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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    the people's #1 & most listed Stanley Kubrick

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    added by Robert Wabash Barry Levinson

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    added by Robert Wabash Brian De Palma

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    added by Robert Wabash Richard Donner

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    Rob Reiner

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    added by Robert Wabash Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

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    Mel Brooks

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    Emile Ardolino

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    Paul Verhoeven

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    added by Robert Wabash John McTiernan

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    Oliver Stone

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    added by Robert Wabash John Hughes

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    added by Robert Wabash Joel Schumacher

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    added by Robert Wabash George Miller

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    added by Robert Wabash Sam Raimi

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    Chris Columbus

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    added by Robert Wabash Adrian Lyne

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    added by Robert Wabash Fred Schepisi

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    Tony Scott

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    added by Robert Wabash Garry Marshall

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    added by Robert Wabash Paul Michael Glaser

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    added by Robert Wabash James L. Brooks

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    added by Robert Wabash Luis Valdez

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    Joe Dante

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    often listed & added by Robert Wabash Norman Jewison

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    Leonard Nimoy

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    added by Robert Wabash Danny DeVito

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    ranked low on reranks Chuck Russell

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    added by Robert Wabash Michael Gottlieb

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    added by wiabux Steven Spielberg

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    added by Robert Wabash Clive Barker

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    Matthew Robbins

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    added by wiabux John Irvin

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    Jonathan Kaplan

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    Marek Kanievska

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    Tom Mankiewicz

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    added by Robert Wabash Herbert Ross

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    added by wiabux John Badham

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    added by wiabux Roger Donaldson

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    Bruce Robinson

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    Carl Reiner

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks William Dear

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    Joe Roth

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    added by Robert Wabash Steve Rash

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    Jim Drake

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    ranked low on reranks Robert Townsend

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    John R. Cherry III

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    Fred Dekker

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    Jeffrey Bloom

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    added by wiabux John Glen

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