Best Movies of 1987

Here are my selections for the best movies of 1987.
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1.
Babette's Feast (1987)
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In a remote 19th-century Danish village, two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father... (102 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
 
2.
Maurice (1987)
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After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
3.
The Princess Bride (1987)
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While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
4.
Moonstruck (1987)
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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
 
5.
The Whales of August (1987)
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Summer people in Maine: things are changing. Whales no longer pass close to the shore as they did during... (90 mins.)
 
6.
Withnail & I (1987)
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London, 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp... (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
 
7.
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
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This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens... (105 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
8.
The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
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In 1962, a prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl... (103 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
 
9.
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
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Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer... (81 mins.)
Director: Patricia Rozema
 
10.
Broadcast News (1987)
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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
 
11.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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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
 
12.
Empire of the Sun (1987)
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A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (153 mins.)
 
13.
Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
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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
 
14.
The Belly of an Architect (1987)
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An American architect arrives in Italy, supervising an exhibition for a French architect, Boullée, who is famous for his oval structures... (119 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
15.
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
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True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship. (100 mins.)
Director: David Jones
 
16.
The Dead (1987)
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Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend an early January dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them. (83 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
17.
A Month in the Country (1987)
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Five centuries ago a mural was created in a country church in the north of England and then hidden under layers of white paint... (96 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
 
18.
The Angelic Conversation (1985)
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An unseen woman recites Shakespeare's sonnets - fourteen in all - as a man wordlessly seeks his heart's desire... (77 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman
 
19.
Anna (1987)
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Anna is a middle-aged actress looking for work in New York City, with the help of her sometime lover... (100 mins.)
 
20.
Radio Days (1987)
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A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium. (88 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
21.
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
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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
 
22.
Gaby: A True Story (1987)
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The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph. (110 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
 
23.
Angel Heart (1987)
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Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn. (113 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
24.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
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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
 
25.
Fatal Attraction (1987)
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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
 
26.
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
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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
 
27.
The Lost Boys (1987)
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After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
28.
No Way Out (1987)
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A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress. (114 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
29.
Raising Arizona (1987)
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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
 
30.
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
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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
 
31.
The Big Easy (1986)
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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
 
32.
Housekeeping (1987)
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In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950's, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie... (116 mins.)
Director: Bill Forsyth
 
33.
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
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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
 
34.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
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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
 
35.
Near Dark (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter. (94 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
36.
The Believers (1987)
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A New York psychiatrist finds that a satanic cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son. (114 mins.)
 
37.
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
 
38.
Roxanne (1987)
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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
 
39.
Evil Dead II (1987)
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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
 
40.
The Living Daylights (1987)
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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
 
41.
Bagdad Cafe (1987)
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A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter. (95 mins.)
Director: Percy Adlon
 
42.
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
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A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister. (134 mins.)
Director: Paul Newman
 
43.
White Mischief (1987)
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A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent... (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
 
44.
Dead of Winter (1987)
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A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot. (100 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
45.
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
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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
 
46.
September (1987)
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At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children. (82 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
47.
La Bamba (1987)
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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
 
48.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
49.
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
 
50.
Overboard (1987)
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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
 
51.
Less Than Zero (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A college freshman returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit. (98 mins.)
Director: Marek Kanievska
 
52.
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
 
53.
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
 
54.
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
 
55.
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
 
56.
Barfly (1987)
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Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. (100 mins.)
 
57.
Personal Services (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne. (105 mins.)
Director: Terry Jones
 
58.
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
 
59.
Black Widow (1987)
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A federal investigator tracks down a gold digging woman who moves from husband to husband, kills them and collects the inheritance. (102 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
60.
The Running Man (1987)
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A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show. (101 mins.)
 
61.
Nuts (1987)
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A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent. (116 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt