Top Ten Best Movies of 1986

MatrixGuy
1986 saw the release of some of the most iconic action movies, comedy movies, and movies that would ultimately be revered cult classics. The best films of 1986 include Hollywood classics that are still wildly popular 30 years later.

The Top Ten

1 Aliens

Best

This was the best Alien, Ripleys battle with the Queen was legendary, she was a badass in this movie. Not a sissy head like the first one. She got nominated for an Academy Award. Fast paced action with Marines, the first one, childish scientists with no weapons except a cheap axe and a baby flamethrower.

A classic this movie lives on as... - roblist

When u look back on the history of these movies, producers made so much money with the Aliens and Predator movies - 3anegroes

Aliens was awesome! Now you people are thinking clearly. Aliens should be #1 and Top Gun should be #2. - nallimcamybloc

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2 Platoon

Maybe the best Vietnam war movie beside Full Metal Jacket - MatrixGuy

Matrix guy is right, he is also right about reservoir dogs - attarj

Get this movie higher!

Charlie sheens best movie by far, although tom berenger did the best

3 Top Gun

Movie of the Summer.

The movie that taked the breath away for everybody - MatrixGuy

This movie is terrible. - BeatlesFan1964

4 Ferris Bueller's Day Off

The best film ever

How is this classic not top 5? Looks like many forgot about this one.

One of the best movies ever.

5 The Fly
6 9 1/2 Weeks
7 Blue Velvet
8 Stand By Me

Pokemon referenced this!

This and Ferris Bueller's day off are two of my favorite movies. Stand By Me is an amazing movie with a superb performance by River Phoenix. It captures the essence of childhood and has an amazing storyline.
Chris: Ya sure. Give me some skin.
Gordie: I'll see ya.
Chris: Not if I see you first.
Best movie ever!

9 Cobra
10 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

The Contenders

11 Flight of the Navigator

Come on, people. 34? Get this one higher! Easily the best movie made in 1986. - RockFashionista

MY ALL TIME FAVORITE! BEST MOVIE EVER MADE! - RockFashionista

12 House
13 Karate Kid II
14 The Transformers: The Movie

Great movie, deserves to be a little higher.

15 Peggy Sue Got Married
16 Jumpin' Jack Flash
17 The Great Mouse Detective
18 Wildcats
19 Lucas
20 Half Moon Street
21 Raw Deal

Without Arnold this movie would be pretty bad but with him it was great!

22 Crocodile Dundee

Australia's best film

23 Labyrinth
24 Highlander

The music with queen was perfect

25 Space Camp
26 Little Shop of Horrors
27 Big Trouble In Little China
28 King Kong II
29 Pretty in Pink
30 Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives
31 Welcome to 18
32 Short Circuit
33 Castle in the Sky
34 Sweet Liberty
35 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
36 The Sacrifice
37 Manhunter
38 Police Academy 3: Back in Training
39 Hoosiers
40 The Mission

Very under-appreciated and beautiful film, with a gorgeous soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, incredible cinematography and moving performances from Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons.

41 The Name of the Rose
42 Hannah and Her Sisters
43 No Mercy
44 Black Moon Rising
45 Down by Law
46 Ruthless People
47 The Color of Money

Paul Newman's first and only oscar, Tom Cruise of the 80s and Martin Scorsese as director! What else do you want? By the way, it's the sequel of an older legendary film with Paul Newman and George C. Scott, the Hustler(1961).

48 River's Edge
49 Mesmerized
50 Desert Bloom
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Updated 3 Nov 2019

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1. Aliens
2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
3. Top Gun
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1. Flight of the Navigator
2. Karate Kid II
3. Space Camp
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1. Platoon
2. Aliens
3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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