The Best of 1985

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1.
Ran (1985)
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In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
2.
Brazil (1985)
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A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
3.
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
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In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world. (82 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
4.
Out of Africa (1985)
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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter. (161 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
5.
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
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A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life. (120 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
6.
Year of the Dragon (1985)
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A police detective cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown after the murders of Triad and Mafia leaders. (134 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
7.
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
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A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love. (130 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
8.
When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
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Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists... (136 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
9.
The Emerald Forest (1985)
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After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him. (114 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
10.
The Color Purple (1985)
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A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades. (154 mins.)
 
11.
Rendez-vous (1985)
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A provocative erotic drama, stylishly rendered by Andre Techine, who won the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for this compelling investigation into the intersection of sexual and artistic passion. (82 mins.)
 
12.
Pale Rider (1985)
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A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land. (115 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
13.
Back to the Future (1985)
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Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
14.
Desert Hearts (1985)
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It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She's unsatisfied with her marriage... (96 mins.)
Director: Donna Deitch
 
15.
Peril (1985)
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A magnate and his younger wife hire David to teach guitar to their teenage daughter. The wife quickly seduces David... (101 mins.)
Director: Michel Deville
 
16.
American Flyers (1985)
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Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains... (113 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
17.
After Hours (1985)
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An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop. (97 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
18.
White Nights (1985)
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An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment... (136 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
19.
Ladyhawke (1985)
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Philipe Gastone, a thief, escapes from the dungeon at Aquila, sparking a manhunt. He is nearly captured when Captain Navarre befriends him... (121 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
20.
The Goonies (1985)
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In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
21.
Subway (1985)
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Fred is living in the Paris Metro system. He is blackmailing Helena, whose safe he has robbed. Fred... (104 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
22.
The Quiet Earth (1985)
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A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda. (91 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Murphy
 
23.
Witness (1985)
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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. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
24.
Spies Like Us (1985)
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Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War. (102 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
25.
Target (1985)
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Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris... (117 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
26.
Flesh+Blood (1985)
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A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son... (128 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
27.
The Sure Thing (1985)
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A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally... (100 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
28.
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
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A bored suburban housewife, seeking escape from her life, suffers amnesia after an accident, wakes up, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan. (104 mins.)
Director: Susan Seidelman
 
29.
Cocoon (1985)
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When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigour. (117 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
30.
Phenomena (1985)
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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. (116 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento