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Movies: Popular Movies of 1985

Movies in chronological context: 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1985th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 985th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1980s decade. The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations. ()

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Back to the Future(1985)

4.2/5 (with 6,766 votes)

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

The Breakfast Club(1985)

R
| 1h 38min | Comedy, Drama
3.9/5 (with 2,791 votes)

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, brainy Brian and Andrew, the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

The Goonies(1985)

PG
| 1h 54min | Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 1,809 votes)

A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of Pirate One-Eyed Willie.

Rocky IV(1985)

PG
| 1h 31min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 1,326 votes)

After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.

Rambo: First Blood Part II(1985)

R
| 1h 36min | Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
3.3/5 (with 1,112 votes)

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.

Brazil(1985)

R
| 2h 12min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.9/5 (with 1,017 votes)

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 841 votes)

Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of a technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.

Commando(1985)

R
| 1h 30min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 824 votes)

John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, one of his former commandos, and a fully equipped private army. With the help of a feisty stewardess and an old friend, Matrix has only a few hours to overcome his greatest challenge: finding his daughter before she's killed.

A View to a Kill(1985)

PG
| 2h 11min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 562 votes)

A newly developed microchip designed by Zorin Industries for the British Government that can survive the electromagnetic radiation caused by a nuclear explosion has landed in the hands of the KGB. James Bond must find out how and why. His suspicions soon lead him to big industry leader Max Zorin.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge(1985)

R
| 1h 27min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 501 votes)

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear.

The Color Purple(1985)

PG
| 2h 34min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 482 votes)

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.

Witness(1985)

PG
| 1h 53min | Crime, Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 443 votes)

A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly assimilates despite his urban grit and forges a romantic bond with the child's beautiful mother.

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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 27min | Comedy, Crime
3.0/5 (with 426 votes)

Officer Carey Mahoney and his cohorts have finally graduated from the Police Academy and are about to hit the streets on their first assignment. Question is, are they ready to do battle with a band of graffiti-tagging terrorists? Time will tell, but don't sell short this cheerful band of doltish boys in blue.

Clue(1985)

PG
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 426 votes)

Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy -- who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy's chatty butler must suss out the culprit before the body count rises.

Weird Science(1985)

3.3/5 (with 417 votes)

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men.

Out of Africa(1985)

PG
| 2h 41min | History, Romance / Love, Drama
3.6/5 (with 397 votes)

Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.

Ran(1985)

2h 40min | Action, Drama, History
4.1/5 (with 395 votes)

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

Cocoon(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 57min | Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 367 votes)

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.

The Black Cauldron(1985)

3.3/5 (with 362 votes)

Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him the way to The Black Cauldron, which has the power to create a giant army of unstoppable soldiers.

Ladyhawke(1985)

PG-13
| 2h 1min | Adventure, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 355 votes)

Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, they must try to overthrow the corrupt Bishop and in doing so break the spell.

After Hours(1985)

R
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Thriller, Drama
3.7/5 (with 349 votes)

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.

Fright Night(1985)

R
| 1h 47min | Horror
3.6/5 (with 342 votes)

Nobody believes teenager Charley Brewster when he discovers that his suave new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige, is a vampire. So when the bloodsucker starts stalking Charley, he turns to has-been actor Peter Vincent, famed for portraying a ghoul hunter. Unfortunately for the would-be vampire slayers, Dandrige has set his sights on Charley's girlfriend.

Legend(1985)

PG
| 1h 34min | Adventure, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 340 votes)

Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story follows a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lili and defeat the demonic Lord of Darkness, or the world will be plunged into a never-ending ice age.

The Return of the Living Dead(1985)

R
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Horror
3.7/5 (with 340 votes)

When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!

Day of the Dead(1985)

NR
| 1h 41min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.5/5 (with 339 votes)

Trapped in a missile silo, a small team of scientists, civilians and trigger-happy soldiers battle desperately to ensure the survival of the human race. However, the tension inside the base is reaching a breaking point, and the zombies are gathering outside.

Re-Animator(1985)

NR
| 1h 26min | Science Fiction, Comedy, Horror
3.6/5 (with 329 votes)

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

The Jewel of the Nile(1985)

3.1/5 (with 327 votes)

Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course he's up to no good, and Joan is just another pawn in his wicked game. But Jack Colton and his sidekick Ralph show up to help our intrepid heroine save the day.

Teen Wolf(1985)

PG
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 316 votes)

When a shy teenager's new-found powers help him score at basketball - and with the popular girls - he has some pretty hairy decisions to make.

The Purple Rose of Cairo(1985)

PG
| 1h 22min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 296 votes)

Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she watches dashing archaeologist Tom Baxter time and again.

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning(1985)

R
| 1h 32min | Horror
2.6/5 (with 279 votes)

Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway house for troubled teens where he now lives, it seems like his nightmarish nemesis, Jason, is back for more sadistic slaughters. But as things spiral out of control and the body count rises, Tommy begins to wonder if he’s become the killer he fears most.

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