Best Family Movies of 1985


Back to the Future

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

The Goonies

7.7/10 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, Ke Huy Quan, John Matuszak, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1985-06-07

Anne of Green Gables

8.5/10 IMDB

At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley.

Starring: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Jonathan Crombie, Patricia Hamilton, Marilyn Lightstone, Schuyler Grant, Charmion King, Jackie Burroughs, Rosemary Radcliffe ..
Directed by: Kevin Sullivan
Release date: 1985-12-01

The Black Cauldron

6.3/10 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

Return to Oz

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

Young Sherlock Holmes

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

Santa Claus: The Movie

6.2/10 IMDB

The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the 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


6.4/10 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


6.2/10 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

The Journey of Natty Gann

7.0/10 IMDB

America is in the depths of the Great Depression. Families drift apart when faraway jobs beckon. A courageous young girl confronts overwhelming odds when she embarks on a cross-country search for her father. During her odyssey, she forms a close bond with two diverse traveling companions: a magnificent, protective wolf, and a hardened drifter.

Starring: Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Scatman Crothers, Lainie Kazan, Barry Miller, Verna Bloom, Bruce M. Fischer, John P. Finnegan, Jack Rader ..
Directed by: Jeremy Kagan
Release date: 1985-09-25

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

5.9/10 IMDB

Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The only problem is that Janey's father doesn't approve of that kind of thing.

Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Lee Montgomery, Helen Hunt, Morgan Woodward, Ed Lauter, Jonathan Silverman, Shannen Doherty, Gina Gershon, Biff Yeager, Kristi Somers ..
Directed by: Alan Metter
Release date: 1985-04-12

Garfield's Halloween Adventure

8.1/10 IMDB

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

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

The Adventures of Mark Twain

7.2/10 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
Best Family Movies of 1985 : My Science Project

My Science Project

5.9/10 IMDB

Michael and Ellie break into a military junkyard to find a science project for Michael's class, and discover a strange glowing orb which absorbs electricity. When the orb begins to blend past, present, and future, its up to Michael and Ellie to stop the orb and save mankind.

Starring: John Stockwell, Dennis Hopper, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens, Richard Masur, Raphael Sbarge, Barry Corbin, Ann Wedgeworth, Candace Silvers, Beau Dremann ..
Directed by: Jonathan R. Betuel
Release date: 1985-08-09
Best Family Movies of 1985 : Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

7.2/10 IMDB

A veritable time warp of famous faces -- including Sammy Davis Jr., Red Buttons, Roddy McDowall, Sally Struthers, Scott Baio and Ringo Starr -- takes over this updated musical version of Lewis Carroll's famed children's story. Conceived by the legendary Irwin Allen ("Lost in Space") as a vehicle for 9-year-old child star Natalie Gregory, who stars as Alice, the program originally aired as a two-part made-for-television movie.

Starring: Natalie Gregory, Sammy Davis Jr., Sheila Allen, Red Buttons, Ann Jillian, Sharee Gregory, Sherman Hemsley, Donald O'Connor, Charles Dougherty, Shelley Winters ..
Directed by: Harry Harris
Release date: 1985-12-09

Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

5.4/10 IMDB

The army of the Marauders, led by King Terak and the witch Charal, attack the Ewoks village, killing Cindel's family. Cindel and the Ewok Wicket escape and meet Teek in the forest, a naughty and very fast animal. Teek takes them to a house in which an old man, Noa, lives. Like Cindel, he also crashed with his Starcruiser on Endor. Together they fight Terak and Charal.

Starring: Aubree Miller, Wilford Brimley, Warwick Davis, Siân Phillips, Carel Struycken, Tony Cox, Daniel Frishman, Paul Gleason, Pam Grizz, Niki Botelho ..
Directed by: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat
Release date: 1985-11-24

He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword

7.2/10 IMDB

After experiencing traumatic nightmares of a time now past, the Sorceress summons Prince Adam and Cringer to Castle Grayskull to give Adam a precious, jeweled sword and send the pair to the planet Etheria to investigate its secrets.

Starring: John Erwin, Melendy Britt, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, George DiCenzo, Erika Scheimer, Lou Scheimer ..
Directed by: Ed Friedman, Lou Kachivas, Marsh Lamore, Bill Reed, Gwen Wetzler
Release date: 1985-03-22
Best Family Movies of 1985 : Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

7.2/10 IMDB

Classic tale of a girl named Alice who follows a white rabbit down a hole into Wonderland, where she can change sizes by eating and drinking and animals talk. After escaping the disturbing Queen of Hearts, she finds that she has ended up on the other side of the looking glass in Looking Glass Land and a Jabberwocky after her.

Starring: Natalie Gregory, Red Buttons, Shelley Winters, Donald O'Connor, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ringo Starr, Sheila Allen, Sherman Hemsley, Charles Dougherty, Billy Braver ..
Directed by: Harry Harris
Release date: 1985-12-09
Best Family Movies of 1985 : And the Children Shall Lead

And the Children Shall Lead

7.2/10 IMDB

Mississippi in the early '60s is the setting for this story of a 12-year-old African-American girl who, along with her white friends, tries to ease increasing racial tensions.

Starring: Danny Glover, Denise Nicholas, LeVar Burton, Beah Richards, Whitman Mayo, Andrew Prine, Amanda Peterson, Pam Potillo, Prentiss Jackson, Jamilla Perry ..
Directed by: Michael Pressman
Release date: 1985-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1985 : He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special

He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special

6.6/10 IMDB

In this special Christmas episode of the He-Man and She-Ra cartoons, their sidekick Orko accidentally gets beamed to Earth during a test of a new spy satellite. Orko manages to get back Planet Eternia, but brings along two Earth children, Alisha and Manuel, with him. Since it's Christmastime on Earth, the kids are naturally filled with the holiday spirit, but this overflowing goodwill attracts the unwelcome attention of the Horde Prime and Skeletor. Will the combined power of He-Man, She-Ra and the spirit of Christmas be enough to stop them?

Starring: John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, Lana Beeson, Melendy Britt, George DiCenzo, Erika Scheimer, R.D. Robb ..
Directed by: Bill Reed, Ernie Schmidt
Release date: 1985-12-25

Starchaser: The Legend of Orin

6.4/10 IMDB

Set on the subterranean Mine-World, a band of human worker are treated like slaves under the power of the evil overlord Zygon until one, Orin, unearths the hilt of a mythical sword that only he can master. Escaping the planet, he runs into the rogue smuggler Dagg and a pair of helpful droids and the princess, who all team up to return to the Mine-World with a plan to defeat Zygon and free Orin's enslaved people.

Starring: Dennis Alwood, Carmen Argenziano, Daryl Bartley, Tyke Caravelli, Joe Colligan, Noelle North, Anthony De Longis, Les Tremayne, Ken Sansom, John Moschitta Jr. ..
Directed by: Steven Hahn
Release date: 1985-01-01

Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer

6.7/10 IMDB

Rainbow Brite, and her magical horse Starlite, must stop an evil princess and her underlings from taking over the planet Spectra. When they meet Orin, the wise Sprite tries to make the two children get along and work together to stop the evil Princess. Orin tells them that they can only destroy her by combining their own powers against her. Getting in the way of their mission is the sinister Murky Dismal and his bumbling assistant Lurky who, as usual, are lavishing in the new gloom created by the darkening of Spectra, as well as trying to steal Rainbow's magical color belt.

Starring: Bettina Bush, Pat Fraley, Peter Cullen, Robbie Lee, Andre Stojka, David Mendenhall, Rhonda Aldrich, Les Tremayne, Mona Marshall, Jonathan Harris ..
Directed by: Bernard Deyriès, Kimio Yabuki
Release date: 1985-11-15

Sesame Street: Follow That Bird

6.7/10 IMDB

Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.

Starring: Waylon Jennings, Sandra Bernhard, John Candy, Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen, Jerry Nelson, Paul Bartel ..
Directed by: Ken Kwapis
Release date: 1985-08-02
Best Family Movies of 1985 : One Magic Christmas

One Magic Christmas

6.4/10 IMDB

Ginny Grainger, a young mother, rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter Abbie and Gideon, Ginny's very own guardian angel.

Starring: Mary Steenburgen, Harry Dean Stanton, Gary Basaraba, Elisabeth Harnois, Arthur Hill, Wayne Robson, Jan Rubeš, Elias Koteas, Robbie Magwood, Michelle Meyrink ..
Directed by: Phillip Borsos
Release date: 1985-11-22
Best Family Movies of 1985 : The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus

The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus

7.3/10 IMDB

The Great Ak calls a council of the Immortals to ask that Santa Claus be given immortality. And to justify it, he tells the history of Santa Claus. The Ak found an abandoned baby and gave it to a lioness and a fairy to raise, who named him Claus. When Claus grew up, the Great Ak showed him the evil and hardship in the world and Claus decides to live there and relieve some of the suffering. He decides to make toys for orphans, but King Awgwa, the ruler of the valley where Claus lives doesn't want the children to be happy, and there is a great battle among Immortals.

Starring: Earl Hammond, Earle Hyman, Larry Kenney, Lynne Lipton, Bob McFadden, Lesley Miller, Peter Newman, Joey Grasso, J.D. Roth, Alfred Drake ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1985-12-17
Best Family Movies of 1985 : The Star-Crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski (a Tale of Gothic Love)

The Star-Crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski (a Tale of Gothic Love)

8.5/10 IMDB

A comedy written and Narrated by Jean Shepherd. The story involves several different events such as Ralph's first serious romance with his new neighbor, Randy playing a turkey in the school Thanksgiving Day play, The Old Man setting his sights on a yellow buick and the High School basketball rival game of the season.

Starring: Jean Shepherd, Peter Kowanko, George Coe, Barbara Bolton, Jay Ine, Robert J. Colonna, William Lampley, Jeff Yonis, Peter Gerety, Ron McLarty ..
Directed by: Fred Barzyk
Release date: 1985-02-11
Best Family Movies of 1985 : For Better or For Worse: The Bestest Present

For Better or For Worse: The Bestest Present

7.6/10 IMDB

The Patterson family learns the true meaning of Christmas when Lizzie loses her stuffed bunny.

Starring: Billy Van, Abby Hagyard, Bill Stevens Jr., Aaron Kim Johnston, Katherine Johnston ..
Directed by: Sebastian Grunstra
Release date: 1985-12-05
Best Family Movies of 1985 : Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins

Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins

7.6/10 IMDB

Strawberry rids Strawberryland of a strange, horrible smelling purple cloud with the help of her new friends, the Berry Princess and her helpers, the Berrykins.

Release date: 1985-01-01

The Peanut Butter Solution

6.0/10 IMDB

Peanut butter is the secret ingredient for magic potions made by two friendly ghosts. Eleven-year-old Michael loses all of his hair when he gets a fright and uses the potion to get his hair back, but too much peanut butter causes things to get a bit hairy.

Starring: Mathew Mackay, Helen Hughes, Michel Maillot, Edgar Fruitier, Michael Hogan, Harry Hill, Alison Darcy, Siluck Saysanasy, Griffith Brewer, Pat Thompson ..
Directed by: Michael Rubbo
Release date: 1985-12-06

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

7.5/10 IMDB

The Peanuts gang perform the classic Broadway musical. In addition to the classic songs, we see Charlie Brown and his friends perform the various comedy sketches of the play.

Starring: Kevin Brando, Brad Kesten, Jeremy Scott Reinbolt, Tiffany Reinbolt, Robert Towers, David Wagner, Jessica Lee Smith, Michael Dockery, Brad Kesten, Jeremy Scott Reinbolt ..
Directed by: Sam Jaimes
Release date: 1985-11-06
Best Family Movies of 1985 : Molly and the Skywalkerz in

Molly and the Skywalkerz in "Happily Ever After"

6.2/10 IMDB

A young third grader named Molly Conway suffers depression when she finds out about her parents are getting divorced. She tries everything to get them together, but mostly backfires and eventually accepts their departure.

Starring: Carol Burnett, Danny DeVito, Carrie Fisher, Rhea Perlman, Henry Winkler, Cassandra Coblentz, Gini Holtzman, Jeremy Schoenberg, Danny Colby, Karrie Ullman ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez, Steven Cuitlahuac Melendez
Release date: 1985-10-20
Best Family Movies of 1985 : Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown

Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown

7.2/10 IMDB

After Snoopy displays his usual level of courage and runs away from his sentry duty, he happens to run into a beautiful female. Smitten, he decides to marry her. Now, the gang, and Snoopy's cousin, Spike, want to help in an affair that has the usual complications

Starring: Danny Colby, Fergie, Gini Holtzman, Keri Houlihan, Brett Johnson, Brad Kesten, Dawnn D. Leary, Bill Melendez, Jeremy Schoenberg, Carl Steven ..
Release date: 1985-03-20
Best Family Movies of 1985 : A Jetson Christmas Carol

A Jetson Christmas Carol

6.7/10 IMDB

In a take-off of Charles Dickens "The Christmas Carol," Mr. Spacely is being so greedy and selfish that he would even make Ebenezer Scrooge blush.

Starring: George O'Hanlon, Penny Singleton, Daws Butler, Don Messick, Janet Waldo, Jean Vander Pyl, Mel Blanc, Allan Melvin ..
Release date: 1985-12-13

The Dirt Bike Kid

5.3/10 IMDB

When his mother sends Jack off with money to buy groceries, he comes home with a magic supercharged dirt bike instead. His mother is furious, but when Jack uses the magic bike to save the local hot dog stand from the clutches of corrupt big business, he becomes the town hero.

Starring: Peter Billingsley, Stuart Pankin, Anne Bloom, Patrick Collins, Sage Parker, Chad Sheets, Angie Bolling, Gary Carter, Lori Randolph, Gavin Allen ..
Directed by: Hoite C. Caston
Release date: 1985-11-24

The Care Bears Movie

5.6/10 IMDB

The Care Bears have their work cut out for them, because Nicolas, a lonely magician's assistant, is about to fall under the evil influence of a bad spirit who lives in an ancient magic book -- it seems Nicolas will do just about anything for friends. Aside from Nicolas, Kim and Jason are in trouble because they are starting not to trust people after suffering many disappointments.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Jackie Burroughs, Georgia Engel, Sunny Besen Thrasher, Eva Almos, Patricia Black, Melleny Melody, Bob Dermer, Jayne Eastwood, Billie Mae Richards ..
Directed by: Arna Selznick
Release date: 1985-03-23
Best Family Movies of 1985 : Run Tiger Run

Run Tiger Run

4.8/10 IMDB

Two street urchins meet up with a sad and lonely rich kid. They become friends when the kid's shady uncle mistakes them for his nephews.

Starring: Teddy Robin, Bin Bin, Tsui Hark, Violet Pan Ying-Zi ..
Directed by: John Woo
Release date: 1985-01-01

The GLO Friends Save Christmas

7.5/10 IMDB

Blanche, the Wicked Witch of the North Pole, is jealous of Santa Claus. She imprisons him and his reindeer in an icy cage on a raging river, so they can't deliver their presents on Christmas Eve. Her timid sidekick, Moose the unimaginatively-named moose, tries to stop her, but she zaps him far away with her magic. The Glo Friends find out what she's done, and they set out to try and save Santa. They rescue Moose from a tree along the way, and Blanche tries to imprison them in ice flowers. But her schemes fail, as they reach Santa anyway, and face her in a final showdown to rescue him.

Starring: Carroll O'Connor, Sally Struthers, Charlie Adler, Susan Blu, Pat Fraley, Lorenzo Music ..
Directed by: Terry Lennon
Release date: 1985-12-21
Best Family Movies of 1985 : The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

7.6/10 IMDB

Brent Carver stars as the swashbuckling Pirate King in the famous Stratford Festival's rollicking production of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic that pits British bobbles against unlikely pirates on the Cornish coast. Sullivan regarded this operetta - a hit ever since its first production in New York in 1879 - as the best comedy he composed. He even said of his collaborator, "The libretto is ingenious, clever, wonderfully fun in parts and sometimes brilliant in dialogue - beautifully written for music, as is all Gilbert does." Indeed, audiences will find the music every bit a match for the lyrics, with the genius of the score lying in its parody of grand opera. Filmed in 1985 at the world-famous Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario.

Starring: Jeff Hyslop, Brent Carver, Caralyn Tomlin, Douglas Chamberlain, Pat Galloway, Jim White, Stephen Beamish, Karen Skidmore, Karen Skidmore, Karen Skidmore ..
Directed by: Norman Campbell, Brian Macdonald
Release date: 1985-06-21
Best Family Movies of 1985 : Frog and Toad Are Friends

Frog and Toad Are Friends

7.9/10 IMDB

Claymation adventures based on the popular children's book series of Frog and Toad by author Arnold Lobel

Starring: Arnold Lobel, Will Ryan, Hal Smith ..
Directed by: John Clark Matthews
Release date: 1985-05-23
Best Family Movies of 1985 : Winners: Just Friends

Winners: Just Friends

7.6/10 IMDB

Just Friends - A classic Australian children's telemovie about growing up, peer pressure, friendship and family. When Susan Foster moves to a new suburb she has difficulty fitting in. Susan's home life is uncomfortable with an unemployed father, a distant mother and an unexpectedly pregnant big sister. Susan seeks refuge at the local Roller Skate rink where she meets Buzz, the brash young gang leader and the best skater in town. Susan becomes part of Buzz's gang but is soon confronted with his selfish behaviour and cruel treatment of his friends. Susan must decide which is more important to her - fitting in or being fair. Just Friends is part of the Winners series of television programs created by the Australian Children's Television Foundation.

Starring: Sherie Graham, Mitch Ambrose, Shanti Gudgeon ..
Directed by: Michael Pattinson
Release date: 1985-10-22
Best Family Movies of 1985 : Hoomania


6.6/10 IMDB

When Kris tells Sam Weatherfield, the inventor, about breaking his parent’s window and running away, Sam has Kris play a strange, colorful game called HOOMANIA. As Kris places his piece on the board, he is zapped INSIDE the game, full of life-sized animated characters like the daffy Dodo Bird or the goodie-gobbling sluggards. These crazy creatures, and others, either help or hinder Kris in his race to Mount Wisdom. Through his fantastic adventure, Kris learns the true meaning of “wisdom”.

Starring: Jan Rabson, Danny Nash, Haskell Hal Heimlick, Frank Poynton, Brian Cummings, Jini Williams Robie ..
Directed by: Rick Garside
Release date: 1985-01-01


5.9/10 IMDB

Konrad is a factory-made child, perfect in every way. When he is mistakenly delivered to the eccentric Mrs. Bartelotti, the factory demands his return. Konrad must go against everything he has been taught to stand up to his creators.

Starring: Huckleberry Fox, Polly Holliday, Max Wright, Ned Beatty, Virginya Keehne, Michael Ruud, Nancy Borgenicht, Jeff Olson, Corliss Dale, Scott Nemes ..
Directed by: Nell Cox
Release date: 1985-10-13

Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend

5.1/10 IMDB

A paleontologist and her husband discover a mother and baby brontosaurus in Africa, and try to protect them from hunters who want to capture them.

Starring: William Katt, Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, Julian Fellowes, Edward Hardwicke, Hugh Quarshie, Kyalo Mativo, Olu Jacobs, Eddie Tagoe, Julian Curry ..
Directed by: Bill L. Norton
Release date: 1985-03-22
Best Family Movies of 1985 : Exploits at West Poley

Exploits at West Poley

7.0/10 IMDB

Somerset 1850. Two boys exploring an underground cave, divert the course of a river and drastically change the lives of the people of two villages.

Starring: Anthony Bate, Brenda Fricker, Charlie Condou, Jonathan Jackson, Jonathan Adams, Noel O'Connell, Frank Mills, Thomas Heathcote, James Coyle, Jelena Budimir ..
Directed by: Diarmuid Lawrence
Release date: 1985-01-01

Rupert and the Frog Song

7.7/10 IMDB

Rupert Bear goes on a walk in the hills near his home, where he encounters a community of frogs who join together in a musical extravaganza.

Starring: Paul McCartney ..
Directed by: Geoff Dunbar
Release date: 1985-04-18
Best Family Movies of 1985 : The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

7.7/10 IMDB

A boy receives a Velveteen Rabbit for Christmas. The Velveteen Rabbit is snubbed by other more expensive or mechanical toys, the latter of which fancy themselves real. One day while talking with the Skin Horse, the Rabbit learns that a toy becomes real if its owner really and truly loves it. The Skin Horse makes the Velveteen Rabbit aware that "...once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always."

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Chuck Collins, Charity Brown, Rick Jones, James Bradford, Don Westwood, Bernard McManus, Eddie Dunn ..
Directed by: Pino Van Lamsweerde
Release date: 1985-04-02
Best Family Movies of 1985 : The Frog Prince

The Frog Prince

6.6/10 IMDB

A young British girl journeys to Paris to go to college, and is determined to find the man of her dreams and fall madly in love. However, things don't work out quite the way she planned.

Starring: Jane Snowden, Alexandre Sterling, Diana Blackburn, Øystein Wiik, Jacqueline Doyen, Raoul Delfosse, Françoise Brion ..
Directed by: Brian Gilbert
Release date: 1985-02-21
Best Family Movies of 1985 : Sylvester


6.2/10 IMDB

Charlie is a 16-year-old orphan struggling to raise her two younger brothers when she endeavors to train a wild horse she names Sylvester and turn him into an Olympic jumping champion.

Starring: Richard Farnsworth, Melissa Gilbert, Michael Schoeffling, Constance Towers, Peter Kowanko, Arliss Howard, Yankton Hatten, Shane Serwin, James Gammon ..
Directed by: Tim Hunter
Release date: 1985-03-15
Best Family Movies of 1985 : The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

8.3/10 IMDB

Sir Peter Wright’s 1984 version of The Nutcracker for The Royal Ballet, still performed by the Company, stays close to Hoffmann’s original tale. It emphasises Drosselmeyer’s mission to find a young girl – Clara – who can break the curse imposed by the Mouse King on his nephew Hans Peter and thus restore him to human form. References to Nuremberg and German Christmas traditions are present in the settings, with a kingdom of marzipan featured in Act 2.

Starring: Lesley Collier, Anthony Dowell, Michael Coleman, Julie Rose, Guy Niblett, Joan Fontaine ..
Directed by: John Vernon
Release date: 1985-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1985 : Robin Hood

Robin Hood

6.6/10 IMDB

With good King Richard away at war, the greedy Sheriff has forced the residents of Nottingham to pay all their money to him. But Robin Hood, with the help of his friend Maid Marion, a spy in the Sheriff's castle, is out to thwart the evil Sheriff and return the Kind to his rightful throne.

Starring: Robert Coleby, Helen Morse, George Stephenson, Wallas Eaton ..
Directed by: Warwick Gilbert, Geoff Collins
Release date: 1985-01-01

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