Best Films Of 1986

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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
“ Is there a better film about childhood friends than this?

9/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
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
“ 8.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
3.
Sid and Nancy (1986)
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Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen... (112 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
“ 8.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
4.
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
“ 8.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
5.
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
“ 8.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
6.
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
“ 8.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
7.
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.)
“ 8.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
8.
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
“ 8/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
9.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
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A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. (103 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ 8/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
10.
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
“ 8/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
11.
River's Edge (1986)
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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
“ 7.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
12.
Gung Ho (1986)
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When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the American liaison must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor. (112 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ 7.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
13.
At Close Range (1986)
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In 1978 rural Pennsylvania an absentee father is reacquainted with his estranged teenage sons and they become intrigued with romanticized life of crime. (111 mins.)
Director: James Foley
“ 7.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
14.
¡Three Amigos! (1986)
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Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing. (104 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ 7.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
15.
Wisdom (1986)
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Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers. (109 mins.)
Director: Emilio Estevez
“ 7.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
16.
The Deliberate Stranger (1986 TV Movie)
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Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974... (185 mins.)
“ 7.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
17.
The George McKenna Story (1986 TV Movie)
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He risked it all to make the grade. (100 mins.)
Director: Eric Laneuville
“ 7.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
18.
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
“ 7/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
19.
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
“ 7/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
20.
Reform School Girls (1986)
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Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny... (94 mins.)
Director: Tom DeSimone
“ 7/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
21.
Power (1986)
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Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country... (111 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ 7/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
22.
Back to School (1986)
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To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself. (96 mins.)
Director: Alan Metter
“ 7/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
23.
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
“ 7/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
24.
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
“ 7/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
25.
Trick or Treat (1986)
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Sammi Curr was a famous, devil-worshiping rock star who died under mysterious circumstances. Now he wants to come back to life. Doing so requires possessing radio wave & automobiles and making a few human sacrifices. (98 mins.)
“ For me, a guilty pleasure. 7/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
26.
Running Scared (1986)
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Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ 7/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
27.
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
 
28.
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
“ 7/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
29.
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
“ 7/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
30.
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.)
“ 6.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
31.
The Best of Times (1986)
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A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game. (104 mins.)
“ 6.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
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
“ 6.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
33.
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
“ 6.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
34.
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
“ 6.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
35.
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
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An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build a utopia in the middle of the jungle... (117 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ 6.5/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
36.
Armed and Dangerous (1986)
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A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union. (88 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
“ 6/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
37.
52 Pick-Up (1986)
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A secret fling between a man and his mistress leads to blackmail and murder. (110 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
38.
Charlotte for Ever (1986)
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Stan, screeplay writer, had his time of glory in Hollywood. Today, alcoholic with a certain envy for suicide, his only link to life is his daughter, Charlotte. (94 mins.)
Director: Gainsbourg
“ 6/10 ” - TheAnimalMother
 
39.
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
“ 6/10 ” - TheAnimalMother