The Top 100 Movies of 1987

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1

The Princess Bride

1987    Rob Reiner    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

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Full Metal Jacket

1987    Stanley Kubrick    Rated R

Anti-War Film    Combat Films    Drama

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The Untouchables

1987    Brian De Palma    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Gangster Film

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Predator

1987    John McTiernan    Rated R

Action    Alien Invasion Films    Horror

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Wings of Desire

1987    Wim Wenders    Rated PG13

Fantasy    Foreign Language Film    Romance

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Evil Dead II

1987    Sam Raimi    Rated R

Black Comedy    Haunted House Film    Horror

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Raising Arizona

1987    Ethan & Joel Coen    Rated PG13

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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Lethal Weapon

1987    Richard Donner    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Spaceballs

1987    Mel Brooks    Rated PG

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Cyborg / Android / Robot

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles

1987    John Hughes    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Holiday Film

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Near Dark

1987    Kathryn Bigelow    Rated R

Chase Movie    Horror    Hybrid Western

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12

Withnail & I

1987    Bruce Robinson    Rated R

Black Comedy    Buddy Film    Comedy

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Broadcast News

1987    James L. Brooks    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Media Satire    Romance

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14

Au Revoir Les Enfants

1987    Louis Malle    Not Rated

Childhood Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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The Lost Boys

1987    Joel Schumacher    Rated R

Horror    Horror Comedy    Monster Film

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RoboCop

1987    Paul Verhoeven    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Empire of the Sun

1987    Steven Spielberg    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Childhood Drama    Drama

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House of Games

1987    David Mamet    Rated R

Con Artist / Hustler    Crime    Crime Thriller

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The Monster Squad

1987    Fred Dekker    Rated PG13

Comedy    Family-Oriented Fantasy    Fantasy

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Radio Days

1987    Woody Allen    Rated PG

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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The Last Emperor

1987    Bernardo Bertolucci    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Epic

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Wall Street

1987    Oliver Stone    Rated R

Drama    Urban Drama

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Prince of Darkness

1987    John Carpenter    Rated R

Apocalyptic Film    Horror    Religious Horror

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The Running Man

1987    Paul Michael Glaser    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Chase Movie

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Good Morning, Vietnam

1987    Barry Levinson    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Military Comedy

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Angel Heart

1987    Alan Parker    Rated R

Detective Film    Horror    Mystery

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Hellraiser

1987    Clive Barker    Rated R

Body Horror    Horror    Religious Horror

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Moonstruck

1987    Norman Jewison    Rated PG

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Romance

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Roxanne

1987    Fred Schepisi    Rated PG

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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30

The Hidden

1987    Jack Sholder    Rated R

Action    Alien Invasion Films    Chase Movie

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31

Innerspace

1987    Joe Dante    Rated PG

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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32

Some Kind of Wonderful

1987    Howard Deutch    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Teen Movie    Coming-of-Age

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No Way Out

1987    Roger Donaldson    Rated R

Political Thriller    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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Adventures in Babysitting

1987    Chris Columbus    Rated PG13

Comedy    Teen Movie

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Babette's Feast

1987    Gabriel Axel    Rated G

Drama    Family Drama    Foreign Language Film

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37

Fatal Attraction

1987    Adrian Lyne    Rated R

Erotic Thriller    Femme Fatale    Psychological Thriller

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38

Eddie Murphy: Raw

1987    Robert Townsend    Rated R

Comedy    Stand-up Comedy    Concert Film

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39

Beverly Hills Cop II

1987    Tony Scott    Not Rated

Action    Comedy    Action Comedy

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The Living Daylights

1987    John Glen    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Glamorized Spy Film

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41

Barfly

1987    Barbet Schroeder    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Matewan

1987    John Sayles    Rated PG13

Americana    Drama    Ensemble Film

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43

Dirty Dancing

1987    Emile Ardolino    Rated PG13

Coming-of-Age    Dance Film    Drama

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44

Opera

1987    Dario Argento    Not Rated

Foreign Language Film    Giallo    Horror

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Creepshow 2

1987    Michael Gornick    Rated R

Anthology Film    Black Comedy    Horror

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46

Bad Taste

1987    Peter Jackson    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Alien Invasion Films

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47

Can't Buy Me Love

1987    Steve Rash    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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48

Hope and Glory

1987    John Boorman    Rated PG13

Childhood Drama    Comedy Drama    Drama

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49

Overboard

1987    Garry Marshall    Rated PG

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Romantic Comedy

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50

Three O'Clock High

1987    Phil Joanou    Rated PG13

Comedy    Farce    Teen Movie

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51

Summer School

1987    Carl Reiner    Rated PG13

Comedy    Teen Movie

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52

The Witches of Eastwick

1987    George Miller (II)    Rated R

Black Comedy    Comedy    Fantasy

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The Secret of My Success

1987    Herbert Ross    Rated PG13

Comedy    Farce    Urban Comedy

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54

Dragnet

1987    Tom Mankiewicz    Rated PG13

Based-on-Television    Comedy    Crime

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55

Stakeout

1987    John Badham    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Police Comedy

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Throw Momma from the Train

1987    Danny DeVito    Rated PG13

Black Comedy    Comedy    Crime

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Hamburger Hill

1987    John Irvin    Rated R

War    War Drama    Combat Films

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58

The Brave Little Toaster

1987    Jerry Rees    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Animation

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59

*batteries not included

1987    Matthew Robbins    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Cyborg / Android / Robot    Drama

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The Stepfather

1987    Joseph Ruben    Rated R

Horror    Psychological Horror    Psychological Thriller

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Less Than Zero

1987    Marek Kanievska    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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La Bamba

1987    Luis Valdez    Rated PG13

Biopic    Docudrama    Drama

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63

Amazon Women on the Moon

1987    Joe Dante    Not Rated

Absurd Comedy    Anthology Film    Comedy

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64

A Better Tomorrow II

1987    John Woo    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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65

Cry Freedom

1987    Richard Attenborough    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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66

Harry and the Hendersons

1987    William Dear    Rated PG

Animal Picture    Comedy    Family

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67

Three Men and a Baby

1987    Leonard Nimoy    Rated PG

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Farce

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68

Armour Of God

1987    Jackie Chan    Rated R

Adventure Comedy    Comedy    Foreign Language Film

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69

Tin Men

1987    Barry Levinson    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Period Film

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The Gate

1987    Tibor Takács    Rated PG13

Canuxploitation    Horror    Supernatural Horror

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71

Pelle the Conqueror

1987    Bille August    Rated PG13

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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72

Blind Date

1987    Blake Edwards    Rated PG13

Comedy    Farce    Romance

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Dolls

1987    Stuart Gordon    Rated R

Horror    Supernatural Horror

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74

Over the Top

1987    Menahem Golan    Rated PG13

Action    Drama

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75

A Chinese Ghost Story

1987    Siu-Tung Ching    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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76

Masters of the Universe

1987    Gary Goddard    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Based-on-Television

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77

Jackie Chan's Project A2

1987    Jackie Chan    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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78

Project X

1987    Jonathan Kaplan    Rated PG

Animal Picture    Comedy Drama    Comedy Thriller

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The Believers

1987    John Schlesinger    Not Rated

Horror    Supernatural Horror

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Ironweed

1987    Hector Babenco    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Drama    Period Film

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82

Prick Up Your Ears

1987    Stephen Frears    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Comedy

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83

Mannequin

1987    Michael Gottlieb    Rated PG

Romance    Comedy    Fantasy

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84

G.I. Joe: The Movie

1987    Don Jurwich    Not Rated

Action    Adventure    Animation

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85

Swimming to Cambodia

1987    Jonathan Demme    Not Rated

Comedy    Stand-up Comedy

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86

Street Trash

1987    J. Michael Muro    Not Rated

Black Comedy    Body Horror    Exploitation Film

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87

Baby Boom

1987    Charles Shyer    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Domestic Comedy

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88

Extreme Prejudice

1987    Walter Hill    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller

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89

StageFright

1987    Michele Soavi    Not Rated

Foreign Language Film    Giallo    Horror

Up by 14 in the past 45 days 14

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90

The Dead

1987    John Huston    Rated PG

Drama    Marriage Drama    Period Film

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91

Jaws: The Revenge

1987    Joseph Sargent    Rated PG13

Horror    Monster Film    Natural Horror

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92

84 Charing Cross Road

1987    David Hugh Jones    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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93

Suspect

1987    Peter Yates    Rated R

Mystery    Courtroom Drama    Drama

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94

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II

1987    Bruce Pittman    Rated R

Canuxploitation    Horror    Slasher Film

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95

Someone to Watch over Me

1987    Ridley Scott    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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96

House II: The Second Story

1987    Ethan Wiley    Rated PG13

Ghost Film    Haunted House Film    Horror

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97

Anne of Avonlea

1987    Kevin Sullivan    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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The Principal

1987    Christopher Cain    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Juvenile Delinquency Film

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Cobra Verde

1987    Werner Herzog    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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