I'm making the most definitive list of favorite movies ever.

For every year, I'm listing every movie I've seen and compare them all to each other asking one question; Which movie do I like more. Movies that score in the 80th percentile or higher, advance to the next round: Favorite of the Decade. After each Decade is done, an All Time list will be formed.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Favoritest Movies of 1985

There's something unsatisfying about this.  Yay, the popular movie won... Back to the Future isn't a geeky movie or a nerdy movie.  It's the geek movie that your parents liked too.  I was kinda rooting for Starchaser, but then things like honesty creep into the equation.  As much as I do enjoy Starchaser, it's far from Back to the Future, and that can be said for pretty much every movie except Explorers in 1985.  I'd do a gag about the perfect 1985 movie, but you're looking at it.  A teen involved in some screwy science stuff, nearly a dozen on just my list.

The real shocker is second place, A View to a Kill.  This is far from my favorite Bond movie, and I was shocked, even almost ashamed when I saw that it scored so high. But, there is a remnant of remembering the ad for it in the newspaper, wanting to see it in the theater, and not getting to. My first theatrical Bond would be The Living Daylights.  A shock, a surprise, and somehow it fits. It's aged better than many movies on this list, plus, I really dig The Saint and John Steed running around for a bit.

Even though so many titles from these year seem almost scared because of the age we were, or the memories they're attached to, when they have to compete with each other, most of these movies become mortal.  The Breakfast Club is a legendary movie, and seminal to our generation, but St. Elmo's fire wants that spot too.

  1. Back to the Future
  2. A View to a Kill
  3. Explorers
  4. Vampire Hunter D
  5. Starchaser: The Legend of Orin
  6. Brazil
  7. Enemy Mine
  8. Silverado
  9. Ran
  10. Legend
  11. Pale Rider
  12. Clue
  13. Young Sherlock Holmes
  14. Return to Oz
  15. Commando
  16. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
  17. The Breakfast Club
  18. The Black Cauldron
  19. The Goonies
  20. Cocoon
  21. Weird Science
  22. The Quiet Earth
  23. Red Sonja
  24. St. Elmo's Fire
  25. Ladyhawke
  26. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  27. The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission
  28. King Solomon's Mines
  29. Fletch
  30. My Science Project
  31. Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  32. Real Genius
  33. Transylvania 6-5000
  34. Here Come the Littles
  35. Fright Night
  36. Jagged Edge
  37. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
  38. Rocky IV
  39. Teen Wolf
  40. Rambo: First Blood Part II
  41. The Jewel of the Nile
  42. Silver Bullet
  43. Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird
  44. European Vacation
  45. Witness
  46. Desperately Seeking Susan
  47. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
  48. The Care Bears Movie
  49. Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend
  50. Prizzi's Honor
  51. Murphy's Romance
  52. Out of Africa
  53. Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer
  54. The Peanut Butter Solution
  55. The Man with One Red Shoe
  56. Mask
  57. El caballero del dragón
  58. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
  59. Day of the Dead
  60. Once Bitten
  61. Creature
  62. Santa Claus
  63. Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  64. Invasion U.S.A.
  65. Summer Rental
  66. Heaven Help Us
  67. Death Wish 3
  68. Turk 182!
  69. The Falcon and the Snowman

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