the day of his wedding. Meanwhile, waitress Julia finally sets a wedding date with her fiancée Glenn. When Julia and Robbie meet and hit it off, they find that things are more ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, romantic, light, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love story, wedding, infidelity, marriage proposal, romance, looking for love, friends, dishonesty, couple relations, music band, wedding reception ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: new jersey, usa, nevada, hawaii
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 5.8
 326
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: sincere, bleak, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: nasa, spacecraft, catastrophe, astronaut, space shuttle, heroes, space and aliens, escapades, danger, saxophone, japanese american, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, hawaii
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 7.7
 6K
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, operation, doctors and patients, rise to the top, ambition, power relations, heart transplant, surgeon, hospital, doctor, death, clinic ...
Time: 20th century, year 1985, year 1987, 80s
Place: poland
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 7.9
 84K
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, singing, teenage life, music, school, singer, family, coming of age, falling in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 42K
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, depressing, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder of family, investigation, murder, survivor, sibling relationship, prison, witness, mystery, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, year 1968, 80s ...
Place: kansas, ireland, california, texas, germany ...
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 6.9
 565K
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, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teddy bear, odd couple, friends, buddies, friendship, party, marijuana, couple relations, toy comes to life, adulthood, adolescence vs adulthood, objects come to life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2010s, year 1985 ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 7.1
 136K
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for ...
Style: psychological, sad, melancholic, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: distopia, childhood, cloning, existentialism, boarding school, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, love triangle, life is a bitch, alternate reality, dishonesty ...
Time: year 1978, 1990s, 70s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: england, europe
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 7.6
 495K
Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: comic, bleak, twists and turns, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alternate reality, anti heroes, superhero, conspiracy, parallel world, human nature, save the world, anti hero, superhuman powers, neo noir, good versus evil, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, soviet union, afghanistan, antarctica, russia ...
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The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of ...
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, surreal ...
Plot: voodoo, superstition, hallucination, anthropologist, zombie, jungle, rite, supernatural, uncover truth, leadership, danger, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1985, year 1978
Place: haiti, boston
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Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, school, investigation, serial killer, boarding school life, sleepwalking, disfigurement, supernatural, doctor, chimpanzee, mind game ...
Time: 80s, twentieth century, year 1985, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland, alps, munich germany
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, cult film, satanic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, supernatural, high school, transformation, nightmare comes true, burned alive, party, fire, dream, sleepwalking, nightmare ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: usa, ohio, midwest
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The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, military, state affairs, adventure, deadly, crimes, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, jordan
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 5.9
 96
Friends (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three female friends, in the end of the eighties, share a house in Johannesburg, South Africa. Each of them has her own way to live the apartheid. Thoko is a black teacher, she practices non-violent passive resistance. The afrikaner Aninka takes ...
Plot: female director, liberation, female nudity, death, wedding, fire, terrorism, ex husband ex wife relationship, poetry, wedding reception, murder, rifle ...
Time: year 1989, year 1990, year 1985
Place: south africa
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 46K
Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: cia, newspaper, political conspiracy, secret agents, fighting the system, state affairs, crumbling marriage, price of justice, relationship vs career, journalism, dishonesty, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982, year 1993, year 1985 ...
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., africa, vienna ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 144K
Commando (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, commando, father, heroes, mercenary, danger, gunfight, hostage, vengeance, machismo, warrior ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, twentieth century
Place: latin america, california, los angeles
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Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch ...
Style: futuristic, clever, humorous, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, inventor, alternate reality, sent to the past, inventions and discoveries, lightning, fish out of water, scientist, bully, mad scientist ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 2010s, 1950s ...
Place: california
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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, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, time machine, destiny, inventor, chases and races, scientist, sent to the past, disorder, teenager ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
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