Best Thriller Movies of 1987

1.

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
2.

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
3.

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
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

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
8.

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
9.

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
10.

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
11.

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
12.

Suspect

4.8
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
13.

The Stepfather

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A seemingly mild mannered man -- who has just murdered his entire family -- quickly adopts a new identity and leaves town. After building a new relationship with a widow and her teenage daughter, he struggles to hide his true identity and maintain a grip on reality.

Starring: Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack, Charles Lanyer, Stephen Shellen, Stephen E. Miller, Robyn Stevan, Jeff Schultz, Lindsay Bourne, Anna Hagan ..
Directed by: Joseph Ruben
Release date: 1987-01-22
14.

The Fourth Protocol

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Led by Kim Philby, Plan Aurora is a plan that breaches the top-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a nuclear bomb, whilst an MI5 agent attempts to prevent it's detonation.

Starring: Julian Glover, Ian Richardson, Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Ray McAnally, Ned Beatty, Joanna Cassidy, Michael Gough, Anton Rodgers, Caroline Blakiston ..
Directed by: John Mackenzie
Release date: 1987-02-24
15.

Escape from Sobibor

4.5
7.3/10 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
16.

Someone to Watch Over Me

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Claire Gregory, an upper class New York personality, witnesses a murder in a luxurious nightclub. Detective Mike Keegan, recently promoted, is assigned to protect her.

Starring: Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers, Lorraine Bracco, Jerry Orbach, John Rubinstein, Andreas Katsulas, Tony DiBenedetto, James E. Moriarty, Mark Moses, Daniel Hugh Kelly ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 1987-10-09
17.

Flowers in the Attic

4.4
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
18.

Black Widow

4.1
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
19.

Masters of the Universe

4.0
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 Thriller Movies of 1987 : The Sign of Four
20.

The Sign of Four

4.0
7.9/10 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
21.

Extreme Prejudice

3.9
6.6/10 IMDB

A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin - they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries...

Starring: Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Michael Ironside, María Conchita Alonso, Rip Torn, Clancy Brown, William Forsythe, Matt Mulhern, Larry B. Scott, Dan Tullis Jr. ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1987-04-24
Best Thriller Movies of 1987 : The Believers
22.

The Believers

3.9
6.0/10 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
23.

Death Wish 4: The Crackdown

3.6
5.4/10 IMDB

After the death of his girlfriend's daughter from a drug overdose, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) takes on the local drug cartel.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz, John P. Ryan, Perry Lopez, George Dickerson, Soon-Tek Oh, Dana Barron, Jesse Dabson, Peter Sherayko, James Purcell ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1987-06-11
24.

The Bedroom Window

3.6
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 Thriller Movies of 1987 : G.I. Joe: The Movie
25.

G.I. Joe: The Movie

3.5
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
26.

Best Seller

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and evidence, while strong forces use any means they can to keep the story untold.

Starring: James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Victoria Tennant, Allison Balson, Paul Shenar, George Coe, Anne Pitoniak, Mary Carver, Kathleen Lloyd, Sully Boyar ..
Directed by: John Flynn
Release date: 1987-09-25
Best Thriller Movies of 1987 : Dead of Winter
27.

Dead of Winter

3.4
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
28.

Rampage

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Liberal district attorney decides to seek the death penalty for a man who slaughtered a family at Christmastime, then drank their blood. He escapes, though, and starts killing again.

Starring: Michael Biehn, Alex McArthur, Nicholas Campbell, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, John Harkins, Art LaFleur, Billy Green Bush, Royce D. Applegate, Grace Zabriskie, Carlos Palomino ..
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 1987-09-01
29.

No Man's Land

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A rookie cop goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of car thieves led by smooth and charming Ted. The rookie becomes too involved and starts to enjoy the thrill and lifestyle of the game, and becomes romanticly involved with the leaders sister.

Starring: Charlie Sheen, D.B. Sweeney, Lara Harris, Randy Quaid, Bill Duke, R. D. Call, Arlen Dean Snyder, M. Emmet Walsh, Al Shannon, Bernie Pock ..
Directed by: Peter Werner
Release date: 1987-10-23
30.

A Prayer for the Dying

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Jack Higgins' straightforward thriller about a guilt-ridden IRA bomber forced into "one last job"

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Bob Hoskins, Alan Bates, Sammi Davis, Christopher Fulford, Liam Neeson, Leonard Termo, Camille Coduri, Maurice O'Connell, Alison Doody ..
Directed by: Mike Hodges
Release date: 1987-09-11
31.

Five Corners

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Tim Robbins, Todd Graff, John Turturro, Michael R. Howard, Pierre Epstein, Jery Hewitt, Rodney Harvey, Daniel H. Jenkins, Elizabeth Berridge ..
Directed by: Tony Bill
Release date: 1987-09-11
Best Thriller Movies of 1987 : Storm
32.

Storm

3.3
5.3/10 IMDB

Two college students on a survival weekend in the wilderness cross paths with three desperate killers in what turns into a fight for life.

Starring: David Palffy, Stan Kane, Thom Schioler, Harry Freedman, Lawrence Elion, Stacy Christensen, Don Shank ..
Directed by: David Winning
Release date: 1987-11-27
Best Thriller Movies of 1987 : Street Smart
33.

Street Smart

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

A New York journalist lies when his fake story about a pimp describes a real pimp up for murder.

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Kathy Baker, Mimi Rogers, Morgan Freeman, Andre Gregory, Jay Patterson, Anna Maria Horsford, Frederick Rolf, Erik King, Michael J. Reynolds ..
Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg
Release date: 1987-03-20
Best Thriller Movies of 1987 : The Caller
34.

The Caller

3.2
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
35.

Bellman and True

3.2
6.7/10 IMDB

Hiller, a computer expert, was bribed by group of bank robbers to obtain details of the security system at a newly-built bank. Having obtained the information, he thought he'd seen the last of the robbers. But now they've traced him and his son to London. They hold the son hostage and force Hiller to decode the information about the alarm and then to take part in the robbery.

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derek Newark, Richard Hope, Ken Bones, Frances Tomelty, Kieran O'Brien, John Kavanagh, Arthur Whybrow, Peter Howell, Jim Dowdall ..
Directed by: Richard Loncraine
Release date: 1987-11-12
Best Thriller Movies of 1987 : Hiding Out
36.

Hiding Out

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. Andrew Morenski must become Max Hauser and go back to high school for protection from the mob.

Starring: Jon Cryer, Keith Coogan, Annabeth Gish, Tim Quill, John Spencer, Joy Behar, Oliver Cotton, Gretchen Cryer, Anne Pitoniak, Jack Gilpin ..
Directed by: Bob Giraldi
Release date: 1987-11-06
37.

Malone

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Erstwhile C.I.A. assassin Richard Malone hopes for a tranquil retirement in the placid Pacific Northwest, but what he gets is a rumble with a right-wing extremist plotting a secret revolution. Adapted from the novel "Shotgun," by William Wingate.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Cliff Robertson, Kenneth McMillan, Cynthia Gibb, Scott Wilson, Lauren Hutton, Dennis Burkley, Tracey Walter, Alex Diakun, Philip Anglim ..
Directed by: Harley Cokeliss
Release date: 1987-05-01
38.

Wanted: Dead or Alive

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Nick Randall is a Los Angeles-based bounty hunter and an ex-CIA operative who is asked by a former co-worker to help track down terrorist Malak Al Rahim. However, Malak Al Rahim is also looking for Randall, and Randall's employers tell him where to find him. This results in the death of his best friend, Sgt. Danny Quintz, and his girlfriend, Terry, eventually forcing a showdown on the waterfront.

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Gene Simmons, Eli Danker, Nick Faltas, Dennis Burkley, Mel Harris, Hugh Gillin, Robert Guillaume, Jerry Hardin, Robert Harper ..
Directed by: Gary Sherman
Release date: 1987-01-16
39.

White of the Eye

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

In a wealthy and isolated desert community, a sound expert is targeted as the prime suspect of a series of brutal murders of local suburban housewives who were attacked and mutilated in their homes. As he desperately tries to prove his innocence, his wife starts to uncover startling truths...

Starring: David Keith, Cathy Moriarty, Alan Rosenberg, Art Evans, Michael Greene, Danielle Smith, Alberta Watson, William G. Schilling, David Chow, Marc Hayashi ..
Directed by: Donald Cammell
Release date: 1987-06-19
Best Thriller Movies of 1987 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit
40.

Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Jordan White, a publisher friend of Perry, is called to a hotel where a guest, famous horror writer David Hall, has cleared out the hotel for a weekend and has called his "friends" - an actress, a fortune-teller, David's private assistant and the two remaining staff at the hotel to discuss business. They have come to the hotel as all of them are going to sue David over his new book - "The Resort" which characters are obviously based on Jordan and the guests. A practical joker, David plays tricks on them until he is thrown from the high tower of the hotel where Susan Warrenfield, the manager and owner of the hotel sees the fall and then Jordan at the tower causing the police to arrest Jordan. While Perry and Della try to solve the main mystery, Paul tries to find out who is trying to scare Susan away from the hotel. Could it really be a ghost or a more earthy visitor?

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt, Robert Stack, Kim Delaney, Dwight Schultz, Leigh Taylor-Young, Dennis Lipscomb, Jack Bannon, Matthew Faison ..
Directed by: Richard Lang
Release date: 1987-05-24
41.

Man on Fire

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Creasy, a traumatized ex-CIA agent, gets a job as a bodyguard for Samantha, the twelve-year-old daughter of a wealthy Italian family living in a swanky villa on the shores of Lake Como.

Starring: Scott Glenn, Jade Malle, Joe Pesci, Brooke Adams, Jonathan Pryce, Paul Shenar, Danny Aiello, Laura Morante, Giancarlo Prati, Inigo Lezzi ..
Directed by: Élie Chouraqui
Release date: 1987-09-04
Best Thriller Movies of 1987 : Pack of Lies
42.

Pack of Lies

3.1
6.9/10 IMDB

A couple learns that their friendly neighbours might be Russian spies.

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Teri Garr, Alan Bates, Sammi Davis, Clive Swift, Daniel Benzali, Ronald Haines, Peter Schofield, David Corti, Margot Leicester ..
Directed by: Anthony Page
Release date: 1987-04-26
Best Thriller Movies of 1987 : Eye of the Eagle
43.

Eye of the Eagle

3.1
4.3/10 IMDB

"The Lost Command," a bunch of notorious renegades, terrorize South Vietnam, forcing Sgt. Zack Skinner, HQ's best man to hunt down the Command to stop its killing spree.

Starring: Brett Baxter Clark, Cec Verrell, Robert Patrick, William Steis, Ed Crick, Vic Diaz, Henry Strzalkowski, Rey Malonzo, Mel Davidson, David Light ..
Directed by: Cirio H. Santiago
Release date: 1987-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1987 : Still Crazy Like a Fox
44.

Still Crazy Like a Fox

3.1
6.4/10 IMDB

Jack Warden is back as quirky detective Harry Fox, who becomes a suspect in a murder case while on holiday in England.

Starring: Jack Warden, Graham Chapman, Michael Jayston, John Rubinstein, Penny Peyser, Robby Kiger, James Faulkner, Rosemary Leach, Catherine Oxenberg, Colin Stinton ..
Directed by: Paul Krasny
Release date: 1987-04-05
Best Thriller Movies of 1987 : Looking for Eileen
45.

Looking for Eileen

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

After his wife Marjan has died in a car crash, Philip de Wit becomes a total wreck. Only after months does he return to a more or less normal life and even then he only works in his wife's bookstore. A year later Eileen walks in the store, a girl from Northern Ireland with her baby in her arms. When Philip sees her, he's dumbfounded, for she's the spitting image of his dead wife. Obsessed with her, he goes and tries to find her again, but he soon finds out that he's not the only one who's looking for Eileen.

Starring: Thom Hoffman, Lysette Anthony, Marijke Veugelers, John van Dreelen, Kenneth Herdigein, Hans Kemna, John Landwehr, Maan Leo, Simon Vinkenoog, Monique Klemann ..
Directed by: Rudolf van den Berg
Release date: 1987-09-24
46.

Siesta

3.0
5.5/10 IMDB

Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't sure, and now she's wandering the Spanish streets without money or a clear memory.

Starring: Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Isabella Rossellini, Martin Sheen, Grace Jones, Jodie Foster, Alexei Sayle, Anastassia Stakis, Susana Béquer ..
Directed by: Mary Lambert
Release date: 1987-11-11
47.

The Sicilian

3.0
5.4/10 IMDB

Egocentric bandit Salvatore Giuliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp, Joss Ackland, John Turturro, Richard Bauer, Barbara Sukowa, Giulia Boschi, Danilo Mattei, Claudio Collovà, Michael Wincott ..
Directed by: Michael Cimino
Release date: 1987-10-07
Best Thriller Movies of 1987 : Venus Flytrap
48.

Venus Flytrap

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

Three street punks--Turk, his girlfriend BB., and his sidekick Wimp--observe two young affluent kids, Ginger and Danny, shoplifting from a record store. On a lark, the street kids invite themselves along to a party at the home of the yuppies' friends, Rod and Arlene. There the party games turn from strip darts to Russian roulette.

Starring: Steve Malis, Kimberley Kates, Michael Capellupo, Deirdre West, Kevin M. Glover, Darlene Hartwell, Garth Shaw, Henry Harris ..
Directed by: T. Michael
Release date: 1987-02-09
Best Thriller Movies of 1987 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel
49.

Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Perry is sueing a gutter trash newspaper that is running a story about a love affair between him and Della. The editor also has "dirt" files on an Army General, his banker and other "clients". All of them make little-concealed verbal threats to him at a party but the person that hated him most is a female reporter who the editor had just fired from the paper for attempting to write a serious story. She threatens him and soon after the editor is found, floating in his pool, shot. The reporter is arrested for the crime and Perry, who has a personal stake in this matter, with the aid of Della and Paul set out to solve the mystery. But the other suspects just want the case over with and will go to any lengths to protect their pasts and their secrets

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt, Dan Kopper, Robert Guillaume, Morgan Brittany, Eugene Butler, René Enríquez, George Grizzard, Wings Hauser ..
Directed by: Christian I. Nyby II
Release date: 1987-11-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1987 : The Killing Time
50.

The Killing Time

3.0
5.3/10 IMDB

After a psychopath murders a man who was on his way to a job as a deputy sheriff in a small California town, he assumes the deputy's identity and arrives in town to start his new 'job'. What he doesn't know is that the recently appointed sheriff and his mistress are plotting to murder her evil husband—and blame it on the new deputy.

Starring: Beau Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Camelia Kath, Janet Carroll, Joe Don Baker, Michael Madsen, Wayne Rogers, Shiri Appleby ..
Directed by: Rick King
Release date: 1987-10-23

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