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1986 Directorial Debut Movies

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Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies(1986)

3.4/5 (with 133 votes)

The great King Gurumes is searching for the Dragon Balls in order to put a stop to his endless hunger. A young girl named Pansy who lives in the nearby village has had enough of the treachery and decides to seek Muten Rōshi for assistance. Can our heroes save the village and put a stop to the Gurumes Army?

Directed by Daisuke Nishio

Critters(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 22min | Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 394 votes)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

The Great Mouse Detective(1986)

3.5/5 (with 715 votes)

When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps London's master toymaker, the brilliant master of disguise Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson try to elude the ultimate trap and foil the perfect crime.

Vamp(1986)

R
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Horror
3.0/5 (with 65 votes)

Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar in search of a stripper for their college friends, unaware it is occupied by vampires.

Crocodile Dundee(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Adventure, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 810 votes)

When a New York reporter plucks crocodile hunter Dundee from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it's a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. Dundee proves that his instincts are quite useful in the city and adeptly handles everything from wily muggers to high-society snoots without breaking a sweat.

The Hitcher(1986)

R
| 1h 38min | Horror, Action, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 406 votes)

On a stormy night, young Jim, who transports a luxury car from Chicago to California to deliver it to its owner, feeling tired and sleepy, picks up a mysterious hitchhiker, who has appeared out of nowhere, thinking that a good conversation will help him not to fall asleep. He will have enough time to deeply regret such an unmeditated decision.

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer(1986)

1h 23min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 279 votes)

Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.

Maximum Overdrive(1986)

R
| 1h 37min | Horror, Action, Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 301 votes)

When a comet passes close to the earth, machines all over the world come alive and go on homicidal rampages. A group of people at a desolate truck stop are held hostage by a gang of homicidal 18-wheelers. The frightened people set out to defeat the killer machines ... or be killed by them.

Pretty in Pink(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Drama
3.4/5 (with 487 votes)

Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realize that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy.

Hoosiers(1986)

PG
| 1h 54min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 206 votes)

High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.

Night of the Creeps(1986)

R
| 1h 28min | Horror, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 204 votes)

In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that transform their hosts into killer zombies.

Directed by Fred Dekker - With Jason Lively, Jill Whitlow, Tom Atkins, Allan Kayser, David Paymer, David Oliver, ...

Lucas(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 93 votes)

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.

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About Last Night...(1986)

R
| 1h 53min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 88 votes)

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

Children of a Lesser God(1986)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 130 votes)

Starting his new job as an instructor at a New England school for the deaf, James Leeds meets Sarah Norman, a young deaf woman who works at the school as a member of the custodial staff. In spite of Sarah's withdrawn emotional state, a romance slowly develops between the pair.

Psycho III(1986)

R
| 1h 33min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
2.8/5 (with 155 votes)

Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls 'mother'. One day a nosey journalist comes to see him to ask questions about his past.

Slaughter High(1986)

R
| 1h 30min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 49 votes)

Eight different people are invited to their 10-year high school reunion at their now-closed down high school where a former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is there to seek revenge.

Directed by Peter Litten - With Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore

Last Resort(1986)

R
| 1h 24min | Comedy
1.6/5 (with 5 votes)

George Lollar takes his family on vacation with "Club Sand", a shoddy and untrustworthy company. On their tropical island, they find soldiers everywhere, an unhelpful staff, inhospitable accomodation and undesirable holiday makers, but everyone except for George manages to have fun in the sun.

Dead Man's Letters(1986)

3.4/5 (with 42 votes)

In a world after the nuclear apocalypse a scholar helps a small group of children and adults survive, staying with them in the basement of the former museum of history. In his mind he writes letters to his son — though it is obvious that they will never be read.

Nomads(1986)

R
| 1h 33min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
2.4/5 (with 44 votes)

One night, in a Los Angeles hospital, Dr. Flax attends to a seriously injured man who, apparently crazed, whispers mysterious and disconcerting words in French into her ear.

Sorority House Massacre(1986)

R
| 1h 14min | Horror
2.4/5 (with 42 votes)

College student Beth and her sorority sisters are stalked by an escaped psychopathic killer who shares a strange telepathic link with her.

Directed by Carol Frank

Jumpin' Jack Flash(1986)

R
| 1h 40min | Romance / Love, Comedy, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 146 votes)

Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day, she gets a strange coded message from an unknown source. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is chased. Throughout, she remains in contact with this mysterious person, who needs Terry's help save his life.

She's Gotta Have It(1986)

R
| 1h 24min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 133 votes)

The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit solely to them; Nola resists being "owned" by a single partner.

Directed by Spike Lee - With Tracy Camilla Johns, Spike Lee, Joie Lee, Bill Lee, Ernest Dickerson, Fab Five Freddy, ...

Quicksilver(1986)

PG
| 1h 45min | Action, Adventure, Drama
2.8/5 (with 38 votes)

Jack Casey used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which relies on bicycles to avoid traffic jams of San Francisco, is attracted to a fellow bicycler, Terri, and befriends Hector, a budding entrepreneur. Can Jack regain his nerve and his self-respect, and rebuild his life on a more sound basis?

Witchboard(1986)

R
| 1h 38min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 76 votes)

Playing around with a Ouija board, a trio of friends succeeds in contacting the spirit of a young boy. Trouble begins when the evil spirit, Malfeitor, takes over one of their bodies.

Born to Defence(1986)

2h | Action, War
3.0/5 (with 23 votes)

Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second world war must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people.

Directed by Jet Li - With Jet Li, Song Jia, Dion Lam, Dean Harrington

Parting Glances(1986)

NR
| 1h 30min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 23 votes)

Michael and Robert, two gay men living in Brooklyn, spend their last day together before Robert leaves for Africa on work assignment. Michael still has feelings for his friend Nick, who has AIDS.

In a Glass Cage(1987)

1h 50min | Drama, Horror
3.5/5 (with 47 votes)

A former nazi child-killer is confined in an iron lung inside an old mansion after a suicide attempt. His wife hires him a full-time carer, a mysterious young man who is driven slowly mad by the old man's disturbing past.

Seven Minutes in Heaven(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 28min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 16 votes)

Natalie allows her classmate Jeff, who ran away from home after a fight with his stepfather, to stay at her place while her father is away on a business trip. Natalie soon starts dating Jeff's friend James Casey, who isn't as faithful as she thinks, while her best friend Polly falls in love with baseball player Zoo Knudsen.

Wisdom(1986)

1h 49min | Crime, Drama, Action
3.0/5 (with 19 votes)

Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.

Trick or Treat(1986)

R
| 1h 38min | Horror, Comedy, Music
3.1/5 (with 66 votes)

Eddie Weinbauer, a metalhead teen who is bullied at school, looks to his heavy metal superstar idol, Sammi Curr, for guidance. When Curr is killed in a hotel fire, Eddie becomes the recipient of the only copy of Curr's unreleased album, which, when played backwards, brings Sammi back to life. As Halloween approaches, Eddie begins to realize that this isn't only rock 'n roll...it's life and death.

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