Top Movies of 1985


The top movies of 1985 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

11. Clue

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Crime
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Jonathan Lynn
Actors: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull
Plot: Several people are invited to a mansion to settle a financial problem, but when one of the guests is murdered, the rest try to solve whodunit.

12. The Purple Rose of Cairo

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Woody Allen
Actors: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman, Stephanie Farrow, David Kieserman
Plot: A New Jersey waitress during the depression, Cecilia wants nothing more than to escape her dreary life. She decides to take in a show, The Purple Rose of Cairo, and is surprised when the star of the film, the dashing Tom Baxter, walks right out of the picture into her life. But Tom isn't real - and neither are the other versions who are suddenly walking off the screen all over the U.S. - what will all these Tom characters decide to do?

13. Runaway Train

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Actors: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner, John P. Ryan, Kenneth McMillan
Plot: Two escaped convicts inadvertently jump aboard a freight train that they discover is barreling out of control, without an engineer.

14. Silverado

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western/Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Actors: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover, John Cleese, Todd Allen
Plot: Four cowboys join forces to fight a corrupt sheriff and racer in the town of Silverado

15. Boy Meets Girl

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Leos Carax
Actors: Denis Lavant, Mireille Perrier, Carroll Brooks, Elie Poicard, Maïté Nahyr, Christian Cloarec
Plot: Two broken individuals find comfort in each other: an aspiring filmmaker who has just lost her lover and a suicidal woman who has just ended a failed romance herself. Directorial feature debut of Leon Carax.

16. Fright Night

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tom Holland
Actors: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall, Stephen Geoffreys, Jonathan Stark
Plot: A young B-horror movie buff becomes convinces his new next door neighbors are vampires. When nobody believes him, he recruits the skeptical host of his favorite TV show Fright Night.

17. After Hours

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong, Linda Fiorentino, Teri Garr
Plot: A typical, everyday guy who works as a word processor impulsively decides to visit Soho in order to meet up with a young woman he met in a coffee shop. That's the first bad decision he made, but the night is about to get oh so much worse for him.

18. Out of Africa

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Biography/Romance
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Sydney Pollack
Actors: Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Malick Bowens, Michael Kitchen, Michael Gough
Plot: A big game hunter lures a Danish Plantation Owner in Kenya into his passions for game and hunt while pulling her away from her husband.

19. Ladyhawke

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Richard Donner
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alfred Molina, Leo McKern, John Wood
Plot: Captain Navarre and Lady Isabeau have been on the run for more than two years. The evil Bishop of Aquila, consumed by jealousy and outraged by Lady Isabeau's refusal of his advances, orders the death of Navarre and curses the lovers. Navarre becomes a wolf by night, Lady Isabeau becomes a hawk by day. With the help of an unlikely ally, thief Philippe Gaston, they must confront the Bishop if there is any hope of breaking the curse. But will they reach the Bishop in time or will the curse become eternal?

20. What Have I Done to Deserve This? ( ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!! )

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Actors: Carmen Maura, Luis Hostalot, Ryo Hiruma, Ángel de Andrés López, Gonzalo Suárez, Verónica Forqué

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