Top-US-Grossing Titles Released 1986-01-01 to 1986-12-31


1. Top Gun (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.9
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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.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

Votes: 221,132 | Gross: $176.78M

2. Crocodile Dundee (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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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.

Director: Peter Faiman | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

Votes: 75,391 | Gross: $174.64M

3. Platoon (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

8.1
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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.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David

Votes: 294,643 | Gross: $137.96M

4. The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

PG | 113 min | Action, Family, Romance

5.9
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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.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson, Bruce Malmuth

Votes: 53,399 | Gross: $115.10M

5. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

PG | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 62,476 | Gross: $109.71M

6. Back to School (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.5
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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.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon

Votes: 21,877 | Gross: $91.26M

7. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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87 Metascore

The moon from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 493,479 | Gross: $85.20M

8. The Golden Child (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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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.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate, Charles Dance, Charlotte Lewis

Votes: 40,235 | Gross: $79.82M

9. Ruthless People (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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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.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater

Votes: 21,594 | Gross: $71.62M

10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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61 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 246,327 | Gross: $70.14M

11. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

R | 103 min | Comedy

6.1
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82 Metascore

A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

Votes: 12,886 | Gross: $62.13M

12. The Color of Money (1986)

R | 119 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver

Votes: 58,321 | Gross: $52.29M

13. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 275,620 | Gross: $52.29M

14. Legal Eagles (1986)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.9
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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.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 7,977 | Gross: $49.85M

15. Cobra (1986)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson

Votes: 50,513 | Gross: $49.04M

16. An American Tail (1986)

G | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 38,291 | Gross: $47.48M

17. Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)

PG | 83 min | Comedy

5.2
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The alumni of Commandant Lassard's Police Academy (1984) return to the school to train new recruits and prevent its closure.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow

Votes: 33,008 | Gross: $43.58M

18. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

R | 130 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn

Votes: 30,519 | Gross: $42.72M

19. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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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.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 27,347 | Gross: $41.38M

20. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror

5.7
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The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke, Oliver Robins

Votes: 19,375 | Gross: $41.00M

21. Short Circuit (1986)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 44,061 | Gross: $40.70M

22. Pretty in Pink (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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57 Metascore

A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

Votes: 55,709 | Gross: $40.47M

23. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey

Votes: 53,196 | Gross: $40.08M

24. ¡Three Amigos! (1986)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western

6.4
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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.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alfonso Arau

Votes: 53,953 | Gross: $39.25M

25. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

6.9
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81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Votes: 49,821 | Gross: $38.75M

26. About Last Night... (1986)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Jim Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 11,595 | Gross: $38.70M

27. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.2
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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.

Directors: Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, John Musker | Stars: Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Susanne Pollatschek

Votes: 33,775 | Gross: $38.60M

28. Running Scared (1986)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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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 who nearly killed them in the past.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Steven Bauer, Darlanne Fluegel

Votes: 8,788 | Gross: $38.50M

29. The Fly (1986)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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79 Metascore

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

Votes: 119,806 | Gross: $37.59M

30. The Money Pit (1986)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

6.3
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A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 38,315 | Gross: $37.50M

31. Gung Ho (1986)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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48 Metascore

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.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, George Wendt, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 9,393 | Gross: $36.61M

32. Heat (1986)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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Las Vegas is the backdrop for all the torrid action of heat, as Burt Reynolds plays the soft-hearted bodyguard who's out to protect his friends.

Directors: Dick Richards, Jerry Jameson | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Karen Young, Peter MacNicol, Howard Hesseman

Votes: 1,277 | Gross: $34.49M

33. Nothing in Common (1986)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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62 Metascore

A successful ad man (Hanks) must juggle his ever-demanding career while his parents' marriage breaks up.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Jackie Gleason, Eva Marie Saint, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 5,026 | Gross: $32.32M

34. Children of a Lesser God (1986)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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 on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, ... See full summary »

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco

Votes: 11,802 | Gross: $31.85M

35. Hoosiers (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

7.6
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley

Votes: 34,532 | Gross: $28.61M

36. Soul Man (1986)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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To achieve his dream of attending Harvard, a pampered teen poses as a young black man to receive a full scholarship.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones

Votes: 6,116 | Gross: $27.82M

37. Wildcats (1986)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Sport

5.9
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Molly McGrath's dream is to coach high school football, and when her dream is realized in the form of a tough inner city team, she has a harder time than she expected trying to whip them into shape.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Swoosie Kurtz, Robyn Lively, Brandy Gold

Votes: 9,518 | Gross: $26.29M

38. Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

5.8
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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. After decoding the message, Terry becomes... See full summary »

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Collins, John Wood, Carol Kane

Votes: 14,968 | Gross: $25.59M

39. Heartburn (1986)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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An autobiographical look at the breakup of Ephron's marriage to Carl "All the President's Men" Bernstein that was also a best-selling novel. The Ephron character, Rachel is a food writer at... See full summary »

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 6,966 | Gross: $25.31M

40. The Morning After (1986)

R | 103 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.0
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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?

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raul Julia, Diane Salinger

Votes: 4,652 | Gross: $25.10M

41. Iron Eagle (1986)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Thriller, War

5.3
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When young pilot Doug Masters finds out that his father has been shot down and captured, he has only one thing in mind - launch a daring rescue mission with the help of an Air Force veteran.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Jason Gedrick, David Suchet, Larry B. Scott

Votes: 10,727 | Gross: $24.16M

42. Crimes of the Heart (1986)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard

Votes: 2,874 | Gross: $22.91M

43. Tough Guys (1986)

PG | 104 min | Comedy

6.1
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Two elderly gangsters are released from prison only to find they have trouble fitting in as old men who still take no guff from anyone.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charles Durning, Alexis Smith

Votes: 5,184 | Gross: $21.46M

44. F/X (1986)

R | 109 min | Action, Thriller

6.6
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young

Votes: 13,528 | Gross: $20.60M

45. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen, Kerry Noonan

Votes: 25,619 | Gross: $19.47M

46. Flight of the Navigator (1986)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

6.9
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In 1978, a boy is moved 8 years into the future and has an adventure with the alien ship that is responsible for that.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 34,571 | Gross: $18.56M

47. Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)

R | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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After severely burning himself in a drug incident, a comedian has a near death experience in which he reviews his life.

Director: Richard Pryor | Stars: Richard Pryor, Debbie Allen, Art Evans, Fay Hauser

Votes: 1,197 | Gross: $18.03M

48. The Big Easy (1986)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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77 Metascore

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, a beautiful attorney from the D.A.'s police ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman

Votes: 9,568 | Gross: $17.69M

49. The Mission (1986)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.5
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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.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 44,503 | Gross: $17.22M

50. The Delta Force (1986)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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When the terrorists Abdul Rafai and Mustafa hijack a Boeing 707 in Athenas with 144 passengers and crew, they use a grenade to force Captain Campbell to fly to Beirut, Lebanon, instead of ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop

Votes: 14,846 | Gross: $17.01M