Temporal Top Ten – 1986




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Number of movies seen from this year – 124
Number of movies reviewed – 111 (including 13 Encore Reviews)

Being that I was only 12 in 1986, only 5 of these movies were seen in the theater, the other 5 (#8, #5, #4, #2 and #1) were seen on cable or video in the few years afterwards.

I had a lot of trouble deciding between #1 and #2, so I truly believe that it’s close to a virtual tie between the two but my #1 is more powerful overall so it wins by a (very small) nose.

You will notice that only 1 Oscar Best Picture nominee appears on this list and that’s because I really found the other 3 that I’ve seen to not be as good as my other 9 choices.  The final BP nominee “A Room With a View” is still on my watchlist, so as of now, I can’t say whether it deserves to be on this list or not.

My Top Ten


10. Brighton Beach Memoirs

3 amigos

9. Three Amigosrunning scared

8. Running Scared

star trek

7. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

top gun

6. Top Gun


5. Hoosiers


4. Aliens


3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Offplatoon2. Platoon

stand by me

1. Stand By Me


Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 1986

  1. 8 Million Ways to Die
  2. 9½ Weeks
  3. 52 Pick-Up
  4. About Last Night…
  5. The Adventures of Milo and Otis
  6. Aliens    Encore Review
  7. American Anthem
  8. An American Tail
  9. Armed and Dangerous
  10. As Summers Die
  11. At Close Range
  12. Avenging Force
  13. Back to School
  14. Band of the Hand
  15. The Best of Times
  16. Big Easy, The
  17. Big Trouble in Little China
  18. Black Moon Rising
  19. Blue City
  20. Blue Velvet
  21. The Boy Who Could Fly
  22. Brighton Beach Memoirs
  23. Children of a Lesser God
  24. Choke Canyon a.k.a. On Dangerous Ground
  25. Clan of the Cave Bear, The
  26. Club Paradise
  27. Cobra
  28. The Color of Money
  29. Crimes of the Heart
  30. “Crocodile” Dundee
  31. The Delta Force
  32. Desert Bloom
  33. Down and Out in Beverly Hills
  34. Every Time We Say Goodbye
  35. F/X
  36. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off       Encore Review
  37. Firewalker
  38. Flight of the Navigator
  39. The Fly
  40. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
  41. The Golden Child
  42. Gothic
  43. The Great Mouse Detective
  44. Gung Ho
  45. Hamburger… The Motion Picture
  46. Hannah and Her Sisters
  47. Haunted Honeymoon
  48. Heartbreak Ridge
  49. Heartburn
  50. Heat
  51. Highlander
  52. Hitcher, The
  53. Hoosiers
  54. Howard the Duck
  55. Iron Eagle
  56. Jake Speed
  57. Jean de Florette
  58. Jo Jo Dancer
  59. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  60. Just Between Friends
  61. The Karate Kid, Part II
  62. Labyrinth
  63. Laputa: Castle in the Sky
  64. Legal Eagles
  65. Let’s Get Harry
  66. Little Shop of Horrors
  67. Lucas
  68. The Manhattan Project
  69. Manhunter
  70. Manon of the Spring
  71. Maximum Overdrive
  72. Meatballs III: Summer Job
  73. The Mission
  74. Modern Girls
  75. Mona Lisa
  76. The Money Pit
  77. The Morning After
  78. The Mosquito Coast
  79. Murphy’s Law
  80. The Name of the Rose
  81. ‘night, Mother
  82. Night of the Creeps
  83. No Mercy
  84. Nothing in Common
  85. One Crazy Summer
  86. Opposing Force
  87. Out of Bounds
  88. Peggy Sue Got Married
  89. Platoon                                   Encore Review       Encore Review 2
  90. Police Academy 3: Back in Training
  91. Poltergeist II: The Other Side
  92. Power
  93. Pretty in Pink
  94. Quicksilver
  95. Raw Deal
  96. Robin Williams: A Night at the Met
  97. The River’s Edge
  98. Running Scared
  99. Ruthless People
  100. Salvador
  101. Shanghai Surprise
  102. She’s Gotta Have It
  103. Short Circuit
  104. Shtei Etzbaot Mi’Tzidon (aka Ricochets)
  105. Sid and Nancy
  106. Solarbabies
  107. Something Wild
  108. Soul Man
  109. SpaceCamp
  110. Stand by Me      Encore Review     Encore Review 2   Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4  Encore Review 5 6 7
  111. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home  Encore Review
  112. Stewardess School
  113. Streets of Gold
  114. Sweet Liberty
  115. Sword of Gideon
  116. That’s Life!
  117. ¡Three Amigos!
  118. Top Gun   Encore Review
  119. Tough Guys
  120. The Transformers: The Movie
  121. Wildcats
  122. Wisdom
  123. The Wraith
  124. Youngblood


11 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 1986

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  2. Great list! Seeing as you chose 3 movies out of possibly the 10 movies in change that I saw from 1986 😉 Well, to be fair, I was born that year….so umm, I’m still working on it 😉 Love me some Goonies and Aliens. Plus, Maximum Overdrive is one of my guilty pleasures..haha!

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  3. Here I have seen very few on the list, so I haven’t much to say. I like Stand by Me quite a bit. Aliens, too.

    I’ll focus my comments on A Room With a View; I recognize the skill it took to make it. But the film is far too dry, the characters far to “meh” and the pace too slow for my blood. I wouldn’t have it on this list.

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    • Good to know that I haven’t missed out on a lot by having not seen it yet. It wasn’t high on my watchlist regardless and u just helped drop it down a notch or two.

      Uve never seen Platoon????


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