Top Ten Movies of 1986


The Top Ten

1 Aliens

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

Game over man. - BeatlesFan1964

2 Top Gun

The movie that taked the breath away for everybody - MatrixGuy

This movie is terrible. - BeatlesFan1964

3 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

4 Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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

One of the best movies ever.

5 9 1/2 Weeks
6 Stand By Me

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!

7 Blue Velvet
8 Cobra
9 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
10 Karate Kid II

The Contenders

11 The Fly
12 House
13 Peggy Sue Got Married
14 Flight of the Navigator

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


15 Jumpin' Jack Flash
16 The Great Mouse Detective
17 Wildcats
18 The Transformers: The Movie
19 Lucas
20 Half Moon Street
21 Crocodile Dundee
22 Raw Deal

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

23 Highlander

The music with queen was perfect

24 Space Camp
25 King Kong II
26 Pretty in Pink
27 Welcome to 18
28 Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives
29 Short Circuit
30 Sweet Liberty
31 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
32 The Sacrifice
33 Police Academy 3: Back in Training
34 Hoosiers
35 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.

36 Labyrinth
37 Manhunter
38 The Name of the Rose
39 Hannah and Her Sisters
40 Big Trouble In Little China
41 No Mercy
42 Black Moon Rising
43 Down by Law
44 Ruthless People
45 River's Edge
46 Mesmerized
47 Desert Bloom
48 About Last Night...
49 One Crazy Summer
50 Wisdom
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1. Flight of the Navigator
2. Karate Kid II
3. Space Camp
1. Aliens
2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
3. The Fly
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