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Added by the giraffe on 11 Nov 2010 03:56
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Best movies of 1986

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Aliens (1986) (1986)


People often claim that this film is an improvement over Alien, but I don't believe that's necessarily true. Even though they're part of the same series, Alien is a horror film, while Aliens is a sci-fi/action-adventure film. They're different animals, both equally great representations of their respective genres.

When I first saw Aliens at home in late '86, it was my introduction to the series and so I tend to prefer it to its predecessor. One of the best things about the film is it stands on its own...you don't have to see the first to enjoy it. And everything about it is perfect. Plus, it became the definitive film for action/sci-fi films from '86 on.
See also: AgentLexi's review
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People who added this item 272 Average listal rating (189 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Hoosiers (1987)


It's a sports film & ranks 10/10 for me...and I mostly hate sports. That should tell you all you need to know.
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Stand by Me (1986)
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People who added this item 3134 Average listal rating (2164 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
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People who added this item 712 Average listal rating (441 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Manhunter (1986)
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People who added this item 361 Average listal rating (233 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 786 Average listal rating (490 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
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Project A-Ko (1986)
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Top films listed in the order I like them, though repeat viewings could potentially rearrange said order. And of course the order could be further altered once I watch the "Unwatched contenders".

Runners-up and Unwatched contenders listed alphabetically.

Had you asked my 1986 self...
1. The Transformers: The Movie
2. The Flight of the Navigator
3. Aliens
4. Three Amigos
5. Top Gun
6. Stand By Me
7. Crocodile Dundee
8. Short Circuit
9. Police Academy 3: Back in Training
10. Critters
11. Legend
12. Hoosiers
13. One Crazy Summer
14. Maximum Overdrive
15. Little Shop of Horrors
(Sadly I didn't see Ferris Bueller's Day Off until the early 90s.)

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