Best Movies of 1987

1.

Full Metal Jacket

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Starring: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard, Kevyn Major Howard, Ed O'Ross, John Terry, Bruce Boa ..
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Release date: 1987-06-26
2.

The Untouchables

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone, but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Charles Martin Smith, Andy García, Robert De Niro, Richard Bradford, Jack Kehoe, Brad Sullivan, Billy Drago, Patricia Clarkson ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1987-06-03
3.

The Princess Bride

6.4
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 Roussimoff, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Peter Falk, Billy Crystal, Fred Savage ..
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release date: 1987-09-25
4.

Predator

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Richard Chaves, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Shane Black, R. G. Armstrong, Kevin Peter Hall ..
Directed by: John McTiernan
Release date: 1987-06-12
5.

The Last Emperor

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.

Starring: John Lone, Peter O'Toole, Joan Chen, Vivian Wu, Dennis Dun, Ruocheng Ying, Victor Wong, Maggie Han, Ric Young, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ..
Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci
Release date: 1987-05-27
6.

Evil Dead II

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda's body.

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie DePaiva, Denise Bixler, Richard Domeier, John Peakes, Lou Hancock, Ted Raimi, Josh Becker ..
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 1987-03-13
7.

Empire of the Sun

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.

Starring: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Ben Stiller, Joe Pantoliano, Leslie Phillips, Masat? Ibu, Emily Richard, Rupert Frazer ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1987-12-09
8.

Lethal Weapon

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to Murtaugh with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love, Traci Wolfe, Jackie Swanson, Damon Hines, Ebonie Smith ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1987-03-06
9.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

An irritable marketing executive, Neal Page, is heading home to Chicago for Thanksgiving when a number of delays force him to travel with a well meaning but overbearing shower ring curtain salesman, Del Griffith.

Starring: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean, Dylan Baker, Kevin Bacon, Olivia Burnette, Carol Bruce, Diana Douglas, Martin Ferrero ..
Directed by: John Hughes
Release date: 1987-11-26
10.

RoboCop

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Ray Wise, Felton Perry, Paul McCrane, Jesse D. Goins, Robert DoQui ..
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Release date: 1987-07-17

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