Back to the Future
“Back to the Future” is a classic 1985 movie that follows the adventures of Marty McFly, a teenager who accidentally travels back in time to 1955. In his quest to fix the disruption he caused to his parents’ love story, Marty teams up with his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown. With a stellar cast including Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, this film takes you on a thrilling journey through time, filled with romance, comedy, and plenty of 80s nostalgia.
Come and See
“Come and See” is a powerful war film released in 1985 that tells the story of Florya, a young boy who joins the Resistance fighters after his village in Byelorussia is invaded by German forces. Alongside a girl named Glasha, Florya returns home to find his family and fellow villagers brutally massacred. The movie follows Florya’s harrowing journey through the nightmarish debris of war, as he battles between despair and hope for survival. Starring Aleksei Kravchenko and Olga Mironova, “Come and See” is a gripping portrayal of the devastating impact of war on innocent lives.
“Ran” is a captivating historical epic directed by the legendary Akira Kurosawa. Released in 1985, this late-life masterpiece reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear in sixteenth-century Japan. With a stellar cast including Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, and Jinpachi Nezu, the film delves into the destructive consequences of war, betrayal, greed, and the relentless pursuit of power within a family. It’s a majestic and thought-provoking exploration of human folly that will leave you in awe.
The Color Purple
“The Color Purple” is a powerful and moving film released in 1985. Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, and Oprah Winfrey, it tells the story of Celie, an African-American woman who endures unimaginable abuse and prejudice in the South. Despite the hardships she faces, Celie remains resilient, holding onto her dream of reuniting with her sister in Africa. This emotionally gripping tale spans over four decades, shedding light on the strength and perseverance of the human spirit.
The Breakfast Club
“The Breakfast Club” is a classic 1985 movie that tells the story of five high school students who find themselves in Saturday detention. With a power-hungry principal overseeing their punishment, the group, consisting of rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, brainy Brian, and jock Andrew, each get a chance to share their personal stories. As the day unfolds, they begin to see each other in a different light, leaving them questioning whether school will ever be the same again. Starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, and Ally Sheedy, this film is a must-watch for anyone looking for a relatable and thought-provoking high school drama.
“Brazil” is a captivating movie released in 1985 that follows the life of Sam Lowry, a low-level bureaucrat seeking an escape from his mundane existence. Through vivid daydreams, he envisions himself as a heroic figure saving a beautiful woman. However, when he becomes entangled in a complex web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy, and deceit while investigating a wrongful arrest, his fantasy world collides with reality. Starring talented actors like Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, and Michael Palin, this film offers a thought-provoking exploration of the human desire for adventure and the consequences of getting lost in a world of illusions.
“After Hours” is a thrilling comedy released in 1985 that follows the misadventures of an ordinary word processor who agrees to meet a girl he just met at a coffee shop in Soho. Little does he know, this decision leads him into a nightmarish series of events, making it the worst night of his life. Starring a talented cast including Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, and Linda Fiorentino, this movie is a must-watch for those seeking a mix of humor and suspense.
“Clue” is a thrilling murder mystery set in 1985. It follows six intriguing dinner guests who find themselves trapped in a mansion after their host, Mr. Boddy, is found dead. With each guest having a motive, it’s up to them and the chatty butler to uncover the killer’s identity before more bodies pile up. Starring an incredible ensemble cast including Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, Colleen Camp, Lee Ving, and Bill Henderson, this suspenseful film will keep you guessing until the very end. Released on December 13, 1985, it’s one of the best voted movies of that year.
Out of Africa
“Out of Africa” is a captivating film based on the true story of Danish author Karen Blixen. Set in the early 20th century, it follows Karen’s journey as she moves to Africa to start a new chapter in her life. With an incredible cast including Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, this 1985 release is a must-watch for anyone seeking a heartfelt and inspiring tale of adventure and self-discovery.
The Return of the Living Dead
“The Return of the Living Dead” is a cult classic horror film released in 1985. It follows two clumsy workers, Frank and Freddy, who accidentally unleash a gas in a warehouse, turning corpses into flesh-eating zombies. As the town falls victim to the epidemic, Frank, Freddy, and their boss team up with a mysterious mortician to fight for their survival against the gory and outrageous zombie attacks. Starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, and a talented ensemble cast, this movie is a must-watch for horror enthusiasts.
“Rocky IV” is a thrilling sports drama released in 1985. It follows the story of Rocky Balboa, who proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship. However, his reign is challenged by Drago, a formidable fighter backed by the Soviet Union. With an all-star cast including Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, and Dolph Lundgren, this movie promises intense boxing action and a gripping underdog story.
“Witness” is a captivating 1985 movie that takes us on a thrilling journey. Set in a Pennsylvania Dutch community, the story revolves around a detective who goes undercover to protect a young Amish boy who witnessed a brutal murder. With an incredible cast including Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis, this film beautifully combines elements of crime, romance, and cultural exploration, making it one of the best movies of 1985.
Day of the Dead
“Day of the Dead” is a thrilling 1985 movie that takes place in a missile silo, where a group of scientists, civilians, and soldiers are fighting to save humanity from a zombie apocalypse. Starring Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, and Joseph Pilato, this intense film will keep you on the edge of your seat as tensions rise inside the base and the zombies gather outside. Released on July 3, 1985, it’s definitely one of the best movies of that year!
“Fright Night” is a thrilling 1985 movie that follows the story of Charley Brewster, a high school student who stumbles upon the dark secrets of his charming new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige. Despite his efforts to convince others, Charley finds himself alone in his battle against the enigmatic Jerry. With a talented cast including Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, and Amanda Bearse, this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat as Charley fights to expose the true nature of his neighbor. Released on August 2, 1985, “Fright Night” is a must-watch for horror enthusiasts.
“Re-Animator” is a thrilling horror movie released in 1985. Set in a medical college, the story follows a dedicated student and his girlfriend who find themselves caught up in strange experiments involving the re-animation of dead tissue. With a talented cast including Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, and Barbara Crampton, this film is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat with its bizarre and chilling storyline.
“Ladyhawke” is a captivating fantasy film released in 1985. Starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer, it tells the story of Captain Etienne Navarre and Lady Isabeau, cursed to transform into a wolf and a hawk respectively. With the help of a thief named Philippe Gaston, they embark on a mission to overthrow a corrupt Bishop and break the spell that keeps them apart. It’s a thrilling tale of love, adventure, and the power of friendship.
“Commando” is an action-packed movie from 1985 that follows the story of John Matrix, a former leader of a special commando strike force. When his daughter is kidnapped, Matrix is forced to come out of retirement and take on an army of punks, killers, and even one of his former commandos. With the help of a feisty stewardess and an old friend, Matrix races against time to save his daughter before it’s too late. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, this thrilling film is a must-watch for action enthusiasts.
Rambo: First Blood Part II
“Rambo: First Blood Part II” is an action-packed movie released in 1985. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, and Charles Napier, it follows the story of John Rambo, who is released from prison for a secret mission in the jungles of Vietnam. With a gripping plot and a talented cast, this film is definitely one of the best voted movies of 1985.
“Cocoon” is a heartwarming sci-fi film released in 1985. It tells the story of a group of seniors who accidentally stumble upon a pool filled with alien cocoons, which grants them a newfound youthful energy. With a star-studded cast including Steve Guttenberg, Tahnee Welch, and Brian Dennehy, this movie is a delightful blend of comedy, drama, and a touch of extraterrestrial adventure.
“Weird Science” is a hilarious 1985 movie starring Anthony Michael Hall and Kelly LeBrock. It follows the story of two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, who create a stunning woman named Lisa using their computer. With Lisa’s help, they embark on a series of adventures that push them to step out of their comfort zones and become more confident. This comedy is a fun and entertaining watch, perfect for a movie night with friends.
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