Top Movies of 1985


The top movies of 1985 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. Back to the Future

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Actors: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson, Crispin Glover, Huey Lewis
Plot: Marty Mcfly's loony friend, Doc Brown, invents a time machine in which Marty is accidentally sent back to 1955, the same year his parents meet.

2. The Breakfast Club

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Hughes
Actors: Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleason
Plot: A group of diverse high school student spend detention together and find out they have a lot more in common than they ever thought.

3. The Goonies

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Richard Donner
Actors: Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Joe Pantoliano, Anne Ramsey
Plot: A tight-knit neighborhood is threatened to be torn apart when their homes may be sold from underneath them. The neighborhood kids have one last adventure by trying to find a pirates treasure.

4. Ran

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Actors: Daisuke Ryu, Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki
Plot: A lord who is dying, designiates his power to his three sons, two of try and turn against their father.

5. Brazil

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Terry Gilliam
Actors: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Ian Holm, Katherine Helmond, Robert De Niro
Plot: A 1984-ish government encases Sam Lowry who dreams of falling in love with a normal woman. He encounters many obstacles while trying to meet her and do what is right and lawful.

6. Blood Simple

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Joel Coen
Actors: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh, Samm-Art Williams, Deborah Neumann
Plot: A wealthy bar owner in Texas suspect his wife of cheating on him. He hire an unscrupulous private investigator to confirm and kill his wife and lover. The hired man has his own plans and soon a simple murder-for-hire takes a complex turn.

7. The Color Purple

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Desreta Jackson, Rae Dawn Chong, Willard E. Pugh
Plot: The story of a young black women's entire life - including hardships and the things that made her happy.

8. Witness

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Peter Weir
Actors: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Danny Glover, Viggo Mortensen, Josef Sommer
Plot: A young, Amish boy is witness to a crime in Philadelphia and in order to protect him before trail and officer is sent to go undercover to protect him. While adjusting to this new life, and feelings for the boy's mother, he has to be on the lookout of the killers who will stop at nothing to keep the boy silent.

9. George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary/Biography
Director: George Stevens Jr.
Actors: George Stevens Jr., George Stevens, Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Max von Sydow, Frank Capra

10. Pale Rider

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Western
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Clint Eastwood
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Chris Penn, Carrie Snodgress, Richard Dysart, Sydney Penny
Plot: A greedy landowner has his sites set on a gold-mining town but a mysterious preacher shows up to work on behalf of the besieged people and stop the landowner from his plot.

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