Drama films from 1980-1999by DouxM | created - 17 Apr 2018 | updated - 4 days ago | Public
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1. Baal (1982 TV Movie)
64 min | Drama, Musical
Baal is a young amoral rebellious poetic genius who, after a short and eventful life of debauchery, betrayal and violence, is about to cut his ties to the world and meet his doom. A high society party is where the end begins.
2. Top Gun (1986)
PG | 110 min | Action, Drama
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Votes: 261,602 | Gross: $179.80M
3. Witness (1985)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
When a young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder, policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.
Votes: 78,528 | Gross: $68.71M
4. Raging Bull (1980)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, who's violence and temper that lead him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.
Votes: 289,168 | Gross: $23.38M
5. Rendez-vous (1985)
82 min | Drama, Romance
A woman and three men. Nina, who's come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he's smitten. She also meets Paulot's flatmate Quentin, a ... See full summary »
6. Passion of Love (1981)
117 min | Drama, Romance
In the 1860s, Giorgio (Giraudeau), a young Italian soldier, is sent to a remote post, far away from his lover, Clara (Antonelli). He is lodged in the house of the colonel (Girotti). He ... See full summary »
7. Hanna K. (1983)
R | 111 min | Drama
An Israeli lawyer is defending a Palestinian charged by The Military Court System in the Israeli-Occupied Territories. It's a tough case because of a strong political background.
Votes: 561 | Gross: $0.11M
8. Eureka (1983)
R | 130 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1925, Arctic prospector Jack McCann becomes a rich man when he strikes gold but 20 years later he faces major personal and family problems.
Votes: 2,593 | Gross: $0.12M
9. Family Business (1989)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama
An ex professor offers Adam $1,000,000 to "get" some plasma from a high tech company's lab. Adam asks his criminal grandpa for help. Can the 2 convince Adam's now honest dad to join?Let us see what happens.
Votes: 11,126 | Gross: $12.20M
11. Knightriders (1981)
R | 146 min | Action, Drama
A medieval reenactment troupe find it increasingly difficult to keep their family-like group together, with pressure from local law enforcement, interest from entertainment agents and a growing sense of delusion from their leader.
12. China Girl (1987)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A modern day Romeo & Juliet story is told in New York when an Italian boy and a Chinese girl become lovers, causing a tragic conflict between ethnic gangs.
Votes: 1,393 | Gross: $1.26M
13. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
PG | 99 min | Drama
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.
Votes: 89,136 | Gross: $106.59M
14. Rain Man (1988)
R | 133 min | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Votes: 441,275 | Gross: $178.80M
16. Fool for Love (1985)
R | 106 min | Drama
May is waiting for her boyfriend in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation soon turns complicated.
Votes: 2,126 | Gross: $0.84M
18. Absolute Beginners (1986)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
In London in 1958, a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer.
Votes: 2,880 | Gross: $0.93M
19. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Votes: 30,362 | Gross: $41.38M
21. Butterfly (1982)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama
In 1937 Nevada, silver mine caretaker Jess Tyler is reunited with his teenage daughter Kady who will do anything to persuade Jess to let her have claim to the mine.
22. Taiwan Canasta (1985)
101 min | Comedy, Drama
Forty year old, unemployed architect is trying to find his way in a society's cruel environment. In his mind, he still lives in 1968, when he was one of the protesters. The pinnacle comes ... See full summary »
24. Duet for One (1986)
R | 107 min | Drama
Stephanie, a famous violin player married to a composer becomes ill from Multiple Sclerosis. Her whole life goes to pieces . Her career ends abruptly, her husband betrays her with another ... See full summary »
Votes: 772 | Gross: $0.01M
25. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
R | 116 min | Drama, Romance
A middle-aged spinster falls in love with a fellow resident of her boardinghouse, who mistakenly believes she has the money to help him start a new business.
Votes: 780 | Gross: $0.52M
26. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
A young man must complete his work at a Navy Officer Candidate School to become an aviator, with the help of a tough Gunnery Sergeant and his new girlfriend.
Votes: 44,433 | Gross: $129.80M
28. All the Right Moves (1983)
R | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A high school football player desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town.
Votes: 14,481 | Gross: $17.23M
29. The Color of Money (1986)
R | 119 min | Drama, Sport
Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.
Votes: 67,919 | Gross: $52.29M
30. Babette's Feast (1987)
G | 103 min | Drama
During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters.
Votes: 16,364 | Gross: $4.40M
31. Dominick and Eugene (1988)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama
Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,543 | Gross: $3.08M
32. Moonlighting (1982)
PG | 97 min | Drama
A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as ... See full summary »
33. Going Back (1984)
79 min | Drama, Romance
In 1964 two high school friends, Brice and Cleveland leave their suburban neighborhood in Michigan to spend the summer in the countryside before going off to college. They are befriended by... See full summary »
34. Alexander the Great (1980)
210 min | Drama, History
Based on some historical events, the film gives a romanticized biography of Theodoros Kolokotronis, a Greek historical hero serving as a metaphor for Greece herself. Based on a circular ... See full summary »
35. Chattahoochee (1989)
R | 97 min | Biography, Drama
In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.
Votes: 1,683 | Gross: $0.26M
36. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
R | 105 min | Biography, Drama
This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,254 | Gross: $1.65M
37. Remembrance (1982)
117 min | Drama
A group of Devonport-based Royal Navy ratings, due to sail to America for a six-month NATO exercise, go out on the town on their last night in port, hitting Plymouth's notorious Union ... See full summary »
38. The Dead (1987)
PG | 83 min | Drama
Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend an early January dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them.
Votes: 6,540 | Gross: $4.37M
39. Under the Volcano (1984)
R | 112 min | Drama
The last 24 hours in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a lonely, depressed English consul who retreats to alcohol for solace.
Votes: 4,407 | Gross: $2.56M
40. Zappa (1983)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In the early '60s, 3 Danish classmates join a "den"/tree house. Steen likes his pet fish Zappa because it eats the weaker fish. Bjørn attracts girls and Mulle is a talkative, strong boy. Steen gets them into burglary and later escalates.
41. Tender Mercies (1983)
PG | 92 min | Drama, Music
A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.
Votes: 8,509 | Gross: $8.44M
43. Silkwood (1983)
R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History
A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant.
Votes: 16,730 | Gross: $35.62M
44. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)
PG | 112 min | Drama, Music
A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy.
Votes: 799 | Gross: $14.92M
45. Homeboy (1988)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Romance