Back to the Future (1985)

Back to the Future

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

1985 • PG • English • 116 min.

Possibly the most 1980s movie of the 1980s, because not only does it feature Huey Lewis (on the soundtrack and in a cameo acting role), a DMC DeLorean, and star Michael J. Fox’s very 1980s wardrobe, it sends its hero back in time to the 1950s, so the movie can go all-in on the 1950s nostalgia that was all the rage in the 80s. It was a huge hit, which isn’t too surprising because it’s smart, fun, and funny. It is also occasionally weird and kinky, things we don’t often see in tentpole movies these days.

Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

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