Best Music Movies of 1987

1.

Dirty Dancing

6.0
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
2.

Radio Days

5.3
7.5/10 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
3.

La Bamba

5.1
6.9/10 IMDB

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.

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
4.

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 Music Movies of 1987 : Metallica: Cliff 'Em All
5.

Metallica: Cliff 'Em All

4.2
8.5/10 IMDB

Originally released as "The $19.98 Home Vid: Cliff 'Em All," Metallica's first video is a tribute to late original bassist Cliff Burton. James Hetfield describes it as "a compilation of bootleg footage shot by sneaky Metallifux, stuff shot for TV that was never used, but we've held onto, home footage, personal fotos and us drunk. But most important, it's really a look back at the 3-1/2 years that Cliff was with us and includes his best bass solos and the home footage and pix that we feel best capture his unique personality and style." 1987.

Starring: Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine, Lars Ulrich ..
Directed by: Doug Freel, Jean Pellerin
Release date: 1987-11-17
6.

Jimi Plays Monterey

4.1
8.2/10 IMDB

It's no exaggeration to say this might be the most intense and groundbreaking 45-minute performance in the history of rock. Jimi Hendrix's debut American set at 1967's Monterey Pop Festival is generally considered one of the most radical and legendary live shows ever. Virtually unknown to American audiences at the time, even though he was already an established entity in the UK, Hendrix and his two-piece Experience explode on stage, ripping through blues classics "Rock Me Baby" and Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor," interpreting and electrifying Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," debuting songs from his yet-to-be-released first album and closing with the now historic sacrificing/burning of his guitar during an unhinged version of "Wild Thing" that even its writer Chip Taylor would never have imagined. Hendrix uses feedback and distortion to enhance the songs in whisper-to-scream intensity, blazing territory that had not been previously explored with as much soul-frazzled power.

Starring: Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, John Phillips, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Paul McCartney ..
Directed by: D. A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus
Release date: 1987-10-16
Best Music Movies of 1987 : Bad
7.

Bad

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

For the first short film for one of five consecutive record-breaking No. 1 hits from "Bad," Michael Jackson and director Martin Scorsese created an epic 18-minute tale of urban and racial challenges in the 1980s. "Bad" was named the second greatest of Michael's short films by Rolling Stone in 2014.

Starring: Michael Jackson, Wesley Snipes ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1987-08-31
Best Music Movies of 1987 : Bon Jovi: Slippery When Wet The Videos
8.

Bon Jovi: Slippery When Wet The Videos

3.8
7.9/10 IMDB

Slippery When Wet: The Videos features all the videos from Bon Jovi's breakthrough third album, Slippery When Wet, together with interviews and backstage footage.

Starring: Richie Sambora, Alec John Such, Tico Torres ..
Release date: 1987-12-01
Best Music Movies of 1987 : Heartbeat
9.

Heartbeat

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A surrealistic journey into the experiences and reflections of a documentary filmmaker as he evaluates the people and places that have made up his life. Alternatively, a 65 minute feature made up of songs from Don Johnson's record of the same name.

Starring: Don Johnson, Paul Shaffer, Giancarlo Esposito, Lori Singer, Sandahl Bergman, David Carradine, Willie Nelson, Luis Guzmán, Dweezil Zappa, Angela Alvarado ..
Directed by: John Nicolella
Release date: 1987-05-10
Best Music Movies of 1987 : The Cure in Orange
10.

The Cure in Orange

3.5
8.7/10 IMDB

A concert video of The Cure filmed in Orange, France. 1. Intro 2. Shake Dog Shake 3. Piggy In The Mirror 4. Play For Today 5. A Strange Day 6. Primary 7. Kyoto Song 8. Charlotte Sometimes 9. Inbetween Days 10. The Walk 11. A Night Like This 12. Push 13. One Hundred Years 14. A Forest 15. Sinking 16.Close To Me 17. Let's Go To Bed 18. Six Different Ways 19. Three Imaginary Boys 20. Boys Don't Cry 21. Faith 22. Give Me It 23. 10.15 Saturday Night 24. Killing An Arab

Starring: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Boris Williams, Porl Thompson, Laurence Tolhurst ..
Directed by: Tim Pope
Release date: 1987-10-13

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