The Best Movies of 1987 Films

The Best Movies of 1987

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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    Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

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

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    The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

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

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1987


    The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Good Morning, Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

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

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    RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

    added by Robert Wabash
    The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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    Raising Arizona is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

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

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    Predator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

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

  10. 10
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    Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1987


    Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

    added by Robert Wabash
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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    Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1987


    Spaceballs Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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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

    added by Robert Wabash
    The Witches of Eastwick Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher

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

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    Adventures in Babysitting is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1987


    Beverly Hills Cop II Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

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    Fatal Attraction is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

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

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    Overboard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

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

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    The Running Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

    added by Robert Wabash
    The Running Man Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: D... is listed (or ranked) 21 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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    Throw Momma from the Train is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

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    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

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

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    Roxanne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

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

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    Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

    added by Robert Wabash
    Hellraiser Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

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    Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg

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    Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

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    Empire of the Sun Christian Bale, Ben Stiller, John Malkovich

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    Harry and the Hendersons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1987


    Harry and the Hendersons John Lithgow, Don Ameche, David Suchet

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    Hamburger Hill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

    added by wiabux
    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

    added by Robert Wabash
    Moonstruck Nicolas Cage, Cher, Danny Aiello

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    Innerspace is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1987


    Innerspace Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Martin Short

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    Batteries Not Included is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1987


    Batteries Not Included Jessica Tandy, Luis Guzmán, Hume Cronyn

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    Raw is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1987


    Raw Samuel L. Jackson, Tatyana Ali, Kim Wayans

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    Broadcast News is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

    added by Robert Wabash
    Broadcast News Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter

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    Can't Buy Me Love is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

    added by Robert Wabash
    Can't Buy Me Love Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey, Seth Green

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    Mannequin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

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

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    Stakeout is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

    added by wiabux
    Stakeout Madeleine Stowe, Richard Dreyfuss, Forest Whitaker

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    The Secret of My Success is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

    added by Robert Wabash
    The Secret of My Success Cindy Crawford, Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater

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    The Monster Squad is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1987


    The Monster Squad Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht, Jon Gries

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    No Way Out is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

    added by wiabux
    No Way Out Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

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    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

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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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    Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds... is listed (or ranked) 43 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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    Ernest Goes to Camp is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1987


    Lyle Alzado, Jim Varney, John Vernon

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    Flowers in the Attic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 1987


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

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    Helen Hunt, Matthew Broderick, Jean Smart

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    Less Than Zero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 1987


    Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

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    Fabrice Luchini, François-Marie Banier, Jessica Forde

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    Police Academy 4: Citizens on ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1987


    Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Sharon Stone, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    The Living Daylights is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1987

    added by wiabux
    The Living Daylights Timothy Dalton, John Rhys-Davies, J.J. Barry

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