Top Movies of 1987


The top movies of 1987 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. Full Metal Jacket

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: War/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin, Kevyn Major Howard, Dorian Harewood
Plot: The transformation of a young recruit from boot camp - where he witnesses a fellow recruit snap - to Vietnam, where he witnesses the brutaliy of war.

2. The Princess Bride

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Rob Reiner
Actors: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn, Peter Falk, Fred Savage, Andr? the Giant, Mandy Patinkin
Plot: Wesley, a peasant, goes on a fantastic journey to find his love, the soon-to-be princess Buttercup. A comedic fairytale like no other.

3. The Untouchables

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Brian De Palma
Actors: Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy Garcia, Patricia Clarkson, Charles Martin Smith
Plot: The story of the cross battle between the police (Ness) and the Mob (Capone).

4. Predator

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John McTiernan
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, R.G. Armstrong, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo
Plot: A group of Commandos are sent to a Central American region where they are supposed to fight hoodlums and thieves when a transparent killer shows up to teach them a lesson.

5. Lethal Weapon

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Richard Donner
Actors: Danny Glover, Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love, Mitch Ryan
Plot: A suicidal cop is partnered with an old timer in LA when they uncover drug smuggling and stop and nothing to bring them down.

6. Evil Dead 2

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Sam Raimi
Actors: Bruce Campbell, Dan Hicks, Sarah Berry, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi, Denise Bixler
Plot: Ash, Bruce Cambell, takes his girlfriend to a remote cabin in the woods where he finds a recorder. He plays the tape and summons the evil that lurks in the woods.

7. Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Adventure
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Hughes
Actors: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean, Kevin Bacon, Dylan Baker
Plot: Uptight businessman Neal Page wants to get home for Thanksgiving, but when his flight is canceled due to bad weather, he is forced to procure other means of transportation and is joined by Del Griffith, a salesman with a big heart and even bigger mouth.

8. Au revoir les enfants

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Louis Malle
Actors: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carré de Malberg, Philippe Morier-Genoud, François Berléand
Plot: A boarding school in Nazi-occupied France seems to be immune to the horrors of WWII - but a new student, who becomes rivals, then friends, with the top student hides a secret that will challenge this peace.

9. Empire of the Sun

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Joe Pantoliano, Leslie Phillips
Plot: A young, privileged boy is separated from his family after the Japanese invade British-controlled areas of China. Sent to a British internment camp where is attempts to capture some of his former life while affecting the adults around him.

10. Jean de Florette

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Claude Berri
Actors: Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Elisabeth Depardieu, Margarita Lozano, Ernestine Mazurowna
Plot: An old man and his own living relative have been coveting the property next door for its pristine spring water - perfect for watering their flowers. When the owner dies, however, the new owner moves in. Blocking the spring - they hope to drive the family away, but the new owner will not give up even as his health fails and family despairs from having to haul water from wells.

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