Best Family Movies of 1985

1.

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
2.

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
3.

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
4.

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
Best Family Movies of 1985 : Alice in Wonderland
5.

Alice in Wonderland

3.9
7.4/10 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
Best Family Movies of 1985 : Alice in Wonderland
6.

Alice in Wonderland

3.8
7.4/10 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 : Winners: Just Friends
7.

Winners: Just Friends

3.7
7.8/10 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 : Sylvester
8.

Sylvester

3.0
6.5/10 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 Frog Prince
9.

The Frog Prince

2.7
6.5/10 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 : Out of the Darkness
10.

Out of the Darkness

2.5
6.9/10 IMDB

In an English village, three youths see the spirit of a child who died in a 17th-century plague epidemic. They decide to learn about the town's history to find out how they can help set the child's ghost free.

Starring: Gary Halliday, Michael Flowers, Emma Ingham, Anthony Winder, Vivienne Moore ..
Directed by: John Krish
Release date: 1985-01-01

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