MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 462 this week

Highlander (1986)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  7 March 1986 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 91,709 users   Metascore: 24/100
Reviews: 310 user | 97 critic | 7 from Metacritic.com

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 27 Mar 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 18 Feb 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 25 Sep 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 05 May 2014
 
a list of 29 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Highlander" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Highlander (1986)

Highlander (1986) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Highlander.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen
Action | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Deceived that he had won the Prize, Connor MacLeod awakens from a peaceful life when an entombed immortal magician comes seeking the Highlander.

Director: Andrew Morahan
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Mario Van Peebles, Deborah Kara Unger
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Immortals Connor and Duncan Macleod must join forces against Kell, an evil immortal who has become too strong for anyone to face alone.

Director: Douglas Aarniokoski
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Adrian Paul, Bruce Payne
Highlander (1992–1998)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Duncan MacLeod is Immortal, and must live in modern society, concealing his true nature while fighting other Immortals.

Stars: Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Duncan MacLeod and his fellow Immortals quest to locate the Grail of their world.

Director: Brett Leonard
Stars: Adrian Paul, Thekla Reuten, Cristian Solimeno
Fortress (1992)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Loryn Locklin, Kurtwood Smith
DragonHeart (1996)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality.

Director: Rob Cohen
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, Dina Meyer
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An intellectually nonconformist monk investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Frederic Dybowski
Stars: Lawrence Bayne, Benedict Campbell, Don Dickinson
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An anime continuation of the HIGHLANDER saga, following immortal Colin MacLeod's quest for revenge in the future.

Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takuji Endo, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Alistair Abell, Debi Mae West, Zachary Samuels
Highlander: The Raven (1998–1999)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A female Immortal and thief tries to redeem herself with the help of an ex-cop.

Stars: Paul Johansson, Elizabeth Gracen, Patricia Gage
Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

An immortal Scottish swordsman faces off with other immortal warriors in order to obtain a coveted ability.

Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Stars: Dave Bautista, James Bryhan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Alan North ...
...
...
...
Christopher Malcolm ...
Peter Diamond ...
Billy Hartman ...
...
...
Alistair Findlay ...
Edit

Storyline

In New York, the owner of a sophisticated antique shop Russell Edwin Nash is challenged to a sword fight in the parking lot of the Madison Square Garden by a man called Iman Fasil that is beheaded by Russell. He hides his sword and is arrested by the police while leaving the stadium. Russell recalls his life in the Sixteenth Century in Scotland, when he is Connor MacLeod and is deadly wounded in a battle against another Clan. However he surprisingly survives and his Clan believes he has a pact with the devil and expels him from their lands. Then he meets Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez that explains that he is immortal unless he is beheaded. Further, the immortals dispute a game killing each other and in the end only one survives receiving a price with the power of the other immortals. Russell is released by the police, but the snoopy forensic agent Brenda J. Wyatt is attracted by the case since she founds fragments of an ancient Katana and follows Russell. But the also immortal ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong action violence, a scene of sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Highlander - Es kann nur einen geben  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,900,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The low flying aircraft in the final scene was a Sepecat Jaguar T2 belonging to 226 Operational Conversion Unit based at R.A.F. Lossiemouth. This unit is incorrectly listed in the final credits as the "Jaguar Fighter Wing, R.A.F. Lossiemouth." The Jaguar is actually a ground attack aircraft and not a fighter. 226 O.C.U. was a training unit used to train pilots to fly the Jaguar. See more »

Goofs

We see bagpipes with three drones in the 1500s; the long third drone was added after 1700. See more »

Quotes

[Saying his farewell to Rachel]
Connor MacLeod: Hey, it's a kind of magic!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mortal Kombat X (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Princes of the Universe
(uncredited)
Performed by Queen
Written by Freddie Mercury
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
I absolutely loved this movie!!!
14 April 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It does exactly what a movie is supposed to do! It lets your imagination run away with you. It lets you forget all your worries for a time. The music is Fantastic!!! It is haunting and relaxing at the same time. Sean Connery is of course, wonderful in his part. Christopher Lambert has a way of making you feel what he feels. The scenery is utterly gorgeous. The special effects are very well done.Makes you want to live forever and at the same time glad that you don't! Worrying about getting your head cut off sure makes our bills seem like such tiny little problems! Great entertainment!! A must see for the fiction fan.


49 of 66 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The so called "first death." Digital_Cowboy
Things we learned from 'Highlander' marcheurfr
Why did Russell Nash wear such an awful old raincoat emuir-1
Highlander = Corny Terminator with Swords? web-104
In alot of ways, it really sucked. But... captainonionpits
Perfect ending dan-willi84
Discuss Highlander (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page