Year 1985

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1. The Good Father (1985)

R | 90 min | Drama

Bill (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is a man who's very bitter about his divorce and losing custody of his son. So, when one of his friends is being sued for divorce by his wife, so that she can ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Frances Viner

Votes: 447 | Gross: $0.42M

2. O.C. and Stiggs (1985)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Daniel Jenkins, Neill Barry, Jane Curtin, Paul Dooley

Votes: 1,135 | Gross: $0.03M

3. 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: 12,615 | Gross: $10.50M

4. Burke & Wills (1985)

PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A story based on true events about two explorers on a doomed journey trying to cross Australia on foot in the 19 century.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Jack Thompson, Nigel Havers, Greta Scacchi, Matthew Fargher

Votes: 191

5. Camorra (A Story of Streets, Women and Crime) (1985)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

After Annunziata (Angela Molina) opens up a hostel with her friend Antonio (Daniel Ezralow) she is saved from being raped by a Camorra (organized crime) boss when the gangster is suddenly ... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Ángela Molina, Harvey Keitel, Isa Danieli, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 204

6. The Dirt Bike Kid (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

When his mother sends Jack off with money to buy groceries, he comes home with a magic supercharged dirt bike instead. His mother is furious, but when Jack uses the magic bike to save the ... See full summary »

Director: Hoite C. Caston | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Stuart Pankin, Anne Bloom, Patrick Collins

Votes: 869

7. Dona Herlinda and Her Son (1985)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rodolfo (Trevino) is a young bachelor doctor who has a love affair with a younger music student, Ramon (Meza). When Rodolfo's mother begins to urge his son to get married, he quickly asks ... See full summary »

Director: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo | Stars: Arturo Meza, Marco Treviño, Guadalupe Del Toro, Letícia Lupercio

Votes: 411

8. Echo Park (1985)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everyone is more than they initially seem. May waits tables, raises a son, Henry, and is an aspiring actress. She needs a roommate and takes in... See full summary »

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Susan Dey, Tom Hulce, Michael Bowen, Christopher Walker

Votes: 570 | Gross: $0.70M

9. Head Office (1985)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

31 Metascore

Lazy, womanizing Jack gets employed at the NYC HQ of the multinational conglomerate, INC. Crazy chaos, promotions, firings, suicides etc. seem to be the way of the day.

Director: Ken Finkleman | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Eddie Albert, Lori-Nan Engler, Merritt Butrick

Votes: 1,283 | Gross: $3.39M

10. Hey Babu Riba (1985)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

In 1985, four middle-aged Yugoslav emigres return to Belgrade for the funeral of Mariana, their beautiful compatriot. They called her Esther, for Esther Williams, she was the coxswain for ... See full summary »

Director: Jovan Acin | Stars: Gala Videnovic, Relja Basic, Nebojsa Bakocevic, Marko Todorovic

Votes: 719 | Gross: $0.14M

Hey Babu Riba

11. Mesmerized (1985)

PG | 94 min | Drama

An orphaned New Zealand girl married to an older, wealthy businessman learns to deal with his strange sexual desires.

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Michael Murphy, Dan Shor

Votes: 730

Mesmerized

12. Radioactive Dreams (1985)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After a nuclear war, Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent fifteen years on their own in a bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, nineteen-years-old,... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: John Stockwell, Michael Dudikoff, Michele Little, Lisa Blount

Votes: 1,436 | Gross: $0.22M

13. A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

In a Florence pensione circa 1900 with English guests, George and his dad offer their rooms with views to Lucy and her chaperone. Lucy and George get acquainted but Lucy returns to England. George and Lucy meet again but now she's engaged.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

Votes: 36,136 | Gross: $20.97M

14. Sherman's March (1985)

Not Rated | 157 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

Documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee sets out to make a movie about Union General Sherman's March to the Sea towards the end of the American Civil War, but keeps getting sidetracked by his own love life.

Director: Ross McElwee | Stars: Ross McElwee, Dede McElwee, Ross McElwee Jr., Patricia Rendleman

Votes: 2,181

15. Star Knight (1985)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Princess Alba is abducted by a dragon, and it's up to Klever to save her. But, it turns out that this dragon is an alien spacecraft, and Alba falls in love with the human-alien inside it.

Director: Fernando Colomo | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Harvey Keitel, Fernando Rey, Maria Lamor

Votes: 572

16. Tampopo (1985)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy

A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kôji Yakusho

Votes: 13,504 | Gross: $0.22M

17. UFOria (1985)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Sheldon Bart is a drifter, and a small-time con man. He meets his old friend, Brother Bud, a big-time con man into faith healing and fencing stolen cars, at his revival tent outside a small... See full summary »

Director: John Binder | Stars: Cindy Williams, Harry Dean Stanton, Fred Ward, Beverly Hope Atkinson

Votes: 371

18. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn join Mark Twain on his airship to meet Halley's Comet.

Director: Will Vinton | Stars: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

Votes: 2,310 | Gross: $0.85M

19. 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: 50,245 | Gross: $10.60M

20. 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: 6,344 | Gross: $25.63M

21. 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: 912 | Gross: $0.38M

22. 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: 282

23. 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: 5,235 | Gross: $1.40M

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: 673

25. The Assam Garden (1985)

92 min | Drama

An Englishwoman and her Indian neighbor bond while fixing up her Imperial-style garden. Meanwhile, present day concerns and painful memories intrude.

Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Ronald Russell, Daisy Bell, Peggy Ann Wood

Votes: 135

26. The Assisi Underground (1985)

PG | 115 min | Drama, History, War

This film sheds light on the role of the Catholic Church and the people of Assisi in rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis in 1943.

Director: Alexander Ramati | Stars: Ben Cross, James Mason, Irene Papas, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 287

27. 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'Neill | Stars: Betsy Russell, Rory Calhoun, Susan Tyrrell, Ossie Davis

Votes: 1,019 | Gross: $5.62M

28. The Aviator (1985)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Drama

A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Rosanna Arquette, Jack Warden, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 1,024 | Gross: $1.30M

29. 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: 2,915 | Gross: $14.97M

30. 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: 1,142 | Gross: $2.69M

31. 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

32. The Berlin Affair (1985)

R | 96 min | Drama

Set in 1938 Berlin, Louise Von Hollendorf is the wife of a young Nazi diplomat who meets and falls in love with a certain Mitsuko Matsugae, an artist and the daughter of the Japanese ... See full summary »

Director: Liliana Cavani | Stars: Gudrun Landgrebe, Kevin McNally, Mio Takaki, Hanns Zischler

Votes: 448

33. 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: 38,868 | Gross: $10.30M

34. Bliss (1985)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

After a near-death experience, a man wonders if he actually did die and is now in Hell.

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Barry Otto, Lynette Curran, Helen Jones, Miles Buchanan

Votes: 1,177 | Gross: $0.66M

35. The Boys Next Door (1985)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Maxwell Caulfield, Charlie Sheen, Patti D'Arbanville, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 2,287

36. The Bride (1985)

PG-13 | 118 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

30 Metascore

After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".

Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Sting, Jennifer Beals, Anthony Higgins, Clancy Brown

Votes: 2,704 | Gross: $3.60M

37. Bring on the Night (1985)

PG-13 | 97 min | Documentary, Music

Documents the preparation and rehearsals for Sting's first solo concert, as well as his supporting band's opinions on their leader and his controversial efforts.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Miles A. Copeland III, Gil Friesen, Vic Garbarini, Omar Hakim

Votes: 482 | Gross: $1.89M

38. Broken Rainbow (1985)

70 min | Documentary, History

Documentary chronicling the government relocation of 10,000 Navajo Indians in Arizona.

Director: Victoria Mudd | Stars: Martin Sheen, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Burgess Meredith, Laura Nyro

Votes: 185

39. The Care Bears Movie (1985)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Care Bears watch over a young brother and sister who have lost their trust in humanity. Meanwhile an evil wizard wishes to cover the Earth in concrete.

Director: Arna Selznick | Stars: Georgia Engel, Mickey Rooney, Jackie Burroughs, Sunny Besen Thrasher

Votes: 4,891 | Gross: $22.93M

40. 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: 171

41. 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: 380 | Gross: $1.38M

42. 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: 8,584 | Gross: $14.20M

43. The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own ... See full summary »

Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Eric Roberts, Greta Scacchi, Bill Kerr, Chris Haywood

Votes: 2,691

44. 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: 841 | Gross: $0.52M

45. 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: 6,168 | Gross: $20.35M

46. Colonel Redl (1985)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, History

Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer), an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hans Christian Blech, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gudrun Landgrebe

Votes: 2,435 | Gross: $0.00M

47. Come and See (1985)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, War

After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Votes: 44,044

48. Coming Through (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Romance