Favoritest Movies of 1987

I'm making (probably) the most comprehensive favorite movie list ever! (Why be arbitrary with such a commonly asked question?) Listing every movie I've ever seen, and then using Paired Comparison Analysis, I'm ranking every movie I've ever seen, year by year; the top 80th percentile from each year advance to the decade round, and from there the all time round.
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1.
RoboCop (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
2.
The Princess Bride (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
3.
No Way Out (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress. (114 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
4.
Predator (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. (107 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
5.
G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The G.I. Joe action force must oppose the ruthless Cobra organization that has secretly allied with a subterranean reptilian people who were their founders. (93 mins.)
Director: Don Jurwich
 
6.
Spaceballs (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them. (96 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
7.
The Living Daylights (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov. (130 mins.)
Director: John Glen
“ The first Bond movie I saw in a theater. ” - Tincage
 
8.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers. (110 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
9.
The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A toaster, a blanket, a lamp, a radio, and a vacuum cleaner, journey to the city to find their master after being abandoned in their cabin in the woods. (90 mins.)
Director: Jerry Rees
 
10.
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogomil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it. (100 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
11.
*batteries not included (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition. (106 mins.)
Director: Matthew Robbins
 
12.
Empire of the Sun (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (153 mins.)
 
13.
The Untouchables (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team. (119 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
14.
The Last Emperor (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The story of the final Emperor of China. (163 mins.)
 
15.
Masters of the Universe (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A prince turned warrior named He-Man battles against the dark lord Skeletor on the planet Eternia. He-Man and his comrades arrive on Earth and discover two teenage lovers to find the magical Cosmic Key. (106 mins.)
Director: Gary Goddard
 
16.
Wings of Honneamise (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In an alternative Earth, a young astronaut participates in a controversial fledgling space program. (121 mins.)
Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga
 
17.
The Monster Squad (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters. (82 mins.)
Director: Fred Dekker
 
18.
Broadcast News (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly. (133 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
19.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. (100 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
 
20.
Innerspace (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him. (120 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
21.
Project A-Ko 2: Daitokuji zaibatsu no inbô (1987 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
It's summer in Graviton City, and the girls all have a break from school! A-Ko decides to lose a few inches... (70 mins.)
Director: Yûji Moriyama
 
22.
Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Spalding Gray discusses his participation in the film The Killing Fields and the background story about the troubles of Cambodia. (85 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
23.
Gor (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
American professor Tarl Cabot is transported via a magical ring to planet Gor, where he must help an oppressed country overthrow its evil king and his barbarian henchmen. (94 mins.)
Director: Fritz Kiersch
 
24.
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
John Preston is a British agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the 'special relationship' between the two countries. (119 mins.)
Director: John Mackenzie
 
25.
The Running Man (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show. (101 mins.)
 
26.
Evil Dead II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
27.
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch after accidentally running him over on a hunting trip, but have a hard time trying to keep him away from the authorities and an eccentric hunter who's determined to catch "Bigfoot". (110 mins.)
Director: William Dear
 
28.
Wings of Desire (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal. (128 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
29.
The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The Chipmunks compete with the Chipettes in a round the world race. (77 mins.)
Director: Janice Karman
“ So my grandma takes me to see this movie. I'm one of the oldest kids in the theater, but I'm not going to complain about an afternoon at the movies. Anyway, the movie starts, but it's a C-130 cargo plane on a dusty tarmac. The title comes on the screen (you've probably guess by this point) and all these mothers go running to tell someone that instead of The Chipmunk Adventure, they're showing to a theater packed full of little kids... PLATOON!!! ” - Tincage
 
30.
Mannequin (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life. (90 mins.)
 
31.
The Lost Boys (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
32.
Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Townsend
 
33.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
34.
Wall Street (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (126 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
35.
Project X (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Air Force pilot Jimmy Garrett joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious "Project X". (108 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
36.
The Big Easy (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain, lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne... (102 mins.)
Director: Jim McBride
 
37.
The Puppetoon Movie (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Arnold Leibovit
 
38.
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends. (102 mins.)
Director: Leonard Nimoy
 
39.
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A babysitter must leave her safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city to rescue a stranded friend, unaware of the perilous adventures that await her and the kids she's looking after who have tagged along. (102 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
40.
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. (121 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
41.
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man. (90 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
42.
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives. (118 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
43.
Time of the Apes (1987 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  
Three bumbling morons accidentally stumble into a cryogenic freezer and end up in the future, where monkeys populate the Earth. (97 mins.)
 
44.
Dragnet (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery. (106 mins.)
Director: Tom Mankiewicz
 
45.
Ishtar (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime. (107 mins.)
Director: Elaine May
 
46.
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith. (95 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
 
47.
Stakeout (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two cops have to observe a woman. One of them falls in love with her. (117 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
48.
Summer School (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students... (97 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
49.
Fatal Attraction (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family. (119 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
50.
Hellraiser (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. (94 mins.)
Director: Clive Barker
 
51.
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A talented young man can't get an executive position without rising through the ranks, so he comes up with a shortcut, which also benefits his love life. (111 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
52.
Raising Arizona (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintupelets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated. (94 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
53.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger - who stalks his victims in their dreams - learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back. (96 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
 
54.
Benji the Hunted (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Benji is left in the wilderness after an accident - can he survive ? (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Camp
 
55.
Blind Date (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Walter Davis is a workaholic. His attention is all to his work and very little to his personal life or appearance... (95 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
56.
Outrageous Fortune (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Lauren and Sandy are total opposites who end up in the same acting class and who don't know they are sharing a lover... (99 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
57.
Cherry 2000 (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
In the year 2017, a rich man travels to the ends of the earth to find that the perfect woman is always under his nose... (99 mins.)
 
58.
Overboard (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife. (106 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
59.
Beyond the Rising Moon (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
An alien spaceship is being sought by various factions on Earth. A female cyborg and a rogue trader team up to stop evil forces from taking over the ship. (84 mins.)
Director: Philip Cook
 
60.
Who's That Girl (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
An uptight New York tax lawyer gets his life turned upside down, all in a single day, when he's asked to escort a feisty and free-spirited female ex-convict whom asks him to help prove her innocence of her crime. (92 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
61.
Roxanne (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks. (107 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
62.
Light of Day (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The siblings Patty and Joe Rasnick live in an industrial suburb in Cleveland, Ohio. While Patty is focused on their rock band... (107 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
63.
Suspect (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A judge commits suicide, and his secretary is found murdered. A homeless deaf-mute man, Carl Anderson is arrested for her murder... (121 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
64.
Leonard Part 6 (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  
A secret agent is called out of retirement to save the world from an evil genius. (85 mins.)
Director: Paul Weiland
 
65.
La Bamba (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. (108 mins.)
Director: Luis Valdez
 
66.
Teen Wolf Too (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
Todd Howard is a struggling teenager. Nothing seems to be going very well for him, until he turns into a wolf. (95 mins.)
 
67.
Baby Boom (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative. (110 mins.)
Director: Charles Shyer
 
68.
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A bitter ex-husband and a put-upon momma's boy both want their respective spouse and mother dead, but who will pull it off? (88 mins.)
Director: Danny DeVito
 
69.
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A group of juvenile criminals is sent for vacation to Kamp Kikakee. The clumsy Ernest has to care for them... (92 mins.)
Director: John Cherry
 
70.
Hello Again (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A suburban housewife chokes to death and is brought back to life by a spell cast by her wacky sister. (96 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
 
71.
Moonstruck (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry. (102 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
72.
Prince of Darkness (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world. (102 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
73.
Over the Top (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to reconcile with his estranged son and win the world arm wrestling championship. (93 mins.)
Director: Menahem Golan
 
74.
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The rising college nerds set out to a convention in Florida, but are not welcomed by the Alpha Beta representatives. (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Roth
 
75.
Burglar (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a burglar by trade, and she runs a bookstore as well. Her friend Carl Hefler is a dog groomer... (103 mins.)
Director: Hugh Wilson
 
76.
Tin Men (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore. (112 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
77.
Like Father Like Son (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A mysterious potion switches the personalities of a buttoned up doctor and his laid back son. (96 mins.)
Director: Rod Daniel
 
78.
The Principal (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violent and crime ridden high school. (109 mins.)
 
79.
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge. (89 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent