Most Popular Feature Films Released 1987-01-01 to 1987-12-31


1. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
77 Metascore

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

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

2. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
78 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.

Writers: Gustav Hasford, Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

3. Dirty Dancing (1987)

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

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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.

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

4. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
Rate this
    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.

Writer: David Simkins | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp

5. The Lost Boys (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
63 Metascore

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Writers: Jan Fischer, James Jeremias, Jeffrey Boam | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

6. Wall Street (1987)

R | 126 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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.

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

7. Lethal Weapon (1987)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
67 Metascore

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.

Writer: Shane Black | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan

8. Overboard (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
Rate this
    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.

Writer: Leslie Dixon | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond

9. Predator (1987)

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

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
36 Metascore

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

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

10. Spaceballs (1987)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
46 Metascore

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.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman

11. RoboCop (1987)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
67 Metascore

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Writers: Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox

12. The Untouchables (1987)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
79 Metascore

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

Writers: Oscar Fraley, Eliot Ness, David Mamet | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

13. Hellraiser (1987)

R | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Writer: Clive Barker | Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

14. Innerspace (1987)

PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
Rate this
    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.

Writers: Chip Proser, Jeffrey Boam | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan, Kevin McCarthy

15. The Living Daylights (1987)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
Rate this
    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.

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson | Director: John Glen | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Don Baker

16. The Running Man (1987)

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

6.6
Rate this
    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.

Writers: Stephen King, Steven E. de Souza | Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

17. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
62 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Writers: J.G. Ballard, Tom Stoppard | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

18. Mannequin (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.7
Rate this
    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.

Writers: Edward Rugoff, Michael Gottlieb | Director: Michael Gottlieb | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty, James Spader

19. 3 Men and a Baby (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.9
Rate this
    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.

Writers: Coline Serreau, James Orr, Jim Cruickshank | Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis

20. Raising Arizona (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
55 Metascore

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.

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

21. Masters of the Universe (1987)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.3
Rate this
    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.

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

22. Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend.

Writer: Michael Swerdlick | Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains, Tina Caspary

23. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

2.8
Rate this
    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.

Writers: Peter Benchley, Michael De Guzman | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young

24. Fatal Attraction (1987)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
67 Metascore

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

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

25. Evil Dead II (1987)

X | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
69 Metascore

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.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

26. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
Rate this
    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.

Writer: Mitch Markowitz | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

27. Over the Top (1987)

PG | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.6
Rate this
    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.

Writers: Gary Conway, David Engelbach, Stirling Silliphant, Sylvester Stallone | Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely, Rick Zumwalt

28. Gor (1987)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.2
Rate this
    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.

Writers: John Norman, Rick Marx, Harry Alan Towers | Director: Fritz Kiersch | Stars: Urbano Barberini, Rebecca Ferratti, Jack Palance, Paul L. Smith

29. Moonstruck (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
83 Metascore

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.

Writer: John Patrick Shanley | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello

30. Angel Heart (1987)

X | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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.

Writers: William Hjortsberg, Alan Parker | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

31. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
55 Metascore

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.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Craig Sheffer

32. Summer School (1987)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
27 Metascore

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. Fortunately, his unconventional brand ... See full summary »

Writers: Stuart Birnbaum, David Dashev, Jeff Franklin | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas, Patrick Labyorteaux

33. Less Than Zero (1987)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
Rate this
    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.

Writers: Bret Easton Ellis, Harley Peyton | Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

34. Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
41 Metascore

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".

Writers: William Dear, Bill Martin, Ezra D. Rappaport | Director: William Dear | Stars: John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick, Joshua Rudoy

35. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
48 Metascore

Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogamil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.

Writers: Danilo Bach, Daniel Petrie Jr., Eddie Murphy, Robert D. Wachs, Larry Ferguson, Warren Skaaren | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox

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

X | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
Rate this
    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.

Writers: Wes Craven, Bruce Wagner, Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell | Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette

37. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
Rate this
    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.

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

38. The Monster Squad (1987)

PG-13 | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
Rate this
    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.

Writers: Shane Black, Fred Dekker | Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr

39. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Writers: Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, Enzo Ungari | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

40. *batteries not included (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.5
Rate this
    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.

Writers: Mick Garris, Brad Bird, Matthew Robbins, Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson | Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña

41. Flowers in the Attic (1987)

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

5.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

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

Writers: Virginia C. Andrews, Jeffrey Bloom | Director: Jeffrey Bloom | Stars: Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson, Jeb Stuart Adams

42. Prince of Darkness (1987)

R | 102 min | Horror

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
50 Metascore

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

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

43. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
68 Metascore

Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.

Writers: John Updike, Michael Cristofer | Director: George Miller | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer

44. Withnail & I (1987)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

London, 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to ... See full summary »

Writer: Bruce Robinson | Director: Bruce Robinson | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

45. Near Dark (1987)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter.

Writers: Kathryn Bigelow, Eric Red | Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton

46. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Writers: Wim Wenders, Peter Handke, Richard Reitinger | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

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

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
22 Metascore

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

Writers: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Christopher Reeve, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal | Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

48. La Bamba (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
Rate this
    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.

Writer: Luis Valdez | Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña

49. Baby Boom (1987)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
53 Metascore

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

Writers: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer | Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis, Kristina Kennedy

50. Dragnet (1987)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

5.9
Rate this
    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.

Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Alan Zweibel, Tom Mankiewicz | Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Harry Morgan