The Best Movies of 1986   (100) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1986, # 135 Overall Blue Velvet 1986 Lynch, David USA BDS
# 2 for 1986, # 265 Overall Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 Allen, Woody USA BD
# 3 for 1986, # 378 Overall Platoon 1986 Stone, Oliver USA BDS
# 4 for 1986, # 385 Overall Jean de Florette 1986 Berri, Claude France / Switzerland / Italy DS
# 5 for 1986, # 454 Overall Manon of the Spring 1986 Berri, Claude Italy / France / Switzerland DS
# 6 for 1986, # 566 Overall Aliens 1986 Cameron, James USA / UK BDS
# 7 for 1986, # 815 Overall The Fly 1986 Cronenberg, David USA BDS
# 8 for 1986, # 961 Overall Stand by Me 1986 Reiner, Rob USA BD
# 9 for 1986, # 968 Overall 'Round Midnight 1986 Tavernier, Bertrand USA / France DS
# 10 for 1986, # 1055 Overall Sherman's March 1986 McElwee, Ross USA Y
# 11 for 1986, # 1101 Overall The Assault 1986 Rademakers, Fons Netherlands Y
# 12 for 1986, # 1141 Overall The Decline of the American Empire 1986 Arcand, Denys Canada Y
# 13 for 1986, # 1178 Overall Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 Hughes, John USA BD
# 14 for 1986, # 1202 Overall Children of a Lesser God 1986 Haines, Randa USA D
# 15 for 1986, # 1275 Overall Peking Opera Blues 1986 Tsui, Hark Hong Kong
# 16 for 1986, # 1312 Overall Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986 McNaughton, John USA BD
# 17 for 1986, # 1379 Overall Down by Law 1986 Jarmusch, Jim USA / West Germany BD
# 18 for 1986, # 1404 Overall The Sacrifice 1986 Tarkovsky, Andrei Sweden / UK / France BD
# 19 for 1986, # 1559 Overall She's Gotta Have It 1986 Lee, Spike USA D
# 20 for 1986, # 1570 Overall Ginger and Fred 1986 Fellini, Federico Italy / France / West Germany D
# 21 for 1986, # 1678 Overall Summer 1986 Rohmer, Eric France D
# 22 for 1986, # 1683 Overall Betty Blue 1986 Beineix, Jean-Jacques France BD
# 23 for 1986, # 1709 Overall Horse Thief 1986 Tian, Zhuangzhuang China Y
# 24 for 1986, # 1718 Overall Sid and Nancy 1986 Cox, Alex UK / USA BD
# 25 for 1986, # 1728 Overall Top Gun 1986 Scott, Tony USA BDS
# 26 for 1986, # 1749 Overall Mona Lisa 1986 Jordan, Neil UK D
# 27 for 1986, # 1755 Overall The Mission 1986 Joffé, Roland UK BDS
# 28 for 1986, # 1781 Overall The Singing Detective 1986 Amiel, Jon Australia / UK Y
# 29 for 1986, # 1796 Overall Otello 1986 Zeffirelli, Franco Italy / Netherlands Y
# 30 for 1986, # 1844 Overall Manhunter 1986 Mann, Michael USA BD
# 31 for 1986, # 1891 Overall River's Edge 1986 Hunter, Tim USA BD
# 32 for 1986, # 1963 Overall Caravaggio 1986 Jarman, Derek UK DS
# 33 for 1986, # 1967 Overall Salvador 1986 Stone, Oliver USA D
# 34 for 1986, # 2060 Overall Hoosiers 1986 Anspaugh, David USA BDS
# 35 for 1986, # 2097 Overall Working Girls 1986 Borden, Lizzie USA D
# 36 for 1986, # 2101 Overall Peggy Sue Got Married 1986 Coppola, Francis Ford USA BDS
# 37 for 1986, # 2217 Overall The Color of Money 1986 Scorsese, Martin USA BD
# 37 for 1986, # 2217 Overall Menage 1986 Blier, Bertrand France D
# 38 for 1986, # 2220 Overall Something Wild 1986 Demme, Jonathan USA BDS
# 39 for 1986, # 2248 Overall Ruthless People 1986 Abrahams, Jim / Zucker, David / Zucker, Jerry USA D
# 40 for 1986, # 2255 Overall Mélo 1986 Resnais, Alain France D
# 41 for 1986, # 2271 Overall Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 Nimoy, Leonard USA BDS
# 42 for 1986, # 2318 Overall Man Facing Southeast 1986 Subiela, Eliseo Argentina
# 43 for 1986, # 2322 Overall Down and Out in Beverly Hills 1986 Mazursky, Paul USA D
# 44 for 1986, # 2339 Overall Crocodile Dundee 1986 Faiman, Peter Australia D
# 45 for 1986, # 2395 Overall Castle in the Sky 1986 Miyazaki, Hayao Japan BDS
# 46 for 1986, # 2419 Overall That's Life! 1986 Edwards, Blake USA Y
# 47 for 1986, # 2424 Overall Little Shop of Horrors 1986 Oz, Frank USA BD
# 48 for 1986, # 2426 Overall Lucas 1986 Seltzer, David USA BD
# 49 for 1986, # 2441 Overall Desert Bloom 1986 Corr, Eugene USA D
# 49 for 1986, # 2441 Overall God's Country 1986 Malle, Louis USA
# 49 for 1986, # 2441 Overall The Mosquito Coast 1986 Weir, Peter USA DS
# 49 for 1986, # 2441 Overall Rosa Luxemburg 1986 von Trotta, Margarethe Czechoslovakia / West Germany
# 49 for 1986, # 2441 Overall Seize the Day 1986 Cook, Fielder USA D
# 50 for 1986, # 2455 Overall 9 1/2 Weeks 1986 Lyne, Adrian USA BDS
# 51 for 1986, # 2483 Overall Dona Herlinda and Her Son 1986 Hermosillo, Jaime Humberto Mexico D
# 52 for 1986, # 2492 Overall Crimes of the Heart 1986 Beresford, Bruce USA YS
# 53 for 1986, # 2508 Overall Thérèse 1986 Cavalier, Alain France Y
# 54 for 1986, # 2530 Overall Pretty in Pink 1986 Deutch, Howard USA DS
# 54 for 1986, # 2530 Overall Rita, Sue and Bob Too! 1986 Clarke, Alan UK V
# 55 for 1986, # 2531 Overall Brighton Beach Memoirs 1986 Saks, Gene USA D
# 56 for 1986, # 2533 Overall When the Wind Blows 1986 Murakami, Jimmy T. UK
# 57 for 1986, # 2576 Overall 38 - Vienna Before the Fall 1986 Glück, Wolfgang Austria / West Germany Y
# 58 for 1986, # 2581 Overall Fake Fruit Factory 1986 Strand, Chick USA D
# 58 for 1986, # 2581 Overall Luxo Jr. 1986 Lasseter, John USA
# 58 for 1986, # 2581 Overall Precious Images 1986 Workman, Chuck USA
# 59 for 1986, # 2596 Overall Sweet Liberty 1986 Alda, Alan USA D
# 60 for 1986, # 2601 Overall Mauvais Sang 1986 Carax, Leos France Y
# 61 for 1986, # 2605 Overall Miss Mary 1986 Bemberg, María Luisa Argentina / USA
# 62 for 1986, # 2607 Overall About Last Night... 1986 Zwick, Edward USA BDS
# 62 for 1986, # 2607 Overall The Manhattan Project 1986 Brickman, Marshall USA D
# 63 for 1986, # 2616 Overall Joan Does Dynasty 1986 Braderman, Joan USA
# 63 for 1986, # 2616 Overall Landscape Suicide 1986 Benning, James USA
# 63 for 1986, # 2616 Overall Mammame 1986 Ruiz, Raoul France
# 63 for 1986, # 2616 Overall Mémoire des apparences 1986 Ruiz, Raoul France
# 63 for 1986, # 2616 Overall The Mexican Tapes: A Chronicle of Life Outside the Law 1986 Hock, Louis USA
# 63 for 1986, # 2616 Overall Routine Pleasures 1986 Gorin, Jean-Pierre France / UK D
# 63 for 1986, # 2616 Overall Sleepwalk 1986 Driver, Sara USA / West Germany
# 63 for 1986, # 2616 Overall Universal Citizen 1986 Thompson, Peter USA
# 63 for 1986, # 2616 Overall Universal Hotel 1986 Thompson, Peter USA
# 64 for 1986, # 2619 Overall Big Trouble in Little China 1986 Carpenter, John USA DS
# 65 for 1986, # 2625 Overall At Close Range 1986 Foley, James USA D
# 65 for 1986, # 2625 Overall Crossroads 1986 Hill, Walter USA DS
# 65 for 1986, # 2625 Overall 52 Pick-Up 1986 Frankenheimer, John USA BD
# 65 for 1986, # 2625 Overall The Fringe Dwellers 1986 Beresford, Bruce Australia
# 65 for 1986, # 2625 Overall F/X 1986 Mandel, Robert USA D
# 65 for 1986, # 2625 Overall Home of the Brave 1986 Anderson, Laurie USA S
# 65 for 1986, # 2625 Overall Louie Bluie 1986 Zwigoff, Terry USA DS
# 65 for 1986, # 2625 Overall Off Beat 1986 Dinner, Michael USA
# 65 for 1986, # 2625 Overall Touch and Go 1986 Mandel, Robert USA
# 65 for 1986, # 2625 Overall True Stories 1986 Byrne, David USA
# 65 for 1986, # 2625 Overall The Whistle Blower 1986 Langton, Simon UK D
# 65 for 1986, # 2625 Overall Wise Guys 1986 De Palma, Brian USA D
# 66 for 1986, # 2631 Overall Dancing in the Dark 1986 Marr, Leon Canada
# 66 for 1986, # 2631 Overall George Burns - The TV Specials Collection 1986 Hobin, Bill / Harris, Stan USA D
# 66 for 1986, # 2631 Overall Invaders from Mars 1986 Hooper, Tobe USA D
# 66 for 1986, # 2631 Overall Matador 1986 Almodóvar, Pedro Spain D
# 66 for 1986, # 2631 Overall Sitting in Limbo 1986 Smith, John N. Canada
# 67 for 1986, # 2668 Overall Butterfly and Flowers 1986 Mukdasanit, Euthana Thailand
# 67 for 1986, # 2668 Overall Street of Crocodiles 1986 Quay, Stephen / Quay, Timothy UK Y
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack