The Top Ten Movies of 1986

David Conrad

David is the author of a forthcoming book on Japanese history and film. He has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin and loves period pieces, classics, and arthouse. He has also read nearly every word J.R.R. Tolkien ever wrote. @davidaconrad www.facebook.com/DavidConradAuthor/ www.davidconradauthor.com

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5 Responses

  1. Ben Lott Ben Lott says:

    I’ve seen 4.

  2. My #1 of all time is 1986’s Jean de Florette. It’s companion piece Manon des Sources, also called Manon of the Spring in English, is my #4 of all time. More people should watch this four hour epic French rural drama. It’s some of the most engrossing story telling you can imagine. The French Godfather, if you will.

    • David Conrad says:

      I love those movies, especially Manon. My relationship with Eco’s works is really strong, otherwise I might have highlighted Berri’s duology for my Blogger Pick.

  3. T.D. says:

    Big Trouble in Little China was by far the best 1986 movie Imo.
    Aliens in a not-so-close second.
    Seriously, BTiLC was probably the funniest movie I’ve ever watched. Carpenter rules.

  4. The ’80s aren’t my favorite decade, but I do have several from 1986 I love. Here’s my Top Twenty – I probably live the top 7 or 8. Manon du Sources should be higher. I literally just watched Stand by Me last night!