The Best Movies of 1987 Films

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.

List Criteria: Movies released in 1987 only

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    Full Metal Jacket

    Stanley Kubrick More
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    Lethal Weapon

    Richard Donner More
    87
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    Good Morning, Vietnam

    Barry Levinson More
    86
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    Spaceballs

    Mel Brooks More
    85
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    The Princess Bride

    Rob Reiner More
    83
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    Paul Verhoeven More
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    The Untouchables

    Brian De Palma More
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    Predator

    John McTiernan More
    79
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    Raising Arizona

    Joel Coen, Ethan Coen More
    79
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    Oliver Stone More
    76
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    Dirty Dancing

    Emile Ardolino More
    76
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    Sam Raimi More
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    John Hughes More
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    Joel Schumacher More
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    Tony Scott More
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    George Miller More
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    Fred Schepisi More
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    Luis Valdez More
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    Garry Marshall More
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    Adrian Lyne More
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    Jonathan Kaplan More
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    Chris Columbus More
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    Chuck Russell More
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    Danny DeVito More
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    John Badham More
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    Matthew Robbins More
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    Michael Gottlieb More
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    Tom Mankiewicz More
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    Clive Barker More
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    Steven Spielberg More
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    William Dear More
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    John Irvin More
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    Norman Jewison More
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    James L. Brooks More
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    Marek Kanievska More
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    Steve Rash More
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    Roger Donaldson More
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    Joe Roth More
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    Leonard Nimoy More
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    John Glen More
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    Joe Dante More
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    Jim Drake More
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    Herbert Ross More
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    Robert Townsend More
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    Like Father Like Son

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    Flowers in the Attic

    Jeffrey Bloom More
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    Alan Parker More
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