1985 Top 50 Movies


The Goonies  

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure. Dir: Richard Donner With: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen


Back to the Future  

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. Dir: Robert Zemeckis With: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd,


The Breakfast Club  

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. Dir: John Hughes With: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald


Weird Science  

Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that. Dir: John Hughes With: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock



Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery. Dir: Jonathan Lynn With: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn



A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry



A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. Dir: Terry Gilliam With: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro


St. Elmo's Fire  

A Group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood. Their main problem is that they're all self-centered and obnoxious. Dir: Joel Schumacher With: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy


Rambo: First Blood Part II  

John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam. Dir: George P. Cosmatos With: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier


The Color Purple  

The life and trials of a young African American woman. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey


Fright Night  

When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him. Dir: Tom Holland With: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse


Rocky IV  

After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, literally destroys Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge. Dir: Sylvester Stallone With: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young


A View to a Kill  

An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley. Dir: John Glen With: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts


A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge  

A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger who is out to possess him to continue his murdering in the real world. Dir: Jack Sholder With: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers



A teenager with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances. Dir: Peter Bogdanovich With: Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott



Ben Crandall, an alien-obsessed kid, dreams one night of a circuit board. Drawing out the circuit, he and his friends Wolfgang and Darren set it up... Dir: Joe Dante With: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Bobby Fite


Teen Wolf  

A struggling high school student with problems discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf. Dir: Rod Daniel With: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti



A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter to blackmail him into starting a revolution and getting an exiled dictator back into power. Dir: Mark L. Lester With: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya


Day of the Dead  

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. Dir: George A. Romero With: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato


Pee-wee's Big Adventure  

When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life. Dir: Tim Burton With: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton


Return to Oz  

Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful. Dir: Walter Murch With: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh


Pale Rider  

A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land. Dir: Clint Eastwood With: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress


Better Off Dead...  

A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier. Dir: Savage Steve Holland With: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby


Desperately Seeking Susan  

A bored suburban housewife, seeking adventure to her life, accidentally gets hit on the head, wakes up with amnesia, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan. Dir: Susan Seidelman With: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn



A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace. Dir: Tobe Hooper With: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth


Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome  

A former Australian policeman is rescued by a tribe of children when he is banished from a desert town and sent into the desert to die by the desert town's evil queen. Dir: George Miller, George Ogilvie With: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence



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. Dir: Peter Weir With: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas


A Room with a View  

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views... Dir: James Ivory With: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott


Out of Africa  

In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter. Dir: Sydney Pollack With: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer



1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of highschool... Dir: Mel Damski With: Doug McKeon, Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelly Preston


Enemy Mine  

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor... Dir: Wolfgang Petersen With: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James



A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus. Dir: Stuart Gordon With: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton



An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu


The Return of the Living Dead  

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies. Dir: Dan O'Bannon With: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa



Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, Los Angeles journalist, really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes... Dir: Michael Ritchie With: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson


Girls Just Want to Have Fun  

Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular... Dir: Alan Metter With: Sarah Jessica Parker, Biff Yeager, Lee Montgomery



When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigour. Dir: Ron Howard With: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn


The Black Cauldron  

A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can. Dir: Ted Berman, Richard Rich With: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan


Friday the 13th: A New Beginning  

Still haunted by his gruesome past, Tommy Jarvis - the boy who killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if somehow he is connected to brutal slayings occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives. Dir: Danny Steinmann With: Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Shavar Ross


Red Sonja  

A vengeful woman sets out to retrieve a magic orb from an evil queen whom she vows vengeance upon after the evil queen slain her family and her loyal warriors raped her. Dir: Richard Fleischer With: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman


Silver Bullet  

A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives Marty Coslaw, - a paralytic boy - his uncle and his sister - the narrator of the story. Dir: Daniel Attias With: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim


Real Genius  

Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a laser. Dir: Martha Coolidge With: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink


Just One of the Guys  

Terry Griffith has got it all -- looks, popularity, the perfect college boyfriend, and an article that's... Dir: Lisa Gottlieb With: Joyce Hyser, Clayton Rohner, Billy Jayne



A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town. Dir: Lawrence Kasdan With: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner


After Hours  

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom


The Last Dragon  

In New York City, a young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow... Dir: Michael Schultz With: Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney


To Live and Die in L.A.  

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner. Dir: William Friedkin With: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow


Once Bitten  

A vampire Countess needs to drink the blood of a virgin in order to keep her eternal beauty. It seems that all is hopeless, until she bumps into Mark Kendall. Dir: Howard Storm With: Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey, Karen Kopins


Runaway Train  

Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving. Dir: Andrey Konchalovskiy With: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay


Spies Like Us  

Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War. Dir: John Landis With: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest