The Best Movies of 1987 Films
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The Best Movies of 1987

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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    Full Metal Jacket

    Stanley Kubrick More
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    Barry Levinson More
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    Brian De Palma More
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    Richard Donner More
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    Rob Reiner More
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    Joel Coen, Ethan Coen More
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    Mel Brooks More
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    Emile Ardolino More
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    Paul Verhoeven More
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    John McTiernan More
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    Oliver Stone More
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    John Hughes More
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    Joel Schumacher More
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    George Miller More
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    Sam Raimi More
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    Chris Columbus More
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    Adrian Lyne More
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    Fred Schepisi More
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    Tony Scott More
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    Garry Marshall More
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    James L. Brooks More
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    Luis Valdez More
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    Joe Dante More
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    Moonstruck

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    Leonard Nimoy More
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    Chuck Russell More
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    Michael Gottlieb More
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    Steven Spielberg More
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    Clive Barker More
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    Matthew Robbins More
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    Jonathan Kaplan More
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    Marek Kanievska More
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    Tom Mankiewicz More
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    John Badham More
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    Herbert Ross More
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    Roger Donaldson More
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    Bruce Robinson More
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    Carl Reiner More
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    Harry and the Hendersons

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    Joe Roth More
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    Jim Drake More
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    Robert Townsend More
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    John R. Cherry III More
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    Fred Dekker More
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    John Glen More
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