Year 1986

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1. Twisted (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

One evening the Collins find their maid Mrs. Murdock at the end of their steps: dead, neck broken. Obviously she had an accident. Consequently they need a new babysitter for an upcoming big... See full summary »

Director: Adam Holender | Stars: Lois Smith, Christian Slater, Dina Merrill, Tandy Cronyn

Votes: 360

2. The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)

G | 76 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The adventures of a young cat and a dog as they find themselves accidentally separated and each swept into a hazardous trek.

Director: Masanori Hata | Stars: Kyôko Koizumi, Chatran, , Shigeru Tsuyuki

Votes: 9,594 | Gross: $13.25M

3. A Killing Affair (1986)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

The story of a widow (in West Virginia) who takes in a drifter who she believes killed her husband. She begins to fall for him but cannot be sure if she should trust him.

Director: David Saperstein | Stars: Peter Weller, Kathy Baker, John Glover, Bill Smitrovich

Votes: 210

4. Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Allan Quatermain once again teams up with Jesse Huston where the discovery of a mysterious old gold piece sends Quatermain looking for his long-lost brother, missing in the wilds of Africa after seeking a lost white race.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Henry Silva

Votes: 7,894 | Gross: $3.75M

5. The Big Easy (1986)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

A corrupt lieutenant in the homicide division is threatened by the righteous DA while trying to solve a string of mysterious murders.

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

Votes: 10,451 | Gross: $17.69M

6. Body Slam (1986)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

M. Harry Smilac is a down-on-his-luck music manager who is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his band, Kicks (The most recent of the gigs is a Dairy Queen opening!!)... See full summary »

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Dirk Benedict, Tanya Roberts, Roddy Piper, Lou Albano

Votes: 854 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Castaway (1986)

R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama

Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irvine takes a chance on contacting him and ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Oliver Reed, Amanda Donohoe, Georgina Hale, Frances Barber

Votes: 2,802 | Gross: $0.48M

8. Crystal Heart (1986)

R | 103 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A 22 year old man who has lived inside a crystal room because of a rare illness, meets an up and coming rock star, and the two fall in love.

Director: Gil Bettman | Stars: Lee Curreri, Tawny Kitaen, Lloyd Bochner, May Heatherly

Votes: 199

9. Heat (1986)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 1,484 | Gross: $2.79M

10. Jocks (1986)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

The coach of a college tennis team is given an ultimatum: put together a winning team, or else.

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Scott Strader, Perry Lang, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 594

11. Meatballs III: Summer Job (1986)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

The ghost of a dead porn star comes to Earth to help a nerd with his sex life.

Director: George Mendeluk | Stars: Sally Kellerman, Patrick Dempsey, Al Waxman, Isabelle Mejias

Votes: 2,070 | Gross: $2.15M

12. The Night Stalker (1986)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A tough homicide cop is assigned to track down a serial killer who is murdering prostitutes.

Director: Max Kleven | Stars: Charles Napier, Michelle Reese, Katherine Kelly Lang, Robert Viharo

Votes: 169

13. Straight to Hell (1987)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Western

A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Sy Richardson, Joe Strummer, Dick Rude, Courtney Love

Votes: 2,007 | Gross: $0.21M

14. Notte d'estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico (1986)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

Mariangela Melato (Swept Away) stars as Signora Bolk, a self-made tycoon interested in ecological preservation.

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Mariangela Melato, Michele Placido, Roberto Herlitzka, Massimo Wertmüller

Votes: 174

15. Welcome to 18 (1986)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

Three young women looking for adventure get jobs on a dude ranch.

Director: Terry Carr | Stars: Courtney Thorne-Smith, Mariska Hargitay, JoAnn Willette, Cristen Kauffman

Votes: 199

16. The Wind (1986 Video)

92 min | Horror, Thriller

A novelist is stalked by a psychopath one stormy night.

Director: Nico Mastorakis | Stars: Meg Foster, Wings Hauser, David McCallum, Robert Morley

Votes: 391

17. Oviri (1986)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama

This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin (Donald Sutherland), follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his ... See full summary »

Director: Henning Carlsen | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Jean Yanne, Sofie Gråbøl

Votes: 301 | Gross: $0.58M

18. About Last Night... (1986)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

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: 12,884 | Gross: $38.70M

19. Absolute Beginners (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

In 1958 London a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Eddie O'Connell, David Bowie, James Fox

Votes: 2,782 | Gross: $0.93M

20. America (1986)

R | 83 min | Comedy

The zany crew of a New York cable television station accidentally bounce a signal off the moon, bringing them worldwide attention.

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Zack Norman, Tammy Grimes, Michael J. Pollard, Richard Belzer

Votes: 111

21. American Anthem (1986)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Sport

Steve is a talented gymnast who has given up competition and is working at his father's bike shop. Julie is the new girl at his old gym, who has moved to town to train with their powerful ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Mitchell Gaylord, Tiny Wells, Janet Jones, Michael Pataki

Votes: 1,324 | Gross: $4.85M

22. Armed and Dangerous (1986)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

17 Metascore

A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: John Candy, Meg Ryan, Eugene Levy, Robert Loggia

Votes: 9,562 | Gross: $15.95M

23. Armed Response (1986)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

One of Tanaka's underlings has stolen a rare statuette that he had planned to use as a peace offering between the local Yakusa and Chinese Tong. He hires two private investigators to ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: David Carradine, Lee Van Cleef, Mako, Lois Hamilton

Votes: 525 | Gross: $1.37M

24. The Assault (1986)

PG | 144 min | Drama, History, Romance

A Dutch doctor, haunted by grueling childhood memories of World War II, struggles to find peace as he spends his life looking for answers about the tragic night that shaped him.

Director: Fons Rademakers | Stars: Derek de Lint, Marc van Uchelen, Monique van de Ven, John Kraaykamp

Votes: 2,796 | Gross: $0.20M

25. Avenging Force (1986)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A senator is targeted by the Pentangle, a right wing paramilitary group. His pal, a former CIA agent and martial artist, tries to help him. The group kidnaps the agent's sister and tries to hunt him down, "The Most Dangerous Game" style.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, James Booth, William Wallace

Votes: 2,033 | Gross: $4.68M

26. Backlash (1986)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama

Two policemen track down and arrest a woman who has been accused of murder, and begin the trek back across the desert with her.

Director: Bill Bennett | Stars: David Argue, Gia Carides, Lydia Miller, Brian Syron

Votes: 98

27. Mauvais Sang (1986)

Unrated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a card shark with a big dream to go out to the world and leave his own mark. His ... See full summary »

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, Hans Meyer

Votes: 5,405 | Gross: $0.02M

Bad Blood

28. Attention bandits! (1986)

111 min | Drama

On the day Jean Gabin dies, a kidnaper who also takes a fortune in jewels heisted from Cartiers murders Simon Verini's wife. (Simon was fencing the jewels for a youthful gang who robbed ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Jean Yanne, Marie-Sophie L., Patrick Bruel, Charles Gérard

Votes: 280

Bandits

29. Band of the Hand (1986)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Juvenile lost causes are reformed by a war veteran using survival tactics.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Stephen Lang, Michael Carmine, Lauren Holly, John Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 2,448 | Gross: $4.87M

30. Belizaire the Cajun (1986)

PG | 103 min | Drama, History, Romance

A Cajun man attempts to save his town.

Director: Glen Pitre | Stars: Armand Assante, Gail Youngs, Michael Schoeffling, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 404 | Gross: $1.44M

31. The Best of Times (1986)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Robin Williams, Kurt Russell, Pamela Reed, Holly Palance

Votes: 5,851 | Gross: $7.79M

32. A Better Tomorrow (1986)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Lung Ti, Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Emily Chu

Votes: 17,922

33. Betty Blue (1986)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

A lackadaisical handyman and aspiring novelist tries to support his younger girlfriend as she slowly succumbs to madness.

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix | Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle, Gérard Darmon, Consuelo De Haviland

Votes: 15,487 | Gross: $2.00M

34. Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

Daring British WWI fighter pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth and 1980s low-level business executive Jim Ferguson discover that they can time travel to each other's eras. They try to stop the Germans from changing the outcome of WWI.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Neil Dickson, Alex Hyde-White, Fiona Hutchison, Peter Cushing

Votes: 2,411 | Gross: $0.11M

35. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend's fiance from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong

Votes: 108,476 | Gross: $11.10M

36. Billy Galvin (1986)

PG | 99 min | Drama

Conflict arises between a steelworker and his son. The father wants the boy to have a chance to make more of himself than he did, but the son wants to follow in his father's footsteps and become a steel-worker himself.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Karl Malden, Lenny von Dohlen, Joyce Van Patten, Toni Kalem

Votes: 75

37. Black Moon Rising (1986)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

A professional thief is hired by the FBI to steal a data tape from a company under investigation. The analysis of this tape, will prove the criminal activities of this company. As this ... See full summary »

Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton, Robert Vaughn, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 4,342 | Gross: $6.64M

38. Il cugino americano (1986 TV Movie)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.

Director: Giacomo Battiato | Stars: Brad Davis, Tony Lo Bianco, Vincent Spano, Barbara De Rossi

Votes: 102

Blood Ties

39. Blue City (1986)

R | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Returning to the small Florida town where he grew up, Billy Turner (Nelson) learns that his father has been killed. With little help from the police, Billy will take matters into his own ... See full summary »

Director: Michelle Manning | Stars: Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, David Caruso, Paul Winfield

Votes: 831 | Gross: $6.95M

40. The Boss' Wife (1986)

R | 83 min | Comedy

Joel Keefer is a stockbroker trying to climb the corporate ladder. There's only one thing stopping him - his boss' beautiful and flirtatious wife.

Director: Ziggy Steinberg | Stars: Daniel Stern, Arielle Dombasle, Fisher Stevens, Melanie Mayron

Votes: 451

41. The Boy in Blue (1986)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Based on the life of Ned Hanlan, the late-19th century Canadian sculler and world champion. Hanlan was one of the first scullers to successfully utilize the "sliding seat."

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Cynthia Dale, Christopher Plummer, David Naughton

Votes: 961 | Gross: $0.28M

42. The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

An autistic boy who dreams of flying touches everyone he meets, including a new family who has moved in after their father dies.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage

Votes: 4,870 | Gross: $7.18M

43. Bridge to Nowhere (1986)

86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Kids on an outing in the forest come up against a mysterious hermit who lives on the other side of a bridge, and he is definitely not happy to see them.

Director: Ian Mune | Stars: Matthew Hunter, Margaret Umbers, Shelly Luxford, Stephen Judd

Votes: 161

44. Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy

Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Blythe Danner, Jonathan Silverman, Stacey Glick, Lisa Waltz

Votes: 2,838 | Gross: $11.96M

45. Cactus (1986)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Romance

A woman who injured her eyes in car accident and a young blind man fall for each other. Is sight the only way to see the world?

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Robert Menzies, Norman Kaye, Monica Maughan

Votes: 164

46. Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (1986)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

In this second installment to the original Care Bear Movie trilogy of the 1980s, the Care Bear Family goes on their first Caring Mission--to stop the evil doings of a demon villain, named ... See full summary »

Director: Dale Schott | Stars: Maxine Miller, Pam Hyatt, Hadley Kay, Chris Wiggins

Votes: 1,910 | Gross: $8.54M

47. The Check Is in the Mail... (1986)

R | 91 min | Comedy

Frustrated with all the minor irritants of the rat-race Richard Jackson decides to buy a goat, disconnect the electricity and become self-sufficient. But will this life be any less annoying?

Director: Joan Darling | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Anne Archer, Hallie Todd, Michael Bowen

Votes: 114

48. Choke Canyon (1986)

PG | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A "cowboy"-scientist is fighting a corporation who wants to dump atomic waste on a piece of land he has leased.

Director: Charles Bail | Stars: Stephen Collins, Janet Julian, Bo Svenson, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 200

49. Chopping Mall (1986)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi