The Fly (1986)

R   |    |  Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

The Fly (1986) Poster

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.




  • Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum in The Fly (1986)
  • Jeff Goldblum in The Fly (1986)
  • Blair Clark and Chris Walas in The Fly (1986)
  • David Cronenberg in The Fly (1986)
  • Jeff Goldblum and Joy Boushel in The Fly (1986)
  • Jeff Goldblum in The Fly (1986)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

16 July 2003 | Derek237
| Better than the original and one of the best horror films ever made
David Cronenberg redefined what we think of as creepy with this brilliant film. The makeup special effects and grossouts are top notch, but what is most surprising about The Fly is that it turns out to be a very well acted and emotional love story. It greatly surpasses the original '58 version.

The film focuses on the relationship between Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis at the top and once it takes its turn towards horror it really pays off. It's not just scary, it's a tragedy too. Jeff Goldblum is phenomenal. He is mesmerizing as he delivers great dialogue and once he's barely recognizable he still breaks through the makeup and you can feel the human inside. I can't believe he didn't get an Oscar for this, it's easily his best performance.

I can't express how much I love The Fly. It's more than just horror, and it's proof that you just may find a truly great movie where you least expect it.

My rating: 10/10

Metacritic Reviews

Critic Reviews

More Like This

  • Videodrome


  • Scanners


  • An American Werewolf in London

    An American Werewolf in London

  • The Fly II

    The Fly II

  • The Thing

    The Thing

  • Naked Lunch

    Naked Lunch

  • The Dead Zone

    The Dead Zone

  • Dead Ringers

    Dead Ringers

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

  • Crash



Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to the SXSW 2019, what to watch on TV, and a look back at the 2018-2019 awards season.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on