1986 in film

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.

List of years in film (table)
In home video
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
In television
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

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

Highest-grossing films of 1986[1]
RankTitleDistributorBox-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

Events

Awards

Category/Organization44th Golden Globe Awards
January 31, 1987
40th BAFTA Awards
February 22, 1987
59th Academy Awards
March 30, 1987
DramaComedy or Musical
Best FilmPlatoonHannah and Her SistersA Room with a ViewPlatoon
Best DirectorOliver Stone
Platoon
Woody Allen
Hannah and Her Sisters
Oliver Stone
Platoon
Best ActorBob Hoskins
Mona Lisa
Paul Hogan
Crocodile Dundee
Bob Hoskins
Mona Lisa
Paul Newman
The Color of Money
Best ActressMarlee 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 ActorTom Berenger
Platoon
Ray McAnally
The Mission
Michael Caine
Hannah and Her Sisters
Best Supporting ActressMaggie Smith
A Room with a View
Judi Dench
A Room with a View
Dianne Wiest
Hannah and Her Sisters
Best Screenplay, AdaptedThe Mission
Robert Bolt
Out of Africa
Kurt Luedtke
A Room with a View
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Best Screenplay, OriginalHannah and Her Sisters
Woody Allen
Hannah and Her Sisters
Woody Allen
Best Original ScoreEnnio 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 FilmThe Assault
(De Aanslag)
Ran
(Ran)
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.

January–March

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10 Black Moon RisingNew World PicturesHarley 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 OpperActionLive action
17 The Adventures of the American RabbitAtlantic Releasing Corporation / Clubhouse Pictures / Toei AnimationFred 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 MorganChildren, SuperheroAnimation
The Clan of the Cave BearWarner Bros. Pictures / Producers Sales OrganizationMichael 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 ReidFantasyLive action
Heathcliff: The MovieAtlantic Releasing Corporation / Clubhouse Pictures / DIC Entertainment / LBS CommunicationsBruno 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 ZeiglerChildrenAnimation
Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! (re-release)Atlantic Releasing Corporation / Clubhouse Pictures / Hanna-BarberaWilliam 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 WailersComedy, MusicalAnimation
Iron EagleTriStar PicturesSidney 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 GarrisonActionLive action
TrollEmpire PicturesJohn 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 ArmaniFantasy, ComedyLive action
24 My ChauffeurCrown International PicturesDavid 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 MillerComedy, DramaLive action
31 The Best of TimesUniversal Pictures / Kings Road EntertainmentRoger 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 GoldComedyLive action
Down and Out in Beverly HillsTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen PartnersPaul Mazursky (director/screenplay); Leon Capetanos (screenplay); Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Elizabeth Peña, Little Richard, Evan Richards, Tracy Nelson, Felton PerryComedyLive action
Power20th Century Fox / Lorimar ProductionsSidney 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 SalingerDramaLive action
YoungbloodMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United ArtistsPeter 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 RichmondDrama, SportsLive action
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7 F/XOrion PicturesRobert 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 BassettAction, ThrillerLive action
Hannah and Her SistersOrion PicturesWoody Allen (director/screenplay); Woody Allen, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Carrie Fisher, Barbara Hershey, Lloyd Nolan, Maureen O'Sullivan, Daniel Stern, Max von Sydow, Dianne WiestComedy, DramaLive action
14 The Delta ForceCannon Films / Golan-GlobusMenahem 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 RothAction, ThrillerLive action
Knights of the CityNew World PicturesDominic Orlando (director); Leon Isaac Kennedy (screenplay); Leon Isaac Kennedy, Nicholas Campbell, John Mengatti, Janine Turner, Stoney Jackson, Floyd Levine, Michael AnsaraAction, AdventureLive action
QuicksilverColumbia PicturesThomas 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 JohnsonDramaLive action
TerrorVisionEmpire PicturesTed 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 LeamerHorror, ComedyLive action
Turtle DiaryThe Samuel Goldwyn CompanyJohn 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 PringleComedy, Drama, RomanceLive action
WildcatsWarner Bros. PicturesMichael 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 HillComedy, SportsLive action
19 Parting GlancesCinecomBill 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, NadaComedy, DramaLive action
21 9½ WeeksMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Producers Sales OrganizationAdrian 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 TruroErotic, Romance, DramaLive action
The HitcherTriStar Pictures / HBO Films / Silver Screen PartnersRobert 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 EpperHorrorLive action
28 HouseNew World PicturesSteve 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 BarringtonComedy, HorrorLive action
Pretty in PinkParamount PicturesHoward 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 RoswellRomantic Comedy, DramaLive action
SalvadorHemdale Film CorporationOliver Stone (director/screenplay); Richard Boyle (screenplay); James Woods, Jim Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage, Elpidia Carrillo, Cynthia Gibb, Tony Plana, José Carlos RuizWar, DramaLive action
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7 Care Bears Movie II: A New GenerationColumbia Pictures / Nelvana / LBS Communications / American GreetingsDale 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 FiguraChildrenAnimation
Highlander20th Century Fox / Cannon FilmsRussell 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 RobertsAction, Adventure, FantasyLive action
NomadsAtlantic Releasing CorporationJohn 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 MercadoHorror, ThrillerLive action
Sleeping Beauty (re-issue)Walt Disney PicturesClyde 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 FowlerFantasy, FamilyAnimation
14 CrossroadsColumbia PicturesWalter 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 WalshMusical, DramaLive action
Gung HoParamount PicturesRon 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 HammondComedyLive action
21 GoBots: Battle of the Rock LordsAtlantic Releasing Corporation / Clubhouse Pictures / Hanna-Barbera / Tonka CorporationRay 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 WardSci-FiAnimation
Just Between FriendsOrion Pictures / MTM EnterprisesAllan Burns (director/screenplay); Mary Tyler Moore, Christine Lahti, Sam Waterston, Ted Danson, Mark Blum, Salome Jens, Jane GreerDramaLive action
Police Academy 3: Back in TrainingWarner Bros. PicturesJerry 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,ComedyLive action
RadTriStar PicturesHal 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 RoerigSportsLive action
26 The Money PitUniversal Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentRichard 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 JeterComedyLive action
28 Lucas20th Century FoxDavid Seltzer (director/screenplay); Corey Haim, Charlie Sheen, Kerri Green, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Winona Ryder, Jeremy Piven, Tom Hodges, Guy Boyd, Garrett M. BrownTragicomedyLive action

April–June

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11 Band of the HandTriStar PicturesPaul 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 ShannonAction, CrimeLive action
CrittersNew Line CinemaStephen 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 LawrenceSci-Fi, Comedy, HorrorLive action
Off BeatTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen PartnersMichael 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 PendletonComedyLive action
A Room with a ViewCurzon Film Distributors / Merchant Ivory Productions / Goldcrest Films / Film Four InternationalJames 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 CellierRomanceLive action
18 At Close RangeOrion PicturesJames 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 ParkerCrime, DramaLive action
Desert BloomColumbia Pictures / Carson ProductionsEugene 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 McCarthyDramaLive action
Murphy's LawCannon FilmsJ. 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 BrodieThrillerLive action
25 8 Million Ways to DieTriStar Pictures / Producers Sales OrganizationHal 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. ArnoldCrimeLive action
Violets Are BlueColumbia Pictures / RastarJack 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 SparksRomance, DramaLive action
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2 Blue CityParamount PicturesMichelle 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 TextonesDramaLive action
Saving GraceColumbia Pictures / Embassy PicturesRobert 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 ZoffoliComedy, DramaLive action
4 North and South: Book II, Love and WarABC / David L. Wolper Productions / Warner Bros. TelevisionKevin 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 MuscatDrama, History, RomanceLive action
9 Dangerously CloseCannon FilmsAlbert Pyun (director); John Stockwell, Scott Fields, Marty Ross (screenplay); John Stockwell, Carey Lowell, Madison Mason, Bradford Bancroft, J. Eddie PeckAction, ThrillerLive action
Fire with FireParamount PicturesDuncan 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 HarrisRomance, DramaLive action
Short CircuitTriStar Pictures / Producers Sales OrganizationJohn Badham (director); S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock (screenplay); Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton, G.W. Bailey, Brian McNamara, Marvin J. McIntyre, Tim Blaney, Barbara Tarbuck, John Badham, Jack Angel, Don Messick, Cam Clarke, John Garber, Penny Stanton, Vernon WeddleSci-Fi, ComedyLive action
14 Sweet LibertyUniversal PicturesAlan Alda (director/screenplay); Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bob Hoskins, Lise Hilboldt, Lillian Gish, Saul Rubinek, Lois Chiles, Linda ThorsonComedyLive action
16 Hard ChoicesLorimar-TelepicturesRick King (director/screenplay); Margaret Klenck, John Sayles, John Seitz, J.T. Walsh, John Snyder, Martin Donovan, Spalding GrayCrimeLive action
Top GunParamount Pictures / Jerry BruckheimerTony 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 PasdarAction, Drama, RomanceLive action
21 CrawlspaceEmpire PicturesDavid Schmoeller (director/screenplay); Klaus Kinski, Talia Balsam, Barbara Whinnery, Carole Francis, Tané McClure, Sally Brown, Jack Heller, David Abbott, Kenneth Robert Shippy, Sherry BuchananHorror, ThrillerLive action
23 CobraWarner Bros. Pictures / Cannon FilmsGeorge 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 DemopoulosActionLive action
Poltergeist II: The Other SideMetro-Goldwyn-MayerBrian Gibson (director); Michael Grais, Mark Victor (screenplay); JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke, Oliver Robins, Julian Beck, Zelda Rubinstein, Will Sampson, Geraldine FitzgeraldHorror, ComedyLive action
30 A Great WallOrion ClassicsPeter Wang (director); Shirley Sun, Peter Wang (screenplay); Peter Wang, Kelvin Han Yee, Sharon IwaiComedy, DramaLive action
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6 Invaders from MarsCannon FilmsTobe 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 CoxSci-Fi, HorrorLive action
My Little Pony: The MovieDe Laurentiis Entertainment Group / Hasbro / Sunbow Productions / Toei AnimationMichael 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 WayneMusical, Fantasy, ChildrenAnimation
Raw DealDe Laurentiis Entertainment Group / Embassy PicturesJohn 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 HoltActionLive action
SpaceCamp20th Century Fox / ABC Motion PicturesHarry Winer (director); Clifford Green, Casey T. Mitchell (screenplay); Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Larry B. Scott, Joaquin Phoenix, Tate Donovan, Tom Skerritt, Frank WelkerAdventureLive action
11 Ferris Bueller's Day OffParamount PicturesJohn 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 HughesComedyLive action
13 Back to SchoolOrion PicturesAlan 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. SnyderComedyLive action
Belizaire the CajunSkouras PicturesGlen 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 GoulasDrama, History, RomanceLive action
The Manhattan Project20th Century FoxMarshall Brickman (director/screenplay); Thomas Baum (screenplay); John Lithgow, Christopher Collet, Cynthia Nixon, John Mahoney, Jill Eikenberry, Robert Sean Leonard, Richard Jenkins, Gregg EdelmanThrillerLive action
Mona LisaIsland Pictures / HandMade FilmsNeil 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 DarlingCrime, DramaLive action
Never Too Young to DiePaul EntertainmentGil 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 HallAction, AdventureLive action
18 Legal EaglesUniversal PicturesIvan 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 ByrnesComedyLive action
20 The Karate Kid Part IIColumbia PicturesJohn 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 GilyardMartial Arts, DramaLive action
27 American AnthemColumbia Pictures / Lorimar Motion PicturesAlbert 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 GressSports, DramaLive action
LabyrinthTriStar Pictures / The Jim Henson Company / LucasfilmJim 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 DixonAdventure, Fantasy, MusicalLive action / Puppetry
Running ScaredMetro-Goldwyn-MayerPeter Hyams (director); Gary DeVore, Jimmy Huston (screenplay); Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Steven Bauer, Darlanne Fluegel, Joe Pantoliano, Dan Hedaya, Jon Gries, Tracy Reed, Jimmy SmitsAction, ComedyLive action
Ruthless PeopleTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen PartnersDavid 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 ApplegateBlack ComedyLive action

July–September

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2 About Last NightTriStar PicturesEdward 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 NechesRomantic Comedy, DramaLive action
Big Trouble in Little China20th Century FoxJohn 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 CraigAction, FantasyLive action
The Great Mouse DetectiveWalt Disney PicturesRon 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 ManchesterFamily, Mystery, ComedyAnimation
Psycho IIIUniversal PicturesAnthony 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 CumminsSlasher, HorrorLive action
Under the Cherry MoonWarner Bros. PicturesPrince (director); Becky Johnston (screenplay); Prince, Jerome Benton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Steven Berkoff, Emmanuelle Sallet, Alexandra Stewart, Francesca Annis, Victor Spinetti, Myriam Tadesse, Moune De VivierMusical, DramaLive action
11 Club ParadiseWarner Bros. PicturesHarold 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 RamisComedyLive action
MiraclesOrion PicturesJim 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 LeveringtonComedyLive action
18 Aliens20th Century Fox / Brandywine ProductionsJames 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 ToopSci-Fi, ActionLive action
VampNew World PicturesRichard Wenk (director/screenplay); Donald P. Borchers (screenplay); Chris Makepeace, Sandy Baron, Robert Rusler, Dedee Pfeiffer, Gedde Watanabe, Grace Jones, Billy Drago, Lisa LyonComedy, HorrorLive action
25 Echo ParkOrion PicturesRobert Dornhelm (director); Michael Ventura (screenplay); Susan Dey, Tom Hulce, Michael Bowen, Cheech Marin, John Paragon, Cassandra PetersonComedy, DramaLive action
Haunted HoneymoonOrion PicturesGene 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 OsborneComedy, HorrorLive action
HeartburnParamount PicturesMike 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 WelshComedy, DramaLive action
Maximum OverdriveDe Laurentiis Entertainment GroupStephen 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 KingAction, HorrorLive action
Out of BoundsColumbia PicturesRichard 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 BalgobinAction, ThrillerLive action
The PatriotCrown International PicturesFrank 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 BrownActionLive action
Robotech: The MovieCannon Films / Harmony Gold USA / Tatsunoko Production / Anime International CompanyNoboru 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 WinantSci-FiAnime
30 The Assam GardenParamount Pictures / Moving Picture CompanyMary McMurray (director); Elisabeth Bond (screenplay); Deborah KerrDramaLive action
Asterix Versus CaesarGaumontJacques Barclay (director); Edward Marcus (screenplay); Jack Beaber, Bill KearnsComedy, FamilyAnimation
Nothing in CommonTriStar Pictures / RastarGarry Marshall (director); Rick Podell, Michael Preminger (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Jackie Gleason, Eva Marie Saint, Hector Elizondo, Barry Corbin, Bess Armstrong, Sela WardComedy, DramaLive action
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1 Choke CanyonUnited Film DistributionCharles Bail (director); Ovidio G. Assonitis, Alfonso Brescia, Sheila Goldberg (screenplay); Stephen Collins, Janet Julian, Bo Svenson, Lance Henriksen, Nicholas PryorSci-FiLive action
Flight of the NavigatorWalt Disney Pictures / Producers Sales OrganizationRandal 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 WhitakerSci-Fi, ComedyLive action
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason LivesParamount PicturesTom 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 NowellSlasherLive action
Good to GoIsland PicturesBlaine 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 WhiteCrime, ThrillerLive action
Howard the DuckUniversal Pictures / Lucasfilm / Marvel EntertainmentWillard 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 SteeleComedy, Sci-FiLive action
8 A Fine MessColumbia PicturesBlake 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 LeaComedyLive action
One Crazy SummerWarner Bros. Pictures / A&M FilmsSavage 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 WagnerRomantic ComedyLive action
She's Gotta Have ItIsland Pictures / 40 Acres and a Mule FilmworksSpike 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 GarfieldComedy, DramaLive action
The Transformers: The MovieDe Laurentiis Entertainment Group / Hasbro / Sunbow Productions / Toei AnimationNelson 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 CaroliSci-Fi, Action, AdventureAnimation
15 Armed and DangerousColumbia PicturesMark 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 KramarovComedy, Action, CrimeLive action
The Fly20th Century FoxDavid Cronenberg (director/screenplay); Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay); Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Leslie Carlson, George Chuvalo, David CronenbergSci-Fi, HorrorLive action
ManhunterDe Laurentiis Entertainment GroupMichael Mann (director/screenplay); William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang, Tom NoonanCrime, Horror, ThrillerLive action
22 ExtremitiesParamount Pictures / Atlantic Releasing CorporationRobert 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 HendricksonThrillerLive action
Stand by MeColumbia PicturesRob 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 LuttrellDramaLive action
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2Cannon FilmsTobe 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 BriggsSlasher, Black ComedyLive action
30 Shanghai SurpriseMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / HandMade FilmsJim Goddard (director); John Kohn, Robert Bentley (screenplay); Sean Penn, Madonna, Paul Freeman, Richard Griffiths, Philip Sayer, Clyde Kusatsu, George Harrison, Victor Wong, Lim Kay TongComedy, AdventureLive action
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10 'night, MotherUniversal Pictures / Aaron Spelling ProductionsTom Moore (director); Marsha Norman (screenplay); Sissy Spacek, Anne Bancroft, Ed Berke, Carol Robbins, Jennifer Roosendahl, Michael Kenworthy, Sari Walker, Claire MalisDramaLive action
13 Avenging ForceCannon Films / Golan-GlobusSam Firstenberg (director); James Booth (screenplay); Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, John P. Ryan, William Wallace, Marc Alaimo, James Booth, Karl Johnson, Allison GereightyActionLive action
19 Blue VelvetDe Laurentiis Entertainment GroupDavid 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 SnipesMysteryLive action
The Men's ClubAtlantic Releasing CorporationPeter 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 ChanceDramaLive action
20 Down by LawIsland Pictures / PolyGram Filmed EntertainmentJim 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 PetitjeanComedyLive action
24 The Name of the Rose20th Century Fox / ZDF / France 3Jean-Jacques Annaud (director); Andrew Birkin, Gerard 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 WeistDrama, MysteryLive action
26 The Boy Who Could Fly20th Century Fox / Lorimar Film EntertainmentNick Castle (director/screenplay); Jay Underwood, Lucy Deakins, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage, Fred Gwynne, Colleen Dewhurst, Mindy Cohn, Janet MacLachlan, Jason Priestley, Cameron Bancroft, Louise FletcherComedy, DramaLive action
Crocodile DundeeParamount PicturesPeter 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 MatthewsComedyLive action
Half Moon Street20th Century Fox / RKO PicturesBob 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 SchofieldErotic ThrillerLive action
That's Life!Columbia PicturesBlake 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 WilsonComedy, DramaLive action

October–December

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3 Children of a Lesser GodParamount PicturesRanda Haines (director); Mark Medoff, Hesper Anderson (screenplay); Marlee Matlin, William Hurt, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco, Linda Bove, Allison Gompf, Bob HiltermannRomance, DramaLive action
Tough GuysTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners / Bryna ProductionsJeff 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 BowAction, ComedyLive action
8 The Color of MoneyTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen PartnersMartin Scorsese (director); Richard Price (screenplay); Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver, John Turturro, Bill Cobbs, Forest WhitakerDramaLive action
10 Deadly FriendWarner Bros. PicturesWes Craven (director); Bruce Joel Rubin (screenplay); Matthew Labyorteaux, Kristy Swanson, Michael Sharrett, Anne Twomey, Richard Marcus, Anne Ramsey, Lee Paul, Russ Marin, Charles FleischerSci-Fi, HorrorLive action
Jumpin' Jack Flash20th Century Fox / Silver PicturesPenny 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 ReinerSpy, ComedyLive action
Peggy Sue Got MarriedTriStar Pictures / American Zoetrope / RastarFrancis 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 ParkerComedy, DramaLive action
True StoriesWarner Bros. PicturesDavid 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 AllenMusical, ComedyLive action
24 Soul ManNew World PicturesSteve 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 HardinComedyLive action
Trick or TreatDe Laurentiis Entertainment GroupCharles 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 NonoHorrorLive action
31 Let's Get HarryTriStar PicturesStuart 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 DominguezActionLive action
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7 52 Pick-UpCannon FilmsJohn 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 MitchellCrime, ThrillerLive action
Modern GirlsAtlantic Releasing CorporationJerry 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 MuscatComedyLive action
Sid and NancyThe Samuel Goldwyn Company / Palace Pictures / Zenith ProductionsAlex 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 ColesBiopicLive action
Something WildOrion PicturesJonathan 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 KilmanAction, ComedyLive action
Tai-PanDe Laurentiis Entertainment GroupDaryl 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 DamesAdventure, DramaLive action
8 Quiet CoolNew Line CinemaClay 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 McKennaActionLive action
12 HeatNew Century VistaDick 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 KochAction, ThrillerLive action
14 HoosiersOrion PicturesDavid 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 SummersSportsLive action
Streets of Gold20th Century FoxJoe 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'SheaDramaLive action
21 An American TailUniversal Pictures / Sullivan Bluth Studios / Amblin EntertainmentDon 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 KuensterMusical, Adventure, Drama, FamilyAnimation
Defense of the RealmHemdale Film CorporationDavid 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 RudicThrillerLive action
FirewalkerCannon FilmsJ. 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 FuentesAction, AdventureLive action
Song of the South (re-issue)Walt Disney PicturesHarve 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 CrozierMusical, DramaLive action / Animation
The WraithNew Century VistaMike 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. ReynoldsAction, HorrorLive action
26 The Mosquito CoastWarner Bros. PicturesPeter 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-SneedDramaLive action
Nutcracker: The Motion PictureAtlantic Releasing Corporation / Pacific Northwest Ballet / Hyperion Pictures / The Kushner-Locke CompanyCarroll Ballard (director)Musical, ChristmasLive action
SolarbabiesMetro-Goldwyn-MayerAlan 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 KowankoSci-FiLive action
Star Trek IV: The Voyage HomeParamount PicturesLeonard 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 SinclairSci-FiLive action
28 Eye of the TigerVillage Roadshow PicturesRichard C. Sarafian (director); Michael Thomas Montgomery (screenplay); Gary Busey, Yaphet Kotto, Seymour Cassel, Bert Remsen, Denise Galik, William Smith, Judith Barsi, Kimberlin Brown, Ted MarklandAction, DramaLive action
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5 Heartbreak RidgeWarner Bros. Pictures / Malpaso ProductionsClint 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 HillWarLive action
12 Crimes of the HeartDe Laurentiis Entertainment GroupBruce Beresford (director); Beth Henley (screenplay); Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Tess Harper, Hurd Hatfield, Beeson Carroll, David CarpenterBlack ComedyLive action
The Golden ChildParamount Pictures / Industrial Light & MagicMichael 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 KwongComedy, FantasyLive action
Native SonCinecom PicturesJerrold 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 RhamesDramaLive action
Three AmigosOrion Pictures / HBO FilmsJohn 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 GordonComedy, WesternLive action
19 King Kong LivesDe Laurentiis Entertainment GroupJohn 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 TottyMonsterLive action
Lady and the Tramp (re-issue)Walt Disney PicturesClyde 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 StevensMusical, RomanceAnimation
Little Shop of HorrorsWarner Bros. Pictures / The Geffen Film CompanyFrank 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 FletcherMusical, Horror, Black ComedyLive action / Puppetry
No MercyTriStar PicturesRichard 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 DickersonCrimeLive action
PlatoonOrion Pictures / Hemdale Film CorporationOliver 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 OrwigWarLive action
25 Brighton Beach MemoirsUniversal Pictures / RastarGene Saks (director); Neil Simon (screenplay); Blythe Danner, Bob Dishy, Judith Ivey, Jonathan Silverman, Stacey Glick, Lisa Waltz, Brian DrillingerComedyLive action
The Morning After20th Century Fox / Lorimar Film EntertainmentSidney 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 HoodMysteryLive action
31 My Letter to GeorgeRKO PicturesMichael 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 FairleyDramaLive action
Wisdom20th Century Fox / Cannon FilmsEmilio Estevez (director/screenplay); Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, William Allen Young, Ernie Lively, Charlie Sheen, Richard Minchenberg, Brenda MedcalfRomance, CrimeLive action
WitchboardCinema GroupKevin Tenney (director/screenplay); Todd Allen, Tawny Kitaen, Stephen Nichols, Kathleen Wilhoite, Burke Byrnes, James W. Quinn, Rose MarieHorror, ThrillerLive action

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Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 4Una Merkel82USActress
14Donna Reed64USActress
24Gordon MacRae64USActor, Singer
27Lilli Palmer78GermanyActress
29Leif Erickson74USActor
February 2Donald Eccles77UKActor
6Dandy Nichols78UKActress
10Brian Aherne83UKActor
16Howard Da Silva82USActor, Producer
17Paul Stewart77USActor, Producer
19Adolfo Celi63ItalyActor
22Bill Hickman65USStuntman, Actor
23Nino Taranto78ItalyActor
25Pasquale Festa Campanile58ItalyDirector, Writer
27Eugene Forde87USDirector
March 3Peter Capell73GermanyActor, Writer
6Adolph Caesar52USActor
10Ray Milland77USActor, Director
14Edith Atwater74USActress
22Olive Deering67USActress
22Derek Farr74UKActor
22Charles Starrett82USActor
25Gloria Blondell75USActress
28Virginia Gilmore66USActress
29Harry Ritz86USComedian, Actor
30James Cagney86USActor, Producer
31Jerry Paris60USActor, Director
April 3Mary C. McCall Jr.81USScreenwriter
7Chester Erskine77USDirector
13Stephen Stucker38USActor
15Tim McIntire41USActor
21Marjorie Eaton85USActress
23Otto Preminger80USDirector, Actor, Producer
26Broderick Crawford74USActor, Producer
26Bessie Love87UKActress
30Robert Stevenson81USDirector
May 3Robert Alda72USActor
9Herschel Bernardi62USActor
12Elisabeth Bergner88UkraineActress
22Martin Gabel73USActor
23Sterling Hayden70USActor
26Gunnar Björnstrand74SwedenActor
28Lurene Tuttle78USActress
31Sylvia Coleridge76UKActress
June 3Anna Neagle81UKActress
11Reed De Rouen69UKActor
13Benny Goodman77USMusician
20Julie Duncan67USActress
23Nigel Stock66UKActor
30Margalo Gillmore89UKActress
July 3Rudy Vallee84USActor, Singer
10Jody Lawrance55USActress
15Benny Rubin87USActor
18Buddy Baer71USActor
19Daniel L. Fapp82USCinematographer
19Harold D. Schuster83USFilm Editor, Director
25Vincente Minnelli83USDirector
28John Alcott55UKCinematographer
August 6Emilio Fernández82MexicoActor, Director
10Jacqueline Gadsden86USActress
13Helen Mack72USActress
19Hermione Baddeley79USActress
20Walter Brooke71USActor
26Ted Knight62USActor
September 1Murray Hamilton63USActor
6Blanche Sweet90USActress
15Virginia Gregg70USActress
26Brian Desmond Hurst91IrelandDirector
28Denis Carey77UKActor
28Robert Helpmann77AustraliaActor, Director
October 5Hal B. Wallis88USProducer
14Yvette Dugay54USActress
14Keenan Wynn70USActor
14Spec O'Donnell75USActor
17Leah Rhodes84USCostume Designer
25Forrest Tucker67USActor
28Ian Marter42UKActor
31Marcella Martin70USActress
November 2Harry Brown69USScreenwriter
8Beatrice Kay79USSinger, Actress
11Roger C. Carmel54USActor
21Jerry Colonna82USActor
21Dar Robinson39USStuntman, Actor
22Scatman Crothers76USActor
27Robert Priestley85USSet Decorator
29Herb Vigran76USActor
29Cary Grant82USActor
December 2Ken Scott58UKActor
2Desi Arnaz69USActor, Singer
10Susan Cabot59USActress
11Carlos Ramirez70USActor, Singer
13Heather Angel77UKActress, Voice Actress
18Mamo Clark72USActress
18Winifred Deforest Coffin75USActress
22Harvey Stephens85USActor
23Gerhard Bienert88GermanyActor, Writer
26Elsa Lanchester84UKActress
28Andrei Tarkovsky54USSRDirector, Writer

Film debuts

See also

References

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