Best Romance Movies of 1986

1.

Children of a Lesser God

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her feelings change over time?

Starring: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco, Allison Gompf, John F. Cleary, John Limnidis, Philip Holmes, Bob Hiltermann, Georgia Ann Cline ..
Directed by: Randa Haines
Release date: 1986-09-13
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.

The Karate Kid Part II

5.0
6.0/10 IMDB

Mr. Miyagi and Daniel take a trip to Okinawa to visit Mr. Miyagi's dying father. After arriving Mr. Miyagi finds he still has feelings for an old love. This stirs up trouble with an old rival who he originally left Okinawa to avoid. In the mean time, Daniel encounters a new love and also makes some enemies.

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Martin Kove, Charlie Tanimoto, Yuji Okumoto, Joey Miyashima, Marc Hayashi, Danny Kamekona, William Zabka, Tamlyn Tomita ..
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Release date: 1986-06-18
4.

Pretty in Pink

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realize that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy.

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts, James Spader, Kate Vernon, Andrew Dice Clay, Kristy Swanson, Dweezil Zappa ..
Directed by: Howard Deutch
Release date: 1986-02-28
5.

She's Gotta Have It

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit solely to them; Nola resists being "owned" by a single partner.

Starring: Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Spike Lee, Raye Dowell, Joie Lee, S. Epatha Merkerson, Bill Lee, Cheryl Burr, Aaron Dugger ..
Directed by: Spike Lee
Release date: 1986-08-08
6.

Something Wild

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up.

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta, Margaret Colin, Tracey Walter, Dana Preu, Jack Gilpin, Charles Napier, Robert Ridgely, 'Sister' Carol East ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 1986-11-07
7.

Lucas

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.

Starring: Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, Winona Ryder, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Tom Hodges, Guy Boyd, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Wixted, Emily Seltzer ..
Directed by: David Seltzer
Release date: 1986-03-28
8.

One Crazy Summer

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.

Starring: John Cusack, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tom Villard, Jeremy Piven, Billie Bird, Curtis Armstrong, Joe Flaherty, Mark Metcalf, William Hickey ..
Directed by: Savage Steve Holland
Release date: 1986-08-08
9.

About Last Night...

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.

Starring: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Jim Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins, George DiCenzo, Robin Thomas, Donna Gibbons, Megan Mullally, Michael Alldredge, Patricia Duff ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 1986-07-02
10.

Youngblood

4.4
6.2/10 IMDB

A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship with the coach's daughter.

Starring: Rob Lowe, Cynthia Gibb, Patrick Swayze, Ed Lauter, Jim Youngs, Eric Nesterenko, Fionnula Flanagan, Ken James, Peter Faussett, Walker Boone ..
Directed by: Peter Markle
Release date: 1986-01-31

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