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1986 Short Movies

Public list by WPS with 21 movies or TV shows/series

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Luxo Jr.(1986)

G
| 2min | Animation, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 264 votes)

A baby lamp finds a ball to play with and it's all fun and games until the ball bursts. Just when the elder Luxo thinks his kid will settle down for a bit, Luxo Jr. finds a ball ten times bigger.

Directed by John Lasseter

Captain EO(1986)

3.4/5 (with 67 votes)

In this 3-D science fiction film that was shown at Disney theme parks, the infamous Captain EO and his ragtag crew are sent on a diplomatic mission through space to deliver a gift to the mysterious and menacing Supreme Leader of a desolate industrial planet.

An Exercise in Discipline: Peel(1983)

9min | Comedy, Drama
3.0/5 (with 17 votes)

After throwing his orange peel out of the car window, a boy is kicked out of the car by his father, and forced to pick up every piece.

Directed by Jane Campion

Mr. Boogedy(1986)

3.2/5 (with 14 votes)

A novelty-salesman moves his family into a new house. Initially dismissing incidents as more of their father's practical jokes, the family soon learns that the house is haunted by people who lived in the house 300 years previously.

Call Me Tonight(1986)

1.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Rumi's met a lot of guys through her job, and it's probably fair to assume that most of them could be said to have some sort of problem, but a man who literally turns into a beast when he gets turned on may be outside of this perky call girl's field of expertise. Still, a little challenge every now and again stimulates the mind and makes life so much more interesting, so she's willing to give it a shot.

Directed by Tatsuya Okamoto

Rocky VI(1986)

9min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 23 votes)

Not to be confused with any of the sequels to Sylvester Stallone's classic Oscar-winning Rocky, this short film from Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki is actually meant as a parody of the late Cold War-era Rocky IV, which saw Stallone's character taking on a juiced-up Russian fighter played by Dolph Lundgren. In this 1986 send-up, Rock'y, played by Silu Seppala, goes head to head with Soviet Igor (Sakari Kuosmanen) and loses.

Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown(1986)

3min | Animation
2.6/5 (with 2 votes)

Charlie Brown is on the run from the Peanuts Gang after the Great Pumpkin puts a bounty on his head in this wild animated student short by Jim Reardon.

Directed by Jim Reardon

Rainbow War(1985)

20min | Adventure
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Three kingdoms, floating separately in space, can each see the other nearby kingdoms but have no means to communicate or visit. Each has developed a fanatical obsession for a specific color for clothing, architecture, and even plant life: one blue, one red, one golden. A forbidden inter-kingdom romance and a war of conquest ensues when a means of travel between the kingdoms is abruptly found. This short film was created for Expo 86, the World Fair in Vancouver in 1986.

Directed by Bob Rogers

Women - For America, For the World(1986)

30min | Documentary
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Twenty-two prominent American women discuss their activism for nuclear disarmament and their motivations in seeking the end of the arms race.

Directed by Vivienne Verdon-Roe - With Joanne Woodward, Shirley Chisholm, Geraldine Ferraro

Debonair Dancers(1986)

24min | Documentary
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Debonair Dancers is a 1986 short American documentary film produced and directed by Alison Nigh-Strelich, and narrated by Jack Lemmon. It is about The Debonaire Special Dancers of Bakersfield, CA, a group started decades ago by John Soiu and continues today under the direction of Sheri Fortino. The group fosters social and life skills while stimulating creativity and confidence in the special needs students it serves. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

Gerorisuto(1986)

3.8/5 (with 3 votes)

A short experimental film by Japanese underground filmmaker Shozin Fukui. The film follows a young woman on the Tokyo subway, who may be possessed.

Directed by Shozin Fukui

Precious Images(1986)

3.5/5 (with 9 votes)

A cross-cut of nearly 100 years of American movies. We see the most precious film sequences that we all remember: From Citizen Kane to Star Wars, from Some Like It Hot to E.T. The incredible short cuts of roughly a second each push the audience into a kind of trance and take them on a journey into their individual memories of great films of the 20th century. The film won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film.

Directed by Chuck Workman
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Flags and Waves(1986)

1min | Animation
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

This film test is a demonstration of Pixar's early attempts to research, analyze and recreate qualities of motion, shading and lighting that make water believable. Said techniques are later expanded upon in "Finding Nemo".

Directed by William Reeves

Beach Chair(1986)

1min | Animation
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

A film representing the early efforts of Pixar to explore all elements of CG processes such as animation, shading, lighting, rendering and effects.

Directed by Eben Fiske Ostby

The Frog, the Dog, and the Devil(1986)

3.6/5 (with 2 votes)

The short tells the story of a drunkard going through alcohol withdrawal, as personified by the Devil. Director Bob Stenhouse takes what could be a dark subject and makes it a funny madcap romp.

Directed by Bob Stenhouse

The Masters of Disaster(1986)

29min | Documentary
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Documentary about an unlikely youth chess team from Indianapolis who went on surprise the chess world with their success. The team, made up of young African Americans with no previous experience and led by their devoted teacher, went on to win the United States elementary school chess championship.

Directed by Sonya Friedman

I Need a Man Like You to Make My Dreams Come True(1986)

24min | Music, Comedy

A satirical look at gender roles, mixing performance art segments by Sheila Costick and Helen Porter with musical comedy interludes performed by The Clichettes.

Opéra Industriel(1986)

NR
| 1min | Animation
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A futuristic, dystopian industrial scene.

Sam(1986)

22min | Documentary
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Sam is a 1986 American short documentary film directed by Aaron D. Weisblatt. It focuses on Sam Phelps, a New York State farmer who is opposed to the destruction of a nearby watershed, and argues for better planning and land management. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

Directed by Aaron D. Weisblatt

Joan Does Dynasty(1986)

32min | Documentary
1.1/5 (with 4 votes)

Joan Braderman talks about and appears in front of a projected version of DYNASTY.

Directed by Manuel DeLanda, Joan Braderman

Tables of Content(1986)

8min | Animation
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Wendy Tilby's Tables of Content was her graduation film from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver in 1986. The movie transports one into another era, an earlier age of gentility and reticence, set in a rather stuffy restaurant during the day.

Directed by Wendy Tilby
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