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, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    added by Robert Wabash Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    added by Robert Wabash Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    added by Robert Wabash Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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    Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Robin Wright

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    added by Robert Wabash Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Joan Rivers, Mel Brooks, John Candy

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    Alex Van Halen, Leeza Gibbons, Peter Weller

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    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    added by Robert Wabash Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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    added by Robert Wabash Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen

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    added by Robert Wabash Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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    added by Robert Wabash Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher

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    added by Robert Wabash Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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    Elisabeth Shue, Vincent D'Onofrio, Penelope Ann Miller

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    added by Robert Wabash Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Jane Krakowski

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    added by Robert Wabash Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Damon Wayans

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    added by Robert Wabash Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall

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    Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

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    added by Robert Wabash Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

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    added by Robert Wabash Nicolas Cage, Cher, Danny Aiello

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    added by Robert Wabash Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer

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    added by Robert Wabash Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, William Hurt

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    Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Martin Short

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    Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson

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    added by Robert Wabash Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Rob Reiner

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    added by Robert Wabash Kim Cattrall, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy

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    Laurence Fishburne, Patricia Arquette, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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    added by wiabux Christian Bale, Ben Stiller, John Malkovich

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    Jessica Tandy, Luis Guzmán, Hume Cronyn

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    added by wiabux Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, Steven Weber

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    added by Robert Wabash Doug Bradley, Kenneth Nelson, Andrew Robinson

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    Helen Hunt, Matthew Broderick, Jean Smart

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    Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Kiedis

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    added by Robert Wabash Cindy Crawford, Michael J. Fox, Fred Gwynne

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    added by wiabux Madeleine Stowe, Forest Whitaker, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

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    added by wiabux Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

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    John Lithgow, Don Ameche, M. Emmet Walsh

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    Kirstie Alley, Mark Harmon, Courtney Thorne-Smith

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    Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

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    James Cromwell, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Anthony Edwards

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    added by Robert Wabash Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey, Seth Green

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    Sharon Stone, Steve Guttenberg, Bobcat Goldthwait

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    added by wiabux Timothy Dalton, John Rhys-Davies, John Barry

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    Kristy Swanson, Louise Fletcher, V. C. Andrews

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    Lyle Alzado, Jim Varney, John Vernon

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    Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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    ranked low on reranks Samuel L. Jackson, Tatyana Ali, Kim Wayans

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