The Top Ten Movies of 1986

David Conrad

David has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin. He loves foreign films, westerns, war flicks, and has read nearly every word J.R.R. Tolkien ever wrote. David lived in Japan for three years and is always eager to talk about it. Follow him on Twitter at @davidaconrad or email him at

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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!