Best Music Movies of 1986

1.

Crossroads

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Cult classic starring Ralph Macchio as a want-to-be blues guitar virtuoso who 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. ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1986-03-14
2.

Sid & Nancy

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

In 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 and their manager to travel without his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, who will meet him in New York only after a traumatic event. 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 and co-dependency, a last journey with no return.

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
3.

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
4.

Live at Wembley Stadium

4.6
9.1/10 IMDB

One of the world's biggest bands return to the scene of their Live Aid (1985) triumph a year earlier 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
9.3/10 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 ..
Release date: 1986-04-05
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.

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 : The Cure: Staring At The Sea - The Images
8.

The Cure: Staring At The Sea - The Images

3.5
8.6/10 IMDB

A collection of music videos spanning the first eight years of The Cure's career. 1. Killing An Arab 2. 10:15 Saturday Nigth 3. Boy's Don't Cry 4. Jumping Someone Else's Train 5. A Forest 6. Play For Today 7. Primary 8. Other Voices 9. Charlotte Sometimes 10. The Hanging Garden 11. Lets Go To Bed 12. The Walk 13. The Lovecats 14. The Caterpillar 15. In Between Days 16. Close To Me 17. A Night Like This.

Starring: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Laurence Tolhurst, Boris Williams ..
Release date: 1986-05-06
9.

Trick or Treat

3.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Eddie Weinbauer, an '80s 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
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Sunday in the Park with George
10.

Sunday in the Park with George

3.2
8.4/10 IMDB

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte by Georges Seurat is one of the great paintings of the world, and in "Sunday in the Park with George," book writer James Lapine and composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim bring a story based on the work brilliantly to life. While the painting depicts people gathered on an island in the Seine, the musical goes beyond simply describing their lives. It is an exploration of art, of love, of commitment. Seurat connected dots to create images; Lapine and Sondheim use connection as the heart of all our relationships. Winner of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Starring: Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Barbara Bryne, Dana Ivey, Charles Kimbrough, Mary D'Arcy, Sue Anne Gershenson, Cris Groenendaal, John Jellison, Frank Kopyc ..
Directed by: James Lapine, Terry Hughes
Release date: 1986-06-16

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