Feature Film, Released between 1985-01-01 and 1985-12-31, Rating Count at least 300, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. Back to the Future (1985)

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

8.5
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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: 1,037,726 | Gross: $210.61M

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

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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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: 8,784 | Gross: $0.44M

3. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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84 Metascore

A bureaucrat in a dystopic society becomes an enemy of the state as he pursues the woman of his dreams.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 185,535 | Gross: $9.93M

4. The Goonies (1985)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.8
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62 Metascore

A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.

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

Votes: 240,338 | Gross: $61.50M

5. 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: 77,078 | Gross: $98.47M

6. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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66 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: 352,220 | Gross: $45.88M

7. Vagabond (1985)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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: 8,588

8. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.7
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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: 46,484 | Gross: $10.63M

9. The Official Story (1985)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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During the final months of Argentinian Military Dictatorship in 1983, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana

Votes: 8,095 | Gross: $0.03M

10. After Hours (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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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: 57,681 | Gross: $10.60M

11. The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

PG | 108 min | Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

In 1940s Texas, an elderly woman is determined to visit her childhood home for one last time.

Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

Votes: 3,981 | Gross: $7.47M

12. No End (1985)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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It's 1982: Poland is under martial law, and Solidarity is banned. Ulla, a translator working on Orwell, suddenly loses her husband, Antek, an attorney. She is possessed by her grief, and ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Grazyna Szapolowska, Maria Pakulnis, Aleksander Bardini, Jerzy Radziwilowicz

Votes: 3,923

13. A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Twin zoologists lose their wives in a car accident and become obsessed with decomposing animals.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Brian Deacon, Eric Deacon, Andréa Ferréol, Frances Barber

Votes: 6,331

14. Witness (1985)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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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: 85,070 | Gross: $68.71M

15. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.4
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy

Votes: 14,041 | Gross: $17.04M

16. Buddies (1985)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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The film follows a New York City gay man, in a monogamous relationship, becoming a "buddy" or volunteer bedside companion to another gay man dying of AIDS, and the friendship that develops. Restored in 2020.

Director: Arthur J. Bressan Jr. | Stars: Geoff Edholm, David Schachter, Billy Lux, David Rose

Votes: 326

17. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.4
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Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn join Mark Twain on his airship to meet Halley's Comet.

Director: Will Vinton | Stars: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

Votes: 2,538 | Gross: $0.85M

18. A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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83 Metascore

Lucy meets George in a Florence pensione and the two share a brief romance before Lucy returns home, where she becomes engaged to Cecil. However, it isn't long before George unexpectedly enters her life again.

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

Votes: 38,953 | Gross: $20.97M

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

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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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: 28,745 | Gross: $17.31M

20. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Votes: 53,892 | Gross: $14.24M

21. Pale Rider (1985)

R | 115 min | Drama, Western

7.3
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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: 51,763 | Gross: $41.41M

22. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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39 Metascore

Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 80,174 | Gross: $14.64M

23. 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: 37,610 | Gross: $33.20M

24. He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985)

G | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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Prince Adam is sent to the world of Etheria to find his long abducted sister, Adora, and awaken her to her own destiny.

Directors: Ed Friedman, Lou Kachivas, Marsh Lamore, Bill Reed, Gwen Wetzler | Stars: John Erwin, Melendy Britt, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary

Votes: 2,377 | Gross: $7.66M

25. Runaway Train (1985)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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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: 26,446 | Gross: $7.94M

26. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Votes: 55,543 | Gross: $2.02M

27. Out of Africa (1985)

PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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69 Metascore

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: 71,533 | Gross: $87.10M

28. No Surrender (1985)

R | 100 min | Comedy

7.2
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It's New Year's Eve in Thatcher's de-industrialising Britain. The scene is set at a seedy bar in Liverpool where a group of Irish Protestant and Irish Catholic pensioners will gather to clash and bash the new year in.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Michael Angelis, Avis Bunnage, James Ellis, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 318

29. Mask (1985)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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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: 25,735 | Gross: $48.23M

30. Day of the Dead (1985)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

7.2
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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: 62,497 | Gross: $5.80M

31. Fortress (1985)

TV-MA | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.1
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An Australian school teacher and her students are kidnapped. She and the children fight for their lives and try to escape from their captors.

Director: Arch Nicholson | Stars: Sean Garlick, Rachel Ward, Elaine Cusick, Laurie Moran

Votes: 2,600

32. ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985)

Not Rated | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror

7.1
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A vampire family from Cuba is preparing for a showdown between the USA vampires and the Eastern European vampires. But with the aid of a scientist, they need a type of vaccination where they can live in daylight.

Director: Juan Padrón | Stars: Frank González, Manuel Marín, Irela Bravo, Carlos González

Votes: 1,219

33. Sweet Dreams (1985)

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

7.1
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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: 4,146 | Gross: $9.09M

34. Restless Natives (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Two Scottish friends become local folk heroes and tourist attractions when they start holding up tour buses with novelty items.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Vincent Friell, Ned Beatty, Joe Mullaney, Teri Lally

Votes: 1,256

35. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family

7.1
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66 Metascore

In the 1930s, a tomboy runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, where he has found work.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan

Votes: 5,217 | Gross: $2.14M

36. Kenji Miyazawa's Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985)

Unrated | 113 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Two kittens go on a metaphysical journey on a magical railroad train.

Directors: Gisaburô Sugii, Arlen Tarlofsky | Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Chika Sakamoto, Junko Hori, Ayumi Ishijo

Votes: 1,626

37. Fright Night (1985)

R | 106 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.1
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62 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 59,918 | Gross: $24.92M

38. Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings (1985)

89 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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A Quebecois Elvis impersonator is disillusioned to find a Chinaman participating in an Elvis contest. He later takes his wife on vacation to the island of Santa Banana.

Directors: Pierre Falardeau, Julien Poulin | Stars: Julien Poulin, Denise Mercier, Marie-Claude Dufour, Pierre Falardeau

Votes: 1,148

39. Better Off Dead... (1985)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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51 Metascore

After his girlfriend ditches him for a boorish ski jock, Lane decides that suicide is the only answer. However, his increasingly inept attempts bring him only more agony and embarrassment. Filled with the wildest teen nightmares.

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby, Demian Slade

Votes: 40,939 | Gross: $10.30M

40. Calamari Union (1985)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

7.1
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An exodus to a better life in Eira

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Timo Eränkö, Kari Heiskanen, Asmo Hurula, Sakke Järvenpää

Votes: 3,070

41. The Sure Thing (1985)

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

7.0
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76 Metascore

Walter Gibson is a university freshman going through a dry spell. His old buddy arranges a "sure thing" for him in California. Gibson and his classmate Allison then take a long road trip out to Cali, and both foil each other's plans.

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

Votes: 19,020 | Gross: $18.14M

42. Real Genius (1985)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.0
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71 Metascore

Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a high-powered laser for a university project. When their professor intends to turn their work into a military weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton

Votes: 29,997 | Gross: $13.00M

43. 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: 48,891 | Gross: $40.90M

44. Murphy's Romance (1985)

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

7.0
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33 y.o. Emma moves to a ranch with her son after divorce. She offer stable to horse owners. It's tough at first. She befriends the older Murphy. Her ex shows up.

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

Votes: 5,344 | Gross: $30.76M

45. Lost in America (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy

7.0
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78 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: 7,637 | Gross: $10.18M

46. Ladyhawke (1985)

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

7.0
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64 Metascore

The thief Gaston escapes the dungeon of medieval Aquila through the latrine. Soldiers are about to kill him when Navarre saves him. Navarre, traveling with his spirited hawk, plans to kill the bishop of Aquila with help from Gaston.

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

Votes: 42,776 | Gross: $18.43M

47. Heaven Help Us (1985)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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64 Metascore

A new transfer student to St. Basil's Boys' Prep School tries to fit in while romantically pursuing a troubled young girl.

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Andrew McCarthy, John Heard, Mary Stuart Masterson

Votes: 3,924 | Gross: $6.07M

48. Eleni (1985)

PG | 114 min | Drama, War

7.0
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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: 1,317 | Gross: $0.31M

49. Desert Hearts (1985)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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67 Metascore

A woman on the precipice of divorce becomes drawn to a ranchowner's daughter.

Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

Votes: 5,049 | Gross: $2.49M

50. Year of the Dragon (1985)

R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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58 Metascore

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: 13,769 | Gross: $18.70M


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