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Movies Released in 1985

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This list shows all films released in 1985, including films that went direct-to-video, or only got an international theatrical release. For each film, we use the first date on which it was made available to the public, which might include international theatrical or domestic video releases that were a few days, or sometimes more, earlier than the domestic (US/Canada) theatrical release. All movies announced for release in 1985 are included.

See also: Top 1985 Worldwide - Domestic Release Schedule for 1985 - Most Popular 1985

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Release DateMovieGenreProduction
Budget
Domestic
Box Office
to Date
Trailer

January, 1985

January 1 Defence of the Realm   $750,000  
Hot Moves   $2,732,684  
Tomboy   $14,100,000  
 
January 11 Avenging Angel Action   $5,622,787  
Tuff Turf Action   $9,369,329  
 
January 18 Blood Simple Thriller/Suspense $1,500,000 $1,690,913  
Escape From the Bronx Thriller/Suspense   $0  
Here Come the Littles   $0  
The New Kids Horror   $199,108  
That's Dancing Musical   $4,210,938  
 
January 25 The Falcon and the Snowman Thriller/Suspense   $17,130,087  
Fandango Comedy   $86,134  

February, 1985

February 1 Extramuros Drama   $0  
Heavenly Bodies Drama   $1,567,386  
 
February 8 Heaven Help Us Comedy   $6,070,794  
Lust in the Dust Comedy   $727,639  
Mischief Comedy   $8,700,000  
Witness Thriller/Suspense $12,000,000 $65,532,576  
 
February 15 The Bay Boy Drama   $3,665  
The Breakfast Club Comedy   $45,875,171  
Fast Forward Musical   $2,650,866  
Lost in America Comedy   $10,079,206  
The Mean Season Thriller/Suspense   $4,349,446  
Turk 182! Comedy   $3,563,635  
Vision Quest Drama   $13,000,000  
 
February 22 Into the Night Action   $6,720,160  
Martin's Day   $0  

March, 1985

March 1 The Aviator Adventure   $287,195  
Certain Fury Action   $1,381,091  
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning Action   $10,755,447  
A Private Function Comedy   $2,516,761  
The Purple Rose of Cairo Comedy   $10,631,333  
The Sure Thing Comedy   $18,136,000  
 
March 8 The Hit Comedy   $876,775  
Mask Drama   $42,417,782  
My New Partner   $0  
 
March 15 Camila Drama   $0  
Def-Con 4 Action $1,300,000 $210,904  
Secret Places Drama   $0  
Sylvester Drama   $385,687  
 
March 22 Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend Adventure   $14,276,095  
Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning Horror $2,200,000 $21,930,418  
The Last Dragon Action $10,000,000 $33,000,000  
Porky's Revenge Comedy   $20,518,000  
The Secret of the Sword Adventure   $0  
 
March 29 Almost You Romantic Comedy   $0  
The Care Bears Movie Adventure   $22,934,000  
Desperately Seeking Susan Comedy   $27,400,000  
King David Drama   $4,800,000  
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Comedy   $55,337,042  
The Slugger's Wife Comedy   $1,878,000  

April, 1985

April 3 Alamo Bay Drama   $380,970  
 
April 12 Cat's Eye Horror   $9,000,000  
Fraternity Vacation Comedy   $3,333,306  
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Comedy   $6,326,051  
Ladyhawke Action $20,000,000 $18,400,000  
 
April 19 The Company of Wolves Horror   $4,389,334  
Lily in Love Comedy   $376,686  
Moving Violations Comedy   $10,600,000  
Petit Con Comedy   $0  
 
April 26 1918 Drama   $0  
Just One of the Guys Comedy   $11,377,655  
Stick Action   $6,964,734  

May, 1985

May 3 Code of Silence Action   $20,345,361  
Gotcha Action   $8,823,269  
Gymkata Action   $3,249,442  
Movers and Shakers Comedy   $311,321  
Private Resort Comedy   $331,816  
Pumping Iron 2: The Women Documentary   $0  
 
May 10 Rappin' Drama   $2,864,844  
Rustlers' Rhapsody Comedy   $4,847,085  
 
May 22 Brewster's Millions Comedy   $40,800,000  
Rambo: First Blood Part II Action $44,000,000 $150,415,432  
 
May 24 A View to a Kill Action $30,000,000 $50,327,960  
 
May 31 Fletch Comedy   $46,700,000  
Sylvia Drama   $44,234  

June, 1985

June 7 The Goonies Comedy   $61,389,680  
The Holy Innocents Drama   $0  
Perfect Romantic Comedy   $12,918,858  
 
June 14 D.A.R.Y.L. Drama   $6,561,653  
Prizzi's Honor Drama   $26,700,000  
Secret Admirer Romantic Comedy   $8,622,757  
 
June 21 Cocoon Adventure   $76,257,348  
Lifeforce Horror $25,000,000 $11,603,545  
Return to Oz Adventure $27,000,000 $10,618,813  
 
June 28 Pale Rider Western $6,900,000 $41,410,568  
Red Sonja Action $17,900,000 $6,905,861  
St. Elmo's Fire Drama   $37,800,000  

July, 1985

July 3 Back to the Future Adventure $19,000,000 $212,259,762  
Day of the Dead Horror $3,500,000 $5,804,262  
The Emerald Forest Drama   $24,468,550  
 
July 10 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Action $10,000,000 $36,230,219  
Silverado Western $26,000,000 $33,200,000  
 
July 12 Explorers Adventure   $9,873,000  
 
July 19 The Coca-Cola Kid   $0  
The Legend of Billie Jean Drama   $3,100,000  
The Man With One Red Shoe Comedy   $8,645,411  
Wetherby Drama   $1,136,052  
 
July 24 The Black Cauldron Adventure   $21,288,692  
 
July 26 The Heavenly Kid Romantic Comedy   $3,852,271  
Kiss of the Spider Woman Drama   $14,582,182  
National Lampoon's European Vacation Comedy   $49,400,000  
Pee Wee's Big Adventure Comedy   $40,940,662  
A Thousand Little Kisses Romantic Comedy   $0  

August, 1985

August 2 Fright Night Horror   $24,922,237  
Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird Comedy   $13,961,370  
Weird Science Comedy   $16,316,258  
 
August 7 Real Genius Comedy   $12,952,019  
 
August 9 Dance With a Stranger Drama   $842,221  
My Science Project Comedy   $4,100,000  
Summer Rental Comedy   $24,671,000  
 
August 14 Key Exchange Romantic Comedy   $425,000  
 
August 16 American Flyers Drama   $1,420,355  
The Bride Horror   $3,600,000  
The Return of the Living Dead Horror $4,000,000 $14,237,880  
Volunteers Comedy   $19,875,740  
Year of the Dragon Drama   $18,707,466  
 
August 23 Better Off Dead... Comedy   $10,297,601  
Gojira Action   $2,443,200  
The Protector Action   $829,239  
Teen Wolf Comedy   $33,086,611  
Warning Sign Drama   $1,918,117  
 
August 30 American Ninja Action   $10,499,000  
Compromising Positions Comedy   $10,600,000  
Flesh & Blood Action   $100,000  

September, 1985

September 3 City Limits Drama   $0  
 
September 6 Joshua Then and Now Romantic Comedy   $542,420  
 
September 12 James Joyce's Women Drama   $8,103  
 
September 13 After Hours Comedy   $10,609,321  
Agnes of God Drama   $25,627,836  
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Drama   $437,547  
 
September 19 Plenty Drama   $6,104,212  
 
September 20 Creator Comedy   $4,571,788  
 
September 27 Code Name: Emerald Action   $515,029  
Invasion U.S.A. Action $10,000,000 $17,536,256  
The Journey of Natty Gann Drama   $9,468,512  
Marie Drama   $2,000,000  
Maxie Romantic Comedy   $2,600,000  

October, 1985

October 2 Always Drama   $146,499  
Sweet Dreams Drama   $9,100,000  
 
October 4 Came a Hot Friday Drama   $8,905  
Commando Action $10,000,000 $35,073,978  
The Doctor and the Devils Drama   $147,070  
Dreamchild Drama   $38,493  
Jagged Edge Thriller/Suspense   $40,491,165  
Oberst Redl Drama   $2,357  
 
October 11 Otac na sluzbenom putu Drama   $11,614  
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins Adventure   $14,393,902  
Silver Bullet Horror $7,000,000 $10,803,211  
 
October 18 The Holcroft Covenant Thriller/Suspense   $151,627  
The Quiet Earth Drama   $153,764  
Re-Animator Horror   $2,023,000  
Wild Geese 2   $0  
 
October 23 Twice in a Lifetime Drama   $7,681,246  
 
October 25 The Dog Who Stopped the War Comedy   $0  
Krush Groove Drama $3,000,000 $11,052,713  
My Man Adam Comedy   $92,920  
Stoogemania Comedy   $0  

November, 1985

November 1 Death Wish 3 Action   $16,116,878  
Eleni Drama   $305,102  
Maccheroni Drama   $235,383  
A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge Horror $3,000,000 $21,163,999  
Shoah Documentary   $20,175  
To Live and Die in L.A. Action   $17,307,019  
 
November 6 Subway Drama $2,000,000 $390,659  
 
November 8 Bring on the Night Documentary   $1,675,689  
La historia oficial Drama   $29,426  
Target Thriller/Suspense   $9,023,199  
That Was Then… This is Now Drama   $8,630,068  
Transylvania 6-5000 Comedy   $7,200,000  
 
November 15 Once Bitten Comedy   $9,917,242  
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer Adventure   $4,889,971  
Smooth Talk Drama   $16,785  
 
November 22 Bad Medicine Comedy   $2,549,195  
Fever Pitch Drama   $610,333  
King Solomon's Mines Adventure   $15,057,465  
One Magic Christmas Drama   $13,229,514  
Starchaser: The Legend of Orin Adventure   $3,360,800  
White Nights Thriller/Suspense   $42,160,849  
 
November 23 Tanpopo Comedy   $224,097  
 
November 27 Rocky IV Drama   $127,873,716  
 
November 29 Santa Claus Adventure   $23,717,291  

December, 1985

December 4 Young Sherlock Holmes Adventure $18,000,000 $19,739,000  
 
December 6 Fool For Love Drama   $836,156  
Runaway Train Action   $7,936,012  
Spies Like Us Comedy   $59,526,202  
 
December 10 A Chorus Line Musical   $14,202,899  
 
December 11 The Jewel of the Nile Adventure   $68,275,764  
Trouble in Mind Drama   $0  
 
December 13 Clue Comedy   $13,377,261  
 
December 18 Brazil Black Comedy $15,000,000 $9,929,135  
The Color Purple Drama $15,000,000 $93,589,701  
Out of Africa Drama $31,000,000 $79,096,868  
 
December 20 Enemy Mine Drama   $12,303,411  
Ran Drama   $2,132,974  
The Trip to Bountiful Drama   $7,466,662  
 
December 25 Murphy's Romance Romantic Comedy   $30,762,621  
Revolution Drama   $346,761  
 
December 31 Bombs Away Comedy   $0  
The Dream is Alive Documentary   $125,900,000  
Streetwalkin' Drama   $0