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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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76 37
The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added The Untouchables Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

3
80 42
Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added Lethal Weapon Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

4
93 35
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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94 30
Predator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

6
72 44
Good Morning, Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added Good Morning, Vietnam Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

7
79 42
RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
RoboCop Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons

8
76 31
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added Planes, Trains and Automobiles Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

9
78 35
The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

10
63 44
Raising Arizona is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added Raising Arizona Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

11
76 35
Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Spaceballs Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

12
72 52
Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

13
49 30
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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50 38
The Witches of Eastwick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added The Witches of Eastwick Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher

15
43 26
Fatal Attraction is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added Fatal Attraction Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Jane Krakowski

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61 33
Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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50 39
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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48 29
The Running Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added The Running Man Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

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38 25
Adventures in Babysitting is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Adventures in Babysitting Elisabeth Shue, Vincent D'Onofrio, Penelope Ann Miller

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49 35
Overboard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added Overboard Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall

21
40 22
Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added Hellraiser Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

22
40 33
La Bamba is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added La Bamba Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer

23
34 34
Roxanne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added Roxanne Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Damon Wayans

24
48 35
Throw Momma from the Train is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added Throw Momma from the Train Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Rob Reiner

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32 27
Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
wiabux added Empire of the Sun Christian Bale, Ben Stiller, John Malkovich

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40 33
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: D... is listed (or ranked) 26 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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39 44
Three Men and a Baby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Three Men and a Baby Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg

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26 26
Innerspace is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Innerspace Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Martin Short

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23 32
Moonstruck is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added Moonstruck Nicolas Cage, Cher, Danny Aiello

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30 28
Mannequin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added Mannequin Kim Cattrall, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy

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32 37
Harry and the Hendersons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Harry and the Hendersons John Lithgow, Don Ameche, David Suchet

32
27 26
Hamburger Hill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
wiabux added Hamburger Hill Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, Courtney B. Vance

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25 30
Broadcast News is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added Broadcast News Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter

34
26 25
Can't Buy Me Love is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added Can't Buy Me Love Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey, Seth Green

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22 27
The Secret of My Success is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added The Secret of My Success Cindy Crawford, Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater

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14 10
The Last Emperor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Robert Wabash added The Last Emperor Peter O'Toole, Joan Chen, Vivian Wu

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Angel Heart Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet

38
21 28
Stakeout is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
wiabux added Stakeout Madeleine Stowe, Richard Dreyfuss, Forest Whitaker

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24 24
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Raw Samuel L. Jackson, Tatyana Ali, Kim Wayans

40
18 29
No Way Out is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
wiabux added No Way Out Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

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23 28
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds... is listed (or ranked) 41 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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19 23
The Living Daylights is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
wiabux added The Living Daylights Timothy Dalton, John Rhys-Davies, J.J. Barry

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24 32
Batteries Not Included is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Batteries Not Included Jessica Tandy, Luis Guzmán, Hume Cronyn

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19 21
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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15 21
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Flowers in the Attic Kristy Swanson, Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant

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21 27
Dragnet is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Dragnet Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

47
19 12
Creepshow 2 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Creepshow 2 Stephen King, George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour

48
23 30
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Ernest Goes to Camp Lyle Alzado, Jim Varney, John Vernon

49
21 26
Summer School is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1987
Summer School Kirstie Alley, Mark Harmon, Shawnee Smith

50
17 27
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Less Than Zero Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader