My Favorite: Movies: 1985

Another year full of movies I remember pretty fondly.  There were a number of movies I actually liked quite a bit while watching them but just can’t list as among my top ten favorites from the perspective of 2013.  Young Sherlock Holmes is a fun and fairly well done movie adaptation of the iconic character with some decent special effects for 1985.  Heaven Help Us is about a band of boys at a catholic high school — I went to a catholic high school.  Finally, Explorers was a fun adventure movie for kids — I distinctly remember choosing it over Goonies (which I still haven’t seen) and that inspired some loyalty to it even though it doesn’t seem to get any nostalgic love like Goonies.  It even had a very young River Phoenix and Ethan Hawke in it.

A quick check of IMDB reminds me that there were a lot of good comedies that year.  I just saw Back to the Future again with my kids and it holds up just fine.  In fact I think the only thing they’d change if it was made today would be to remove the few curse words in it.

HAVE SEEN:  Back to the Future, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rocky IV, Cocoon, Witness, The Jewel of the Nile, A View to a Kill, Spies Like Us, European Vacation, Fletch, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, The Breakfast Club, Silverado, Teen Wolf, Year of the Dragon, Weird Science, Real Genius, Just One of the Guys, After Hours, Brazil, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Clue, To Live and Die in L.A., Volunteers, Fright Night, Summer Rental, Better Off Dead, Return to Oz, Explorers, Young Sherlock HolmesHeaven Help Us

HAVE NOT: The Color Purple, Out of Africa, Goonies, Mask, Pale Rider, Jagged Edge, Brewster’s Millions, St, Elmo’s Fire, Prizzi’s Honor, Desperately Seeking SusanA Room with a View, The Sure Thing, The Falcon and the Snowman, Legend, White Nights, Mischief, The Trip to Bountiful, My Life as a Dog, A Chorus Line, Enemy Mine, The Journey of Natty Gann, Fool For Love, InsignificanceThe Coca-Cola KidTransylvania 6-5000, Tampopo, Agnes of God, Lost In America, Ran, The Return of the Living DeadMad Max Beyond Thunderdome, The Quiet Earth, LadyHawke, My Beautiful Laundrette, The Adventures of Mark Twain



  1. Brazil
  2. Back to the Future
  3.  Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
  4. After Hours
  5. Better Off Dead
  6. Weird Science
  7. Witness
  8. Fletch
  9. The Breakfast Club
  10. Fright Night

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