Top 20 Films of 1986

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1.
Manon of the Spring (1986)
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A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier. (113 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
“ 10 ” - bwolskin-9
 
2.
Blue Velvet (1986)
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The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child. (120 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ 10 ” - bwolskin-9
 
3.
Aliens (1986)
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57 years later, Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team during her hypersleep. The moon from the original movie has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ 10 ” - bwolskin-9
 
4.
Platoon (1986)
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A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. (120 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ 10 ” - bwolskin-9
 
5.
Jean de Florette (1986)
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A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell. (120 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
6.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
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Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity. (83 mins.)
Director: John McNaughton
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
7.
Pouvoir intime (1986)
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A government ministry's fast-rising head of security asks a shadowy fixer, Meursault, to steal a bag from an armored truck... (86 mins.)
Director: Yves Simoneau
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
8.
Man Facing Southeast (1986)
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A patient in a mental hospital claims to be an extraterrestial. Could he be right? (105 mins.)
Director: Eliseo Subiela
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
9.
Summer (1986)
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It's July, and Delphine has nowhere to go for the summer. She feels very bored and "empty", but this won't last; one day she accidently meets someone who seems to be totally made for her... (98 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
10.
River's Edge (1986)
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A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself. (99 mins.)
Director: Tim Hunter
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
11.
Hoosiers (1986)
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A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship. (114 mins.)
Director: David Anspaugh
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
12.
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
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Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly. (107 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
13.
Castle in the Sky (1986)
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A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
14.
Defense of the Realm (1986)
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After a newspaper reporter helps expose a Member of Parliament as a possible spy, he finds that there's much more to the story than that. (96 mins.)
Director: David Drury
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
15.
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
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An inventor spurns his city life to move his family into the jungles of Central America to make an utopia. (117 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
16.
The Fly (1986)
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A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (96 mins.)
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
17.
Matador (1986)
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An ex-bullfighter who gets turned on by killing, a lady lawyer with the same fetish and a young man driven insane by his religious upbringing... (110 mins.)
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
18.
The Manhattan Project (1986)
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A teen and his girlfriend make an atomic bomb with plutonium stolen from a scientist dating his mother. (117 mins.)
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
19.
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
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A new speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with the janitor, a deaf woman speechless by choice. (119 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
20.
The Color of Money (1986)
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Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback. (119 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9