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: 1986-09-19
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.

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

4.4
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
5.

The Golden Child

4.3
6.0/10 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
6.

April Fool's Day

4.3
6.2/10 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. They soon discover that each has a hidden secret from their past which is revealed, and soon after, they turn up dead.

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
7.

The Big Easy

4.0
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
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage
8.

Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage

3.8
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
9.

Invaders from Mars

3.6
5.6/10 IMDB

In this attempted 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: 1986-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1986 : Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
10.

Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

3.3
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

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