The best movies from the year 1985

List of the 10 best movies of the year 1985, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Come and See (Idi i smotri)
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Come and See (Idi i smotri)

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he invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya (Alexei Kravchenko) into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha (Olga Mironova), who accompanies him back to his village. On returning home, Florya finds his family and fellow peasants massacred. His continued survival amidst the brutal debris of war becomes increasingly nightmarish, a battle between despair and hope.

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The Satin Slipper (Le soulier de satin)
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The Satin Slipper (Le soulier de satin)

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uring the century of the Spanish Gold, Doña Prouhèze, wife of a nobleman, deeply loves Don Rodrigo, who is forced to leave Spain and go to America. Meanwhile Prouhèze is sent to Africa to rule the city of Mogador. Ten years later Rodrigo leaves America and travels to Africa in search of Prouhèze to find out that she died and eventually meeting her daughter.

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Ran
8

Ran

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story of greed, a lust for power, and ultimate revenge when an elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him. A profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

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La messa è finita (La messa e finita)
7

La messa è finita (La messa e finita)

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on Giulio, giovane prete romano, ritorna a casa dopo essere stato parroco in un'isola del Mar Tirreno ed è destinato ad una chiesa di periferia. A Roma egli ritrova i genitori, la sorella e i vecchi amici. Ma la realtà è diversa da quella che lui ha lasciato. La parrocchia è praticamente deserta : il suo predecessore si è sposato, ha un figlio e vive a pochi metri dalla canonica; ed anche gli amici sono cambiati (chi è sotto processo per terrorismo; chi vuol farsi sacerdote senza capire perchè; chi è omosessuale e sta vivendo squallide avventure; chi è stato abbandonato dall'amica e vive in un isolamento totale). Neppure in famiglia le cose vanno meglio. Il padre, ormai anziano, ha preso una sbandata per una donna e lascia la moglie, che si suicida. La sorella è incinta del fidanzato e don Giulio riesce a stento a non farla abortire. Coinvolto in tali gravi situazioni, scoraggiato, deluso e non sempre in grado di fornire una risposta ai dubbi che gli vengono esposti, a poco a poco don Giulio avverte l'insostenibile peso della propria amara solitudine. Non identificandosi più con quella città e con quegli ambienti, decide di accettare il posto di missionario in Sud America, dove potrà curare una comunità di persone, in fondo, realmente povere e smarrite. Una fuga liberatoria ? E' giusto "scrollarsi i calzari" quando intorno a te non vedi speranza ? Forse !

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Naughty Emil (Emila nedarbi)
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Naughty Emil (Emila nedarbi)

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ne of the iconic Latvian movies. Based on Astrid Lindgren's book 'Emil of Lönneberga'. A story of a little boy, Emil, who, according to others is incredibly naughty, but actually Emil is a lot more kind hearted than all the rest. And everything he does is to help someone. But somehow it all the time turns out like a prank. His family won't agree with any pranks on themselves, so there goes Emil in his father's tool shed, where he's locked up for every prank. Includes the phrase - 'the main idea is to keep your feet warm', which has been adapted in Latvian culture, so it's already a saying.

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Egészséges erotika (Egeszseges erotika)
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Egészséges erotika (Egeszseges erotika)

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he manager of the country crate factory have TV cameras installed in the women's dressing room. He and his friends amuse themselves by watching the women dressing. When the workers discover the cameras they decide to go on strike.

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Shoah
4

Shoah

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laude Lanzmann directed this 9 1/2 hour documentary of the Holocaust without using a single frame of archive footage. He interviews survivors, witnesses, and ex-Nazis (whom he had to film secretly since they only agreed to be interviewed by audio). His style of interviewing by asking for the most minute details is effective at adding up these details to give a horrifying portrait of the events of Nazi genocide. He also shows, or rather lets some of his subjects themselves show, that the anti-Semitism that caused 6 million Jews to die in the Holocaust is still alive in well in many people that still live in Germany, Poland, and elsewhere.

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Back to the Future
3

Back to the Future

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arty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" invented by slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love - so he can get back to the future.

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The Agha (Zugurt Aga)
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The Agha (Zugurt Aga)

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he landowner (Agha) of the Haraptar village marries off his old father with the young and beautiful Kiraz. But on the nuptial night, his father dies and everthing starts to go bad for the Agha. Due to the long drought and provocations of Kekec Salman (big brother of Kiraz), the peasants steal the crops and run away to Istanbul. Without the peasants and crops, Agha is also forced to sell the village and move to Istanbul. But he cannot keep up with the big city life and consumes all his money and belongings. Agha's wife and relatives leave him during this downfall. Only Kiraz stays with him at the end and they make a fresh start via the best thing that Agha can make : raw meatballs ...

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Empty Quarter (Une femme en Afrique)
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Empty Quarter (Une femme en Afrique)

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man invites a woman to share his room in a hostel in Djibouti because she seems to have some problems. Gradually he falls in love with her. They embark on a trip to the towns in the desert and, on the way, they learn more about each other. The man never appears on screen, so the camera becomes his point of view.

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