Best Science Fiction 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.

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
3.

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
4.

Day of the Dead

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Trapped in a missile silo, a small team of scientists, civilians and trigger-happy soldiers battle desperately to ensure the survival of the human race. However, the tension inside the base is reaching a breaking point, and the zombies are gathering outside.

Starring: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy, Anthony Dileo Jr., Richard Liberty, Sherman Howard, Gary Klar, Ralph Marrero, John Amplas ..
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 1985-07-19
5.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

5.1
6.3/10 IMDB

Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of a technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Helen Buday, Angelo Rossitto, Adam Cockburn, Frank Thring, Paul Larsson, Angry Anderson, Robert Grubb ..
Directed by: George Ogilvie, George Miller
Release date: 1985-06-29
6.

Real Genius

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton, Jon Gries, Patti D'Arbanville, Stacy Peralta, Louis Giambalvo, Ed Lauter, Beau Billingslea ..
Directed by: Martha Coolidge
Release date: 1985-08-07
7.

Enemy Mine

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James, Richard Marcus, Carolyn McCormick, Lance Kerwin, Bumper Robinson, Jim Mapp, Scott Kraft, Lou Michaels ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Release date: 1985-12-12
8.

Cocoon

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Tahnee Welch, Brian Dennehy, Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Maureen Stapleton, Jack Gilford, Jessica Tandy, Clint Howard ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 1985-06-21
9.

The Quiet Earth

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.

Starring: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Anzac Wallace, Pete Smith, Tom Hyde ..
Directed by: Geoff Murphy
Release date: 1985-09-08
10.

Weird Science

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men.

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Bill Paxton, Suzanne Snyder, Judie Aronson, Robert Rusler, Robert Downey Jr., Steve James, Vernon Wells ..
Directed by: John Hughes
Release date: 1985-08-01

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