Best Crime Movies of 1987

1.

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
2.

Miss Marple: Nemesis

3.7
7.8/10 IMDB

Miss Marple receives a most interesting request from Mr. Jason Rafiel, with whom she'd struck an acquaintance some years before. He would like her to solve a crime but, does not tell her what it might be, who might have been involved or where it might have occurred. In fact, he can't be sure that a crime was committed at all. The only information she gets is a booking on a tour of stately homes and gardens so, along with her nephew and godson Lionel, she sets off to see what she can learn. When they reach the village of Abbey Ducis, it begins to make sense. Not only did Mr. Rafiel live in the area it is also where his son Michael was accused, though never convicted, of murdering his fiancée, Verity Hunt. Father and son were long estranged but Michael lives rough and has so ever since. There is also the apparent coincidence that another young woman, Nora Brent, went missing at the same time as Verity and was last being seen in Michael Rafiel's car...

Release date: 1987-02-08
Best Crime Movies of 1987 : Basements
3.

Basements

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

Basements is the title for the omnibus film that brings together two plays by Harold Pinter - The Dumb Waiter and The Room - each, once again, set in a single location.

Starring: John Travolta, Tom Conti, Linda Hunt, Annie Lennox, Julian Sands, David Hemblen, Abbott Anderson, Donald Pleasence ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1987-05-12
4.

Made in U.S.A.

2.8
5.4/10 IMDB

Two men from Pennsylvania give up hope in their small run down coal mining town, and head off in search of the beaches of California. The two steal cars as they travel across the USA and are joined by a wild young woman.

Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Chris Penn, Lori Singer, Judith Baldwin, Jacqueline Murphy, Marji Martin, Tiny Wells, Frank Beddor, Dean Paul Martin ..
Directed by: Ken Friedman
Release date: 1987-05-14
Best Crime Movies of 1987 : Tough Guys Don't Dance
5.

Tough Guys Don't Dance

2.8
4.9/10 IMDB

Writer, ex-con and 40-something bottle-baby Tim Madden, who is prone to black-outs, awakens from a two-week bender to discover a pool of blood in his car.

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Isabella Rossellini, Debra Stipe, Wings Hauser, John Bedford Lloyd, Lawrence Tierney, Penn Jillette, Frances Fisher, John Snyder, Stephan Morrow ..
Directed by: Norman Mailer
Release date: 1987-09-18
Best Crime Movies of 1987 : Phantom Soldiers
6.

Phantom Soldiers

2.7
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 Crime Movies of 1987 : Hands of a Stranger
7.

Hands of a Stranger

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

A New York cop becomes obsessed with finding his wife's rapist.

Starring: Armand Assante, Blair Brown, Beverly D'Angelo, Michael Lerner, Philip Casnoff, Arliss Howard, Sam McMurray, Patricia Richardson, Irving Metzman, Forest Whitaker ..
Directed by: Larry Elikann
Release date: 1987-05-10
Best Crime Movies of 1987 : Dance Or Die
8.

Dance Or Die

2.4
3.3/10 IMDB

Jason is trying to kick cocaine and choreograph a dance concert. Things go from bad from worse when The Turtle gets involved.

Starring: Roy Kieffer, Rebecca Barrington, Georgia Neu, Jack Zavorak, Jim Williams, Jerry Cleary, Jerry Tiffe ..
Directed by: Richard W. Munchkin
Release date: 1987-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1987 : Backlash
9.

Backlash

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

Two policemen track down and arrest an Aboriginal woman who has been accused of murder, and begin the trek back across the desert with her.

Starring: David Argue, Gia Carides, Lydia Miller ..
Directed by: Bill Bennett
Release date: 1987-03-26
Best Crime Movies of 1987 : Ninja in Action
10.

Ninja in Action

2.4
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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