Best Family Movies of 1987


The Princess Bride

8.0/10 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 Roussimoff, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Peter Falk, Billy Crystal, Fred Savage ..
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release date: 1987-09-25

The Brave Little Toaster

7.3/10 IMDB

A group of dated appliances, finding themselves stranded in a summer home that their family had just sold, decide to seek their young 8 year old "master".

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

Hope and Glory

7.3/10 IMDB

Director John Boorman drew from his own childhood experiences for this coming-of-age tale about a boy growing up in and around London during World War II. For young Billy, the nightly bombings provide a frightening show, but they include opportunities to rummage through the rubble with friends in the mornings. As Billy plays, his family struggles to remain intact as they suffer through the anguish and losses of wartime.

Starring: Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Geraldine Muir, Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Sammi Davis, Derrick O'Connor, Susan Wooldridge, Jean-Marc Barr, Ian Bannen, Annie Leon ..
Directed by: John Boorman
Release date: 1987-09-03

Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel

8.4/10 IMDB

Anne Shirley, now a schoolteacher, has begun writing stories and collecting rejection slips. She acts as Diana's maid of honor, develops a relationship with Gilbert Blythe, and finds herself at Kingsport Ladies' College. But while Anne enjoys the battles and the friends she makes, she finds herself returning to Avonlea.

Starring: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Patricia Hamilton, Jonathan Crombie, Wendy Hiller, Frank Converse, Rosemary Dunsmore, Marilyn Lightstone, Genevieve Appleton, Susannah Hoffmann ..
Directed by: Kevin Sullivan
Release date: 1987-05-19

Can't Buy Me Love

6.7/10 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, Dennis Dugan ..
Directed by: Steve Rash
Release date: 1987-08-14

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6.6/10 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

Baby Boom

6.3/10 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: 1987-10-07

3 Men and a Baby

6.1/10 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

Harry and the Hendersons

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

Scooby-Doo! Meets the Boo Brothers

6.9/10 IMDB

When Shaggy inherits an old Southern estate from an uncle, he and his sleuthing hounds take a road trip. But they don't even make it to the mansion before the haunting starts. Amid headless horsemen, walking skeletons, and a menacing butler, Scooby, Scrappy, and Shaggy get majorly spooked.

Starring: Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Sorrell Booke, Rob Paulsen, Ronnie Schell, Jerry Houser ..
Directed by: Paul Sommer, Carl Urbano
Release date: 1987-10-18
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Benji the Hunted

Benji the Hunted

6.2/10 IMDB

Benji has become stranded on a remote island after a boating accident. He finds himself struggling to survive in the wilderness, avoiding close encounters with a wolf, a bear, and a territorial female cougar with her cub.

Starring: Red Steagall, Frank Inn, Nancy Francis, Benjean, Bart The Bear ..
Directed by: Joe Camp
Release date: 1987-06-05

The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones

6.4/10 IMDB

Elroy Jetson invents a time machine that takes him back to prehistoric times, where he meets the Flintstone family.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Don Messick, Henry Corden, Jon Bauman, Hamilton Camp, Julie McWhirter, George O'Hanlon, Penny Singleton, John Stephenson ..
Directed by: Don Lusk
Release date: 1987-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1987 : A Garfield Christmas Special

A Garfield Christmas Special

8.0/10 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

A Muppet Family Christmas

8.1/10 IMDB

Fozzie Bear surprises his mother 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 and Fraggle Rock regulars 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

Ernest Goes to Camp

5.4/10 IMDB

Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance counselor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents while stopping a shady strip mining company from closing the camp as well.

Starring: Jim Varney, Victoria Racimo, John Vernon, Gailard Sartain, Daniel Butler, Lyle Alzado, Iron Eyes Cody, Patrick Day, Scott Menville, Jacob Vargas ..
Directed by: John R. Cherry III
Release date: 1987-05-22

Red's Dream

6.3/10 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

The Secret Garden

7.1/10 IMDB

When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She wishes to discover what has caused him so much sorrow and to bring joy back to the household. It all must have something to do with the screams and wails which echo through the house at night and no one wants to talk about.

Starring: Colin Firth, Gennie James, Barret Oliver, Jadrien Steele, Michael Hordern, Billie Whitelaw, Derek Jacobi, Lucy Gutteridge, Julian Glover, Cassie Stuart ..
Directed by: Alan Grint
Release date: 1987-11-30

The Chipmunk Adventure

7.1/10 IMDB

The Chipmunks and the Chipettes go head to head in a hot air balloon race, and the winner gets $10,000. Unbeknownst to the participants, the "race" is actually a diamond smuggling ring!

Starring: Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., Janice Karman, Dody Goodman, Susan Tyrrell, Anthony De Longis, Frank Welker, Nancy Cartwright, Philip L. Clarke, Ken Sansom, George Poulos ..
Directed by: Janice Karman
Release date: 1987-05-22
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

7.6/10 IMDB

Charles Dickens' 'Ghost Stories' from the Pickwick Papers. The Ghost in the Wardrobe: A young law student moves into an old rooming house haunted by a resident ghost. Tension grows between the two, building to a surprising conclusion. The Mail Coach Ghosts: Time travel puts a young man on a collision course with a ruthless nobleman and his evil henchmen. When the young man falls in love with a beautiful maiden, a captive of the nobleman, he plans a daring rescue to free her. The Goblin and the Grave Digger: Fiery nether-regions set the scene for this unearthly tale of a grave digger put on trial for his life by the King of the Goblins. The eerie account of his nightmarish ordeal is a special effects encounter that will enthral fans of the supernatural.

Starring: Aiden Grennell, Collette Proctor, Daniel Reardon, Jim Reid, Joseph Taylor ..
Directed by: Al Guest, Jean Mathieson
Release date: 1987-12-05

G.I. Joe: The Movie

7.0/10 IMDB

G.I. Joe faces a new enemy as an ancient society of snake people known as Cobra-La try to forcefully take back the earth from those who drove them underground eons ago.

Starring: Charlie Adler, Shuko Akune, Jack Angel, Michael Bell, Gregg Berger, Earl Boen, Arthur Burghardt, Corey Burton, William Callaway, François Chau ..
Directed by: Don Jurwich
Release date: 1987-08-01
Best Family Movies of 1987 : The Treasure of the Golden Suns

The Treasure of the Golden Suns

8.3/10 IMDB

When Donald Duck's nephews are sent to live with their Uncle Scrooge, they discover a model ship that contains a map to a treasure.

Starring: Alan Young, Tony Anselmo, Jim Cummings ..
Release date: 1987-09-18
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Dinosaurs: A Fun Filled Trip Back in Time

Dinosaurs: A Fun Filled Trip Back in Time

7.7/10 IMDB

Everyone in Philip's science class has a great idea for a report--everyone that is, except Philip. That evening, he listens to a son playing on his boom box, and it provides him with inspiration: DINOSAURS! The next day at the museum, Phillip discovers that the search for the truth about these magnificent animals and their astonishing 160-million-year success on the earth is the most fascinating mystery tale he's ever heard. What follows is an exciting collection of established theories and fascinating speculation.

Starring: Fred Savage, Michele Mariana, Josette DiCarlo ..
Directed by: Ray Cioni, Kelli Bixler, Will Vinton
Release date: 1987-01-01

Mio in the Land of Faraway

6.3/10 IMDB

They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. A fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the king.

Starring: Nick Pickard, Christian Bale, Timothy Bottoms, Susannah York, Christopher Lee, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Gunilla Nyroos, Tomas Bolme, Lena Endre, Igor Yasulovich ..
Directed by: Vladimir Grammatikov
Release date: 1987-07-01
Best Family Movies of 1987 : In The Night Kitchen

In The Night Kitchen

7.1/10 IMDB

Mickey falls through the dark into the Night Kitchen where three fat bakers are making the morning cake and so begins an intoxicating dream fantasy in this animated short adaptation of Maurice Sendak's 1970 Caldecott Honor children's picture book.

Starring: Peter Schickele ..
Directed by: Gene Deitch
Release date: 1987-01-01

My Best Friend Is a Vampire

6.0/10 IMDB

A teenager's best friend delivers groceries to a mansion and is bitten by its vampire mistress.

Starring: Robert Sean Leonard, Cecilia Peck, Leeanne Locken, Cheryl Pollak, Fannie Flagg, Kenneth Kimmins, Kathy Bates, David Warner, René Auberjonois, Paul Willson ..
Directed by: Jimmy Huston
Release date: 1987-10-01

ALF’s Special Christmas

8.3/10 IMDB

The Tanners decide to spend Christmas in a cabin in the woods but ALF soon gets trapped in a box of toys going to a children's hospital.

Starring: Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory, Cleavon Little, Keri Houlihan, Paul Fusco, Glenn Withrow, Molly Hagan, Carl Franklin ..
Directed by: Burt Brinckerhoff
Release date: 1987-12-14
Best Family Movies of 1987 : The Nativity

The Nativity

6.2/10 IMDB

The Nativity is seen through the eyes of three young visitors from the 20th century who are transported back through time to the Holy City

Starring: Gregory Harrison, Helen Hunt, Vincent Price, David Ackroyd, Roscoe Lee Browne, Darleen Carr, Scott Grimes, Terence McGovern, Alan Oppenheimer, Rob Paulsen ..
Directed by: Don Lusk
Release date: 1987-01-01

Cirque du Soleil: La Magie Continue

7.0/10 IMDB

One of the earliest Cirque du Soleil releases, filmed during a tour of the troupe's native Canada in 1986 and filled with their trademark costumes, music and extraordinary feats.

Release date: 1987-06-01
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Hiding Out

Hiding Out

6.3/10 IMDB

A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. Andrew Morenski must become Max Hauser and go back to high school for protection from the mob.

Starring: Jon Cryer, Keith Coogan, Annabeth Gish, Tim Quill, John Spencer, Joy Behar, Oliver Cotton, Gretchen Cryer, Anne Pitoniak, Jack Gilpin ..
Directed by: Bob Giraldi
Release date: 1987-11-06
Best Family Movies of 1987 : The Puppetoon Movie

The Puppetoon Movie

7.1/10 IMDB

Animated characters introduce a compilation of George Pal replacement animation Puppetoon short films from the 1930s and 1940s. Originally released in 80 minutes length, The Puppetoon Movie also exists in a subsequently expanded ten minutes longer version.

Starring: Paul Frees, Dal McKennon, Art Clokey, Dick Beals ..
Directed by: Arnold Leibovit
Release date: 1987-06-12

The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland

5.7/10 IMDB

The cuddly Care Bears and their cousins star in this charming third feature-length film incorporating characters from Alice in Wonderland. A young girl named Alice and the Care Bears travel together into the whimsical land of the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat. In this magical story about friendship and self-esteem, they try to thwart an evil wizard's attempt to become the King of Wonderland.

Starring: Bob Dermer, Eva Almos, Dan Hennessey, Jim Henshaw, Marla Lukofsky, Luba Goy, Keith Knight, Tracey Moore, Colin Fox, John Stocker ..
Directed by: Raymond Jafelice
Release date: 1987-08-07

The Wind in the Willows

7.2/10 IMDB

The Irresponsible Toad is in a mess and needs help from his friends try and save Toad Hall.

Starring: Charles Nelson Reilly, José Ferrer, Eddie Bracken, Paul Frees, Ray Owens, Gerry Matthews, Ron Marshall, Alice Tweedy, Jeryl Jagoda, Bob McFadden ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1987-07-05
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Down and Out with Donald Duck

Down and Out with Donald Duck

7.6/10 IMDB

This "duckumentary," done in the style of "60 Minutes," traces the life of Donald Duck. As Donald's fame grows, so does his ego. While hosting a variety show one night, Donald snaps and fires a gun at the audience for misbehaving. This leads to a series of problems that eventually cause Donald to seek psychiatric help from Ludwig Von Drake, who uses an insult machine as part of Donald's therapy. Then, after a long night of bizarre dreams, Donald learns the error of his ways and vows to reform.

Starring: Stan Freberg, Tony Anselmo, Albert Ash, Les Perkins, Will Ryan, Harry Shearer ..
Directed by: Scott Garen
Release date: 1987-03-25


5.5/10 IMDB

A group of American boys discovers a Russian sailor washed up on the coast of Florida and decide to befriend him, assuming that he is friendly and will bring them no danger and thus go against the ideas of their parents, as well as the government.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Peter Billingsley, Whip Hubley, Stefan DeSalle, Summer Phoenix, Susan Walters, Patrick Kilpatrick, Vic Polizos, Charles Frank, Susan Blanchard ..
Directed by: Rick Rosenthal
Release date: 1987-11-06
Best Family Movies of 1987 : The Little Troll Prince

The Little Troll Prince

7.0/10 IMDB

A little troll prince escapes his kingdom, perched atop a tall mountain in Norway, for the human world, where a family teaches him the true meaning of Christmas.

Starring: Danny Cooksey, Vincent Price, Jonathan Winters, Don Knotts, Cloris Leachman, Charlie Adler, Michael Bell, William Christopher, Laurie Faso, Ami Foster ..
Directed by: Ray Patterson
Release date: 1987-11-27
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Not Quite Human

Not Quite Human

6.0/10 IMDB

Dr. Jonas Carson, a scientist, invents Chip, an android teenager. Dr. Carson sends Chip to school with his daughter Becky to see whether an android could interact with others. But his former employer decides to try and make a profit by stealing the mechanical boy.

Starring: Jay Underwood, Alan Thicke, Robyn Lively, Joseph Bologna, Robert Harper, Kristy Swanson, Lili Haydn, Judy Starr, Brandon Douglas, Sasha Mitchell ..
Directed by: Steven Hilliard Stern
Release date: 1987-06-19

Bluffing It

7.8/10 IMDB

A functionally illiterate factory foreman (Dennis Weaver) loses his job after refusing a promotion that requires reading.

Starring: Dennis Weaver, Janet Carroll, Michele Little, Robert Sean Leonard ..
Directed by: James Steven Sadwith
Release date: 1987-09-13
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Frog and Toad Together

Frog and Toad Together

8.2/10 IMDB

Claymation adventures with the characters from the popular children's book.

Starring: Will Ryan, Hal Smith ..
Directed by: John Clark Matthews
Release date: 1987-09-03
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Treasure Island

Treasure Island

6.8/10 IMDB

Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint, in this adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Starring: Ross Higgins, Ross Higgins ..
Directed by: Paul Leadon
Release date: 1987-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1987 : DTV Monster Hits

DTV Monster Hits

8.5/10 IMDB

A Halloween special featuring appropriately-themed rock and roll songs set to scenes from the Disney library of classic animation.

Starring: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Jeffrey Jones, June Foray, Maurice LaMarche, Gary Owens ..
Directed by: Andrew Solt, David Hand, Ben Sharpsteen, William Roberts, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson, John Musker, Wolfgang Reitherman, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, Clyde Geronimi, Art Stevens, Richard Rich, John Lounsbery, Jack Kinney, Charles A. Nichols, Les Clark, Burt Gillett, Jack Hannah, Robert Cormack, Jack King, Joshua Meador, Riley Thomson, Tom Berman
Release date: 1987-10-30

Bride of Boogedy

6.6/10 IMDB

In this sequel to the made-for-television Disney family classic, Mr. Boogedy, the Davis family deals with the return of Mr. Boogedy and his never-ending hunt for Widow Marion as well as a rival gag-store competitor who really has it out for Carleton. Meanwhile, the town of Lucifer Falls is planning a big carnival which the mean Mr. Lynch seeks to ruin- if Boogedy doesn't see to that first.

Starring: Richard Masur, Eugene Levy, Mimi Kennedy, David Faustino, Leonard Frey, Tammy Lauren, Vincent Schiavelli, Ray Girardin, Joshua Rudoy, Alice Hirson ..
Directed by: Oz Scott
Release date: 1987-04-12
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Garfield Goes Hollywood

Garfield Goes Hollywood

7.3/10 IMDB

Jon, Garfield and Odie audition for the talent show "Pet Search" in hopes of winning the $1000 prize and a chance at the finals in Hollywood.

Starring: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, Nino Tempo, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Phil Roman
Release date: 1987-05-08
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

5.8/10 IMDB

Feature-length, live-action musical version of the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault.

Starring: Tahnee Welch, Kenny Baker, Morgan Fairchild, David Holliday, Nicholas Clay, Jonny Phillips, Sylvia Miles, Jane Wiedlin, Orna Porat ..
Directed by: David Irving
Release date: 1987-06-12

The Grand Knockout Tournament

7.2/10 IMDB

The Grand Knockout Tournament (colloquially also known as It's a Royal Knockout) was a one-off charity event which was shown on British television on 19 June 1987. It followed the format of It's a Knockout (the British version of Jeux Sans Frontieres), a slapstick TV gameshow which was broadcast in the UK until 1982. The event was staged on the lakeside lawn of the Alton Towers stately home-cum-theme park. However, the event used its own specially created immersing set, meaning that the location was not very recognisable in the TV broadcast.

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Sarah Ferguson, Barbara Windsor, Guy David Innes-Ker, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, John Cleese, Jenny Agutter, Anthony Andrews, Michael Brandon, Ben Cross ..
Directed by: Martin Hughes, Geoffrey C.D. Wilson
Release date: 1987-06-19

Santabear's High Flying Adventure

7.1/10 IMDB

Santabear's High Flying Adventure was a Christmas Special in 1987.

Starring: Kelly McGillis, John Malkovich, Bobby McFerrin, Glenne Headly, Dennis Hopper ..
Directed by: Michael Sporn, Robert Marianetti
Release date: 1987-12-01
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Nephi and the Brass Plates

Nephi and the Brass Plates

6.9/10 IMDB

The prophet Lehi preaches repentance to the people of Jerusalem and is persecuted. After he and his family leave Jerusalem he is told by the Lord to return and obtain the brass plates containing the sacred books of Moses. Nephi and his brothers muster their faith, obedience, and determination as they return to obtain the plates from the wicked Laban. 1 Nephi:1–5.

Starring: Geoffrey Bennett, Walter Boyden, Kim Blackett, William M. Bisson, Neal Barclay, Bruce Robinson, Gene Pack, Beverly Rowland, David Jensen, Jared Davis ..
Directed by: Richard Rich
Release date: 1987-01-01

Teen Wolf Too

3.4/10 IMDB

Although awkward college student Todd Howard is particularly adept at science, he's paying for school with an athletic scholarship that he will lose should he not fare well in an upcoming boxing tournament. Luckily for Todd, he has inherited the same family curse that once turned his cousin into a werewolf. As he transforms into the hairy, fanged, howling monster, he finds both his physical agility and his popularity skyrocketing -- but at what cost?

Starring: Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin, Mark Holton, Estee Chandler, Robert Neary, Stuart Fratkin, Paul Sand, James Hampton, Beth Miller ..
Directed by: Christopher Leitch
Release date: 1987-11-20
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night

Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night

6.3/10 IMDB

Pinocchio and his friends, a glow worm and a marionette, search for a magic music box, putting them in danger from the evil Scalawag and the Emperor of the Night.

Starring: Scott Grimes, Tom Bosley, Rickie Lee Jones, James Earl Jones, Liza Minnelli, Ed Asner, Linda Gary, Jonathan Harris, Don Knotts, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Hal Sutherland
Release date: 1987-08-06
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Double Agent

Double Agent

6.8/10 IMDB

Jason Starr is an international spy. While on a mission there was an altercation and Jason disappears. His boss Vaughn then goes to his twin brother Warren Starbinder, a veterinarian, and asks him to pose as Jason so to complete his mission. Warren agrees to do so but the talk will not be easy since he is not a spy. Warren also cannot tell his wife and family what he's doing which makes it hard for him to explain the peculiar ways he is now behaving.

Starring: Michael McKean, Big John Studd, Alexa Hamilton, Susan Walden, Christopher Burton, Judith Jones, Lloyd Bochner, Del Zamora, Jane A. Johnston, Marguerite DeLain ..
Directed by: Michael Vejar
Release date: 1987-03-29
Best Family Movies of 1987 : The King is Born

The King is Born

6.9/10 IMDB

The King is Born is a video classic about the birth of Jesus based on the Bible. Beginning with Gabriel announcing God's blessed plan for Mary, this video brings all the elements of this timeless store to life. Journey with Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and witness the humble birth of our Savior together with the shepherds.

Starring: Pat Jackson, Maikel Bailey, Michael Flynn, Nelden Maxfield, John Vincent, Eric Vaughn, Mark Braza, Gene Pack, Harry Russell, John A. Nicolaysen ..
Directed by: Richard Rich
Release date: 1987-06-16

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