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 Eliot 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
8.0/10 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
4.

Predator

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

A team of elite commandos on a secret mission in a Central American jungle come to 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

6.2
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.

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
9.

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
10.

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
11.

Good Morning, Vietnam

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

A disk jockey goes to Vietnam to work for the Armed Forces Radio Service. While he becomes popular among the troops, his superiors disapprove of his humour.

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana, Bruno Kirby, Robert Wuhl, J. T. Walsh, Noble Willingham, Richard Edson, Juney Smith ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 1987-12-23
12.

Wall Street

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen, Daryl Hannah, John C. McGinley, Hal Holbrook, Sean Young, Terence Stamp, James Spader, Chuck Pfeiffer ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 1987-12-10
13.

Dirty Dancing

5.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer—and unexpectedly falling in love.

Starring: Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston, Jane Brucker, Kelly Bishop, Lonny Price, Max Cantor, Charles 'Honi' Coles ..
Directed by: Emile Ardolino
Release date: 1987-08-21
14.

Angel Heart

5.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered by the mysterious Louis Cyphre to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself, as he goes on a supernatural journey into his own soul.

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling, Stocker Fontelieu, Brownie McGhee, Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Whitcraft, Eliott Keener, Charles Gordone ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1987-03-06
15.

Raising Arizona

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman, William Forsythe, Sam McMurray, Frances McDormand, Randall 'Tex' Cobb, T.J. Kuhn, Lynne Kitei ..
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Release date: 1987-03-01
16.

The Lost Boys

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A mother and her two teenage sons move to a seemingly nice and quiet small coastal California town yet soon find out that it's overrun by bike gangs and vampires. A couple of teenage friends take it upon themselves to hunt down the vampires that they suspect of a few mysterious murders and restore peace and calm to their town.

Starring: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Edward Herrmann, Jamison Newlander, Billy Wirth, Alex Winter ..
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 1987-07-31
17.

Spaceballs

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power of "The Schwartz." Can he master it in time to save the day?

Starring: Mel Brooks, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, Daphne Zuniga, John Candy, George Wyner, Joan Rivers, Dick Van Patten, Michael Winslow, Lorene Yarnell Jansson ..
Directed by: Mel Brooks
Release date: 1987-06-24
18.

Fatal Attraction

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, Jane Krakowski, Fred Gwynne, Stuart Pankin, Ellen Foley, Lois Smith, Meg Mundy ..
Directed by: Adrian Lyne
Release date: 1987-09-11
19.

Hellraiser

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

When he tinkers with a box he bought while abroad, sexual deviant Frank inadvertently opens a portal to hell, where fetish-demons led by Pinhead tear his body apart. When Frank’s brother and his wife move into his house, a skeletal Frank appears to his sister-in-law and asks her to supply him with corpses for his regeneration.

Starring: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman, Oliver Smith, Robert Hines, Anthony Allen, Leon Davis, Michael Cassidy, Frank Baker ..
Directed by: Clive Barker
Release date: 1987-09-11
20.

Maurice

5.6
7.7/10 IMDB

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Starring: James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Billie Whitelaw, Barry Foster, Judy Parfitt, Phoebe Nicholls, Ben Kingsley ..
Directed by: James Ivory
Release date: 1987-08-21
21.

Withnail & I

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty, they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Michael Elphick, Ralph Brown, Eddie Tagoe, Daragh O'Malley, Michael Wardle, Una Brandon-Jones, Michael Wardle ..
Directed by: Bruce Robinson
Release date: 1987-06-19
22.

The Living Daylights

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

After a defecting Russian general reveals a plot to assassinate foreign spies, James Bond is assigned a secret mission to dispatch the new head of the KGB to prevent an escalation of tensions between the Soviet Union and the West.

Starring: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Don Baker, John Rhys-Davies, Art Malik, Andreas Wisniewski, Thomas Wheatley, Desmond Llewelyn, Robert Brown ..
Directed by: John Glen
Release date: 1987-06-29
23.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

5.5
6.6/10 IMDB

It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with their dreams. Too bad Freddy's decided to herald his return by invading the kids' dreams and scaring them into committing suicide.

Starring: Robert Englund, Patricia Arquette, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Craig Wasson, Laurence Fishburne, Ken Sagoes, Rodney Eastman, Jennifer Rubin, Bradley Gregg ..
Directed by: Chuck Russell
Release date: 1987-02-27
24.

Eddie Murphy Raw

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Eddie Murphy delights, shocks and entertains with dead-on celebrity impersonations, observations on '80s love, sex and marriage, a remembrance of Mom's hamburgers and much more.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Billie Allen, Eyde Byrde, Birdie M. Hale, Clebert Ford, Leonard Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jody Jones, J. D. Hall ..
Directed by: Robert Townsend
Release date: 1987-11-25
25.

Beverly Hills Cop II

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Axel heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons kingpin—and the chase is on.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox, Paul Reiser, Gilbert R. Hill, Brigitte Nielsen, Dean Stockwell, Jürgen Prochnow, Allen Garfield ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 1987-05-18
26.

The Running Man

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and U.S. society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where “runners” attempt to evade “stalkers” and certain death for a chance to be pardoned and set free.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Dawson, María Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura, Erland van Lidth, Marvin J. McIntyre, Gus Rethwisch, Professor Toru Tanaka ..
Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser
Release date: 1987-02-17
27.

The Witches of Eastwick

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Veronica Cartwright, Richard Jenkins, Keith Jochim, Carel Struycken, Helen Lloyd Breed, Caroline Struzik ..
Directed by: George Miller
Release date: 1987-06-12
28.

Cry Freedom

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, a courageous and outspoken black anti-apartheid activist.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Penelope Wilton, Kate Hardie, John Matshikiza, Zakes Mokae, John Thaw, Kevin McNally, Josette Simon, Juanita Waterman ..
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Release date: 1987-11-06
Best Movies of 1987 : 84 Charing Cross Road
29.

84 Charing Cross Road

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works at Marks & Co., 84 Charing Cross Road.

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Jean De Baer, Maurice Denham, Eleanor David, Mercedes Ruehl, Daniel Gerroll, Wendy Morgan, Ian McNeice ..
Directed by: David Hugh Jones
Release date: 1987-02-13
30.

Radio Days

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

The Narrator tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the radio stars.

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Larry David, Todd Field, Seth Green, Michael Tucker, Julie Kavner, Danny Aiello, Tony Roberts ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1987-01-30
31.

House of Games

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

Starring: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, J. T. Walsh, Ricky Jay, William H. Macy, Meshach Taylor, Lilia Skala, Steven Goldstein, Jack Wallace ..
Directed by: David Mamet
Release date: 1987-10-11
32.

Barfly

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But, they like each other's company—and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life on the skids.

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance, J. C. Quinn, Frank Stallone, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Sandy Martin, Roberta Bassin, Gloria LeRoy ..
Directed by: Barbet Schroeder
Release date: 1987-09-02
33.

No Way Out

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, Farrell is put in charge of the murder investigation. He begins to uncover shocking clues about the case, but when details of his encounter with Susan surface, he becomes a suspect as well.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton, Howard Duff, George Dzundza, Jason Bernard, Iman, Fred Dalton Thompson, Leon Russom ..
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Release date: 1987-08-14
34.

La Bamba

5.1
6.9/10 IMDB

Los Angeles teenager Ritchie Valens becomes an overnight rock 'n' roll success in 1958, thanks to a love ballad called "Donna" that he wrote for his girlfriend. But as his star rises, Valens has conflicts with his jealous brother, Bob, and becomes haunted by a recurring nightmare of a plane crash just as he begins his first national tour alongside Buddy Holly.

Starring: Lou Diamond Phillips, Danielle von Zerneck, Elizabeth Peña, Rosanna DeSoto, Esai Morales, Joe Pantoliano, Rick Dees, Marshall Crenshaw, Brian Setzer, Daniel Valdez ..
Directed by: Luis Valdez
Release date: 1987-07-24
35.

Three O'Clock High

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Nerdy high schooler Jerry Mitchell is assigned to write an article for the school paper about the infamous new delinquent transfer student, Buddy Revell. When Jerry accidentally invades Buddy's personal space and touches him, Buddy challenges Jerry to an afterschool fight in the parking lot, which Jerry tries to avoid at all costs.

Starring: Casey Siemaszko, Annie Ryan, Richard Tyson, Stacey Glick, Jonathan Wise, Jeffrey Tambor, Philip Baker Hall, John P. Ryan, Mitch Pileggi, Paul Feig ..
Directed by: Phil Joanou
Release date: 1987-10-09
36.

Broadcast News

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance.

Starring: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, Peter Hackes, Christian Clemenson, Jack Nicholson, Robert Katims ..
Directed by: James L. Brooks
Release date: 1987-12-16
37.

Moonstruck

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

Starring: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello, Julie Bovasso, John Mahoney, Louis Guss, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Anita Gillette ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1987-12-16
38.

The Hidden

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

When average, law-abiding citizens suddenly turn to a life of hedonistic behavior and violent crime, Detective Tom Beck is tasked with helping young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher determine the cause in this tense, sci-fi thriller.

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian, Clarence Felder, Clu Gulager, Ed O'Ross, Richard Brooks, Larry Cedar, Katherine Cannon, John McCann ..
Directed by: Jack Sholder
Release date: 1987-10-30
39.

The Brave Little Toaster

5.1
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
40.

Some Kind of Wonderful

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school.

Starring: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Chynna Phillips, Craig Sheffer, John Ashton, Elias Koteas, Maddie Corman, Molly Hagan, Bryan Scott ..
Directed by: Howard Deutch
Release date: 1987-02-27
41.

Hope and Glory

5.1
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
42.

Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel

5.0
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
43.

Adventures in Babysitting

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

When plans with her boyfriend fall through, high school senior Chris Parker ends up babysitting the Anderson kids, Brad and Sara. What should be a quiet night in, however, turns into a series of ridiculous exploits, starting when they leave the house to pick up Chris' friend Brenda. Soon, Brad's buddy Daryl is involved, and the group must contend with car thieves, blues musicians and much more.

Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp, Calvin Levels, Vincent D'Onofrio, Penelope Ann Miller, George Newbern, Bradley Whitford, John Ford Noonan ..
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Release date: 1987-07-01
44.

Overboard

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Heiress, Joanna Stayton hires carpenter, Dean Proffitt to build a closet on her yacht—and refuses to pay him for the project when it's done. But after Joanna accidentally falls overboard and loses her memory, Dean sees an opportunity to get even.

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond, Mike Hagerty, Roddy McDowall, Jared Rushton, Jamie Wild, Jeffrey Wiseman, Brian Price ..
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Release date: 1987-12-16
45.

The Monster Squad

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes - the Monster Squad are the only ones daring to stand in their way.

Starring: André Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr, Tom Noonan, Brent Chalem, Ryan Lambert, Ashley Bank, Michael Faustino, Mary Ellen Trainor ..
Directed by: Fred Dekker
Release date: 1987-08-14
46.

Over the Top

5.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Sylvester Stallone stars as hard-luck big-rig trucker Lincoln Hawk and takes us under the glaring Las Vegas lights for all the boisterous action of the World Armwrestling Championship. Relying on wits and willpower, Hawk tries to rebuild his life by capturing the first-place prize money, and the love of the son he abandoned years earlier into the keeping of his rich, ruthless father-in-law.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely, Rick Zumwalt, David Mendenhall, Chris McCarty, Terry Funk, Bob Beattie, Allan Graf, Magic Schwarz ..
Directed by: Menahem Golan
Release date: 1987-02-13
47.

Can't Buy Me Love

5.0
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
48.

Innerspace

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Test pilot Tuck Pendleton volunteers to test a special vessel for a miniaturization experiment. Accidentally injected into a neurotic hypochondriac, Jack Putter, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex-girlfriend, Lydia Maxwell, to help him extract Tuck and his ship and re-enlarge them before his oxygen runs out.

Starring: Martin Short, Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Fiona Lewis, Vernon Wells, Robert Picardo, Dick Miller, Wendy Schaal, Harold Sylvester ..
Directed by: Joe Dante
Release date: 1987-06-30
49.

Near Dark

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars.

Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Joshua John Miller, Tim Thomerson, James Le Gros, Troy Evans, Roger Aaron Brown ..
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Release date: 1987-10-02
50.

Prince of Darkness

4.9
6.6/10 IMDB

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Victor Wong, Jameson Parker, Dennis Dun, Susan Blanchard, Anne Marie Howard, Ann Yen, Ken Wright, Dirk Blocker ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1987-10-23

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