Best Drama Movies of 1987


The Black Dog

7.8/10 IMDB

This rich, symbolic, intensely personal yet universal film wordlessly follows the path of a woman on a journey of self-discovery.

Directed by: Alison De Vere
Release date: 1987-11-06

Miss Marple: Nemesis

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 Drama Movies of 1987 : Heartbeat


6.9/10 IMDB

A surrealistic journey into the experiences and reflections of a documentary filmmaker as he evaluates the people and places that have made up his life. Alternatively, a 65 minute feature made up of songs from Don Johnson's record of the same name.

Starring: Don Johnson, Paul Shaffer, Giancarlo Esposito, Lori Singer, Sandahl Bergman, David Carradine, Willie Nelson, Luis Guzmán, Dweezil Zappa, Angela Alvarado ..
Directed by: John Nicolella
Release date: 1987-05-10
Best Drama Movies of 1987 : Way Upstream

Way Upstream

7.9/10 IMDB

Two couples go on a boating holiday together, and run into some strange people and events.

Starring: Nick Dunning, Joanne Pearce, Barrie Rutter, Marion Bailey, Stuart Wilson ..
Directed by: Terry Johnson
Release date: 1987-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1987 : Rags to Riches

Rags to Riches

8.1/10 IMDB

Feature-length TV movie (with the title card "Rags and Riches") that served as the pilot to the series that ran from 1987-1988. A wealthy businessman decides to soften his "cutthroat" image by adopting some children. He winds up adopting six girls and isn't prepared for the problems that come with them.

Starring: Joseph Bologna, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Blanca De Garr, Kimiko Gelman, Heather McAdam, Bridget Michele, Heidi Zeigler ..
Directed by: Bruce Seth Green
Release date: 1987-03-09
Best Drama Movies of 1987 : Echoes In The Darkness

Echoes In The Darkness

7.2/10 IMDB

Based on the true life story that took place in the 1970s, this movie follows the murder of Susan Reinert and her two children in Upper Merion Township in Pennsylvania, a case that lasted seven years

Starring: Peter Coyote, Stockard Channing, Robert Loggia, Peter Boyle, Cindy Pickett, Gary Cole, Zeljko Ivanek, Alex Hyde-White, Treat Williams, Vincent Irizarry ..
Directed by: Glenn A. Jordan
Release date: 1987-11-01
Best Drama Movies of 1987 : A Child's Christmas in Wales

A Child's Christmas in Wales

7.8/10 IMDB

It's Christmas Eve in Wales. A young boy named Thomas is excited about the holiday, but he's also disappointed because it's raining instead of snowing. His grandfather gives him an old snow globe as an early Christmas present and starts telling colorful, amusing stories about his childhood Christmases that are shown in flashback. Thomas keeps asking his grandfather more questions because he likes the stories and because he doesn't want to go to bed. His parents finally insist that he go to bed, and his grandfather tells him one last story about going to bed on Christmas night while listening to his family singing carols downstairs. After Thomas falls asleep at last, his grandfather opens the bedroom window and sees falling snowflakes.

Starring: Denholm Elliott, Mathonwy Reeves, Glynis Davies, Michael Fawkes, Jesse McBrearty, Calum McGeachie, Gwynyth Walsh, Nigel Bennett, Anne Butler, Helen Beavis ..
Directed by: Don McBrearty
Release date: 1987-12-23
Best Drama Movies of 1987 : Christine


7.5/10 IMDB

Drug abuse is the subject of Christine, but once again neither the characters nor the approach would be too familiar to viewers. The hero (Vicky Murdock) is a pasty-faced teen in a windbreaker and ill-fitting striped shirt who walks endlessly from one peer-aged client to another during the deserted daytime of the suburbs. Needless to say, from the first shot, Clarke is on the trail: Steadicam shots of Christine walking take up the majority of screen time, with the journeys culminating in affectless shoot-ups in empty homes.

Starring: Vicky Murdock, Kelly George, Mark Harvey, Joanne Mapp, Anthony Smith ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1987-09-23
Best Drama Movies of 1987 : Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

6.2/10 IMDB

The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people he interacts with.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Avery Brooks, Kate Burton, Bruce Dern, Paula Kelly, Phylicia Rash?d, Edward Woodward, George Coe, Frank Converse, Albert Hall ..
Directed by: Stan Lathan
Release date: 1987-06-14
Best Drama Movies of 1987 : Still Crazy Like a Fox

Still Crazy Like a Fox

6.6/10 IMDB

Jack Warden is back as quirky detective Harry Fox, who becomes a suspect in a murder case while on holiday in England.

Starring: Jack Warden, Graham Chapman, Michael Jayston, John Rubinstein, Penny Peyser, Robby Kiger, James Faulkner, Rosemary Leach, Catherine Oxenberg, Colin Stinton ..
Directed by: Paul Krasny
Release date: 1987-04-05

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