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1. Phenomena (1985)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

57 Metascore

A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

Votes: 20,370

EA: 31.01.1985

DVD: Phenomena (german) (XT Video) Blu-ray: Phenomena (german) (Centurio / Dario Argento Collection #02)

2. Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Chuck Norris, Soon-Tek Oh, Steven Williams, Bennett Ohta

Votes: 6,873 | Gross: $10.80M

EA: 01.03.1985

DVD: Missing in Action 2 - Die Rückkehr (german) (Action Cult Uncut #28 / 20th Century Fox)

3. Ladyhawke (1985)

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

The thief Gaston escapes dungeon of medieval Aquila thru 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: 39,325 | Gross: $18.43M

EA: 27.03.1985

DVD: Tag des Falken, Der (german) (20th Century Fox)

4. The Adventures of Hercules (1985)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Hercules searches for the Seven Thunderbolts of Zeus, which have been stolen by renegade gods.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Milly Carlucci, Sonia Viviani, William Berger

Votes: 947

EA: 02.05.1985

DVD: Adventures of Hercules, The (engl.) ( on Duble Feature with "Hercules" / MGM DVD)

5. 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: 6,078 | Gross: $20.35M

EA: 03.05.1985

DVD: Cusack - Der Schweigsame (german) (Action Cult Uncut #8 / 20th Century Fox)

6. Pale Rider (1985)

R | 115 min | Western

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: 47,450 | Gross: $41.41M

EA: 13.05.1985

DVD: Pale Rider - Der namenlose Reiter (german) (Warner Bros.)

7. Disciples of the 36th Chamber (1985)

90 min | Action, Comedy

Gordon Liu Chia-hui reprises his famous Monk San Te role as he tries to support and protect Shaolin her Fang Shih-yu who purposely attacks corrupt Ching officials. Fights by legendary action director Liu Chia-liang are to die for.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Hou Hsiao, Chia-Hui Liu, Lily Li, Jason Pai Piao

Votes: 1,377

EA: 17.05.1985

DVD: Erben der 36 Kammernn der Shaolin, Die (german) (MIB / Shaw Brothers Classics 4er DVD-Box)

8. A View to a Kill (1985)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

40 Metascore

An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones

Votes: 79,747 | Gross: $50.33M

EA: 22.05.1985

DVD: Im Angesicht Des Todes (german) (on Box "Die James Bond Jubiläums-Collection" / MGM)

9. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

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: 49,238 | Gross: $2.02M

EA: 24.05.1985

DVD: Re-Animator (german) (Capelight / 3-Disc Limited Collector's Edition)

10. Wild Geese II (1985)

R | 125 min | Adventure, Thriller, Action

A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Scott Glenn, Barbara Carrera, Edward Fox, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 1,071

EA: 24.05.1985

DVD: Wildgänse 2 (german) (Ascot Elite)

11. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama

96 Metascore

In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Votes: 98,810 | Gross: $3.52M

EA: 25.05.1985

DVD: Ran (german) (Universal Pictures)

12. Red Heat (1985)

R | 104 min | Thriller

An American woman visiting her fiancée in West Germany is caught up with a defecting spy and captured by those in the East. After brutal interrogation she is placed in a prison along with ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Collector, Ernst Ritter von Theumer | Stars: Linda Blair, Sylvia Kristel, Sue Kiel, William Ostrander

Votes: 642

EA: 28.05.1985

DVD: Red Heat (engl.) (on Box "Mr. Skin presents Woman In Prison Triple Feature/Panik House)

13. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

50 Metascore

A race of space vampires arrives in London and infects the populace, beginning an apocalyptic descent into chaos.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 19,767 | Gross: $11.60M

EA: 21.06.1985

DVD: Lifeforce - Die tödliche Bedrohung (german) (20th Century Fox / MGM / Horror Cult Uncut #10)

14. Red Sonja (1985)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

35 Metascore

A female Redhead sets out on a killing spree to avenge her family's murder.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman, Paul L. Smith

Votes: 35,595 | Gross: $6.95M

EA: 03.07.1985

DVD: Red Sonja (german) (Kinowelt)

15. Fright Night (1985)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

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: 52,969 | Gross: $24.92M

EA: 02.08.1985

DVD: Rabenschwarze Nacht, Die - Fright Night (german) (on Box "Vampire Box Set" / Columbia Tristar)

16. White Slave (1985)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

A young woman seeks vengeance and finds love when her parents are killed in the Amazon and she is taken prisoner by an indigenous tribe of headhunters.

Director: Mario Gariazzo | Stars: Elvire Audray, Will Gonzales, Dick Campbell, Andrea Coppola

Votes: 1,332

EA: 09.08.1985

Blu-Ray: Amazonia (engl.) (88 Films / The Italian Collection #42)

17. Massacre in Dinosaur Valley (1985)

Unrated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A plane crashes in the Amazon jungle, and its passengers must battle their way through cannibals, slave traders, wild animals and murderous piranha fish to safety.

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini | Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Suzane Carvalho, Milton Rodríguez, Marta Anderson

Votes: 1,358

EA: 13.08.1985

Blu-Ray: Massacre in Dinosaur Valley (english) ( 88 Films / The Italian Collection #22)

18. Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

A man discovers that his sister was a werewolf, and helps an investigator track down a gang of the monsters through the United States and eastern Europe.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, Marsha A. Hunt

Votes: 5,679

EA: 28.08.1985

DVD: Howling II, The (engl.) (MGM DVD) DVD: Howling II, The - Das Tier II (german) (Euro Video)

19. Jungle Raiders (1985)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure

An expedition enters an unexplored jungle to search for a legendary ruby.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Christopher Connelly, Marina Costa, Lee Van Cleef, Luciano Pigozzi

Votes: 116

EA: 31.08.1985

DVD: Jäger der goldenen Göttin, Die (german) (Premium Collection / Mediawith Classics)

20. I na kamnyakh rastut derevya (1985)

146 min | Adventure, Drama

Vikings attack Kuksja's village, and end up bringing him along on their ship because they believe he is good luck. After proving himself in a battle against the dreaded Danes, chief Torir ... See full summary »

Directors: Stanislav Rostotskiy, Knut Andersen | Stars: Aleksandr Timoshkin, Petronella Barker, Tor Stokke, Torgeir Fonnlid

Votes: 244

EA: 05.09.1985

DVD: Rise Of The Vikings (german) (Ascot Elite)

21. Tex and the Lord of the Deep (1985)

90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Western

Based on the adventures of the hero Tex from the comic strip by Bonelli. An interesting spaghetti-western/fantasy movie that blends magic and mythology with six-guns and stagecoaches.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, William Berger, Carlo Mucari, Isabel Russinova

Votes: 284

EA: 06.09.1985

DVD: Tex und das Geheimnis der Todeshöhlen (german) (Italo-Western-Collection / Savoy Film)

22. Invasion U.S.A. (1985)

R | 107 min | Action, Thriller

29 Metascore

A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Chuck Norris, Richard Lynch, Melissa Prophet, Alexander Zale

Votes: 7,774 | Gross: $17.54M

EA: 27.09.1985

DVD: Invasion U.S.A. (german) (EuroVideo)

23. Savage Island (1985)

R | 74 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Women who have been captured and sold as slave labor to a South American emerald mine hatch a plan for revolution and revenge.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Anthony Steffen, Ajita Wilson, Cristina Lay, Linda Blair

Votes: 466

EA: 30.09.1985

DVD: Savage Island (engl.) (on Box "Cult Movie Marathon Vol. 2" / Shout! Factory) --> Box sorted under AIP

24. Demons (1985)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

A group of random people are invited to a screening of a mysterious movie, only to find themselves trapped in the theater with ravenous demons.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny, Fiore Argento

Votes: 17,681

EA: 04.10.1985

DVD: Dance of the Demons (german) (XT Video)

25. Kommando Leopard (1985)

103 min | Action

A cruel dictator rules a Latin American state. Corruption, brutality and exploitation are present every day. A few people begin to organise resistance. Under the leader "El Leopardo" a ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Lewis Collins, Klaus Kinski, Cristina Donadio, Manfred Lehmann

Votes: 397

EA: 24.10.1985

DVD: Commando Leopard (german) (Elite DVD)

26. 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: 54,277 | Gross: $30.00M

EA: 31.10.1985

DVD: A Nightmare on Elm Street (engl.) (on Box "The Nightmare on Elm Street / Entertainment in Video /7-Disc Set)

27. Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (1985)

PG | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Family

When evil screams throughout the world. When all the galaxies converge. When all that's fair and fine seems lost. A Hero will emerge.

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Bo Svenson, Vidal Peterson, Thom Christopher, Barbara Stock

Votes: 1,188

EA: 31.10.1985

DVD: Ein Königreich vor unserer Zeit (german) (Carol Media / together with "Ein Königreich vor unserer Zeit II")

28. The Repenter (1985)

120 min | Crime, Drama, History

A judge (based on real life judge Giovanni Falcone) on crusade to take down the Italian Mafia uses a gangster turned state's witness (a so-called "repenter") and a New York banker to do it. But things aren't quite what they seem.

Director: Pasquale Squitieri | Stars: Franco Nero, Tony Musante, Erik Estrada, Max von Sydow

Votes: 75

EA: 15.11.1985

DVD: Denunziant, Der (german) (PK Movies)



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