List of American films of 1986

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A list of American films released in 1986.

Platoon won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Highest grossing films[edit]

  1. Top Gun
  2. Crocodile Dundee
  3. Platoon
  4. The Karate Kid Part II
  5. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  6. Back to School
  7. Aliens
  8. The Golden Child
  9. Ruthless People
  10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

A[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
3:15 Larry Gross Adam Baldwin, Jesse Aragon, Rene Auberjonois Crime drama
8 Million Ways to Die Hal Ashby Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Andy García Thriller, Crime script by Oliver Stone
9½ Weeks Adrian Lyne Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger Drama 3 Razzie nominations
52 Pick-Up John Frankenheimer Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, John Glover Thriller, Crime from Elmore Leonard novel
About Last Night... Edward Zwick Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins Romantic comedy from a David Mamet play
The Adventures of the American Rabbit Fred Wolf Barry Gordon Animated film
Aliens James Cameron Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser, Jenette Goldstein Science fiction sequel to Alien
Amazons Alejandro Sessa Penelope Reed, Joseph Whipp Science fiction
American Anthem Albert Magnoli Mitchell Gaylord, Janet Jones Drama aka Take It Easy
An American Tail Don Bluth voices of Phillip Glasser, Dom DeLuise Animation Amblin Entertainment
April Fool's Day Fred Walton Deborah Foreman, Jay Baker Horror
Armed and Dangerous Mark L. Lester John Candy, Eugene Levy, Meg Ryan Comedy Columbia Pictures
Armed Response Fred Olen Ray David Carradine, Lee Van Cleef, Mako Action
Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got Brigitte Berman Archive footage of Artie Shaw, Billie Holiday Documentary
As Is Michael Lindsay-Hogg Colleen Dewhurst, Robert Carradine Drama
At Close Range James Foley Christopher Walken, Sean Penn, Chris Penn, Mary Stuart Masterson Crime drama based on a true story
Avenging Force Sam Firstenberg Michael Dudikoff, Steve James Action

B-G[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Back to School Alan Metter Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Keith Gordon, Ned Beatty, Adrienne Barbeau, Burt Young, Robert Downey, Jr. Comedy Orion Pictures
Band of the Hand Paul Michael Glaser Stephen Lang, Lauren Holly, Leon Action 1st film directed by Glaser
Behind Enemy Lines Gideon Amir David Carradine, Mako Iwamatsu, Steve James Action
The Best of Times Roger Spottiswoode Robin Williams, Kurt Russell, Pamela Reed Comedy written by Ron Shelton
Big Trouble John Cassavetes Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo Comedy
Big Trouble in Little China John Carpenter Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Victor Wong Action 20th Century Fox
Black Moon Rising Harley Cokeliss Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton, Robert Vaughn Action written by John Carpenter
Blue City Michelle Manning Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Scott Wilson, David Caruso Drama 5 Razzie nominations
Blue Velvet David Lynch Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, Dennis Hopper Suspense Lynch Academy Award-nominated
The Boy Who Could Fly Nick Castle Bonnie Bedelia, Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Fred Savage Fantasy 20th Century Fox
Brighton Beach Memoirs Gene Saks Jonathan Silverman, Blythe Danner Comedy drama
Captain EO Francis Ford Coppola Michael Jackson Science fiction Only shown at Disney theme parks
Children of a Lesser God Randa Haines William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie Drama Academy Award for Matlin
Choke Canyon Charles Bail Stephen Collins, Bo Svenson, Lance Henriksen Science fiction
Chopping Mall Jim Wynorski Kelli Maroney, Barbara Crampton, Dick Miller Horror
The Clan of the Cave Bear Michael Chapman Daryl Hannah, Pamela Reed, James Remar Adventure from Jean M. Auel novel
Club Paradise Harold Ramis Robin Williams, Peter O'Toole, Rick Moranis Comedy 5 SCTV stars in cast
Cobra George P. Cosmatos Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen Action remade as Fair Game
The Color of Money Martin Scorsese Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, John Turturro, Helen Shaver, Forest Whitaker Drama sequel to The Hustler; Oscar for Newman
Combat Shock Buddy Giovinazzo Rick Giovinazzo, Veronica Stork Drama, War
Crawlspace David Schmoeller Klaus Kinski, Talia Balsam Thriller
Crimes of the Heart Bruce Beresford Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Tess Harper Black comedy from Beth Henley play
Critters Stephen Herek Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh Science fiction, Horror
Crossroads Walter Hill Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz Drama based on Robert Johnson
Dangerously Close Albert Pyun John Stockwell, Carey Lowell
Deadly Friend Wes Craven Kristy Swanson Horror
The Delta Force Menahem Golan Chuck Norris Action
Desert Bloom Eugene Corr Annabeth Gish, Jon Voight, Ellen Barkin Drama
Down and Out in Beverly Hills Paul Mazursky Nick Nolte, Richard Dreyfuss, Bette Midler, Elizabeth Peña Comedy based on a French play
Down by Law Jim Jarmusch Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Ellen Barkin Comedy filmed in black and white
Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam John R. Cherry III Jim Varney, Glenn Petach Comedy
Dream Lover Alan J. Pakula Kristy McNichol Thriller
Duet for One Andrei Konchalovsky Julie Andrews, Alan Bates Drama from Tom Kempinski play
Echo Park Robert Dornhelm Susan Dey, Tom Hulce, Cheech Marin Comedy
Equalizer 2000 Cirio Santiago Richard Norton, Robert Patrick Action film
Every Time We Say Goodbye Moshe Mizrahi Tom Hanks War drama filmed in Israel
Extremities Robert M. Young Farrah Fawcett, James Russo, Alfre Woodard, Diana Scarwid Suspense Based on off-Broadway play
Eye of the Tiger Richard C. Sarafian Gary Busey, Yaphet Kotto, Seymour Cassel Action film
F/X Robert Mandel Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff DeYoung Crime drama followed by F/X2
Ferris Bueller's Day Off John Hughes Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jennifer Grey, Jeffrey Jones, Cindy Pickett, Lyman Ward, Charlie Sheen Comedy Paramount
A Fine Mess Blake Edwards Ted Danson, Howie Mandel Comedy Columbia
Fire with Fire Duncan Gibbins Craig Sheffer, Virginia Madsen Romance
Firewalker J. Lee Thompson Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett, Jr. Action Cannon Films
Flight of the Navigator Randal Kleiser Veronica Cartwright, Joey Cramer, Sarah Jessica Parker Science fiction Walt Disney
The Fly David Cronenberg Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz Science fiction, Horror Remake of 1958 film
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives Tom McLoughlin C. J. Graham Horror, Slasher 5th Friday the 13th sequel
From Beyond Stuart Gordon Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ken Foree Science fiction, Horror
GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Ray Patterson Margot Kidder, Telly Savalas, Roddy McDowall Animation
The Golden Child Michael Ritchie Eddie Murphy, Charles Dance Comedy Paramount
Good to Go Blaine Novak Art Garfunkel, Robert DoQui, Harris Yulin Thriller
The Great Mouse Detective Ron Clements Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Vincent Price Animated film
A Great Wall Peter Wang Peter Wang, Kelvin Han Yee Comedy drama 1st co-production between U.S. and China
Gung Ho Ron Howard Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, George Wendt, Mimi Rogers Comedy

H-M[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Half Moon Street Bob Swaim Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine Thriller from Paul Theroux novel
Hamburger... The Motion Picture Mike Marvin Leigh McCloskey, Dick Butkus Comedy
Hannah and Her Sisters Woody Allen Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey, Dianne Wiest, Woody Allen, Michael Caine, Max von Sydow, Maureen O'Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Julie Kavner, Daniel Stern Comedy, Romance Oscars for Caine, Wiest
Haunted Honeymoon Gene Wilder Gilda Radner, Gene Wilder, Dom DeLuise Comedy Radner's final film
Heartbreak Ridge Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood, Mario van Peebles, Marsha Mason Drama, War filmed partly in Grenada
Heartburn Mike Nichols Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson Drama from Nora Ephron novel
Heat Dick Richards Burt Reynolds, Karen Young, Peter MacNicol Action film from William Goldman novel
Heathcliff: The Movie Bruno Bianchi Mel Blanc Animation
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer John McNaughton Michael Rooker, Tom Towles Crime
Highlander Russell Mulcahy Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Roxanne Hart, Clancy Brown Science fiction followed by several sequels
The Hitcher Robert Harmon Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh Thriller
Hoosiers David Anspaugh Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley Sports drama released in U.K. as Best Shot
House Steve Miner William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt Horror
Howard the Duck Willard Huyck Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins Science fiction comedy won 4 Razzie awards
Invaders from Mars Tobe Hooper Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman Science fiction remake of 1953 film
Iron Eagle Sidney J. Furie Louis Gossett, Jr., Jason Gedrick Action followed by 3 sequels
Jake Speed Andrew Lane Wayne Crawford, Dennis Christopher, Karen Kopins Action Comedy
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Richard Pryor Richard Pryor, Paula Kelly, Wings Hauser Drama only film directed by Pryor
Jumpin' Jack Flash Penny Marshall Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Collins, Jonathan Pryce, Annie Potts Comedy first film directed by Marshall
Just Between Friends Allan Burns Mary Tyler Moore, Christine Lahti, Ted Danson Drama Orion
The Karate Kid, Part II John G. Avildsen Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita Family drama sequel to The Karate Kid
King Kong Lives John Guillermin Linda Hamilton, Brian Kerwin Science fiction
Knights of the City Dominic Orlando Leon Isaac Kennedy, Nicholas Campbell, John Mengatti Action
Labyrinth Jim Henson David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly Science fiction final film directed by Henson
Legal Eagles Ivan Reitman Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy, Terence Stamp, Steven Hill Comedy Universal
Let's Get Harry Stuart Rosenberg Michael Schoeffling, Mark Harmon, Robert Duvall Comedy
Little Shop of Horrors Frank Oz Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin Musical comedy remake of 1960 film
Lucas David Seltzer Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen Comedy, drama
Luxo, Jr. John Lasseter Animated film 1st film from Pixar
The Manhattan Project Marshall Brickman John Lithgow, Christopher Collet, Cynthia Nixon Drama Gladden Entertainment
Manhunter Michael Mann William Petersen, Dennis Farina, Brian Cox, Joan Allen, Tom Noonan, Kim Greist, Stephen Lang Thriller based on novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
Maximum Overdrive Stephen King Emilio Estevez Thriller only film directed by King
The Men's Club Peter Medak Roy Scheider, Harvey Keitel, Frank Langella, Treat Williams Drama
Miracles Jim Kouf Teri Garr, Paul Rodriguez, Christopher Lloyd, Tom Conti Comedy
The Mission Roland Joffé Jeremy Irons, Robert De Niro Drama 7 Oscar nominations
Modern Girls Jerry Kramer Virginia Madsen, Cynthia Gibb, Daphne Zuniga Comedy
The Money Pit Richard Benjamin Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton, Joe Mantegna, Yakov Smirnoff Comedy based on Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Monster in the Closet Bob Dahlin Paul Dooley, Claude Akins, Stella Stevens, Howard Duff Comedy horror
The Morning After Sidney Lumet Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raúl Juliá Mystery Academy Award nomination for Fonda
The Mosquito Coast Peter Weir Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix Drama from Paul Theroux novel
Murphy's Law J. Lee Thompson Charles Bronson, Kathleen Wilhoite, Carrie Snodgress Action Cannon Films
My Chauffeur David Beaird Deborah Foreman, Sam J. Jones, Penn & Teller Comedy Crown International
My Little Girl Connie Kaiserman Mary Stuart Masterson, James Earl Jones, Geraldine Chaplin Drama
My Little Pony: The Movie Michael Joens Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Madeline Kahn Animated film

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
'night, Mother Tom Moore Sissy Spacek, Anne Bancroft Drama from Marsha Norman play
Night of the Creeps Fred Dekker Jason Lively, Tom Atkins Comedy, Horror
No Mercy Richard Pearce Richard Gere, Kim Basinger Crime drama TriStar
No Retreat, No Surrender Corey Yuen Jean-Claude Van Damme Action
Nobody's Fool Evelyn Purcell Rosanna Arquette, Eric Roberts Comedy written by Beth Henley
Nomads John McTiernan Pierce Brosnan Horror
Nothing in Common Gary Marshall Tom Hanks, Jackie Gleason, Eva Marie Saint Drama Gleason's final film
Off Beat Michael Dinner Judge Reinhold, Meg Tilly Comedy
On the Edge Rob Nilsson Bruce Dern, Pam Grier Drama
One Crazy Summer Savage Steve Holland John Cusack, Bobcat Goldthwait, Demi Moore Comedy Warner Bros.
One More Saturday Night Dennis Klein Tom Davis, Al Franken, Moira Harris Comedy
Out of Bounds Richard Tuggle Anthony Michael Hall, Jenny Wright, Jeff Kober Action
Parting Glances Bill Sherwood Steve Buscemi Drama
The Patriot Frank Harris Gregg Henry, Simone Griffeth, Michael J. Pollard Action
Peggy Sue Got Married Francis Ford Coppola Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Catherine Hicks, Joan Allen Comedy 3 Academy Award nominations
Pirates Roman Polanski Walter Matthau Action filmed in France, Tunisia
Platoon Oliver Stone Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen War Oscar for Best Picture
Playing for Keeps Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein Daniel Jordano, Matthew Penn
Police Academy 3: Back in Training Jerry Paris Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, Leslie Easterbrook Comedy 2nd Police Academy sequel
Poltergeist II: The Other Side Brian Gibson JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson Science fiction sequel to Poltergeist
Power Sidney Lumet Richard Gere, Julie Christie, Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Kate Capshaw, Beatrice Straight, E. G. Marshall Drama 20th Century Fox
Pretty in Pink Howard Deutch Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts, James Spader Drama Paramount
Psycho III Anthony Perkins Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey Horror 2nd sequel to Psycho
Quicksilver Thomas Donnelly Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Paul Rodriguez Drama Columbia
Quiet Cool Clay Borris James Remar, Daphne Ashbrook, Nick Cassavetes Action
Rad Hal Needham Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin, Talia Shire Family
Ratboy Sondra Locke Sharon Baird, Sondra Locke Drama
Raw Deal John Irvin Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold Action De Laurentiis Entertainment
Red Headed Stranger William D. Wittliff Willie Nelson, Morgan Fairchild Western
River's Edge Tim Hunter Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye Leitch, Daniel Roebuck, Dennis Hopper Drama won Best Picture from Independent Spirit Awards
Robotech: The Movie Noboru Ishiguro, Carl Macek Animation
Round Midnight Bertrand Tavernier Dexter Gordon Drama, music Academy Award for Best Score
Running Scared Peter Hyams Billy Crystal, Gregory Hines, Jimmy Smits Action
Ruthless People Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater, Anita Morris, Bill Pullman Comedy Pullman's first film
Salvador Oliver Stone James Woods, James Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage War drama 2 Academy Award nominations
Saving Grace Robert M. Young Tom Conti, Fernando Rey, Erland Josephson Comedy drama
Scorpion William Riead Tonny Tulleners, Don Murray Action
Seize the Day Fielder Cook Robin Williams, Jerry Stiller, Joseph Wiseman Drama
Shanghai Surprise Jim Goddard Sean Penn, Madonna Comedy Razzie for Madonna
She's Gotta Have It Spike Lee Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Comedy, Drama Lee's first film
Sherman's March Ross McElwee Documentary Sundance award winner
Short Circuit John Badham Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens Comedy, Science fiction followed by Short Circuit 2
Solarbabies Alan Johnson Jason Patric, Jami Gertz, Lukas Haas Science fiction
Something Wild Jonathan Demme Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta Thriller 3 Golden Globe nominations
Soul Man Steve Miner C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, James Earl Jones Comedy
SpaceCamp Harry Winer Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Larry B. Scott Science fiction 20th Century Fox
Stand by Me Rob Reiner Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, Kiefer Sutherland Drama story by Stephen King
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Leonard Nimoy William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Catherine Hicks Science fiction preceded by Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Stoogemania Chuck Workman Josh Mostel, Melanie Chartoff, Sid Caesar Comedy
Streets of Gold Joe Roth Klaus Maria Brandauer, Adrian Pasdar, Wesley Snipes Action
Sweet Liberty Alan Alda Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lise Hilboldt Comedy Universal

T-Z[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Tai-Pan Daryl Duke Bryan Brown, Joan Chen, Tim Guinee Adventure
TerrorVision Ted Nicolaou Chad Allen, Diane Franklin Comedy horror
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Tobe Hooper Dennis Hopper Horror sequel
That's Life! Blake Edwards Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Sally Kellerman Drama 3 Golden Globe nominations
¡Three Amigos! John Landis Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short Comedy songs by Randy Newman
Top Gun Tony Scott Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, Tim Robbins Action 5 Academy Award nominations; top-grossing 1986 U.S. film
Touch and Go Robert Mandel Michael Keaton, María Conchita Alonso Comedy
Tough Guys Jeff Kanew Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Eli Wallach, Dana Carvey Comedy last Lancaster-Douglas pairing
Transformers The Movie Nelson Shin Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, Orson Welles, Eric Idle, Chris Latta, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Neil Ross, Michael Bell, Paul Eiding Science fiction music by Vince Dicola
Trick or Treat Charles Martin Smith Marc Price, Gene Simmons, Ozzy Osbourne Horror
Troll John Carl Buechler June Lockhart Science fiction
True Stories David Byrne David Byrne, John Goodman, Swoosie Kurtz Drama
Under the Cherry Moon Prince Prince, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jerome Benton, Francesca Annis Drama won 5 Razzie awards
Vamp Richard Wenk Grace Jones Science fiction
Vampires Len Anthony John Bly, Jackie James, Duane Jones Horror
Violets Are Blue Jack Fisk Sissy Spacek, Kevin Kline, Bonnie Bedelia Romance
Wildcats Michael Ritchie Goldie Hawn, Swoosie Kurtz, Nipsey Russell, Robyn Lively Comedy Warner Bros.
Wisdom Emilio Estevez Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright Crime drama 20th Century Fox
Wise Guys Brian De Palma Danny DeVito, Joe Piscopo, Harvey Keitel, Dan Hedaya Comedy MGM
Witchboard Kevin Tenney Tawny Kitaen, Stephen Nichols Horror
Working Girls Lizzie Borden Docudrama
The Wraith Mike Marvin Charlie Sheen, Sherilyn Fenn, Nick Cassavetes, Randy Quaid Science fiction
Youngblood Peter Markle Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Cynthia Gibb, Keanu Reeves Drama United Artists

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