1985 Movies (USA)

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1. Explorers (1985)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

58 Metascore

A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Bradley Gregg

Votes: 18,078 | Gross: $9.87M

2. Explorers (1985)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

58 Metascore

A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Bradley Gregg

Votes: 18,078 | Gross: $9.87M

3. Fletch (1985)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

68 Metascore

Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job and finding clues when it's clear the man is healthy.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini

Votes: 44,288 | Gross: $50.61M

4. Fletch (1985)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

68 Metascore

Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job and finding clues when it's clear the man is healthy.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini

Votes: 44,288 | Gross: $50.61M

5. 1918 (1985)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

It's 1918, the height of United States involvement in World War I - Liberty Bonds are sold, German immigrants are suspected as traitors or saboteurs, young men everywhere succumb to the ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Harrison | Stars: William Converse-Roberts, Hallie Foote, Matthew Broderick, Rochelle Oliver

Votes: 311

6. A Chorus Line (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Music, Musical

46 Metascore

Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Michael Douglas, Terrence Mann, Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges

Votes: 8,617 | Gross: $14.20M

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

R | 87 min | Horror

43 Metascore

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.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler

Votes: 55,612 | Gross: $30.00M

8. After Hours (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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: 50,632 | Gross: $10.60M

9. Agnes of God (1985)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery

When a naive novice nun is discovered with a dead newborn in her convent quarters, a court-appointed psychiatrist investigates her case.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft, Meg Tilly, Anne Pitoniak

Votes: 6,363 | Gross: $25.63M

10. Alamo Bay (1985)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A despondent Vietnam veteran in danger of losing his livelihood is pushed to the edge when he sees Vietnamese immigrants moving into the fishing industry in a Texas bay town.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Amy Madigan, Ed Harris, Ho Nguyen, Donald Moffat

Votes: 917 | Gross: $0.38M

11. Alien Outlaw (1985)

Not Rated | 90 min | Sci-Fi, Western

Aliens land in a small town where Jesse Jamison is about to have a gun show and bullets fly after the aliens start killing people. Watch out Diamond Booking agency for your next momentous event!

Director: Phil Smoot | Stars: Stephen Winegard, Kimberly Mauldin, Stuart Watson, Sunset Carson

Votes: 355

12. Alien Predator (1986)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Three American friends travelling through Spain get stuck in a remote town where something very dangerous is changing the town's people.

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Dennis Christopher, Martin Hewitt, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Luis Prendes

Votes: 852 | Gross: $0.00M

13. Almost You (1985)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

Alex and Erica Boyer's marriage is in a crisis: job and wife bore Alex. When Erica has an accident that has her staying in a wheel chair for some time, it changes their life: Alex meets ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Brooks | Stars: Brooke Adams, Griffin Dunne, Karen Young, Marty Watt

Votes: 181 | Gross: $0.10M

14. Always (1985)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

A middle-aged couple, on the verge of proceeding with a divorce, find themselves questioning their decision to separate when fellow friends and neighbors, oblivious to their marital ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Jaglom | Stars: Patrice Townsend, Henry Jaglom, Joanna Frank, Alan Rachins

Votes: 283

15. American Drive-In (1985)

R | 92 min | Comedy

The goings-on at a typical drive-in on a summer night.

Director: Krishna Shah | Stars: Emily Longstreth, Patrick Kirton, Rhonda Selesnow, Joel Bennett

Votes: 174

16. American Flyers (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Sport

50 Metascore

Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. Marcus doesn't tell David that he has a brain aneurysm... See full summary »

Director: John Badham | Stars: Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul

Votes: 5,257 | Gross: $1.40M

17. American Ninja (1985)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

20 Metascore

American soldier, obviously very skilled in martial arts, single-handedly takes on mercenaries in the Philippines.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Judie Aronson, Guich Koock

Votes: 12,692 | Gross: $10.50M

18. Appointment with Fear (1985)

R | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror

A man under the influence of an ancient Egyptian curse uses astral projection to kill those who protect his baby son from him. A woman and a shady cop try to stop him before he can get to the child and transfer the curse.

Director: Ramsey Thomas | Stars: Michele Little, Michael Wyle, Kerry Remsen, Douglas Rowe

Votes: 259

19. Attack of the Beast Creatures (1985)

82 min | Horror

Survivors of a shipwreck wash up on an island, and run into small vicious creatures.

Director: Michael Stanley | Stars: Robert Nolfi, Julia Rust, Robert Lengyel, Lisa Pak

Votes: 417

20. Avenging Angel (1985)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Molly, former baby prostitute "Angel" from Sunset Boulevard, has managed to leave her street life with help of Lt. Andrews. She studies law at an university and aims to become attorney. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vincent O'Neil | Stars: Betsy Russell, Rory Calhoun, Susan Tyrrell, Ossie Davis

Votes: 1,026 | Gross: $5.62M

21. Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)

PG | 95 min | Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A paleontologist and her husband discover a mother and baby brontosaurus in Africa, and try to protect them from a group of hunters intent on capturing the dinosaurs.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: William Katt, Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, Julian Fellowes

Votes: 2,925 | Gross: $14.97M

22. Back to the Future (1985)

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

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: 950,165 | Gross: $210.61M

23. Bad Medicine (1985)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy

Jeff Marx wants to study medicine and become a physician. However, his grades are far from enough to get him into an American medical school. But instead he gets a chance to study medicine ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Miller | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Alan Arkin, Julie Hagerty, Bill Macy

Votes: 1,144 | Gross: $2.69M

24. Barbarian Queen (1985)

R | 72 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Set during the days of the Roman Empire. A simple village is raided by Roman troops, and most of the people are whisked off to be slaves or killed. Three women survive and set off to ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Lana Clarkson, Katt Shea, Frank Zagarino, Dawn Dunlap

Votes: 1,805

25. Basic Training (1985)

R | 88 min | Comedy

Melinda comes to Washington DC to visit her friend Debbie, and to find a job in government, where she hopes to do her part to make it better. She gets a lower echelon administrative ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Sugerman | Stars: Ann Dusenberry, Rhonda Shear, Angela Aames, Will Nye

Votes: 341

26. Beer (1985)

R | 82 min | Comedy

An advertising firm, desperate to keep an account from a financially-ailing brewery, concocts a macho ad campaign centering on three losers who inadvertently prevent a robbery at a bar.

Director: Patrick Kelly | Stars: Loretta Swit, Rip Torn, Kenneth Mars, David Alan Grier

Votes: 587

27. Better Off Dead... (1985)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 39,007 | Gross: $10.30M

28. Biohazard (1985)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Alien monster uses a psychic to try to take over the earth.

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Aldo Ray, Angelique Pettyjohn, William Fair, David O'Hara

Votes: 558

29. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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: 176,637 | Gross: $9.93M

30. Breaking All the Rules (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

The story of two guys and two girls who meet and fall in love in an amusement park on the last day of summer. All the while outwitting three moronic would-be jewel thieves.

Director: James Orr | Stars: Carl Marotte, Thor Bishopric, Carolyn Dunn, Rachel Hayward

Votes: 552

31. Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

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.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins

Votes: 33,176 | Gross: $38.80M

32. Cat's Eye (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King, Kenneth McMillan

Votes: 20,973 | Gross: $13.09M

33. Cavegirl (1985)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

On a class excursion to a cave with stone age paintings the clumsy Rex gets lost. A mysterious crystal opens a gateway in time and sets him back to the stone ages, where he meets a group of... See full summary »

Director: David Oliver Pfeil | Stars: Daniel Roebuck, Cynthia Thompson, Darren Young, Saba Moor-Doucette

Votes: 687

34. Cease Fire (1985)

R | 97 min | Drama

Tim Murphy is a Vietnam Vet. When he loses his job he starts to relive all the pain and horror of his time in Vietnam. The stresses and strains nearly destroy his marriage and his family. ... See full summary »

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Don Johnson, Lisa Blount, Robert F. Lyons, John Archie

Votes: 172

35. Certain Fury (1985)

R | 87 min | Action, Drama

During a shooting in court young prostitute Scarlet manages to flee. In a state of confusion, the black Tracy, who was arrested for a minor delict, follows her. When she decides to leave ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Irene Cara, Nicholas Campbell, George Murdock

Votes: 381 | Gross: $1.38M

36. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

36 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: 70,627 | Gross: $14.64M

37. Cocaine Wars (1985)

R | 82 min | Action, Drama

Miami DEA agent Cliff Adams is in South America working undercover for Gonzalo Reyes, the biggest cocaine exporter in South America. Cliff's fiancée, Janet Meade, is a reporter doing a ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: John Schneider, Kathryn Witt, Royal Dano, Federico Luppi

Votes: 163

38. Cocoon (1985)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

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

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 53,003 | Gross: $76.11M

39. Code Name: Emerald (1985)

PG | 95 min | Action, Drama, War

Emerald is an agent the Germans "have" inside allied intelligence 1944/WWII. With "help" from Emerald, the Germans catch Wheeler, believed to know the when and where of D-Day. Emerald is sent to be Wheeler's cell mate. Let the game begin.

Director: Jonathan Sanger | Stars: Ed Harris, Max von Sydow, Horst Buchholz, Helmut Berger

Votes: 854 | Gross: $0.52M

40. Code of Silence (1985)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Chuck Norris, Henry Silva, Bert Remsen, Mike Genovese

Votes: 6,200 | Gross: $20.35M

41. Commando (1985)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

51 Metascore

A retired Special Forces colonel tries to save his daughter, who was abducted by his former subordinate.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells

Votes: 135,226 | Gross: $35.10M

42. Compromising Positions (1985)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

An ex-newspaper woman who is now a suburban housewife can't resist getting involved in an investigation of the murder of a philandering dentist who had been having affairs with several of her neighbors.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Raul Julia, Edward Herrmann, Judith Ivey

Votes: 892 | Gross: $12.53M

43. Confessions of a Serial Killer (1985)

R | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

After being arrested, a Texas man begins confessing to the brutal murder of over 200 women. He recounts his random selection of victims and his traveling companions, his friend and friend's... See full summary »

Director: Mark Blair | Stars: Robert A. Burns, Dennis Hill, Berkley Garrett, Sidney Brammer

Votes: 478

44. Creator (1985)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

An eccentric scientist teaches a student in his own manner while he looks for a way to clone his deceased wife.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mariel Hemingway, Vincent Spano, Virginia Madsen

Votes: 2,805 | Gross: $5.35M

45. Creature (1985)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An expedition to Titan uncovers an alien being, that goes on a rampage.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Stan Ivar, Wendy Schaal, Lyman Ward, Robert Jaffe

Votes: 3,018 | Gross: $4.78M

46. Crimewave (1985)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

34 Metascore

A pair of whacked-out cartoon-like exterminator/hitmen kill the owner of a burglar-alarm company, and stalk the partner who hired them, his wife, and a nerd framed for the murder, who tells the story in flashback from the electric chair.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Louise Lasser, Brion James, Paul L. Smith, Sheree J. Wilson

Votes: 4,774 | Gross: $0.00M

47. Crossover Dreams (1985)

86 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Salsa singer screws over everybody on his way to the top; when his latest record flops, his career starts doing downhill.

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Rubén Blades, Shawn Elliott, Tom Signorelli, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 104

48. D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

PG | 99 min | Family, Sci-Fi