Released between 1986-01-01 and 1986-12-31, United Kingdom (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Platoon (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

8.1
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92 Metascore

A young soldier 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: 365,360 | Gross: $138.53M

2. Aliens (1986)

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

8.3
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84 Metascore

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

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

Votes: 625,108 | Gross: $85.16M

3. Highlander (1986)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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24 Metascore

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

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Votes: 116,809 | Gross: $5.90M

4. Labyrinth (1986)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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50 Metascore

Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson

Votes: 118,302 | Gross: $12.73M

5. 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: 151,537 | Gross: $40.46M

6. Casualty (1986– )

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama

6.0
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The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Tony Marshall, Ian Bleasdale

Votes: 2,407

7. Hoosiers (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

7.5
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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: 41,076 | Gross: $28.61M

8. The Mission (1986)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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55 Metascore

Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American 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: 53,353 | Gross: $17.22M

9. Sid and Nancy (1986)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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76 Metascore

The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop

Votes: 28,404 | Gross: $2.83M

10. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,637

11. The Sacrifice (1986)

PG | 149 min | Drama

8.1
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At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir

Votes: 21,809 | Gross: $0.30M

12. Caravaggio (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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55 Metascore

A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean

Votes: 4,934 | Gross: $0.00M

13. Witchboard (1986)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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45 Metascore

When his girlfriend becomes dangerously obsessed with a ghost she contacted using a ouija board, Jim reluctantly joins forces with her ex - his own estranged childhood best friend - to identify and exorcise the evil spirit.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: Todd Allen, Tawny Kitaen, Stephen Nichols, Kathleen Wilhoite

Votes: 5,908 | Gross: $7.37M

14. Bread (1986–1991)

70 min | Comedy

6.1
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The Liverpool-based Boswell family are experts at exploiting the system to get by in life. Despite the fact that none of the Boswells are officially employed, they manage to live a fairly ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Boht, Nick Conway, Jonathon Morris, Kenneth Waller

Votes: 976

15. Salvador (1986)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.4
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An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: James Woods, Jim Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage

Votes: 18,375

16. When the Wind Blows (1986)

Not Rated | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A naive elderly British rural couple survive the initial onslaught of a nuclear war.

Director: Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, John Mills, Robin Houston, James Russell

Votes: 9,344 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Blackadder II (1986)

TV-PG | 176 min | Comedy

8.6
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In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 40,956

18. Slaughter High (1986)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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Eight people are invited to their old high school for their ten-year reunion where a fellow former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is out to seek revenge.

Directors: George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Mackenzie Litten | Stars: Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore, Carmine Iannaccone, Donna Yeager

Votes: 4,955

19. Gothic (1986)

R | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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The Shelleys visit Lord Byron and compete to write a horror story.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Natasha Richardson, Myriam Cyr

Votes: 6,849 | Gross: $0.92M

20. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil's foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington Plans.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 9,783

21. Lady Jane (1986)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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64 Metascore

The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son King Edward VI is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a... See full summary »

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern

Votes: 5,926 | Gross: $0.28M

22. Pingu (1986–2006)

TV-G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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"Pingu finds himself in tricky and comical situations, but he always learns a lesson. Pingu spends his days with his parents and baby sister, Pinga. Everyone in his town speaks ""Penguinese."" Laugh along and find out what happens.

Stars: Carlo Bonomi, David Sant, Marcello Magni

Votes: 5,354

23. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - Number 10.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 8,874

24. Castaway (1986)

R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama

5.8
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Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island.

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

Votes: 2,942 | Gross: $0.48M

25. Mona Lisa (1986)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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85 Metascore

A man recently released from prison manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 12,379 | Gross: $5.79M

26. Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)

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

5.7
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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: 2,606 | Gross: $0.11M

27. Link (1986)

R | 103 min | Horror

5.9
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When a Jane Chase, a young zoology student, is invited to assist anthropologist Steven Phillips with his experiments involving chimpanzees, mysterious events occur that all center around Phillip's super intelligent simian servant, Link.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Terence Stamp, Elisabeth Shue, Steven Finch, Richard Garnett

Votes: 2,539 | Gross: $1.72M

28. Clockwise (1986)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

6.6
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An obsessively punctual comprehensive school headmaster sets out to give an important speech at the annual Headmasters' Conference.

Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: John Cleese, Penny Leatherbarrow, Howard Lloyd-Lewis, Jonathan Bowater

Votes: 10,841 | Gross: $1.48M

29. Rawhead Rex (1986)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer.

Director: George Pavlou | Stars: David Dukes, Kelly Piper, Hugh O'Conor, Cora Venus Lunny

Votes: 4,447

30. The Worst Witch (1986 TV Movie)

G | 70 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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Mildred Hubble (Fairuza Balk) is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Diana Rigg, Charlotte Rae, Tim Curry, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 2,392

31. Shanghai Surprise (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

3.2
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16 Metascore

Shanghai, 1938: A missionary woman hires a fortune hunter to help her find 1100 lbs. opium lost, as wounded need the morphine. Adventure and romance follows.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sean Penn, Madonna, Paul Freeman, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 4,818 | Gross: $2.32M

32. Boon (1986–1992)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen. Harry retires and opens a hotel (The Grand Hotel), with Ken as a temporary odd-job man. During the seven seasons (1986-1992), Ken... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 682

33. The Singing Detective (1986)

415 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

8.6
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Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Patrick Malahide, Joanne Whalley, David Ryall

Votes: 3,988

34. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (1986 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Joan Hickson, Paul Eddington, Cheryl Campbell, Robert Lang

Votes: 1,552

35. Brush Strokes (1986–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Jacko is a house painter who "appreciates" women. He sees the best in each one of them and they in turn, like him. Will he find true love? Will he settle down as he gets older?

Stars: Karl Howman, Mike Walling, Jackie Lye, Howard Lew Lewis

Votes: 638

36. Absolute Beginners (1986)

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

5.5
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60 Metascore

In London in 1958, 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: 2,977 | Gross: $0.93M

37. The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1986)

229 min | Drama

8.0
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Ruth has everything. A large, warty body, a standard house in the suburbs, two whiney children, a dog, a cat and a guinea pig. She also has Bobo, her unfaithful accountant husband who ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Patricia Hodge, Julie T. Wallace, Paul Herzberg

Votes: 530

38. Nightmare Weekend (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.1
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A female scientist performs experiments on three college girls that turn them into drooling, murderous mutants.

Director: Henri Sala | Stars: Debbie Laster, Dale Midkiff, Debra Hunter, Lori Lewis

Votes: 577

39. Comrades (1986)

183 min | Drama, History

7.3
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The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of nineteenth century English farm laborers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.

Director: Bill Douglas | Stars: Keith Allen, Dave Atkins, Stephen Bateman, Katy Behean

Votes: 633

40. Half Moon Street (1986)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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A brilliant researcher in London who works as a high-class hooker in her spare time, becomes a pawn in a dangerous political game, when her latest client, a nobleman who is negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her.

Director: Bob Swaim | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine, Patrick Kavanagh, Faith Kent

Votes: 2,371 | Gross: $1.13M

41. The Fantasist (1986)

R | 98 min | Thriller

5.3
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When an Irish woman moves from the suburbs to Dublin, she begins receiving phone calls from a stranger. Coincidentally, the city is being plagued by a serial killer who uses this method to ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Hardy | Stars: Moira Sinise, Christopher Cazenove, Timothy Bottoms, John Kavanagh

Votes: 243

42. Whoops Apocalypse (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy

6.1
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A British satire on the beginning of WWIII.

Director: Tom Bussmann | Stars: Stuart Saunders, Graeme Garden, Marc Smith, Loretta Swit

Votes: 791

43. Dear John (1986–1987)

45 min | Comedy

7.6
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John Lacey comes home one evening to discover a letter from his wife (starting with "Dear John" - hence the title) telling him that she is leaving him. Lonely and now divorced, the series ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Bates, Peter Blake, Peter Denyer, Rachel Bell

Votes: 388

44. Executive Stress (1986–1988)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Caroline Fairchild returns to work as an Editorial Director for Oasis Publishing after spending the last 25 years raising her five children. Her husband, Donald Fairchild works for ... See full summary »

Stars: Penelope Keith, Harry Ditson, Elizabeth Counsell, Mark Caven

Votes: 116

45. The Canterville Ghost (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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A girl befriends a mischievous English ghost trying to scare her family (his descendants) back to America.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: John Gielgud, Ted Wass, Andrea Marcovicci, Alyssa Milano

Votes: 682

46. Screenplay (1986–1993)

Drama

6.1
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An anthology drama series.

Stars: John Kavanagh, Tony Doyle, Michael Liebmann, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 54

47. Slinger's Day (1986– )

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Slinger's Day is a British sitcom that aired for two seasons from 1986 to 1987, made by Thames Television for the ITV network. It was a continuation of Tripper's Day, which had originally ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Philip Bird, David Kelly, Paul Clarkson

Votes: 48

48. Alice in Wonderland (1986– )

30 min | Fantasy

7.2
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One of the most well-known stories begins one golden summer afternoon. Alice is sitting on a riverbank with her sister when a fully-dressed, talking rabbit runs past her. She follows the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Dorning, Jonathan Cecil, Sarah Jane Curran, David Leonard

Votes: 57

49. Nanou (1986)

110 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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During a holiday study in France, a girl meets the great love of her life, but the boy is involved in terrorist activities and that puts serious crisis on their relationship.

Director: Conny Templeman | Stars: Imogen Stubbs, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Christophe Lindon, Valentine Pelka

Votes: 135

50. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The various misadventures of Stephen Daker, a young doctor who works for the health centre of a modern British university.

Stars: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Votes: 403


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