1986 Drama Movies

Top Gun (1986)

Top Gun

  • 55%
  • PG
  • 110 min
  • Action

Maverick is a reckless ace fighter pilot, living with the ghosts of his famous aviator father and his own penchant for hijinks. Along with his best friend and navigator, Goose, Maverick attends the Navy's elite air combat academy where the two work together to compete for the title of Top Gun against the best of the best Naval aviators.

Breaking rules and convention is his specialty and, true to form, Maverick falls in love with a civilian instructor at the academy. When his best friend,...

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.

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    • 81%
    • PG-13
    • 103 min
    • Comedy

    Ferris is a street-wise kid who knows all the tricks. Today he decides to take the day off school. When Ferris takes the day off, so must his best friends, Cameron and Sloane. Cameron is reluctantly persuaded to borrow his father's Ferrari (which is never used). And together they hatch a plan to get Sloane out of class. Suspicious principal Ed Rooney knows all about Ferris, but can never catch him. Ferris' sister Jeanie is also frustrated that Ferris always gets away with his tricks and she...

    Platoon (1986)

    Platoon

    • 88%
    • R
    • 120 min
    • Action

    A gritty and emotional look at the lives of a platoon of American soldiers as they patrol, fight and die in the jungles of Vietnam as seen through the perspective of a young recruit. Two veteran sergeants clash when one of them precipitates a massacre of villagers.

    Pretty in Pink (1986)

    Pretty in Pink

    • 81%
    • PG-13
    • 96 min
    • Comedy

    Young Andie is one of the not-so-popular girls in high school. She usually hangs out with her friends Iona or Duckie. Duckie has always had a crush on her, but now she has met a new guy from school, Blane. He's one of the rich and popular guys but can the two worlds meet?

    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.

    Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

    Nine 1/2 Weeks

      • R
      • 112 min
      • Drama

      An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.

      Der Name der Rose (1986)

      Der Name der Rose

        • R
        • 130 min
        • Drama

        The Franciscan friar William of Baskerville and his young apprentice investigate a series of mysterious deaths in a medieval abbey.

        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.

        The Mission (1986)

        The Mission

        • 65%
        • PG
        • 125 min
        • Adventure

        Jeremy Irons plays a Spanish Jesuit who goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region. Robert DeNiro plays a slave hunter who is converted and joins Irons in his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have built against the Portugese aggressors.

        An American Tail (1986)

        An American Tail

        • 68%
        • G
        • 80 min
        • Animation

        Fievel is a young Russian mouse separated from his parents on the way to America, a land they think is without cats. When he arrives alone in the New World, he keeps up hope, searching for his family, making new friends, and running and dodging the cats he thought he'd be rid off.

        At Close Range (1986)

        At Close Range

        • 86%
        • R
        • 111 min
        • Crime

        Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... and ultimately, murder.

        The Color of Money (1986)

        The Color of Money

        • 90%
        • R
        • 119 min
        • Drama

        Pool hustler Fast Eddie Felson finds the young, promising pool player Vincent in a local bar and he sees in him a younger version of himself. To try and make it as in the old days, Eddie offers to teach Vincent how to be a hustler. After some hesitations Vincent accepts and Eddie takes him and Vincent's girlfriend Carmen on a tour through the country to work the pool halls. However, Vincent's tendency to show off his talent and by doing so warning off the players and losing money, soon leads to...

        Sid and Nancy (1986)

        Sid and Nancy

          • R
          • 112 min
          • Biography

          A lacerating love story, 'Sid & Nancy' chronicles the brief, intense attachment of two of punk's most notorious poster children, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.

          Lucas (1986)

          Lucas

          • 69%
          • PG-13
          • 100 min
          • Comedy

          A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.

          Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

          Heartbreak Ridge

          • 83%
          • R
          • 130 min
          • Action

          1983. Tom Highway is a well-decorated career military man in the United States Marine Corps, he who has seen action in Korea and Vietnam. His current rank is Gunnery Sergeant. His experiences have led him to become an opinionated, no nonsense man, who is prone to bursts of violence, especially when he's drunk, if the situation does not suit him, regardless of the specifics or people involved. Because of these actions, he has spent his fair share of overnighters behind bars. Close to retirement,...

          RAD (1986)

          RAD

            • PG
            • 91 min
            • Drama

            A talented BMX rider has to make a choice between competing in a race and taking his college entrance exams. For BMX racing enthusiasts only.

            Youngblood (1986)

            Youngblood

            • 33%
            • R
            • 110 min
            • Drama

            A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship with the coach's daughter.

            Offret (1986)

            Offret

              • PG
              • 142 min
              • Drama

              Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.

              Hoosiers (1986)

              Hoosiers

                • PG
                • 114 min
                • Drama

                High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.