1987 Movies Ranked

by zzzorf | created - 17 Feb 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

These are all the movies from the year 1987 that I have watched & rated since joining IMDb in July 2016. This is not a complete list of everything I have watched ever as my memory isn't that good but is a complete list since joining and thus keeping track. I have them listed in order of my ratings from top to bottom.

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1. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

77 Metascore

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 369,580 | Gross: $30.86M

8/10

2. Predator (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 352,991 | Gross: $59.74M

8/10

3. Masters of the Universe (1987)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

35 Metascore

The heroic warrior He-Man battles against the evil lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull.

Director: Gary Goddard | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster, Billy Barty

Votes: 34,750 | Gross: $17.34M

8/10

4. The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

In rural 1960s Australia, a boy watches helplessly as his best friend falls in love with a small-time criminal, setting off a violent chain of events.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Noah Taylor, Loene Carmen, Ben Mendelsohn, Graeme Blundell

Votes: 1,871 | Gross: $0.21M

8/10

5. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

26 Metascore

The misfit Police Academy (1984) graduates now are assigned to train a group of civilian volunteers to fight crime once again plaguing the streets.

Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow, David Graf

Votes: 38,032 | Gross: $28.06M

8/10

6. Hansel and Gretel (1987)

Not Rated | 84 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

Based on the fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm. Hansel and Gretel are abandoned after the famine strike in the village and where Hansel and Gretel are later trapped in the deceptively ... See full summary »

Director: Len Talan | Stars: David Warner, Hugh Pollard, Nicola Stapleton, Emily Richard

Votes: 925

8/10

7. Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

28 Metascore

The rising college nerds set out to a convention in Florida, but are not welcomed by the Alpha Beta representatives.

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Robert Carradine, Curtis Armstrong, Larry B. Scott, Timothy Busfield

Votes: 12,746 | Gross: $30.06M

7/10

8. Dirty Dancing (1987)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

65 Metascore

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Votes: 183,863 | Gross: $0.62M

7/10

9. The Running Man (1987)

R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

45 Metascore

A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

Votes: 133,978 | Gross: $38.12M

7/10

10. Wall Street (1987)

R | 126 min | Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover

Votes: 136,788 | Gross: $43.85M

7/10

11. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with a lovable oaf of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean

Votes: 113,830 | Gross: $49.53M

7/10

12. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

R | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror

49 Metascore

A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 65,555 | Gross: $44.79M

7/10

13. Beauty and the Beast (1987)

G | 94 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

To save her father, a girl who always puts others before herself promises to live her life in a lavish castle with a strange beast.

Director: Eugene Marner | Stars: John Savage, Rebecca De Mornay, Yossi Graber, Michael Schneider

Votes: 581

7/10

14. Flowers in the Attic (1987)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

25 Metascore

Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother.

Director: Jeffrey Bloom | Stars: Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson, Jeb Stuart Adams

Votes: 8,821 | Gross: $15.15M

7/10

15. Prince of Darkness (1987)

R | 102 min | Horror

50 Metascore

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong

Votes: 33,899 | Gross: $14.18M

7/10

16. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

76 Metascore

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Votes: 629,100 | Gross: $46.36M

7/10

17. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

24 Metascore

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 40,465 | Gross: $15.68M

6/10

18. Sleeping Beauty (1987)

G | 90 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

Feature-length, live-action musical version of the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault.

Director: David Irving | Stars: Tahnee Welch, Kenny Baker, Morgan Fairchild, David Holliday

Votes: 413

6/10

19. Is-slottet (1987)

78 min | Mystery, Drama

In a remote Norwegian mountain-area in the 1930s, two 12 year old girls Siss and Unn meet. They are friends, but for Unn it is more serious. She admits to having secret and indecent ... See full summary »

Director: Per Blom | Stars: Line Storesund, Hilde Nyeggen Martinsen, Merete Moen, Sigrid Huun

Votes: 512

6/10

20. Alice Through the Looking Glass (1987 TV Movie)

G | 73 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

In this classic tale, Alice falls through a mirror and arrives in a wonderful place called Chessland! Alice's journey across eight crazy squares of Chessland is brought to the screen in ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrea Bresciani, Richard Slapczynski | Stars: Janet Waldo, Townsend Coleman, Phyllis Diller, Hal Smith

Votes: 136

6/10

21. Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

24 Metascore

Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents as well as stop a shady strip mining company from closing the camp.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Victoria Racimo, John Vernon, Iron Eyes Cody

Votes: 10,406 | Gross: $23.51M

5/10

22. A Return to Salem's Lot (1987)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

A man and his son vacation to the quiet vampire populated town of Salem's Lot.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Samuel Fuller, Ricky Addison Reed, Andrew Duggan

Votes: 3,176

5/10

23. Fatal Attraction (1987)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Latzen

Votes: 69,912 | Gross: $156.65M

5/10

24. Tudawali (1987 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 87 min | Biography, Drama, History

Ernie Dingo delivers an outstanding portrayal of Robert Tudawali, the first Aboriginal film star, whose lead role in Jedda is iconic in Australian cinema. This film traces the life of Tudawali.

Director: Steve Jodrell | Stars: Ernie Dingo, Jedda Cole, Peter Fisher, Frank Wilson

Votes: 37

5/10

25. Dark Age (1987)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Horror

In the Australian outback, a park ranger and two local guides set out to track down a giant crocodile that has been killing and eating the local populace. During the hunt, one of the guides... See full summary »

Director: Arch Nicholson | Stars: John Jarratt, Nikki Coghill, Max Phipps, Burnham Burnham

Votes: 822

5/10

26. The BFG (1987)

91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A young orphan girl, Sophie, gets taken away to a faraway land populated by Giants and Dreams.

Director: Brian Cosgrove | Stars: David Jason, Amanda Root, Angela Thorne, Ballard Berkeley

Votes: 6,231

4/10

27. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

PG | 104 min | Drama, War

A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carré de Malberg

Votes: 28,832 | Gross: $4.54M

4/10

28. Les Patterson Saves the World (1987)

98 min | Comedy

Fat middle aged 24/7 drunkard Les Patterson (Barry Humphries) represents Australia at the UN where his fart literally incinerates an Arab ambassador. Patterson is reassigned to the Middle ... See full summary »

Director: George Miller | Stars: Barry Humphries, Pamela Stephenson, Thaao Penghlis, Andrew Clarke

Votes: 266

3/10

29. Raising Arizona (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

68 Metascore

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman

Votes: 119,129 | Gross: $22.85M

2/10

30. Nekromantik (1987)

Not Rated | 71 min | Horror

A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him.

Director: Jörg Buttgereit | Stars: Bernd Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt, Collosseo

Votes: 7,815

1/10

31. The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Action, War

During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Wright to pick 12 condemned soldiers from the brig and parachute into occupied France where they must destroy a Nazi nerve gas facility and extricate the foreign scientists working there.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Ernest Borgnine, Vince Edwards, Bo Svenson

Votes: 875

1/10



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