A Pictorial History of the Movies: 1985 – Back to the Future

Has to be. Can’t be anything else.

Highest grossing movie of 1985. Cultural touchstone for a lot of people. Completely has held up over the years. Endlessly quotable with dozens of memorable images.

This is the movie of 1985.

There is no other choice besides this one.

But wouldn’t it have been real fucked up if I picked Cocoon?

I don’t even know what to say about this, because it’s such a well-known movie and an obvious choice.

I mean, it’s Back to the Future.

This is actually a brilliant movie. Conceptually, in execution – it’s actually a brilliant movie. It’s one of those ideas that now, is so obvious, you wonder why no one thought of it before. But everything about this movie is perfect, from the writing on down. They really caught lightning with this one.

Huey Lewis and the News did the music for this. I mean, how much more perfect can you get?

So, for the rest of this article… Huey Lewis:


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