Best Comedy Movies of 1987

1.

The Princess Bride

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.

Starring: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, André the Giant, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Peter Falk, Billy Crystal, Fred Savage ..
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release date: 1987-09-25
2.

Evil Dead II

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda's body.

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie DePaiva, Denise Bixler, Richard Domeier, John Peakes, Lou Hancock, Ted Raimi, Josh Becker ..
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 1987-03-13
3.

Lethal Weapon

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to Murtaugh with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love, Traci Wolfe, Jackie Swanson, Damon Hines, Ebonie Smith ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1987-03-06
4.

Good Morning, Vietnam

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take on the war. While Dickerson attempts to censor Cronauer's broadcasts, Cronauer pursues a relationship with a Vietnamese girl named Trinh, who shows him the horrors of war first-hand.

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana, Bruno Kirby, Robert Wuhl, J.T. Walsh, Noble Willingham, Richard Edson, Juney Smith ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 1987-12-23
5.

Raising Arizona

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

The Coen Brothers tell the story of an absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to date.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman, William Forsythe, Sam McMurray, Frances McDormand, Randall 'Tex' Cobb, T.J. Kuhn, Lynne Kitei ..
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Release date: 1987-03-01
6.

Spaceballs

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power of "The Schwartz." Can he master it in time to save the day?

Starring: Mel Brooks, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, Daphne Zuniga, John Candy, George Wyner, Joan Rivers, Dick Van Patten, Michael Winslow, Lorene Yarnell Jansson ..
Directed by: Mel Brooks
Release date: 1987-06-24
7.

Withnail & I

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty, they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Michael Elphick, Ralph Brown, Eddie Tagoe, Daragh O'Malley, Michael Wardle, Una Brandon-Jones, Michael Wardle ..
Directed by: Bruce Robinson
Release date: 1987-06-19
8.

Eddie Murphy Raw

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Eddie Murphy delights, shocks and entertains with dead-on celebrity impersonations, observations on '80s love, sex and marriage, a remembrance of Mom's hamburgers and much more.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Billie Allen, Eyde Byrde, Birdie M. Hale, Clebert Ford, Leonard Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jody Jones, J. D. Hall ..
Directed by: Robert Townsend
Release date: 1987-11-25
9.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

Starring: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean, Dylan Baker, Kevin Bacon, Olivia Burnette, Carol Bruce, Diana Douglas, Martin Ferrero ..
Directed by: John Hughes
Release date: 1987-11-26
10.

Beverly Hills Cop II

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Axel heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons kingpin—and the chase is on.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox, Paul Reiser, Gilbert R. Hill, Brigitte Nielsen, Dean Stockwell, Jürgen Prochnow, Allen Garfield ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 1987-05-18

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