The Best Movies of 1987 Films

The Best Movies of 1987

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List Criteria: Movies released in 1987 only

A list of the best movies of 1987, from light dramas like Dirty Dancing to comedies like Spaceballs.The '80s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 1987 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years aft they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here. As stated before, some of the best action movies of the decade were released in 1987. Who could forget Beverly Hills Cop II with Eddie Murphy, Robocop with Peter Weller, and of course, . Dramas from that year were gripping and tense, which are signs of a great enduring movie. Examples from this year include Full Metal Jacket and Wall Street.

The best movies of 1987 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the up-and-comers featured in The Lost Boys or Nicolas Cage in Raising Arizona and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator.

Some of the best movies of all time were released in 1987. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 1987, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 1986. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.


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    Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons

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    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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    Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen

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    Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher

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    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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    Elisabeth Shue, Vincent D'Onofrio, Penelope Ann Miller

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    Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

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    Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Jane Krakowski

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

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    Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Damon Wayans

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    Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer

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    Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall

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    Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Rob Reiner

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    Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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    Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

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    Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg

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    Christian Bale, Ben Stiller, John Malkovich

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    Nicolas Cage, Cher, Danny Aiello

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    Jessica Tandy, Luis Guzmán, Hume Cronyn

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    Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, Courtney B. Vance

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    John Lithgow, Don Ameche, David Suchet

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    Kim Cattrall, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy

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    Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Martin Short

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Tatyana Ali, Kim Wayans

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    Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter

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    Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey, Seth Green

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    Madeleine Stowe, Richard Dreyfuss, Forest Whitaker

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    Kirstie Alley, Mark Harmon, Shawnee Smith

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    Cindy Crawford, Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater

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    Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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    Helen Hunt, Matthew Broderick, Jean Smart

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    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

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    Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

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    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

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    James Cromwell, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Anthony Edwards

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    Flowers in the Attic


    Kristy Swanson, Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant

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    Ernest Goes to Camp


    Lyle Alzado, Jim Varney, John Vernon

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    Sharon Stone, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    Fabrice Luchini, François-Marie Banier, Jessica Forde

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    Timothy Dalton, John Rhys-Davies, J.J. Barry

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