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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    Vincent D'Onofrio, Dorian Harewood, Kenneth Head

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    Gary Busey, Tom Atkins, Traci Wolfe

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    Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh, Chintara Sukapatana

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    Kevin Costner, Patricia Clarkson, John Barrowman

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    Mark Knopfler, Billy Crystal, Peter Cook

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    Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Frances McDormand

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    Paul McCrane, Leeza Gibbons, Ray Wise

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    Lonny Price, Jerry Orbach, Kelly Bishop

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    Ben Stein, Laila Robins, John Candy

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    John Hurt, Joan Rivers, Rick Moranis

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    Terence Stamp, Sean Young, Hal Holbrook

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    Steve Boyum, R. G. Armstrong, Sven-Ole Thorsen

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

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    Veronica Cartwright, Richard Jenkins, Jack Nicholson

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    Jane Krakowski, Anne Archer, Mike Nussbaum

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    Dean Stockwell, Paul Guilfoyle, Rebecca Ferratti

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    Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Bradley Whitford

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    Ted Raimi, Kassie DePaiva, Richard Domeier

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    Damon Wayans, Shelley Duvall, Heidi Sorenson

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    Joe Pantoliano, Rick Dees, Lou Diamond Phillips

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    Roddy McDowall, Katherine Helmond, Jeffrey Wiseman

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    Danny Aiello, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis

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    Ted Danson, Earl Hindman, Dave Foley

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    Richard Dawson, María Conchita Alonso, Edward Bunker

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    John Malkovich, Joe Pantoliano, Miranda Richardson

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    Zsa Zsa Gábor, Laurence Fishburne, Patricia Arquette

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    Albert Brooks, William Hurt, John Cusack

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    Billy Crystal, Kate Mulgrew, Anne Ramsey

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    Luis Guzmán, Elizabeth Peña, Tom Aldredge

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    Kim Cattrall, Carole Davis, James Spader

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    Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Henry Gibson

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    Niall Buggy, Andrew Robinson, Doug Bradley

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    John Lithgow, Don Ameche, M. Emmet Walsh

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    Kim Wayans, Samuel L. Jackson, Billie Allen

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    Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, Courtney B. Vance

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    Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Kiedis, Tony Bill

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    Jonathan Stark, William Sadler, Helen Hunt

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    Christopher Durang, Luis Antonio Ramos, Gerry Bamman

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    Madeleine Stowe, Forest Whitaker, Emilio Estevez

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    Kevin Costner, Sean Young, Gene Hackman

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    Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kirstie Alley, Ken Olandt

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    Elizabeth Ashley, Harry Morgan, Dabney Coleman

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    Patrick Dempsey, Paula Abdul, Devin DeVasquez

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    Bubba Smith, Sharon Stone, Steve Guttenberg

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    John Rhys-Davies, J.J. Barry, Joe Don Baker

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    Courtney Thorne-Smith, Anthony Edwards, Bradley Whitford

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    Richard E. Grant, Una Brandon-Jones, Daragh O'Malley

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    Tom Noonan, Leonardo Cimino, Stan Shaw

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    Louise Fletcher, Bruce Neckels, Lindsay Parker

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    Jim Varney, Jacob Vargas, Iron Eyes Cody

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