Best Action Movies of 1987


No Way Out

7.1/10 IMDB

Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, Farrell is put in charge of the murder investigation. He begins to uncover shocking clues about the case, but when details of his encounter with Susan surface, he becomes a suspect as well.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton, Howard Duff, George Dzundza, Jason Bernard, Iman, Fred Dalton Thompson, Leon Russom ..
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Release date: 1987-08-14

The Monster Squad

7.1/10 IMDB

Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes - the Monster Squad are the only ones daring to stand in their way.

Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr, Tom Noonan, Brent Chalem, Ryan Lambert, Ashley Bank, Michael Faustino, Mary Ellen Trainor ..
Directed by: Fred Dekker
Release date: 1987-08-14

Hamburger Hill

6.7/10 IMDB

The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their country, their fellow soldiers and their lives. War is hell, but this is worse. Hamburger Hill tells it the way it was, the way it really was. It's a raw, gritty and totally unrelenting dramatic depiction of one of the fiercest battles of America's bloodiest war. This happened. Hamburger Hill - war at its worst, men at their best.

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan, Dylan McDermott, Don James, Steven Weber, Courtney B. Vance, Michael A. Nickles, Harry O'Reilly ..
Directed by: John Irvin
Release date: 1987-08-07

Bad Taste

6.6/10 IMDB

A team from the intergalactic fast food chain Crumb's Crunchy Delights descends on Earth, planning to make human flesh the newest taste sensation. After they wipe out the New Zealand town Kaihoro, the country's Astro-Investigation and Defense Service is called in to deal with the problem. Things are complicated due to Giles, an aid worker who comes to Kaihoro the same day to collect change from the residents. He is captured by the aliens, and AIaDS stages a rescue mission that quickly becomes an all-out assault on the aliens' headquarters.

Starring: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett, Peter Jackson, Doug Wren, Tony Hiles, Garry A. Brown, Ken Hammon, Michael Kane ..
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 1987-12-01


6.0/10 IMDB

LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday -- the equally straight-laced nephew of the famous police sergeant of the same name -- is paired up with a young, freewheeling detective named Pep Streebeck. After investigating some strange robberies at the local zoo and the theft of a stockpile of pornographic magazines, they uncover cult activity in the heart of the city and are hot on the case to figure out who's behind it all.

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Harry Morgan, Alexandra Paul, Jack O'Halloran, Elizabeth Ashley, Dabney Coleman, Kathleen Freeman, Shannon Tweed ..
Directed by: Tom Mankiewicz
Release date: 1987-06-25
Best Action Movies of 1987 : Pack of Lies

Pack of Lies

6.9/10 IMDB

A couple learns that their friendly neighbours might be Russian spies.

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Teri Garr, Alan Bates, Sammi Davis, Clive Swift, Daniel Benzali, Ronald Haines ..
Directed by: Anthony Page
Release date: 1987-04-26
Best Action Movies of 1987 : Phantom Soldiers

Phantom Soldiers

5.4/10 IMDB

Texas Ranger Daniel Custer leaves for Vietnam to find his brother Michael, a Green Beret Lieutenant who has been reported missing in action. Michael's squad was searching for a mysterious group of 'phantom soldiers' that had been using US-made arms for massacring villages and killing unarmed civilians. Daniel goes out on his own into the jungles of Vietnam to find his brother and stop these killers.

Starring: Max Thayer, Corwin Sperry, Jim Gaines, David Light, Mike Monty, Jack Yates, Richard King ..
Directed by: Teddy Chiu
Release date: 1987-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1987 : Kung Fu: The Next Generation

Kung Fu: The Next Generation

5.3/10 IMDB

A modern-day descendant of Caine hopes to turn his estranged son away from a life of crime.

Starring: Brandon Lee, David Darlow, Miguel Ferrer, Paula Kelly, Victor Brandt, Marcia Christie, Dominic Barto, Aaron Heyman, Michael S. Walter, Richard L. Duran ..
Directed by: Tony Wharmby
Release date: 1987-06-19
Best Action Movies of 1987 : Ninja, the Violent Sorceror

Ninja, the Violent Sorceror

4.4/10 IMDB

A murderer, with the help of Chinese vampires, does battle with the ghost of a dead gambling lord's wife and the gambling lord's living brother. A cut n paste movie that uses footage from The Stunning Gambling (Taiwan) mixed with new footage.

Starring: Chiang Tao, Lu Feng, Suen Kwok-Ming, Mark Lung, Peter Chang Chi-Long, Wan Chung-Shan, Yung Shun-Hing, Gam Sap-Yee, Chung Wah, Ling Yun ..
Directed by: Godfrey Ho, Bruce Lambert
Release date: 1987-05-27
Best Action Movies of 1987 : Ninja in Action

Ninja in Action

3.9/10 IMDB

A ninja fighter and his American girlfriend journey to Hong Kong in search of the man who murdered her father and stole a cache of diamonds.

Starring: Stuart Smith, Louis Roth, Christine O'Hara, Kent Poon, Julie Luk, Susan Sung, Raymond Ling ..
Directed by: Godfrey Ho
Release date: 1987-05-16

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