Best Science Fiction Movies of 1986

1.

Aliens

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton, William Hope, Jenette Goldstein, Al Matthews, Mark Rolston ..
Directed by: James Cameron
Release date: 1986-07-18
2.

The Fly

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Leslie Carlson, George Chuvalo, Michael Copeman, David Cronenberg, Carol Lazare, Shawn Hewitt ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1986-08-15
3.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

It's the 23rd century, and a mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In a frantic attempt to save mankind, Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien as anything they've ever encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy. A thrilling, action-packed Star Trek adventure!

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Jane Wyatt, Catherine Hicks, Mark Lenard ..
Directed by: Leonard Nimoy
Release date: 1986-11-26
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4.

When the Wind Blows

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II.

Starring: Peggy Ashcroft, John Mills, Robin Houston, David Dundas, James Russell, David Dundas, Matt Irving, Bernard Montgomery, Harry S. Truman, Joseph Stalin ..
Directed by: Jimmy T. Murakami
Release date: 1986-10-24
5.

Short Circuit

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky animal lover mistakes the robot for an alien and takes him in, teaching her new guest about life on Earth.

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton, G. W. Bailey, Brian McNamara, Tim Blaney, Marvin J. McIntyre, John Garber, Penny Santon ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1986-05-09
6.

The Transformers: The Movie

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

The Autobots must stop a colossal planet-consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.

Starring: Judd Nelson, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Leonard Nimoy, Orson Welles, Eric Idle, Robert Stack, Norman Alden, Jack Angel, Michael Bell ..
Directed by: Nelson Shin
Release date: 1986-08-08
7.

Flight of the Navigator

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

12-year-old David is accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, but when he awakens eight years have passed. His family is overjoyed to have him back, but is just as perplexed as he is that he hasn't aged. When a NASA scientist discovers a UFO nearby, David gets the chance to unravel the mystery and recover the life he lost.

Starring: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff DeYoung, Veronica Cartwright, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matt Adler, Robert Small, Raymond Forchion, Howard Hesseman, Arnie Ross ..
Directed by: Randal Kleiser
Release date: 1986-07-30
8.

From Beyond

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ken Foree, Ted Sorel, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Bunny Summers, Bruce McGuire, Del Russel, Dale Wyatt ..
Directed by: Stuart Gordon
Release date: 1986-10-24
9.

Night of the Creeps

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that transform their hosts into killer zombies.

Starring: Jason Lively, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow, Tom Atkins, Wally Taylor, Allan Kayser, Bruce Solomon, Vic Polizos, Dick Miller, Ken Heron ..
Directed by: Fred Dekker
Release date: 1986-08-21
10.

Critters

4.6
6.1/10 IMDB

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Starring: Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Zane, Scott Grimes, Lin Shaye, Ethan Phillips, Don Keith Opper, Terrence Mann, Jeremy Lawrence, Billy Green Bush ..
Directed by: Stephen Herek
Release date: 1986-04-11

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