1985 Top Ten List

  • The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen)
  • Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
  • Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis)
  • After Hours (Martin Scorsese)
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure (Tim Burton)
  • Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
  • Tampopo (Juzo Itami)
  • Lost in America (Albert Brooks)
  • A Room With a View (James Ivory)
  • The Breakfast Club (John Hughes)
  • Additional 1985 Films By Rating

  • My Life as a Dog (Lasse Hallström)
  • Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon)
  • A Zed & Two Noughts (Peter Greenaway)
  • The Color Purple (Steven Spielberg)
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (George Miller & George Ogilvie)
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Paul Schrader)
  • Mala Noche (Gus Van Sant)
  • Prizzi's Honor (John Huston)
  • My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears)
  • Police (Maurice Pialat)
  • Taipei Story (Edward Yang)
  • The Stuff (Larry Cohen)
  • The Return of the Living Dead (Dan O'Bannon)
  • Legend (Ridley Scott)
  • Hail Mary (Jean-Luc Godard)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (Jack Sholder)
  • Crimewave (Sam Raimi)
  • Phenomena (Dario Argento)
  • Insignificance (Nicolas Roeg)
  • The Practice of Love (Valie Export)
  • L'amour braque (Andrzej Zulawski)
  • Ladyhawke (Richard Donner)
  • Lifeforce (Tobe Hooper)
  • Clue (Jonathan Lynn)