Best Music Movies of 1986

1.

An American Tail

5.6
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
2.

Crossroads

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

A wanna-be blues guitar virtuoso seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician, Robert Johnson.

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton, Robert Judd, Steve Vai, Tim Russ, Dennis Lipscomb, Harry Carey, Jr., Otis Taylor ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1986-03-14
3.

Sid and Nancy

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

January 1978. After their success in England, the punk rock band Sex Pistols venture out on their tour of the southern United States. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious is forced by his band mates to travel without his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, who will meet him in New York. When the band breaks up and Sid begins his solo career in a hostile city, the turbulent couple definitely falls into the depths of drug addiction.

Starring: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop, Andrew Schofield, Xander Berkeley, Perry Benson, Tony London, Biff Yeager, Courtney Love ..
Directed by: Alex Cox
Release date: 1986-10-24
4.

Queen: Live at Wembley Stadium

4.6
9.1/10 IMDB

One of the world's biggest bands returns to the scene of their Live Aid triumph (one year earlier in 1985) to play all their greatest hits in front of a packed Wembley Stadium.

Starring: Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Spike Edney ..
Directed by: Gavin Taylor
Release date: 1986-07-12
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Jean-Michel Jarre - Rendez-Vous Houston, A City In Concert
5.

Jean-Michel Jarre - Rendez-Vous Houston, A City In Concert

4.1
9.4/10 IMDB

Outdoor Concert by Jean Michel Jarre to celebrate 150 years of Houston and Texas and 25 years of NASA.

Starring: Jean-Michel Jarre, Christine Durand, Sylvain Durand, Michel Geiss, Jo Hammer ..
Directed by: Bob Giraldi
Release date: 1986-04-05
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Hard to Handle: Bob Dylan in Concert
6.

Hard to Handle: Bob Dylan in Concert

3.9
8.4/10 IMDB

Admired as one of the best lyricists of pop rock, Bob Dylan has his name recorded in music history. During his four decades career, he has been through many facets: from acoustic to electric guitar; from politicized to religious lyrics; from minimalist to very highly sophisticated arrangements. And his characteristic voice, for some, hoarse and full of style, for others a little out of tune, still influences many musicians. In this presentation filmed at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Australia over February 24-25 1986, Dylan is accompanied by Tom Petty and the band The Heartbreakers, as well as a very fine selection of new compositions. To close the spectacle, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty perform a vocal duet in "Knockin' on heaven's door", one of the most famous songs of this compositor.

Starring: Bob Dylan, Tom Petty ..
Directed by: Gillian Armstrong
Release date: 1986-07-04
7.

Trick or Treat

3.9
5.9/10 IMDB

Eddie Weinbauer, an metalhead teen who is bullied at school, looks to his heavy metal superstar idol, Sammi Curr, for guidance. When Curr is killed in a hotel fire, Eddie becomes the recipient of the only copy of Curr's unreleased album, which, when played backwards, brings Sammi back to life. As Halloween approaches, Eddie begins to realize that this isn't only rock 'n roll...it's life and death.

Starring: Marc Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant, Elaine Joyce, Glen Morgan, Gene Simmons, Ozzy Osbourne, Elise Richards, Richard Pachorek ..
Directed by: Charles Martin Smith
Release date: 1986-10-24
8.

Heavy Metal Parking Lot

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Heavy Metal Parking Lot documents heavy metal music fans tailgating in the parking lot outside the Capital Centre (since demolished) in Landover, Maryland, on May 31, 1986, before a Judas Priest concert (with opening act Dokken).

Directed by: Jeff Krulik, John Heyn
Release date: 1986-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Nutcracker: The Motion Picture
9.

Nutcracker: The Motion Picture

3.7
7.3/10 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 ..
Directed by: Carroll Ballard
Release date: 1986-11-26
10.

True Stories

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show.

Starring: David Byrne, John Goodman, Swoosie Kurtz, Spalding Gray, Annie McEnroe, Jo Harvey Allen, Alix Elias, Roebuck 'Pops' Staples, Tito Larriva, John Ingle ..
Directed by: David Byrne
Release date: 1986-10-10

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