The Top 50 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

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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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

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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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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Withnail & I

1987    Bruce Robinson    Rated R

Black Comedy    Buddy Film    Comedy

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Au Revoir Les Enfants

1987    Louis Malle    Not Rated

Childhood Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Broadcast News

1987    James L. Brooks    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Media Satire    Romance

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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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Good Morning, Vietnam

1987    Barry Levinson    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Military Comedy

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The Running Man

1987    Paul Michael Glaser    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Chase Movie

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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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The Hidden

1987    Jack Sholder    Rated R

Action    Alien Invasion Films    Chase Movie

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Innerspace

1987    Joe Dante    Rated PG

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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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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Eddie Murphy: Raw

1987    Robert Townsend    Rated R

Comedy    Stand-up Comedy    Concert Film

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Fatal Attraction

1987    Adrian Lyne    Rated R

Erotic Thriller    Femme Fatale    Psychological Thriller

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The Living Daylights

1987    John Glen    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Glamorized Spy Film

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Beverly Hills Cop II

1987    Tony Scott    Not Rated

Action    Comedy    Action Comedy

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Matewan

1987    John Sayles    Rated PG13

Americana    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Barfly

1987    Barbet Schroeder    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Dirty Dancing

1987    Emile Ardolino    Rated PG13

Coming-of-Age    Dance Film    Drama

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Opera

1987    Dario Argento    Not Rated

Foreign Language Film    Giallo    Horror

Up by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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Bad Taste

1987    Peter Jackson    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Alien Invasion Films

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46

Creepshow 2

1987    Michael Gornick    Rated R

Anthology Film    Black Comedy    Horror

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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47

Can't Buy Me Love

1987    Steve Rash    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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Hope and Glory

1987    John Boorman    Rated PG13

Childhood Drama    Comedy Drama    Drama

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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Overboard

1987    Garry Marshall    Rated PG

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Romantic Comedy

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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Three O'Clock High

1987    Phil Joanou    Rated PG13

Comedy    Farce    Teen Movie

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