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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[edit]

The top ten 1986 released films by box office gross as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1986[1]
Rank Title Distributor Domestic gross
1. Top Gun Paramount $176,781,728
2. Crocodile Dundee $174,803,506
3. Platoon Orion Pictures $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 20th Century 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[edit]

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 44th Golden Globe Awards
January 31, 1987
40th BAFTA Awards
February 22, 1987
59th Academy Awards
March 30, 1987
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Platoon Hannah and Her Sisters A Room with a View Platoon
Best Director Oliver Stone
Platoon
Woody Allen
Hannah and Her Sisters
Oliver Stone
Platoon
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
Platoon
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 Leudtke
A Room with a View
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Best Screenplay, Original Hannah and Her Sisters
Woody Allen
Hannah and Her Sisters
Woody Allen
Best Foreign Language Film The Assault
(De Aanslag)
Ran
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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

Golden Raspberry Awards

Worst Picture: Howard the Duck and Under the Cherry Moon (tie)
Worst Director: Prince - Under the Cherry Moon
Worst Actor: Prince - Under the Cherry Moon
Worst Actress: Madonna - Shanghai Surprise
Worst Supporting Actor: Jerome Benton - Under the Cherry Moon
Worst Supporting Actress: Dom DeLuise (in drag) - Haunted Honeymoon
Worst Screenplay: Howard the Duck

1986 Wide-release films in the U.S.[edit]

January–March[edit]

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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, Keenan Wynn, Lee Ving Action Live action
13 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 Children, Superhero Animation
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 Fantasy Live action
Heathcliff: The Movie Atlantic Releasing Corporation / Clubhouse Pictures / DIC Entertainment / LBS Communications Bruno Bianchi; Alan Swayze (screenplay); Mel Blanc, Donna Christie, Jeannie Elias, Marilyn Lightstone, Ted Zeigler, Stan Jones, Danny Mann, Peter Cullen, Danny Wells Children Animation
Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! (re-issue) Atlantic Releasing Corporation / Hanna-Barbera William Hanna, Joseph Barbera (directors/screenplay); Warren Foster (screenplay); Daws Butler, Don Messick, Julie Bennett, Mel Blanc, J. Pat O'Malley, Hal Smith 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 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 Fantasy, Comedy Live action
17 My Chauffeur Crown International Pictures David Beaird (director/screenplay); Deborah Foreman, Sam J. Jones, Sean McClory, Howard Hesseman, E.G. Marshall, Penn Jillette, Teller Comedy, Drama Live action
31 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 Comedy 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, Keanu Reeves Drama, Sports Live action
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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 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 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 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 Action, Adventure Live action
Quicksilver Columbia Pictures Thomas Michael Donnelly (director/screenplay); Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Paul Rodriguez, Louie Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Rudy Ramos, Gerald S. O'Loughlin 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 Horror, Comedy Live action
Wildcats Warner Bros. Pictures Michael Ritchie (director); Ezra Sacks (screenplay); Goldie Hawn, James Keach, Swoosie Kurtz, Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Jan Hooks Comedy, Sports Live action
19 Parting Glances Cinecom Bill Sherwood (director/screenplay); Richard Ganoung, John Bolger, Steve Buscemi, Adam Nathan, Kathy Kinney, Patrick Tull 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 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 Horror Live action
28 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 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 War, Drama Live action
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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 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 Action, Adventure, Fantasy Live action
Nomads Atlantic Releasing Corporation John McTiernan (director/screenplay); Pierce Brosnan, Lesley-Anne Down, Anna-Marie Monticelli, Adam Ant, Mary Woronov, Frances Bay 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 Fantasy, Family Live action
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 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 Comedy 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 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 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 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 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 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 Tragicomedy Live action

April–June[edit]

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1 Miracles Orion Pictures Jim Kouf (director/screenplay); Tom Conti, Teri Garr, Paul Rodriguez, Christopher Lloyd, Adalberto Martínez, Jorge Russek, Charles Rocket Comedy Live action
9 Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam GoodTimes Entertainment John R. Cherry III (director/screenplay); Jim Varney, Glenn Petach, Myke R. Mueller, Jackie Welch, Daniel Butler, Esther Huston Sci-Fi, Comedy Live action
11 Band of the Hand TriStar Pictures Paul Michael Glaser (director); Leo Garen, Jack Baran (screenplay); Stephen Lang, James Remar, Leon Robinson, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Carmine, John Cameron Mitchell, Danny Quinn, Lauren Holly 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, Billy Zane, Ethan Phillips 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 Comedy Live action
Violets Are Blue Columbia Pictures Jack Fisk (director); Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal (screenplay); Sissy Spacek, Kevin Kline, Bonnie Bedelia, John Kellogg, Augusta Dabney, Mike Starr Romance, Drama Live action
18 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 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 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 Thriller 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. Crime Live action
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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 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 Comedy, Drama 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 Romance, Drama 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, Marvin J. McIntyre, Tim Blaney Sci-Fi, Comedy Live action
16 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 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 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 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 Jake Speed New World Pictures Andrew Lane (director/screenplay); Wayne Crawford (screenplay); Wayne Crawford, Dennis Christopher, Karen Kopins, John Hurt, Leon Ames, Roy London, Donna Pescow, Barry Primus Action, Comedy Live action
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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 Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
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 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 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 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, Adrienne Barbeau, Robert Downey Jr., Sam Kinison, Ned Beatty Comedy 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 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 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 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 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 Martial Arts, Drama 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 Musical, Fantasy, Children Animation
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 Sports, Drama Live action
Labyrinth TriStar Pictures / The Jim Henson Company / Lucasfilm Jim Henson (director); Terry Jones (screenplay); David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Brian Henson, Ron Mueck, David Shaughnessy, Timothy Bateson, Michael Hordern, Percy Edwards, Dave Goelz, Karen Prell, Steve Whitmire, Frank Oz 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 Black Comedy Live action

July–September[edit]

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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, Rosanna DeSoto 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, Carter Wong, Peter Kwong, James Pax 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 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 Slasher, Horror Live action
4 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 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 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 Sci-Fi, Action Live action
Vamp New World Pictures Richard Wenk (director/screenplay); Donald P. Borchers (screenplay); Chris Makepeace, Sandy Baron, Robert Rusler, Dedee Pfeiffer, Gedde Watanabe, Grace Jones, Billy Drago Comedy, Horror Live action
25 Echo Park Orion Pictures Robert Dornhelm (director); Michael Ventura (screenplay); Susan Dey, Tom Hulce, Michael Bowen, Cheech MarinJohn 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 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 Comedy, Drama Live action
Maximum Overdrive DeLaurentiis 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 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 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 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 Sci-Fi Anime
30 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 Comedy, Drama Live action
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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 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 Slasher Live action
Good to Go Vidmark Entertainment Blaine Novak (director/screenplay); Art Garfunkel, Robert DoQui, Harris Yulin, Reginald Daughtry 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 Peete, Richard Edson Comedy, Sci-Fi Live action
8 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 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 Comedy, Drama Live action
The Transformers: The Movie DeLaurentiis 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 Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure Animation
13 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 Erotic Thriller Live action
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 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 Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
Manhunter DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group Michael Mann (director/screenplay); William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang, Tom Noonan Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure 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 Thriller 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 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 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 Comedy, Adventure Live action
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10 River's Edge Island Pictures / Hemdale Film Corporation Tim Hunter (director); Neal Jimenez (screenplay); Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Roxana Zal, Daniel Roebuck, Joshua John Miller, Dennis Hopper Drama Live action
12 '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 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 Action Live action
19 Blue Velvet DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group David Lynch (director/screenplay); Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Hope Lange, George Dickerson, Dean Stockwell 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 Drama 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 Comedy Live action
24 The Name of the Rose 20th Century Fox / ZDF / France 3 Jean-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 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 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 Comedy Live action
That's Life! Columbia Pictures Blake Edwards (director/screenplay); Milton Wexler (screenplay); Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Sally Kellerman, Robert Loggia, Jennifer Edwards, Robert Knepper, Matt Lattanzi, Chris Lemmon, Cynthia Sikes, Dana Sparks, Felicia Farr Comedy, Drama Live action

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3 Children of a Lesser God Paramount Pictures Randa Haines (director); Mark Medoff, Hesper Anderson (screenplay); Marlee Matlin, William Hurt, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco Romance, Drama Live action
Tough Guys Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners / Bryna Productions Jeff Kanew (director); James Orr, James Cruikshank (screenplay); Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charles Durning, Alexis Smith, Dana Carvey, Darlanne Fluegel, Eli Wallach, Billy Barty Action, Comedy 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, Vyto Ruginis, Carol Kane, Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman, Michael McKean 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 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 Musical, Comedy Live action
17 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 Drama 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 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 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 Action Live action
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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 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 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 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 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 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, Chris Mulkey, Clayton Landey, Fran Ryan, Ted White 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 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 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, Dan O'Shea, John Mahoney Drama Live action
21 An American Tail Universal Pictures / Sullivan Bluth Studios / Amblin Entertainment Don Bluth (director); Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss (screenplay); Phillip Glasser, Amy Green, John P. Finnegan, Nehemiah Persoff, Erica Yohn, Pat Musick, Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer Musical, Adventure, Drama, Family Animation
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 Action, Adventure Live action
Song of the South (re-release) Walt Disney Pictures Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson (directors); Morton Grant, Maurice Rapf, Dalton S. Reymond, Bill Peet, George Stallings, Ralph Wright (screenplay); James Baskett, Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten, Glenn Leedy, Ruth Warrick, Lucile Watson, Hattie McDaniel, Johnny Lee, Nick Stewart Musical, Family 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 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 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 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, Catherine Hicks, Majel Barrett, Mark Lenard, Jane Wyatt 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
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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 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, Beeson Carroll, David Carpenter, Hurd Hatfield 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, Marilyn Schreffler Comedy, Fantasy 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 Comedy, Western Live action
19 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 Monster Live action
Lady and the Tramp (re-release) Walt Disney Pictures Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson Hamilton Luske (directors); Ralph Wright, Don DaGradi, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi (screenplay); Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee, Bill Thompson, Bill Baucom, Verna Felton, George Givot, Alan Reed, Thurl Ravenscroft, Dallas McKennon, Lee Millar Romantic Comedy, Musical 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, Levi Stubbs 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 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 War Live action
25 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 Mystery Live action
31 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 Romance, Crime Live action

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Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 4 Una Merkel 82 USA Actress The Parent Trap42nd StreetDestry Rides AgainThe Bank DickRoad to ZanzibarKill the UmpireThe Maltese Falcon
5 Pamela Davies  ??  ?? Continuity Superman IILolitaStraw DogsTop Secret!The Guns of NavaroneOliverThe Pink Panther Strikes AgainRevenge of the Pink PantherDragonslayerAlfieThe Mouse That RoaredJuliaThe Day of the TriffidsI Was a Male War Bride
14 Donna Reed 64 USA Actress It's a Wonderful LifeFrom Here To EternityThe Picture of Dorian GrayThey Were ExpendableShadow of the Thin ManThe Last Time I Saw ParisScandal SheetThe Caddy
24 Gordon MacRae 64 USA Actor Oklahoma!CarouselBackfireOn Moonlight BayThe West Point StoryThe Desert SongBy the Light of the Silvery MoonTea for TwoThe Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
27 Lilli Palmer 78 Germany Actress Body and SoulThe Boys from BrazilCloak and DaggerDe SadeThe Amorous Adventures of Moll FlandersThe Pleasure of His CompanyOperation CrossbowHard ContractMurders in the Rue MorgueThe Holcroft Covenant
28 Gregory Morton 73 or 74 United States Actor, Writer Bye Bye BirdieThe Computer Wore Tennis ShoesThe Mephisto WaltzJohnny CoolCounterpointEscape from ZahrainThe Flight that Disappeared
29 Leif Erickson 74 USA Actor Tea and SympathyKiss Them for MeMirageRoustaboutThe CarpetbaggersTwilight's Last Gleaming
February 2 Donald Eccles 77 UK Actor The Wicker ManYoung Sherlock HolmesThe DresserA Private FunctionThe Hunchback of Notre Dame
6 Dandy Nichols 78 UK Actress Help!The VikingsO Lucky Man!The Fallen IdolThe Plague DogsGeorgy GirlCarry On Doctor
10 Brian Aherne 83 UK Actor JuarezThe LocketA Night to RememberTitanicThe Best of EverythingLancelot and GuineverePrince Valiant
16 Howard Da Silva 82 USA Actor, Producer 1776The Lost WeekendThe Great GatsbySergeant YorkMommie DearestNevada SmithGarbo Talks
17 Paul Stewart 77 USA Actor, Producer Citizen KaneIn Cold BloodRevenge of the Pink PantherKiss Me Deadly
19 Adolfo Celi 63 Italy Actor ThunderballThe Agony and the EcstasyThe BoboDanger: DiabolikVon Ryan's Express
22 Bill Hickman 64 or 65 United States Stuntman, Actor The French ConnectionPattonDiamonds Are ForeverRebel Without a CauseBullittGentlemen Prefer BlondesVanishing PointCapricorn OneWhat's Up, Doc?Point BlankThe Great RaceZabriskie PointThe Love BugJailhouse RockHouseboatThe HindenburgMr. Hobbs Takes a VacationElectra Glide in BlueThe Seven-UpsThe Red Badge of CourageLove Me or Leave MeHome from the Hill
March 3 Peter Capell 73 Germany Actor, Writer Willy Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryPaths of GloryOne, Two, ThreeThe VikingsSorcererThe Counterfeit Traitor
6 Adolph Caesar 52 USA Actor
10 Ray Milland 77 USA Actor, Director Dial M for MurderThe Lost WeekendBeau GesteReap the Wild WindThe Big ClockMinistry of FearThe Major and the MinorA Man AloneLove StoryThe Thing with Two HeadsThe Last Tycoon
15 Alexandru Giugaru 88 Romania Actor
22 Olive Deering 67 USA Actress The Ten CommandmentsGentleman's AgreementSamson and DelilahCagedShock Treatment
22 Charles Starrett 82 USA Actor, Soundtrack The Mask of Fu ManchuOur BettersThe Royal Family of BroadwayThis Man Is MineStart Cheering
22 Derek Farr 74 UK Actor The Dam BustersThe Projected ManDoctor at LargeQ PlanesPope Joan
30 James Cagney 82 USA Actor, Producer White HeatAngels with Dirty FacesThe Public EnemyThe Roaring TwentiesYankee Doodle DandyThe Oklahoma KidTribute to a Bad ManLove Me or Leave MeOne, Two, ThreeMister RobertsMan of a Thousand FacesShake Hands with the DevilEach Dawn I DieBlood on the MoonCity for ConquestThe West Point StoryThe Gallant HoursRagtime
31 Jerry Paris 60 USA Actor, Director MartyThe Caine MutinyViva Max!Never a Dull MomentThe GrasshopperStar Spangled GirlDon't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River
April 13 Stephen Stucker 38 USA Actor Airplane!Trading Places
15 Tim McIntire 41 USA Actor BrubakerThe ChoirboysAmerican Hot WaxThe Gumball RallyShenandoah
21 Marjorie Eaton 85 USA Actress Mary PoppinsHarold and MaudeWitness for the Prosecution
23 Otto Preminger 80 USA Director, Producer, Actor Anatomy of a MurderLauraRiver of No ReturnExodusThe Man with the Golden ArmIn Harm's WayWhere the Sidewalk EndsAdvise and ConsentAngel FaceBunny Lake Is MissingCarmen JonesBonjour tristesseFallen AngelHurry SundownSkidooStalag 17
26 Broderick Crawford 74 USA Actor, Producer All the King's MenBorn YesterdayNight PeopleScandal SheetThe Fastest Gun AliveLone StarThe Last PosseConvictedThe OscarThe Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
26 Gregory Hobal  ?? UK Stuntman, Actor A Bridge Too Far
26 Bessie Love 87 UK Actress, Soundtrack, Advisor On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceRedsThe HungerIntoleranceThe Barefoot Contessa
30 Robert Stevenson 81 United States Director Mary PoppinsBedknobs and BroomsticksThe Love BugOld YellerJane EyreThe Absent-Minded ProfessorDarby O'Gill and the Little PeopleHerbie Rides AgainThat Darn Cat!Blackbeard's GhostIn Search of the Castaways
May 3 Robert Alda 72 USA Actor Rhapsody in BlueImitation of LifeThe Man I LoveThe Beast with Five FingersCloak and Dagger
9 Herschel Bernardi 62 USA Actor The FrontIrma la DouceNo Deposit, No ReturnLove with the Proper Stranger
14 William Lindsay 40 UK Actor Lifeforce
22 Martin Gabel 73 USA Actor Deadline - U.S.A.The Front PageMarnieGoodbye CharlieDivorce American StyleLady in CementThe First Deadly Sin
23 Sterling Hayden 70 USA Actor The GodfatherDoctor StrangeloveThe Killing1900The Asphalt JungleThe Long GoodbyeJohnny GuitarSo BigSuddenlyZero Hour!Prince ValiantKansas PacificCrime WaveThe Last CommandKing of the Gypsies9 to 5
26 Gunnar Björnstrand 74 Sweden Actor
28 Lurene Tuttle 78 USA Actress Don't Bother to KnockPsychoGoodbye, My FancyMa Barker's Killer BroodThe Fortune Cookie
31 Sylvia Coleridge 76 UK Actress TessI Met a Murderer
June 3 Anna Neagle 81 UK Actress, Producer Forever and a DayNo, No, NanetteIreneVictoria the Great
11 Reed De Rouen 69 UK Actor The Third ManBillion Dollar BrainThe One That Got AwayThe Sheriff of Fractured JawJohn Paul JonesYou Can't Win 'Em AllSea Devils
13 Benny Goodman 77 USA Actor, Soundtrack A Song Is BornThe Benny Goodman Story
23 Nigel Stock 66 UK Actor The Great EscapeThe Lion in Winter
30 Margalo Gillmore 89 UK Actress Upstairs and Downstairs
July 3 Rudy Vallee 84 USA Actor How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingThe Palm Beach StoryUnfaithfully YoursThe Bachelor and the Bobby-SoxerMy Dear SecretaryFather was a FullbackMother Is a FreshmanLive a Little, Love a Little
14 Graham Freeborn  ?? UK Makeup Artist Star WarsThe Empire Strikes BackReturn of the Jedi2001: A Space OdysseySupermanHighlanderThe Rocky Horror Picture ShowSuperman IIThe Man with the Golden GunLifeforceDragonslayer
19 Daniel L. Fapp 82 USA Cinematographer The Great EscapeWest Side StoryOne, Two, ThreeIce Station ZebraThe Big ClockLet's Make LoveOur Man FlintSend Me No FlowersMaroonedMove Over, DarlingThe Unsinkable Molly BrownArtists and Models5 Card StudFun in AcapulcoUnion StationTo Each His Own
25 Vincente Minnelli 83 USA Director The Band WagonGigiAn American in ParisMeet Me in St. LouisThe Bad and the BeautifulOn a Clear Day You Can See ForeverBrigadoonThe Long, Long TrailerSome Came Running
August 6 Emilio Fernández 82 Mexico Actor, Director María CandelariaLa perlaThe Night of the IguanaReturn of the SevenThe AppaloosaThe Wild BunchBring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
13 Helen Mack 72 USA Actress The Son of KongHis Girl Friday
19 Hermione Baddeley 79 USA Actress Mary PoppinsThe AristocatsRoom at the TopThe Unsinkable Molly Brown
26 Ted Knight 62 USA Actor CaddyshackCountdown
September 1 Murray Hamilton 63 USA Actor JawsThe GraduateThe HustlerJaws 2Anatomy of a MurderThe Amityville Horror1941The Way We WereBrubakerSecondsThe Boston StranglerHouseboatNo Time for SergeantsThe Spirit of St. LouisCasey's ShadowThe Drowning Pool
28 Denis Carey 77 UK Actor PsychomaniaThe Day of the Jackal
28 Robert Helpmann 77 Australia Actor, Director Chitty Chitty Bang BangThe Red ShoesHenry V55 Days at PekingThe Quiller Memorandum
30 Ben Dova 81 USA Actor Marathon ManDear Mr. Wonderful
October ? George Blackler 74 UK Makeup Artist The Red ShoesGreat ExpectationsBlack NarcissusTommyA Matter of Life and DeathThe Life and Death of Colonel BlimpOliver TwistTheatre of Blood49th ParallelThe Importance of Being EarnestThe Satanic Rites of DraculaA Canterbury TaleDracula A.D. 1972The Tomb of LigeiaOperation CrossbowTwins of EvilThe Million Pound Note
5 Hal B. Wallis 88 USA Producer The Petrified ForestDark VictoryCasablancaBecketTrue GritThe Sons of Katie ElderBlue HawaiiFun in AcapulcoGunfight at the O.K. CorralG.I. BluesKing CreoleHollywood or BustArtists and ModelsRooster Cogburn
14 Keenan Wynn 70 USA Actor, Soundtrack, Stunts The HuckstersKiss Me KateDoctor StrangeloveOnce Upon a Time in the WestTouch of EvilNashvillePiranhaPoint BlankThe Great RaceThe MechanicOrca
14 Spec O'Donnell 75 USA Actor, Soundtrack, Stunts Here's Flash CaseyBlonde Trouble
25 Forrest Tucker 67 USA Actor Sands of Iwo JimaThe YearlingPony ExpressNever Say GoodbyeRage at DawnThe NevadanAuntie MameChisum
28 Ian Marter 42 United Kingdom Actor The Abominable Dr. PhibesThe Medusa Touch
November 11 Roger C. Carmel 54 USA Actor The SilencersGambitThe Art of LoveGoodbye CharlieThe Venetian AffairBreezyAlvarez KellyMyra BreckinridgeHardly Working
21 Jerry Colonna 82 USA Actor
21 Dar Robinson 39 USA Stuntman, Actor Lethal WeaponAirplane!Police AcademyPapillonMagnum ForceLogan's RunStick
22 Scatman Crothers 76 USA Actor The ShiningThe ShootistTwilight Zone: The MovieSilver StreakThe AristocatsBronco Billy
29 Herb Vigran 76 USA Actor Airplane!20,000 Leagues Under the SeaWhite ChristmasCharlotte's WebMonsieur VerdouxThe Love BugBenjiFirst Monday in October
29 Cary Grant 82 USA Actor, Soundtrack North by NorthwestCharadeNotoriousHis Girl FridaySuspicionThat Touch of MinkTo Catch a ThiefMonkey BusinessThe Bishop's WifeI Was a Male War BrideMr. Blandings Builds His Dream HouseArsenic and Old LaceMy Favorite WifeBringing Up BabyThe Awful TruthKiss Them for MeShe Done Him WrongHouseboatFather GooseIndiscreetThe Grass Is GreenerWalk, Don't Run
December 1 Paul Curran 73 UK Actor, Soundtrack JabberwockyJesus of NazarethThe Human FactorThe Doctor and the Devils
2 Ken Scott 26 UK Actress Fantastic VoyageThe Three Faces of EveThe Bravados
3 Bob Howard 79 or 80 United States Actor, Soundtrack Murder with Music
4 Suzanne Jerome 26 USA Actor Octopussy
10 Susan Cabot 59 USA Actress Sorority GirlThe Wasp WomanGunsmokeMachine-Gun KellyThe Duel at Silver CreekThe Battle at Apache PassTomahawk
11 Paul Keenan 30 or 31 United States Actor Honky Tonk Freeway
11 Carlos Ramirez 70 United States Actor, Soundtrack Anchors AweighNight and DayBathing BeautyTwo Girls and a SailorEasy to WedWhere Do We Go from Here?Nobody Will Know
11 Maurice Askew 70 UK Sound Effects Editing ThunderballOn Her Majesty's Secret ServiceRomeo and JulietChitty Chitty Bang BangThe Ipcress FileThe Day of the TriffidsWomen in LoveThe Grass Is GreenerThe Boy FriendFrankenstein and the Monster from Hell
13 Heather Angel 77 UK Actress Alice in WonderlandThe Last of the MohicansPride and PrejudiceSuspicionCharlie Chan's Greatest CaseArrest Bulldog DrummondLifeboat
14 Juliette Moore 73 or 74 United States Actor, Soundtrack The Silent MasterWoman and WifeWhen Men Betray
16 Douglas Lambert 49 or 50 United Kingdom Actor MoonrakerSpies Like UsThe HungerRagtimeSaturn 3Sunday Bloody SundayLa Ballade des Dalton
17 Stacy MacGregor 30 or 31 United States Actor The Great Santini
18 Mamo Clark 71 or 72 USA Actress Mutiny on the BountyThe HurricaneOne Million B.C.Seven SinnersRobinson Crusoe of Clipper IslandHawaii Calls
18 Winifred Deforest Coffin 74 or 75 United States Actress The Million Dollar DuckNow You See Him, Now You Don'tThe Yellow Mask
22 Harvey Stephens 85 USA Actor North by NorthwestSergeant YorkThe Young LionsBeau GesteThe BatThe Oklahoma KidThe Fighting 69th
23 Gerhard Bienert 88 Germany Actor, Writer MThe Blue AngelThe Testament of Dr. MabuseLes MisérablesKameradschaftKuhle WampeBerlin-AlexanderplatzFährmann MariaMother Krause's Journey to HappinessOhm KrügerThe Man in Search of His MurdererAmphitryonI Entrust My Wife to YouErnst ThälmannLissyDer Mann, von dem man sprichtUnheimliche GeschichtenI by Day, You by NightDer nackte Mann auf dem Sportplatz
26 Elsa Lanchester 84 UK Actress Mary PoppinsWitness for the ProsecutionBride of FrankensteinMurder by DeathThe Bishop's WifeBell, Book and CandleThe Big ClockThe Spiral Staircase
27 Sandy Rosenthal 62 or 63 United States Actor Moonfire
28 Andrei Tarkovsky 54 Soviet Union Director Andrei RublevSolarisThe MirrorStalker

Film debuts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 7 April 2014.