The Top 100 Movies of 1987

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Predator 1987, 107 min.

John McTiernan     Starring: Carl WeathersBill DukeJesse Ventura

Action    Alien Invasion Films    Horror

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Raising Arizona 1987, 94 min.

Ethan & Joel Coen     Starring: Nicolas CageHolly HunterTrey Wilson

Comedy    Crime Comedy    Crime

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Lethal Weapon 1987, 117 min.

Richard Donner     Starring: Mel GibsonDanny GloverGary Busey

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Near Dark 1987, 94 min.

Kathryn Bigelow     Starring: Adrian PasdarJenny WrightLance Henriksen

Chase Movie    Horror    Hybrid Western

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RoboCop 1987, 103 min.

Paul Verhoeven     Starring: Peter WellerNancy AllenDan O'Herlihy

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Broadcast News 1987, 133 min.

James L. Brooks     Starring: William HurtJoan CusackAlbert Brooks

Comedy Drama    Media Satire    Romance

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Radio Days 1987, 88 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Danny AielloSeth GreenDianne Wiest

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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Wall Street 1987, 125 min.

Oliver Stone     Starring: Michael DouglasDaryl HannahSylvia Miles

Drama    Urban Drama

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Angel Heart 1987, 113 min.

Alan Parker     Starring: Mickey RourkeRobert De NiroLisa Bonet

Detective Film    Horror    Mystery

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Moonstruck 1987, 102 min.

Norman Jewison     Starring: CherNicolas CageVincent Gardenia

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Romance

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Roxanne 1987, 107 min.

Fred Schepisi     Starring: Steve MartinDaryl HannahRick Rossovich

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Innerspace 1987, 120 min.

Joe Dante     Starring: Dennis QuaidMartin ShortMeg Ryan

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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Matewan 1987, 135 min.

John Sayles     Starring: Bob GuntonJames Earl JonesKevin Tighe

Americana    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Dirty Dancing 1987, 100 min.

Emile Ardolino     Starring: Jennifer GreyJane BruckerCynthia Rhodes

Coming-of-Age    Dance Film    Drama

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Barfly 1987, 100 min.

Barbet Schroeder     Starring: Mickey RourkeFaye DunawayAlice Krige

Addiction Drama    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Can't Buy Me Love 1987, 94 min.

Steve Rash     Starring: Tina CasparyDarcy de MossAmi Dolenz

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Three O'Clock High 1987, 97 min.

Phil Joanou     Starring: Casey SiemaszkoAnnie RyanRichard Tyson

Comedy    Farce    Teen Movie

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The Secret of My Success 1987, 111 min.

Herbert Ross     Starring: Michael J. FoxHelen SlaterJohn Pankow

Comedy    Farce    Urban Comedy

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Stakeout 1987, 117 min.

John Badham     Starring: Richard DreyfussAidan QuinnDan Lauria

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Police Comedy

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Summer School 1987, 97 min.

Carl Reiner     Starring: Mark HarmonKirstie AlleyRobin Thomas

Comedy    Teen Movie

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Dragnet 1987, 106 min.

Tom Mankiewicz     Starring: Dan AykroydTom HanksChristopher Plummer

Based-on-Television    Comedy    Crime

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Hamburger Hill 1987, 112 min.

John Irvin     Starring: Anthony BarrileMichael BoatmanDon Cheadle

War    War Drama    Combat Films

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A Better Tomorrow II 1987, 105 min.

John Woo     Starring: Chow Yun-FatLeslie CheungDean Shek

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Three Men and a Baby 1987, 102 min.

Leonard Nimoy     Starring: Tom SelleckSteve GuttenbergTed Danson

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Farce

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Jackie Chan's Project A2 1987, 101 min.

Jackie Chan     Starring: David LamRosamund KwanCarina Lau

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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Blind Date 1987, 95 min.

Blake Edwards     Starring: Kim BasingerBruce WillisJohn Larroquette

Comedy    Farce    Romance

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A Chinese Ghost Story 1987, 98 min.

Siu-Tung Ching     Starring: Leslie CheungJoey WangMa Wu

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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Ironweed 1987, 143 min.

Hector Babenco     Starring: Jack NicholsonMeryl StreepCarroll Baker

Addiction Drama    Drama    Period Film

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G.I. Joe: The Movie 1987, 93 min.

Don Jurwich     Starring: Charles AdlerShuko AkuneJack Angel

Action    Adventure    Animation

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Mannequin 1987, 90 min.

Michael Gottlieb     Starring: Andrew McCarthyKim CattrallG.W. Bailey

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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Suspect 1987, 121 min.

Peter Yates     Starring: CherLiam NeesonJohn Mahoney

Mystery    Courtroom Drama    Drama

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Baby Boom 1987, 110 min.

Charles Shyer     Starring: James SpaderPat HingleSam Shepard

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Domestic Comedy

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The Dead 1987, 85 min.

John Huston     Starring: Anjelica HustonDonal McCannDara Clarke

Drama    Marriage Drama    Period Film

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Wings of Honneamise 1987, 121 min.

Hiroyuki Yamaga     Starring: Masahiro AnzaiLeo MorimotoChikao Otsuka

Action    Animation    Anime

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Cobra Verde 1987, 111 min.

Werner Herzog     Starring: Klaus KinskiKing AmpawJose Lewgoy

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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