1986 Films

The ones I've seen in order of preference from most to least favourite.
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1.
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
 
2.
RocketKitKongoKit (1986 Short Film)
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Using instructions for constructing a rocket as a frame, the film explores the exploitation of Zaire (as was), by Western governments and corporations culminating in the establishment of a German rocket research company in the country. (30 mins.)
Director: Craig Baldwin
 
3.
Betty Blue (1986)
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Zorg is a handyman working in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life... (120 mins.)
 
4.
Sacrifice (1986)
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At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return. (149 mins.)
 
5.
Door (1986 Short Film)
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The residents of a building have found novel ways to enter and exit as their front door is broken. However, once the door is repaired they continue to avoid the door. (11 mins.)
Director: Nina Shorina
 
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. (106 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
7.
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
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Pretty in Pink (1986)
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A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy. (96 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
 
10.
Labyrinth (1986)
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A 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
 
11.
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
 
12.
Frida Still Life (1983)
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The most prominent female painter of Latin America, Frida Kahlo, is agonizing in her Coyoacán home. She evokes memories of her childhood... (108 mins.)
 
13.
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
 
14.
The Pied Piper (1986)
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The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist. (53 mins.)
Director: Jirí Barta
 
15.
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
 
16.
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
 
17.
Down by Law (1986)
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Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie. (107 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
18.
Coffee and Cigarettes (1986 Short Film)
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In a vignette called "Strange to meet you," Roberto sits at a small table in a coffee bar. Five cups... (6 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
19.
Rocky VI (1986 Short Film)
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Definitely not to be confused with any of Sylvester Stallone's efforts, this is a wicked satire on 'Rocky IV'... (9 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
20.
The Beekeeper (1986)
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A bee keeper, Spiros, travels from the north to the south of Greece with his bees to meet the spring. (140 mins.)
 
21.
Caravaggio (1986)
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A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld. (93 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman
 
22.
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
 
23.
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.)
 
24.
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
 
25.
Aliens (1986)
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The moon 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
 
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.
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
 
28.
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
 
29.
'night, Mother (1986)
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What would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that they were going to end their life before morning... (96 mins.)
Director: Tom Moore
 
30.
When the Wind Blows (1986)
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A naive elderly British rural couple survive the initial onslaught of a nuclear war. (80 mins.)
 
31.
The Big Easy (1986)
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Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain, lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne... (102 mins.)
Director: Jim McBride
 
32.
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
 
33.
Singing the Blues in Red (1986)
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A singer swaps the political intimidation of working in East Germany for the equally controlling capitalist music industry in the West. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
 
34.
Srazhenie (1986 Short Film)
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A man kills a toy designer and steals his latest product. The product, a mini-army complete with weapons, then wages war on the killer. (10 mins.)
Director: M. Titov
 
35.
...And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986 Documentary)
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After acknowledging his own immigrant background, Malle, tries to present the range of immigrant experiences in the US during the 1980's... (80 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
36.
Shadows in Paradise (1986)
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An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a coworker, a love affair and much more. (76 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
37.
The Horse Thief (1986)
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The story of Norbu, a horse thief, who is thrown out of his tribe in an effort to purge it of evil. Norbu repents after the birth of his son... (88 mins.)
 
38.
Comrades (1986)
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The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one... (183 mins.)
Director: Bill Douglas
 
39.
The Hitcher (1986)
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A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
 
40.
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
 
41.
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
 
42.
Sid and Nancy (1986)
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The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed. (112 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
43.
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
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A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool. (103 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
44.
Banket (1987 Short Film)
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A riotous dinner party where the guests are invisible to the viewer. (10 mins.)
Director: Garri Bardin
 
45.
Fake Fruit Factory (1986 Documentary)
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The economic and sexual politics of a Central America factory where artificial fruit is manufactured. (22 mins.)
Director: Chick Strand
 
46.
Fingered (1988 Short Film)
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FINGERED is an art film that's constructed like a regular movie. Lydia Lunch plays a phone sex operator/prostitute... (25 mins.)
Director: Richard Kern
 
47.
Mauvais Sang (1986)
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Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a... (116 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
48.
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
 
49.
The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
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The adventures of a young cat and a dog as they find themselves accidentally separated and each swept into a hazardous trek. (90 mins.)
Director: Masanori Hata
 
50.
Birds at Sunrise (1986 Short Film)
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The sights and sounds of birds, flowers, plants and morning light as day breaks. (10 mins.)
Director: Joyce Wieland
 
51.
Bois ton café (1986 Video)
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Set to music, a couple's struggle with rising in the morning for coffee. (3 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
52.
Half Moon Street (1986)
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Dr. Slaughter, a researcher in London who works as a high class hooker in her spare time, becomes a pawn in a dangerous political game, when her latest john Lord Bulbeck, who's negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her. (90 mins.)
Director: Bob Swaim
 
53.
Under the Cherry Moon (1986)
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Two brothers from Miami are in the Mediterranean, enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women... (98 mins.)
Director: Prince
 
54.
Harmadik jelenlét (1986 Documentary)
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(13 mins.)
Director: Miklós Jancsó
 
55.
Castaway (1986)
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Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island... (117 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
56.
Clockwise (1986)
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An obsessively punctual comprehensive school headmaster sets out to give an important speech at the annual Headmasters' Conference. (96 mins.)
 
57.
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.)
 
58.
Night Music (1986 Short Film)
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An experimental short film of flashing images made by Stan Brakhage. (1 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
59.
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.)
 
60.
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
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The alumni of Commandant Lassard's Police Academy return to the school to train new recruits and prevent its closure. (83 mins.)
Director: Jerry Paris
 
61.
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
 
62.
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
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Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a coded message from an unknown source... (105 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
 
63.
The Money Pit (1986)
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A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house. (91 mins.)
 
64.
Legal Eagles (1986)
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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
 
65.
78 Tours (1985 Short Film)
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A waltz played with an accordion starts a short story about the running time. (4 mins.)
 
66.
Top Gun (1986)
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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
 
67.
Bang! (1986 Short Film)
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An experimental film in which a photograph of an airplane turns into a wire diagram, then into an animated plane in flight, and then it explodes into words. (8 mins.)
Director: Robert Breer
 
68.
The Golden Child (1986)
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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
 
69.
Rad (1986)
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The story of one young man, Cru Jones, who has the intensity and desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack. (91 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
 
70.
Captain EO (1986 Short Film)
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Captain EO and his space crew are on a mission to save the world from the evil queen by giving her a song and dance. (17 mins.)
 
71.
Il camorrista (1986)
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Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story... (171 mins.)