Tuesday, February 28, 2017

10 Off My Head: Siri Says 1986

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another round of "Siri Says...," the fun game for movie-lovers where we ask our telephone to choose a number between 1 and 100 and then pick our five favorite movies from the corresponding year. It appears Siri is feeling pretty 80s this month (maybe she got her hair crimped) and so after last week's turn with the year 1983 this week we turn our eyes three whole years later, to The Movies of 1986. Which turns out to have been an amazing year for the movies! So amazing I couldn't narrow it down to just five. And so I give you...

My 10 Favorite Movies of 1986

(dir. David Lynch)
-- released on September 19th 1986 --

(dir. Woody Allen)
-- released on March 14th 1986 --

(dir. John McNaughton)
-- finished in 1986 but not released until 1990 --

(dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
-- released on October 10th 1986 --

(dir. Pedro Almodovar)
-- released on March 7th 1986 --

(dir. David Cronenberg)
-- released on August 15th 1986 --

(dir. Ken Russell)
-- released on November 30th 1986 --

(dir. Frank Oz)
-- released on December 19th 1986 --

(dir. David Jarman)
-- released on August 29th 1986 --

(dir. James Cameron)
-- released on July 18th1986 --


Runners-up: Stand By Me (dir. Reiner),  Big Trouble in Little China (dir. Carpenter), Parting Glances (dir. Bill Sherwood), Labyrinth (dir. Henson), Manhunter (dir. Mann), Cobra (dir. Cosmatos), The Hitcher (dir. Robert Harmon), Mauvais Sang (dir. Carax), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (dir. Hooper)...

... Crawlspace (dir. Schmoeller), Betty Blue (dir. Jean-Jacques Beineix), Pretty in Pink (dir. Deutsch), In a Glass Cage (dir. Agustí Villaronga), Ruthless People (dir. Zucker), Down and Out in Beverly Hills (dir. Mazursky), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (dir. Hughes)

Never Seen: She's Gotta Have It (dir. Spike Lee)
Crimes of the Heart (dir. Bruce Beresford)
Vamp (dir. Richard Wenk) 


What are you favorite movies of 1986?


Unknown said...

A great year for movies! Gothic, Little Shop, Aliens and The Fly!

Mark Alexander said...

The 80s were an awesome decade for movies all around.

Pierce said...

Ginger and Fred
Stand by Me
Start Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Mona Lisa
Hannah and Her Sisters
Little Shop of Horrors
The Mosquito Coast
An American Tail
Ruthless People
The Great Mouse Detective
Children of a Lesser God
Sid and Nancy
As Is
Parting Glances
‘night, Mother
True Stories

joel65913 said...

This was a good year for film, Hannah and Her Sisters alone makes it a worthwhile year but there’s a bunch more fun stuff. It looks like our tastes diverge quite a bit but there are several on your list I like alot. Nice picture of Bill Paxton-a shocking loss, a real tragedy for his family and so many years of terrific performances lost.

My top 10:

Hannah and Her Sisters-The best Woody Allen bar none.
Back to School-Rodney Dangerfield is just so darn likable in this.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Star Trek IV-The Voyage Home-I’m not much of a Trekkie but I love this particular film in the series where they return to the Earth of the 1980’s
Peggy Sue Got Married
Ruthless People
Lady Jane
Just Between Friends

par3182 said...

steve buscemi in parting glances was a real sit up and take notice moment in the cinema for me

i'd add a room with a view and my beautiful laundrette to the list of greats [imdb has them listed as '85 releases but they were wide released and considered award worthy in 1986]