1985 Filmsby PoppyTransfusion | created - 16 May 2012 | updated - 24 Oct 2017 | Public
The ones I've seen in order of preference from most to least favourite.
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1. My Life as a Dog (1985)
Unrated | 101 min | Drama, Comedy
A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives.
Votes: 17,147 | Gross: $8.35M
My favourite film and has been since seeing the film on release in 1987.
2. Witness (1985)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
When a young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder, policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.
Votes: 79,197 | Gross: $68.71M
3. Out of Africa (1985)
PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
Votes: 65,350 | Gross: $87.10M
4. Ran (1985)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama
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.
Votes: 100,695 | Gross: $3.52M
6. God's Country (1985 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary
Original footage of the prosperous farming community of Glencoe Minnesota, 60 miles west of Minneapolis, was filmed in 1979 for a PBS documentary. But for the next six years Malle was too ... See full summary »
7. Phenomena (1985)
R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery
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.
8. Runaway Train (1985)
R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.
Votes: 24,595 | Gross: $7.94M
10. Jagged Edge (1985)
R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A wealthy woman is murdered in her beach house. The husband is allegedly knocked out first. He inherits all her inherited wealth. He has a female corporate lawyer, criminal prosecutor 4 years ago, represent him in court. Guilty?
Votes: 12,265 | Gross: $40.50M
11. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
Votes: 949,660 | Gross: $210.61M
12. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.
Votes: 13,040 | Gross: $2.45M
14. Police (1985)
113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A moody, jaded police detective, while investigating a drug ring, falls for a mysterious woman and is drawn into a shady and dangerous scheme.
16. Subway (1985)
R | 104 min | Thriller
On improvising a burglary at a shady tycoon's home, Fred takes refuge in the hip and surreal universe of the Paris Metro and encounters its assorted denizens, the tycoon's henchmen and his disenchanted young wife.
Votes: 13,051 | Gross: $0.39M
17. The Color Purple (1985)
PG-13 | 154 min | Drama
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
Votes: 72,112 | Gross: $98.47M
18. Pale Rider (1985)
R | 115 min | Drama, Western
A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.
Votes: 48,310 | Gross: $41.41M
19. Peril (1985)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A magnate and his younger wife hire David to teach guitar to their teenage daughter. The wife quickly seduces David, and simultaneously he strikes up an acquaintance with the family's ... See full summary »
20. Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two Soviet sailors, Peter and Sergei, go ashore in Liverpool to spend one night on the town. Peter can speak a minimal amount of English but it's enough to make contact with two ... See full summary »
23. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Votes: 26,377 | Gross: $17.31M
24. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
R | 120 min | Drama
A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.
Votes: 13,096 | Gross: $17.04M
25. She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas (1985)
PG | 86 min | Comedy
Eight women attend one of Britain's toughest survival schools to challenge themselves and conquer their fears. They learn that there is more to survival than passing the course.
26. A Room with a View (1985)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 36,295 | Gross: $20.97M
28. 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.
Votes: 6,363 | Gross: $25.63M
29. Clue (1985)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.
Votes: 70,582 | Gross: $14.64M
30. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
A bored suburban housewife, seeking escape from her life, suffers amnesia after an accident, wakes up, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.
Votes: 19,361 | Gross: $27.40M
31. Brewster's Millions (1985)
PG | 102 min | Comedy
A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars in thirty days, in order to inherit three hundred million dollars. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.
Votes: 33,169 | Gross: $38.80M
32. Mask (1985)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
A teenager with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempt to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Votes: 24,159 | Gross: $48.23M
33. Morons from Outer Space (1985)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A trio of moronic aliens crash-land on Earth and become celebrities, while a fourth alien, who arrives separately, finds himself ignored.
Votes: 1,652 | Gross: $0.44M
Forgotten that I saw this. Mel Smith's death reminded me of this film, which was pretty dire. Even so it's still better than the ironically titled Perfect.