Best Family Movies of 1986



7.3/10 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

The Great Mouse Detective

7.1/10 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
Best Family Movies of 1986 : An American Tail

An American Tail

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

Short Circuit

6.6/10 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


7.4/10 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

The Transformers: The Movie

7.2/10 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

The Karate Kid Part II

6.1/10 IMDB

After discovering that his father is at death's door, Mr. Miyagi sets out to Japan, to see him with Daniel. Upon arriving, Miyagi must confront an old rival. Meanwhile, Daniel encounters a new love, and some new 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

Flight of the Navigator

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
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Cat City

Cat City

8.3/10 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 its best (albeit 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

One Crazy Summer

6.3/10 IMDB

An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.

Starring: John Cusack, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tom Villard, Jeremy Piven, Billie Bird, Curtis Armstrong, Joe Flaherty, Mark Metcalf, William Hickey ..
Directed by: Savage Steve Holland
Release date: 1986-08-08


5.7/10 IMDB

Andie Bergstrom, an astronaut eagerly awaiting her first trip to space, runs a summer camp for teenagers with her NASA-employed husband, Zach. One night during an engine test, Andie and four teenage campers are accidentally shot into space. Together, the group -- which includes Kathryn, a pilot-in-training, and Tish, a ditz with a perfect memory -- must work together to operate the spacecraft and return home.

Starring: Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Larry B. Scott, Joaquin Phoenix, Tate Donovan, Tom Skerritt, Terry O'Quinn, Leaf Phoenix, Barry Primus ..
Directed by: Harry Winer
Release date: 1986-06-06

The Boy Who Could Fly

6.5/10 IMDB

Milly and Louis, and their recently-widowed mom, Charlene, move to a new neighborhood. Once there, they all deal with a variety of personal problems, but Milly finds a friend in Eric, her autistic next door neighbor. Eric has a fascination with flight, and as the story progresses, he exerts an enthralling force of change on all those around him.

Starring: Jay Underwood, Fred Savage, Bonnie Bedelia, Colleen Dewhurst, Fred Gwynne, Lucy Deakins, Jason Priestley, Nick Castle, Cameron Bancroft ..
Directed by: Nick Castle
Release date: 1986-08-15
Best Family Movies of 1986 : The Tin Soldier

The Tin Soldier

6.9/10 IMDB

This timeless tale written by Hans Christian Andersen tells the comic adventures of a tin soldier accidentally knocked off the toy shelf, and of two lovable, lonely mice who inadvertently place the soldier in danger, then set out to rescue him and return him to the music box ballerina.

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Terrence Scammell, Pier Paquette, Rick Jones, Robert Bockstael, Adam Hodgins ..
Directed by: Chris Schouten
Release date: 1986-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Disney's DTV Valentine

Disney's DTV Valentine

8.5/10 IMDB

A Valentine's Day special featuring rock and roll music set to scenes from Disney animation.

Starring: Tony Anselmo, Corey Burton, Eddie Carroll, Mary Costa, Paul Frees, Les Perkins, Will Ryan, Judith Searle, Bill Shirley, Lisa St. James ..
Directed by: Andrew Solt
Release date: 1986-02-14
Best Family Movies of 1986 : The Christmas Toy

The Christmas Toy

7.8/10 IMDB

It's Christmas Eve and the playroom is alive with excitement for the new toys that will arrive the next day. Balthazar, the old and wise bear, explains to the other toys that they must welcome the newcomers even though each of them may be replaced as one of the children's new favorite toys.

Starring: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Camille Bonora, Brian Henson, Rob Mills, Nicky Tilroe, Jim Henson ..
Directed by: Eric Till
Release date: 1986-12-06


6.7/10 IMDB

A BMX racer, who lives in a small town with his mother and sister, is faced with a tough decision, qualify for Helltrack or take his SATs in order to attend college.

Starring: Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin, Talia Shire, Ray Walston, Alfie Wise, Jack Weston, Bart Conner, Marta Kober, Jamie Clarke, Laura Jacoby ..
Directed by: Hal Needham
Release date: 1986-03-21
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Happy New Year, Charlie Brown

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown

7.2/10 IMDB

It's the night of Peppermint Patty’s New Year’s Eve bash, but Charlie Brown has to write a book report about War and Peace. Hoping to join the fun for a special dance with the Little Red-Haired Girl, he tries desperately to finish in time.

Starring: Chad Allen, Kristie Baker, Melissa Guzzi, Aron Mandelbaum, Jason Mendelson, Elizabeth Lyn Fraser, Jeremy Miller, Bill Melendez ..
Directed by: Sam Jaimes, Bill Melendez
Release date: 1986-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Masters Of The Gridiron

Masters Of The Gridiron

7.6/10 IMDB

The Browns clan defeat the Lion, Bear, and Bengal clans in a quest to retrieve a ring from The Lord of the League. Once they retrieve the ring, the city by the lake called Erie will become home to the Masters of the Gridiron. The Browns clan was played by the 1986 members of the Cleveland Browns.

Starring: Mike Baab, Joe Bonacci, Earnest Byner, Phil Daquila, Hanford Dixon, Dan Fike, Roger Fike, Bob Golic, Carl Hairston, Kevin Mack ..
Directed by: Randy F. Martin
Release date: 1986-11-02
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Nutcracker: The Motion Picture

Nutcracker: The Motion Picture

6.9/10 IMDB

The colorful holiday classic is finally brought to the big screen, designed by famed children's story author and artist Maurice Sendak, and written for the first time to be as close as possible to the original story. A lavish, exciting and heart-warming celebration of dance, of music, and of life. Based upon the Pacific Northwest Ballet's original production.

Starring: Hugh Bigney, Patricia Barker, Vanessa Sharp, Wade Walthall, Russell Burnett, Laura Schwenk, Benjamin Houk, Beatrice Bassett, Benjamin Bassett, Julie Harris ..
Directed by: Carroll Ballard
Release date: 1986-11-26

Invaders from Mars

5.5/10 IMDB

In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Marines.

Starring: Hunter Carson, Karen Black, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman, James Karen, Bud Cort, Louise Fletcher, Eric Pierpoint, Christopher Allport, Virginya Keehne ..
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Release date: 1986-06-06
Best Family Movies of 1986 : The Worst Witch

The Worst Witch

6.8/10 IMDB

Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss Cackle, has an evil twin sister who plans to destroy the school. Can Mildred foil the plan before the Grand Wizard comes to the Academy for a Halloween celebration you'll never forget?!!

Starring: Diana Rigg, Fairuza Balk, Tim Curry, Charlotte Rae, Sabina Franklyn, Su Elliott, Danielle Batchelor, Anna Kipling, Liz May Brice, Kate Buckley ..
Directed by: Robert Young
Release date: 1986-10-31
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Promise


7.5/10 IMDB

Bob returns home for his mother’s funeral knowing that he must fulfill a promise made 30 years earlier—to care for his younger brother DJ, who is schizophrenic. When Bob eventually takes over responsibility for his younger brother’s well-being, he embarks upon the most difficult challenge of his life.

Starring: James Garner, James Woods, Piper Laurie, Alan Rosenberg, Peter Michael Goetz, Michael Alldredge, Mary Marsh, Barbara Niven, Steven M. Gagnon, Virginia Settle ..
Directed by: Glenn Jordan
Release date: 1986-12-21
Best Family Movies of 1986 : A Winter Story

A Winter Story

8.2/10 IMDB

A family of foxes raid a farm to get a turkey for Christmas dinner and survive the winter. However, the farmer and his domineering wife are aware of their presence and are intent on shooting them down.

Directed by: Dave Edwards
Release date: 1986-12-29

Crimes of the Heart

6.3/10 IMDB

Three sisters try to come to grips with the meaning of their mother's suicide.

Starring: Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Gregory Eugene Travis, Tess Harper, Hurd Hatfield, David Carpenter, Beeson Carroll, Jean Willard ..
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 1986-12-12
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Joshua and the Battle of Jericho

Joshua and the Battle of Jericho

6.9/10 IMDB

Learn the tale of Joshua's leadership and his determination to follow his God. Joshua leads the Hebrews through a battle with the Canaanites, who built a wall to prevent them from passing through to the Promised Land.

Starring: Ed Asner, Darleen Carr, Rob Paulsen, Terry McGovern, Michael Rye, Mariette Hartley, Terence McGovern, Michael Bell, George DiCenzo, Bernard Erhard ..
Directed by: Ray Patterson
Release date: 1986-04-25
Best Family Movies of 1986 : The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration

The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration

7.9/10 IMDB

A live-action and animated television special featuring clips from past episodes and spin-offs combined with new animation and musical segments.

Starring: Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Vanna White, Alan Reed, Henry Corden, Jean Vander Pyl, Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Daws Butler, William Hanna ..
Directed by: Robert Guenette
Release date: 1986-05-20
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Jock of the Bushveld

Jock of the Bushveld

6.8/10 IMDB

In 1886 the 20 years old Percy Fitzpatrick from Kaapstad sets out for the Delagoa bay in Transvaal to dig for gold. On his way he prevents the weakly puppy Jock being drowned and adopts him. But when they finally reach the destination of his journey, there's no gold there anymore. So Percy starts out as a foreman, and henceforth he and Jock live through many exciting adventures involving wild animals and slave drivers.

Starring: Jonathan Rands, Gordon Mulholland, Jocelyn Broderick, Wilson Dunster, Olivier Ngwenya ..
Directed by: Gray Hofmeyr
Release date: 1986-12-05
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Transformers: Five Faces of Darkness

Transformers: Five Faces of Darkness

7.8/10 IMDB

Following the events in Transformers: The Movie, the Decepticons have fled and the Autobots are victorious under the command of a new leader, Rodimus Prime. In the midst of the celebrations, the Autobots are attacked, leaving the Decepticons the obvious suspects. Meanwhile, the mysterious Quintessons attempt to conceal a dark secret as old as Cybertron itself.

Starring: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Richard Gautier, Jack Angel, Gregg Berger, Susan Blu, Neil Ross, John Stephenson, John Moschitta Jr., Ed Gilbert ..
Directed by: Andy Kim, Ray Lee
Release date: 1986-09-15
Best Family Movies of 1986 : The Tale of the Bunny Picnic

The Tale of the Bunny Picnic

7.9/10 IMDB

As they get ready for their annual Bunny Picnic, Bean, a young, imaginative bunny eager to help, is told he's too little. Hurt, he wanders off into the lettuce patch where he comes face to face with the grumpy old farmer's junk yard dog! Bean runs and warns the others but no one believes him. Undaunted, little Bean helps the Muppet Bunnies in a big, big way!

Starring: Steve Whitmire, Richard Hunt, Camille Bonora, Ron Mueck, Karen Prell, Kevin Clash, Louise Gold, Martin P. Robinson, Mike Quinn, David Rudman ..
Directed by: Jim Henson
Release date: 1986-03-26

David and Goliath

7.3/10 IMDB

Derek, Margo, and Moki jump through time yet again and find themselves lost. As they search for information, they are threatened by wild animals. A young shepherd arrives on the scene and rescues them. They learn that this shepherd just happens to be the future King David. They follow David to Jerusalem, where they watch as he tries to help mend Saul's ill temper. Finally, they witness the defeat of Goliath.

Starring: Rob Paulsen, Darleen Carr, Terry McGovern, Michael Rye, Robby Benson, Herschel Bernardi, Bernard Erhard, Terence McGovern ..
Directed by: Ray Patterson
Release date: 1986-04-25
Best Family Movies of 1986 : My Turn On Earth

My Turn On Earth

8.0/10 IMDB

Watch The Plan of Salvation unfold in the story of five children who come to Earth to experience the joys and trials of mortality.

Starring: Shellie Lynn Eves, Steven Jon Gray, Jennifer Parker, David Leslie Thomas, Laura Whipple, Kristen Wilson, Brooke Wilson, Noelle Wilson, Carrie de Azevedo, Julie De Azevedo ..
Directed by: Craig Call
Release date: 1986-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Jiminy Cricket's Christmas

Jiminy Cricket's Christmas

7.6/10 IMDB

Join Jiminy Cricket as he hosts and performs in this all-star celebration of yuletide fun for the whole family. Featuring the holiday antics of Donald Duck, Chip N Dale, and Goofy, this cavalcade also offers special Christmas surprises: Mickey's Good Deed, a vintage gem from 1932 starring Mickey Mouse and Pluto, that has never been released on video! Enjoy scenes from such great Disney Classics as Fantasia, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. And hear these Disney song favorites: "You Can Fly" - Peter Pan; "Cinderella" - Cinderella; and "I've Got No Strings" and "When I Wish Upon A Star" from Pinocchio.

Starring: Walt Disney, Eddie Carroll ..
Release date: 1986-01-01

Santabear's First Christmas

7.2/10 IMDB

Santa Claus appoints a young bear as his helper in delivering toys to the animals in the forest, and he becomes known as Santabear.

Starring: Kelly McGillis ..
Directed by: Mark Scottnick
Release date: 1986-10-31

Frog Dreaming

6.1/10 IMDB

American boy Cody lives in Australia with his guardian, Gaza. Cody is very imaginative, inventive and inquisitive. He comes accross some strange events happening in Devil's Knob national park associated with an aboriginal myth about "frog dreamings". Cody tries to investigate...

Starring: Henry Thomas, Tony Barry, Rachel Friend, Tamsin West, Dempsey Knight, John Ewart, Chris Gregory, Mark Knight, Dennis Miller, Katy Manning ..
Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith, Russell Hagg
Release date: 1986-05-01
Best Family Movies of 1986 : The Parent Trap II

The Parent Trap II

6.0/10 IMDB

Two best friends plot to get their single parents together to stop one of them from moving to New York.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Tom Skerritt, Carrie Kei Heim, Bridgette Andersen, Alex Harvey, Gloria Cromwell, Judith Tannen, Janice Tesh, Duchess Tomasello, Daniel Brun ..
Directed by: Ronald F. Maxwell
Release date: 1986-07-26

My Little Pony: The Movie

5.9/10 IMDB

The first day of Spring is on its way and the Little Ponies are preparing for it with a big festival. But all the fun may come to an end if the witch Hydia has her way! Can the Ponies defeat Hydia and her evil daughters, Reeka and Draggle? More importantly, can they save Ponyland from the witches’ concoction, the strange purple goo called Smooze, that’s threatening to bury the whole town?

Starring: Danny DeVito, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Rhea Perlman, Tony Randall, Tammy Amerson, Jon Bauman, Alice Playten, Charlie Adler, Sheryl Bernstein ..
Directed by: Mike Joens
Release date: 1986-06-06
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Fluppy Dogs

Fluppy Dogs

7.4/10 IMDB

Originally intended to be a pilot for the third Walt Disney Television animated series, the movie features five pastel-colored talking (Fluppy) dogs who arrive through a Fluppy interdimensional doorway. Upon arrival, the dogs befriend 10-year-old Jamie and his neighbor Claire. The friends must help the Fluppy dogs avoid the clutches of the evil exotic-animal collector Wagstaff and find the doorway that will lead them back to their world.

Starring: Marshall Efron, Carl Steven, Jessica Pennington, Hal Smith, Michael Rye, Cloyce Morrow, Lorenzo Music, Susan Blu ..
Directed by: Fred Wolf
Release date: 1986-03-19


5.6/10 IMDB

Unassuming catering salesmen Jim Ferguson falls through a time hole to 1917 where he saves the life of dashing Royal Flying Corps pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth after his photo recon mission is shot down. Before he can work out what has happened, Jim is zapped back to the 1980s......

Starring: Neil Dickson, Alex Hyde-White, Fiona Hutchison, Peter Cushing, Marcus Gilbert, William Hootkins, Alan Polonsky, Francesca Gonshaw, Michael Siberry, James Saxon ..
Directed by: John Hough
Release date: 1986-05-30

Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

5.4/10 IMDB

This animated adventure goes back in time to the Care Bears' first-ever Caring Mission, when True Heart Bear and Noble Heart Horse touch down on Earth to boost the spirits of some unhappy kids at summer camp. But the evil Dark Heart has other plans, and convinces one of the campers to help him capture the Care Bears. Will our lovable heroes' Care Stare be enough to vanquish the villain -- and convince his apprentice that good's the way to go?

Starring: Hadley Kay, Chris Wiggins, Cree Summer, Alyson Court, Michael Fantini, Maxine Miller, Pam Hyatt, Sunny Besen Thrasher, Dan Hennessey, Billie Mae Richards ..
Directed by: Dale Schott
Release date: 1986-03-21
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Inhumanoids: The Movie

Inhumanoids: The Movie

7.0/10 IMDB

Action-packed cartoon feature about the age-old fight between good and evil. Mysterious events start to happen when the government Earth Corps unearths an amber monolith in a forest; meanwhile, an unscrupulous businessman, Blackthorn, digs up a vine creature, Tendril, which frees the trapped undead beast, Decompose. Earth Corps must use their specially-designed armoured suits to track down the enormous monsters. In the process, the dormant Mutar species of Redwoods, Granites and Magnacore are reawakened, and join forces with Earth Corps to once again do battle with their centuries-old enemies, the Inhumanoids, in an effort to save the world.

Starring: Michael Bell, William Callaway, Richard Gautier, Ed Gilbert, Chris Latta, Christopher Collins ..
Directed by: Ray Lee
Release date: 1986-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

6.9/10 IMDB

The story of the Prophet Noah. Violence and corruption fill the earth. To punish this wickedness, God vows to send a cleansing flood. Only one man - Noah - and his family will be spared because they alone honor God's law. God commands him to build an ark and fill it with two of every animal. Once building is under way, Noah and his sons face scorn and sabotage from their sinful neighbors - but they persevere. Noah's faith is vindicated when the heavens erupt with a rainy torrent for 40 days. But God's test of Noah's courage and commitment is just beginning.

Starring: Darleen Carr, Charlotte Rae, Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Lorne Greene, Rob Paulsen, Terry McGovern, Michael Rye, Terence McGovern ..
Directed by: Ray Patterson
Release date: 1986-01-01

A Winner Never Quits

6.9/10 IMDB

Fact-based story of a young boy who lost his right arm in a childhood accident, but went on to fulfill his dreams of playing major-league baseball. The story of Pete Gray.

Starring: Keith Carradine, Mare Winningham, G.W. Bailey, Dennis Weaver, Huckleberry Fox, Jack Kehoe, Fionnula Flanagan, Ed O'Neill, Dana Delany, Charles Hallahan ..
Directed by: Mel Damski
Release date: 1986-04-13

Babes in Toyland

5.2/10 IMDB

11-year-old Lisa has no time for toys; she's too busy taking care of her siblings and cooking for her mother. During the Christmas Eve blizzard, Lisa travels to Toyland in Wizard of Oz-like fashion and arrives just in time for a wedding. Young Mary Contrary is about to marry mean, old Barnaby Barnacle, despite the fact that she loves Jack Be Nimble. Lisa tries to stop this terrible wedding and, together with her new friends, discovers that Barnaby wants to take over Toyland. Lisa, Mary, Jack, and Georgie Porgie ask the Toymaster for help, but he can't help them as long as Lisa doesn't truly believe in toys.

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Richard Mulligan, Eileen Brennan, Keanu Reeves, Pat Morita, Jill Schoelen, Googy Gress, Walter Buschhoff, Shari Weiser ..
Directed by: Clive Donner
Release date: 1986-12-19
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Christmas Snow

Christmas Snow

7.2/10 IMDB

A shop owner who is being evicted at Christmas rescues her Scrooge-like landlord from an accident.

Starring: Katherine Helmond, Sid Caesar, Melissa Joan Hart, Kimble Joyner, Lillian Carlson, Don MacKay, Frances Cooper ..
Directed by: Gus Trikonis
Release date: 1986-12-20
Best Family Movies of 1986 : The Blinkins: The Bear and the Blizzard

The Blinkins: The Bear and the Blizzard

7.7/10 IMDB

A little girl, Molly, loses her doll, Belinda, in the Blinkin wood and the Blinkins find it and make it their mission to return her to the owner. In the process, Flashy gets kidnapped by Mr Bear and the Blinkins are given a ransom from Mr Bear and Mr Grogg in the form of food from their winter store in exchange for Flashy's safe return.

Starring: Burgess Meredith, Henry Gibson, Hamilton Camp, Louise Chamis, Jennifer Darling, Daryl Wood, Alan Young, Missy Gold, Tracey Gold, Sagan Lewis ..
Directed by: Osamu Dezaki, Sunao Katabuchi, Masayuki Ozeki, Keiko Namba
Release date: 1986-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Star Wars: Droids - The Great Heep

Star Wars: Droids - The Great Heep

5.9/10 IMDB

C-3PO and R2-D2 are on their way to Biitu to meet their new master, Mungo Baobab, when their ship is attacked and they are taken prisoner. Biitu has been taken over by the giant mechanical Great Heep who works with the Empire, enslaving the natives by using droid enforcers and draining R2 units to keep up his strength. Meanwhile Mungo has been imprisoned to be handed over to his arch enemy Admiral Screed.

Starring: Anthony Daniels, Long John Baldry, Winston Rekert, Graeme Campbell, Noam Zylberman, Dan Hennessey, Melleny Melody ..
Directed by: Clive A. Smith
Release date: 1986-06-07
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Babar and Father Christmas

Babar and Father Christmas

6.6/10 IMDB

After writing to Santa, Arthur, Pom, Flora and Alexander carefully monitor the mailbox, but in vain. Finding their excellent idea of wanting to bring Santa home, Babar sets out on a long journey to find him and convince him to include elephant country on his gift giving tour.

Starring: Laurent de Brunhoff, James Bradford, Noel Counsil ..
Directed by: Gerry Capelle
Release date: 1986-12-05
Best Family Movies of 1986 : The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

6.6/10 IMDB

A young American couple inherits an English castle, only to find that it is haunted by the spirit of a disgraced ancestor, doomed to stay on the estate because of his cowardice. The only way he can escape is if one of his descendants performs an heroic act, something he intends to get the husband to do.

Starring: Ted Wass, Andrea Marcovicci, Alyssa Milano, John Gielgud, Lila Kaye, Harold Innocent, George Baker, Dorothea Phillips, Bill Wallis, Brian Oulton ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1986-12-31
Best Family Movies of 1986 : Dot And Keeto

Dot And Keeto

6.3/10 IMDB

Dot, an Australian girl, seeks the magical green root that will give her the ability to talk to animals. She eats a red root by mistake, and is shrunk to the size of an ant. With the help of her friends Keeto the mosquito and Butterwalk the caterpillar, she searches for the green root that will restore her size. But she must find it before sundown, or she will shrink even smaller.

Directed by: Yoram Gross
Release date: 1986-05-22
Best Family Movies of 1986 : The Richest Cat in the World

The Richest Cat in the World

6.3/10 IMDB

Leo Kohlmeyer is a talking cat who inherits $5 million from his late owner and is looked after by the owner's in-laws whose two children, Bart and Veronica, learn Leo's secret that he can talk, while a bumbling, but devious, couple called the Rigsbys plot to kidnap Leo in order for them to gain the inheritance money for themselves.

Starring: Ramon Bieri, Steven Kampmann, Caroline McWilliams, Steve Vinovich, Jesse Wells, George Wyner, Brandon Call, Kellie Martin, Randy Oglesby, Joel Bennett ..
Directed by: Greg Beeman, Michael Kusley, Emmitt-Leon O'Neill, Dick Erickson
Release date: 1986-03-09

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