Best Romance Movies of 1986

1.

Mona Lisa

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

George is a small-time crook just out of prison who discovers his tough-guy image is out of date. Reduced to working as a minder/driver for high class call girl Simone, he has to agree when she asks him to find a young colleague from her King's Cross days. That's when George's troubles just start.

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane, Clarke Peters, Kate Hardie, Zoë Nathenson, Sammi Davis, Joe Brown, Pauline Melville ..
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Release date: 1986-06-13
2.

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
3.

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
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
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.

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
9.

She's Gotta Have It

4.8
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
10.

The Money Pit

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buy what looks like the home of their dreams—only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling mansion falls to pieces around them, the two watch in hilarious horror as everything—including the kitchen sink—disappears into the Money Pit.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton, Joe Mantegna, Leslie West, Philip Bosco, Josh Mostel, Yakov Smirnoff, Carmine Caridi ..
Directed by: Richard Benjamin
Release date: 1986-03-15

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