Best Family Movies of 1986

1.

Labyrinth

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

When teen Sarah is forced to babysit Toby, her baby stepbrother, she summons Jareth the Goblin King to take him away. When he is actually kidnapped, Sarah is given just thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue him.

Starring: Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, Toby Froud, Christopher Malcolm, Shelley Thompson, Warwick Davis, Natalie Finland, Shari Weiser, Brian Henson, Ron Mueck ..
Directed by: Jim Henson
Release date: 1986-06-27
2.

Hoosiers

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, C.W. Mundy, Sheb Wooley, Fern Persons, Chelcie Ross, Robert Swan, Michael O'Guinne, Wil Dewitt ..
Directed by: David Anspaugh
Release date: 1986-11-14
3.

Luxo Jr.

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A baby lamp finds a ball to play with and it's all fun and games until the ball bursts. Just when the elder Luxo thinks his kid will settle down for a bit, Luxo Jr. finds a ball ten times bigger.

Directed by: John Lasseter
Release date: 1986-08-17
4.

The Great Mouse Detective

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps London's master toymaker, the brilliant master of disguise Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson try to elude the ultimate trap and foil the perfect crime.

Starring: Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Vincent Price, Susanne Pollatschek, Candy Candido, Diana Chesney, Eve Brenner, Alan Young, Basil Rathbone, Ellen Fitzhugh ..
Directed by: Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, John Musker
Release date: 1986-07-02
5.

The Transformers: The Movie

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

The Autobots must stop a colossal planet-consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.

Starring: Judd Nelson, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Leonard Nimoy, Orson Welles, Eric Idle, Robert Stack, Norman Alden, Jack Angel, Michael Bell ..
Directed by: Nelson Shin
Release date: 1986-08-08
6.

Flight of the Navigator

5.1
6.9/10 IMDB

12-year-old David is accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, but when he awakens eight years have passed. His family is overjoyed to have him back, but is just as perplexed as he is that he hasn't aged. When a NASA scientist discovers a UFO nearby, David gets the chance to unravel the mystery and recover the life he lost.

Starring: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff DeYoung, Veronica Cartwright, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matt Adler, Robert Small, Raymond Forchion, Howard Hesseman, Arnie Ross ..
Directed by: Randal Kleiser
Release date: 1986-07-30
7.

An American Tail

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World alone and must fend off not only the felines he never thought he'd have to deal with again but also the loneliness of being away from home.

Starring: Phillip Glasser, Dom DeLuise, Nehemiah Persoff, Erica Yohn, Amy Green, John P. Finnegan, Pat Musick, Madeline Kahn, Will Ryan, Christopher Plummer ..
Directed by: Don Bluth
Release date: 1986-11-21
8.

Short Circuit

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky animal lover mistakes the robot for an alien and takes him in, teaching her new guest about life on Earth.

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton, G. W. Bailey, Brian McNamara, Tim Blaney, Marvin J. McIntyre, John Garber, Penny Santon ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1986-05-09
9.

The Karate Kid Part II

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Mr. Miyagi and Daniel take a trip to Okinawa to visit Mr. Miyagi's dying father. After arriving Mr. Miyagi finds he still has feelings for an old love. This stirs up trouble with an old rival who he originally left Okinawa to avoid. In the mean time, Daniel encounters a new love and also makes some enemies.

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Martin Kove, Charlie Tanimoto, Yuji Okumoto, Joey Miyashima, Marc Hayashi, Danny Kamekona, William Zabka, Tamlyn Tomita ..
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Release date: 1986-06-18
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Cat City
10.

Cat City

4.3
8.4/10 IMDB

In the year 80 AMM (After Mickey Mouse) on planet X the crime-syndicated Cats try to erase the Mouse-population once and for all. A scientist of the mice, prof. Fushimishi seems to have found the weapon against the threat - so Intermouse calls it's best, but now retired agent - Nick Grabowsky - to get the plans. As a distraction for the Cats, they also send a second agent - Seargent Lazy Dick - for the mission.

Starring: Miklós Benedek, László Sinkó, Gyula Bodrogi, Ilona Béres, Péter Haumann, András Kern, Ferenc Kállai, János Körmendi, István Mikó, Károly Mécs ..
Directed by: Béla Ternovszky
Release date: 1986-10-02

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