Thursday List – Born Into Film:1986 – Max Covill
Continuing with the series that never sleeps, Born Into Film. This week Max from ImpassionedCinema drops in with his favourite from 1986
For the first time readers of this series, here is the low down.
The ‘Born Into Film’ series of lists is the brainchild of Mike P Williams, staff writer here at FRC. The idea is simple -
List a group of films that were released on the year you were born that you would still like to watching today. No rules on list length, it is up to you. As a bonus, list 3 people or so that were born the same year as you that you admire, either because of their acting / directing / writing skills, or even just because they are hot.
The previous weeks can be found here…
Without further a do, here is Max’s list…
1986! I have to admit I thought I’d seen a lot more films than I thought I did from this year, but after going over the list I found some favorites. Considering my 26th birthday just happened, let’s look back 26 years to wonderful year of the tiger, 1986!
It took me a long time to finally watch this since I didn’t believe it could live up to the original. How wrong I was. James Cameron takes everything awesome about Alien and amplifies x100. Since watching this for the first time last year, it has become one of my favorite films ever.
Who can forget this Summer classic. Top Gun is one of Tom Cruises trademark roles, as a young pilot trying to earn his peers respect and the love of his instructor. We will always remember the Danger Zone
There Can be Only One! I know that there are better quality films from 1986, but nothing reeks of nostalgia as much as Highlander. Highlander highlights an epic battle between immortals. Starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery and a rocking soundtrack from Rock legends Queen, Highlander is fantastic. There’s a lot of cheese in Highlander, but it’s worthy of attention.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Matthew Broderick takes a Day Off no one will ever forget. Playing sicky from school as never been so fun, because Bueller goes to Baseball games and parade’s while fooling the principal of his school the entire time.
While I’m probably fonder of other films that I’ll put into the notable section, Platoon was the Oscar winning film from 1986 and made the world familiar with the crazy Charlie Sheen. Charlie Sheen is fantastic in this Vietnam War movie as is William Dafoe. Director Oliver Stone makes a very gritty movie that transports us right into the heat of battle.
Extremely Honorable Mentions:
Laputa: Castle in the Sky
Stand by Me
Popular Actors/Actresses born in 1986
Max Covill is editor in chief and author of the great website Impassioned Cinema. For more of his work, be sure to visit!!
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