Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the sole survivor of a mining company ship that was attacked by a vicious, parasitic Alien. When she gives her story to the company executives, they dismiss her claims and tell her that the Alien planet has been colonized while she was adrift in space. But, when all communication with the colonists is cut off, Ripley is asked to return to the planet in order to terminate the Aliens once and for all. She is joined by a squadron of marines, an android (Lance Henriksen) and a shifty corporate lawyer (Paul Reiser) with a mission of his own. Directed by James Cameron. With Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton and Carrie Henn. Categories: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1986.
1986 in Aliens
After finding a severed human ear in a field, Jeffrey Beaumont begins an investigation into a small-town murder mystery. With the help of a police detective’s daughter (Laura Dern), Jeffrey tracks down a beautiful nightclub singer (Isabella Rossellini) and a psychopathic kidnapper (Dennis Hopper), and learns that his quiet suburb has a seedy underworld that he never knew existed. Directed by David Lynch. Categories: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 1986.
1986 in Blue Velvet
Cobra (Sylvester Stallone) is a hard-nosed cop on the trail of an insane serial murderer. Armed and angry, this renegade is willing to do whatever it takes to stop the killer from claiming another victim. Directed by George P. Cosmatos. With Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni and Andrew Robinson. Categories: Action, Crime. Year: 1986.
1986 in Cobra
Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), a slick, unmotivated high school student, uses an elaborate scheme to convince his parents (Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward) that he is too sick to go to class. During his free-wheeling day off, Ferris cons his best friend, Cameron (Alan Ruck), into taking his father's beloved Ferrari out for a joyride and execute a plan to get Sloane (Mia Sara), Ferris's girlfriend, out of school. When Principal Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) begins to suspect that Ferris is on the loose, he goes on an all-out search to hunt him down and expose his phony illness. Directed by John Hughes. With Ben Stein, Jennifer Grey and Edie McClurg. Categories: Comedy, Cult Classics. Year: 1986.
1986 in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), a brilliant scientist, develops a machine that molecularly transports objects from one point to another in seconds. But, during a trial run, he inadvertently combines his DNA with that of a fly. Investigative journalist Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) documents Brundle's transformation as he searches for a cure. Directed by: David Cronenberg. With John Getz. Categories: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 1986.
1986 in The Fly
Following his win at the All-Valley Karate Tournament, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) accompanies his teacher and friend, Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita), as he travels to Okinawa to visit his dying father and confront a bitter old rival. Once in Japan, Daniel again finds that having feelings for a beautiful girl often leads to trouble. This time, the fight is for real and Daniel-san will have to prove that he has what it takes when honor is on the line. Directed by John G. Avildsen. With Martin Kove, Danny Kamekona, Tamlyn Tomita, Nobu McCarthy and Yuji Okumoto. Categories: Action, Family, Romance, Sports. Year: 1986.
1986 in The Karate Kid, Part II
Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is a typical 15-year-old, who wishes that her young stepbrother, Toby (Toby Froud), would just disappear. Stuck babysitting Toby yet again, Sarah playfully calls out for the assistance of the sinister Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie). When Jareth appears, he transports Toby to his magical castle in the middle of a terrifying maze. To prevent her brother from being transformed into a goblin, Sarah must navigate her way through the maze before midnight. Directed by Jim Henson. With Shelley Thompson, Christopher Malcolm and Natalie Finland. Categories: Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical. Year: 1986.
1986 in Labyrinth
A young recruit (Charlie Sheen) in Vietnam faces mental and moral anguish as he struggles to save his own life while dealing with the horrors of battle. Following his platoon as it fights and dies in the jungle, the crisis comes to a head when a village is massacred, causing a breakdown among the ranks that threatens all of their lives. Directed by Oliver Stone. With Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker, Tom Berenger, John C. McGinley and Kevin Dillon and Johnny Depp. Categories: Action, Drama, War. Year: 1986.
1986 in Platoon
Following the death of an old childhood friend, a writer (Richard Dreyfuss) remembers back to when he (Wil Wheaton), the boy (River Phoenix) and two other friends (Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell) set off on an adventure to find the missing body of a boy killed by a train. While the boys travel down the tracks, telling stories and bonding through their shared experience, a group of older boys (including Kiefer Sutherland) set off to find the body for themselves. Directed by Rob Reiner. With John Cusack. Categories: Adventure, Drama. Year: 1986.
1986 in Stand by Me
When a Mexican villiage is terrorized by a villainous bandit and his gang of outlaws, the townspeople call upon the greatest heroes they know: Dusty Bottoms (Chevy Chase), Lucky Day (Steve Martin) and Ned Nederlander (Martin Short). The only problem is that these would-be gunmen are actually three out of work silent movie actors who think they are traveling south of the border to star in a new film. When the danger they face turns out to be real, these wise cracking pals have to dig deep and become the heroes they were meant to be. Directed by John Landis. With Jon Lovitz. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Western. Year: 1986.
1986 in Three Amigos!