Top Movies of 1986


The top movies of 1986 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. Aliens

Year of Release: 1986
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James Cameron
Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen
Plot: As colonies are settled on a known planet, a women is found who holds the answers as to why no one has heard from anyone on the planet. They arrive armed and ready, but will they believe what she has to say?

2. Stand by Me

Year of Release: 1986
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Rob Reiner
Actors: River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland, Wil Wheaton, Casey Siemaszko, Jerry O'Connell
Plot: A group of young friends go on a journey from their home town to try to discover the missing body of a young boy as they encounter real life problems - they put their maturity to the test.

3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Year of Release: 1986
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: John Hughes
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Jeffrey Jones, Mia Sara, Jennifer Grey, Cindy Pickett
Plot: This teenager has it all. He owns the school, he is funny, witty and charming. Now all he needs is to not get caught skipping school. The principal is on to his plan and is determined to catch him in the act.

4. Platoon

Year of Release: 1986
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: War/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Oliver Stone
Actors: Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, Forest Whitaker, ohn C. McGinley, Johnny Depp
Plot: A young man is sent to the Vietnam War where he explores the reality of moral dilemmas, friends dying, and searching for a reason for it all.

5. Castle in the Sky ( Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta )

Year of Release: 1986
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Adventure
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Actors: James Van Der Beek, Anna Paquin, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill, Mandy Patinkin, Jim Cummings
Plot: A young girl floats from the sky after a shady government agency and a band of pirates clash over a crystal she possesses. A young boy finds her and together they begin an exciting adventure that leads them to a Laputa - the castle in the sky.

6. Blue Velvet

Year of Release: 1986
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Lynch
Actors: Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Isabella Rossellini, Brad Dourif, Laura Dern, Dean Stockwell
Plot: After finding a severed ear in a field, a young man unsatisfied with the police's work delves into a dark and sordid world.

7. Hannah and Her Sisters

Year of Release: 1986
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Woody Allen
Actors: Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Maureen O'Sullivan
Plot: A trio of sisters, Hannah, Lee and Holly find their relationships strained over a Thanksgiving holiday as old flames are rekindled and new love arises between husbands and exes.

8. Hoosiers

Year of Release: 1986
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Sport
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: David Anspaugh
Actors: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley, Fern Persons, Chelcie Ross
Plot: Based on a true story of the 1954 Milan Indians, a coach with a checkered past and a former-player-turned alcoholic take an unlikely group of athletes on a journey to become contenders for the state basketball championship.

9. Labyrinth

Year of Release: 1986
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Musical
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Jim Henson
Actors: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson, Christopher Malcolm, Dave Goelz
Plot: Sarah is baby sitting her baby half-brother when she accidentally wishes him away to a goblin king and conjures up a world of fantasy. She must get her brother back and will do anything to do so.

10. Down by Law

Year of Release: 1986
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Actors: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Ellen Barkin, Billie Neal
Plot: Three men in a Louisiana prison: DJ Zack, the pimp Jack and eccentric Italian Roberto, hatch an escape plan.

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