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The following is an overview of events in 1986 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

See also: List of 1986 box office number-one films in the United States

The top ten 1986 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1986[1]
Rank Title Distributor Box-office gross
1 Top Gun Paramount $176,781,728
2 Crocodile Dundee $174,803,506
3 Platoon Orion $138,530,565
4 The Karate Kid Part II Columbia $115,103,979
5 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Paramount $109,713,132
6 Back to School Orion $91,258,000
7 Aliens Fox $86,160,248
8 The Golden Child Paramount $79,817,937
9 Ruthless People Disney $71,624,879
10 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Paramount $70,136,169



Category/Organization 44th Golden Globe Awards
January 31, 1987
40th BAFTA Awards
February 22, 1987
59th Academy Awards
March 30, 1987
Drama Comedy or Musical
Best Film Platoon Hannah and Her Sisters A Room with a View Platoon
Best Director Oliver Stone
Woody Allen
Hannah and Her Sisters
Oliver Stone
Best Actor Bob Hoskins
Mona Lisa
Paul Hogan
Crocodile Dundee
Bob Hoskins
Mona Lisa
Paul Newman
The Color of Money
Best Actress Marlee Matlin
Children of a Lesser God
Sissy Spacek
Crimes of the Heart
Maggie Smith
A Room with a View
Marlee Matlin
Children of a Lesser God
Best Supporting Actor Tom Berenger
Ray McAnally
The Mission
Michael Caine
Hannah and Her Sisters
Best Supporting Actress Maggie Smith
A Room with a View
Judi Dench
A Room with a View
Dianne Wiest
Hannah and Her Sisters
Best Screenplay, Adapted The Mission
Robert Bolt
Out of Africa
Kurt Luedtke
A Room with a View
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Best Screenplay, Original Hannah and Her Sisters
Woody Allen
Hannah and Her Sisters
Woody Allen
Best Original Score Ennio Morricone
The Mission
Herbie Hancock
Round Midnight
Best Original Song "Take My Breath Away"
Top Gun
N/A "Take My Breath Away"
Top Gun
Best Foreign Language Film The Assault
(De Aanslag)
The Assault
(De Aanslag)

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Mission, directed by Roland Joffé, United Kingdom

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The Green Ray (Le Rayon vert), directed by Éric Rohmer, France

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Stammheim, directed by Reinhard Hauff, West Germany

1986 Wide-release films in the U.S.


Opening Title Sequence Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
10 Black Moon Rising New World Pictures Harley Cokeliss (director); John Carpenter, William Gray, Desmond Nakano (screenplay); Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton, Robert Vaughn, Richard Jaeckel, Bubba Smith, Dan Shor, Keenan Wynn, Lee Ving, William Sanderson, Nick Cassavetes, Don Keith Opper Action Live action
17 The Clan of the Cave Bear Warner Bros. Pictures / Producers Sales Organization Michael Chapman (director); John Sayles (screenplay); Daryl Hannah, Pamela Reed, James Remar, Thomas G. Waites, Curtis Armstrong, John Doolittle, Martin Doyle, Tony Montanaro, Mike Muscat, Karen Elizabeth Austin, Janne Mortil, Lycia Naff, Penny Smith, Rory Crowley, Joey Cramer, Nicole Eggert, Paul Carafotes, Bart the Bear, Emma Floria, Mary Reid Fantasy Live action
Heathcliff: The Movie Atlantic Releasing Corporation / Clubhouse Pictures / DIC Entertainment / LBS Communications Bruno Bianchi (director); Alan Swayze (screenplay); Mel Blanc, Donna Christie, Jeannie Elias, Peter Cullen, Stan Jones, Marilyn Lightstone, Danny Mann, Derek McGrath, Marilyn Schreffler, Danny Wells, Ted Zeigler Children Animation
Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! (re-issue) Atlantic Releasing Corporation / Clubhouse Pictures / Hanna-Barbera William Hanna, Joseph Barbera (directors/screenplay); Warren Foster (screenplay); Daws Butler, Don Messick, Julie Bennett, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, J. Pat O'Malley, Hal Smith, Allan Melvin, Thurl Ravenscroft, James Darren, Bill Lee, Ernest Newton, Jackie Ward, Jonah and the Wailers Comedy, Musical Animation
Iron Eagle TriStar Pictures Sidney J. Furie (director/screenplay); Kevin Elders (screenplay); Louis Gossett Jr., Jason Gedrick, David Suchet, Larry B. Scott, Caroline Lagerfelt, Tim Thomerson, Shawnee Smith, Melora Hardin, Lance LeGault, Robert Jayne, Jerry Levine, Robbie Rist, Michael Bowen, David Greenlee, Tom Fridley, Rob Garrison Action Live action
Troll Empire Pictures John Carl Buechler (director); Ed Naha (screenplay); Noah Hathaway, Michael Moriarty, Shelley Hack, Jenny Beck, Sonny Bono, Phil Fondacaro, Brad Hall, Anne Lockhart, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Gary Sandy, June Lockhart, Giorgio Armani Fantasy, Comedy Live action
24 My Chauffeur Crown International Pictures David Beaird (director/screenplay); Deborah Foreman, Sam J. Jones, Sean McClory, Howard Hesseman, E.G. Marshall, Mark Holton, Penn Jillette, Teller, Julius Harris, Laurie Main, Vance Colvig, Diana Bellamy, Leland Crooke, Robin Antin, Stan Foster, John O'Leary, Stanley Brock, Jack Stryker, Ben Slack, Elaine Wilkes, Cindy Beal, Sue Jackson, Darian Mathias, Carlton Miller Comedy, Drama Live action
31 The Best of Times Universal Pictures / Kings Road Entertainment Roger Spottiswoode (director/screenplay); Ron Shelton (screenplay); Robin Williams, Kurt Russell, Pamela Reed, Holly Palance, Donald Moffat, Margaret Whitton, M. Emmet Walsh, Donovan Scott, R. G. Armstrong, Dub Taylor, Carl Ballantine, Kathleen Freeman, Tony Plana, Kirk Cameron, Robyn Lively, Jeff Doucette, Anne Haney, Linda Hart, Tracey Gold Comedy Live action
Down and Out in Beverly Hills Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners Paul Mazursky (director/screenplay); Leon Capetanos (screenplay); Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Elizabeth Peña, Little Richard, Evan Richards, Tracy Nelson, Felton Perry Comedy Live action
Power 20th Century Fox / Lorimar Productions Sidney Lumet (director); David Himmelstein (screenplay); Richard Gere, Julie Christie, Gene Hackman, Kate Capshaw, Denzel Washington, E.G. Marshall, Beatrice Straight, Fritz Weaver, Michael Learned, J. T. Walsh, Matt Salinger Drama Live action
Youngblood Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United Artists Peter Markle (director/screenplay); John Whitman (screenplay); Rob Lowe, Cynthia Gibb, Patrick Swayze, Ed Lauter, Eric Nesterenko, Jim Youngs, Keanu Reeves, George Finn, Fionnula Flanagan, Steve Thomas, Peter Zezel, Don Biggs, Peter Faussett, James Richmond Drama, Sports Live action
2 Peter the Great NBC Productions / P.T.G. Productions / Focus Features Marvin J. Chomsky, Lawrence Schiller (directors); Edward Anhalt (screenplay); Maximilian Schell, Vanessa Redgrave, Omar Sharif, Trevor Howard, Laurence Olivier, Helmut Griem, Jan Niklas, Elke Sommer, Renée Soutendijk, Ursula Andress, Mel Ferrer, Olegar Fedoro, Natalya Andrejchenko, Hanna Schygulla, Christoph Eichhorn, Lilli Palmer, Jan Malmsjö, Boris Plotnikov, Jeremy Kemp, Geoffrey Whitehead, Graham McGrath, Ann Zacharias, Dennis DeMame Biography, Historical, Drama Live action
Sins CBS / The Greif-Dore Company / Collins-Holm Productions / New World Pictures Douglas Hickox (director); Laurence Heath (screenplay); Joan Collins, Timothy Dalton, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Marisa Berenson, Steven Berkoff, Joseph Bologna, Judi Bowker, Elizabeth Bourgine, Capucine, Neil Dickson, Arielle Dombasle, James Farentino, Paul Freeman, Allen Garfield, Giancarlo Giannini, Lauren Hutton, Gene Kelly, Catherine Mary Stewart, William Allen Young, Féodor Atkine, Faith Brook, John McEnery, Régine, Alexandra Stewart, Peter Vaughan, Brigitte Kahn, Jean Claudio, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Robert Favart, Gérard Buhr, Ginette Garcin, Olga Georges-Picot, Charles Millot, Victor Spinetti Drama, Romance Live action
7 F/X Orion Pictures Robert Mandel (director); Gregory Fleeman, Robert T. Megginson (screenplay); Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff DeYoung, Mason Adams, Jerry Orbach, Joe Grifasi, Trey Wilson, Tom Noonan, Josie de Guzman, M'el Dowd, Roscoe Orman, Martha Gehman, Angela Bassett Action, Thriller Live action
Hannah and Her Sisters Orion Pictures Woody Allen (director/screenplay); Woody Allen, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Carrie Fisher, Barbara Hershey, Lloyd Nolan, Maureen O'Sullivan, Daniel Stern, Max von Sydow, Dianne Wiest Comedy, Drama Live action
14 The Adventures of the American Rabbit Atlantic Releasing Corporation / Clubhouse Pictures / Toei Animation Fred Wolf, Nobutaka Nishizawa (directors); Norman Lenzer (screenplay); Barry Gordon, Laurie O'Brien, Bob Arbogast, Kenneth Mars, Pat Fraley, Russi Taylor, Bob Holt, Lorenzo Music, Hal Smith, Fred Wolf, Norm Lenzer, John Mayer, Lew Horn, Maitzi Morgan Children, Superhero Animation
The Delta Force Cannon Films / Golan-Globus Menahem Golan (director/screenplay); James Bruner (screenplay); Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop, Kim Delaney, Robert Forster, Lainie Kazan, George Kennedy, Hanna Schygulla, Susan Strasberg, Bo Svenson, Robert Vaughn, Shelley Winters, Steve James, Shaike Ophir, Liam Neeson, Mykelti Williamson, Uri Gavriel, Chelli Goldenberg, Charles Floye, Howard Jackson, William Wallace, Jerry Weinstock, David Menahem, Avi Loziah, Adiv Gahshan, Jerry Lazarus, Natalie Roth Action, Thriller Live action
Knights of the City New World Pictures Dominic Orlando (director); Leon Isaac Kennedy (screenplay); Leon Isaac Kennedy, Nicholas Campbell, John Mengatti, Janine Turner, Stoney Jackson, Floyd Levine, Michael Ansara Action, Adventure Live action
Quicksilver Columbia Pictures Thomas Michael Donnelly (director/screenplay); Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Paul Rodriguez, Rudy Ramos, Andrew Smith, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Larry Fishburne, Louie Anderson, Charles McCaughan, David Harris, Whitney Kershaw, Joshua Shelley, Georgann Johnson Drama Live action
TerrorVision Empire Pictures Ted Nicolaou (director/screenplay); Charles Band (screenplay); Diane Franklin, Gerrit Graham, Mary Woronov, Chad Allen, Jonathan Gries, Jennifer Richards, Alejandro Rey, Bert Remsen, Frank Welker, Randi Brooks, Ian Patrick Williams, Sonny Carl Davis, William Paulson, John Leamer Horror, Comedy Live action
Turtle Diary The Samuel Goldwyn Company John Irvin (director); Harold Pinter (screenplay); Glenda Jackson, Ben Kingsley, Richard Johnson, Michael Gambon, Jeroen Krabbé, Rosemary Leach, Eleanor Bron, Harriet Walter, Nigel Hawthorne, Michael Aldridge, Peter Capaldi, Harold Pinter, Bryan Pringle Comedy, Drama, Romance Live action
Wildcats Warner Bros. Pictures Michael Ritchie (director); Ezra Sacks (screenplay); Goldie Hawn, James Keach, Swoosie Kurtz, Robyn Lively, Brandy Gold, Jan Hooks, Bruce McGill, Nipsey Russell, Mykelti Williamson, Tab Thacker, Wesley Snipes, Nick Corri, Woody Harrelson, M. Emmet Walsh, LL Cool J, George Wyner, Ann Doran, Gloria Stuart, Willie J. Walton, Rodney Hill Comedy, Sports Live action
19 Parting Glances Cinecom Bill Sherwood (director/screenplay); Richard Ganoung, John Bolger, Steve Buscemi, Adam Nathan, Kathy Kinney, Patrick Tull, Yolande Bavan, Bob Koherr, Andre Morgan, Richard Wall, Jim Selfe, Kristin Moneagle, John Siemens, Theodore Ganger, Nada Comedy, Drama Live action
21 9½ Weeks Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Producers Sales Organization Adrian Lyne (director); Sarah Kernochan, Zalman King, Patricia Louisanna Knop (screenplay); Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Margaret Whitton, David Margulies, Christine Baranski, Karen Young, Dwight Weist, Roderick Cook, William DeAcutis, Victor Truro Erotic, Romance, Drama Live action
The Hitcher TriStar Pictures / HBO Films / Silver Screen Partners Robert Harmon (director); Eric Red (screenplay); Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jeffrey DeMunn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John M. Jackson, Billy "Green" Bush, Jack Thibeau, Armin Shimerman, Gene Davis, Jon Van Ness, Henry Darrow, Tony Epper Horror Live action
28 House New World Pictures Steve Miner (director); Ethan Wiley (screenplay); William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll, Kay Lenz, Mary Stavin, Michael Ensign, Susan French, Felix Silla, Jerry Maren, Dino Andrade, Mindy Sterling, Alan Autry, Steven Williams, Erik Silver, Mark Silver, Peter Pitofsky, Elizabeth Barrington Comedy, Horror Live action
Pretty in Pink Paramount Pictures Howard Deutch (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy, Kate Vernon, Kristy Swanson, Andrew Dice Clay, Alexa Kenin, Dweezil Zappa, Gina Gershon, Margaret Colin, Maggie Roswell Romantic Comedy, Drama Live action
Salvador Hemdale Film Corporation Oliver Stone (director/screenplay); Richard Boyle (screenplay); James Woods, Jim Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage, Elpidia Carrillo, Cynthia Gibb, Tony Plana, José Carlos Ruiz War, Drama Live action
7 Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation Columbia Pictures / Nelvana / LBS Communications / American Greetings Dale Schott (director); Peter Sauder (screenplay); Maxine Miller, Pam Hyatt, Cree Summer, Hadley Kay, Alyson Court, Billie Mae Richards, Dan Hennessey, Bob Dermer, Chris Wiggins, Sunny Besen Thrasher, Michael Fantini, Eva Almos, Patrice Black, Nonnie Griffin, Jim Henshaw, Melleny Brown, Janet-Laine Green, Marla Lukofsky, Gloria Figura Children Animation
Highlander 20th Century Fox / Cannon Films Russell Mulcahy (director); Gregory Widen, Larry Ferguson, Peter Bellwood (screenplay); Christopher Lambert, Roxanne Hart, Clancy Brown, Sean Connery, Beatie Edney, Alan North, Jon Polito, Sheila Gish, Hugh Quarshie, Christopher Malcolm, Peter Diamond, Celia Imrie, Billy Hartman, James Cosmo, Corinne Russell, Greg Gagne, Jim Brunzell, Sam Fatu, Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts Action, Adventure, Fantasy Live action
Nomads Atlantic Releasing Corporation John McTiernan (director/screenplay); Pierce Brosnan, Lesley-Anne Down, Anna-Maria Monticelli, Adam Ant, Mary Woronov, Nina Foch, Frances Bay, Frank Doubleday, Josie Cotton, Jeannie Elias, Hector Mercado Horror, Thriller Live action
Sleeping Beauty (re-issue) Walt Disney Pictures Clyde Geronimi (director); Erdman Penner (screenplay); Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy, Barbara Jo Allen, Taylor Holmes, Bill Thompson, Bobby Amsberry, Candy Candido, Pinto Colvig, Hans Conried, Dallas McKennon, Marvin Miller, Helene Stanley, Ed Kemmer, Frances Bavier, Madge Blake, Spring Byington, Don Barclay, Jane Fowler Fantasy, Family Animation
14 Crossroads Columbia Pictures Walter Hill (director); John Fusco (screenplay); Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton, Steve Vai, Dennis Lipscomb, Harry Carey Jr., John Hancock, Allan Arbus, Gretchen Palmer, Tim Russ, Robert Judd, Akosua Busia, Allan Graf, Al Fann, Wally Taylor, Tex Donaldson, Guy Killum, Edward Walsh Musical, Drama Live action
Gung Ho Paramount Pictures Ron Howard (director); Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel (screenplay); Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, George Wendt, John Turturro, Mimi Rogers, So Yamamura, Sab Shimono, Rick Overton, Clint Howard, Jihmi Kennedy, Michelle Johnson, Rodney Kageyama, Rance Howard, Patti Yasutake, Jerry Tondo, Robert Hammond Comedy Live action
16 Sidney Sheldon's If Tomorrow Comes CBS Entertainment Productions Jerry London (director); Carmen Culver (screenplay); Madolyn Smith, Tom Berenger, David Keith, Jack Weston, Richard Kiley, Liam Neeson, Barry Jenner, Lane Smith, CCH Pounder, Maryam d'Abo, Julian Holloway, Peter Banks, Harry Towb, Joe Cortese, George DiCenzo, Jeffrey Jones, John Laughlin, Susan Tyrrell, Harold Sylvester, Alice Hirson, Anne Schedeen, Lois Foraker, Silvana Gallardo, Diane Keen, Philip Madoc, Sandy Martin, Nicholas Amer, Cyril Appleton, George Baker, Peter Birrel, Ivan Bonar, Alexander Davion, Edward de Souza, Vernon Dobtcheff, Jack Galloway, Constantine Gregory, Sneh Gupta, Gennie James, Kenneth Kimmins, André Maranne, Francis X. McCarthy, Valentine Pelka, Duncan Preston, Peter Settelen, Jeffry Wickham, Charles Rocket, Jerry Leggio Crime, Drama, Mystery Live Action
21 GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Atlantic Releasing Corporation / Clubhouse Pictures / Hanna-Barbera / Tonka Corporation Ray Patterson (director); Jeff Segal (screenplay); Margot Kidder, Roddy McDowall, Telly Savalas, Michael Nouri, Lou Richards, Frank Welker, Arthur Burghardt, Bernard Erhard, Peter Cullen, Darryl Hickman, Dick Gautier, Michael Bell, Foster Brooks, Ken Hudson Campbell, Philip L. Clarke, Ike Eisenmann, Marilyn Lightstone, Morgan Paull, Leslie Speights, B.J. Ward, Kelly Ward, Kirby Ward Sci-Fi Animation
Just Between Friends Orion Pictures / MTM Enterprises Allan Burns (director/screenplay); Mary Tyler Moore, Christine Lahti, Sam Waterston, Ted Danson, Mark Blum, Salome Jens, Jane Greer Drama Live action
Police Academy 3: Back in Training Warner Bros. Pictures Jerry Paris (director); Gene Quintano (screenplay); Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Marion Ramsey, Leslie Easterbrook, Art Metrano, Tim Kazurinsky, Bobcat Goldthwait, George Gaynes, Bruce Mahler, Lance Kinsey, Scott Thomson, Brant von Hoffman, Debralee Scott, Brian Tochi, Shawn Weatherly, David James Elliott, George R. Robertson, Ed Nelson, Georgina Spelvin, Arthur Batanides, Chas Lawther, Doug Lennox, TJ Scott, Jerry Paris, Andrew Paris, David Huband, Marcia Watkins, R. Christopher Thomas, Comedy Live action
Rad TriStar Pictures Hal Needham (director); Geoffrey Edwards, Sam Bernard (screenplay); Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin, Talia Shire, Ray Walston, Jack Weston, Bart Conner, H.B. Haggerty, Chad Hayes, Carey Hayes, Rick McNair, Alfie Wise, Marta Kober, Jamie Clarke, Laura Jacoby, Kellie McQuiggin, Beverly Hendry, Shawna Burnett, Graeme Davies, Logan T. Wotton, Jeff Kress, Gordon Signer, Nancy MacDonald, Christian Roerig Sports Live action
26 The Money Pit Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Richard Benjamin (director); David Giler (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton, Joe Mantegna, Philip Bosco, Frankie Faison, Josh Mostel, Yakov Smirnoff, Carmine Caridi, Brian Backer, Mia Dillon, John van Dreelen, Douglass Watson, Tetchie Agbayani, Michael Jeter Comedy Live action
28 Lucas 20th Century Fox David Seltzer (director/screenplay); Corey Haim, Charlie Sheen, Kerri Green, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Winona Ryder, Jeremy Piven, Tom Hodges, Guy Boyd, Garrett M. Brown Tragicomedy Live action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
11 Band of the Hand TriStar Pictures Paul Michael Glaser (director); Leo Garen, Jack Baran (screenplay); Stephen Lang, James Remar, Leon Robinson, Larry Fishburne, Michael Carmine, John Cameron Mitchell, Danny Quinn, Lauren Holly, Al Shannon Action, Crime Live action
Critters New Line Cinema Stephen Herek (director/screenplay); Domonic Muir (screenplay); Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy "Green" Bush, Scott Grimes, Nadine van der Velde, Don Keith Opper, Lin Shaye, Billy Zane, Ethan Phillips, Terrence Mann, Jeremy Lawrence Sci-Fi, Comedy, Horror Live action
Off Beat Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners Michael Dinner (director); Mark Medoff (screenplay); Judge Reinhold, Meg Tilly, John Turturro, Cleavant Derricks, Jacques d'Amboise, Harvey Keitel, Joe Mantegna, Amy Wright, Anthony Zerbe, Julie Bovasso, Penn Jillette, Mel Winkler, Irving Metzman, Mike Starr, Shawn Elliott, Stanley Simmonds, Nancy Giles, Paul Butler, John Kapelos, Bill Sadler, Christopher Noth, Austin Pendleton Comedy Live action
A Room with a View Curzon Film Distributors / Merchant Ivory Productions / Goldcrest Films / Film Four International James Ivory (director); Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay); Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Daniel Day-Lewis, Simon Callow, Rosemary Leach, Rupert Graves, Patrick Godfrey, Judi Dench, Fabia Drake, Joan Henley, Amanda Walker, Maria Britneva, Mia Fothergill, Peter Cellier Romance Live action
13 Dream West CBS Dick Lowry (director); Evan Hunter (screenplay); Richard Chamberlain, Alice Krige, F. Murray Abraham, René Enriquez, Ben Johnson, Jerry Orbach, G.D. Spradlin, Rip Torn, Fritz Weaver, Anthony Zerbe, Claude Akins, John Anderson, Lee Bergere, Jeff East, Michael Ensign, Mel Ferrer, Burton Gilliam, John Harkins, Gayle Hunnicutt, Matt McCoy, Cameron Mitchell, Noble Willingham, Billy Campbell, James Cromwell, Lee de Broux, Jonathan Frakes, Stefan Gierasch, Richard Hamilton, Will Hare, Kip Niven, John Quade, Hansford Rowe, Timothy Scott, Vernon Washington, Anna Bjorn, Terrence Evans, Joaquín Martínez, Buck Taylor, Erich Anderson, Carole Davis, Stephen Lee, Glenn Morshower, John Francis, Dave Lowry, Cecile Callan, Nikki Creswell, William Glover, Barton Heyman, Charles Hyman, George McDaniel, Randal Patrick, Helen Floyd, Joe Dorsey, Dennis King, Robert Lussier, Bruce Purcell Biography, Drama, Western Live action
Return to Mayberry NBC / CBS Television Distribution / Strathmore Productions / Viacom Productions Bob Sweeney (director); Harvey Bullock, Everett Greenbaum (screenplay); Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Howard Morris, Jim Nabors, George Lindsey, Aneta Corsaut, Betty Lynn, Jack Dodson, Maggie Peterson, Denver Pyle, Hal Smith, Rodney Dillard, Doug Dillard, Mitch Jayne, Dean Webb, Richard Lineback, Paul Willson, Rance Howard, Robert Broyles, Karen Knotts, Janet Waldo, Karlene Crockett, Allen Williams Romance, Comedy Live action
18 Absolute Beginners Palace Pictures / Goldcrest Films / Virgin Films Julien Temple (director); Richard Burridge, Christopher Wicking, Don Macpherson (screenplay); Eddie O'Connell, Patsy Kensit, David Bowie, James Fox, Ray Davies, Anita Morris, Steven Berkoff, Sade, Edward Tudor-Pole, Graham Fletcher-Cook, Tony Hippolyte, Bruce Payne, Paul Rhys, Lionel Blair, Eve Ferret, Mandy Rice-Davies, Julian Firth, Alan Freeman, Chris Pitt, Gary Beadle, Robbie Coltrane, Carmen Ejogo, Ronald Fraser, Joe McKenna, Irene Handl, Peter-Hugo Daly, Sylvia Sims, Slim Gaillard, Jess Conrad, Smiley Culture, Amanda Jane Powell, Johnny Shannon, Colin Jeavons, Sandie Shaw, Bruno Tonioli, Eric Sykes Musical Live action
At Close Range Orion Pictures James Foley (director); Nicholas Kazan (screenplay); Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson, Crispin Glover, Tracey Walter, Christopher Penn, Millie Perkins, Eileen Ryan, Kiefer Sutherland, R.D. Call, David Strathairn, J.C. Quinn, Candy Clark, Jake Dengel, Stephen Geoffreys, Alan Autry, Noelle Parker Crime, Drama Live action
Desert Bloom Columbia Pictures / Carson Productions Eugene Corr (director/screenplay); Linda Remy (screenplay); Jon Voight, JoBeth Williams, Ellen Barkin, Allen Garfield, Annabeth Gish, Jay Underwood, Ann Risley, Desiree Joseph, Dusty Balcerzak, Tressi Loria, Laura Rasmussen, William Lang, Jim McCarthy Drama Live action
Murphy's Law Cannon Films J. Lee Thompson (director); Gail Morgan Hickman (screenplay); Charles Bronson, Carrie Snodgress, Robert F. Lyons, Richard Romanus, Kathleen Wilhoite, Angel Tompkins, Bill Henderson, James Luisi, Janet MacLachlan, Lawrence Tierney, Clifford A. Pellow, Don Brodie Thriller Live action
Wise Guys MGM Entertainment Co. Brian De Palma (director); George Gallo, Norman Steinberg (screenplay); Danny DeVito, Joe Piscopo, Harvey Keitel, Ray Sharkey, Dan Hedaya, Captain Lou Albano, Julie Bovasso, Patti LuPone, Antonia Rey, Matthew Kaye, Frank Vincent, Anthony Holland, Dan Resin, Jill Larson, Maria Pitillo, Catherine Scorsese, Charles Scorsese, Mimi Cecchini, Tony Munafo, Tony Rizzoli, Rick Petrucelli Black Comedy Live action
25 8 Million Ways to Die TriStar Pictures / Producers Sales Organization Hal Ashby (director); Oliver Stone, R. Lance Hill (screenplay); Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Paul, Andy García, Randy Brooks, Tom Lister Jr., Wilfredo Hernández, Luisa Leschin, Vyto Ruginis, James Avery, Lisa Sloan, Christa Denton, Vance Valencia, Henry O. Arnold Crime Live action
Violets Are Blue Columbia Pictures / Rastar Jack Fisk (director); Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal (screenplay); Sissy Spacek, Kevin Kline, Bonnie Bedelia, John Kellogg, Augusta Dabney, Mike Starr, Jim Standiford, Kate McGregor-Stewart, Annalee Jeffries, Adrian Sparks Romance, Drama Live action
2 Blue City Paramount Pictures Michelle Manning (director); Lukas Heller, Walter Hill (screenplay); Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, David Caruso, Paul Winfield, Scott Wilson, Anita Morris, Luis Contreras, Julie Carmen, Tommy Lister, Jr., Willard E. Pugh, Sam Whipple, Paddi Edwards, Rick Hurst, Allan Graf, Hank Stone, Rex Ryon, The Textones Drama Live action
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Columbia Pictures Richard Pryor (director/screenplay); Rocco Urbisci, Paul Mooney (screenplay); Richard Pryor, Paula Kelly, Art Evans, Barbara Williams, Fay Hauser, Billy Eckstine, Diahnne Abbott, Carmen McRae, Debbie Allen, Tanya Boyd, Wings Hauser, Michael Ironside, Scoey Mitchell, Mike Genovese, Marlene Warfield, Virginia Capers, Dennis Farina, Frederick Coffin, Ken Foree, Beau Starr, Dennis Hayden, E'Lon Cox Biography, Comedy, Drama Live action
Saving Grace Columbia Pictures / Embassy Pictures Robert M. Young (director); Richard Kramer, David S. Ward (screenplay); Tom Conti, Fernando Rey, Erland Josephson, Giancarlo Giannini, Donald Hewlett, Patricia Mauceri, Edward James Olmos, Marta Zoffoli Comedy, Drama Live action
4 The Deliberate Stranger NBC Productions / Warner Bros. Television / Lorimar Productions Marvin J. Chomsky (director); Hesper Anderson (screenplay); Mark Harmon, Frederic Forrest, George Grizzard, Ben Masters, Glynnis O'Connor, M. Emmet Walsh, John Ashton, Bonnie Bartlett, Billy "Green" Bush, Frederick Coffin, Deborah Goodrich, Lawrence Pressman, Macon McCalman, Jeannetta Arnette, William Boyett, Harry Northup, Maggie Roswell Crime, Drama, Thriller Live action
North and South: Book II, Love and War ABC / David L. Wolper Productions / Warner Bros. Television Kevin Connor (director); Richard Fielder, Douglas Heyes, John Jakes (screenplay); Patrick Swayze, James Read, Lesley-Anne Down, Wendy Kilbourne, Kirstie Alley, Jean Simmons, Terri Garber, Genie Francis, David Ogden Stiers, David Carradine, Jonathan Frakes, Hal Holbrook, Philip Casnoff, Lewis Smith, Parker Stevenson, Mary Crosby, Morgan Fairchild, Inga Swenson, Jim Metzler, Tony Frank, David Harris, Erica Gimpel, Forest Whitaker, Andrew Stahl, Kate McNeil, Lee Horsley, James Stewart, Olivia de Havilland, Linda Evans, Wayne Newton, Beau Billingslea, Michael Dudikoff, Anthony Zerbe, Kurtwood Smith, Lloyd Bridges, William Schallert, Nancy Marchand, Clu Gulager, Ray Stricklyn, Robert Englund, Bryan Cranston, Gary Grubbs, Billy Drago, Whip Hubley, Bonnie Bartlett, Burton Gilliam, Maurice Roëves, Bumper Robinson, Jack Thibeau, Harry Northup, Leon Rippy, Mike Muscat Drama, History, Romance Live action
9 Dangerously Close Cannon Films Albert Pyun (director); John Stockwell, Scott Fields, Marty Ross (screenplay); John Stockwell, Carey Lowell, Madison Mason, Bradford Bancroft, J. Eddie Peck Action, Thriller Live action
Fire with Fire Paramount Pictures Duncan Gibbins (director); Warren Skaaren, Ben Phillips, Paul Boorstin, Sharon Boorstin (screenplay); Virginia Madsen, Craig Sheffer, Kate Reid, Jon Polito, J.J. Cohen, Jean Smart, Tim Russ, Kari Wuhrer, D.B. Sweeney, Ann Savage, David Harris Romance, Drama Live action
Last Resort Concorde Pictures Zane Buzby (director); Jeff Buhai, Steve Zacharias (screenplay); Charles Grodin, Megan Mullally, John Ashton, Brenda Bakke, Gerrit Graham, Phil Hartman, Chip Johannessen, Steve Levitt, Jon Lovitz, David Mirkin, Mario Van Peebles, Jacob Vargas, Buck Young, Zane Buzby, Ian Abercrombie, Scott Nemes, Robin Pearson Rose, Christopher Ames, Ellen Blake, Michael Markowitz, Brett Baxter Clark Comedy Live action
Short Circuit TriStar Pictures / Producers Sales Organization John Badham (director); S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock (screenplay); Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton, G.W. Bailey, Brian McNamara, Tim Blaney, Marvin J. McIntyre, John Garber, Penny Santon, Vernon Weddle, Barbara Tarbuck, Jack Thompson, Jack Angel, Cam Clarke, Don Messick, John Badham, Sergio Kato Sci-Fi, Comedy Live action
14 Sweet Liberty Universal Pictures Alan Alda (director/screenplay); Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bob Hoskins, Lise Hilboldt, Lillian Gish, Saul Rubinek, Lois Chiles, Linda Thorson Comedy Live action
16 Hard Choices Lorimar-Telepictures Rick King (director/screenplay); Margaret Klenck, John Sayles, John Seitz, J.T. Walsh, John Snyder, Martin Donovan, Spalding Gray Crime Live action
Top Gun Paramount Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Tony Scott (director); Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr. (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, John Stockwell, Barry Tubb, Rick Rossovich, Tim Robbins, James Tolkan, Meg Ryan, Clarence Gilyard, Whip Hubley, Adrian Pasdar Action, Drama, Romance Live action
21 Crawlspace Empire Pictures David Schmoeller (director/screenplay); Klaus Kinski, Talia Balsam, Barbara Whinnery, Carole Francis, Tané McClure, Sally Brown, Jack Heller, David Abbott, Kenneth Robert Shippy, Sherry Buchanan Horror, Thriller Live action
23 Cobra Warner Bros. Pictures / Cannon Films George P. Cosmatos (director); Sylvester Stallone (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson, Brian Thompson, John Herzfeld, Lee Garlington, Art LaFleur, Marco Rodríguez, Val Avery, David Rasche, Nick Angotti, Harry Demopoulos Action Live action
Poltergeist II: The Other Side Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Brian Gibson (director); Michael Grais, Mark Victor (screenplay); JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke, Oliver Robins, Julian Beck, Zelda Rubinstein, Will Sampson, Geraldine Fitzgerald Horror, Comedy Live action
30 Big Trouble Columbia Pictures / Delphi III Productions John Cassavetes (director); Warren Bogle (screenplay); Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning, Robert Stack, Paul Dooley, Valerie Curtin, Richard Libertini, John Finnegan, Maryedith Burrell, Rosemarie Stack, Barbara Tarbuck, Warren Munson, Al White, Teddy Wilson, Jaime Sánchez, Steve Alterman, Jerry Pavlon, Paul La Greca, Edith Fields, Gloria Gifford Comedy Live action
A Great Wall Orion Classics Peter Wang (director); Shirley Sun, Peter Wang (screenplay); Peter Wang, Kelvin Han Yee, Sharon Iwai Comedy, Drama Live action
6 Invaders from Mars Cannon Films Tobe Hooper (director); Dan O'Bannon, Don Jakoby (screenplay); Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman, James Karen, Bud Cort, Louise Fletcher, Jimmy Hunt, Eric Pierpoint, Christopher Allport, Tony Cox Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
My Little Pony: The Movie De Laurentiis Entertainment Group / Hasbro / Sunbow Productions / Toei Animation Michael Joens (director); George Arthur Bloom (screenplay); Cloris Leachman, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Madeline Kahn, Tony Randall, Charlie Adler, Russi Taylor, Nancy Cartwright, Cathy Cavadini, Katie Leigh, Alice Playten, Jon Bauman, Michael Bell, Susan Blu, Peter Cullen, Laura Dean, Ellen Gerstell, Scott Menville, Frank Welker, Tammy Amerson, Sheryl Bernstein, Keri Houlihan, Laurel Page, Sarah Partridge, Jill Wayne Musical, Fantasy, Children Animation
Raw Deal De Laurentiis Entertainment Group / Embassy Pictures John Irvin (director); Gary DeVore, Norman Wexler (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Darren McGavin, Sam Wanamaker, Paul Shenar, Steven Hill, Ed Lauter, Joe Regalbuto, Robert Davi, Blanche Baker, George P. Wilbur, Steve Holt Action Live action
SpaceCamp 20th Century Fox / ABC Motion Pictures Harry Winer (director); Clifford Green, Casey T. Mitchell (screenplay); Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Larry B. Scott, Joaquin Phoenix, Tate Donovan, Tom Skerritt, Frank Welker Adventure Live action
11 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Paramount Pictures John Hughes (director/screenplay); Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jennifer Grey, Jeffrey Jones, Lyman Ward, Cindy Pickett, Edie McClurg, Ben Stein, Charlie Sheen, Del Close, Virginia Capers, Richard Edson, Larry "Flash" Jenkins, Kristy Swanson, Max Perlich, Scott Coffey, Eric Saiet, Jonathan Schmock, Joey D. Vieira, Louie Anderson, Stephanie Blake, Dee Dee Rescher, John Hughes Comedy Live action
13 Back to School Orion Pictures Alan Metter (director); Steven Kampmann, Peter Torokvei, Harold Ramis, Will Porter (screenplay); Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon, Robert Downey Jr., Paxton Whitehead, Terry Farrell, M. Emmet Walsh, Adrienne Barbeau, William Zabka, Ned Beatty, Severn Darden, Sam Kinison, Robert Picardo, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Edie McClurg, Kimberlin Brown, Jason Hervey, Michael McGrady, Timothy Stack, Steve Sweeney, Oingo Boingo, David L. Snyder Comedy Live action
Belizaire the Cajun Skouras Pictures Glen Pitre (director/screenplay); Armand Assante, Gail Youngs, Michael Schoeffling, Stephen McHattie, Will Patton, Nancy Barrett, Loulan Pitre, Sr., Paul Landry, Robert Duvall, Bob Edmundson, Andre Delaunay, Jim Levert, Ernie Vincent, Allan Durand, Charlie Goulas Drama, History, Romance Live action
The Manhattan Project 20th Century Fox Marshall Brickman (director/screenplay); Thomas Baum (screenplay); John Lithgow, Christopher Collet, Cynthia Nixon, John Mahoney, Jill Eikenberry, Robert Sean Leonard, Richard Jenkins, Gregg Edelman Thriller Live action
Mona Lisa Island Pictures / HandMade Films Neil Jordan (director/screenplay); David Leland (screenplay); Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Caine, Clarke Peters, Kate Hardie, Zoe Nathenson, Sammi Davis, Rod Bedall, Joe Brown, Pauline Melville, Hossein Karimbeik, Maggie O'Neill, Bryan Coleman, Robert Dorning, Perry Fenwick, John Darling Crime, Drama Live action
Never Too Young to Die Paul Entertainment Gil Bettman (director/screenplay); Steven Paul, Anthony Foutz (screenplay); John Stamos, Vanity, Gene Simmons, George Lazenby, Robert Englund, John Anderson, Branscombe Richmond, Peter Kwong, Ed Brock, Randy Hall Action, Adventure Live action
18 Legal Eagles Universal Pictures Ivan Reitman (director); Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr. (screenplay); Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy, Terence Stamp, Steven Hill, Christine Baranski, Roscoe Lee Browne, David Clennon, John McMartin, Robert Curtis Brown, Grant Heslov, Sara Botsford, Jennifer Dundas, David Hart, James Hurdle, Gary Howard Klar, Christian Clemenson, Bruce French, Lynn Hamilton, Brian Doyle-Murray, Burke Byrnes Comedy Live action
20 The Karate Kid Part II Columbia Pictures John G. Avildsen (director); Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Nobu McCarthy, Tamlyn Tomita, Yuji Okumoto, Joey Miyashima, Marc Hayashi, Danny Kamekona, Tony O'Dell, Martin Kove, William Zabka, Ron Thomas, Rob Garrison, B.D. Wong, Clarence Gilyard Martial Arts, Drama Live action
27 American Anthem Columbia Pictures / Lorimar Motion Pictures Albert Magnoli (director); Evan Archerd, Jeff Benjamin (screenplay); Mitch Gaylord, Janet Jones, Michael Pataki, Patrice Donnelly, R.J. Williams, John Aprea, Michelle Phillips, Jenny Ester, Megan Marsden, Li Yuejiu, Tiny Wells, Kathrine Godney, Stacy Maloney, Peter Tramm, Maria Anz, Andrew White, Dick McGarvin, Mark Oates, Jan Claire, Googy Gress Sports, Drama Live action
Labyrinth TriStar Pictures / The Jim Henson Company / Lucasfilm Jim Henson (director); Terry Jones (screenplay); David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Christopher Malcolm, Shelley Thompson, Natalie Finland, Michael Moschen, Brian Henson, Ron Mueck, Dave Goelz, David Barclay, David Shaughnessy, Karen Prell, Timothy Bateson, Frank Oz, Michael Hordern, Denise Bryer, Steve Whitmire, Anthony Jackson, Kevin Clash, Douglas Blackwell, Anthony Asbury, David Healy, Robert Beatty, Toby Philpott, Charles Augins, Cheryl Henson, Danny John-Jules, Richard Bodkin, Percy Edwards, Don Austen, Ronnie Le Drew, Kathryn Mullen, Nigel Plaskitt, Michael Quinn, David Rudman, Robin Stevens, Mak Wilson, Francis Wright, Sean Barrett, John Bluthal, Steve Nallon, Jan Ravens, Enn Reitel, Kerry Shale, Kenny Baker, Warwick Davis, Malcolm Dixon Adventure, Fantasy, Musical Live action / Puppetry
Running Scared Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Peter Hyams (director); Gary DeVore, Jimmy Huston (screenplay); Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Steven Bauer, Darlanne Fluegel, Joe Pantoliano, Dan Hedaya, Jon Gries, Tracy Reed, Jimmy Smits Action, Comedy Live action
Ruthless People Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker (directors); Dale Launer (screenplay); Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater, Bette Midler, Anita Morris, Bill Pullman, William G. Schilling, Art Evans, Clarence Felder, J.E. Freeman, Gary Riley, Phyllis Applegate Black Comedy Live action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
2 About Last Night TriStar Pictures Edward Zwick (director); Tim Kazurinsky, Denise DeClue (screenplay); Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Jim Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins, George DiCenzo, Robin Thomas, Megan Mullally, Sachi Parker, Rosanna DeSoto, Catherine Keener, Ada Maris, Joe Greco, Robert Neches Romantic Comedy, Drama Live action
Big Trouble in Little China 20th Century Fox John Carpenter (director); Gary Goldman, David Z. Weinstein, W.D. Richter (screenplay); Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong, Victor Wong, Kate Burton, Donald Li, Carter Wong, Peter Kwong, James Pax, Suzee Pai, Chao-Li Chi, Jeff Imada, Al Leong, Gerald Okamura, Nathan Jung, Lia Chang, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Frank Ho, James Lew, Noble Craig Action, Fantasy Live action
The Great Mouse Detective Walt Disney Pictures Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, Dave Michener, John Musker (directors/screenplay); Matthew O'Callaghan, Mel Shaw, Pete Young, Vance Gerry, Steve Hulett, Bruce Morris (screenplay); Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Susanne Pollatschek, Candy Candido, Alan Young, Diana Chesney, Eve Brenner, Frank Welker, Basil Rathbone, Laurie Main, Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Walker Edmiston, Melissa Manchester Family, Mystery, Comedy Animation
Psycho III Universal Pictures Anthony Perkins (director); Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay); Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell, Hugh Gillin, Robert Alan Browne, Lee Garlington, Donovan Scott, Karen Hensel, Jack Murdock, Katt Shea, Janet Leigh, Claudia Bryar, Gary Bayer, Juliette Cummins Slasher, Horror Live action
Under the Cherry Moon Warner Bros. Pictures Prince (director); Becky Johnston (screenplay); Prince, Jerome Benton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Steven Berkoff, Emmanuelle Sallet, Alexandra Stewart, Francesca Annis, Victor Spinetti, Myriam Tadesse, Moune De Vivier Musical, Drama Live action
11 Club Paradise Warner Bros. Pictures Harold Ramis (director/screenplay); Brian Doyle-Murray (screenplay); Robin Williams, Peter O'Toole, Rick Moranis, Jimmy Cliff, Twiggy, Adolph Caesar, Eugene Levy, Joanna Cassidy, Andrea Martin, Brian Doyle-Murray, Joe Flaherty, Steven Kampmann, Robin Duke, Mary Gross, Simon Jones, Louise Bennett, Ansell "Double Barrel" Cousins, Earl "Chinna" Smith, Carey Lowell, Louis Zorich, Bruce McGill, Anne Ramis Comedy Live action
Miracles Orion Pictures Jim Kouf (director/screenplay); Tom Conti, Teri Garr, Paul Rodriguez, Christopher Lloyd, Adalberto Martínez, Jorge Reynoso, Ken Lerner, Charles Rocket, Brion James, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, Erika Faraon, Paco Morayta, Barbara Whinnery, Squire Fridell, Ken Hixon, Jorge Russek, Shelby Leverington Comedy Live action
18 Aliens 20th Century Fox / Brandywine Productions James Cameron (director/screenplay); Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, William Hope, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Al Matthews, Mark Rolston, Ricco Ross, Colette Hiller, Daniel Kash, Cynthia Dale Scott, Tip Tipping, Trevor Steedman, Paul Maxwell, Carl Toop Sci-Fi, Action Live action
Vamp New World Pictures Richard Wenk (director/screenplay); Donald P. Borchers (screenplay); Grace Jones, Chris Makepeace, Sandy Baron, Robert Rusler, Dedee Pfeiffer, Gedde Watanabe, Billy Drago, Lisa Lyon Comedy, Horror Live action
25 Echo Park Orion Pictures Robert Dornhelm (director); Michael Ventura (screenplay); Susan Dey, Tom Hulce, Michael Bowen, Cheech Marin, John Paragon, Cassandra Peterson Comedy, Drama Live action
Haunted Honeymoon Orion Pictures Gene Wilder (director/screenplay); Terence Marsh (screenplay); Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise, Jonathan Pryce, Paul L. Smith, Bryan Pringle, Peter Vaughan, Eve Ferret, Jim Carter, Jo Ross, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Ann Way, Sally Osborne Comedy, Horror Live action
Heartburn Paramount Pictures Mike Nichols (director); Nora Ephron (screenplay); Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Stockard Channing, Jeff Daniels, Miloš Forman, Steven Hill, Catherine O'Hara, Mamie Gummer, Joanna Gleason, Anna Maria Horsford, Richard Masur, Maureen Stapleton, Mercedes Ruehl, Kevin Spacey, Dana Ivey, Karen Akers, Jack Gilpin, Kenneth Welsh Comedy, Drama Live action
Maximum Overdrive De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Stephen King (director/screenplay); Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Christopher Murney, Yeardley Smith, Frankie Faison, Leon Rippy, J.C. Quinn, Holter Graham, John Short, Ellen McElduff, Barry Bell, Patrick Miller, J. Don Ferguson, Giancarlo Esposito, Marla Maples, Stephen King Action, Horror Live action
Out of Bounds Columbia Pictures Richard Tuggle (director); Tony Kayden (screenplay); Anthony Michael Hall, Jenny Wright, Jeff Kober, Glynn Turman, Raymond J. Barry, Pepe Serna, Michele Little, Jerry Levine, Meat Loaf, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Kevin McCorkle, Linda Shayne, Maggie Gwinn, Ted Gehring, Allan Graf, John Vickery, David Chung, John Tarnoff, Dan Lewk, Tony Acierto, Tony Kayden, Jennifer Balgobin Action, Thriller Live action
The Patriot Crown International Pictures Frank Harris (director); Andy Ruben, Katt Shea Ruben (screenplay); Gregg Henry, Simone Griffeth, Michael J. Pollard, Jeff Conaway, Stack Pierce, Leslie Nielsen, Glenn Withrow, Diane Stevenett, Mike Gomez, Larry Mintz, Anthony Caldarella, Larry Moss, Smith Osbourne, Sally Brown Action Live action
Robotech: The Movie Cannon Films / Harmony Gold USA / Tatsunoko Production / Anime International Company Noboru Ishiguro, Carl Macek (directors); Ardwight Chamberlain (screenplay); Kerrigan Mahan, Iona Morris, Diane Michelle, Gregory Snegoff, Edie Mirman, Wendee Lee, Robert V. Barron, Michael McConnohie, Greg Finley, Frank Catalano, Bill Capizzi, Richard Epcar, Dave Mallow, Edward Mannix, Mike Reynolds, Tom Wyner, Wayne Anthony, Etienne Bannuett, Jaque Maecell, Ike Medlick, Spike Niblick, Bruce Winant Sci-Fi Anime
26 The Parent Trap II The Disney Channel / Walt Disney Television Ronald F. Maxwell (director); Stu Krieger (screenplay); Hayley Mills, Tom Skerritt, Carrie Kei Heim, Bridgette Andersen, Alex Harvey, Gloria Cromwell, Judith Tannen Comedy, Family Live action
30 The Assam Garden Paramount Pictures / Moving Picture Company Mary McMurray (director); Elisabeth Bond (screenplay); Deborah Kerr Drama Live action
Asterix Versus Caesar Gaumont Jacques Barclay (director); Edward Marcus (screenplay); Jack Beaber, Bill Kearns Comedy, Family Animation
Nothing in Common TriStar Pictures / Rastar Garry Marshall (director); Rick Podell, Michael Preminger (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Jackie Gleason, Eva Marie Saint, Hector Elizondo, Barry Corbin, Bess Armstrong, Sela Ward, John Kapelos, Anthony Starke, Dan Castellaneta, Michael G. Hagerty, Toni Hudson, Bruce A. Young, Kathleen Marshall, Scott Marshall, Kim Genelle, Lynda Goodfriend, Andra Akers, Tracy Reiner, Sam Denoff, Johnny Yune, Lorna Thayer, Meg Wyllie, Jeris Lee Poindexter, Frank Campanella, Conrad Janis, Philip Baker Hall, Richard Kind, Cindy Harrell, Bill Applebaum, Mona Lyden, Julio Alonso, Jane Morris, Jeff Michalski, Ben Rawnsley, Mark von Holstein, Ron Dean, Steve Sheridan, Vincent Guastaferro, John Antony, Harvey Keenan Comedy, Drama Live action
1 Choke Canyon United Film Distribution Charles Bail (director); Ovidio G. Assonitis, Alfonso Brescia, Sheila Goldberg (screenplay); Stephen Collins, Janet Julian, Bo Svenson, Lance Henriksen, Nicholas Pryor Sci-Fi Live action
Flight of the Navigator Walt Disney Pictures / Producers Sales Organization Randal Kleiser (director); Michael Burton, Matt MacManus (screenplay); Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright, Cliff DeYoung, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matt Adler, Howard Hesseman, Jonathan Sanger, Iris Acker, Richard Liberty, Raymond Forchion, Keri Rogers, Albie Whitaker Sci-Fi, Comedy Live action
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives Paramount Pictures Tom McLoughlin (director/screenplay); Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen, Renée Jones, Kerry Noonan, Darcy DeMoss, Tom Fridley, Tony Goldwyn, C.J. Graham, Dan Bradley, Alan Blumenfeld, Ron Palillo, Michael Swan, Whitney Rydbeck, Roger Rose, Nancy McLoughlin, Matthew Faison, Ann Ryerson, Vincent Guastaferro, Courtney Vickery, Bob Larkin, Wallace Merck, Cynthia Kania, Michael Nomad, Justin Nowell, Tommy Nowell Slasher Live action
Good to Go Island Pictures Blaine Novak (director/screenplay); Art Garfunkel, Robert DoQui, Harris Yulin, Richard Brooks, Richard Bauer, Hattie Winston, Fab Five Freddy, Anjelica Huston, Reginald Daughtry, Paula Davis, Michael White Crime, Thriller Live action
Howard the Duck Universal Pictures / Lucasfilm / Marvel Entertainment Willard Huyck (director/screenplay); Gloria Katz (screenplay); Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Chip Zien, David Paymer, Paul Guilfoyle, Liz Sagal, Holly Robinson, Richard Edson, Dominique Davalos, Tommy Swerdlow, Miles Chapin, Paul Comi, Richard McGonagle, Virginia Capers, Miguel Sandoval, William Hall, Richard Kiley, Ed Gale, Jordan Prentice, Tim Rose, Peter Baird, Steve Sleap, Mary Wells, Lisa Sturz, Brian Steele Comedy, Sci-Fi Live action
8 A Fine Mess Columbia Pictures Blake Edwards (director/screenplay); Ted Danson, Howie Mandel, Richard Mulligan, Stuart Margolin, María Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Edwards, Paul Sorvino, Rick Ducommun, Keye Luke, Dennis Franz, Larry Storch, Ed Herlihy, Walter Charles, Tawny Moyer, Emma Walton, Carrie Leigh, Sharan Lea Comedy Live action
One Crazy Summer Warner Bros. Pictures / A&M Films Savage Steve Holland (director/screenplay); John Cusack, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait, Curtis Armstrong, Joel Murray, William Hickey, Joe Flaherty, Mark Metcalf, John Matuszak, Kimberly Foster, Matt Mulhern, Rich Little, Tom Villard, Jeremy Piven, Rich Hall, Taylor Negron, Billie Bird, Bruce Wagner Romantic Comedy Live action
She's Gotta Have It Island Pictures / 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks Spike Lee (director/screenplay); Tracy Camilla Johns, Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Spike Lee, Raye Dowell, Joie Lee, S. Epatha Merkerson, Bill Lee, Monty Ross, Erik Dellums, Reginald Hudlin, Ernest Dickerson, Fab Five Freddy, Dennis Karika, Tiziano Cortini, Eric Payne, Marcus Turner, Gerard Brown, Eric Wilkins, Scott Sillers, Geoffrey Garfield Comedy, Drama Live action
The Transformers: The Movie De Laurentiis Entertainment Group / Hasbro / Sunbow Productions / Toei Animation Nelson Shin (director); Ron Friedman (screenplay); Peter Cullen, Judd Nelson, Robert Stack, Leonard Nimoy, Lionel Stander, Eric Idle, John Moschitta Jr., Frank Welker, Dan Gilvezan, Chris Latta, Casey Kasem, Scatman Crothers, Michael Bell, Corey Burton, Orson Welles, Neil Ross, Susan Blu, Buster Jones, Paul Eiding, Gregg Berger, Roger C. Carmel, Stanley Jones, Arthur Burghardt, Don Messick, Jack Angel, Ed Gilbert, Clive Revill, Hal Rayle, David Mendenhall, Norman Alden, Victor Caroli Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure Animation
15 Armed and Dangerous Columbia Pictures Mark L. Lester (director); Brian Grazer, James Keach, Harold Ramis, Peter Torokvei (screenplay); John Candy, Eugene Levy, Robert Loggia, Kenneth McMillan, Meg Ryan, Brion James, Jonathan Banks, Tom Lister Jr., James Tolkan, Don Stroud, Larry Hankin, Steve Railsback, Robert Burgos, Tony Burton, Larry "Flash" Jenkins, Stacy Keach, Sr., Teagan Clive, David Wohl, Glenn Withrow, Tito Puente, Saveliy Kramarov Comedy, Action, Crime Live action
The Fly 20th Century Fox David Cronenberg (director/screenplay); Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay); Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Leslie Carlson, George Chuvalo, David Cronenberg Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
Manhunter De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Michael Mann (director/screenplay); William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang, Tom Noonan Crime, Horror, Thriller Live action
22 Extremities Paramount Pictures / Atlantic Releasing Corporation Robert M. Young (director); William Mastrosimone (screenplay); Farrah Fawcett, James Russo, Diana Scarwid, Alfre Woodard, Sandy Martin, Tom Everett, Enid Kent, Clare Wren, James Avery, Eddie Velez, Donna Lynn Leavy, Michael Hennessy, Danika Hendrickson Thriller Live action
Night of the Creeps TriStar Pictures Fred Dekker (director/screenplay); Jason Lively, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow, Tom Atkins, Allan Kayser, Wally Taylor, Bruce Solomon, David Paymer, David Oliver, Dick Miller, Suzanne Snyder, John J. York, Jay Arlen Jones, Elizabeth Alda, Lori Lively, Dan Frischman, Shane Black, Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger, Robert Kerman, Ken Heron, Alice Cadogan, June Harris, Robert Kino, Vic Polizos, Evelyne Smith, Dave Alan Johnson Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy Live action
Stand by Me Columbia Pictures Rob Reiner (director); Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon (screenplay); Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, Kiefer Sutherland, Casey Siemaszko, John Cusack, Marshall Bell, Frances Lee McCain, Gary Riley, Bradley Gregg, Bruce Kirby, William Bronder, Scott Beach, Richard Dreyfuss, Jason Oliver, Andy Lindberg, Madeleine Swift, Kent Luttrell Drama Live action
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Cannon Films Tobe Hooper (director); L.M. Kit Carson (screenplay); Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Johnson, Bill Moseley, Lou Perryman, Judy Kelly, Chris Douridas, Ken Evert, Kinky Friedman, Dan Jenkins, Joe Bob Briggs Slasher, Black Comedy Live action
30 Shanghai Surprise Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / HandMade Films Jim Goddard (director); John Kohn, Robert Bentley (screenplay); Sean Penn, Madonna, Paul Freeman, Richard Griffiths, Philip Sayer, Clyde Kusatsu, George Harrison, Victor Wong, Lim Kay Tong Comedy, Adventure Live action
10 'night, Mother Universal Pictures / Aaron Spelling Productions Tom Moore (director); Marsha Norman (screenplay); Sissy Spacek, Anne Bancroft, Ed Berke, Carol Robbins, Jennifer Roosendahl, Michael Kenworthy, Sari Walker, Claire Malis Drama Live action
13 Avenging Force Cannon Films / Golan-Globus Sam Firstenberg (director); James Booth (screenplay); Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, John P. Ryan, William Wallace, Marc Alaimo, James Booth, Karl Johnson, Allison Gereighty Action Live action
19 Blue Velvet De Laurentiis Entertainment Group David Lynch (director/screenplay); Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Hope Lange, Dean Stockwell, George Dickerson, Priscilla Pointer, Frances Bay, Jack Harvey, Ken Stovitz, Brad Dourif, Jack Nance, J. Michael Hunter, Dick Green, Fred Pickler, Angelo Badalamenti, Jon Jon Snipes Mystery Live action
The Men's Club Atlantic Releasing Corporation Peter Medak (director); Leonard Michaels (screenplay); Roy Scheider, Harvey Keitel, Frank Langella, Treat Williams, David Dukes, Richard Jordan, Craig Wasson, Stockard Channing, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ann Wedgeworth, Gina Gallego, Cindy Pickett, Gwen Welles, Penny Baker, Claudia Cron, Ann Dusenberry, Rebeccah Bush, Marilyn Jones, Manette La Chance Drama Live action
Where the River Runs Black MGM Entertainment Co. Christopher Cain (director); Neal Jimenez, Peter Silverman (screenplay); Charles Durning, Peter Horton, Dana Delany, Ajay Naidu, Cástulo Guerra, Conchata Ferrell, Chico Díaz, Paulo Sergio Oliveira, Alessandro Rabelo, Marcelo Rabelo, Ariel Coelho, Divana Brandão Adventure Live action
20 Down by Law Island Pictures / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Jim Jarmusch (director/screenplay); Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Ellen Barkin, Billie Neal, Rockets Redglare, Vernel Bagneris, Joy N. Houck, Jr., Timothea, L.C. Drane, Carrie Lindsoe, Ralph Joseph, Richard Boes, Dave Petitjean Comedy Live action
21 George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation CBS / MGM/UA Television / David Gerber Productions William A. Graham (director); Richard Fielder (screenplay); Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke Astin, Jeffrey Jones, Richard Bekins, Penny Fuller, Marcia Cross, Norman Snow, Lise Hilboldt, Haviland Morris, Daniel Davis, Richard Fancy, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Leo Burmester, Paul Collins, Erika Alexander, Eve Gordon, Christopher Goutman, Jonathan Farwell, Jeff Hayenga, Guy Paul, Farnham Scott, Nicholas Kepros, Robert Kelly, Clayton Prince, Timothy Landfield, Gregory Abels, Robert Billbrough, John Timmons Biography, Drama, History Live action
24 The Name of the Rose 20th Century Fox / ZDF / France 3 Jean-Jacques Annaud (director); Andrew Birkin, Gérard Brach, Howard Franklin, Alain Godard (screenplay); Sean Connery, F. Murray Abraham, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., William Hickey, Michael Lonsdale, Ron Perlman, Christian Slater, Valentina Vargas, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin, Volker Prechtel, Michael Habeck, Urs Althaus, Leopoldo Trieste, Franco Valobra, Vernon Dobtcheff, Donald O'Brien, Andrew Birkin, Lucien Bodard, Peter Berling, Pete Lancaster, Dwight Weist Drama, Mystery Live action
26 The Boy Who Could Fly 20th Century Fox / Lorimar Film Entertainment Nick Castle (director/screenplay); Jay Underwood, Lucy Deakins, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage, Fred Gwynne, Colleen Dewhurst, Mindy Cohn, Janet MacLachlan, Jason Priestley, Cameron Bancroft, Louise Fletcher Comedy, Drama Live action
Crocodile Dundee Paramount Pictures Peter Faiman (director); Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie, John Cornell (screenplay); Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Mark Blum, David Gulpilil, Michael Lombard, John Meillon, Reginald VelJohnson, Terry Gill, Steve Rackman, Gerry Skilton, Caitlin Clarke, John Snyder, Anne Carlisle, Anne Francine, Paul Greco, David Bracks, Peter Turnbull, Rik Colitti, Christine Totos, Graham 'Grace' Walker, Nancy Mette, Paige Matthews Comedy Live action
Half Moon Street 20th Century Fox / RKO Pictures Bob Swaim (director/screenplay); Edward Behr, Paul Theroux (screenplay); Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine, Patrick Kavanagh, Keith Buckley, Nadim Sawalha, Vincent Lindon, Michael Elwyn, Ram John Holder, Niall O'Brien, Donald Pickering, Maria Aitken, Angus MacInnes, Togo Igawa, Rupert Vansittart, Anne Lambton, Philip Whitchurch, Robert Lee, Janet McTeer, Carol Cleveland, Siobhan Redmond, Faith Kent, Ann Hanson, Patrick Newman, Muriel Villiers, Ninka Scott, Jasper Jacob, Joseph Karimbeik, Anita Edwards, John Sinclair, Eiji Kusuhara, Katherine Schofield Erotic Thriller Live action
That's Life! Columbia Pictures Blake Edwards (director/screenplay); Milton Wexler (screenplay); Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Sally Kellerman, Robert Loggia, Jennifer Edwards, Rob Knepper, Matt Lattanzi, Chris Lemmon, Cynthia Sikes, Dana Sparks, Emma Walton, Felicia Farr, Theodore Wilson Comedy, Drama Live action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
3 Children of a Lesser God Paramount Pictures Randa Haines (director); Mark Medoff, Hesper Anderson (screenplay); Marlee Matlin, William Hurt, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco, Linda Bove, Allison Gompf, Bob Hiltermann Romance, Drama Live action
Round Midnight Warner Bros. Pictures / Little Bear / PECF Bertrand Tavernier (director/screenplay); David Rayfiel, Colo Tavernier (screenplay); Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet, Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Lonette McKee, Christine Pascal, Herbie Hancock, John Berry, Martin Scorsese, Bobby Hutcherson, Liliane Rovère, Pierre Trabaud, Benoît Régent, Arthur French, Philippe Noiret, Alain Sarde, Eddy Mitchell, Billy Higgins, John McLaughlin, Pierre Michelot, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Palle Mikkelborg, Mads Vinding, Cheikh Fall, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, Gabrielle Haker, Frédérique Meininger, Hart Leroy Bibbs, Ged Marlon, Victoria Gabrielle Platt, Éric Le Lann, Michel Pérez Musical, Drama Live action
Tough Guys Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners / The Bryna Company Jeff Kanew (director); James Orr, James Cruikshank (screenplay); Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charles Durning, Alexis Smith, Dana Carvey, Darlanne Fluegel, Eli Wallach, Billy Barty, Darlene Conley, Nathan Davis, Grant Aleksander, Monty Ash, Simmy Bow, Graham Jarvis, Ernie Sabella, Hilary Shepard, Jake Steinfeld, John Mariano, Jimmy Lennon, Michele Marsh, Todd Hallowell, Ellen Albertini Dow, Red Hot Chili Peppers Action, Comedy Live action
8 The Color of Money Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners Martin Scorsese (director); Richard Price (screenplay); Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver, John Turturro, Bill Cobbs, Forest Whitaker, Keith McCready, Elizabeth Bracco, Ron Dean, Iggy Pop, Charles Scorsese, Bruce A. Young Drama Live action
10 Deadly Friend Warner Bros. Pictures Wes Craven (director); Bruce Joel Rubin (screenplay); Matthew Labyorteaux, Kristy Swanson, Michael Sharrett, Anne Twomey, Richard Marcus, Anne Ramsey, Lee Paul, Russ Marin, Charles Fleischer Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
Jumpin' Jack Flash 20th Century Fox / Silver Pictures Penny Marshall (director); David Franzoni, Charles Shyer, Nancy Meyers, Chris Thompson (screenplay); Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Pryce, Stephen Collins, John Wood, Jeroen Krabbé, Jim Belushi, Sara Botsford, Peter Michael Goetz, Roscoe Lee Browne, Vyto Ruginis, Carol Kane, Annie Potts, Teagan Clive, Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman, Michael McKean, Tracey Ullman, Tracy Reiner Spy, Comedy Live action
Peggy Sue Got Married TriStar Pictures / American Zoetrope / Rastar Francis Ford Coppola (director); Jerry Leichtling, Arlene Sarner (screenplay); Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller, Catherine Hicks, Joan Allen, Kevin J. O'Connor, Jim Carrey, Lisa Jane Persky, Lucinda Jenney, Wil Shriner, Barbara Harris, Don Murray, Sofia Coppola, Maureen O'Sullivan, Leon Ames, Helen Hunt, Don Stark, Marshall Crenshaw, Glenn Withrow, Harry Basil, John Carradine, Sachi Parker Comedy, Drama Live action
True Stories Warner Bros. Pictures David Byrne (director/screenplay); Stephen Tobolowsky, Beth Henley (screenplay); John Goodman, Annie McEnroe, Swoosie Kurtz, Spalding Gray, Pops Staples, Tito Larriva, David Byrne, John Ingle, Jo Harvey Allen Musical, Comedy Live action
24 Soul Man New World Pictures Steve Miner (director); Carol Black (screenplay); C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James B. Sikking, Leslie Nielsen, James Earl Jones, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Maree Cheatham, Wallace Langham, Melora Hardin Comedy Live action
Trick or Treat De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Charles Martin Smith (director); Joel Soisson, Michael S. Murphey (screenplay); Marc Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant, Elaine Joyce, Glen Morgan, Gene Simmons, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Nunn, Charles Martin Smith, Clare Nono Horror Live action
31 Let's Get Harry TriStar Pictures Stuart Rosenberg (director); Charles Robert Carner (screenplay); Michael Schoeffling, Thomas F. Wilson, Glenn Frey, Rick Rossovich, Gary Busey, Mark Harmon, Robert Duvall, Ben Johnson, Elpidia Carrillo, Matt Clark, Bruce Gray, Jerry Hardin, David Hess, Pierrino Mascarino, Gregory Sierra, John Wesley, Eusebio Dominguez Action Live action
7 52 Pick-Up Cannon Films John Frankenheimer (director); John Steppling, Elmore Leonard (screenplay); Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, Vanity, John Glover, Clarence Williams III, Lonny Chapman, Kelly Preston, Robert Trebor, Doug McClure, Tom Byron, Herschel Savage, Ron Jeremy Hyatt, Amber Lynn, Sharon Mitchell Crime, Thriller Live action
Modern Girls Atlantic Releasing Corporation Jerry Kramer (director); Laurie Craig, Anita Rosenberg (screenplay); Virginia Madsen, Cynthia Gibb, Daphne Zuniga, Clayton Rohner, Chris Nash, Stephen Shellen, Rick Overton, John Dye, Martin Ferrero, Troy Evans, Mark Holton, Stuart Charno, Cameron Thor, Ron Campbell, Josh Richman, Pamela Springsteen, Mike Muscat Comedy Live action
Sid and Nancy The Samuel Goldwyn Company / Palace Pictures / Zenith Productions Alex Cox (director/screenplay); Abbe Wool (screenplay); Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop, Andrew Schofield, Xander Berkeley, Perry Benson, Courtney Love, Edward Tudor-Pole, Kathy Burke, Sara Sugarman, Sy Richardson, Anne Lambton, Mark Monero, Biff Yeager, Peter Lee-Wilson, Gloria LeRoy, Milton Selzer, Iggy Pop, Tony London, Graham Fletcher-Cook, Michele Winstanley, Andy Bradford, Barbara Coles Biopic Live action
Something Wild Orion Pictures Jonathan Demme (director); E. Max Frye (screenplay); Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels, Ray Liotta, Robert Ridgely, Adelle Lutz, Margaret Colin, Jack Gilpin, Su Tissue, Charles Napier, John Sayles, Tracey Walter, Gary Goetzman, John Waters, Sister Carol, The Feelies, Buzz Kilman Action, Comedy Live action
Tai-Pan De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Daryl Duke (director); John Briley, James Clavell, Stanley Mann (screenplay); Bryan Brown, John Stanton, Joan Chen, Tim Guinee, Bill Leadbitter, Russell Wong, Katy Behean, Kyra Sedgwick, Janine Turner, Norman Rodway, John Bennett, Derrick Branche, Vic Armstrong, Rosemarie Dunham, Robert Easton, Nicholas Gecks, Pat Gorman, Michael C. Gwynne, Denise Kellogg, Patrick Ryecart, Rob Spendlove, Dickey Beer, Cheng Chuang, Chen Shu, Richard Foo, Carol Gillies, Billy Horrigan, Phil Chatterton, Frans Dames Adventure, Drama Live action
8 Quiet Cool New Line Cinema Clay Borris (director/screenplay); Susan Vercellino (screenplay); James Remar, Adam Coleman Howard, Daphne Ashbrook, Jared Martin, Nick Cassavetes, Joey Sagal, Chris Mulkey, Clayton Landey, Fran Ryan, Ted White, Rob Moran, Brooks Gardner, Travis McKenna Action Live action
12 Heat New Century Vista Dick Richards, Jerry Jameson (directors); William Goldman (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Karen Young, Peter MacNicol, Neill Barry, Howard Hesseman, Diana Scarwid, Joseph Mascolo, Deborah Rush, Wendell Burton, Joe Klecko, Pete Koch Action, Thriller Live action
14 Hoosiers Orion Pictures David Anspaugh (director); Angelo Pizzo (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley, Maris Valainis, Brad Long, Steve Hollar, Fern Persons, Chelcie Ross, David Neidorf, Brad Boyle, Wade Schenck, Kent Poole, Scott Summers Sports Live action
Streets of Gold 20th Century Fox Joe Roth (director); Heywood Gould, Richard Price, Tom Cole, Dezsö Magyar (screenplay); Klaus Maria Brandauer, Adrian Pasdar, Wesley Snipes, Angela Molina, Elya Baskin, Rainbow Harvest, John Mahoney, Dan O'Shea Drama Live action
21 An American Tail Universal Pictures / Sullivan Bluth Studios / Amblin Entertainment Don Bluth (director); Don Bluth, John Pomeroy, Gary Goldman (producers); Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss (screenplay); David Kirschner, Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss (story); David Kirschner (creator); Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall (executive producers); Steven Spielberg, David Kirschner (executive producers); Cynthia Weil, James Horner, Barry Mann (original songs), James Horner (music); Phillip Glasser, Amy Green, Nehemiah Persoff, Erica Yohn, Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Pat Musick, Cathianne Blore, John Finnegan, Will Ryan, Hal Smith, Neil Ross, Madeline Kahn, Dan Kuenster Musical, Adventure, Drama, Family Animation
Defense of the Realm Hemdale Film Corporation David Drury (director); Martin Stellman (screenplay); Gabriel Byrne, Greta Scacchi, Denholm Elliott, Ian Bannen, Fulton Mackay, Bill Paterson, David Calder, Frederick Treves, Robbie Coltrane, Annabel Leventon, Graham Fletcher-Cook, Danny Webb, Prentis Hancock, Mark Tandy, Oliver Ford Davies, George Ellis Jonesas, James Fleet, Lyndon Brook, Philip Whitchurch, Laurance Rudic Thriller Live action
Firewalker Cannon Films J. Lee Thompson (director); Robert Gosnell (screenplay); Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett Jr., Melody Anderson, Will Sampson, Sonny Landham, John Rhys-Davies, Ian Abercrombie, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, John Hazelwood, Richard Lee-Sung, Álvaro Carcaño, Dale Payne, Kevin Zinter, Mário Arévalo, Miguel Ángel Fuentes Action, Adventure Live action
Song of the South (re-issue) Walt Disney Pictures Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson (director); Morton Grant, Maurice Rapf, Dalton S. Reymond, Bill Peet, George Stallings, Ralph Wright (screenplay); James Baskett, Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten, Ruth Warrick, Hattie McDaniel, Lucile Watson, Mary Field, Johnny Lee, Nick Stewart, Roy Glenn, Clarence Nash, Glenn Leedy, Erik Rolf, Olivier Urbain, Anita Brown, George Nokes, Gene Holland, Helen Crozier Musical, Drama Live action / Animation
The Wraith New Century Vista Mike Marvin (director/screenplay); Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid, Matthew Barry, Clint Howard, Griffin O'Neal, David Sherrill, Jamie Bozian, Chris Nash, Christopher Bradley, Jeffrey Sudzin, Peder Melhuse, Michael Hundrtford, Dick Alexander, Vickie Benson, Steven Eckholdt, Elizabeth Cox, Joan H. Reynolds Action, Horror Live action
26 The Mosquito Coast Warner Bros. Pictures Peter Weir (director); Paul Schrader (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Conrad Roberts, Andre Gregory, Martha Plimpton, Dick O'Neill, Jadrien Steele, Jason Alexander, William Newman, Aurora Clavel, Butterfly McQueen, Melanie Boland, Hilary Gordon, Rebecca Gordon, Alice Heffernan-Sneed Drama Live action
Nutcracker: The Motion Picture Atlantic Releasing Corporation / Pacific Northwest Ballet / Hyperion Pictures / The Kushner-Locke Company Carroll Ballard (director) Musical, Christmas Live action
Solarbabies Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Alan Johnson (director); Walon Green, Douglas Anthony Metrov (screenplay); Richard Jordan, Jami Gertz, Jason Patric, Lukas Haas, Charles Durning, James LeGros, Peter DeLuise, Adrian Pasdar, Sarah Douglas, Frank Converse, Terrence Mann, Alexei Sayle, Bruce Payne, Willoughby Gray, Claude Brooks, Peter Kowanko Sci-Fi Live action
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Paramount Pictures Leonard Nimoy (director); Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes, Nicholas Meyer, Harve Bennett (screenplay); William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Jane Wyatt, Catherine Hicks, Mark Lenard, Robin Curtis, Robert Ellenstein, John Schuck, Brock Peters, Michael Berryman, Grace Lee Whitney, Jane Wiedlin, Vijay Amritraj, Majel Barrett, Nick Ramus, Kirk R. Thatcher, Jeff Lester, Joe Lando, Madge Sinclair Sci-Fi Live action
28 Eye of the Tiger Village Roadshow Pictures Richard C. Sarafian (director); Michael Thomas Montgomery (screenplay); Gary Busey, Yaphet Kotto, Seymour Cassel, Bert Remsen, Denise Galik, William Smith, Judith Barsi, Kimberlin Brown, Ted Markland Action, Drama Live action
5 Heartbreak Ridge Warner Bros. Pictures / Malpaso Productions Clint Eastwood (director); James Carabastos, Joseph Stinson (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn, Eileen Heckart, Bo Svenson, Boyd Gaines, Mario Van Peebles, Vincent Irizarry, Ramón Franco, Tom Villard, Mike Gomez, Peter Koch, Richard Venture, Peter Jason, John Hostetter, Mark Mattingly, Arlen Dean Snyder, Rodney Hill War Live action
12 Crimes of the Heart De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Bruce Beresford (director); Beth Henley (screenplay); Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Tess Harper, Hurd Hatfield, Beeson Carroll, David Carpenter Black Comedy Live action
The Golden Child Paramount Pictures / Industrial Light & Magic Michael Ritchie (director); Dennis Feldman (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Charlotte Lewis, Charles Dance, Victor Wong, Randall "Tex" Cobb, James Hong, Tiger Chung Lee, Pons Maar, Wally Taylor, Eric Douglas, Charles Levin, Marilyn Schreffler, Frank Welker, J.L. Reate, Shakti Chen, Tau Logo, Peter Kwong Comedy, Fantasy Live action
Native Son Cinecom Pictures Jerrold Freedman (director); Richard Wesley (screenplay); Victor Love, Elizabeth McGovern, Matt Dillon, Geraldine Page, Oprah Winfrey, Akosua Busia, Carroll Baker, John McMartin, Art Evans, John Karlen, Willard E. Pugh, Ving Rhames Drama Live action
Three Amigos Orion Pictures / HBO Films John Landis (director); Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, Randy Newman (screenplay); Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alfonso Arau, Tony Plana, Patrice Martinez, Joe Mantegna, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Tino Insana, Kai Wulff, Norbert Weisser, Brian Thompson, Randy Newman, Rebecca Underwood, Loyda Ramos, Phillip Gordon Comedy, Western Live action
14 A Smoky Mountain Christmas ABC / Sandollar Productions Henry Winkler (director); William Bleich, Dolly Parton (screenplay); Dolly Parton, Lee Majors, Dan Hedaya, Anita Morris, Bo Hopkins, John Ritter, Rance Howard, René Auberjonois, Jean Speegle Howard, Danny Cooksey, Ashley Bank, Gennie James, Linda Hoy, Douglas Seale, David Ackroyd, Carl Franklin, Debra Christofferson, Chad Sheets, Daryl Bartley, Marc D. Robinson, Micah Rowe, Jeanne Hepple, Claude Earl Jones, Chris Nash, Clint Parton, Bryan Seaver Musical, Fantasy Live action
19 Babes in Toyland NBC / MGM Television / Sony Pictures Television Clive Donner (director); Glen MacDonough, Paul Zindel (screenplay); Drew Barrymore, Richard Mulligan, Eileen Brennan, Keanu Reeves, Jill Schoelen, Pat Morita, Rolf Knie, Googy Gress, Walter Buschhoff, Shari Weiser, Gaston Haeni, Pipo Sosman, Chad Carlson, Jean Moake, Bill Marcus Musical, Adventure, Family, Fantasy Live action
King Kong Lives De Laurentiis Entertainment Group John Guillermin (director); Ronald Shusett, Steven Pressfield (screenplay); Brian Kerwin, Linda Hamilton, John Ashton, Peter Michael Goetz, Michael Forest, Leon Rippy, Herschel Sparber, Peter Elliott, George Yiasoumi, Benjamin Kechley, Frank Maraden, Jimmie Ray Weeks, Wallace Merck, Dean Whitworth, Robin Cahall, Matt Totty Monster Live action
Lady and the Tramp (re-issue) Walt Disney Pictures Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske (director); Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Ralph Wright, Don DaGradi (screenplay); Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Bill Thompson, Dallas McKennon, Bill Baucom, Verna Felton, Peggy Lee, George Givot, Lee Millar, Stan Freberg, Alan Reed, Thurl Ravenscroft, Bill Lee, Max Smith, Bob Hamlin, Bob Stevens Musical, Romance Animation
Little Shop of Horrors Warner Bros. Pictures / The Geffen Film Company Frank Oz (director); Howard Ashman (screenplay); Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, Jim Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest, Bill Murray, Tichina Arnold, Michelle Weeks, Tisha Campbell, Levi Stubbs, Miriam Margoyles, Stanley Jones, Mak Wilson, Danny John-Jules, Heather Henson, Vincent Wong, Kerry Shale, Anthony Asbury, Brian Henson, Mak Wilson, David Barclay, Marcus Clarke, Toby Philpott, Don Austen, William Todd-Jones, Michael Quinn, James Barton, Ronnie Le Drew, Danny Cunningham, Gary Palmer, Paul Swaby, Robert Tygner, Sue Dacre, Paul Springer, David Greenaway, Michael Bayliss, Michael Barclay, Chris Leith, Terry Lee, Ian Tregonning, John Alexander, James Barton, Graham Fletcher Musical, Horror, Black Comedy Live action / Puppetry
No Mercy TriStar Pictures Richard Pearce (director); Jim Carabatsos (screenplay); Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Jeroen Krabbé, George Dzundza, Gary Basaraba, William Atherton, Terry Kinney, Ely Pouget, Bruce McGill, Ray Sharkey, Marita Geraghty, Aleta Mitchell, Fred Gratton, Dionisio, Kim Chan, George Dickerson Crime Live action
Platoon Orion Pictures / Hemdale Film Corporation Oliver Stone (director/screenplay); Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, John C. McGinley, Kevin Dillon, Keith David, Mark Moses, Francesco Quinn, Forest Whitaker, Tony Todd, Richard Edson, Johnny Depp, Corey Glover, Chris Pedersen, Dale Dye, Reggie Johnson, Corkey Ford, David Neidorf, Paul Sanchez, Bob Orwig War Live action
25 Brighton Beach Memoirs Universal Pictures / Rastar Gene Saks (director); Neil Simon (screenplay); Blythe Danner, Bob Dishy, Judith Ivey, Jonathan Silverman, Stacey Glick, Lisa Waltz, Brian Drillinger Comedy Live action
The Morning After 20th Century Fox / Lorimar Film Entertainment Sidney Lumet (director); James Hicks, David Rayfiel (screenplay); Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raul Julia, Diane Salinger, Richard Foronjy, Bruce Vilanch, Geoffrey Scott, Kathleen Wilhoite, Corey Everson, Kathy Bates, Frances Bergen, James Haake, Don Hood Mystery Live action
31 My Letter to George RKO Pictures Michael Laughlin (director/screenplay); Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Michael Murphy, Dan Shor, Harry Andrews, Philip Holder, Beryl Te Wiata, Reg Evans, Jonathan Hardy, Don Selwyn, Derek Hardwick, Jonathan Elsom, George Spoors, Bob Gould, Norman Fairley Drama Live action
Wisdom 20th Century Fox / Cannon Films Emilio Estevez (director/screenplay); Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, William Allen Young, Ernie Lively, Charlie Sheen, Richard Minchenberg, Brenda Medcalf Romance, Crime Live action
Witchboard Cinema Group Kevin Tenney (director/screenplay); Todd Allen, Tawny Kitaen, Stephen Nichols, Kathleen Wilhoite, Burke Byrnes, James W. Quinn, Rose Marie Horror, Thriller Live action

Notable films released in 1986

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Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 4 Una Merkel 82 US Actress
14 Donna Reed 64 US Actress
24 Gordon MacRae 64 US Actor, Singer
27 Lilli Palmer 78 Germany Actress
29 Leif Erickson 74 US Actor
February 2 Donald Eccles 77 UK Actor
6 Dandy Nichols 78 UK Actress
10 Brian Aherne 83 UK Actor
16 Howard Da Silva 82 US Actor, Producer
17 Paul Stewart 77 US Actor, Producer
19 Adolfo Celi 63 Italy Actor
22 Bill Hickman 65 US Stuntman, Actor
23 Nino Taranto 78 Italy Actor
25 Pasquale Festa Campanile 58 Italy Director, Writer
27 Eugene Forde 87 US Director
March 3 Peter Capell 73 Germany Actor, Writer
6 Adolph Caesar 52 US Actor
10 Ray Milland 77 US Actor, Director
14 Edith Atwater 74 US Actress
22 Olive Deering 67 US Actress
22 Derek Farr 74 UK Actor
22 Charles Starrett 82 US Actor
25 Gloria Blondell 75 US Actress
28 Virginia Gilmore 66 US Actress
29 Harry Ritz 86 US Comedian, Actor
30 James Cagney 86 US Actor, Producer
31 Jerry Paris 60 US Actor, Director
April 3 Mary C. McCall Jr. 81 US Screenwriter
7 Chester Erskine 77 US Director
13 Stephen Stucker 38 US Actor
15 Tim McIntire 41 US Actor
21 Marjorie Eaton 85 US Actress
23 Otto Preminger 80 US Director, Actor, Producer
26 Broderick Crawford 74 US Actor, Producer
26 Bessie Love 87 UK Actress
30 Robert Stevenson 81 US Director
May 3 Robert Alda 72 US Actor
9 Herschel Bernardi 62 US Actor
12 Elisabeth Bergner 88 Ukraine Actress
22 Martin Gabel 73 US Actor
23 Sterling Hayden 70 US Actor
26 Gunnar Björnstrand 74 Sweden Actor
28 Lurene Tuttle 78 US Actress
31 Sylvia Coleridge 76 UK Actress
June 3 Anna Neagle 81 UK Actress
11 Reed De Rouen 69 UK Actor
13 Benny Goodman 77 US Musician
20 Julie Duncan 67 US Actress
23 Nigel Stock 66 UK Actor
30 Margalo Gillmore 89 UK Actress
July 3 Rudy Vallee 84 US Actor, Singer
10 Jody Lawrance 55 US Actress
15 Benny Rubin 87 US Actor
18 Buddy Baer 71 US Actor
19 Daniel L. Fapp 82 US Cinematographer
19 Harold D. Schuster 83 US Film Editor, Director
25 Vincente Minnelli 83 US Director
28 John Alcott 55 UK Cinematographer
August 6 Emilio Fernández 82 Mexico Actor, Director
10 Jacqueline Gadsden 86 US Actress
13 Helen Mack 72 US Actress
19 Hermione Baddeley 79 US Actress
20 Walter Brooke 71 US Actor
26 Ted Knight 62 US Actor
September 1 Murray Hamilton 63 US Actor
6 Blanche Sweet 90 US Actress
15 Virginia Gregg 70 US Actress
26 Brian Desmond Hurst 91 Ireland Director
28 Denis Carey 77 UK Actor
28 Robert Helpmann 77 Australia Actor, Director
October 5 Hal B. Wallis 88 US Producer
14 Yvette Dugay 54 US Actress
14 Keenan Wynn 70 US Actor
14 Spec O'Donnell 75 US Actor
17 Leah Rhodes 84 US Costume Designer
25 Forrest Tucker 67 US Actor
28 Ian Marter 42 UK Actor
31 Marcella Martin 70 US Actress
November 2 Harry Brown 69 US Screenwriter
8 Beatrice Kay 79 US Singer, Actress
11 Roger C. Carmel 54 US Actor
21 Jerry Colonna 82 US Actor
21 Dar Robinson 39 US Stuntman, Actor
22 Scatman Crothers 76 US Actor
27 Robert Priestley 85 US Set Decorator
29 Herb Vigran 76 US Actor
29 Cary Grant 82 US Actor
December 2 Ken Scott 58 UK Actor
2 Desi Arnaz 69 US Actor, Singer
10 Susan Cabot 59 US Actress
11 Carlos Ramirez 70 US Actor, Singer
13 Heather Angel 77 UK Actress, Voice Actress
18 Mamo Clark 72 US Actress
18 Winifred Deforest Coffin 75 US Actress
22 Harvey Stephens 85 US Actor
23 Gerhard Bienert 88 Germany Actor, Writer
26 Elsa Lanchester 84 UK Actress
28 Andrei Tarkovsky 54 USSR Director, Writer

Film debuts

See also


  1. ^ "Domestic Box Office For 1986". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 18 December 2019.