Best Picture 1986

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1.
When the Wind Blows (1986)
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With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack... (80 mins.)
 
2.
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
 
3.
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
 
4.
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. (103 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
5.
Manhunter (1986)
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Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
6.
Aliens (1986)
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The planet from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
El amor brujo (1986)
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In a Gypsy village, the fathers of Candela and José promise their children to each other. Years later... (100 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
9.
The Name of the Rose (1986)
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An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey. (130 mins.)
 
10.
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
 
11.
Something Wild (1986)
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A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up. (114 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
12.
Labyrinth (1986)
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A selfish 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. (101 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson
 
13.
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
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Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy-maker and uncovers its link to his arch-enemy, Professor Ratigan. (74 mins.)
 
14.
Year of Enlightment (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
April, 1940. Manolo, 16 years old, and Jesus, who is just 8, are taken by their older brother Pepe, a lieutenant in the Army... (105 mins.)
Director: Fernando Trueba
 
16.
Highlander (1986)
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An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize". (116 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
17.
Voyage to Nowhere (1986)
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The movie tells the story of a family of comedians that work in the towns of Spain during the 40's and 50's... (134 mins.)
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
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Based on the true life serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas. (83 mins.)
Director: John McNaughton
 
20.
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
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Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school. (103 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
21.
La mitad del cielo (1986)
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Rosa is an cantabrian woman who travel to Madrid after the Civil War. With the help of Don Pedro, a chief supplies, she opens a restaurant that transforms in a political and intelectual center. (127 mins.)
 
22.
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
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James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay... (119 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
 
23.
9½ Weeks (1986)
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A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. (117 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
24.
Lady Jane (1986)
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The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward... (142 mins.)
Director: Trevor Nunn
 
25.
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Faiman
 
26.
Stand by Me (1986)
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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
27.
The Hitcher (1986)
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A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
 
28.
The Color of Money (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
29.
Tiempo de silencio (1986)
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(111 mins.)
Director: Vicente Aranda
 
30.
The Money Pit (1986)
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A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house. (91 mins.)
 
31.
27 horas (1986)
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(81 mins.)
 
32.
F/X (1986)
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A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger. (109 mins.)
Director: Robert Mandel
 
33.
Ruthless People (1986)
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A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did. (93 mins.)
 
34.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
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An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
35.
Critters (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A race of small, furry aliens make lunch out of the locals in a farming town. (82 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
36.
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband... (105 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
37.
The Mission (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. (125 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
38.
One Crazy Summer (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers. (93 mins.)
 
39.
House (1986)
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A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
 
40.
Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
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Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the... (82 mins.)
Director: Gene Wilder
 
41.
Legal Eagles (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A New York district attorney works and flirts with his adversary and her kooky artist client, who is on trial for a murder she didn't commit. (116 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
42.
April Fool's Day (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend. (89 mins.)
Director: Fred Walton
 
43.
Demons 2 (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down. (88 mins.)
Director: Lamberto Bava
 
44.
No Mercy (1986)
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Eddie, a Chicago cop on the edge, goes undercover as hitman. A man and a mysterious woman want him to kill a merciless New Orleans criminal kingpin. The sting goes sour and Eddie's partner is killed. All Eddie wants now is revenge. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Pearce
 
45.
The Morning After (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A woman wakes up next to a murdered man. Did she do it herself, and if not, is she in danger herself? (103 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
46.
Short Circuit (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes. (98 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
47.
They Were Eleven (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Cosmo Academy has set a test for ten of its applicants to survive on a spaceship for 2 months. But there is an eleventh member aboard. (91 mins.)
 
48.
Dear Nanny (1986)
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(100 mins.)
 
49.
Top Gun (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. (110 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
50.
Night of the Creeps (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them. (88 mins.)
Director: Fred Dekker
 
51.
Witchboard (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A woman (Kitaen) finds an interest in her friend Brandon's Ouija Board when he brings it by her party. (98 mins.)
Director: Kevin S. Tenney
 
52.
Howard the Duck (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader. (110 mins.)
Director: Willard Huyck
 
53.
Extremities (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A woman takes revenge on the man who invades her home and tries to rape her. (89 mins.)
Director: Robert M. Young
 
54.
The Golden Child (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child who dark forces want to eliminate. (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
55.
River's Edge (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A high school slacker kills his girlfriend and shows off her dead body to his friends. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself. (99 mins.)
Director: Tim Hunter
 
56.
Slaughter High (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Eight different people are invited to their old high school for their ten-year reunion where a fellow former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is out to seek revenge. (90 mins.)
 
57.
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Allan Quatermain once again teams up with Jesse Huston where the discovery of a mysterious old gold piece sends Quatermain looking for his long-lost brother, missing in the wilds of Africa after seeking a lost white race. (99 mins.)
Director: Gary Nelson
 
58.
Invaders from Mars (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A boy tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to brainwash its inhabitants. (100 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
59.
Shanghai Surprise (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
Glendon Wasey is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock is a missionary... (97 mins.)
Director: Jim Goddard
 
60.
The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Daniel accompanies his mentor to Okinawa who is off to see his dying father and confront his old rival, while Daniel inadvertently makes an enemy of his own. (113 mins.)
 
61.
The Parent Trap II (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Two best friends plot to get their single parents together to stop one of them from moving to New York. (81 mins.)
 
62.
Cobra (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans. (87 mins.)
 
63.
Firewalker (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A pair of adventurers try to track down an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian/Apache hoard of gold. (104 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
65.
Monster in the Closet (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Monster is a spoof of horror/monster films. After several people and a dog are found dead in their closets a "mild-mannered" reporter... (90 mins.)
Director: Bob Dahlin
 
66.
Iron Eagle (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
When a young daredevil pilot named Doug Masters finds out that his father has been shot down and captured, he has only one thing in mind - attempt a rescue mission with the help of an air force veteran. (117 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
67.
Deadly Friend (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After his friend is killed by her abusive father, the new kid in town attempts to save her by implanting robotic microchips into her brain. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
68.
Girls School Screamers (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Seven college girls spend the weekend at an elegant estate which begins as a fun filled adventure but ends in a nightmare of gut-wrenching terror. (80 mins.)
Director: John P. Finegan