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
7.8/10 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.

Clue

6.0
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
6.

After Hours

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong, Linda Fiorentino, Teri Garr, John Heard, Cheech Marin, Catherine O'Hara, Will Patton ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1985-09-13
7.

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
8.

The Return of the Living Dead

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

When foreman Frank shows new employee Freddy a secret military experiment in a supply warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky, the two klutzes accidentally release a gas that reanimates corpses into flesh-eating zombies. As the epidemic spreads throughout the town, and the creatures satisfy their hunger in gory and outlandish ways, Frank and Freddy fight to survive with the help of their boss and a mysterious mortician.

Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews, John Philbin, Linnea Quigley, Jewel Shepard, Miguel A. Núñez, Jr., Beverly Randolph, Brian Peck ..
Directed by: Dan O'Bannon
Release date: 1985-04-25
9.

Re-Animator

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Peter Kent, Ian Patrick Williams, Bunny Summers, Al Berry ..
Directed by: Stuart Gordon
Release date: 1985-10-18
10.

Ladyhawke

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, they must try to overthrow the corrupt Bishop and in doing so break the spell.

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alfred Molina, John Wood, Leo McKern, Ken Hutchison, Giancarlo Prete, Loris Loddi, Charles Borromel ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1985-03-27

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