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1. Graffiti (1985)

28 min | Short

A young man who lives in a South American military dictatorship goes out during curfew to make drawings with chalk, for thrills.

Director: Matthew Patrick | Stars: Barbara Ammon, Alex Andranian, Ramon Angeloni, Hank Bravo

Votes: 17

2. Twisted Illusions (1985 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror

Seven short stories are present in this anthology movie inspired by CREEPSHOW and TWILIGHT ZONE. Anything from an ear of corn to a vacuum cleaner are taken from their normal use and turned ... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Ritter, Joel D. Wynkoop | Stars: Joel D. Wynkoop, Jerry Zel, Colleen Foley, Rick Paige

Votes: 48

4. Here Come the Littles (1985)

G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Henry's parents are lost in Africa, so he must live with his greedy and heartless Uncle Augustus. In the crevices of the house live the "Littles" kind, elf-like creatures. August enslaves ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Deyriès | Stars: Jimmy Keegan, Bettina Bush, Donavan Freberg, Hal Smith

Votes: 193 | Gross: $6.57M

5. The Big Bet (1985)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

An erotic teenage sex comedy about a 17-year-old high school student obsessed with sex who tries seducing both his beautiful older neighbor and the shy new girl in school over a bet, only to end up falling in love.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Lance Sloane, Kim Evenson, Sylvia Kristel, Ron Thomas

Votes: 225

6. Rainbow War (1987)

20 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

Three kingdoms, floating separately in space, can each see the other nearby kingdoms but have no means to communicate or visit. Each has developed a fanatical obsession for a specific color... See full summary »

Director: Bob Rogers | Stars: Gary Carre, Saffron Henderson, Gillian Barber, Jonathon Pallone

Votes: 197

7. A Steven Wright Special (1985 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

Enjoyably lethargic Steven Wright leaves his shack in the prairie to deliver a stand up show filled with creative and philosophical jokes, deadpan one-liners and funny contrived situations, including meeting a perfect Asian blond.

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Nancy Omi, Steven Wright

Votes: 245

8. Mafia vs. Ninja (1985)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Sewage workers Jack and Charlie get involved in an international Asian gang war when Jack helps the boss of a Shanghai gang against one of his rebellious underlings. This underling then ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tai | Stars: Alexander Rei Lo, Philip So, Hsueh-Erh Hu, Hsieh Wang

Votes: 278

9. The House of Fools (1985)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

After a long absence, Adas Miauczynski visits his family house and spends one evening with his eccentric ritual-driven parents.

Director: Marek Koterski | Stars: Tadeusz Lomnicki, Bohdana Majda, Marek Kondrat, Leszek Teleszynski

Votes: 340

10. Medium (1985)

98 min | Horror, Mystery

Story of four people in Sopot in 1933, mysteriously brought together to an old villa to reenact a murder ritual that took place 36 years earlier.

Director: Jacek Koprowicz | Stars: Wladyslaw Kowalski, Michal Bajor, Jerzy Zelnik, Jerzy Stuhr

Votes: 440

11. The Last Polka (1985 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Music

A mockumentary that depicts the final concert of Yosh and Stan Shmenge aka the Happy Wanderers.

Director: John Blanchard | Stars: John Candy, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 334

12. Area 88: The Blue Skies of Betrayal (1985– )

Not Rated | 200 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A pilot must try to survive with his humanity when he is shanghaied into a mercenary jet fighter force.

Stars: David Born, Brian Brite, Jack Cardwell, Shigeru Chiba

Votes: 353

13. Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985– )

Unrated | 410 min | Drama

The rise and fall of the Italian fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini.

Stars: George C. Scott, David Suchet, Spencer Chandler, Lee Grant

Votes: 340

14. Certain Fury (1985)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4 Metascore

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: 411 | Gross: $1.38M

15. Shadowlands (1985 TV Movie)

92 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Noted author and scholar finds love, then must endure its loss...

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Joss Ackland, Claire Bloom, David Waller, Rupert Baderman

Votes: 406

16. The Strangeness (1985)

90 min | Horror

A group of explorers surveying an abandoned goldmine are trapped in a cave in, and find themselves at the mercy of a slimy, mysterious creature.

Director: Melanie Anne Phillips | Stars: Dan Lunham, Terri Berland, Rolf Theison, Keith Hurt

Votes: 463

17. School Spirit (1985)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A horny student killed in a car crash becomes a ghost who can make himself invisible or corporal at will. With the help of his perverted ghost guide, old uncle Pinky, he goes on sexcapades, takes on the principal and finds true love.

Director: Alan Holleb | Stars: Tom Nolan, Elizabeth Foxx, Larry Linville, Roberta Collins

Votes: 707

18. Wheels of Fire (1985)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In a postapocalyptic future, a ruthless vehicular gang called the Highway Warriors is conquering the wasteland through murder and plunder. During a raid, they kidnap the sister of a road warrior named Trace. He brings hell down upon them.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: Gary Watkins, Laura Banks, Lynda Wiesmeier, Linda Grovenor

Votes: 600

19. Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown (1985 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Charlie Brown and the gang help prepare for Snoopy's wedding

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Dawnn D. Leary, Danny Colby, Fergie, Gini Holtzman

Votes: 470

20. Surviving (1985 TV Movie)

143 min | Drama

Promising student Rick Brogan discovers that his father whom he idolizes is cheating on his mother. Heartbroken, he finds comfort in the arms of his old crush but her father opposes the relationship which pushes Rick over the edge.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Len Cariou, Zach Galligan, Marsha Mason

Votes: 510

21. 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: 569

22. The Dagger of Kamui (1985)

Not Rated | 132 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An orphan named Taro killed who Tein-Hei told her was the killer of his family. Taro found out, years later that Tein-Hei is the true killer and the man he killed was his father. Taro's ... See full summary »

Director: Rintaro | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Mami Koyama, Tarô Ishida, Yuriko Yamamoto

Votes: 583

23. Louie Bluie (1985)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Music

About the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Howard Armstrong, Ted Bogan, Jay Lynch

Votes: 670

24. Angry Harvest (1985)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance, War

In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Wojciech Pszoniak, Gerd Baltus

Votes: 696

25. Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except (1985)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Jack Stryker took two bullets in the leg in Vietnam and was carried back by one of his men. When he returns he tries to live a peaceful life in his cabin and resume dating his girlfriend, ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Becker | Stars: Robert Rickman, John Manfredi, Timothy Patrick Quill, Sam Raimi

Votes: 722

26. Blackout (1985)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Keith Carradine, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark, Michael Beck

Votes: 767

27. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1985 TV Movie)

G | 49 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Peanuts gang performs the classic Broadway musical.

Director: Sam Jaimes | Stars: Kevin Brando, Michael Dockery, Brad Kesten, Jeremy Scott Reinbolt

Votes: 820

28. O-Bi, O-Ba - The End of Civilization (1985)

88 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Set in an underground dungeon inhabited by bundled, ragged human beings, after the nuclear holocaust. The story follows the wanderings of a hero through the situations of survival. People ... See full summary »

Director: Piotr Szulkin | Stars: Jerzy Stuhr, Krystyna Janda, Kalina Jedrusik, Mariusz Dmochowski

Votes: 924

29. The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985 TV Movie)

50 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

At a council convened by The Great Ak, the forest being tells the story of Santa Claus to explain why he deserves to be made immortal.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Earl Hammond, Earle Hyman, Larry Kenney, Lynne Lipton

Votes: 932

30. Twice in a Lifetime (1985)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate.... See full summary »

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ann-Margret, Ellen Burstyn, Amy Madigan

Votes: 874 | Gross: $8.40M

31. Evils of the Night (1985)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Vacationing teens are systematically kidnapped and taken to a strange, rural hospital, run by a mysterious group that needs their blood.

Director: Mardi Rustam | Stars: Neville Brand, Aldo Ray, Tina Louise, John Carradine

Votes: 1,072

32. The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, History

In Victorian England, two grave robbers supply a wealthy doctor with bodies to research anatomy on, but greed causes them to look for a more simple way to get the job done. Based on the horrifying Burke and Hare case.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Jonathan Pryce, Twiggy, Julian Sands

Votes: 979 | Gross: $0.15M