Zz-1985 The Best Of

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1. The Charles Bukowski Tapes (1985– )

Not Rated | 240 min | Documentary

Barbet Schroeder interviews Bukowski.

Stars: Charles Bukowski, Linda Lee Bukowski, Barbet Schroeder

Votes: 413

2. When Father Was Away on Business (1985)

R | 136 min | Drama

A family is deeply affected by father's extramarital affairs and the turbulent consequences of Tito-Stalin split.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Moreno D'E Bartolli, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Mirjana Karanovic, Mustafa Nadarevic

Votes: 8,208 | Gross: $0.02M

3. Witness (1985)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 80,906 | Gross: $68.71M

4. Colonel Redl (1985)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, History

Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer), an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hans Christian Blech, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gudrun Landgrebe

Votes: 2,515 | Gross: $0.00M

5. Into the Night (1985)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

After discovering that his wife is cheating on him, an insomniac aerospace engineer accidentally meets, and tries to help a beautiful model on the run from some extremely dangerous people.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stacey Pickren, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 10,298 | Gross: $7.56M

6. Wetherby (1985)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery

The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

Director: David Hare | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Marjorie Yates

Votes: 1,334 | Gross: $1.30M

7. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

75 Metascore

In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

Votes: 44,402 | Gross: $10.63M

8. The Heifer (1985)

122 min | Comedy, War

A platoon of mismatched republican soldiers cross the front-line to steal the bull that the enemy is going to fight on the saint patron date of the village. In addition to ruining the ... See full summary »

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Alfredo Landa, Guillermo Montesinos, Santiago Ramos, José Sacristán

Votes: 1,352

9. Mask (1985)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

73 Metascore

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: 24,642 | Gross: $48.23M

10. Lost in America (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy

76 Metascore

A husband and wife in their 30s decide to quit their jobs, live as free spirits and cruise America in a Winnebago.

Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Sylvia Farrel, Tina Kincaid

Votes: 6,900 | Gross: $10.18M

11. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 19,704 | Gross: $27.40M

12. Tokyo-Ga (1985)

92 min | Documentary

Moved by the work of director Yasujirô Ozu, Wim Wenders travels to Japan in search of the Tokyo seen in Ozu's films.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Werner Herzog, Yûharu Atsuta, Chris Marker

Votes: 2,265

13. Pale Rider (1985)

R | 115 min | Drama, Western

61 Metascore

A mysterious preacher (Clint Eastwood) 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: 49,440 | Gross: $41.41M

14. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

81 Metascore

A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda

Votes: 7,754 | Gross: $0.44M

15. Rendez-vous (1985)

82 min | Drama, Romance

Dreaming of an actress future, a young girl arrives in Paris. Her personality awakens a glowing passion of several different men.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Juliette Binoche, Wadeck Stanczak, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Votes: 2,252

16. The Emerald Forest (1985)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 8,853 | Gross: $24.47M

17. A View to a Kill (1985)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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: 82,733 | Gross: $50.33M

18. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama

96 Metascore

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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Votes: 103,333 | Gross: $3.52M

19. Flesh+Blood (1985)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

In medieval Europe, a young girl from a noble family is obsessed with her captors--commoners.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson, Jack Thompson

Votes: 15,620 | Gross: $0.10M

20. Prizzi's Honor (1985)

R | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

84 Metascore

A professional hitman and hitwoman fall in love.

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

Votes: 21,633 | Gross: $26.70M

21. D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

PG | 99 min | Family, Sci-Fi

A seemingly normal young boy turns out to be a top secret, military-created robot with superhuman abilities.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Kathryn Walker, Colleen Camp

Votes: 11,570 | Gross: $7.84M

22. Cocoon (1985)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 53,995 | Gross: $76.11M

23. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

50 Metascore

A race of space vampires arrives in London and infects the populace, beginning an apocalyptic descent into chaos.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 20,813 | Gross: $11.60M

24. Day of the Dead (1985)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

60 Metascore

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy

Votes: 59,873 | Gross: $5.80M

25. Back to the Future (1985)

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

87 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 eccentric scientist Doc Brown.

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

Votes: 975,995 | Gross: $210.61M

26. Come and See (1985)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, War

After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Votes: 46,908

27. Year of the Dragon (1985)

R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 13,132 | Gross: $18.70M

28. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Richard Graham

Votes: 13,358 | Gross: $2.45M

29. Agnes of God (1985)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery

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: 6,473 | Gross: $25.63M

30. Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Musical

Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Marie Laforêt, Philippe Léotard, Miguel Ángel Solá, Marina Vlady

Votes: 526

31. Vagabond (1985)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss, Setti Ramdane

Votes: 7,521

32. The Lightship (1985)

PG-13 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A trio of robbers, two brothers and their twisted genius leader, invade a lightship, but don't reckon on the crew fighting back.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Robert Duvall, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michal Skolimowski, Tom Bower

Votes: 649

33. Plenty (1985)

R | 121 min | Drama

A young Englishwoman spends twenty years to make whatever kind of life for herself, at the expense of others around her, in post-World War II England.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, André Maranne, Charles Dance

Votes: 2,568 | Gross: $6.15M

34. After Hours (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho who he met that evening at a coffee shop.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong

Votes: 52,852 | Gross: $10.60M

35. Dust (1985)

88 min | Drama

A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation.

Director: Marion Hänsel | Stars: Jane Birkin, Trevor Howard, John Matshikiza, Nadine Uwampa

Votes: 183

36. Walls of Glass (1985)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Aging New York cabbie Flanagan still has hopes of making it as a stage actor. He can recite any Shakespeare sonnet and is facile with accents, but he can't land an agent or a job. During ... See full summary »

Director: Scott D. Goldstein | Stars: Philip Bosco, Geraldine Page, Linda Thorson, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 61

37. Dreamchild (1985)

PG | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell Hargreaves (Coral Browne) (the book's inspiration) as an old woman ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Coral Browne, Ian Holm, Peter Gallagher, Caris Corfman

Votes: 1,381 | Gross: $1.22M

38. Sweet Dreams (1985)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

65 Metascore

The story of Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon

Votes: 3,951 | Gross: $9.09M

39. The Innocent (1985)

101 min | Drama

This densely-packed film is based on a book by Tom Hart about the struggles of a young Yorkshire boy trying to come to grips with squabbling parents, a doctor who wants to institutionalize ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Andrew Hawley, Kika Markham, Kate Foster, Liam Neeson

Votes: 67

40. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer

Votes: 27,113 | Gross: $17.31M

41. Eleni (1985)

PG | 114 min | Drama, War

Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Kate Nelligan, John Malkovich, Linda Hunt, Oliver Cotton

Votes: 1,256 | Gross: $0.31M

42. Runaway Train (1985)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

67 Metascore

Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner

Votes: 25,097 | Gross: $7.94M

43. The Mass Is Ended (1985)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

The young priest Father Giulio returns to Rome, his hometown, after a long pilgrimage. Don Giulio hopes to live peacefully with his family and his friends, but discovers that many of them ... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Ferruccio De Ceresa, Marco Messeri, Enrica Maria Modugno

Votes: 1,454

44. House (1985)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

44 Metascore

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: 21,674 | Gross: $19.44M

45. 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.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Kim Basinger, Harry Dean Stanton, Randy Quaid

Votes: 2,213 | Gross: $0.84M

46. A Chorus Line (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.2