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A list of the best movies of 1985, from instant classics like Back to the Future to cult hits like The Goonies. The '80s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. Over the years we were all exposed to new stars and big blockbusters and 1985 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies, and dramas in history from PG-13 movies to Rated R thrillers. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years after they were first released becoming some of the best movies ever made. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on this list of the top 1985 films.
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Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1985
Weird Science Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

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Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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Pee-wee's Big Adventure Phil Hartman, Morgan Fairchild, Tim Burton

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Fletch Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Geena Davis

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St. Elmo's Fire Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson

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Cocoon Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard, Brian Dennehy

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Commando Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alyssa Milano, Bill Paxton

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The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1985
The Color Purple Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne

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Rambo: First Blood Part II Sylvester Stallone, Charles Napier, Richard Crenna

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Witness is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1985
Witness Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover

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Real Genius Val Kilmer, Chevy Chase, Deborah Foreman

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Spies Like Us Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope

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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1985
Fright Night Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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National Lampoon's European Vacation Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly DAngelo

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Teen Wolf Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton

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Legend Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Tina Turner, Mel Gibson, Rebekah Elmaloglou

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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Steve Guttenberg, Jason Hervey, Bubba Smith

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The Jewel of the Nile Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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Better Off Dead John Cusack, E.G. Daily, David Ogden Stiers

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Clue Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn

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Pale Rider Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn, Michael Moriarty

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Mask Cher, Laura Dern, Sam Elliott

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Brewster's Millions Richard Pryor, John Candy, Rick Moranis

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1985
Brazil Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm

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Ladyhawke Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

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Desperately Seeking Susan Madonna, Rosanna Arquette, John Turturro

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A View to a Kill Christopher Walken, Roger Moore, Grace Jones

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: F... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1985
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Robert Englund, Hope Lange, Clu Gulager

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Just One of the Guys Sherilyn Fenn, William Zabka, Joyce Hyser

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Out of Africa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 1985
Out of Africa Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Iman Abdulmajid

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The Legend of Billie Jean Christian Slater, Helen Slater, Dean Stockwell

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Summer Rental John Candy, Joey Lawrence, Rip Torn

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Enemy Mine Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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The Sure Thing John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Nicollette Sheridan

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After Hours Martin Scorsese, Teri Garr, Catherine O'Hara

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Once Bitten Jim Carrey, Megan Mullally, Lauren Hutton

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Friday the 13th: A New Beginni... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 1985
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning Corey Feldman, Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.

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Cat's Eye Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Charles S. Dutton

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The Falcon and the Snowman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1985
The Falcon and the Snowman Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton, Michael Ironside

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Silverado Kevin Costner, John Cleese, Kevin Kline

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To Live and Die in L.A. Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

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Explorers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1985
Explorers Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, James Cromwell

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Runaway Train is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 1985
Runaway Train Jon Voight, Rebecca De Mornay, Eric Roberts

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Fright Night Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

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The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1985
The Return of the Living Dead Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley

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Vision Quest is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1985
Vision Quest Madonna, Forest Whitaker, Linda Fiorentino