1986 August Movies

Stand By Me (1986)

Stand By Me

    • R
    • 89 min
    • Adventure

    Based on Stephen King's Short story "The Body", "Stand By Me" tells the tale of Gordie Lachance, a writer who looks back on his preteen days when he and three close friends went on their own adventure to find the body of a kid their age who had gone missing and presumed dead. The stakes are upped when the bad kids in town are closely tailing - and it becomes a race to see who'll be able to recover the body first.

    Howard the Duck (1986)

    Howard the Duck

    • 15%
    • PG
    • 110 min
    • Action

    A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to his planet. But then a much less friendly being arrives through the beam...

    Blue Velvet (1986)

    Blue Velvet

    • 92%
    • R
    • 120 min
    • Crime

    Blue Velvet is a thriller from David Lynch that depicts the contrariness of two worlds that Jeffery is a part of - and torn apart from. The film is very ambivalent in the style that Lynch fans have come to love.

    The Fly (1986)

    The Fly

    • 91%
    • R
    • 96 min
    • Horror

    In David Cronenberg's remake of the 1958 classic, Jeff Goldblum plays Seth Brundle, a young scientist on the verge of creating "TelePods," a machine that teleports a person from one TelePod to another. He is also falling in love with Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis), a reporter helping him with, what they think is, the "story of the year." But the only problem is, the TelePods won't transport matter, and when they do, what happens isn't a pretty sight. After Seth irons all the bugs out of the...

    Shanghai Surprise (1986)

    Shanghai Surprise

    • 14%
    • PG-13
    • 97 min
    • Adventure

    Glendon Wasey is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock is a missionary nurse seeking the curing powers of opium for her patients. Fate sets them on a hectic, exotic, and even romantic quest for stolen drugs. But they are up against every thug and smuggler in Shangai.

    Manhunter (1986)

    Manhunter

    • 94%
    • R
    • 119 min
    • Crime

    A psychopathic serial killer is on the lose, killing a family each full moon and the police and FBI are clueless. Therefore they ask Will Graham, the FBI agent who captured Doctor Hannibal Lecktor, to look into the case. Will Graham has been out of the game for a while, so he visits Dr. Lecktor in prison to get into the thought patterns of a psychopathic again. See also Silence of the Lambs, The which follows the same plot.

    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

      • NONE
      • 86 min
      • Horror

      Tommy goes to a graveyard to get rid of Jason's body, but he accidentally brings him back to life. Jason wants revenge! Tommy must defeat Jason once and for all!

      River's Edge (1986)

      River's Edge

      • 87%
      • R
      • 99 min
      • Crime

      A high school slacker kills his girlfriend and shows off her dead body to their friends. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.

      Castle in the Sky (1986)

      Castle in the Sky

      • 95%
      • PG
      • 124 min
      • Animation

      The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the mythical sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, she makes her way to the ruins of the once-great civilization. Sheeta and Pazu must outwit the evil Muska, who plans to use Laputa's science to make himself ruler of the world.

      One Crazy Summer (1986)

      One Crazy Summer

      • 60%
      • PG
      • 93 min
      • Comedy

      An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.

      The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

      The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

      • 45%
      • X
      • 89 min
      • Comedy

      Young DJ Vantia Block is hosting a music show when two renegade hoodlums phone her and start making trouble. The situation changes rapidly as the kids drive to a passageway and get sawed to pieces by Leatherface while the shocked DJ listens the kids' screams. Local sheriff approaches Block and convinces her to play the recording made from the phone call on radio, hoping that the killers would show up.

      The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

      The Transformers: The Movie

        • PG
        • 84 min
        • Animation

        It is the year 2005. The war between The Autobots and Decepticons has escalated all the way to Cybertron, which the Decepticons have reclaimed. The Autobots, without Optimus Prime after a conflict on Earth takes his life, must now face a destiny they know nothing of. Megatron and a group of forsaken Decepticons have been reformed by the ultimate transformer, a planet consuming demon known as Unicron into even deadlier warriors. Now Galvatron, Scourge and Cyclonus must destroy The Autobot Matrix...

        She's Gotta Have It (1986)

        She's Gotta Have It

          • 84 min
          • Comedy

          The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit solely to them; Nola resists being "owned" by a single partner.

          Night of the Creeps (1986)

          Night of the Creeps

          • 69%
          • NONE
          • 88 min
          • Comedy

          In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that transform their hosts into killer zombies.

          Thrashin' (1986)

          Thrashin'

            • PG-13
            • 93 min
            • Action

            Two skateboarding gangs battle each other for supremacy, and a member of one gang falls in love with the sister of his rival.

            The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

            The Boy Who Could Fly

            • 71%
            • PG
            • 114 min
            • Drama

            Milly and Louis, and their recently-widowed mom, Charlene, move to a new neighborhood. Once there, they all deal with a variety of personal problems, but Milly finds a friend in Eric, her autistic next door neighbor. Eric has a fascination with flight, and as the story progresses, he exerts an enthralling force of change on all those around him.

            Caravaggio (1986)

            Caravaggio

              • NR
              • 93 min
              • Biography

              Derek Jarman's CARAVAGGIO is a biography of painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the enfant terrible of the Italian Renaissance. Told in flashback as the dying artist recalls his short life, the story follows Caravaggio (Nigel Terry) through his childhood, his initial artistic failures, his later successes as he attracts the attention of a sympathetic cardinal, and his destructive relationship with a handsome gambler.

              A Better Tomorrow (1986)

              A Better Tomorrow

                • R
                • 95 min
                • Action

                A death-hardened cop battles the Hong Kong underworld, including his own brother who joins the bad guys. This progenitor of Woo's "heroic violence" films introduces the theme of loyalties between men shattered by a violent world that forces them apart. Only through sacrifice can honor be attained.

                Long xiong hu di (1986)

                Long xiong hu di

                  • R
                  • 88 min
                  • Action

                  When a fortune hunter's ex-girlfriend is kidnapped by an evil cult, her fiancee enlists his help in finding and delivering the ransom--the priceless and powerful Armour of the Gods. With the help of a sexy woman and a wacky sidekick, the adventure begins.

                  A Fine Mess (1986)

                  A Fine Mess

                    • PG
                    • 90 min
                    • Action

                    Two friends an actor and a chef discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But also have to deal with the two men who fixed it who are trying to silence them. And there's also the mob boss whom the two guys work for who planned the fixing thing whose wife is having an affair with the actor.