Best award winning movies with a societal issue from 1986

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a societal issue from 1986! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a societal issue from 1986, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Mission (1986)

When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have built against the Portuguese aggressors.

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1986-09-24 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons

Rating

rating icon 7.402
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    critically acclaimed
  2. Ranked #72 for
    extraordinary
  3. Ranked #148 for
    tour de force

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2 Platoon (1986)

As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

Info

1986-12-19 | Drama / War

Cast

Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

Rating

rating icon 7.744
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #67 for
    Aerial Combat
  2. Ranked #79 for
    extraordinary
  3. Ranked #92 for
    remarkable

Trailer

Platoon trailer
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3 Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

Info

1986-02-07 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey

Rating

rating icon 7.504
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #43 for
    with marital problems
  2. Ranked #118 for
    unfaithful partner
  3. Ranked #129 for
    smart and witty dialogue

Trailer

Hannah and Her Sisters trailer
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4 A Better Tomorrow (1986)

A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.

Info

1986-08-02 | Action / Crime

Cast

Ti Lung, Chow Yun-fat

Rating

rating icon 7.396
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #81 for
    chivalry
  2. Ranked #82 for
    game changer
  3. Ranked #96 for
    like The Equalizer

Trailer

A Better Tomorrow trailer
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5 A Room with a View (1986)

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans?

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1986-03-07 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands

Rating

rating icon 6.992
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #11 for
    prissy
  2. Ranked #12 for
    scrawny
  3. Ranked #42 for
    sabbatical

Trailer

A Room with a View trailer
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6 Salvador (1986)

In 1980, an American journalist covering the Salvadoran Civil War becomes entangled with both the leftist guerrilla groups and the right-wing military dictatorship while trying to rescue his girlfriend and her children.

Info

1986-04-23 | Drama / War

Cast

James Woods, Jim Belushi

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #57 for
    scuzzy
  2. Ranked #100 for
    barn-burner
  3. Ranked #136 for
    sleazy

Trailer

Salvador trailer
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7 An American Tail (1986)

A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World alone and must fend off not only the felines he never thought he'd have to deal with again but also the loneliness of being away from home.

Info

1986-11-21 | Comedy / Adventure

Cast

Phillip Glasser, Erica Yohn

Rating

rating icon 6.708
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #33 for
    Disneyfied
  2. Ranked #78 for
    neon-drenched
  3. Ranked #137 for
    kid-friendly

Trailer

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8 Blue Velvet (1986)

Clean-cut Jeffrey Beaumont realizes his hometown is not so normal when he discovers a human ear in a field, the investigation soon catapulting him toward a disturbed nightclub singer and a drug-addicted sadist.

Info

1986-09-19 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini

Rating

rating icon 7.624
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #63 for
    morally dubious
  2. Ranked #68 for
    showing underbelly
  3. Ranked #73 for
    lurid

Trailer

Blue Velvet trailer
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9 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

When a huge alien probe enters the galaxy and begins to vaporize earths oceans, Kirk and his crew must travel back in time in order to bring back whales and save the planet.

Info

1986-11-26 | Science Fiction / Adventure

Cast

William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

Rating

rating icon 7.158
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #46 for
    interplanetary
  2. Ranked #68 for
    fish out of water
  3. Ranked #86 for
    with a bag of popcorn

Trailer

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10 The Decline of the American Empire (1986)

Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs with them. Meanwhile, their four female guests, Louise (Remy's wife of 15 years), Dominique (a spinster), Diane (a divorcée) and Danielle (Pierre's girlfriend) are spending the time at a downtown health gym. They also discuss sex, the female body and, naturally, men. Later in the evening, they finally meet at the country house and have dinner. A ninth guest, named Mario, who used to know Diane, drops in on the group for some talk and has a surprise of his own.

Info

1986-06-19 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Dominique Michel, Dorothée Berryman

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #219 for
    acid-tongued dialogue
  2. Ranked #222 for
    waspish dialogue
  3. Ranked #226 for
    scathing

Trailer

The Decline of the American Empire trailer
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