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Best Films of 1985

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Such confidence in this title. A sequel never happened. The adventure begins and stops here.
There are a lot of reason why this movie didn't work. A big reason, Fred Ward... not very likable.
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People who added this item 289 Average listal rating (204 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Silverado (1985)
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People who added this item 410 Average listal rating (254 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Return to Oz (1985)
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People who added this item 266 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7
Real Genius (1985)
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People who added this item 127 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.6
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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
Losing hair, growing hair... growing too much hair. This was a sort of a fantastical fun adventure of a movie when I was a child. I recently watched a trailer and can tell it is not one that holds up well.
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People who added this item 305 Average listal rating (188 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
Fandango (1985)
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People who added this item 73 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 1162 Average listal rating (793 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 387 Average listal rating (278 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Spies Like Us (1985)
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People who added this item 314 Average listal rating (216 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Mask (1985)
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People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 128 Average listal rating (84 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
A Chorus Line (1985)
A musical about auditioning for a musical. I wouldn't quite call it one singular sensation, but it's all right.
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People who added this item 1208 Average listal rating (833 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 782 Average listal rating (503 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Re-Animator (1985)
People who added this item 111 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Jagged Edge (1985)
People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 704 Average listal rating (416 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
One of Disney's weaker efforts but still good fun.
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People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (84 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Summer Rental (1985)
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People who added this item 291 Average listal rating (142 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Hurt and Julia are a solid team in this risky film that works in the end.
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People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (148 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
People who added this item 517 Average listal rating (359 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
This sequel doesn't quite have the zeal of the first.
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People who added this item 229 Average listal rating (148 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.7
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People who added this item 68 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 759 Average listal rating (499 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Teen Wolf (1985)
No one has dunked a basketball with such authority since.
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People who added this item 194 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 385 Average listal rating (225 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.5
Volunteers (1985)


It's a little unclear what this movie wanted to be, which is maybe why it's lower in the ratings. With that said it's not all that bad, with odes to classics like "Bridge on the River Kwai" and "Lawrence of Arabia". Hanks plays the role well, like he always does.
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People who added this item 1046 Average listal rating (566 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
Ran (1985)
Kirosawa's color epic has a slow pace with a bloated running time. While it's beautiful shot and performed and the story strong, it's in the middle of the great filmmaker's rated films.
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People who added this item 508 Average listal rating (342 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Pale Rider (1985)
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People who added this item 305 Average listal rating (171 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 64 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
I'm not sure how to describe such a documentary. Somehow Ross McElwee makes mosquito bites, among other things, interesting. This is not actually a documentary directly about Sherman's March rather a man's modern day journey along the path of Sherman, occasionally bringing up Sherman's March.
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People who added this item 693 Average listal rating (474 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3


The first Bond movie I ever saw, something I still hold dear to my heart, haha
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People who added this item 1494 Average listal rating (783 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8


Spielberg's most daring movie at this point in his career. Another epic and another fine display of staging and acting.
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People who added this item 233 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.6
Shoah (1986)
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People who added this item 1382 Average listal rating (977 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
Rocky IV (1985)
And this is the first Rocky I ever saw, oddly enough, something I hold further from my heart but still perhaps my favorite because of it.
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People who added this item 327 Average listal rating (212 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 1066 Average listal rating (705 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Weird Science (1985)
Kelly LeBroc was what dreams were made of in 1985. The goofy duo who create her and the classic 80s high school setting makes for a fun movie.
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People who added this item 983 Average listal rating (640 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
Cocoon (1985)
Classic actors acting much younger than they are in Ron Howard's fun film that unfortunately doesn't hold up real well.
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People who added this item 802 Average listal rating (479 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7


A different type of film for Woody Allen, but it still possesses the usual quark and wit.
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People who added this item 489 Average listal rating (356 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
Filled with adventures the whole continent can love
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People who added this item 850 Average listal rating (586 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
Witness (1985)


Witness ford in his tamest movie to date. The Amish will do that to you.


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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
I watched this a ton as a kid, with the antics of Dudley Moore and what I thought was an 'accurate' portrayal of the history of of Claus.
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People who added this item 259 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
An obnoxious deal turned hilarious
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People who added this item 742 Average listal rating (421 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Out of Africa (1985)
Redford and Streep hold it down in the dark continent.
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People who added this item 1269 Average listal rating (896 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Commando (1985)


The opening sequence is as cheesy as it gets but the rest of the film is bad-ass and hilarious
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60 Films from 1985, the essential 80s year.


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Rated 5/10

King Solomon's Mines
Malibu Express
Once Bitten
Desperately Seeking Susan
Rated 4/10
Friday the 13th: The New Beginning
The Bride



This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz

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