Best Science Fiction Movies of 1987



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


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


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


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

The Running Man

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: 1987-11-13

The Hidden

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.

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

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6.6/10 IMDB

In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.

Starring: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña, Michael Carmine, Dennis Boutsikaris, Tom Aldredge, Jane Hoffman, John DiSanti, John Pankow ..
Directed by: Matthew Robbins
Release date: 1987-12-18

Bad Taste

6.5/10 IMDB

A team from the intergalactic fast food chain Crumb's Crunchy Delights descends on Earth, planning to make human flesh the newest taste sensation. After they wipe out the New Zealand town Kaihoro, the country’s Astro-Investigation and Defense Service (AIaDS) is called in to deal with the problem. Things are complicated due to Giles, an aid worker who comes to Kaihoro the same day to collect change from the residents. He is captured by the aliens, and AIaDS stages a rescue mission that quickly becomes an all-out assault on the aliens’ headquarters.

Starring: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett, Peter Jackson, Doug Wren, Tony Hiles, Garry A. Brown, Ken Hammon, Michael Kane ..
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 1987-12-01

Amazon Women on the Moon

6.2/10 IMDB

Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered around a television station which features a 1950s-style sci-fi movie interspersed with a series of wild commercials, wacky shorts and weird specials, this lampoon of contemporary life and pop culture skewers some of the silliest spectacles ever created in the name of entertainment. A truly outrageous look at the best of the worst that television has to offer.

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Peter Horton, Monique Gabrielle, Steve Forrest, Griffin Dunne, Joey Travolta, Sybil Danning, Forrest J. Ackerman, Rosanna Arquette, Ed Begley Jr. ..
Directed by: Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton, John Landis, Robert K. Weiss
Release date: 1987-09-18

Cherry 2000

5.5/10 IMDB

When successful businessman Sam Treadwell finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Johnson to find her exact duplicate. But as their journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the treacherous and lawless region of 'The Zone', Treadwell learns the hard way that the perfect woman is made not of computer chips and diodes.

Starring: Melanie Griffith, David Andrews, Pamela Gidley, Ben Johnson, Marshall Bell, Harry Carey, Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Michael C. Gwynne, Brion James, Jeff Levine ..
Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt
Release date: 1987-11-10
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1987 : Star Tours

Star Tours

8.0/10 IMDB

Groups of visitors are taken on "Star Tours", a space tour bus set in the Star Wars universe. Thanks to an inexperienced and thoroughly incompetent robot pilot, what is billed as a leisurely tour to the Endor Moon becomes a wild ride as the tour gets caught up in a battle between the Empire and the rebels.

Starring: Kenny Baker, Niki Botelho, Brian Cummings, Anthony Daniels, Warwick Davis, Tommy Fitzgerald, Steve Gawley, Ira Keeler, Peter Mayhew, Dennis Muren ..
Directed by: Dennis Muren
Release date: 1987-01-09

The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones

6.5/10 IMDB

Elroy Jetson invents a time machine that takes him back to prehistoric times, where he meets the Flintstone family.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Don Messick, Henry Corden, Jon Bauman, Hamilton Camp, Julie McWhirter, George O'Hanlon, Penny Singleton, John Stephenson ..
Directed by: Don Lusk
Release date: 1987-01-01

Masters of the Universe

5.3/10 IMDB

The world of Eternia in the aftermath of Skeletor's war on Castle Grayskull, which he has won after seizing Grayskull and the surrounding city using a cosmic key developed by the locksmith Gwildor. The Sorceress is now Skeletor's prisoner and he begins to drain her life-force as he waits for the moon of Eternia to align with the Great Eye of the Universe that will bestow god-like power upon him.

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster, Billy Barty, Courteney Cox, Robert Duncan McNeill, Jon Cypher, Chelsea Field, James Tolkan, Christina Pickles ..
Directed by: Gary Goddard
Release date: 1987-08-07
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1987 : Transformers: The Rebirth

Transformers: The Rebirth

6.9/10 IMDB

Since his return as Autobot leader, Optimus Prime has had visions of an ominous event. Amassing all their forces, the Decepticons stage a final attack that leads to the planet Nebulos, where the inhabitants find a way to merge with both factions as Headmasters. The ensuing battle sees newly built Autobots and Decepticons face off in an epic battle that will decide the fate of Earth and Cybertron.

Starring: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Corey Burton, Richard Gautier, John Stephenson, David Mendenhall, Jack Angel, Susan Blu, Jered Barclay, Victor Caroli ..
Directed by: Jaeho Hong
Release date: 1987-11-09
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1987 : Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman

Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman

6.3/10 IMDB

Ten years after his retirement from the government, Colonel Steve Austin must again team up with Jaime Sommers to stop a terrorist group. Complicating matters for Austin are his estranged son Michael, who struggles for his father's acceptance as he graduates from flight school, and Jaime, who must cope with her and Steve's past. When Michael is severely injured in a crash, Steve must make the same decision about fitting him with bionics that he had to make with Jaime years ago after her accident.

Starring: Lindsay Wagner, Lee Majors, Tom Schanley, Martin E. Brooks, Richard Anderson, Lee Majors II, Martin Landau, Gary Lockwood, Will Bledsoe, Gary Blumsack ..
Directed by: Ray Austin
Release date: 1987-05-17

ALF’s Special Christmas

8.3/10 IMDB

The Tanners decide to spend Christmas in a cabin in the woods but ALF soon gets trapped in a box of toys going to a children's hospital.

Starring: Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory, Cleavon Little, Keri Houlihan, Paul Fusco, Glenn Withrow, Molly Hagan, Carl Franklin ..
Directed by: Burt Brinckerhoff
Release date: 1987-12-14

G.I. Joe: The Movie

7.0/10 IMDB

G.I. Joe faces a new enemy as an ancient society of snake people known as Cobra-La try to forcefully take back the earth from those who drove them underground eons ago.

Starring: Charlie Adler, Shuko Akune, Jack Angel, Michael Bell, Gregg Berger, Earl Boen, Arthur Burghardt, Corey Burton, William Callaway, François Chau ..
Directed by: Don Jurwich
Release date: 1987-08-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1987 : Star Trek: The Next Generation - Encounter at Farpoint

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Encounter at Farpoint

6.9/10 IMDB

On the maiden mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D), an omnipotent being known as Q challenges the crew to discover the secret of a mysterious base in an advanced and civilized fashion.

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Wil Wheaton, John de Lancie ..
Directed by: Corey Allen
Release date: 1987-09-26

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

3.7/10 IMDB

With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor, recently sprung from jail, is declaring war on the Man of Steel and his quest to save the planet. Using a strand of Superman's hair, Luthor synthesizes a powerful ally known as Nuclear Man and ignites an epic battle spanning Earth and space.

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Jon Cryer, Sam Wanamaker, Mariel Hemingway, Mark Pillow, Damian McLawhorn ..
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Release date: 1987-07-24

Real Men

6.0/10 IMDB

A womanizing CIA agent and an insecure insurance agent are paired together to make sure a deal goes through with aliens for the future of mankind.

Starring: Jim Belushi, John Ritter, Barbara Barrie, Mark Herrier, Bill Morey, Isa Jank, Dyanne Thorne, Suzee Slater, James Le Gros, Travis McKenna ..
Directed by: Dennis Feldman
Release date: 1987-09-25

Date With an Angel

5.6/10 IMDB

Aspiring composer Jim Sanders is engaged to spoiled rich girl Patty. But the morning after his bachelor party, Jim wakes up to discover a beautiful, broken-winged angel in his pool. When everyone finds out about his heavenly houseguest, Jim must cope with a dangerously jealous fiancée, an exploitive future father-in-law and a group of buddies with an outrageous business plan!

Starring: Michael E. Knight, Phoebe Cates, Emmanuelle Béart, David Dukes, Vinny Argiro, Bibi Besch ..
Directed by: Tom McLoughlin
Release date: 1987-11-20

Transformers: The Return Of Optimus Prime

8.1/10 IMDB

When Scientists discover Sun Spores, an alien plague that instills a hatred so overwhelming that anyone infected won't stop until everything in their path is destroyed. Soon, the scientists decide that it's time to rid the Earth of the Transformers and plan to use Optimus Prime's lifeless body to lure every Transformer to their lab and infect them with the Sun Spores. When the Sun Spores outbreak rages out of control, the universe's only hope is to revive Optimus Prime. But even if Optimus recovers, he and his Autobots will need to rely on Galvatron and the remnants of his Decepticons to help reclaim the Autobot Matrix of Leadership from an infected Rodimus Prime and use it to unleash a new Golden Age of Cybertron.

Starring: Peter Cullen, Dan Gilvezan, Aron Kincaid, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Andy Kim, Ray Lee
Release date: 1987-11-17
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1987 : The Caller

The Caller

6.0/10 IMDB

One night, an unusual stranger in need (Malcolm McDowell) asks a woman living alone in a house in the woods if he can use her phone. It soon becomes clear that they're playing a strange mind game and that there's something very wrong about the woods.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Madolyn Smith Osborne ..
Directed by: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Release date: 1987-05-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1987 : Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future: Future Force Training - Skill Level 1

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future: Future Force Training - Skill Level 1

6.7/10 IMDB

CAPTAIN POWER NEEDS YOU! Prepare for you flight training as one of the Soldiers of the Future! Captain Power himself will take all beginning pilots on a simulated flight mission aboard the PowerJet XT-7 - where you will learn special battle tactics and aerial maneuvers. WARNING: Lord Dread and his Bio Creads can strike at any time! In case of an unexpected attack, your service may be needed! (This tape was included in some editions of the XT-7 toy.)

Starring: Tim Dunigan, David Hemblen, Peter MacNeill ..
Directed by: Mario Philip Azzopardi
Release date: 1987-01-01

The Kindred

5.6/10 IMDB

Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mother's biggest fan. Together with some of John's friends they go to Amanda's house, but none are prepared for what they find there.

Starring: David Allen Brooks, Rod Steiger, Amanda Pays, Talia Balsam, Kim Hunter, Julia Montgomery, Timothy Gibbs, Peter Frechette, Bennet Guillory, Bunky Jones ..
Directed by: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow
Release date: 1987-01-09

Hello Again

5.2/10 IMDB

A suburban housewife chokes to death and is brought back to life by a spell cast by her wacky sister.

Starring: Shelley Long, Judith Ivey, Gabriel Byrne, Corbin Bernsen, Austin Pendleton, Sela Ward, Lynne Thigpen, Illeana Douglas, Kate McGregor-Stewart, Robert Lewis ..
Directed by: Frank Perry
Release date: 1987-11-06

Ultraman: The Adventure Begins

7.4/10 IMDB

The lives of three stunt pilots (Scott, Chuck, and Beth) are changed when they gain the ability to transform into three new Ultra-beings, and form the Ultra Force, to battle four giant Sorkin Monsters.

Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Chad Everett, Michael Lembeck, Charlie Adler, Ronnie Schell, William Callaway, Stacy Keach, Sr., Lorna Patterson, Allan Lurie, Ed Gilbert ..
Directed by: Mitsuo Kusakabe, Ray Patterson
Release date: 1987-10-12

The Price of Life

7.1/10 IMDB

The hours of your life as a currency you can buy or sell, trade or squander...

Starring: Diana Bellamy, Dustin Diamond, John Fleck, Willie Garson, Judy Geeson, Richard Green, Bob McCracken, Ebbe Roe Smith, Alison Sweeney, Fred Ward ..
Directed by: Stephen Tolkin
Release date: 1987-08-12
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1987 : Not Quite Human

Not Quite Human

6.0/10 IMDB

Dr. Jonas Carson, a scientist, invents Chip, an android teenager. Dr. Carson sends Chip to school with his daughter Becky to see whether an android could interact with others. But his former employer decides to try and make a profit by stealing the mechanical boy.

Starring: Jay Underwood, Alan Thicke, Robyn Lively, Joseph Bologna, Robert Harper, Kristy Swanson, Lili Haydn, Judy Starr, Brandon Douglas, Sasha Mitchell ..
Directed by: Steven Hilliard Stern
Release date: 1987-06-19
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1987 : Penn & Teller's Invisible Thread

Penn & Teller's Invisible Thread

7.5/10 IMDB

Penn Jillette and Teller are called upon to display their unique brand of humor to save civilization from strange extraterrestrial beings who have invaded Earth and who, disgruntled and bored with the mundane nature of human life, threaten to blow up the planet unless someone gives them a good reason not to.

Starring: Penn Jillette, Teller, Donald Acree, Evan Handler, Donald Acree, Evan Handler, Geoff Ewing, Florence Stanley, James Randi, G. Gordon Liddy ..
Directed by: Bob Balaban
Release date: 1987-03-18


5.6/10 IMDB

History professor Scott McKenzie makes an anachronistic discovery in a photograph from the Old West and he is soon joined by beautiful time-traveler Georgia in a time-skipping adventure to stop her colleague from the future from erasing her from existence.

Starring: William Devane, Lauren Hutton, John Ratzenberger, Forrest Tucker, Klaus Kinski, Tracey Walter, James Avery, R. D. Call, Danny Pintauro, Gail Youngs ..
Directed by: Michael Schultz
Release date: 1987-03-10
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1987 : Steps


6.5/10 IMDB

A tourist group is shown the latest in Soviet virtual reality technology through the Potemkin.

Starring: Daniel Chapman, Chase Coleman, Reed Coleman, H. Roger Daisley, Drew Dix ..
Directed by: Zbigniew Rybczynski
Release date: 1987-01-02
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1987 : Creepy Classics

Creepy Classics

6.9/10 IMDB

A compilation of trailers for various horror and sci-fi films, narrated and hosted by Vincent Price.

Starring: Vincent Price ..
Directed by: Pamela Page
Release date: 1987-10-01

Steel Dawn

5.1/10 IMDB

In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, Anthony Zerbe, Christopher Neame, Brion James, Arnold Vosloo, John Fujioka, Marcel Van Heerden, James Whyle, Russel Savadier ..
Directed by: Lance Hool
Release date: 1987-11-06

Making Mr. Right

5.5/10 IMDB

A reclusive scientist builds a robot that looks exactly like him to go on a long term space mission. Since the scientist seems to lack all human emotion he is unable to program them into his android and an eccentric woman is hired to "educate" the robot on human behavior. In the end she falls in love... but is the robot or the Dr. Mr Right?

Starring: John Malkovich, Ann Magnuson, Glenne Headly, Ben Masters, Polly Bergen, Laurie Metcalf, Susan Berman, Christian Clemenson, Harsh Nayyar, Hart Bochner ..
Directed by: Susan Seidelman
Release date: 1987-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1987 : Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth

Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth

5.3/10 IMDB

After the first great concert for peace in space, Barbie and her band The Rockers are going to come back home. During the trip back to earth, on the space shuttle, they start to play a song ("Rockin Back"), few seconds later a "time warp" tunnel is forming in front of the Shuttle. Then they see there are a lot of clocks going backward inside the tunnel, at the end of that, the Shuttle lands on a strange airport. After the landing they meet Dr. Merrishaw (probably an astronomer engineer) and his daughter Kim, and learn they are in the year 1959, and then brings them around the city to have a look change. At the end, after a performance at Cape Canaveral, Dr. Merrishaw helps Barbie and the Rockers return to their time. Back in the present, they have a big concert, where Barbie is reunited with an adult Kim and introduced to her daughter Megan.

Starring: Sharon Lewis ..
Directed by: Bernard Deyriès
Release date: 1987-01-01

Friendship's Death

6.5/10 IMDB

A robot messenger is sent to earth to appeal to humans to live in peace. Originally designed to go to MIT, by mistake she ends up in Amman, Jordan during the Black September riots of 1970. Sullivan, a British journalist, comes to her aid when she is found wandering without papers following a bombing and grants her refuge in his hotel room. But there she tells him she is a robot, sent as a peace envoy from another planet. He is not sure whether to believe her story or not, but finds her unusual view of the world appealing. They examine the human condition in a series of incredibly insightful and entertaining conversations.

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Bill Paterson, Patrick Bauchau, Ruby Baker, Joumana Gill ..
Directed by: Peter Wollen
Release date: 1987-08-17

The Curse

5.1/10 IMDB

Nathan Hayes is a religious man trying to hold onto his farm and keep his family in line. A real estate developer is trying to buy most of the farm property in the area, including Mr. Hayes family farm, in the hope that the Tennesse Valley Authority will choose the town for the site of a new dam and recreational area. The night of a terrible storm, an unidentified, glowing object crashes on the Hayes farm and with it comes a horrible curse for the Hayes family and the members of the community.

Starring: Wil Wheaton, Claude Akins, Malcolm Danare, Cooper Huckabee, John Schneider, Amy Wheaton, Steve Carlisle, Kathleen Jordon Gregory, Hope North, Steve Davis ..
Directed by: David Keith
Release date: 1987-09-11
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1987 : Too Much

Too Much

5.2/10 IMDB

When Suzie and her parents take a visit to Japan her father's business partner, an inventor called Tetsuro decides to make Suzie a robot. The robot's name is 'Too Much' (or TM for short) and he and Suzie become the best of friends. But when the day comes for Suzie to return home she finds she's not allowed to take TM with her, so they run away together. However, they must watch out for a rival inventor of Tetsuro's is looking for them so that he can examine TM's programming. Will TM and Suzie manage to escape from his clutches and prove that love conquers all?

Starring: Bridgette Andersen, Masato Fukazama, Char Fontane ..
Directed by: Éric Rochat
Release date: 1987-06-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1987 : Stranded


5.3/10 IMDB

A young woman and her grandmother living in an isolated farmhouse are kidnapped by aliens.

Starring: Ione Skye, Maureen O'Sullivan, Joe Morton, Flea, Cameron Dye, Michael Greene, Gary Swanson, Harry Caesar, Kevin Haley, Nathan Le Grand ..
Directed by: Fleming B. Fuller
Release date: 1987-11-20

Vicious Lips

4.4/10 IMDB

Sometime in the distant future, a fledgling band gets an opportunity for a breakthrough, if they can make it in time to a faraway planet to perform in a very popular club.

Starring: Gina Calabrese, Dru-Anne Perry, Linda Kerridge, Shayne Farris, Anthony Kentz, Christian Andrews, Mary-Anne Graves, Jeff Yesko, Angela O'Neill, Steve Donmyer ..
Directed by: Albert Pyun
Release date: 1987-02-01

Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity

4.4/10 IMDB

Lovely and resourceful Daria and Tisa escape a space gulag only to crash land on a nearby world where a guy in tight pants named Zed is playing The Most Dangerous Game. Zed turns the girls and another guest loose in his jungle preserve to serve as the prey in a mad hunt. Armed only with knives and their wits, the girls must battle their way across the jungle to a hidden arms cache before Zed catches and kills them.

Starring: Elizabeth Kaitan, Cindy Beal, Don Scribner, Brinke Stevens, Carl Horner, Mike Cooper, Sheila White ..
Directed by: Ken Dixon
Release date: 1987-09-18


5.0/10 IMDB

A high school science teacher takes his students on a field trip to see a UFO sighting. What they didn't expect, was that it was a flying saucer that crashed a farm house, and an alien predator feeds on humans, killing each student one by one!

Starring: Al Baker, Katherine Hutson, John Bliss, Richard Taylor, Shelly Creel, Matthew Hixenbaugh, Jackie Shook, William Jerrick, Pamela Michaels, Bill Buckner ..
Directed by: Lawrence Thomas
Release date: 1987-01-01

The Time Guardian

4.2/10 IMDB

In the distant future, the human race nears extinction and a new race of beast-like creatures rule the earth. The few surviving people live in the City, a huge protected construction with the ability to travel in both space and time. The City travels back to our time to save humanity...

Starring: Tom Burlinson, Nikki Coghill, Dean Stockwell, Carrie Fisher, Peter Merrill, Tim Robertson, Jim Holt, Thye Liew Wan, Damon Sanders, Tom Karpanny ..
Directed by: Brian Hannant
Release date: 1987-12-03
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1987 : I.F.O. (Identified Flying Object)

I.F.O. (Identified Flying Object)

3.8/10 IMDB

A teenager discovers that a military project involving a surveillance helicopter that uses artificial intelligence is being housed at a neighborhood hangar, but that the device is developing a mind of its own.

Starring: Carey Shearer, Kim Kincaid, Paul Rugg, Marc Drotman, Anthony R. Lovett, Art Payton, Pat Munger, Kelly Zirbes, Peter Dobson, Thadd Turner ..
Directed by: Ulli Lommel
Release date: 1987-04-22


4.3/10 IMDB

A scientific group set out on a journey into space to find a magical creature. What they find is a killer computer on the ship they chartered.

Starring: Catherine Mary Stewart, Michael Praed, John Standing, Lisa Blount, Glenn Withrow, James Avery, Helene Udy, Annabel Brooks, Michael Des Barres ..
Directed by: Robert Collector
Release date: 1987-10-23

Deathrow Gameshow

5.0/10 IMDB

Chuck Toedan's the host of a gameshow featuring death row convicts competeing in life-or-death contests in hopes of cheating the executioner or, at the very least, winning some nice prizes for their next of kin. Not surprisingly, Chuck has made more than a few enemies, from outraged viewers trying to ban his show, to families of losing contestants looking for revenge. A hitman hired by one such family has shown up at Chuck's office, and he'll need to enlist the help of his most outspoken critic to keep from ending up like most of his contestants.

Starring: John McCafferty, Robyn Blythe, Beano, Darwyn Carson, Mark Lasky, Bill Whitehead, Kent Butler, Debra Lamb, Paul Farbman, David Martinson ..
Directed by: Mark Pirro
Release date: 1987-12-04


3.9/10 IMDB

Simon Watterman, a space archaeologist, discovers the "Munchies" in a cave in Peru. Cecil Watterman, Simon's evil twin brother and snack food entrepreneur, kidnaps the creature. What Cecil does not know is that the creature, when chopped up, regenerates into many new creatures and are they mean!

Starring: Nadine Van der Velde, Charlie Stratton, Harvey Korman, Alix Elias, Charlie Phillips, Robert Picardo, Wendy Schaal, Jon Stafford, Lori Birdsong, Paul Bartel ..
Directed by: Tina Hirsch
Release date: 1987-03-01

Nice Girls Don't Explode

5.6/10 IMDB

April has a problem. Whenever she gets anything like passionate with a guy all sorts of things seem to spontaneously combust. The only men she meets more then once are firefighters. Actually, it's Mom's way of trying to keep her little girl to herself, but new boyfriend Andy is having none of such nonsense. So the heat's on. Unfortunately it's Fluffy the cat who keeps getting caught in the middle.

Starring: Barbara Harris, Michelle Meyrink, William O'Leary, Wallace Shawn, James Nardini, Irwin Keyes, William Kuhlke, Holmes Osborne, Peggy Freisen, Belinda Wells ..
Directed by: Chuck Martinez
Release date: 1987-02-01


4.0/10 IMDB

The year is 1998, six years after the nuke wars reduced the world to rubble and a few bands of wandering survivors. One of these groups stumbles into an abandoned government research facility, where they were working on making the body capable of creating its own amino acids, thus obviating the need for food. They are then attacked by one of the leftover experiments and begin experiencing an attrition problem.

Starring: Linnea Quigley, Ken Abraham, Michael Aranda, Ashlyn Gere, Richard L. Hawkins, Joi Wilson ..
Directed by: David DeCoteau
Release date: 1987-10-02

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