Best movies of 1985by pauleta_mtr | created - 14 Jan 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
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1. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Votes: 25,415 | Gross: $17.31M
2. Ran (1985)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama
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.
Votes: 97,556 | Gross: $3.52M
3. 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.
4. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 908,694 | Gross: $210.61M
5. St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance
A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood.
Votes: 32,074 | Gross: $37.80M
6. After Hours (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 48,436 | Gross: $10.60M
7. Runaway Train (1985)
R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.
Votes: 23,878 | Gross: $7.94M
8. Fandango (1985)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Votes: 6,806 | Gross: $0.09M
9. The Breakfast Club (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Votes: 311,585 | Gross: $45.88M
10. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
PG | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.
Votes: 42,318 | Gross: $10.63M
11. Witness (1985)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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: 76,850 | Gross: $68.71M
12. Mask (1985)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
A teenager with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempt to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Votes: 23,521 | Gross: $48.23M
13. Brazil (1985)
R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state.
Votes: 172,610 | Gross: $9.93M
14. Re-Animator (1985)
Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.
Votes: 48,493 | Gross: $2.02M
15. Otac na sluzbenom putu (1985)
R | 136 min | Drama
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. A careless remark about the newspaper ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,800 | Gross: $0.02M
16. Flesh+Blood (1985)
R | 126 min | Adventure, Drama
In medieval Europe, a young girl from a noble family is obsessed with her captors-commoners.
Votes: 14,721 | Gross: $0.10M
17. Clue (1985)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.
Votes: 67,665 | Gross: $14.64M
18. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.
Votes: 47,708 | Gross: $14.24M
R | 87 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 53,373 | Gross: $30.00M
20. Spies Like Us (1985)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy
Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
Votes: 39,936 | Gross: $60.09M
21. Into the Night (1985)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Over the course of one night, a beaten down L.A. engineer accidentally meets, falls for and tries to help a beautiful jewel thief on the run from some extremely dangerous people.
Votes: 9,536 | Gross: $7.56M
22. The Goonies (1985)
PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure.
Votes: 212,345 | Gross: $61.50M
23. 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.
Votes: 12,407 | Gross: $18.70M
24. Death of a Salesman (1985 TV Movie)
PG | 136 min | Drama
An aging traveling salesman recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it.
25. Pale Rider (1985)
R | 115 min | Western
A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.
Votes: 46,654 | Gross: $41.41M
26. Brewster's Millions (1985)
PG | 102 min | Comedy
A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars in thirty days, in order to inherit three hundred million dollars. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.
Votes: 32,420 | Gross: $38.80M
27. Astérix et la surprise de César (1985)
Not Rated | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Obelix falls for a new arrival in his home village in Gaul, but is heartbroken when her true love arrives to visit her. However, the lovers are kidnapped by Romans; Asterix and Obelix set ... See full summary »
28. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy
When a new gang moves into town it's up to the screwball police team to stop them.
Votes: 46,115 | Gross: $55.60M
29. Fright Night (1985)
R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller
A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to an actor in a television horror show for help dealing with the undead.
Votes: 52,141 | Gross: $24.92M
30. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
R | 120 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 12,711 | Gross: $17.04M
31. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 116,112 | Gross: $36.20M
32. Prizzi's Honor (1985)
R | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A professional hitman and hitwoman fall in love.
Votes: 20,789 | Gross: $26.70M
33. A Room with a View (1985)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
Votes: 35,215 | Gross: $20.97M
34. European Vacation (1985)
PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy
The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.
Votes: 51,126 | Gross: $49.40M
35. Commando (1985)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A retired Special Forces colonel tries to save his daughter, who was abducted by his former subordinate.
Votes: 131,011 | Gross: $35.10M
36. Revolution (1985)
PG-13 | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A trapper and his young son get pulled into the American revolution early as unwilling participants and remain involved through to the end.
Votes: 5,810 | Gross: $0.36M
37. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Janey is new in town and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple,... See full summary »
Votes: 8,909 | Gross: $6.33M
38. Death Wish 3 (1985)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 12,344 | Gross: $16.12M
40. 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.
Votes: 11,283 | Gross: $15.06M
41. Police Story (1985)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A virtuous Hong Kong Police Officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frames him for the murder of a dirty cop.