Best Family 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.

The Brave Little Toaster

5.0
7.3/10 IMDB

A group of dated appliances find themselves stranded in a summer home that their family had just sold decide to, a la The Incredible Journey, seek their young 8 year old "master". Children's film which on the surface is a frivolous fantasy, but with a dark subtext of abandonment, obsolescence, and loneliness.

Starring: Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Phil Hartman, Deanna Oliver, Timothy E. Day, Thurl Ravenscroft, Joe Ranft, Judy Toll, Wayne Kaatz, Colette Savage ..
Directed by: Jerry Rees
Release date: 1987-07-09
3.

Can't Buy Me Love

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Nerdy high schooler Ronald Miller rescues cheerleader Cindy Mancini from parental punishment after she accidentally destroys her mother's designer clothes. Ronald agrees to pay for the $1,000 outfit on one condition: that she will act as though they're a couple for an entire month. As the days pass, however, Cindy grows fond of Ronald, making him popular. But when Ronald's former best friend gets left behind, he realizes that social success isn't everything.

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Seth Green, Gerardo Mejía, Courtney Gains, Sharon Farrell, Darcy DeMoss, Tina Caspary, Ami Dolenz ..
Directed by: Steve Rash
Release date: 1987-08-14
4.

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4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.

Starring: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña, Michael Carmine, Dennis Boutsikaris, Tom Aldredge, Jane Hoffman, John DiSanti, John Pankow ..
Directed by: Matthew Robbins
Release date: 1987-12-18
5.

Baby Boom

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

Starring: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis, Kristina Kennedy, Sam Wanamaker, James Spader, Pat Hingle, Linda Ellerbee, Mary Gross, Shera Danese ..
Directed by: Charles Shyer
Release date: 1987-09-17
6.

3 Men and a Baby

4.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis, Margaret Colin, Camilla Scott, Philip Bosco, Colin Quinn, Christine Kossak, Paul Guilfoyle ..
Directed by: Leonard Nimoy
Release date: 1987-11-27
7.

Harry and the Hendersons

4.3
6.0/10 IMDB

Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead so they decide to take it home (there could be some money in this). As you guessed, it isn't dead. Far from being the ferocious monster they fear "Harry" to be, he's a friendly giant.

Starring: John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick, Joshua Rudoy, Kevin Peter Hall, David Suchet, Lainie Kazan, Don Ameche, M. Emmet Walsh, Laura Kenny ..
Directed by: William Dear
Release date: 1987-06-05
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8.

A Garfield Christmas Special

4.0
8.1/10 IMDB

Garfield, Jon and Odie go to Jon's family farm for Christmas, where Garfield finds a present for Grandma.

Starring: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, Pat Carroll, Pat Harrington, Jr., David L. Lander, Julie Payne ..
Directed by: Phil Roman, George Singer
Release date: 1987-12-21
9.

Red's Dream

3.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Life as the sole sale item in the clearance corner of Eben's Bikes can get lonely. So Red, a unicycle, dreams up a clown owner and his own juggling act that steals the show. But all too soon, the applause turns into the sound of rainfall, as reality rushes back. Red must resign himself to sitting in the corner and await his fate.

Directed by: John Lasseter
Release date: 1987-08-17
10.

A Muppet Family Christmas

3.9
8.1/10 IMDB

In this one-hour Christmas special, Fozzie Bear surprises his mother Emily on Christmas Eve by bringing the entire Muppet gang to her farm to celebrate the holidays. Doc and his dog Sprocket, who had planned a quiet Christmas, end up joining the Muppets in their holiday activities and preparations.The Sesame Street regulars, including Big Bird, Bert, Ernie and others, join the festivities, but to Kermit's dismay, the only one missing is Miss Piggy, who has been caught in a snowstorm.

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen, Steve Whitmire, David Rudman, Caroll Spinney, Gerard Parkes ..
Directed by: Peter Harris, Eric Till
Release date: 1987-12-16

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