Best Family 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 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
3.

Young Sherlock Holmes

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by an Egyptian cult, they move to stop it.

Starring: Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox, Sophie Ward, Anthony Higgins, Susan Fleetwood, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Matthew Ryan, Earl Rhodes, Freddie Jones, Patrick Newell ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 1985-12-04
4.

Return to Oz

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, finds herself back in the land of her dreams, and makes delightful new friends, and dangerous new enemies.

Starring: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie, Matt Clark, Sean Barrett, Denise Bryer, Brian Henson, Lyle Conway, Justin Case ..
Directed by: Walter Murch
Release date: 1985-06-21
5.

Explorers

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift laboratory, the boys use an amazing discovery and their ingenuity to build their own spaceship and launch themselves on a fantastic interplanetary journey.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Amanda Peterson, Bobby Fite, Dana Ivey, Bradley Gregg, Georg Olden, Chance Schwass, Danny Nucci ..
Directed by: Joe Dante
Release date: 1985-07-12
6.

The Black Cauldron

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him the way to The Black Cauldron, which has the power to create a giant army of unstoppable soldiers.

Starring: Grant Bardsley, Susan Sheridan, John Byner, Nigel Hawthorne, John Hurt, Freddie Jones, Phil Fondacaro, Arthur Malet, Lindsay Rich, Brandon Call ..
Directed by: Ted Berman, Richard Rich
Release date: 1985-07-24
7.

D.A.R.Y.L.

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Daryl is a normal 10-year-old boy in many ways. However, unbeknown to his foster parents and friends, Daryl is actually a government-created robot with superhuman reflexes and mental abilities. Even his name has a hidden meaning -- it's actually an acronym for Data Analyzing Robot Youth Life-form. When the organization that created him deems the "super soldier" experiment a failure and schedules Daryl to be disassembled, it is up to a few rogue scientists to help him escape.

Starring: Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Barret Oliver, Amy Linker, Danny Corkill, Colleen Camp, Josef Sommer, Kathryn Walker, Steve Ryan, Ron Frazier ..
Directed by: Simon Wincer
Release date: 1985-06-14
8.

Santa Claus: The Movie

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which Patch, the head elf, strikes out on his own and falls in with an evil toy manufacturer who wants to corner the market and eliminate Santa Claus.

Starring: Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston, Burgess Meredith, Judy Cornwell, Jeffrey Kramer, Christian Fitzpatrick, Carrie Kei Heim, John Barrard, Anthony O'Donnell ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1985-10-29
9.

Garfield's Halloween Adventure

4.2
8.3/10 IMDB

Garfield and his pup pal Odie go trick-or-treating, only to wind up in a house haunted by ghostly pirates. Based off the book Garfield In Disguise

Starring: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, C. Lindsay Workman, Desiree Goyette ..
Directed by: Phil Roman
Release date: 1985-10-30
10.

The Adventures of Mark Twain

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Based on elements from the stories of Mark Twain, this feature-length Claymation fantasy follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn as they stowaway aboard the interplanetary balloon of Mark Twain. Twain, disgusted with the human race, is intent upon finding Halley's Comet and crashing into it, achieving his "destiny." It's up to Tom, Becky, and Huck to convince him that his judgment is wrong and that he still has much to offer humanity that might make a difference. Their efforts aren't just charitable; if they fail, they will share Twain's fate. Along the way, they use a magical time portal to get a detailed overview of the Twain philosophy, observing the "historical" events that inspired his works.

Starring: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie, Wilbur Vincent, Dal McKennon, Carol Edelman, John Morrison ..
Directed by: Will Vinton
Release date: 1985-03-01

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