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 maverick scientist Doc Brown.

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

Votes: 908,271 | Gross: $210.61M

2. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state.

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

Votes: 172,536 | Gross: $9.93M

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

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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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: 6,929 | Gross: $0.44M

4. 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: 311,436 | Gross: $45.88M

5. Vagabond (1985)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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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: 6,153

6. The Official Story (1985)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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After the end of the Dirty War, 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: 6,467 | Gross: $0.03M

7. 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: 212,276 | Gross: $61.50M

8. 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: 70,248 | Gross: $98.47M

9. 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: 42,302 | Gross: $10.63M

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: 48,412 | Gross: $10.60M

11. The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

PG | 108 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 3,506 | Gross: $7.47M

12. No End (1985)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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: 3,233

13. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.5
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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: 2,253 | Gross: $0.85M

14. 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: 35,198 | Gross: $20.97M

15. 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: 5,740

16. 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: 76,828 | Gross: $68.71M

17. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

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

7.4
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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: 47,666 | Gross: $14.24M

18. 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: 12,706 | Gross: $17.04M

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: 25,405 | Gross: $17.31M

20. Runaway Train (1985)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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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: 23,873 | Gross: $7.94M

21. Pale Rider (1985)

R | 115 min | Western

7.3
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61 Metascore

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: 46,629 | Gross: $41.41M

22. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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36 Metascore

Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

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

Votes: 67,647 | 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: 33,017 | Gross: $33.20M

24. 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: 2,029 | Gross: $7.66M

25. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 105 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: 48,475 | Gross: $2.02M

26. 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: 63,055 | Gross: $87.10M

27. 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: 23,515 | Gross: $48.23M

28. Ginga-tetsudô no yoru (1985)

113 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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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: 1,293

29. 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: 56,924 | Gross: $5.80M

30. Better Off Dead... (1985)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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51 Metascore

A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier.

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

Votes: 38,065 | Gross: $10.30M

31. Calamari Union (1985)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

7.2
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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: 2,729

32. 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: 2,327

33. Wetherby (1985)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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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: 1,264 | Gross: $1.30M

34. 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: 3,741 | Gross: $9.09M

35. 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: 1,163

36. Lost in America (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy

7.1
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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: 6,386 | Gross: $10.18M

37. Fright Night (1985)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

7.1
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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: 52,127 | 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: 1,072

39. Crime Wave (1985)

80 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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A young director intent on making "the greatest color crime movie ever" can't seem to finish his script--he has a beginning and an end, but he can't quite figure out the middle. The ... See full summary »

Director: John Paizs | Stars: Eva Kovacs, John Paizs, Darrell Baran, Jeffrey Owen Madden

Votes: 485

40. ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985)

Not Rated | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror

7.0
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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: 1,098

41. Turtle Diary (1985)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Two separate people, a man and a woman, find something very stirring about the sea turtles in their tank at the London Zoo. They meet and form an odd, but sympathetic camaraderie as they ... See full summary »

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ben Kingsley, Richard Johnson, Michael Gambon

Votes: 664 | Gross: $2.16M

42. 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: 17,522 | Gross: $18.14M

43. 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: 27,375 | Gross: $13.00M

44. 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: 45,915 | Gross: $40.90M

45. 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: 4,892 | Gross: $30.76M

46. 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: 38,826 | Gross: $18.43M

47. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

PG | 101 min | Family, Adventure

7.0
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In the 1930s, a tomboyish girl runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, because there was work there.

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

Votes: 4,525 | Gross: $2.14M

48. 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: 3,608 | Gross: $6.07M

49. Dreamchild (1985)

PG | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,324 | Gross: $1.22M

50. Desert Hearts (1985)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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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: 4,187 | Gross: $2.49M


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