Film Independent Spirit Awards

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1. 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: 52,196 | Gross: $10.60M

2. Blood Simple (1984)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

81 Metascore

A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 81,489 | Gross: $2.15M

3. Smooth Talk (1985)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A free-spirited 15-year-old girl flirts with a dangerous stranger in the Northern California suburbs and must prepare herself for the frightening and traumatic consequences.

Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Treat Williams, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place, Margaret Welsh

Votes: 1,590 | Gross: $0.02M

4. The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

PG | 108 min | Drama

In 1940s Texas, an elderly woman is determined to visit her childhood home for one last time.

Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

Votes: 3,783 | Gross: $7.47M

5. Trouble in Mind (1985)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The lives of an ex-con, a coffee-shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect in the fictional and hypnotic Rain City.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Keith Carradine, Lori Singer, Geneviève Bujold

Votes: 1,513 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart (1985)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

In San Francisco, an immigrant Chinese widow welcomes the new year with some unhappiness: she's 62 now, she wants to make a trip to China to pay last respects to her ancestors, a fortune ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Laureen Chew, Kim Chew, Victor Wong, Ida F.O. Chung

Votes: 347

7. Crossover Dreams (1985)

86 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Salsa singer screws over everybody on his way to the top; when his latest record flops, his career starts doing downhill.

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Rubén Blades, Shawn Elliott, Tom Signorelli, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 105

8. Wildrose (1984)

95 min | Drama

Shedding her abusive husband, June starts life anew by taking a job as a heavy-machinery operator in an otherwise all-male Minnesota iron mine.

Director: John Hanson | Stars: Lisa Eichhorn, Tom Bower, James Cada, Cinda Jackson

Votes: 61

9. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

R | 120 min | Drama

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy

Votes: 13,290 | Gross: $17.04M

10. Dreamchild (1985)

PG | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Coral Browne, Ian Holm, Peter Gallagher, Caris Corfman

Votes: 1,375 | Gross: $1.22M

11. The Hit (1984)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

Ten years later, after ratting on his old mobster friends in exchange for personal immunity, two hit men drive a hardened criminal to Paris for his execution. However, while on the way, whatever can go wrong, does go wrong.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke, Terence Stamp

Votes: 6,709 | Gross: $0.88M

12. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama

96 Metascore

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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Votes: 102,546 | Gross: $3.52M

13. Platoon (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

92 Metascore

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David

Votes: 359,608 | Gross: $138.53M

14. Down by Law (1986)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Votes: 44,611 | Gross: $1.44M

15. Blue Velvet (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

76 Metascore

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Votes: 167,244 | Gross: $8.55M

16. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

75 Metascore

After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 341,898 | Gross: $52.29M

17. Salvador (1986)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, Thriller

An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: James Woods, Jim Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage

Votes: 18,121

18. The Great Wall Is a Great Wall (1986)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

When computer programmer, Leo Fang, is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese, and quits. He takes his Chinese-American family to Mainland China to visit his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wang | Stars: Peter Wang, Sharon Iwai, Kelvin Han Yee, Qinqin Li

Votes: 306

19. True Stories (1986)

PG | 89 min | Musical, Comedy

67 Metascore

A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show.

Director: David Byrne | Stars: David Byrne, John Goodman, Annie McEnroe, Jo Harvey Allen

Votes: 5,136 | Gross: $2.55M

20. Desert Hearts (1985)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

A woman on the precipice of divorce becomes drawn to a ranchowner's daughter.

Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

Votes: 4,544 | Gross: $2.49M

21. She's Gotta Have It (1986)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

79 Metascore

Story of a woman and her three lovers.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Spike Lee

Votes: 8,543 | Gross: $7.14M

22. Belizaire the Cajun (1986)

PG | 103 min | Drama, History, Romance

A Cajun man attempts to save his town.

Director: Glen Pitre | Stars: Armand Assante, Gail Youngs, Michael Schoeffling, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 408 | Gross: $1.44M

23. Hoosiers (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

76 Metascore

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley

Votes: 40,530 | Gross: $28.61M

24. Native Son (1986)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Romance

In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Victor Love, Matt Dillon, Elizabeth McGovern, Geraldine Page

Votes: 501 | Gross: $1.30M

25. On Valentine's Day (1986)

PG | 106 min | Drama

On Valentine's Day is the central film in Horton Foote's semi-autobiographical trilogy that also includes Courtship and 1918. It is a nearly verbatim retelling of his stage play and the sets and costumes.

Director: Ken Harrison | Stars: Hallie Foote, Michael Higgins, Richard Jenkins, William Converse-Roberts

Votes: 137

26. A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

In a Florence pensione circa 1900 with English guests, George Emerson (Julian Sands) and his dad (Denholm Elliott) offer their rooms with views to Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) and her chaperone, Charlotte Bartlett (Dame Maggie Smith). 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: 36,827 | Gross: $20.97M

27. Men... (1985)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

A man's wife leaves him to take up with an artist, so the man responds by becoming the artist's roommate.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Heiner Lauterbach, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Ulrike Kriener, Janna Marangosoff

Votes: 1,112

28. Mona Lisa (1986)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A man recently released from prison manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 12,164 | Gross: $5.79M

29. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Richard Graham

Votes: 13,295 | Gross: $2.45M

30. 28 Up (1984 TV Movie)

136 min | Documentary, Biography

Director Michael Apted interviews the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,357

31. Street Smart (1987)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

A New York journalist lies when his fake story about a pimp describes a real pimp up for murder.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Kathy Baker, Mimi Rogers, Jay Patterson

Votes: 2,563 | Gross: $1.12M

32. Matewan (1987)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History

73 Metascore

A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham

Votes: 6,740 | Gross: $1.68M

33. Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Writer, ex-con and 40-something bottle-baby Tim Madden, who is prone to black-outs, awakens from a two-week bender to discover a pool of blood in his car, a blond woman's severed head in ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Mailer | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Isabella Rossellini, Debra Stipe, Wings Hauser

Votes: 1,145 | Gross: $0.86M

34. The Whales of August (1987)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Two aged sisters reflect on life and the past during a late summer day in Maine.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, Ann Sothern

Votes: 4,036 | Gross: $1.34M

35. The Dead (1987)

PG | 83 min | Drama

Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend an early January dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany

Votes: 6,701 | Gross: $4.37M

36. The Glass Menagerie (1987)

PG | 134 min | Drama

A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich, Karen Allen, James Naughton

Votes: 1,822 | Gross: $0.90M

37. Shy People (1987)

R | 118 min | Drama

New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Barbara Hershey, Martha Plimpton, Merritt Butrick

Votes: 1,081 | Gross: $0.77M

38. Swimming to Cambodia (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

Spalding Gray discusses his participation in the film The Killing Fields (1984) and the background story about the troubles of Cambodia.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Spalding Gray, Sam Waterston, Ira Wheeler

Votes: 1,896 | Gross: $1.09M

39. River's Edge (1986)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

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