Best War Movies of 1987


Hamburger Hill

6.7/10 IMDB

The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their country, their fellow soldiers and their lives. War is hell, but this is worse. Hamburger Hill tells it the way it was, the way it really was. It's a raw, gritty and totally unrelenting dramatic depiction of one of the fiercest battles of America's bloodiest war. This happened. Hamburger Hill - war at its worst, men at their best.

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan, Dylan McDermott, Don James, Steven Weber, Courtney B. Vance, Michael A. Nickles, Harry O'Reilly ..
Directed by: John Irvin
Release date: 1987-08-07
Best War Movies of 1987 : Heartbeat


6.9/10 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 War Movies of 1987 : Phantom Soldiers

Phantom Soldiers

5.4/10 IMDB

Texas Ranger Daniel Custer leaves for Vietnam to find his brother Michael, a Green Beret Lieutenant who has been reported missing in action. Michael's squad was searching for a mysterious group of 'phantom soldiers' that had been using US-made arms for massacring villages and killing unarmed civilians. Daniel goes out on his own into the jungles of Vietnam to find his brother and stop these killers.

Starring: Max Thayer, Corwin Sperry, Jim Gaines, David Light, Mike Monty, Jack Yates, Richard King ..
Directed by: Teddy Chiu
Release date: 1987-01-01
Best War Movies of 1987 : Wartime


5.1/10 IMDB

While on a seemingly routine delivery run for the Brigadier, Benton finds himself close to his childhood home, where ghosts from his past have never rested easily… Trapped in a nightmare world where past and present are one, will he be lost forever or can he fight his way back to reality, where he is desperately needed?

Starring: John Levene, Michael Wisher, Mary Greenhalgh, Peter Greenhalgh, Steven Stanley, Peter Noad, Paul Flanagan, Nicholas Briggs, Nicholas Courtney ..
Directed by: Keith Barnfather
Release date: 1987-01-01
Best War Movies of 1987 : Sõda


7.0/10 IMDB

A bat lives happily in an old mill until the crows invade, then the rats...

Directed by: Riho Unt, Hardi Volmer
Release date: 1987-12-09

Prisoners of Propaganda

0.0/10 IMDB

In 1943, the Imperial Japanese Secret Service made a film called Calling Australia! to show the "exemplary conditions" under which prisoners of war were kept, and to "soften up" the Australian public for the anticipated occupation of their country by Japanese forces. Prisoners of Propaganda tells why the film was made, and how it came to be forgotten.

Starring: Alistair Duncan ..
Directed by: Graham Shirley
Release date: 1987-12-01
Best War Movies of 1987 : Vietnam


7.7/10 IMDB

A young woman becomes an anti war activist when she sees what is happening in Vietnam after the Australians got involved.

Starring: Barry Otto, Nicole Kidman, Nicholas Eadie, Veronica Lang, John Polson, Grace Parr, Pauline Chan, Mark Lee, Warren Coleman, Jim Holt ..
Directed by: John Duigan, Chris Noonan
Release date: 1987-02-23

Good Morning, Vietnam

7.3/10 IMDB

Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take on the war. While Dickerson attempts to censor Cronauer's broadcasts, Cronauer pursues a relationship with a Vietnamese girl named Trinh, who shows him the horrors of war first-hand.

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana, Bruno Kirby, Robert Wuhl, J.T. Walsh, Noble Willingham, Richard Edson, Juney Smith ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 1987-12-23
Best War Movies of 1987 : Deadline


5.3/10 IMDB

An American journalist is set up and fed false information after the Lebanon war.

Starring: Christopher Walken, Hywel Bennett, Marita Marschall ..
Directed by: Nathaniel Gutman
Release date: 1987-07-02

Hope and Glory

7.3/10 IMDB

Director John Boorman drew from his own childhood experiences for this coming-of-age tale about a boy growing up in and around London during World War II. For young Billy Rowan, the nightly bombings provide a frightening show, but they include opportunities to rummage through the rubble with friends in the mornings. As Billy plays, his family struggles to remain intact as they suffer through the anguish and losses of wartime.

Starring: Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Geraldine Muir, Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Sammi Davis, Derrick O'Connor, Susan Wooldridge, Jean-Marc Barr, Ian Bannen, Annie Leon ..
Directed by: John Boorman
Release date: 1987-08-01

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