ALL FILMS IN OSCAR 1987 (RANKED)

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1.
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
“ 9/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
2.
Platoon (1986)
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A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. (120 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ 9/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
3.
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.)
“ 8/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
4.
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
“ 7/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
The Mission (1986)
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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
 
8.
A Room with a View (1985)
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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views... (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
9.
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
 
10.
'Round Midnight (1986)
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In 'Round Midnight, real-life jazz legend Dexter Gordon brilliantly portrays the fictional tenor sax player Dale Turner... (133 mins.)
 
11.
Mona Lisa (1986)
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George has just been released from prison, and manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer. Initially they don't get on; he doesn't fit in with the high class customers Simone services. Will they ever get on? (104 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
12.
Salvador (1986)
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An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980. (122 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
13.
The Morning After (1986)
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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
 
14.
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
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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
 
15.
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
 
16.
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
 
17.
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
 
18.
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
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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
 
19.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
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An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
20.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
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To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to 20th century Earth to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales. (119 mins.)
Director: Leonard Nimoy
 
21.
Otello (1986)
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Based on Shakesphere's play, Verdi's opera depicts the devastating effects of jealousy, "...the green-eyed... (118 mins.)
 
22.
Pirates (1986)
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The adventures of pirate Captain Red and his first mate Frog. (121 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
23.
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
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A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude. (130 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
24.
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
 
25.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
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A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. (94 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
26.
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
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The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over. (91 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
 
27.
The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
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A young Cro-Magnon woman is raised by Neanderthals. (98 mins.)
Director: Michael Chapman
 
28.
Legend (1985)
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A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves. (94 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
29.
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.)
 
30.
That's Life! (1986)
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Harvey and Gillian Fairchild face a very difficult weekend. Harvey, celebrating his 60th birthday, is stressed and depressed... (102 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
31.
An American Tail (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country. (80 mins.)
Director: Don Bluth
 
32.
The Assault (1986)
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In January 1945, during the 2nd world-war, the Dutch resistance kills a collaborator in the street where the 12 year old Anton Steenwijk lives... (155 mins.)
Director: Fons Rademakers
 
33.
Betty Blue (1986)
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Zorg is a handyman working at in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life... (120 mins.)
 
34.
The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
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Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat. (101 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
 
35.
My Sweet Little Village (1985)
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Comedy about the people who inhabit a small town. For years the overbearing Pavek has endured Otik,... (98 mins.)
Director: Jirí Menzel
 
36.
'38 - Vienna Before the Fall (1986)
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In 1938, Austria is about to become a part of the Third Reich. A theater actress and a Jewish journalist fall in love and spend time together completely ignoring the political turmoil of the time despite friendly warnings. (97 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Glück
 
37.
Een griekse tragedie (1985 Short Film)
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Three scantily-clad female figures struggle to hold up the crumbling remains of an ancient Greek temple. (7 mins.)
 
38.
The Frog, the Dog, and the Devil (1986 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
Director: Bob Stenhouse
 
39.
Luxo Jr. (1986 Short Film)
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A larger lamp watches while a smaller, younger lamp plays exuberantly with a ball but doesn't pick up the knack of correct handling. (2 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
 
40.
Precious Images (1986 Documentary)
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A cross-cut of nearly 100 years of American movies. We see the most precious film sequences that we all remember: From "Citizen Kane" to "Star Wars"... (8 mins.)
Director: Chuck Workman
 
41.
Exit (1985 Short Film)
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(16 mins.)
 
42.
Love Struck (1986 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Richard Masur
 
43.
Women - for America, for the World (1986 Documentary)
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22 prominent American women discuss their activism for nuclear disarmament and their motivations in seeking the end of the arms race. (30 mins.)
 
44.
Debonair Dancers (1986 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
 
45.
The Masters of Disaster (1986 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Sonya Friedman
 
46.
Red Grooms: Sunflower in a Hothouse (1986 Documentary)
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(21 mins.)
Director: Thomas L. Neff
 
47.
Sam (1986 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Sam Phelps, a New York State farmer takes a stand against the possible destruction of a nearby watershed, pointing out the need for thoughtful planning and careful land management. (22 mins.)
Director: Aaron Weisblatt
 
48.
Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got (1985 Documentary)
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Documentary cataloging the life and music of the band leader and clarinetist, Artie Shaw. (114 mins.)
Director: Brigitte Berman
 
49.
Down and Out in America (1986 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Three sectors of American society hit by recession in the mid-1980s: heartland farms, factory workers out of a job... (57 mins.)
Director: Lee Grant
 
50.
Chile: Hasta Cuando? (1986 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Filmmakers enters Chile in 1985, one of the cruelest years of Augusto Pinochet right-wing military dictatorship. With the excuse of documenting religion and Viña del Mar Festival, they witness the truth about Chile under Pinochet. (57 mins.)
Director: David Bradbury
 
51.
American Masters (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates. (90 mins.)
 
52.
Witness to Apartheid (1986 Documentary)
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(58 mins.)