Temporal Top Ten – 1985


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 118
Number of movies reviewed – 88 (including 9 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

My Top Ten200

Honorable Mention – Ladyhawke

out of africa

10. Out of Africafletch

9. Fletchbetter off dead

8. Better Off Dead…witness

7. Witnessview to a kill

6. A View To A Killsilverado

5. Silverado

4. Shoahgoonies

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