Best Mystery Movies of 1987

1.

Angel Heart

5.3
7.3/10 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
2.

House of Games

5.2
7.3/10 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
Best Mystery Movies of 1987 : The Sign of Four
3.

The Sign of Four

4.1
8.1/10 IMDB

Mary Morstan has received a pearl in the post every year since her father's disappearance; this leads Holmes and Watson to the truth about a secret pact between four convicts during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Jenny Seagrove, Ronald Lacey, John Thaw, Emrys James, Alf Joint, Kiran Shah, Terence Skelton, Rosalie Williams ..
Directed by: Peter Hammond
Release date: 1987-03-07
4.

Black Widow

4.0
6.4/10 IMDB

Federal agent Alexandra Barnes believes that Catherine Petersen is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can't prove anything with conventional detective work. With no other option, she goes undercover, pursuing the same man as Catherine, and hoping that Catherine will slip up and reveal her true identity.

Starring: Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey, Dennis Hopper, Nicol Williamson, Terry O'Quinn, James Hong, Diane Ladd, D.W. Moffett, Lois Smith ..
Directed by: Bob Rafelson
Release date: 1987-02-06
5.

Flowers in the Attic

3.9
5.7/10 IMDB

After the death of her husband, a mother takes her kids off to live with their grandparents in a huge, decrepit old mansion. However, the kids are kept hidden in a room just below the attic, visited only by their mother who becomes less and less concerned about them and their failing health, and more concerned about herself and the inheritence she plans to win back from her dying father.

Starring: Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson, Jeb Stuart Adams, Ben Ryan Ganger, Lindsay Parker, Nathan Davis, Gus Peters, Bruce Neckels, Marshall Colt ..
Directed by: Jeffrey Bloom
Release date: 1987-11-20
6.

Miss Marple: Nemesis

3.7
7.8/10 IMDB

Miss Marple receives a most interesting request from Mr. Jason Rafiel, with whom she'd struck an acquaintance some years before. He would like her to solve a crime but, does not tell her what it might be, who might have been involved or where it might have occurred. In fact, he can't be sure that a crime was committed at all. The only information she gets is a booking on a tour of stately homes and gardens so, along with her nephew and godson Lionel, she sets off to see what she can learn. When they reach the village of Abbey Ducis, it begins to make sense. Not only did Mr. Rafiel live in the area it is also where his son Michael was accused, though never convicted, of murdering his fiancée, Verity Hunt. Father and son were long estranged but Michael lives rough and has so ever since. There is also the apparent coincidence that another young woman, Nora Brent, went missing at the same time as Verity and was last being seen in Michael Rafiel's car...

Release date: 1987-02-08
7.

The Bedroom Window

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Baltimore, Maryland. Sylvia sees a girl being attacked from her lover Terry's bedroom window. The assailant flees and his victim is saved. But that same night another girl is found murdered.

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Elizabeth McGovern, Isabelle Huppert, Paul Shenar, Carl Lumbly, Wallace Shawn, Frederick Coffin, Brad Greenquist, Robert Schenkkan, Maury Chaykin ..
Directed by: Curtis Hanson
Release date: 1987-01-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1987 : Mio in the Land of Faraway
8.

Mio in the Land of Faraway

3.5
6.4/10 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 Mystery Movies of 1987 : Dead of Winter
9.

Dead of Winter

3.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.

Starring: Mary Steenburgen, Roddy McDowall, Jan Rubeš, William Russ, Ken Pogue, Wayne Robson, Mark Malone, Michael Copeman, Sam Malkin, Pamela Moller ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1987-02-06
Best Mystery Movies of 1987 : The Believers
10.

The Believers

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Mourning the accidental death of his wife and having just moved to New York with his young son, laconic police psychologist Cal Jamison is reluctantly drawn into a series of grisly, ritualistic murders involving the immolation of two youths.

Starring: Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Harley Cross, Robert Loggia, Elizabeth Wilson, Harris Yulin, Lee Richardson, Richard Masur, Carla Pinza, Jimmy Smits ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1987-06-09

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