Best Family Movies of 1987

1.

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
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Dinosaurs: A Fun Filled Trip Back in Time
2.

Dinosaurs: A Fun Filled Trip Back in Time

3.8
7.8/10 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
Best Family Movies of 1987 : A Child's Christmas in Wales
3.

A Child's Christmas in Wales

3.3
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 Family Movies of 1987 : The Treasure of the Golden Suns
4.

The Treasure of the Golden Suns

3.3
8.4/10 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.

Release date: 1987-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1987 : In The Night Kitchen
5.

In The Night Kitchen

3.2
6.9/10 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
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Bride of Boogedy
6.

Bride of Boogedy

3.1
7.5/10 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 : Treasure Island
7.

Treasure Island

3.0
6.9/10 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 ..
Directed by: Paul Leadon
Release date: 1987-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Frog
8.

Frog

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Arlo Anderson loves his reptiles, and so when he decides to buy a rare breed of frog with his date money he winds up with more than he bargained for! Gus, the frog, happens to be Italian royalty who was cursed by a witch some 600 years ago. So with the help of Gus, Arlo plans to win this year's science fair but he also somehow has to get Gus a kiss from a girl to free him from his curse. The only problem: the girls don't really like nerdy Arlo and his reptiles...

Starring: Scott Grimes, Shelley Duvall, Elliott Gould, Paul Williams, Ian Abercrombie ..
Directed by: David Grossman
Release date: 1987-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1987 : Dennis the Menace
9.

Dennis the Menace

2.5
4.5/10 IMDB

This movie puts Henk Ketcham's comic figure 'Dennis' into real life: While digging in his front garden, Dennis finds a big bone. To prove it's from a dinosaur, he persuades his father to invite an old buddy of him, Bowen Skyler III, who's a famous 'dinosaur hunter'. Being desperate for publicity, Skyler informs press and television... and starts a paleontologic dig in their front garden.

Starring: Russell Alexander, Gregory A. Belitz, Zachary Bostrom, Robert Clotworthy, Victor DiMattia, Patricia Estrin, John Paul Gamoke, Patsy Garrett, Jim Jansen, Michael Joiner ..
Directed by: Doug Rogers
Release date: 1987-09-18
10.

Nephi and the Brass Plates

2.4
6.8/10 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

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