Best Movies of 1986

Here are my selections for the best movies of 1986.
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1.
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
 
2.
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
 
3.
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
 
4.
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... (136 mins.)
Director: Trevor Nunn
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
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.
Betty Blue (1986)
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A lackadaisical handyman and aspiring novelist tries to support his younger girlfriend as she slowly succumbs to madness. (120 mins.)
 
10.
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
 
11.
Mona Lisa (1986)
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A man recently released from prison manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer. (104 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
12.
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
 
13.
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
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
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Two Soviet sailors, Peter and Sergei, go ashore in Liverpool to spend one night on the town. Peter can... (94 mins.)
Director: Chris Bernard
 
16.
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. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
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.
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
 
19.
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
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
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
 
22.
Dona Herlinda and Her Son (1985)
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Rodolfo (Trevino) is a young bachelor doctor who has a love affair with a younger music student, Ramon (Meza)... (90 mins.)
 
23.
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.)
 
24.
Echo Park (1985)
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In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everyone is more than they initially seem. May waits tables... (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Dornhelm
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
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
 
28.
Absolute Beginners (1986)
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In 1958 London a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer. (108 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
29.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
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To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales. (119 mins.)
Director: Leonard Nimoy
 
30.
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
 
31.
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
 
32.
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
 
33.
Lucas (1986)
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A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other. (100 mins.)
Director: David Seltzer
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
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
 
36.
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
 
37.
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
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
An American Tail (1986)
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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
 
40.
Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987)
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Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns. (93 mins.)
Director: Alan Clarke
 
41.
The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
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An autistic boy who dreams of flying touches everyone he meets, including a new family who has moved in after their father dies. (114 mins.)
Director: Nick Castle
 
42.
Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)
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Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents... (108 mins.)
Director: Gene Saks
 
43.
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
 
44.
52 Pick-Up (1986)
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A secret fling between a man and his mistress leads to blackmail and murder. (110 mins.)
 
45.
At Close Range (1986)
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In 1978 Pennsylvania, an absentee father is reacquainted with his estranged teenage sons who become intrigued with his romanticized life of crime. (111 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
46.
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
 
47.
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
 
48.
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
 
49.
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