Best award winning movies with a compelling portrayal from 1985

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a compelling portrayal from 1985! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a compelling portrayal from 1985, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Out of Africa (1985)

Tells the life story 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 her 1937 autobiographical novel.

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1985-12-20 | History / Romance

Cast

Robert Redford, Meryl Streep

Rating

rating icon 7.177
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #25 for
    deservedly won awards
  2. Ranked #31 for
    remarkable
  3. Ranked #46 for
    sad

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2 The Official Story (1985)

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1983. In the last and turbulent days of the military dictatorship, Alicia, a high school history teacher, begins to ask uncomfortable questions about the dark origins of Gaby, her adopted daughter.

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1985-04-03 | Drama / History

Cast

Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio

Rating

rating icon 7.517
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #38 for
    confusing
  2. Ranked #43 for
    extraordinary
  3. Ranked #116 for
    teaching tool

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3 Witness (1985)

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.

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1985-02-08 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #63 for
    gruesome murder
  2. Ranked #85 for
    horrific crimes
  3. Ranked #91 for
    fish out of water

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4 Ran (1985)

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

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1985-06-01 | Action / Drama

Cast

Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao

Rating

rating icon 8.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #41 for
    backstabbing
  2. Ranked #63 for
    with mercenaries
  3. Ranked #99 for
    implacable

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5 Vagabond (1985)

Mona Bergeron is dead, her frozen body found in a ditch in the French countryside. From this, the film flashes back to the weeks leading up to her death. Through these flashbacks, Mona gradually declines as she travels from place to place, taking odd jobs and staying with whomever will offer her a place to sleep. Mona is fiercely independent, craving freedom over comfort, but it is this desire to be free that will eventually lead to her demise.

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1985-12-04 | Drama

Cast

Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril

Rating

rating icon 7.299
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #46 for
    prosaic
  2. Ranked #70 for
    neo-realism
  3. Ranked #70 for
    ambling

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6 Colonel Redl (1985)

Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl, an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret Police only to become ensnared in political deception.

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1985-03-29 | Drama / History

Cast

Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hans Christian Blech

Rating

rating icon 6.844
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #203 for
    glitzy
  2. Ranked #209 for
    jarring sound
  3. Ranked #261 for
    jingoistic

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7 The Color Purple (1985)

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.

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1985-12-18 | Drama / History

Cast

Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover

Rating

rating icon 7.762
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #38 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #114 for
    dialed down acting
  3. Ranked #136 for
    critically acclaimed

Trailer

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8 Death of a Salesman (1985)

Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make things up to his family.

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1985-08-16 | Drama / TV Movie

Cast

Dustin Hoffman, Kate Reid

Rating

rating icon 6.894
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #207 for
    with epiphany moments
  2. Ranked #211 for
    slacker
  3. Ranked #331 for
    razzle-dazzle

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9 The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940s Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish – just once before she dies – is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas town of her youth which she still refers to as "home."

Info

1985-12-20 | Drama

Cast

Geraldine Page, John Heard

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #97 for
    harridan
  2. Ranked #99 for
    mawkish
  3. Ranked #100 for
    gut-punch

Trailer

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10 My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

A Pakistani Briton renovates a rundown laundrette with his male lover while dealing with drama within his family, the local Pakistani community, and a persistent mob of skinheads.

Info

1985-11-16 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Gordon Warnecke, Daniel Day-Lewis

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #66 for
    with bangers
  2. Ranked #69 for
    neon-drenched
  3. Ranked #95 for
    plain

Trailer

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