Top-US-Grossing Titles Released 1985-01-01 to 1985-12-31


1. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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86 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 824,864 | Gross: $210.61M

2. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff

Votes: 127,463 | Gross: $150.42M

3. Rocky IV (1985)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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42 Metascore

After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 150,237 | Gross: $127.87M

4. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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78 Metascore

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Votes: 65,861 | Gross: $98.47M

5. Out of Africa (1985)

PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 57,881 | Gross: $87.10M

6. Cocoon (1985)

PG-13 | 117 min | Sci-Fi

6.7
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65 Metascore

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigour.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 48,361 | Gross: $76.11M

7. The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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When Joan Wilder is abducted while on a trip along the Nile, her boyfriend, Jack Colton, and pal Ralph rush to rescue her and retrieve a fabled jewel.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Spiros Focás

Votes: 42,799 | Gross: $75.97M

8. Witness (1985)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Josef Sommer

Votes: 72,053 | Gross: $68.71M

9. The Goonies (1985)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.8
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60 Metascore

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

Votes: 196,143 | Gross: $61.50M

10. Spies Like Us (1985)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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22 Metascore

Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest, Donna Dixon

Votes: 37,428 | Gross: $60.09M

11. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

5.7
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39 Metascore

When a new gang moves into town it's up to the screwball police team to stop them.

Directors: Jerry Paris, James Signorelli | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow

Votes: 42,978 | Gross: $55.60M

12. Fletch (1985)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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68 Metascore

Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job, and finding clues when it's clear the man is healthy.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini

Votes: 40,332 | Gross: $50.61M

13. A View to a Kill (1985)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.3
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40 Metascore

An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones

Votes: 74,162 | Gross: $50.33M

14. National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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47 Metascore

The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively

Votes: 47,091 | Gross: $49.40M

15. Mask (1985)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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A teenager with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempt to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott, Estelle Getty

Votes: 22,142 | Gross: $48.23M

16. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 287,134 | Gross: $45.88M

17. White Nights (1985)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama

6.6
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46 Metascore

An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to... See full summary »

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren

Votes: 5,686 | Gross: $42.16M

18. Pale Rider (1985)

R | 115 min | Western

7.3
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A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Sydney Penny

Votes: 43,379 | Gross: $41.41M

19. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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47 Metascore

When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

Votes: 43,792 | Gross: $40.90M

20. Jagged Edge (1985)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Peter Coyote, Robert Loggia

Votes: 11,199 | Gross: $40.50M

21. Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

6.5
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A minor-league baseball player has to spend $30,000,000 in thirty days in order to inherit $300,000,000. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins

Votes: 30,410 | Gross: $38.80M

22. St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez

Votes: 30,075 | Gross: $37.80M

23. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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80 Metascore

After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen.

Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie | Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn

Votes: 110,051 | Gross: $36.20M

24. Commando (1985)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells

Votes: 122,722 | Gross: $35.10M

25. Silverado (1985)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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64 Metascore

A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover

Votes: 30,372 | Gross: $33.20M

26. Teen Wolf (1985)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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25 Metascore

An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine

Votes: 38,221 | Gross: $33.09M

27. Murphy's Romance (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Emma is a divorced woman with a teen-aged son who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the widowed town druggist who steers business her way. Things ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, James Garner, Brian Kerwin, Corey Haim

Votes: 4,567 | Gross: $30.76M

28. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger, who is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler

Votes: 48,809 | Gross: $30.00M

29. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum

Votes: 17,598 | Gross: $27.40M

30. Prizzi's Honor (1985)

R | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A professional hitman and hitwoman fall in love.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia, John Randolph

Votes: 19,772 | Gross: $26.70M

31. The Last Dragon (1985)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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In New York City, a young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way, he must fight a martial arts expert corrupted ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney, Julius Carry

Votes: 10,304 | Gross: $25.75M

32. Agnes of God (1985)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery

6.6
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When a naive novice nun is discovered with a dead newborn in her convent quarters, a court-appointed psychiatrist investigates her case.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft, Meg Tilly, Anne Pitoniak

Votes: 5,820 | Gross: $25.63M

33. Fright Night (1985)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

7.1
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When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 47,864 | Gross: $24.92M

34. Summer Rental (1985)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

6.2
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38 Metascore

An overworked air-traffic controller takes his family on a beach vacation but is soon beset by series of mishaps.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: John Candy, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn, Karen Austin

Votes: 11,170 | Gross: $24.69M

35. The Emerald Forest (1985)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau, William Rodriguez

Votes: 7,973 | Gross: $24.47M

36. Weird Science (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.6
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46 Metascore

Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

Votes: 65,855 | Gross: $23.83M

37. Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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A peasant woodcutter becomes Santa Claus and later foils an evil toy manufacturer's scheme to take over Christmas.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 9,279 | Gross: $23.72M

38. The Care Bears Movie (1985)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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The Care Bears watch over a young brother and sister who have lost their trust in humanity. Meanwhile an evil wizard wishes to cover the Earth in concrete.

Director: Arna Selznick | Stars: Georgia Engel, Mickey Rooney, Jackie Burroughs, Sunny Besen Thrasher

Votes: 4,449 | Gross: $22.93M

39. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.

Director: Danny Steinmann | Stars: Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Anthony Barrile, Suzanne Bateman

Votes: 25,587 | Gross: $21.93M

40. The Black Cauldron (1985)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.5
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A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.

Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich | Stars: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 24,576 | Gross: $21.29M

41. A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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80 Metascore

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

Votes: 32,371 | Gross: $20.97M

42. Porky's Revenge (1985)

R | 92 min | Comedy

4.7
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As graduation nears for the class of 1955 at Angel Beach High, the gang once again faces off against their old enemy, Porky, who wants them to throw the school's championship basketball game because he's betting on the opposing team.

Director: James Komack | Stars: Dan Monahan, Wyatt Knight, Tony Ganios, Mark Herrier

Votes: 6,531 | Gross: $20.52M

43. Code of Silence (1985)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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64 Metascore

A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Chuck Norris, Henry Silva, Bert Remsen, Mike Genovese

Votes: 5,422 | Gross: $20.35M

44. Volunteers (1985)

R | 107 min | Comedy

5.5
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Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 7,168 | Gross: $19.88M

45. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

PG-13 | 109 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

6.8
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When assorted people start having inexplicable delusions that lead to their deaths, a teenage Sherlock Holmes decides to investigate.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox, Sophie Ward, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 16,043 | Gross: $19.74M

46. House (1985)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

Votes: 18,872 | Gross: $19.44M

47. Year of the Dragon (1985)

R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A police detective cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown after the murders of Triad and Mafia leaders.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo

Votes: 11,544 | Gross: $18.70M

48. Ladyhawke (1985)

PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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. Navarre has been hunted by the Bishop's men for ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leo McKern

Votes: 36,459 | Gross: $18.43M

49. The Sure Thing (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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76 Metascore

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...

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines

Votes: 16,599 | Gross: $18.14M

50. Invasion U.S.A. (1985)

R | 107 min | Action, Thriller

5.3
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A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Chuck Norris, Richard Lynch, Melissa Prophet, Alexander Zale

Votes: 6,876 | Gross: $17.54M