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1986 In Film


1986 In Film

List of years in film (table)
In home video
In television

The following is an overview of events in 1986 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.


  • Highest-grossing films 1
  • Events 2
  • Awards 3
  • Notable films released in 1986 4
  • Wide-release films 5
    • January–March 5.1
    • April–June 5.2
    • July–September 5.3
    • October–December 5.4
  • Births 6
  • Notable deaths 7
  • Film debuts 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10

Highest-grossing films

The top ten 1986 released films by box office gross as follows:
Highest-grossing films of 1986[1]
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. Top Gun Paramount Pictures $176,781,728
2. "Crocodile" Dundee Rimfire $174,803,506
3. Platoon Orion Pictures $138,530,565
4. The Karate Kid, Part II Columbia Pictures $115,103,979
5. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Paramount Pictures $109,713,132
6. Back to School Orion Pictures $91,258,000
7. Aliens 20th Century Fox $86,160,248
8. The Golden Child Paramount Pictures $79,817,937
9. Ruthless People Touchstone Pictures $71,624,879
10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off Paramount Pictures $70,136,169



Category/Organization 44th Golden Globe Awards
January 31, 1987
40th BAFTA Awards
February 22, 1987
59th Academy Awards
March 30, 1987
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Platoon Hannah and Her Sisters A Room with a View Platoon
Best Director Oliver Stone
Woody Allen
Hannah and Her Sisters
Oliver Stone
Best Actor Bob Hoskins
Mona Lisa
Paul Hogan
Crocodile Dundee
Bob Hoskins
Mona Lisa
Paul Newman
The Color of Money
Best Actress Marlee Matlin
Children of a Lesser God
Sissy Spacek
Crimes of the Heart
Maggie Smith
A Room with a View
Marlee Matlin
Children of a Lesser God
Best Supporting Actor Tom Berenger
Ray McAnally
The Mission
Michael Caine
Hannah and Her Sisters
Best Supporting Actress Maggie Smith
A Room with a View
Judi Dench
A Room with a View
Dianne Wiest
Hannah and Her Sisters
Best Screenplay, Adapted The Mission
Robert Bolt
Out of Africa
Kurt Leudtke
A Room with a View
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Best Screenplay, Original Hannah and Her Sisters
Woody Allen
Hannah and Her Sisters
Woody Allen
Best Foreign Language Film The Assault
(De Aanslag)
The Assault
(De Aanslag)

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Mission, directed by Roland Joffé, United Kingdom

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The Green Ray (Le Rayon vert), directed by Éric Rohmer, France

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Stammheim, directed by Reinhard Hauff, West Germany

Golden Raspberry Awards

Worst Picture: Howard the Duck and Under the Cherry Moon (tie)
Worst Director: Prince - Under the Cherry Moon
Worst Actor: Prince - Under the Cherry Moon
Worst Actress: Madonna - Shanghai Surprise
Worst Supporting Actor: Jerome Benton - Under the Cherry Moon
Worst Supporting Actress: Dom DeLuise (in drag) - Haunted Honeymoon
Worst Screenplay: Howard the Duck

Notable films released in 1986

U.S.A. unless stated

























Wide-release films






Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 4 Una Merkel 82 USA Actress
14 Donna Reed 64 USA Actress
24 Gordon MacRae 64 USA Actor
27 Lilli Palmer 78 Germany Actress
29 Leif Erickson 74 USA Actor
February 2 Donald Eccles 77 UK Actor
6 Dandy Nichols 78 UK Actress
10 Brian Aherne 83 UK Actor
16 Howard Da Silva 82 USA Actor, Producer
17 Paul Stewart 77 USA Actor, Producer
19 Adolfo Celi 63 Italy Actor
March 3 Peter Capell 73 Germany Actor, Writer
6 Adolph Caesar 52 USA Actor
10 Ray Milland 77 USA Actor, Director
15 Alexandru Giugaru 88 Romania Actor
22 Olive Deering 67 USA Actress
22 Charles Starrett 82 USA Actor
22 Derek Farr 74 UK Actor
30 James Cagney 82 USA Actor, Producer
31 Jerry Paris 60 USA Actor, Director
April 13 Stephen Stucker 38 USA Actor
15 Tim McIntire 41 USA Actor
21 Marjorie Eaton 85 USA Actress
23 Otto Preminger 80 USA Director, Producer, Actor
26 Broderick Crawford 74 USA Actor, Producer
26 Bessie Love 87 UK Actress, Soundtrack, Advisor
30 Robert Stevenson 81 USA Director
May 3 Robert Alda 72 USA Actor
9 Herschel Bernardi 62 USA Actor
14 William Lindsay 40 UK Actor Lifeforce
22 Martin Gabel 73 USA Actor
23 Sterling Hayden 70 USA Actor
26 Gunnar Björnstrand 74 Sweden Actor
28 Lurene Tuttle 78 USA Actress
31 Sylvia Coleridge 76 UK Actress
June 3 Anna Neagle 81 UK Actress, Producer
11 Reed De Rouen 69 UK Actor
13 Benny Goodman 77 USA Actor, Soundtrack
23 Nigel Stock 66 UK Actor
30 Margalo Gillmore 89 UK Actress Upstairs and Downstairs
July 3 Rudy Vallée 84 USA Actor
19 Daniel L. Fapp 82 USA Cinematographer
25 Vincente Minnelli 83 USA Director
August 6 Emilio Fernández 82 Mexico Actor, Director
13 Helen Mack 72 USA Actress
19 Hermione Baddeley 79 USA Actress
26 Ted Knight 62 USA Actor
September 1 Murray Hamilton 63 USA Actor
28 Denis Carey 77 UK Actor
28 Robert Helpmann 77 Australia Actor, Director
October 5 Hal B. Wallis 88 USA Producer
14 Keenan Wynn 70 USA Actor
14 Spec O'Donnell 75 USA Actor, Stunts
25 Forrest Tucker 67 USA Actor
28 Ian Marter 42 UK Actor
November 11 Roger C. Carmel 54 USA Actor
21 Jerry Colonna 82 USA Actor
21 Dar Robinson 39 USA Stuntman, Actor
22 Scatman Crothers 76 USA Actor
29 Herb Vigran 76 USA Actor
29 Cary Grant 82 USA Actor
December 2 Desi Arnaz 69 Cuba Actor
10 Susan Cabot 59 USA Actress
13 Heather Angel 77 UK Actress
22 Harvey Stephens 85 USA Actor
26 Elsa Lanchester 84 UK Actress
28 Andrei Tarkovsky 54 Soviet Union Director

Film debuts

See also


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