Best Music Movies of 1986


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

Queen: Live at Wembley Stadium

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


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

Sid and Nancy

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
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Hard to Handle: Bob Dylan in Concert

Hard to Handle: Bob Dylan in Concert

8.5/10 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, Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell, Howie Epstein, Stan Lynch, Debra Byrd, Queen Esther Marrow, Madelyn Quebec, Elisecia Wright ..
Directed by: Gillian Armstrong
Release date: 1986-06-21
Best Music 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 Music 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

Trick or Treat

5.8/10 IMDB

Eddie Weinbauer, a 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'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 : Jean-Michel Jarre - Rendez-Vous Houston, A City In Concert

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

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

Heavy Metal Parking Lot

7.3/10 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: 1986-05-31

True Stories

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
Best Music 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

Haunted Honeymoon

5.6/10 IMDB

Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric relatives. His uncle decides that he needs to be cured from a neurotic speech defect and exaggerated bursts of fear: he gives him a shock therapy with palace ghosts.

Starring: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise, Jonathan Pryce, Eve Ferret, Bryan Pringle, Peter Vaughan, Paul L. Smith, Jim Carter, Roger Ashton-Griffiths ..
Directed by: Gene Wilder
Release date: 1986-07-25
Best Music 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 Music Movies of 1986 : The Cure : Staring At The Sea - The Images

The Cure : Staring At The Sea - The Images

8.5/10 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
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Kate Bush - The Whole Story

Kate Bush - The Whole Story

9.0/10 IMDB

The Whole Story is the first compilation album by English singer Kate Bush, it was Kate's third UK number one album. Released by EMI Records on 10 November 1986. The album included 10 hit singles, plus a "new vocal" version of debut hit Wuthering Heights and one new track, Experiment IV. The compilation was released on VHS video and Laserdisc, containing the videos for all the tracks, plus one bonus video: The Big Sky.

Starring: Kate Bush ..
Release date: 1986-03-25
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Barbra Streisand: One Voice

Barbra Streisand: One Voice

8.5/10 IMDB

Originally broadcast as an exclusive special on HBO, Barbra Streisand launched her September 6, 1986 concert One Voice, in part, as a protest against Reagan-era nuclear arms proliferation in the late Cold War; the event marked the diva's first official live performance since 1972.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Barry Gibb, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams ..
Directed by: Dwight Hemion
Release date: 1986-12-27

Disneyland's Summer Vacation Party

6.3/10 IMDB

Disneyland's Summer Vacation Party (1986)

Starring: Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields, Scott Valentine, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Adam Ant, Chubby Checker, Brenda Lee, Jay Leno, Kenny Loggins, Jerry Seinfeld ..
Directed by: Marty Pasetta
Release date: 1986-05-23

A Smoky Mountain Christmas

6.9/10 IMDB

A country-western singer on a trip through the Tennessee mountains runs into a reclusive backwoodsman — and a witch.

Starring: Dolly Parton, Bo Hopkins, Lee Majors, John Ritter, Dan Hedaya, Anita Morris, Danny Cooksey, Ashley Bank, David Ackroyd, René Auberjonois ..
Directed by: Henry Winkler
Release date: 1986-12-14
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Dogs in Space

Dogs in Space

6.4/10 IMDB

The place is Melbourne, Australia 1978. The punk phenomenon is sweeping the country and Dogs In Space, a punk group, are part of it. In a squat, in a dodgy suburb, live a ragtag collection of outcasts and don't-wanna-be's who survive on a diet of old TV space films, drugs and good music. And the satellite SKYLAB could crash through their roof at any moment...

Starring: Michael Hutchence, Saskia Post, Nique Needles, Deanna Bond, Tony Helou, Chris Haywood, Peter Walsh, Laura Swanson, Adam Briscomb, Sharon Jessop ..
Directed by: Richard Lowenstein
Release date: 1986-12-18
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Sunday in the Park with George

Sunday in the Park with George

8.3/10 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. Originally broadcast as part of "American Playhouse" on PBS (season five, episode nineteen).

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
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave

7.9/10 IMDB

A concert film directed by and featuring the music of Laurie Anderson, filmed at the Park Theater in Union City, New Jersey, during the summer of 1985.

Starring: Laurie Anderson, William S. Burroughs, Joy Askew, Adrian Belew, Dickie Landry, Dolette McDonald, Park Won-Sang, Janice Pendarvis, David Van Tieghem, Bobby Butler ..
Directed by: Laurie Anderson
Release date: 1986-04-27
Best Music 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 Music Movies of 1986 : Ozzy Osbourne : The Ultimate Ozzy

Ozzy Osbourne : The Ultimate Ozzy

8.2/10 IMDB

Ozzy was at the peak of his 1980s popularity. Filmed live on tour in 1986 for MTV, this video was a promotional celebration of Ozzy's triple platinum fifth solo album, 'The Ultimate Sin'.

Starring: Ozzy Osbourne, Jake E. Lee, Phil Soussan, Randy Castillo ..
Directed by: Andrew Morahan
Release date: 1986-08-11

X: The Unheard Music

7.9/10 IMDB

A documentary about the band X. Includes live and studio performances and interviews with the band members.

Starring: John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, D.J. Bonebrake, Ray Manzarek, Rodney Bingenheimer, Brendan Mullen, Frank Gargani, Alizabeth Foley, Denise Zoom ..
Directed by: W.T. Morgan
Release date: 1986-03-01
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Population: 1

Population: 1

7.2/10 IMDB

A defense contractor who somehow becomes the sole survivor of a nuclear holocaust. In his solitude, he traces the history of U.S. civilization in the 20th century through musical numbers.

Starring: Tomata Du Plenty, Sheela Edwards, Beck, Al Hansen, Maila Nurmi, El Duce, Dino Lee, Nancye Ferguson ..
Directed by: René Daalder
Release date: 1986-09-24
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Horowitz in Moscow

Horowitz in Moscow

8.8/10 IMDB

A recording of Horowitz's historic 1986 recital in Moscow, the program also includes highlights of his return to his native Soviet Union--his first visit in 61 years.

Starring: Vladimir Horowitz, Charles Kuralt, Wanda Toscanini Horowitz ..
Directed by: Brian Large
Release date: 1986-04-20
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Absolute Beginners

Absolute Beginners

5.6/10 IMDB

A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion world. So Colin gets involved with a pop promoter and tries to crack the big time. Meanwhile, racial tension is brewing in Colin's Notting Hill housing estate...

Starring: Eddie O'Connell, Patsy Kensit, David Bowie, James Fox, Mandy Rice-Davies, Ray Davies, Eve Ferret, Tony Hippolyte, Graham Fletcher-Cook, Joseph McKenna ..
Directed by: Julien Temple
Release date: 1986-04-04

Under the Cherry Moon

5.0/10 IMDB

Two friends from Miami are in the French Riviera enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50 million from her father. At first, Tricky has Christopher Tracy talked into romancing her for her money, but in getting to know her, Christopher falls in love with her. This love comes between the brothers, and Tricky tells about the plan.

Starring: Prince, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jerome Benton, Steven Berkoff, Emmanuelle Sallet, Alexandra Stewart, Francesca Annis, Pamela Ludwig, Victor Spinetti, Myriam Tadesse ..
Directed by: Prince
Release date: 1986-07-02
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Ornette: Made in America

Ornette: Made in America

7.0/10 IMDB

Shirley Clarke's frenetic documentary about multi-talented musician Ornette Coleman.

Starring: Ornette Coleman, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Gelman, Alex Deych, Larissa Blitz, Matthew Meister, Ed Blackwell, Charlie Haden, Dewey Redman, Brion Gysin ..
Directed by: Shirley Clarke
Release date: 1986-02-21

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 Music Movies of 1986 : What You Mean We?

What You Mean We?

6.3/10 IMDB

WHAT YOU MEAN WE is a surreal short film by experimental artist Laurie Anderson.

Starring: Laurie Anderson, Spalding Gray ..
Directed by: Laurie Anderson
Release date: 1986-09-26
Best Music Movies of 1986 : King of Sex

King of Sex

5.8/10 IMDB

Short movie by New York photographer and cinematographer Richard Kern.

Starring: Nick Zedd, Erica Caim, Audrey Rose, Rick Strange ..
Directed by: Richard Kern
Release date: 1986-01-01

John Lennon: Live In New York City

6.9/10 IMDB

August 30, 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono backed by The Plastic Ono Elephant's Memory Band, played a benefit concert to raise money for mentally handicapped children. It was their last concert together.

Starring: John Lennon, Y?ko Ono, Stan Bronstein, Wayne 'Tex' Gabriel, John Ward, Gary Van Scyoc, Jim Keltner, Rick Frank, Adam Ippolito ..
Directed by: Steve Gebhardt, Carol Dysinger
Release date: 1986-01-24

Big Fun in the Big Town

7.9/10 IMDB

New York, 1986: a city of big dreams and equally big problems. Like New York itself, hip-hop music encompassed both of these human conditions. But hip-hop and its cultural birthplace shared other important characteristics, too: the desire to always be original, a hustle-to-survive ambition, and — if the stars aligned — the ability to come out on top, no matter what the odds. Big Fun in the Big Town is about hip-hop when artistry in the game was still at its center. When skills, not hype, got you your first record deal. When Run-DMC took the reins from Doug E Fresh and Grandmaster Flash, paving the way for hundreds of other hitmakers to follow. When a chart-topping LL Cool J still lived with his Grandmother. When the Latin Quarter was the club to be at on any weekend night. And when artists from all backgrounds could taste their own pop chart dreams, just beyond their reach but still seemingly attainable.

Starring: LL Cool J, Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Flash, Jam Master Jay, Biz Markie, Schooly-D, Roxanne Shanté, Joseph Simmons, Russell Simmons, Darryl McDaniels ..
Directed by: Bram van Splunteren
Release date: 1986-06-06
Best Music Movies of 1986 : The Queen Is Dead

The Queen Is Dead

7.3/10 IMDB

A short film which incorporates three music videos Derek Jarman directed for The Smiths: “The Queen Is Dead,” “Panic,” and “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out.”

Starring: Craig Gannon, Mike Joyce, Morrissey, Andy Rourke ..
Directed by: Derek Jarman
Release date: 1986-09-01
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Caprice


6.5/10 IMDB

A girl finds herself inside a fashion magazine – Joanna Hogg's graduation piece at the National Film and Television School starring a then unknown Tilda Swinton.

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Bruce Payne, Anthony Higgins, Patti Palladin, Rachel Byrd, Marty Cruikshank, Emma Comber, Tatiana Strauss, Kate Lord, Kharis Fawcett ..
Directed by: Joanna Hogg
Release date: 1986-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Body Slam

Body Slam

5.2/10 IMDB

M. Harry Smilac is a down-on-his-luck music manager who is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his band, Kicks (The most recent of the gigs is a Dairy Queen opening!!). When making arrangements for a campaign fund-raiser, he mistakes Rick Roberts, a professional wrestler, for a musician and hires him. At that moment he becomes a wrestling manager and starts to book matches for him and his teammate Tonga Tom. The team is a success, and Harry decides to take his wrestlers and his band on a "Rock n' Wrestling" tour. The tour is a success, and Harry feels what it is like to be a winner again.

Starring: Dirk Benedict, Tanya Roberts, Roddy Piper, Louis Albano, Barry Gordon, Charles Nelson Reilly, Billy Barty, John Astin, Sydney Lassick, John Fujioka ..
Directed by: Hal Needham
Release date: 1986-11-21
Best Music Movies of 1986 : The Cosmic Eye

The Cosmic Eye

6.4/10 IMDB

Earth is visited by a race of aliens, who issue an ultimatum: either peace or complete destruction.

Starring: Maureen Stapleton, Jack Warden, Dizzy Gillespie, Sam Hubley, Linda Atkinson, Linda Atkinson ..
Directed by: Faith Hubley, John Hubley
Release date: 1986-06-06

Crystal Heart

5.0/10 IMDB

A 22 year old man who has lived inside a crystal room because of a rare illness, meets an up and coming rock star, and the two fall in love.

Starring: Lee Curreri, Tawny Kitaen, Lloyd Bochner, May Heatherly, Simón Andreu, Marina Saura, LaGena Hart, Cal Gibson, Emiliano Redondo, Jack Taylor ..
Directed by: Gil Bettman
Release date: 1986-02-01

Cool Runnings: The Reggae Movie

5.9/10 IMDB

This is the 1983 edition of Jamaica’s annual Reggae Sunsplash in Montego Bay, a week-long showcase for some of the greatest names in reggae, ska, funk and dub poetry.

Release date: 1986-10-14
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Madballs: Escape from Orb!

Madballs: Escape from Orb!

6.6/10 IMDB

The Madballs are a zany animated rock band who rock and roll their way across the galaxy. Music is illegal on their home planet so they make a break for it on Earth.

Starring: Geoffrey Bowes, Jeri Craden, Cree Summer, Keith Hampshire, Keith Hampshire, Don Francks, Dan Hennessey, Dan Hennessey, Christopher Ward ..
Directed by: Laura Shepherd
Release date: 1986-11-01
Best Music Movies of 1986 : The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl

8.8/10 IMDB

The Little Match Girl is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The story is about a dying child's hopes and dreams, and was first published in 1845. This adaptation was made for Harlech TV and broadcast on 28th December 1986 and starred Twiggy and Roger Daltrey, and features the song 'Mistletoe and Wine' which became a Christmas number one for Cliff Richard in 1988, the biggest selling record of that year.

Starring: Michael Hordern, Twiggy, Roger Daltrey, Paul Daneman, Jimmy Jewel, Stratford Johns, Jennie Linden, Natalie Morse, Russell Lee Nash, Robert Putt ..
Directed by: Michael Custance
Release date: 1986-12-28

Knights Of The City

4.7/10 IMDB

A street Gang that is also a rap group tries to get a record contract.

Starring: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Nicholas Campbell, John Mengatti, Stoney Jackson, Jeff Moldovan, Jay Amor, Peter Nicholas, Floyd Levine, Michael Ansara, Wendy Barry ..
Directed by: Dominic Orlando
Release date: 1986-02-14
Best Music Movies of 1986 : The Bangles: Live at the Syria Mosque

The Bangles: Live at the Syria Mosque

9.0/10 IMDB

Live concert of the Bangles at the Syria Mosque Arena, Pittsburgh, recorded December 13, 1986 Playlist: 01 - Let It Go 02 - Restless 03 - Walking Down Your Street 04 - James 05 - Going Down To Liverpool 06 - He's Got A Secret 07 - September Gurls 08 - If She Knew What She Wants 09 - Return Post 10 - Live 11 - In A Different Light 12 - I Want You 13 - Angels Don't Fall In Love 14 - Hero Takes A Fall 15 - Manic Monday 16 - Walk Like An Egyptian

Starring: Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson, Victoria Peterson, Victoria Peterson, Susanna Hoffs ..
Release date: 1986-12-12

The Paul McCartney Special

8.4/10 IMDB

A program originally produced for the BBC, and aired on television several times in 1986. Originally conceived as a long-form promotional piece for «Press to Play», the BBC staffer (Richard Skinner) persuades Macca to talk about much more, including one of the more in-depth interviews about Wings. All of the interview bits were done at Abbey Road studio 2, leading to some reminiscing on Paul's part. Scattered among the interview are some nice McCartney film rarities (including rarely seen promo clips/videos, concert footage from both the 1973 and 1976 tours, and even a bit of the never released "One Hand Clapping" film).

Starring: Paul McCartney, Richard Skinner ..
Directed by: John Howard Davies
Release date: 1986-08-29
Best Music Movies of 1986 : XTV


8.5/10 IMDB

Ron Jeremy hosts an MTV-style erotica show.

Starring: Ron Jeremy, Bunny Bleu, Blondi, Erica Boyer, Tom Byron, Christy Canyon, Nikki Charm, Eric Edwards, Candie Evans, Scott Irish ..
Release date: 1986-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1986 : Liza in London

Liza in London

8.4/10 IMDB

This concert program, from the London Palladium, begins with Minnelli singing “New York, New York” as an encore number to her show, then reflecting back 90 minutes to when she began the performance. Upon taking the stage, Minnelli opens with a medley of “Pick Yourself Up,” “Blue Skies.” and “I’m So Excited.” Next, Minnelli sings “Old Friends,” followed by “Wherever He Ain’t,” “Sad Songs (Say So Much),” “I Don’t Care Much,” “When the Sun Comes Out,” “I Couldn’t Be Happier (for You),” “London Town,” “I Don’t Want to Know,” “Some People,” and “Here’s to the Band.” After telling of how she recently turned forty, Minnelli sings “The Saga of Emma Finch”. Minnelli finishes singing “You’ve Let Yourself Go,” “He’s Funny That Way,” “I Love a Piano,” and “New York, New York.” Following a standing ovation, Minnelli is greeted backstage by her sister, Lorna Luft. Minnelli then encores with “Cabaret.” Finally, Minnelli returns to the stage for a final song: “The World Goes ‘Round.”

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft, Fred Ebb ..
Directed by: Don Mischer
Release date: 1986-05-17

The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect

8.5/10 IMDB

The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect uses the interviewer/interviewee format in which Todd Rundgren answers numerous questions about his life, his music and his philosophy using his explanations spliced with large portions of his songs.

Starring: Todd Rundgren, Mary Lou Arnold, Al Aronowitz, Johnny Average, Geoff Baer, Pamela Becker, Ralph E. Boy, Tom Breslin, Kathleen Capriotti, Tina Caron ..
Directed by: Todd Rundgren
Release date: 1986-01-01

The Manhattan Transfer: Vocalese Live

8.3/10 IMDB

Experience the exuberant jazz and harmonic vocals of The Manhattan Transfer in this spectacular performance at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall in Tokyo. Recorded in February 1986, the 80-minute concert features 19 songs, including "Birdland", "Java Jive", "Boy from New York City", "Four Brothers", "Rambo", "Meet Benny Baily", "Airegin", "To You", "Sing Joy Spring", "Move", "That's Killer Joe", "The Duke of Dubuque" and "Gloria".

Starring: Cheryl Bentyne, Tim Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel ..
Release date: 1986-01-01

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