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Movies: Popular Movies of 1986

Movies in chronological context: 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1986th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 986th year of the 2nd millennium, the 86th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1980s decade. The year 1986 was designated as the International Year of Peace by the United Nations. ()

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Aliens(1986)

4.0/5 (with 3,530 votes)

When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

Top Gun(1986)

PG
| 1h 50min | Action, Drama, Adventure
3.5/5 (with 2,426 votes)

A heart-pounding combination of action, music and incredible aerial photography helped make Top Gun the blockbuster hit. of 1986. Top Gun takes a look at the danger and excitement that awaits every pilot at the Navy's prestigious fighter weapons school. Tom Cruise is superb as Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a daring young flyer who's out to become the best. And Kelly McGillis sizzles as the civilian instructor who teaches Maverick a few things you can't learn in a classroom.

Stand by Me(1986)

R
| 1h 29min | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 2,092 votes)

Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern are four friends who decide to hike to find the corpse of Ray Brower, a local teenager, who was hit by a train while plucking blueberries in the wild.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 43min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 1,787 votes)

After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school principal and fed-up sister.

Platoon(1986)

R
| 2h | Drama, War, Action
3.9/5 (with 1,610 votes)

As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

The Fly(1986)

R
| 1h 36min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 1,483 votes)

When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.

Castle in the Sky(1986)

4.0/5 (with 1,433 votes)

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Blue Velvet(1986)

3.9/5 (with 1,136 votes)

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.

The Name of the Rose(1986)

R
| 2h 10min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 1,096 votes)

14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's authority and fight the shadowy conspiracy of monastery monks using only his intelligence – which is considerable.

Big Trouble in Little China(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 39min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 1,014 votes)

When trucker Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi, to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a perfect target for immortal sorcerer Lo Pan and his three invincible cronies. Lo Pan must marry a girl with green eyes so he can regain his physical form.

Highlander(1986)

R
| 1h 56min | Adventure, Action, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 899 votes)

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.

Labyrinth(1986)

PG
| 1h 42min | Adventure, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 843 votes)

When teen Sarah is forced to babysit Toby, her baby stepbrother, she summons Jareth the Goblin King to take him away. When he is actually kidnapped, Sarah is given just thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue him.

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The Karate Kid Part II(1986)

3.1/5 (with 743 votes)

After discovering that his father is at death's door, Mr. Miyagi sets out to Japan, to see him with Daniel. Upon arriving, Miyagi must confront an old rival. Meanwhile, Daniel encounters a new love, and some new enemies.

Crocodile Dundee(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Adventure, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 673 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 Great Mouse Detective(1986)

3.5/5 (with 595 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.

Cobra(1986)

R
| 1h 27min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 590 votes)

A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

Short Circuit(1986)

3.3/5 (with 532 votes)

After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky animal lover mistakes the robot for an alien and takes him in, teaching her new guest about life on Earth.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home(1986)

PG
| 1h 59min | Science Fiction, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 512 votes)

It's the 23rd century, and a mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In a frantic attempt to save mankind, Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien as anything they've ever encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy. A thrilling, action-packed Star Trek adventure!

Little Shop of Horrors(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Horror, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 502 votes)

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day Seymour finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper.

An American Tail(1986)

3.4/5 (with 497 votes)

A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World alone and must fend off not only the felines he never thought he'd have to deal with again but also the loneliness of being away from home.

Directed by Don Bluth

The Mission(1986)

PG
| 2h 6min | Adventure, Drama, Action, History
3.7/5 (with 485 votes)

When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have built against the Portuguese aggressors.

The Color of Money(1986)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 451 votes)

Former pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, but he eventually grows frustrated with Vincent's showboat antics, leading to an argument and a falling-out. Eddie takes up playing again and soon crosses paths with Vincent as an opponent.

Manhunter(1986)

R
| 2h 2min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 431 votes)

FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer.

Police Academy 3: Back in Training(1986)

PG
| 1h 24min | Comedy, Crime
2.9/5 (with 421 votes)

When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better his odds, but things don't quite turn out as expected...

Pretty in Pink(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 412 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.

The Money Pit(1986)

PG
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 401 votes)

After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buy what looks like the home of their dreams—only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling mansion falls to pieces around them, the two watch in hilarious horror as everything—including the kitchen sink—disappears into the Money Pit.

The Golden Child(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
3.0/5 (with 386 votes)

After a Tibetan boy, the mystical Golden Child, is kidnapped by the evil Sardo Numspa, humankind's fate hangs in the balance. On the other side of the world in Los Angeles, the priestess Kee Nang seeks the Chosen One, who will save the boy from death. When Nang sees social worker Chandler Jarrell on television discussing his ability to find missing children, she solicits his expertise, despite his skepticism over being "chosen.".

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives(1986)

R
| 1h 26min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 370 votes)

Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal murders. Now it’s up to Tommy to stop the dark, devious and demented deaths that he unwittingly brought about.

Howard the Duck(1986)

PG
| 1h 50min | Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 353 votes)

A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to his planet. But then a much less friendly being arrives through the beam...

Hannah and Her Sisters(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 350 votes)

Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

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