Best Comedy Movies of 1985

1.

Back to the Future

7.0
8.5/10 IMDB

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia Wells, Marc McClure, Wendie Jo Sperber, George DiCenzo, Frances Lee McCain ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 1985-07-03
2.

The Breakfast Club

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, brainy Brian and Andrew, the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleason, John Kapelos, Ron Dean, Perry Crawford, Fran Gargano ..
Directed by: John Hughes
Release date: 1985-02-15
3.

Brazil

6.3
7.9/10 IMDB

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin, Ian Richardson, Terry Gilliam, Peter Vaughan, Kim Greist ..
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 1985-02-20
4.

The Goonies

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of Pirate One-Eyed Willie.

Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan, John Matuszak, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1985-06-07
5.

The Purple Rose of Cairo

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she watches dashing archaeologist Tom Baxter time and again.

Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman, Stephanie Farrow, Edward Herrmann, John Wood, Deborah Rush, Van Johnson, Zoe Caldwell ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1985-03-01
6.

Clue

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy -- who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy's chatty butler must suss out the culprit before the body count rises.

Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, Colleen Camp, Lee Ving, Bill Henderson ..
Directed by: Jonathan Lynn
Release date: 1985-12-13
7.

Better Off Dead...

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Lane Meyer is obsessed with his girlfriend Beth and is crushed when she falls for the new captain of the ski team, Roy. After several failed suicide attempts, narrow escapes from the relentless paper boy, and nearly unbearable dinners at home with his crazy family, Lane finds a new love in French exchange student Monique Junot. Meanwhile, he must beat Roy on the slopes to regain his honor.

Starring: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby, Demian Slade, Amanda Wyss, Diane Franklin, Scooter Stevens, Curtis Armstrong, Yuji Okumoto, Brian Imada ..
Directed by: Savage Steve Holland
Release date: 1985-10-11
8.

Real Genius

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton, Jon Gries, Patti D'Arbanville, Stacy Peralta, Louis Giambalvo, Ed Lauter, Beau Billingslea ..
Directed by: Martha Coolidge
Release date: 1985-08-07
9.

Fletch

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

When investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher goes undercover to write a piece on the drug trade at a local beach, he's approached by wealthy businessman Alan Stanwyk, who offers him $50,000 to murder him. With sarcastic wit and a knack for disguises, Fletch sets out to uncover Stanwyk's story.

Starring: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini, Tim Matheson, M. Emmet Walsh, Geena Davis, George Wendt, Kenneth Mars, Bill Henderson ..
Directed by: Michael Ritchie
Release date: 1985-05-31
10.

My Beautiful Laundrette

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

A British-Pakistani man renovates a rundown laundrette with his male lover while dealing with drama within his family, the local Pakistani community, and a persistent mob of skinheads.

Starring: Gordon Warnecke, Daniel Day-Lewis, Roshan Seth, Saeed Jaffrey, Derrick Branche, Rita Wolf, Souad Faress, Shirley Anne Field, Richard Graham, Garry Cooper ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 1985-11-16

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