Best Mystery Movies of 1986

1.

Blue Velvet

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Hope Lange, Dean Stockwell, George Dickerson, Priscilla Pointer, Frances Bay, Ken Stovitz ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1986-01-01
2.

The Name of the Rose

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's authority and fight the shadowy conspiracy of monastery monks using only his intelligence – which is considerable.

Starring: Sean Connery, F. Murray Abraham, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin, Michael Lonsdale, Volker Prechtel, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., William Hickey, Michael Habeck ..
Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Release date: 1986-09-24
3.

The Great Mouse Detective

5.8
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
4.

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
5.

The Big Easy

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Remy McSwain is a New Orleans police lieutenant who investigates the murder of a local mobster. His investigation leads him to suspect that fellow members of the police force may be involved.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman, Lisa Jane Persky, Ebbe Roe Smith, Tom O'Brien, Charles Ludlam, Grace Zabriskie, Marc Lawrence ..
Directed by: Jim McBride
Release date: 1986-11-27
6.

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

4.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal murders. Now it’s up to Tommy to stop the dark, devious and demented deaths that he unwittingly brought about.

Starring: Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen, Renée Jones, Tom Fridley, C.J. Graham, Tony Goldwyn, Darcy DeMoss, Ann Ryerson, Alan Blumenfeld ..
Directed by: Tom McLoughlin
Release date: 1986-08-01
7.

April Fool's Day

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A group of eight college friends gather together at an island mansion belonging to heiress Muffy St. John to celebrate their final year of school. Soon, they begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend, but nothing is as it seems.

Starring: Deborah Foreman, Thomas F. Wilson, Lloyd Berry, Tom Heaton, Ken Olandt, Leah Pinsent, Clayton Rohner, Amy Steel, Jay Baker, Pat Barlow ..
Directed by: Fred Walton
Release date: 1986-03-27
8.

The Golden Child

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

After a Tibetan boy, the mystical Golden Child, is kidnapped by the evil Sardo Numspa, humankind's fate hangs in the balance. On the other side of the world in Los Angeles, the priestess Kee Nang seeks the Chosen One, who will save the boy from death. When Nang sees social worker Chandler Jarrell on television discussing his ability to find missing children, she solicits his expertise, despite his skepticism over being "chosen."

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Charles Dance, Charlotte Lewis, Victor Wong, Peter Kwong, J.L. Reate, James Hong, Randall 'Tex' Cobb, Tau Logo, Shakti Chen ..
Directed by: Michael Ritchie
Release date: 1986-12-12
9.

Murphy's Law

3.9
5.9/10 IMDB

A tough police detective escapes from custody after being framed and arrested for the murder of his ex-wife, and must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Kathleen Wilhoite, Carrie Snodgress, Robert F. Lyons, Richard Romanus, Angel Tompkins, Bill Henderson, James Luisi, Clifford A. Pellow, Janet MacLachlan ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1986-04-18
10.

Witchboard

3.8
5.6/10 IMDB

Playing around with a Ouija board, a trio of friends succeeds in contacting the spirit of a young boy. Trouble begins when the evil spirit, Malfeitor, takes over one of their bodies.

Starring: Stephen Nichols, Tawny Kitaen, Todd Allen, Kathleen Wilhoite, Burke Byrnes, James W. Quinn, Rose Marie, Judy Tatum, Gloria Hayes, J.P. Luebsen ..
Directed by: Kevin Tenney
Release date: 1986-12-31
11.

Invaders from Mars

3.6
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
12.

Haunted Honeymoon

3.6
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
13.

Troll

3.5
4.5/10 IMDB

When a family moves into a San Francisco apartment, an opportunistic troll decides to make his move and take possession of little Wendy (Jenny Beck), thereby paving the way for new troll recruits, the first in his army that will take eventual control of the planet. We soon discover Torok is the ex-husband of Eunice St. Clair, a resident in the building who was married to Torok.

Starring: Noah Hathaway, Michael Moriarty, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Shelley Hack, Jenny Beck, Sonny Bono, Phil Fondacaro, Brad Hall, Anne Lockhart, Gary Sandy ..
Directed by: John Carl Buechler
Release date: 1986-01-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Joshua and the Battle of Jericho
14.

Joshua and the Battle of Jericho

3.4
6.7/10 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 Mystery Movies of 1986 : Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
15.

Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only surviving daughter of the Czar and Czarina of Russia.

Starring: Amy Irving, Olivia de Havilland, Rex Harrison, Omar Sharif, Susan Lucci, Elke Sommer, Claire Bloom, Nicolas Surovy, Edward Fox, Christian Bale ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1986-12-07
16.

The Morning After

3.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Failed actress Alex Sternbergen wakes up hungover one morning in an apartment she does not recognize, unable to remember the previous evening -- and with a dead body in bed next to her. As she tries to piece together the events of the night, Alex cannot totally rely on friends or her estranged husband, Joaquin, for assistance. Only a single ally, loner ex-policeman Turner Kendall, can help her escape her predicament and find the true killer.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raul Julia, Diane Salinger, Richard Foronjy, Geoffrey Scott, James 'Gypsy' Haake, Kathleen Wilhoite, Don Hood, Bruce Vilanch ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1986-12-25
17.

David and Goliath

3.3
7.2/10 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
18.

Dead Man's Folly

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.

Starring: Peter Ustinov, Jean Stapleton, Constance Cummings, Tim Pigott-Smith, Jonathan Cecil, Kenneth Cranham, Susan Wooldridge, Christopher Guard, Jeff Yagher, Nicollette Sheridan ..
Directed by: Clive Donner
Release date: 1986-01-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Vanishing Act
19.

Vanishing Act

3.2
7.1/10 IMDB

In the Rocky Mountains, Harry Kenyon seeks out his missing wife Chris in the Winter Parade. Harry meets Lieutenant Rudameyer and tells that him he is from San Francisco and has just married Chris, from Philadelphia, in Las Vegas. They traveled to the Rockies on honeymoon and they had an argument the previous day, and Chris left their isolated cabin in her car. Harry also says that he is worried about her disappearance since she is not a good driver. Harry returns to his cabin and receives a phone call from the local priest, Father Macklin, who summons him to go to the church. Father Macklin tells says Chris is in the church waiting for him. When Harry sees Chris, he tells that she is not his wife; but the woman knows details of their lives and Harry is discredited by the evidences. Is a stranger impersonating Chris or is Harry delusional?

Starring: Mike Farrell, Margot Kidder, Elliott Gould, Fred Gwynne, Graham Jarvis, Heather Ward, Wally McSween, John Bluethner ..
Directed by: David Greene
Release date: 1986-05-04
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : The Murders in the Rue Morgue
20.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

A detective comes out of retirement to help his daughter's fiance prove that he did not commit a series of murders.

Starring: Val Kilmer, George C. Scott, Rebecca De Mornay, Maxence Mailfort, Neil Dickson, Ian McShane, Maud Rayer, Fernand Guiot, Patrick Floersheim, Roger Lumont ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1986-12-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Murder in Three Acts
21.

Murder in Three Acts

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

In Acapulco, Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The causes seem to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.

Starring: Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, Emma Samms, Jonathan Cecil, Fernando Allende, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Lisa Eichhorn, Dana Elcar, Frances Lee McCain, Marian Mercer ..
Directed by: Gary Nelson
Release date: 1986-10-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Noah's Ark
22.

Noah's Ark

2.9
6.7/10 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
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star
23.

Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

An actor rigs a fake shooting on TV with the connivance of his friend, the show's host, but the practical joke goes wrong when the gun turns out to contain a live round.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt, Joe Penny, Ron Glass, Alan Thicke, Ivan Dixon, Wendy Crewson, David Ogden Stiers, Jennifer O'Neill ..
Directed by: Ron Satlof
Release date: 1986-11-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun
24.

Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A priest is murdered and the main suspect is a nun.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt, Timothy Bottoms, Arthur Hill, Jon Cypher, Michele Greene, James McEachin, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, William Prince ..
Directed by: Ron Satlof
Release date: 1986-05-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer
25.

The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

After two attempts to kidnap a little girl Mike Hammer is hired to protect her.

Starring: Stacy Keach, Emily Rose Chance, Don Stroud, Lauren Hutton, Michael Preston, Mickey Rooney, Lindsay Bloom, John Karlen, Leo Penn, Stephen Macht ..
Directed by: Ray Danton
Release date: 1986-04-18
26.

Nomads

2.7
5.3/10 IMDB

One night, in a Los Angeles hospital, Dr. Flax attends to a seriously injured man who, apparently crazed, whispers mysterious and disconcerting words in French into her ear.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Lesley-Anne Down, Anna Maria Monticelli, Adam Ant, Mary Woronov, Héctor Mercado, Josie Cotton, Frank Doubleday, Jeannie Elias, Nina Foch ..
Directed by: John McTiernan
Release date: 1986-03-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Betaville
27.

Betaville

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

After returning home, Coman Gettme discovers that his hometown has come to be governed strictly by fashion.

Starring: Holly Adams, Frank Cadillac, Alyce Wittenstein, Steve Ostringer, Fred Wittenstein, Beatrice Fensten, Claude Urbaine, Scott Lifschutz, Shawn O'Conner, Pat DiGiovanni ..
Directed by: Alyce Wittenstein
Release date: 1986-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Where Are the Children?
28.

Where Are the Children?

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

Thriller about the kidnapping of two children and the investigation that follows, based on the book by Mary Higgins Clark.

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Max Gail, Frederic Forrest, Elizabeth Wilson, Barnard Hughes, Clifton James, Harley Cross, Elisabeth Harnois, James Purcell, Eriq La Salle ..
Directed by: Bruce Malmuth
Release date: 1986-12-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Annihilator
29.

Annihilator

2.6
5.1/10 IMDB

Humanoid killer robots stalk a newspaperman, who has knowledge of their existence. One of the robots is made to look like his girl friend.

Starring: Mark Lindsay Chapman, Susan Blakely, Lisa Blount, Brion James, Earl Boen, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Mary Stewart, Nicole Eggert, Paul Brinegar, Barry Pearl ..
Directed by: Michael Chapman
Release date: 1986-04-07
30.

Casebusters

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

Jamie and Allie are amateur sleuths whose grandfather runs a small security business. One afternoon, while digging around on their own, they accidentally stumble onto a major case.

Starring: Pat Hingle, Noah Hathaway, Gary Riley, Thomas F. Duffy, Tim Russ, Nicholas Worth, Virginya Keehne ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1986-05-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Shadow Play
31.

Shadow Play

2.4
4.6/10 IMDB

A playwright, who lost her fiance to suicide, is haunted by his spirit while staying on a remote island with his mother.

Starring: Dee Wallace, Cloris Leachman, Ron Kuhlman, Delia Salvi, Al Strobel, Susan Dixon, Al Strobel, Glen Baggerly, Juleen Murray, Michele Mariana ..
Directed by: Susan Shadburne
Release date: 1986-09-20
32.

Hallucinations

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

Three brothers (one who is slow and another who is adopted) have disturbing and violent hallucinations while their mother is at work.

Starring: John Polonia, Mark Polonia, Todd Michael Smith ..
Directed by: Mark Polonia, John Polonia, Todd Michael Smith
Release date: 1986-01-01
33.

The Majorettes

2.1
4.5/10 IMDB

A hooded psycho is murdering high-school girls. A devil-worshiping, drug-dealing biker gang is suspected.

Starring: Kevin Kindlin, Terrie Godfrey, Mark V. Jevicky, Sueanne Seamens, Denise Huot, Carl Hetrick, Mary Jo Limpert, Harold K. Keller, Russell Streiner, John A. Russo ..
Directed by: S. William Hinzman
Release date: 1986-10-27
34.

Girls' School Screamers

2.1
4.0/10 IMDB

Seven girls from the local Catholic school are chosen to go inventory the Wells estate. It sounds like a fun weekend until the girls hold a séance to try and contact Jennifer Wells, a 20-year-old who died mysteriously on the grounds in 1939. Their weekend gets even stranger when it is revealed one of the girls, Jackie, is a dead ringer for the deceased.

Starring: Mollie O'Mara, Sharon Christopher, Beth O'Malley, Karen Krevitz, Marcia Hinton, Monica Antonucci, Peter Cosimano, Vera Gallagher, Charles Braun, Tony Manzo ..
Directed by: John P. Finnegan
Release date: 1986-03-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Forever, Lulu
35.

Forever, Lulu

1.9
4.1/10 IMDB

A beautiful novelist gets involved with the violent underworld crime elements in New York City and becomes a target. Alec Baldwin plays the cop who pursues her killers.

Starring: Hanna Schygulla, Debbie Harry, Alec Baldwin, Annie Golden, Paul Gleason, Ruth Westheimer, Jonathan Freeman, Kathleen Gati, Beatrice Pons, Susan Blommaert ..
Directed by: Amos Kollek
Release date: 1986-11-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Assassin
36.

Assassin

1.8
4.8/10 IMDB

A retired agent from an Intelligence Agency is contacted by the Agency in order to stop an ultra-secret robot who is killing some government officials. That will be not an easy task, because the robot looks human and it was specifically built to be an efficient killer, not to mention that it is almost invulnerable.

Starring: Robert Conrad, Karen Austin, Richard Young, Jonathan Banks, Robert Webber, Ben Frank, Jessica Nelson, Nancy Lenehan, Len Birman, Robert F. Hoy ..
Directed by: Sandor Stern
Release date: 1986-03-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Murder by the Book
37.

Murder by the Book

1.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Agatha Christie’s agents propose that it’s time for her to publish the manuscript she wrote thirty-five years earlier, a novel in which she finally kills off her most famous creation. And it’s not an entirely sad occasion. “That wretched little man,” she says. “He’s always been so much trouble. How is it Miss Marple has never upset me at all, not ever?” That night, who should appear at her doorstep but the wretched little man himself, Hercule Poirot? The great fictional detective and his creator proceed to play a very Christie-like game of cat and mouse for the manuscript – and for their own lives.

Starring: Peggy Ashcroft, Ian Holm, Richard Wilson, Michael Aldridge, John Atkinson, Dawn Archibald ..
Directed by: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Release date: 1986-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Go to the Head of the Class
38.

Go to the Head of the Class

1.8
7.7/10 IMDB

A teacher's bizarre discipline causes two students to seek revenge with a spell culled from a rock song played backwards. Unfortunately something goes wrong when they cast the spell. When they attempt another spell to fix the problem they accidently remove the head of their teacher.

Starring: Christopher Lloyd, Scott Coffey, Mary Stuart Masterson, Tom Bresnahan ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 1986-11-21
39.

Torment

1.7
4.3/10 IMDB

A detective sets out to capture a psycho who kills women, but the psycho turns the tables and goes after the detective's girlfriend.

Starring: Taylor Gilbert, William Witt, Eve Brenner, Warren Lincoln, Najean Cherry, Stan Weston, Doug Leach, Lisa Ramirez, Dan Kosloff, Paul McCarthy ..
Directed by: Samson Aslanian, John Hopkins
Release date: 1986-04-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Letters to an Unknown Lover
40.

Letters to an Unknown Lover

1.6
7.1/10 IMDB

During World War II, two allied soldiers escape from a Nazi POW camp to Lyons, where they accept the hospitality of mademoiselle Helene.

Starring: Yves Beneyton, Cherie Lunghi, Andréa Ferréol, Ralph Bates, Mathilda May ..
Directed by: Peter Duffell
Release date: 1986-05-28
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : The Eleventh Commandment
41.

The Eleventh Commandment

1.6
3.7/10 IMDB

Years after his Uncle Charles (Dick Sargent) cruelly and unjustly has him committed to a mental asylum, Robert Knight (Bernard White) manages to escape and immediately tracks Charles down at an upcoming family reunion. Along the way, Robert makes a detour to abduct his cousin (Lauren Woodland). After sharing a meal and conversation, the two set off to the reunion, where Robert plans to dispense gory vengeance.

Starring: James Avery, Bernard White, Marilyn Hassett, Dick Sargent, Greg Mullavey, Thomas Ryan, Haunani Minn, Steven Ford, Lauren Woodland, James Avery ..
Directed by: Paul Leder
Release date: 1986-03-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Shart
42.

Shart

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

The city is rocked by a series of brutal murders. All the victims are women of lose character or prostitutes, and all have been brutally slain. Inspector Arjun Dutt is assigned this case, and he launches an investigation. The only clue is part of a photograph. Arjun concludes that these murders are being committed by a young man named Vikram alias Devendra. Arjun's superiors do not agree with him, and fault him. His superiors also find out that Vikram was Arjun's close friend, and both were rivals for the same woman, Kiran. The point to ponder is why would Arjun want to accuse Vikram, a man he has known since his college days, of these heinous crimes?

Starring: Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Kanwaljit Singh, Sarika, Dina Pathak, Tom Alter ..
Directed by: Ketan Anand
Release date: 1986-02-21
43.

Sheets of San Francisco

1.5
6.2/10 IMDB

By-the-book cop Sgt. Joe Thursday is assigned to work with a female partner as they search the streets of San Francisco for a missing movie star.

Starring: Kristara Barrington, Blondi, Erica Boyer, Damon Christian, Mike De Marco, Candie Evans, Kevin James, Penny Lane, Tony Montana, Ray Wells ..
Directed by: Scotty Fox
Release date: 1986-05-01
44.

A Masterpiece of Murder

1.3
5.6/10 IMDB

An over-the-hill gumshoe reluctantly teams with worldly retired master thief to solve a string of art thefts and murders.

Starring: Bob Hope, Don Ameche, Jayne Meadows, Claudia Christian, Yvonne De Carlo, Anne Francis, Frank Gorshin, Steven Keats, Kevin McCarthy, Anita Morris ..
Directed by: Charles S. Dubin
Release date: 1986-01-27
45.

Mark of Lilith

1.2
4.2/10 IMDB

Zena, A black lesbian researching monstrous women meets Lillia, a white, bisexual vampire at a horror movie and they embark on a bizarre relationship.

Starring: Pamela Lofton, Susan Franklyn, Jeremy Peters, Patricia St. Hilaire, Michael Cudlip ..
Directed by: Bruna Fionda, Polly Gladwin, Isiling Mack-Nataf
Release date: 1986-10-09
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Doorman
46.

Doorman

1.2
4.9/10 IMDB

When the doorman of an expensive apartment building turns up with a broken neck, it doesn't attract much attention. But when it happens a second time, and then a third, the city starts to get nervous. The trail of murder and mystery leads from the posh lobbies of Park Avenue to the back alleys in the "Wrong" part of town. Terry Reilly would rather not get involved. He has his novel to finish, and he has the late shift as the doorman at the Biltmore to keep him busy. But when the murderer picks his building as the next target, Terry finds out that he'll have to solve the mystery to save his own neck.

Starring: Bradley Whitford, Sharon Sharth, Don Devendorf, Haru Aki, Allison Biggers, Robin Cahall, Jerry Campbell, Susan Wolf, Bruce Taylor ..
Directed by: Gary Youngman
Release date: 1986-01-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults
47.

The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults

0.9
3.3/10 IMDB

The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults is a two-hour live American television special that was broadcast in syndication on April 21, 1986, and hosted by Geraldo Rivera. It centered on the live opening of a secret vault in the Lexington Hotel in Chicago once owned by noted crime lord Al Capone.

Starring: Geraldo Rivera, Al Capone, Doug Llewelyn, Patricia J. Porter, Charles Rogers, Louise Rolfe, Robert St. John, Robert Stein, Vern Whaley, Emery Zerick ..
Directed by: Bill Foster
Release date: 1986-04-21
48.

Flesh Fire

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Gorgeous Jessica Longe is a boardroom widow - her husband is always away on business trips, and on the rare occasion when he is home, he pays her little mind, especially in the sexual arena. Jessica decides to spend a weekend at Paul Thomas' house, where she can think things over and also maybe beat the insomnia that's been keeping her up at night. When se arrives, the house is alive with kinky sexual escapades, including a wall-to-wall orgy that Paul tries to get her to join. She refuses but doesn't pass up a three-way lesbian dalliance with Erica Boyer and Heather Wayne. Gradually, her sexual hang-ups dissolve and she does the wild thing with Paul before being driven home by her now-devoted hubby. A vast and rich sexual panorama.

Starring: Andrea Brittian, Paul Thomas, Erica Boyer, Tony Martino, Heather Wayne, Steve Drake, Greg Rome, Stevie Taylor, Jessica Wylde, Josephine Carrington ..
Directed by: Paul Lyons
Release date: 1986-04-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage
49.

Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage

0.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.

Starring: Joan Hickson, Polly Adams, Cheryl Campbell, Rosalie Crutchley, Paul Eddington, Rachael Weaver, David Horovitch, Tara MacGowran, James Hazeldine, Ian Brimble ..
Directed by: Julian Amyes
Release date: 1986-12-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Diary of a Perfect Murder
50.

Diary of a Perfect Murder

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

This legal whodunit movie served as a pilot for the television series Matlock.

Starring: Andy Griffith, Lori Lethin, Alice Hirson, Kene Holiday, Steve Inwood, Jack Bannon ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1986-03-03

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