Year 1986 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1986 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure and interesting films and TV shows about / with catastrophe, death, storytelling, hospital, mentor, friendship, blood, runaway, violence and flashback plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
year 1986
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year 1986 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1986: Dark (2017), Chernobyl: Abyss (2019), Inseparable (2013), Chernobyl (2019), Neerja (2016), Fleisch ist mein Gem?se (2008), Us (2019), Age of Summer (2018), Philippine Science (2007), Playing Beatie Bow (1986).

List of year 1986 movies

 8.8
 352K
Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: time loop, time machine, time travel, missing child, investigation, disappearance, small town, corpse, mysterious past, deja vu, cave, time portal ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 1953 ...
Place: chernobyl, germany
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Chernobyl: Abyss (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The film tells about the firefighter, heroically eliminating the consequences of the tragedy at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Style: rough, bleak, sad, depressing, thought provoking ...
Plot: radiation, nuclear power plant, radiation sickness, disaster, nuclear reactor, firefighter, evacuation, death, accident, firefighting, communism, rescue mission ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century
Place: chernobyl, ussr
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 7.4
 644
Inseparable (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 159 min.
TV show
Story: It's April of 1986. Pripyat, Ukraine. A core meltdown occurred at Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Power Plant. Over thirty people died during the blast but the estimated death toll as a result of the radiation fallout will reach a four-digit number. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: radiation, nuclear power plant, catastrophe, love, evacuation, radiation sickness, accident, tragedy, robbery, helicopter, forced abortion, disaster
Time: year 1986
Place: ussr, ukraine
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 9.4
 686K
Chernobyl (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 330 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.
Style: thought provoking, dark, heartbreaking, harsh, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear power plant, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, nuclear explosion, nuclear reactor, scientist, save the day, salvation, rescue mission, accident ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, chernobyl, ukraine, russia, moscow russia ...
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 7.6
 23K
Neerja (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: stewardess, airplane hijack, flight attendant, terrorist, tragic event, heroine, hijacking, terrorism, self sacrifice, courage, airplane, female protagonist ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century, 80s
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Fleisch ist mein Gem?se (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy, romantic ...
Plot: music band, singer, musician's life, rising to stardom, desire for fame, coming of age, music, youth, lifestyle, romance, artists and showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: germany, hamburg germany, europe
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 6.8
 274K
Us (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, twist ending, scary ...
Plot: murder, home invasion, panic, amusement park, chase, african american, childhood memory, family vacation, torment, survival, husband wife relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: usa
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 5.5
 710
Age of Summer (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A determined teenage boy struggles to find acceptance within the Jr. Lifeguards of Hermosa Beach while juggling relationships and challenges in the summer of 1986.
Style: feel good, entertaining, light, captivating
Plot: lifeguard, surfing, sea, summer, teenage boy, best friend, teenage girl, friendship between boys, first love, coming of age, beach, beefcake ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: california
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Philippine Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Amidst the chaos of Martial Law in this Third World country in the 1980s, six teenagers in the top high school for the sciences discover themselves as they go through the joys and pains of adolescence. They were the top two hundred students from all ...
Plot: school, high school, coming of age, revolution, martial law, science
Time: year 1986, 80s
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Playing Beatie Bow (1986)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Abigail Kirk was an ordinary enough sixteen year old growing up in todays Sydney. An intriguing chain of events finds Abigail, through some eerie time shift, transported back one hundred years after watching some children playing a scary game called ...
Style: psychotronic, urban fantasy
Plot: widower, working class, spirit, teenage daughter, following someone, game, slum, pianist, mirror, city, playing piano, time travel ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, victorian era, 1870s, 19th century
Place: adelaide south australia, sydney australia, australia
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 7.6
 28K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: friendship, family, life, life philosophy, cooking, relationships, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, idealism, loneliness, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1986, year 1980, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, boston
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 5.7
 337
Popeye Doyle (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While Popeye Doyle (Ed ONeill) is investigating what appears to be a very simple drug overdose, he becomes involved in international intrigue. The Mosad and various other foreign diplomatic figures turn up everywhere he goes. The drug overdose ...
Plot: murder, intrigue, rock music, buddy cop, female villain, showdown, urban setting, hitman, hospital, gunfight, strip club, coffee ...
Time: year 1986, 80s
Place: new york
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 7.0
 12K
Paid in Full (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky ...
Style: tense, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban ghetto life, drug dealing, gang, rise and fall, urban ghetto, organized crime, street gang, street life, cocaine, social decay, criminal heroes, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of two animals and their adventures. Milo, the cat, and Otis, the dog, are two animals who grew up together on the same farm. One day, the two are separated and begin a journey to find each other. The adventurous, and often perilous quest ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sweet, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: dog, survival, pug, friendship, pig, chicken, cat, fight, adventure, family, bird, friends ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
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The Last Contract (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway, Finland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Young police officer Roger is on the trail of the international master assassin, while the assassin follows his plan to murder Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, assassination, murder, investigation, nobody believes, dishonesty, politics, crimes, head of state, law enforcement, state affairs, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, eastern europe
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Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ballet, against the odds, ambition, dancer, communism, immigrants, promise, self fulfillment, human spirit, follow your dream, dream come true, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1989, year 1981 ...
Place: texas, usa, asia, china, houston texas ...
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Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, psychotronic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, time machine, party, changing the past or future, friendship, friends, destiny, midlife crisis, bully, changing the future, back in time, sent to the past ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: usa, chernobyl, california
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House II: The Second Story (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Young urban professionals Jesse (Arye Gross) and his girlfriend Kate (Lar Park Lincoln), move into an old mansion that has been in Jesse's family for generations. They are soon joined by Jesse's goofy friend Charlie (Jonathan Stark), who ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, dinosaur, adventurer, house, vampire, haunted house, zombie, chase, mad scientist, disorder, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: arizona
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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, childhood, friendship, street kid, loss of friend, anger, life is a bitch, crimes, coming of age, violence, marijuana, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986 ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, coney island brooklyn new york city, california
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 7.2
 254K
GoldenEye (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: James Bond must unmask the mysterious head of the Janus Syndicate and prevent the leader from utilizing the GoldenEye weapons system to inflict devastating revenge on Britain.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: satellite, mission, espionage, organized crime, james bond, top secret, undercover, race against time, trap, rivalry, romancing partners, double agent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1986, year 1995
Place: cuba, russia, britain, riviera, st. petersburg russia ...
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Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This 1986 Disney adventure tells the story of 12-year-old David who lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. When he awakens from being accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, he finds that eight years have passed. His family is ...
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, ufo, benign alien, adventure, flying saucer, space and aliens, space travel, outer space, artificial intelligence, nasa, getting home, young heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1986 ...
Place: florida, tokyo, miami beach, texas, japan ...
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 7.1
 38K
Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: disturbing, rough, cynical, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: prison, criminal, brutality, convict, murder, self destructing, judge, dark humor, criminal heroes, notoriety, prison life, drug use ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 5.8
 367
Challenger (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A profile of the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. The center point of the film is the safety inspections and arguments ...
Style: emotional, bleak, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: nasa, spacecraft, space shuttle, disaster, astronaut, catastrophe, space and aliens, heroes, escapades, press conference, test pilot, security ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, hawaii
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 6.6
 2K
Jappeloup (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A true sports story that utterly defies the odds, Duguay’s film captures the wild ups and downs of the Olympics-bound career of legendary equine star Jappeloup and his troubled rider, locked in a tense relationship with his horseman father and ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: equestrian, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, passionate interest, animal training, olympics, horse, rider horse relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1984, year 1985 ...
Place: france
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, aids, fighting the system, transsexual, life is a bitch, gay slur, terminal illness, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, casual sex, dying ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, china, dallas texas ...
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Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, macabre, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, paranormal activity, family, fear, nightmare comes true, demon, child in peril, psychic, nightmare, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986, 80s
Place: usa
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Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Style: realistic, stylized, factual, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: gay, pianist, gays and lesbians, aids, celebrity, showbiz, couples, destructive relationship, age difference, lifestyle, surgery, foster parent ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1981 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, southern california, california
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Land of Oblivion (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Ukraine, Poland, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tchernobyl, 1986, a few hours before the disaster. Piotr and Anya's wedding is interrupted by a fire at the power station.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, touching, gloomy
Plot: evacuation, radiation, dealing with death, small town, accident, nuclear power plant, tour guide, wedding party, dead animal, radiation poisoning, firefighter, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1986
Place: ukraine
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 6.8
 74K
The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, arrest, mafia, organized crime, family relations, notoriety, crime family, psychopath, poisoning, merciless, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, year 1964 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, lower east side manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 468K
Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.
Style: inspirational, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, racecar driver, rise to the top, automobile racing, race car, fame, race, world champion, success, rivalry, motor sport, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, ibiza, mount fuji, japan, france ...
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