Best Action Movies of 1986: Unwrapped Official Best 1986 Action Films

Top 10 Action Movies Ranked 1986 You Must Watch

Unwrapped’s Offical 10 Best Action Movies of 1986 list is finally here (I know it’s been too long). At Unwrapped, we have had the entire team, which part of the employment criteria is a love of movies, make a list of  The 10 Best Action Movies of 1986. We then put our heads together for over six months and have come up with what I believe are the most significant, most watchable  Action Movies of 1986. Ultimately this is my opinion, and I am open to feedback; however, I am pretty sure any true movie fan will agree with me. (Yes, that’s designed to irritate you, so you comment.)

Best Action Movies of 1986

King Kong Lives

King Kong Lives (1986)

PG-13 | 1h 45min | Action, Adventure | 19 December 1986 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 3.9/10


Cobra (1986)

R | 1h 27min | Action, Crime, Thriller | 23 May 1986 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

Top Gun

Top Gun (1986)

PG | 1h 50min | Action, Drama | 16 May 1986 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

The Karate Kid Part II

The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

PG | 1h 53min | Action, Family, Sport | 20 June 1986 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10


Critters (1986)

PG-13 | 1h 26min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 11 April 1986 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10


Platoon (1986)

R | 2h | Drama, War | 6 February 1987 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10


Highlander (1986)

R | 1h 56min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 7 March 1986 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Heartbreak Ridge

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

R | 2h 10min | Drama, War | 5 December 1986 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

No Retreat, No Surrender

No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

PG | 1h 25min | Action, Comedy, Crime | 2 May 1986 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

The Golden Child

The Golden Child (1986)

PG-13 | 1h 34min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 12 December 1986 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.0/10

10 Best Action Movies of 1986

So there you have it, these are my 10 Best Action Movies of 1986. I hope you enjoyed the list and look forward to hearing from you and seeing your favourite movies from this year. I hope there are some I have not seen as I love a hidden gem.

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