Worst Films of 1985

by christophershobris | created - 19 Aug 2013 | updated - 25 Jul 2016 | Public

I'm going way back in the past. Most of these movies have been forgotten because they were just not good. I love doing these lists and plan to keep doing them. I have done several lists regarding the Best & Worst Films of ?. The worst are films that were panned by critics, were box office bombs, and received a Raspberry Award and a low rating on Rotten Tomatoes.com between 0-30%. Now here are the worst film of 1985. Enjoy!

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1. The Slugger's Wife (1985)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

A major league star who is on the verge of breaking a record, meets a singer and they get married, but they have different goals, so they separate, jeopardizing his opportunity in sports and the possibility of making up with his wife.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Michael O'Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay, Martin Ritt, Randy Quaid

Votes: 891 | Gross: $1.88M

0%

2. Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

A young man whose sister was murdered by werewolves helps an investigator track down a gang of the monsters through the United States and Europe.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, Marsha A. Hunt

Votes: 5,235

4%

3. Death Wish 3 (1985)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

18 Metascore

Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police chief to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin, Ed Lauter, Martin Balsam

Votes: 11,601 | Gross: $16.12M

6%

4. Revolution (1985)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Joan Plowright

Votes: 5,554 | Gross: $0.36M

10%

5. Fraternity Vacation (1985)

R | 94 min | Comedy

A nerd gains the friendship of two of his frat brothers when his dad offers them his condo for the week in Palm Springs, and also offers the fraternity a hot tub and jacuzzi if they can ... See full summary »

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Stephen Geoffreys, Sheree J. Wilson, Cameron Dye, Leigh McCloskey

Votes: 1,805 | Gross: $3.33M

12%

6. King Solomon's Mines (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, Herbert Lom, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 10,862 | Gross: $15.06M

13%

7. King David (1985)

PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Richard Gere, Edward Woodward, Alice Krige, Denis Quilley

Votes: 1,792 | Gross: $4.80M

14%

8. Red Sonja (1985)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A vengeful woman sets out to retrieve a magic orb from an evil queen whom she vows vengeance upon after the evil queen slain her family and her loyal warriors raped her.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman, Paul L. Smith

Votes: 33,689 | Gross: $6.95M

15%

9. Summer Rental (1985)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

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: 11,427 | Gross: $24.69M

15%

10. Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)

PG | 95 min | Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A paleontologist and her husband discover a mother and baby brontosaurus in Africa, and try to protect them from a group of hunters intent on capturing the dinosaurs.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: William Katt, Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, Julian Fellowes

Votes: 2,779 | Gross: $14.97M

15%

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

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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: 26,536 | Gross: $21.93M

16%

12. Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The legend of Santa Claus is put in jeopardy when an unscrupulous toy manufacturer attempts to take over Christmas.

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

Votes: 9,783 | Gross: $23.72M

17%

13. Once Bitten (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

A vampire Countess needs to drink the blood of a virgin in order to keep her eternal beauty. It seems that all is hopeless, until she bumps into Mark Kendall.

Director: Howard Storm | Stars: Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey, Karen Kopins, Cleavon Little

Votes: 11,245 | Gross: $10.00M

18%

14. Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Western

While the audience watches a black and white horse opera, a narrator's voice wonders what such a movie would be like today. Rex O'Herlihan, The Singing Cowboy, finds himself in color and ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Tom Berenger, G.W. Bailey, Marilu Henner, Andy Griffith

Votes: 1,688 | Gross: $6.09M

18%

15. Perfect (1985)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ramey Ellis, Alma Beltran

Votes: 3,803 | Gross: $12.92M

19%

16. My Science Project (1985)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

38 Metascore

A high school student and his friend find a strange, orb-like piece of equipment to use as a science project, but must stop it when it begins to threaten mankind.

Director: Jonathan R. Betuel | Stars: John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 4,519 | Gross: $4.12M

20%

17. Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Tabloid reporters Jack Harrison and Gil Turner are sent to Transylvania with two choices: find the Frankenstein monster or find new jobs. But before the jumpy journalists can dig up their ... See full summary »

Director: Rudy De Luca | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Joseph Bologna, Ed Begley Jr., Carol Kane

Votes: 5,411 | Gross: $7.20M

20%

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

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

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: 44,174 | Gross: $55.60M

21%

19. The Bride (1985)

PG-13 | 118 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".

Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Sting, Jennifer Beals, Anthony Higgins, Clancy Brown

Votes: 2,489 | Gross: $3.60M

22%

20. Porky's Revenge (1985)

R | 92 min | Comedy

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: 6,677 | Gross: $20.52M

27%

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

R | 107 min | Action, Thriller

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: 7,184 | Gross: $17.54M

27%

22. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

47 Metascore

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: 130,241 | Gross: $150.42M

28%

23. Stick (1985)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Ernest 'Stick' Stickley returns from prison, and very soon he gets involved with his old friend in a drug-running deal that goes sour. Hired by a rich investor, he tries to walk the line, ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Reynolds | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, George Segal, Charles Durning

Votes: 1,531 | Gross: $8.49M

29%