Movies

Movies of 1985


Top-grossing movies for the week of Nov. 29, 1985:

1. Rocky IV
2. Santa Claus: The Movie
3. One Magic Christmas
4. King Solomon's Mines
5. Back to the Future



'85 Forgotten movie of the month: The movie from 1985 starring Steve Guttenberg that wasn't "Cocoon" or one of the "Police Academy" movies, "Bad Medicine" is a comedy about a pre-med student trying to live up to his family's medical history but unable to get into a decent school. He instead attends a down-and-out medical school "somewhere in Central America." Also starring Alan Arkin and Julie Hagerty ('80s fans will also recognize notables from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Revenge of the Nerds," and "Hannah and Her Sisters").



Top-grossing movies for the week of Nov. 22, 1985

1. Rocky IV
2. King Solomon's Mines
3. One Magic Christmas
4. Jagged Edge
5. Back To The Future


 
Top-grossing movies for the week of Nov. 15, 1985

1. Once Bitten
2. Jagged Edge
3. Target
4. To Live And Die In L.A.
5. Death Wish 3

Top-grossing movies for the week of Nov. 8., 1985

1. Death Wish 3
2. Target
3. To Live And Die In L.A.
4. Jagged Edge
5. Transylvania 6-5000



Top-grossing movies for the week of Nov. 1, 1985:

1. Death Wish 3
2. To Live And Die In L.A.
3. Jagged Edge
4. A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
5. Back To The Future



'85 forgotten movie of the month: A personal favorite, "After Hours," is a black comedy, starring Griffin Dunne as Paul Hackett, a word processor trying with no success to get home one night from New York's SoHo district. The Martin Scorsese-directed movie is a paranoia cult classic.


Movies in the news '85: Oct. 26, 1985 is a significant date in two movies. In "Back To the Future," Oct. 26, 1985 is the date when Marty and Doc arrive at the Twin Pines Mall to carry out their time travel experiment. In the 1992 movie "Death Becomes Her," October 26, 1985 is the date Helen (Goldie Hawn) drinks the eternal youth potion. Both movies are directed by Robert Zemeckis.


 

Top-grossing movies for the week of Oct. 25, 1985

1. Jagged Edge
2. Commando
3. Krush Groove
4. Back To The Future
5. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
 

Top-grossing movies for the week of Oct. 18, 1985

1. Commando
2. Jagged Edge
3. Back To The Future
4. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
5. Silver Bullet


Top-grossing movies for the week of Oct. 11, 1985:

1. Commando
2. Jagged Edge
3. Silver Bullet
4. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
5. Back To The Future



Top-grossing movies for the week of Oct. 4, 1985:

1. Commando
2. Jagged Edge
3. Agnes Of God
4. Back To The Future
5. Invasion USA


'85 forgotten movie of the month: An action movie starring Ed Harris and Max von Sydow, "Code Name: Emerald" is about an Allies spy working undercover in Nazi Germany during World War II. He is sent to rescue one of the few people who knows the date and location of "D Day". It's the first theatrical movie produced by NBC.


 
Top-grossing movies the week of Sept. 27, 1985:

1. Invasion USA
2. Back To The Future
3. Teen Wolf
4. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
5. Maxie

Top-grossing movies the week of Sept. 20, 1985:

1. Back To The Future
2. Creator
3. Teen Wolf
4. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
5. Compromising Positions


Movies in the news '85: The moves for the Christmas-release period are revealed on Sept. 17. Among them are "White Nights," starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines; "Murphy's Romance," starring Sally Field and James Garner; "Rocky IV"; "Clue"; "Santa Claus - The Movie"; "Out of Africa," starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep; "The Money Pit"; "Spies Like Us," starring Dan Akroyd and Chevy Chase; and "The Color Purple".


Top-grossing moves for the week of Sept. 13, 1985

1. Back To The Future
2. Teen Wolf
3. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
4. Compromising Positions
5. Cocoon

Top-grossing movies for the week of Sept. 6, 1985:

1. Back To The Future
2. Teen Wolf
3. Compromising Positions
4. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
5. Year Of The Dragon

Top-grossing movies for the week of Aug. 30, 1985:

1. Back To The Future
2. Teen Wolf
3. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
4. American Ninja
5. Compromising Positions

Top-grossing movies for the week of Aug. 23, 1985:

1. Back To The Future
2. Teen Wolf
3. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
4. Volunteers
5. Year Of The Dragon


'85 forgotten movie of the month: "The Bride" is an adaptation of "Frankenstein" and starred Sting as Frankenstein and Jennifer Beals as Eva, the ideal female mate Frankenstein created for his monster. The fantasy film received virtually universally poor reviews and Beals was nominated for a Razzie as worst actress.

Top-grossing moves for the week of Aug. 16, 1985

1. Back To The Future
2. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
3. Volunteers
4. Return Of The Living Dead
5. Year Of The Dragon

Top-grossing movies for the week of Aug. 9, 1985

1. Back To The Future
2. Summer Rental
3. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
4. European Vacation
5. Fright Night

Top-grossing movies for the week of Aug. 2, 1985:

1. Back To The Future
2. European Vacation
3. Fright Night
4. Weird Science
5. The Black Cauldron


Top-grossing movies for the week of July 26, 1985:

1. European Vacation
2. Back To The Future
3. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (re-issue)
4. The Black Cauldron
5. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome


'85 forgotten movie of the month: "Red Sonja" marked the film debut of Brigitte Nielsen as the title character of a sword-wielding Amazonian who battles the evil Queen Gedren, avenges her family's death and saves the world. Universally panned and criticized, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who played Lord Kalidor, has called it "the worst film I ever made." However, a second Red Sonja movie has been in the works for years. 

Top-grossing movies for the week of July 19, 1985:

1. Back To The Future
2. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (re-issue)
3. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
4. Cocoon
5. Silverado

Top-grossing movies for the week of July 12, 1985:

1. Back To The Future
2. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
3. Cocoon
4. Silverado
5. Rambo: First Blood, Part 2


Top-grossing movies for the week of July 5, 1985:

1. Back To The Future
2. Pale Rider
3. Cocoon
4. Rambo: First Blood, Part 2
5. The Emerald Forest



Top-grossing movies for the week of June 28, 1985:

1. Pale Rider
2. Cocoon
3. Rambo: First Blood, Part 2
4. St. Elmo's Fire
5. The Goonies


Top-grossing movies for the week of June 21, 1985:

1. Cocoon
2. Rambo: First Blood, Part 2
3. The Goonies
4. Lifeforce
5. Fletch


'85 forgotten movie of the month: "Return To Oz" was billed as a sequel to the Wizard of Oz. Dorothy returns to Oz and finds it destroyed. With the help of characters Tik-Tok and Jack Pumpkinhead, they restore the land of Oz to the way it was. The movie was based loosely on a couple of L. Frank Baum "Oz" books, but did not fair well at the box office. It later drew a cult following among Oz followers. 

Top-grossing movies for the week of June 14, 1985:

1. Rambo: First Blood, Part 2
2. The Goonies
3. Fletch
4. Prizzi's Honor
5. A View To A Kill

Top-grossing movies for the week of June 7, 1985:

1. Rambo: First Blood, Part 2
2. The Goonies
3. Fletch
4. A View To A Kill
5. Perfect

Top-grossing movies for the week of May 31, 1985:

1. Rambo: First Blood, Part 2
2. Fletch
3. A View To A Kill
4. Brewster's Millions
5. Beverly Hills Cop

Top-grossing movies for the week of May 24, 1985:

1. Rambo: First Blood, Part 2
2. A View To A Kill
3. Brewster's Millions
4. Beverly Hills Cop
5. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment


Top-grossing movies for the week of May 17, 1985:

1. Rambo: First Blood, Part 2
2. Code of Silence
3. Beverly Hills Cop
4. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
5. Gotcha!


'85 forgotten movie of the month: "Rappin'" was a drama starring Mario Van Peebles as a break dancer and ex-con who is trying to save his neighborhood from developers and other no-gooders while trying to win a rap contest. The movie, which also features Eriq La Salle, Kadeem Hardison and Ice-T, as himself, gained a small cult following, despite its relatively poor quality.

Top-grossing movies for the week of May 10, 1985: 

1. Code of Silence
2. Rustler's Rhapsody
3. Gotcha!
4. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
5. Rappin'


Top-grossing movies for the week of May 3, 1985:

1. Code of Silence
2. Gotcha!
3. Just One Of The Guys
4. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
5. Mask


Top-grossing movies for the week of April 26, 1985:

1. Stick
2. Just One Of The Guys
3. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
4. Mask
5. Moving Violations

Top-grossing movies for the week of April 19, 1985:

1. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
2. Moving Violations
3. Ladyhawke
4. Mask
5. Desperately Seeking Susan

Top-grossing movies for the week of April 12, 1985:

1. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
2. Mask
3. Ladyhawke
4. Cat's Eye
5. Desperately Seeking Susan

Top-grossing movies for the week of April 5, 1985:

1. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
2. Mask
3. The Care Bears Movie
4. The Last Dragon
5. Beverly Hills Cop


'85 forgotten movie of the month: "The Slugger's Wife" was a Neil Simon movie about a baseball player from the Atlanta Braves, played by Michael O'Keefe, who falls in love with a rock singer, played by Rebecca DeMornay. The movie, which also starred Randy Quaid, was a huge flop, and known as one of the worst modern baseball movies ever made.



Top grossing movies for the week of March 29, 1985:

1. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
2. Mask
3. The Care Bears Movie
4. Friday the 13th, Part V
5. Porky's Revenge (Part III)


Top grossing movies for the week of March 22, 1985:

1. Friday the 13th, Part V
2. Porky's Revenge (Part III)
3. The Last Dragon
4. Baby: The Secret of the Lost Legend
5. Beverly Hills Cop

Top grossing movies for the week of March 15, 1985:

1. Beverly Hills Cop
2. Witness
3. The Breakfast Club
4. The Sure Thing
5. Into the Night


Top grossing movies for the week of March 8, 1985:

1. Witness
2. Beverly Hills Cop
3. The Breakfast Club
4. The Sure Thing
5. Missing In Action II: The Beginning

Top grossing movies for the week of March 1, 1985:

1. Beverly Hills Cop
2. Witness
3. Missing In Action II: The Beginning
4. The Breakfast Club
5. The Sure Thing


'85 forgotten movie of the month: "Mischief" was a teen comedy starring Doug McKeon, Chris Nash, Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelly Preston. Set in 1956, the movie recounted McKeon's character's attempts to win over Preston's sexy character. It was Preston's first prominent film role. She would later go on to star in movies like "Twins," "Jerry Maguire," and "Battlefield Earth." 

Top grossing movies for the week of Feb. 22, 1985:

1. Beverly Hills Cop
2. Witness
3. The Breakfast Club
4. The Killing Fields
5. Vision Quest

Top grossing movies for the week of Feb. 15, 1985:

1. Beverly Hills Cop
2. Witness
3. The Breakfast Club
4. The Killing Fields
5. Vision Quest


Movies in the news in '85:
 The movies "Amadeus" and "A Passage to India" receive the most Oscar nominations on Feb. 6, 1985. Both receive 11 nominations. Other nominees for best picture at The Academy Awards are "The Killing Fields," "Places in the Heart," and "A Soldier's Story."


Top-grossing movies for the week of Feb. 8, 1985:

1. Beverly Hills Cop
2. Witness
3. The Killing Fields
4. A Passage To India
5. The Falcon and the Snowman


Feb. 1, 1985:

1. Beverly Hills Cop
2. The Killing Fields
3. A Passage To India
4. The Falcon and the Snowman
5. Micki and Maude


'85 forgotten movie of the month:
 "Tomboy" was a "B" movie comedy about a young woman, "Tomasina," who works as a mechanic and dreams of being a stock car driver. The movie stars Betsy Russell, who appeared in several '80s television shows and got her big break in the 1983 sex comedy "Private School." She is probably most known now to horror movie fans as the ex-wife of the Jigsaw killer in the Saw movies
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Top-grossing movies for the week of Jan. 25, 1985:

1. Beverly Hills Cop
2. The Falcon and the Snowman
3. A Passage To India
4. Micki and Maude
5. Tomboy


Jan. 18, 1985

1. Beverly Hills Cop
2. The River
3. The Flamingo Kid
4. A Passage To India
5. That's Dancing!


Jan. 11, 1985:

1. Beverly Hills Cop
2. The River
3. The Flamingo Kid
4. Micki and Maude
5. Protocol



Top-grossing movies for week of Jan. 4, 1985:

1. Beverly Hills Cop
2. City Heat
3. Protocol
4. 2010
5. Micki and Maude