Top 25 Films of 1987by bwolskin-9 | created - 23 Jan 2011 | updated - 23 Apr 2017 | Public
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1. Babette's Feast (1987)
G | 103 min | Drama
During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters.
Votes: 16,365 | Gross: $4.40M
2. Hamburger Hill (1987)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.
Votes: 21,558 | Gross: $13.84M
3. The Grand Highway (1987)
R | 104 min | Drama
Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she's... See full summary »
Votes: 1,382 | Gross: $0.76M
4. House of Games (1987)
R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller
A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.
Votes: 18,870 | Gross: $2.59M
5. 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.
Votes: 28,263 | Gross: $4.54M
6. The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
R | 125 min | Drama, War
A drama focusing on the suffering, torture, and brutal treatment the American P.O.W.s had to deal with daily while in North Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison, the most infamous P.O.W. camp in Hanoi. ... See full summary »
Votes: 830 | Gross: $0.76M
7. The Princess Bride (1987)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 359,072 | Gross: $30.86M
8. Wings of Desire (1987)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.
Votes: 57,954 | Gross: $3.21M
9. Red Sorghum (1987)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, History, Romance
When a leprous winery owner in 1930s China dies a few days after his arranged marriage, his young widow is forced to run the winery to make a living while contending with bandits, her drunkard lover, and the invading Japanese army.
10. A Taxing Woman (1987)
127 min | Comedy, Crime
If tax evasion is an art, wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo is Rembrandt. And so, a determined taxing woman gets the tough assignment of trying to catch him.
11. Broadcast News (1987)
R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Take two rival television reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one Producer, female. Mix well, and watch the sparks fly.
Votes: 24,764 | Gross: $51.25M
12. The Last Emperor (1987)
PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the final Emperor of China.
Votes: 85,159 | Gross: $43.98M
13. Moonstruck (1987)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.
Votes: 43,834 | Gross: $80.64M
14. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
R | 116 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 610,962 | Gross: $46.36M
15. Matewan (1987)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History
A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.
Votes: 6,503 | Gross: $1.68M
16. Predator (1987)
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.
Votes: 345,452 | Gross: $59.74M
17. Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of 'Bigfoot' a secret.
Votes: 28,643 | Gross: $29.76M
18. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 175,405 | Gross: $0.62M
19. Hope and Glory (1987)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War II. For a young boy, this time in history was ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,491 | Gross: $10.02M
20. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.
Votes: 116,563 | Gross: $123.92M
21. Street Smart (1987)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A New York journalist lies when his fake story about a pimp describes a real pimp up for murder.
Votes: 2,484 | Gross: $1.12M
22. Baby Boom (1987)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.
Votes: 12,646 | Gross: $26.71M
23. Empire of the Sun (1987)
PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War
A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.
Votes: 105,962 | Gross: $22.24M
24. RoboCop (1987)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.
Votes: 214,747 | Gross: $53.42M