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.

31. Explorers

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.7 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Joe Dante
Actors: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, James Cromwell, Jason Presson, Dana Ivey, Bobby Fite
Plot: Young kids are infatuated with aliens, develop technology to create a shield that can be controlled via computer programs - all with out the knowledge of their parents.

32. The Sure Thing

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Rob Reiner
Actors: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards, Tim Robbins, Nicollette Sheridan, Boyd Gaines
Plot: Inexperienced main character is promised a "sure thing" with a hot blonde in California. Meanwhile, he is traveling with an average brunette to get there until his feelings change.

33. Return of the Living Dead

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.7 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Dan O'Bannon
Actors: Clu Gulager, James Karen, John Philbin, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph
Plot: Two dimwit employess at a medical supply warehouse find a barrel in the basement. After opening it, they release a deadly gas that starts a chain reaction that brings the dead to life and they're only after one thing: Brains.

34. Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Adventure
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Bernard Deyriès, Kimio Yabuki
Actors: Bettina Bush, Pat Fraley, Peter Cullen, Robbie Lee, Andre Stojka, Rhonda Aldrich

35. Rocky IV

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.6 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Brigitte Nielsen, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers
Plot: Rocky Challenges the Soviet who killed his Friend Apollo Creed even though he appears out matched by a cheater.

36. Jagged Edge

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.7 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Richard Marquand
Actors: Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Peter Coyote, Lance Henriksen, James Karen, Robert Loggia

37. The New Kids

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Actors: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader, John Philbin, Eric Stoltz, David H. MacDonald

38. The Black Cauldron

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.6 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Ted Berman, Richard Rich
Actors: Grant Bardsley, Susan Sheridan, Freddie Jones, Nigel Hawthorne, Arthur Malet, John Byner
Plot: A swords-and-sorcery epic set in an ancient land, where young pig keeper Taran dreams of becoming a warrior and the evil Horned King is trying to obtain the Black Cauldron to raise an army of the dead. With the help of strong-willed Princess Eilonwy, Taran encounters mystical beings as he sets out to find the Cauldron before the dreaded Horned King can get his hands on it.

39. The Mean Season

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Phillip Borsos
Actors: Kurt Russell, Mariel Hemingway, Richard Jordan, Richard Masur, Joe Pantoliano, Andy Garcia
Plot: A reporter in Miami is fed up with writing about local murders and promises his girlfriend they will move away. But before he leaves, he begins receiving calls from a man claiming to be the latest murdered he has been reporting on. He promises to kill more and call again. As the murders and calls both keep coming, the reporter realizes he's in far deeper than ever before.

40. The Journey of Natty Gann

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.7 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Jeremy Kagan
Actors: Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Lainie Kazan, Scatman Crothers, Ray Wise, Verna Bloom
Plot: Natty, a twelve year old girl and her father are on their own during the Depression. When Natty's father has to leave her while he looks for work in another state, Natty runs away from her guardian to follow her father. While she travels west, she rescues a wolf who becomes her travel companion. When the train she was on derails, Natty's father is informed that she is dead. Out of despair, her father volunteers for the most dangerous position at his work. Can Natty survive the dangers of life on the road and get to her father in time?

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