Best Thriller Movies of 1987

1.

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 GarcĂ­a, Robert De Niro, Richard Bradford, Jack Kehoe, Brad Sullivan, Billy Drago, Patricia Clarkson ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1987-06-03
2.

Predator

6.2
7.8/10 IMDB

Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.

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
3.

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
4.

RoboCop

6.0
7.5/10 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
5.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

5.4
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
6.

Fatal Attraction

5.1
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: 1987-01-15
7.

Escape from Sobibor

4.5
7.4/10 IMDB

The true story of WWII's notorious Sobibor Nazi death camp, where a courageous inmate orchestrates and leads the escape of over 300 prisoners.

Starring: Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula, Rutger Hauer, Hartmut Becker, Jack Shepherd, Kurt Raab, Ullrich Haupt, Emil Wolk, Simon Gregor, Linal Haft ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1987-04-12
8.

Suspect

4.3
6.6/10 IMDB

When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, she begins to believe that Anderson may actually be innocent. Juror Eddie Sanger (Dennis Quaid), a Washington lobbyist, agrees, and together the pair begins their own investigation of events.

Starring: Cher, Dennis Quaid, Liam Neeson, John Mahoney, Joe Mantegna, Philip Bosco, E. Katherine Kerr, Fred Melamed, Lisbeth Bartlett, Michael Beach ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1987-10-23
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9.

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
10.

Black Widow

4.0
6.3/10 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

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