80s movies The Best Movies of 1987  

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
The Untouchables Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Lethal Weapon Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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Good Morning, Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Good Morning, Vietnam Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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Predator is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
RoboCop Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons

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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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Raising Arizona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Raising Arizona Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Spaceballs Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Wall Street Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen

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The Witches of Eastwick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
The Witches of Eastwick Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher

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Fatal Attraction is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Fatal Attraction Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Jane Krakowski

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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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Adventures in Babysitting is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Adventures in Babysitting Elisabeth Shue, Vincent D'Onofrio, Penelope Ann Miller

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Beverly Hills Cop II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Beverly Hills Cop II Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

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The Running Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
The Running Man Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

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Roxanne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Roxanne Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Damon Wayans

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Overboard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Overboard Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall

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Throw Momma from the Train is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Throw Momma from the Train Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Rob Reiner

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La Bamba is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
La Bamba Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer

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Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Hellraiser Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: D... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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Harry and the Hendersons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Harry and the Hendersons John Lithgow, Don Ameche, David Suchet

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Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Empire of the Sun Christian Bale, Ben Stiller, John Malkovich

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Three Men and a Baby is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Three Men and a Baby Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg

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Hamburger Hill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Hamburger Hill Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, Courtney B. Vance

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Moonstruck is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Moonstruck Nicolas Cage, Cher, Danny Aiello

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Broadcast News is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Broadcast News Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter

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Mannequin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Mannequin Kim Cattrall, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy

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Innerspace is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Innerspace Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Martin Short

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Can't Buy Me Love is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Can't Buy Me Love Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey, Seth Green

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Raw Samuel L. Jackson, Tatyana Ali, Kim Wayans

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The Secret of My Success is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
The Secret of My Success Cindy Crawford, Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater

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Stakeout is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Stakeout Madeleine Stowe, Richard Dreyfuss, Forest Whitaker

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Batteries Not Included is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Batteries Not Included Jessica Tandy, Luis Guzmán, Hume Cronyn

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Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise James Cromwell, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Anthony Edwards

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Dragnet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Dragnet Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

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Ernest Goes to Camp Lyle Alzado, Jim Varney, John Vernon

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Summer School is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Summer School Kirstie Alley, Mark Harmon, Shawnee Smith

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No Way Out is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
No Way Out Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

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The Monster Squad is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
The Monster Squad Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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The Living Daylights is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
The Living Daylights Timothy Dalton, John Rhys-Davies, J.J. Barry

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Flowers in the Attic Kristy Swanson, Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant

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Angel Heart Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet

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Police Academy 4: Citizens on ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Sharon Stone, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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Less Than Zero Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

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Withnail and I is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Withnail and I Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant, Richard Griffiths