Back to the Future: He travels back in time to meet his parents as teens.  1985,  in IMDb's top 100 films; PG

Cocoon: Residents at an old folks home begin getting younger.   1985, 2 Academy Awards, 2 Nominations; PG

Out of Africa: A woman remembers living in Africa during the early 1900s.  1985 Best Director, Picture, 5 other  Academy Awards, 11 Nominations 161 minutes. PG-13

Stand by Me: 1986 PG13

Princess Bride: A 1987 PG

The Last Emperor: A biography of the final Chinese emperor.  1987, 9 Academy Awards

The Mission: Jesuits try to protect Indians from slavery.  Best cinematography; 6 other nominations 1986 PG

Moonstruck: A Brooklyn widow tries to patch up differences between her fiancÚ and his brother.  Best actress, best supporting actress, best screenplay, 1987, PG

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 3 Academy Awards, 7 Nominations PG13

Au Revoir les Enfants: A boys' school in occupied France hides Jewish students. 1986  in French

Driving Miss Daisy:  An African-American Chauffeur and his wealthy boss improve their relationship over many years. Best screenplay, Best picture, best actress; nom. for best actor. 1989; PG

Dead Poets Society: Students arrive at a strict private school and are inspired by a new teacher to fulfill their lives beyond the ordinary. 1989 Peter Weir, USA, 129 minutes

Glory: One of the first African-American units in the US Army faces what looks to be a suicide mission.  1989 3 Academy Awards, 5

Best Films 1985-1989
1985 Back to the Future; between 26-50 of IMDb's 250 best movies; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1985 Color Purple; Academy Award Best actor or actress; Rated R
1985 Come and See; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies; unrated
1985
Mona Lisa; Academy Award Best actor or actress
1985
Out of Africa; Academy Award Best Picture; Golden Globe Best Picture; Academy Award Best cinematography; 7 Academy Awards, 11 Nominations rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1985 Prizzi's Honor; Academy Award Best Director; Rated R
1985
Ran; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies ; Rated R   
1985
Runaway Train; Academy Award Best cinematography; Rated R   
1985
The Kiss of the Spider Woman; Academy Award Best actor or actress; Rated R
1985 Trip to Bountiful; Academy Award Best actor or actress
1986
A Matter of Life and Death; On the list of British Film Institute's list of Best Films; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1986
A Room with a View 3 Academy Awards, 8 Nominations UR
1986 Aliens; between 50-100 of IMDb's 250 best movies; Rated R
1986
Children of a Lesser God; both Academy Award Best actor and actress; Rated R
1986 Color of Money; Academy Award Best actor or actress
1986 Platoon : listed between 51-100 in AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; Academy Award Best Picture; Golden Globe Best Picture; Academy Award Best Director; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies; Rated R
1986 Stand by Me; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies
1986
The Mission; Academy Award Best cinematography
1986 Withnail and I; On the list of British Film Institute's list of Best Films; Rated R
1987 Commitments; On the list of British Film Institute's list of Best Films
1987 Full Metal Jacket; between 50-100 of IMDb's 250 best movies; Rated R
1987 Moonstruck; Academy Award Best actor or actress; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1987
The Last Emperor; Academy Award Best Picture; Golden Globe Best Picture; Academy Award Best Director; Academy Award Best cinematography; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1987
The Princess Bride; between 200-250 of IMDb's 250 best movies; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1987 Wall Street; both Academy Award Best actor and actress; Rated R
1988
A Fish Called Wanda; On the list of British Film Institute's list of Best Films; Rated R
1988
Bird Academy Award Best Director; Rated R   
1988
Cinema Paradiso; between 50-100 of IMDb's 250 best movies ; Rated R   
1988
Die Hard; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies; Rated R
1988 Grave of the Fireflies; between 50-100 of IMDb's 250 best movies; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1988 Mississippi Burning; Academy Award Best cinematography; Rated R
1988 My Neighbor Totoro; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1988 Rain Man; Academy Award Best Picture; Golden Globe Best Picture; Academy Award Best Director; Rated R
1988 The Accused; Academy Award Best actor or actress
1989 Born on the Fourth of July; Academy Award Best Picture; Golden Globe Best Picture; Academy Award Best Director; Rated R   
1989 Dead Poet's Society; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1989
Driving Miss Daisy; Academy Award Best Picture; Academy Award Best actor or actress; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1989
Glory; Academy Award Best cinematography; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1989
Indiana Jones & Last Crusade; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1989 My Left Foot; Academy Award Best actor or actress; Rated R

The Trip to Bountiful: on and wife must deal with an aging mother who wants to return to the home of her girlhood. 1985 1 Academy Award, 2 Noms