Temporal Top Ten – 1985


1985

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Number of movies seen from this year – 131
Number of movies reviewed – 129 (including 19 Encore Reviews)

This year was a very influential year for me in my moviewatching.  I was 11 and some of the movies on this list are high among my all-time favorites.

My #1 , #2 and #3 are all movies that I saw in the theater and had a profound impact on me because they all dealt with teenagers and their perspectives on the world.

This year’s list also features my favorite Bond film (yea, guilty pleasure) (#6).

Only 2 of the 5 Best Picture nominees made my list (#7 and #10) (barely for one of them)

I’m not the biggest fan of The Color Purple and Kiss of the Spider Women.  Prizzi’s Honor just barely missed my cutoff here (probably would been #11 or #12)

Rounding off the list are two comedies (#8 and #9), a Western with an All-Star cast (#5) and a miniseries depicting the life and actions of a true hero (#4)

Update 1 Sep 2016 – For the first time, I have actually dropped a film from my Temporal Top Ten – upon rewatching Wallenberg, I decided that it was good, but not good enough to be listed here.  I have subsequently moved all of the entries from 5-10 up a spot and added Ladyhawke in the #10 spot

Update 4 Sep 2017 – Shoah made my #4 spot pushing all others down one slot

Update 1 Aug 2021 – 16 Days of Glory made my #4 spot pushing all others down one slot

My Top Ten200

Honorable Mention – Ladyhawke

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Honorable Mention – Out of Africafletch

10. Fletchbetter off dead

9. Better Off Dead…witness

8. Witnessview to a kill

7. A View To A Killsilverado

6. Silverado

5. Shoah

4. 16 Days of Glory

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3. The Gooniesbreakfast club

2. The Breakfast Clubbttf

1. Back to the Future

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 1985

 

  1. 16 Days of Glory
  2. The Adventures of Mark Twain
  3. After Hours
  4. Agnes of God
  5. Amazing Stories: The Mission
  6. American Flyers
  7. American Ninja
  8. Anne of Green Gables
  9. Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend
  10. Back to the Future  Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4 5 6
  11. Bad Medicine
  12. Better Off Dead….    Encore Review
  13. The Black Cauldron
  14. Boys Next Door, The
  15. The Breakfast Club  Encore Review  Encore Review 2   Encore Review 3
  16. Breaking All the Rules
  17. Brewster’s Millions    Encore Review
  18. Cat’s Eye
  19. A Chorus Line
  20. Clue  Encore Review
  21. The Coca-Cola Kid
  22. Cocoon
  23. Code of Silence
  24. The Color Purple
  25. Commando
  26. Compromising Positions
  27. D.A.R.Y.L.
  28. Day of the Dead
  29. Death of a Salesman
  30. Desert Hearts
  31. Desperately Seeking Susan
  32. Dirty Dozen, The: Next Mission
  33. The Emerald Forest
  34. Enemy Mine
  35. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
  36. Explorers
  37. The Falcon and the Snowman
  38. Fandango
  39. Fletch  Encore Review
  40. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
  41. Fright Night
  42. Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  43. The Goonies  Encore Review Encore Review 2  Encore Review 3
  44. Gotcha!
  45. Gymkata
  46. Heaven Help Us
  47. Heavenly Kid, The
  48. Hostage Flight
  49. House
  50. Into the Night
  51. Invasion U.S.A.
  52. Jagged Edge
  53. Jewel of the Nile, The
  54. Joshua Then and Now
  55. The Journey of Natty Gann
  56. Just One of the Guys
  57. King Solomon’s Mines
  58. Kiss of the Spider Woman
  59. Ladyhawke
  60. Legend
  61. Legend of Billie Jean, The
  62. Lost in America
  63. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  64. The Man with One Red Shoe
  65. Mask
  66. Mischief
  67. Missing in Action 2: The Beginning
  68. Murphy’s Romance
  69. My Life as a Dog
  70. My Science Project
  71. National Lampoon’s European Vacation
  72. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
  73. Once Bitten
  74. One Magic Christmas
  75. Out of Africa
  76. Pale Rider
  77. Park is Mine, The
  78. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
  79. Perfect
  80. Phenomena
  81. Poison Ivy
  82. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
  83. Police Story
  84. Porky’s Revenge
  85. Private Resort
  86. Prizzi’s Honor
  87. The Purple Rose of Cairo
  88. Rambo: First Blood Part II
  89. Ran
  90. Real Genius
  91. Re-Animator
  92. Red Sonja
  93. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
  94. Rocky IV
  95. A Room With A View
  96. Runaway Train
  97. Santa Claus: The Movie
  98. Secret Admirer
  99. Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird
  100. Shoah
  101. Silver Bullet
  102. Silverado
  103. The Slugger’s Wife
  104. Spies Like Us
  105. St. Elmo’s Fire   Encore Review
  106. Stick
  107. Stitches
  108. Summer Rental
  109. Sweet Dreams
  110. The Sure Thing
  111. Target
  112. Teen Wolf
  113. That Was Then… This Is Now
  114. To Live and Die in L.A.
  115. Transylvania 6-5000
  116. The Trip to Bountiful
  117. Tuff Turf
  118. Turk 182!
  119. Twice in a Lifetime
  120. Vagabond
  121. A View to a Kill          Encore Review
  122. Vision Quest
  123. Volunteers
  124. Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story
  125. Warning Sign
  126. Weird Science   Encore Review
  127. White Nights
  128. Wild Geese II
  129. Witness
  130. Year of the Dragon
  131. Young Sherlock Holmes

 

25 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 1985

  1. I really love most of these films, though I’ve never heard of 4 or 7 and I still haven’t seen Goonies yet. Murphy’s Romance would have made my cut, but these are some great choices.
    For the record, A View to a Kill is my favorite Bond too, probably because it was the first one I saw. That blimp scene is great!

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