Best Crime Movies of 1985

1.

Witness

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly assimilates despite his urban grit and forges a romantic bond with the child's beautiful mother.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer, Lukas Haas, Jan Rubeš, Alexander Godunov, Danny Glover, Brent Jennings, Patti LuPone, Angus MacInnes ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 1985-02-08
2.

Clue

5.9
7.2/10 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
3.

To Live and Die in L.A.

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

Starring: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer, John Turturro, Dean Stockwell, Robert Downey Sr., Darlanne Fluegel, Steve James, Michael Greene ..
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 1985-11-01
4.

Silverado

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their journey to the sleepy town of Silverado. Little do they know the town where their family and friends reside has been taken over by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse. It's up to the sharp-shooting foursome to save the day, but first they have to break each other out of jail, and learn who their real friends are.

Starring: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover, Brian Dennehy, John Cleese, Brad Leland, Marvin J. McIntyre, Sheb Wooley, Jonathan Kasdan ..
Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan
Release date: 1985-07-10
5.

Year of the Dragon

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows increasingly willing to violate police protocol, resorting to progressively violent measures -- even as his concerned wife, Connie, and his superiors beg him to consider the consequences of his actions.

Starring: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Eddie Jones, Joey Chin, Victor Wong, K. Dock Yip ..
Directed by: Michael Cimino
Release date: 1985-08-16
6.

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
7.

The Falcon and the Snowman

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.

Starring: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Joyce Van Patten, Rob Reed, Art Camacho, Richard Dysart, Priscilla Pointer, Chris Makepeace, Dorian Harewood ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1985-01-25
8.

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

4.8
5.7/10 IMDB

Officer Carey Mahoney and his cohorts have finally graduated from the Police Academy and are about to hit the streets on their first assignment. Question is, are they ready to do battle with a band of graffiti-tagging terrorists? Time will tell, but don't sell short this cheerful band of doltish boys in blue.

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Bobcat Goldthwait, Colleen Camp, Bruce Mahler, Marion Ramsey, Art Metrano, George Gaynes ..
Directed by: Jerry Paris
Release date: 1985-03-28
9.

Prizzi's Honor

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Charley Partanna is a hitman who works for the Prizzis, one of the richest crime families in the US. When he sees Irene Walker, it's love at first sight. But he soon finds that she, too, is a killer for hire. Charley can overlook his suspicions, but he can't turn off his heart. And the couple must remember that even if they love each other, the Prizzis love only money.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia, William Hickey, Anjelica Huston, Lee Richardson, Michael Lombard, Ann Selepegno, Vic Polizos, Seth Allen ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1985-06-14
10.

Into the Night

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Ed Okin used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive.

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stacey Pickren, Carmen Argenziano, Dan Aykroyd, David Cronenberg, John Landis, Dedee Pfeiffer, Rick Baker, Paul Mazursky ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1985-02-22
11.

Death Wish 3

4.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police chief to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin, Ed Lauter, Martin Balsam, Gavan O'Herlihy, Alex Winter, Marina Sirtis, Tony Spiridakis, Ricco Ross, Kirk Taylor ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1985-11-01
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : Miss Marple: The Moving Finger
12.

Miss Marple: The Moving Finger

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

The residents of a quiet English village begin to receive nasty, threatening letters. The wife of the local vicar calls in her friend Miss Marple to investigate.

Release date: 1985-02-21
13.

Code of Silence

3.8
6.0/10 IMDB

A Chicago cop is caught in the middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.

Starring: Chuck Norris, Mike Genovese, Henry Silva, Bert Remsen, Nathan Davis, Ralph Foody, Allen Hamilton, Ron Henriquez, Joe Guzaldo, Molly Hagan ..
Directed by: Andrew Davis
Release date: 1985-05-03
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Problem
14.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Problem

3.7
8.5/10 IMDB

Holmes and Watson travel to Europe to escape Moriarty's vengeance.

Starring: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Eric Porter, Eric Porter, Rosalie Williams ..
Directed by: Alan Grint
Release date: 1985-09-29
15.

The Protector

3.7
5.7/10 IMDB

Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's father is involved with Mr. Ko, a Hong Kong drug kingpin, so the NYC police commissioner sends the two cops to Hong Kong to investigate.

Starring: Jackie Chan, Danny Aiello, Roy Chiao, Moon Lee, Peter Yang Kwan, Sandy Alexander, Jesse Cameron-Glickenhaus, Becky Ann Baker, Kim Bass, Sally Yeh ..
Directed by: James Glickenhaus
Release date: 1985-07-11
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : Restless Natives
16.

Restless Natives

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Two lads in Edinburgh embark on a non-violent spree of robberies. They dress up in clown masks and act as modern highwaymen, robbing coach loads of tourists in the highlands. In the process they become folk heroes to the locals. Their adventures make for a whimsical and gentle comedy, in the Bill Forsyth vein.

Starring: Vincent Friell, Joe Mullaney, Teri Lally, Ned Beatty, Robert Urquhart, Bernard Hill, Mel Smith, Bryan Forbes, Nanette Newman, Iain McColl ..
Directed by: Michael Hoffman
Release date: 1985-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : Miami Vice: Calderone's Return
17.

Miami Vice: Calderone's Return

3.5
8.6/10 IMDB

The fourth ("Calderone's Return: The Hit List") and fifth ("Calderone's Return: Calderone's Demise") episodes of Miami Vice's first season, later combined into a two-hour movie. Calderone, Crockett and Tubbs' old nemesis, hires a notorious Argentinian assassin to take out his largest competitors in Miami, and the Vice Squad soon learns that Crockett's name is last on a list of eight victims.

Starring: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Gregory Sierra, Belinda Montgomery, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott, Olivia Brown, John Diehl, Jim Zubiena, Ron Taylor ..
Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser, Richard A. Colla
Release date: 1985-05-24
18.

Murder with Mirrors

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

When Miss Marple arrives at palatial Stonygates, one thing is certain. Before there's time to lather a warm scone with marmalade and place a tea cozy, murder most foul is bound to occur. Helen Hayes returns as spinster sleuth Jane Marple and Leo McKern plays the crafty inspector who teams with her in this engaging, twisty case of country-house intrigue. Someone may be slowly poisoning the aging lady of the manor (the great Bette Davis in one of her last roles). Everyone but her dutiful husband (John Mills) has a motive. The snappish housekeeper? The pompous school kid? The gun-collecting American? The uneasy psychiatrist? The embittered daughter? It could be one of them. Some of them. None of them. People are dying - but not the elderly grand dame of Stonygates!

Starring: Helen Hayes, Bette Davis, John Mills, Leo McKern, Liane Langland, Dorothy Tutin, Anton Rodgers, Frances de la Tour, Tim Roth, John Laughlin ..
Directed by: Dick Lowry
Release date: 1985-02-20
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : Miami Vice: The Prodigal Son
19.

Miami Vice: The Prodigal Son

3.4
8.3/10 IMDB

Two Miami Vice Detectives go to New York City to assist the DEA in hunting down a gang of Colombian drug dealers responsible for killing several undercover agents.

Starring: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott, John Diehl, Olivia Brown, Edward James Olmos, Charles S. Dutton, Pam Grier, Luis Guzmán ..
Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser
Release date: 1985-09-27
20.

Dance with a Stranger

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Ruth Ellis lives with her ten-year old son Andy next to a night club. One night she meets David Blakely, and they start a love affair. However, for David with his upper-class background, it is impossible to uphold the relationship. He breaks up with her, something which makes Ellis, obsessed by him, very upset.

Starring: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Stratford Johns, Joanne Whalley, Tom Chadbon, Jane Bertish, David Troughton, Matthew Carroll, David Beale ..
Directed by: Mike Newell
Release date: 1985-03-01
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : The New Kids
21.

The New Kids

3.3
6.0/10 IMDB

A brother and his young sister come to a small town to find out a local gang terrorizes the population.

Starring: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader, John Philbin, David H. MacDonald, Vince Grant, Theron Montgomery, Eddie Jones, Lucy Martin, Paige Price ..
Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham
Release date: 1985-01-18
22.

Trouble in Mind

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

The lives of an ex-con, a coffee-shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect in the hypnotic Rain City.

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Keith Carradine, Lori Singer, Geneviève Bujold, Joe Morton, Divine, George Kirby, John Considine, Dirk Blocker, Albert Hall ..
Directed by: Alan Rudolph
Release date: 1985-12-11
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : Perry Mason Returns
23.

Perry Mason Returns

3.2
7.2/10 IMDB

When his former secretary (Barbara Hale) is accused of a murder, Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) gives up a judgeship to defend her.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt, Holland Taylor, Cassie Yates, Kerrie Keane, Al Freeman Jr., Richard Anderson, David McIlwraith, Roberta Weiss ..
Directed by: Ron Satlof
Release date: 1985-12-01
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : Thirteen at Dinner
24.

Thirteen at Dinner

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

Actress Jane Wilkinson wants a divorce, but her husband, Lord Edgware, refuses. She convinces Hercule Poirot to use his famed tact and logic to make her case. Lord Edgware turns up murdered, a well-placed knife wound at the base of his neck. It will take the precise Poirot to sort out the lies from the alibis - and find the criminal before another victim dies.

Starring: Peter Ustinov, Faye Dunaway, Jonathan Cecil, Bill Nighy, Diane Keen, John Stride, Benedict Taylor, Lee Horsley, Allan Cuthbertson, Glyn Baker ..
Directed by: Lou Antonio
Release date: 1985-09-19
25.

Into Thin Air

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Ellen Burstyn stars as Joan Walker, a mother whose college student son vanishes while traveling from Canada to Colorado. When police fail to investigate, Walker takes matters into her own hands. She and her ex-husband begin a search, but when their son's van is found in Maine brandishing stolen plates, they fear the worst. Now, it's up to a private detective to uncover the chilling truth in this absorbing drama based on a true story.

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Robert Prosky, Sam Robards, Nicholas Pryor, John Dennis Johnston, Patricia Smith, Tate Donovan, J.P. Bumstead, Bill Calvert, Britt Leach ..
Directed by: Roger Young
Release date: 1985-10-29
26.

Crimewave

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Fed up of his business partner, Ernest Trend hires the services of two exterminators. When things go drastically wrong and they murder the wrong man, the race is on to frame an innocent video surveillance man.

Starring: Louise Lasser, Brion James, Paul L. Smith, Sheree J. Wilson, Edward R. Pressman, Bruce Campbell, Reed Birney, Richard Bright, Antonio Fargas, Hamid Dana ..
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 1985-04-12
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : Deadly Intentions
27.

Deadly Intentions

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Katherine married Dr. Charles Raynor. She later discovers that Raynor is a sadist who torments her physically and mentally. She divorces him and take their child away. He then decides to kill her but when his plot is discovered he is charged with attempted murder and brought to trial.

Starring: Michael Biehn, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Cloris Leachman, Morgana King, Jack Kruschen, Kevin McCarthy, Cliff DeYoung, Susan Wheeler Duff, Edward Edwards, Bruce French ..
Directed by: Noel Black
Release date: 1985-05-19
28.

Stick

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

After getting out of jail, car thief Ernest "Stick" Stickley witnesses the murder of his friend Rainy during a drug deal. To avoid getting killed by the same people, who work for mobster Chucky, Stick gets a job as a chauffeur for millionaire Barry Braham and lies low. As he gets used to his new routine, Stick woos Barry's financial consultant, Kyle McClaren, but must fight back when Chucky's men come after him.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, George Segal, Charles Durning, Castulo Guerra, Alex Rocco, Dar Robinson, José Pérez, David Reynoso, Tricia Leigh Fisher ..
Directed by: Burt Reynolds
Release date: 1985-04-26
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : The Execution of Raymond Graham
29.

The Execution of Raymond Graham

2.9
5.7/10 IMDB

A young man, convicted of the murder of a clerk, who has been on death row for five years and now awaits his execution while his family desperately seek a reprieve.

Starring: Graham Beckel, George Dzundza, Morgan Freeman, Jeff Fahey, Linda Griffiths, Laurie Metcalf, Kate Reid, Alan Scarfe, Lois Smith, Josef Sommer ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1985-11-17
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : Parker
30.

Parker

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

An Aussie businessman is trying to find out why and by whom he was kidnapped and then later released with no explanation.

Starring: Bryan Brown, Cherie Lunghi, Kurt Raab, Elizabeth Spriggs, Bob Peck, Beate Finckh, Gwyneth Strong, Simon Rouse, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Micha Lampert ..
Directed by: Jim Goddard
Release date: 1985-05-03
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : The Rape of Richard Beck
31.

The Rape of Richard Beck

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the tough system he was a part of. As he struggles to regain his status at work, he also must make sure those responsible for his attack are prosecuted.

Starring: Richard Crenna, Meredith Baxter, Pat Hingle, Frances Lee McCain, Cotter Smith, Joanna Kerns, George Dzundza, M.C. Gainey, Stanley Kamel, Troy Evans ..
Directed by: Karen Arthur
Release date: 1985-05-27
32.

Crime Wave

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A young director intent on making "the greatest color crime movie ever" can't seem to finish his script--he has a beginning and an end, but he can't quite figure out the middle. The daughter of his landlord, excited to have a real "movie person" living nearby, tries to help by putting him in touch with a man who wants to collaborate on a script--the strange "Dr. Jolly"

Starring: Eva Kovacs, John Paizs, Darrell Baran, Mark Yuill, Neil Lawrie, Martin Bresin ..
Directed by: John Paizs
Release date: 1985-04-12
33.

Final Jeopardy

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A small-town couple find themselves stranded in an unfamiliar, and unfriendly, big city. Weaving in and out of the proceedings are a bunch of murderous criminals with names like DOA, Ice and Slash. The couple are in for a night that they won't forget.

Starring: Richard Thomas, Mary Crosby, Jeff Corey, Michael Cavanaugh, Joey Sagal, Jaime Alba, Travis McKenna, Johnny Venocur, Jordan Charney, John Malloy ..
Directed by: Michael Pressman
Release date: 1985-12-08
34.

Out of the Darkness

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

A gripping thriller telling the true story of the hunt and capture of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam" — the infamous serial killer who stalked New York in the 70s.

Starring: Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen, Héctor Elizondo, Matt Clark, Jennifer Salt, Eddie Egan, Robert Trebor, Val Avery, Joe Spinell, Victor Arnold ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor
Release date: 1985-10-12
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : The Bad Seed
35.

The Bad Seed

2.7
5.5/10 IMDB

Rachel is a 9-year-old girl who is perfection itself - unless she's crossed or challenged. Several disturbing recent incidents have led Rachel's mother Christine to suspect that her child is a latent murderess. Upon discovering that she herself is the daughter of a convicted killer, Christine becomes convinced that sweet little Rachel is a "bad seed" - an inherent killer who feels no remorse because she doesn't know any better.

Starring: Blair Brown, Christa Denton, Lynn Redgrave, David Carradine, Carrie Wells, Richard Kiley, David Ogden Stiers, Chad Allen, Weldon Bleiler, Anne Haney ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1985-02-07
36.

Screamplay

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A detective investigating a series of murders discovers that they are similar to the murders that occur in the new script of a Hollywood screenwriter.

Starring: Rufus Butler Seder, Eugene Seder, George Kuchar ..
Directed by: Rufus Butler Seder
Release date: 1985-11-01
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : A Coming of Angels: 'The Sequel'
37.

A Coming of Angels: 'The Sequel'

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Once upon a time there were three ANGELS... They were young, they were beautiful, and when the occasion called for it, they were the most torrid sexual sleuths ever created! As our story opens, a U.S. Senator (Jamie Gillis) discovers his daughter is kidnapped. First, classy Carrie (Annette Haven) takes on the case (and the Senator) in a steamy interview where more than information unfolds. Soon amorous Allison (Ginger Lynn) gets the lusty lowdown from the Senator's hardened assistant (Eric Edwards) while Michelle (Kelly Nichols) sniffs out many a carnal due to unravel the case. Stopping at nothing, these glamorous gumshoes finally expose the kidnappers (and much, much more!) in this steamy tale featuring virtually every top star in adult films today!

Starring: Colleen Brennan, Eric Edwards, Jill Ferrar, Jamie Gillis, Annette Haven, Ginger Lynn Allen, Jon Martin, Kelly Nichols, Herschel Savage, Paul Thomas ..
Directed by: Jack Williams, Maria Lease
Release date: 1985-08-29
38.

Malibu Express

2.6
4.8/10 IMDB

In this erotic spy tale private eye Cody Abilene teams up with the Contessa Luciana and policewoman Beverly McAfee to infiltrate a mansion and discover who is sending computer secrets to the Russians.

Starring: Darby Hinton, Sybil Danning, Art Metrano, Shelley Taylor Morgan, Brett Baxter Clark, Niki Dantine, Lori Sutton, Lorraine Michaels, Lynda Wiesmeier, Kimberly McArthur ..
Directed by: Andy Sidaris
Release date: 1985-03-01
39.

Tenement

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

A drug-dealing band of violent street thugs terrorize the tenants of a South Bronx apartment building.

Starring: Joe Lynn, Mina Bern, Walter Bryant, Corinne Chateau, Angel David, Martha De La Cruz, Rhetta Hughes, Larry Lara, Alfonso Manosalvas, Jaime Roman ..
Directed by: Roberta Findlay
Release date: 1985-09-20
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : Blackout
40.

Blackout

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before.

Starring: Keith Carradine, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark, Michael Beck, Jerry Wasserman, Gabrielle Rose, Gerald Hiken, Don Hood, Dameon Clarke, Martina Deignan ..
Directed by: Douglas Hickox
Release date: 1985-07-28
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : Murder: By Reason of Insanity
41.

Murder: By Reason of Insanity

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A married couple from Poland emigrates to the U.S.,. but things don't turn out as well as they had imaged. The husband's business fails, while his wife's career really takes off. The husband, unable to cope with the pressures of his failed business, his failing marriage and the adjustments necessary to live in a completely different society, begins to take out his frustrations on his wife.

Starring: Candice Bergen, Jürgen Prochnow, Hector Elizondo, Eli Wallach, Alison La Placa, Lee Kessler, Norman Parker, Kent Williams, Keri Houlihan, Justin Gocke ..
Directed by: Anthony Page
Release date: 1985-10-01
42.

Walking the Edge

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.

Starring: Nancy Kwan, Joe Spinell, Robert Forster, A Martinez, Terrence Beasor, James McIntire, Luis Contreras, Ivy Bethune, Jacqueline Giroux, Wayne Woodson ..
Directed by: Norbert Meisel
Release date: 1985-01-11
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : Blue Money
43.

Blue Money

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Mobsters and the IRA chase a stagestruck London cabby (Tim Curry) who has found a briefcase full of cash.

Starring: Tim Curry, Debby Bishop, Billy Connolly, Dermot Crowley, Frances Tomelty, George Irving, Sue Wallace, Geraldine Griffiths, Georgia Allen, Siobhan Hayes ..
Directed by: Colin Bucksey
Release date: 1985-03-01
44.

Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

Vietnam, 1969. War is Hell. For Marine Sergeant Jack Stryker (Brian Schulz), however, Hell is just the beginning. Trapped outside a Viet Cong village, Stryker takes two bullets to the leg. Sent home from the war, he discovers his ex-girlfriend (Cheryl Hausen) has been kidnapped by a religious cult with a vicious Manson-like leader (Sam Raimi). Stryker teams up with some marine friends to form an assassination squad and annihilate the gang of crazed killers.

Starring: Robert Rickman, John Manfredi, Timothy Patrick Quill, Sam Raimi, Cheryl Hausen, Perry Mallette, Ted Raimi, Scott Spiegel, Bruce Campbell, Brian Schulz ..
Directed by: Josh Becker
Release date: 1985-10-13
45.

Naked Vengeance

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

After witnessing her husband's brutal murder, Carla travels to her parents' home in a small mountain town to start over. When she's repeatedly harassed by redneck locals, Carla seeks help from the town sheriff but is met with indifference. This continues until Carla's finally attacked, raped, and her parents executed by the twisted townies. Carla, after escaping a mental hospital, resolves to get bloody revenge.

Starring: Deborah Tranelli, Kaz Garas, Carmen Argenziano, Bill McLaughlin, Ed Crick, George E. Mahlberg, Helen McNeely, Henry Strzalkowski ..
Directed by: Cirio H. Santiago
Release date: 1985-12-20
46.

Certain Fury

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

Teenage prostitute Scarlett and minor offender Tracy end up on the run together in the wake of a courtroom shoot-out.

Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Irene Cara, Nicholas Campbell, George Murdock, Moses Gunn, Peter Fonda, Rodney Gage, Frank C. Turner, Campbell Lane, Angie Tavahan ..
Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Release date: 1985-03-01
47.

Confessions of a Serial Killer

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

After being arrested, a Texas man begins confessing to the brutal murder of over 200 women. He recounts his random selection of victims and his traveling companions, his friend and friend's sister. But the police can't be sure whether to believe him or not until he locates a body and shows them some polaroids. Based on the true story of Henry Lee Lucas.

Starring: Robert A. Burns, Dennis M. Hill, Berkley Garrett, Sidney Brammer, Dee Dee Norton, Ollie Handley, Demp Toney, Eleese Lester, Lainie Frasier, Colom L. Keating ..
Directed by: Mark Blair
Release date: 1985-11-14
48.

The Annihilators

2.2
5.0/10 IMDB

Upon his return from Vietnam, an ex-soldier finds his neighborhood has deteriorated badly, and is being terrorized by a vicious street gang. He calls some of his GI buddies, and together they hatch a plan to get rid of the gang.

Starring: Jim Antonio, Sid Conrad, Gerrit Graham, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Paul Koslo, Dennis Redfield, Christopher Stone, Andy Wood, Bruce Evers, Millie Fisher ..
Directed by: Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Release date: 1985-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : Majestic Thunderbolt
49.

Majestic Thunderbolt

2.2
5.7/10 IMDB

An action film by Godfrey Ho.

Starring: Richard Harrison, John Ladalski, Chen Kuan-Tai, Phillip Ko ..
Directed by: Godfrey Ho
Release date: 1985-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1985 : Desperate Women
50.

Desperate Women

2.1
5.4/10 IMDB

Two women are arrested and thrown into a prison where the guards are randy and the prisoners are desperate.

Starring: Taija Rae, Sharon Mitchell, Cyndee Summers, Tantala Ray, Jay Serling, Nick Random, Randy West, Sheri St. Clair, Sherwin Williams, Cora Deal ..
Directed by: Ned Morehead
Release date: 1985-01-01

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