1986 January Movies (By Title)

'38 (1986)

'38

    • Unrated
    • 97 min
    • Drama

    The film presents the political events surrounding the Anschluss in March of 1938 through the lives of Carola Hell, a popular young actress at the prestigious Theater in der Josefstadt, and Martin Hofmann, the Jewish journalist she plans to marry. When we encounter the couple in the lovely springtime weather their future is full of promise. They are determined to stay clear of politics. Yet in the climate of the time, nobody of her prominence or his religion can remain apolitical. Although...

    A Judgment in Stone (1986)

    A Judgment in Stone

      • R
      • 102 min
      • Horror

      An English woman, psychotic and sexually repressed, murders her sadistic father, then moves to America. She soon secures a job as a maid for a wealthy family. Soon her severe psychosis and her attempts to keep her sexuality from asserting itself combine to cause trouble for all concerned. Written by [email protected]

      Abducted (1986)

      Abducted

        • PG
        • 90 min
        • Drama

        Dan Haggerty, TV's Grizzly Adams, has a more complex role than usual in Abducted. Haggerty plays the father of a mixed-up mountain boy (Lawrence King-Phillips) who has kidnapped a pretty college student (Roberta Weiss). Though Haggerty tries to explain why his sons behaves the way he does, the girl would just as soon dispense with the backstory and make her escape. But the son has no intention of freeing his captive, thereby setting the stage for a final showdown with his own father.

        Absolute Beginners (1986)

        Absolute Beginners

        • 86%
        • PG-13
        • 108 min
        • Drama

        A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion world. So Colin gets involved with a pop promoter and tries to crack the big time. Meanwhile, racial tension is brewing in Colin's Notting Hill housing estate...

        Aladdin (1986)

        Aladdin

          • PG
          • 95 min
          • Adventure

          Updating of the old "Aladdin" Arabian Nights tale, as a teenager in modern-day Miami finds a magic lantern and out pops a genie, who's been asleep for 200 years and in his gratitude grants the boy several wishes.

          Alex Is Lovesick (1986)

          Alex Is Lovesick

            • Unrated
            • 88 min
            • Comedy

            The movie is a romantic comedy which takes place in Israel during the Austerity period of the 1950s. The movie's hero is Alex, a 13 year old boy who is about to attend his Bar Mitzvah. Alex has a typical Polish mother and father that suffers quietly. On account of the difficult economic situation they are compelled to share their apartment with a Persian tenant named Faruk that tries to fight his baldness by means of different creams. Alex falls in love with the new girl in his...

            And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986)

            And the Pursuit of Happiness

              • Unrated
              • 80 min
              • Documentary

              After acknowledging his own immigrant background, Malle, tries to present the range of immigrant experiences in the US during the 1980's. In an attempt to be comprehensive, the film includes interviews with migrant workers and illegal entrants along the Mexican border, conversations with an enterprising Indian motel owner, coverage of industrious African and Asian families in the cities, an extensive interview with the first Costa Rican astronaut, visits with Cuban exiles in Miami,...

              Bad Girls Dormitory (1986)

              Bad Girls Dormitory

                • NONE
                • 95 min
                • Action

                Inmates at a women's prison run by a corrupt warden and her gang of sadistic guards plan a breakout.

                Bad Girls in Movies (1986)

                Bad Girls in Movies

                  • 56 min
                  • Documentary

                  No overview found.

                  Black Moon Rising (1986)

                  Black Moon Rising

                  • 30%
                  • R
                  • 100 min
                  • Action

                  Working for the US Government to retrieve a cassette with vital information, Sam Quint, a former CIA agent (Jones), runs into Marvin Ringer (Lee Ving), another hitman he replaced, who is after the same cassette. In a desperate attempt to evade Ringer and get the tape back to a government official (played by Bubba Smith), Quint hides the cassette in a 300-MPH prototype vehicle, the Black Moon, which is on a transporter destined for a public presentation in Los Angeles. Before Quint can recover...

                  Blood Ties (1986)

                  Blood Ties

                    • Unrated
                    • 90 min
                    • Crime

                    An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.

                    Bolek i Lolek na Dzikim Zachodzie (1986)

                    Bolek i Lolek na Dzikim Zachodzie

                      • Unrated
                      • 95 min
                      • Animation
                      Breeders (1986)

                      Breeders

                        • R
                        • 77 min
                        • Horror

                        The Manhattan General Hospital has admitted a string of young women who have been raped by something otherworldly. The perpetrator only attacks women who are virgins. Dr. Pace and Detective Andriotti work together to try and isolate the strange organic material found on the victims, and to try and locate the fiend. Soon the victims begin arising in a trance and leaving the hospital by an underground passage where their fate awaits them.

                        Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown (1986)

                        Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown

                          • Unrated
                          • 4 min
                          • Animation

                          The Great Pumpkin puts a bounty on Charlie Brown's head, and as a consequence, the rest of the Peanuts Gang proceed to kill Charlie Brown in various ways (from Lucy having Charlie Brown kick an explosive football, to Linus strangling him with his blanket, to Snoopy chomping off his arm which held a Peppermint Patty candy), until finally, a Rambo/Schwarzenegger-like Charlie Brown goes postal and mass chaos ensues! Written by John Cassidy <[email protected]>

                          Captain EO (1986)

                          Captain EO

                            • NONE
                            • 17 min
                            • Musical

                            The movie tells the story of Captain EO and the ragtag crew of his spaceship on a mission to deliver a gift to a wicked alien queen, the Supreme Leader, on her home world of rotting, twisted metal and steaming vents. Captain EO's alien crew consists of his small flying sidekick Fuzzbucket, the double-headed navigator and pilot Idee and Odee, robotic security officer Major Domo, a small robot Minor Domo (who fits like a module into Major Domo), and the clumsy elephant-like shipmate Hooter who...

                            Desert Bloom (1986)

                            Desert Bloom

                              • 105 min
                              • Drama

                              The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic step-father. Her memories of Robin, her first-love, are much happier and she also recalls her colorful Aunt Starr -- who's visit is fun but also detrimental to her family's health. The setting of 1950s Las Vegas' bomb testing is increasingly significant to the development of the story.

                              Doing Life (1986)

                              Doing Life

                                • PG-13
                                • 100 min
                                • Biography

                                Tony Danza stars in this prison drama about Jerome "Jerry" Rosenburg, a self-professed "jailhouse lawyer" who defends himself against the homicide charge that has put him on death row. This tense movie, made in Canada, has the feel of a biographical documentary.

                                Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

                                Down and Out in Beverly Hills

                                • 84%
                                • R
                                • 103 min
                                • Comedy

                                Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is confused about his sexuality and their daughter is suffering from eating disorders. While they are celebrating thanksgiving having plenty of food, street tramp Jerry is hungry, homeless, sleeping rough and has lost his dog. Jerry decides to end his life...

                                Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1986)

                                Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

                                  • Unrated
                                  • 50 min
                                  • Animation

                                  A good doctor named Jekyll attempts to rid humanity of all evil while accidentally creating Mr. Hyde, an evil murderer.

                                  - Written by

                                  Joey Nelson III

                                  Eliminators (1986)

                                  Eliminators

                                    • PG
                                    • 96 min
                                    • Action

                                    A former pilot rebels against his creator, teaming up with the scientist responsible for android technology, her pet robot Spot, a rough-and-tumble riverboat guide, and a martial arts warrior.