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Movies: Popular Movies of 1987

Movies in chronological context: 1987 (MCMLXXXVII)was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1987th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 987th year of the 2nd millennium, the 87th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1980s decade. ()

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Full Metal Jacket(1987)

R
| 1h 56min | Drama, War
4.1/5 (with 2,751 votes)

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

Predator(1987)

3.7/5 (with 1,955 votes)

Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.

Dirty Dancing(1987)

PG-13
| 1h 40min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 1,569 votes)

Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer—and unexpectedly falling in love.

The Untouchables(1987)

1h 59min | Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 1,444 votes)

Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone, but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.

RoboCop(1987)

3.6/5 (with 1,282 votes)

In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

The Princess Bride(1987)

3.9/5 (with 1,263 votes)

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.

Lethal Weapon(1987)

R
| 1h 50min | Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
3.6/5 (with 1,205 votes)

Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to Murtaugh with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.

Spaceballs(1987)

PG
| 1h 36min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 793 votes)

When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power of "The Schwartz." Can he master it in time to save the day?

Evil Dead II(1987)

R
| 1h 24min | Horror, Comedy, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 697 votes)

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda's body.

Good Morning, Vietnam(1987)

R
| 2h 1min | Comedy, Drama, War
3.7/5 (with 640 votes)

Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take on the war. While Dickerson attempts to censor Cronauer's broadcasts, Cronauer pursues a relationship with a Vietnamese girl named Trinh, who shows him the horrors of war first-hand.

The Running Man(1987)

3.3/5 (with 586 votes)

By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where “runners” attempt to evade “stalkers” and certain death for a chance to be pardoned and set free.

Beverly Hills Cop II(1987)

R
| 1h 40min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.2/5 (with 572 votes)

Axel heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons kingpin—and the chase is on.

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Wall Street(1987)

R
| 2h 6min | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 511 votes)

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 whom takes the youth under his wing.

Raising Arizona(1987)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 499 votes)

The Coen Brothers tell the story of a absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to date.

Hellraiser(1987)

R
| 1h 34min | Horror
3.5/5 (with 491 votes)

Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, Frank, is brought back into existence by a drop of blood on the floor. He soon forces his former mistress to bring him his necessary human sacrifices to complete his body... but the Cenobites won't be happy about this.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles(1987)

R
| 1h 33min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 475 votes)

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

The Lost Boys(1987)

R
| 1h 37min | Horror, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 459 votes)

A mother and her two teenage sons move to a seemingly nice and quiet small coastal California town yet soon find out that it's overrun by bike gangs and vampires. A couple of teenage friends take it upon themselves to hunt down the vampires that they suspect of a few mysterious murders and restore peace and calm to their town.

Empire of the Sun(1987)

2h 33min | Drama, History, War
3.8/5 (with 448 votes)

Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.

The Living Daylights(1987)

PG
| 2h 10min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 398 votes)

James Bond helps a Russian General escape into the west. He soon finds out that the KGB wants to kill him for helping the General. A little while later the General is kidnapped from the Secret Service leading 007 to be suspicious.

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

R
| 1h 36min | Horror, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 385 votes)

It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with their dreams. Too bad Freddy's decided to herald his return by invading the kids' dreams and scaring them into committing suicide.

Over the Top(1987)

PG
| 1h 33min | Action, Drama
3.1/5 (with 365 votes)

Sylvester Stallone stars as hard-luck big-rig trucker Lincoln Hawk and takes us under the glaring Las Vegas lights for all the boisterous action of the World Armwrestling Championship. Relying on wits and willpower, Hawk tries to rebuild his life by capturing the first-place prize money, and the love of the son he abandoned years earlier into the keeping of his rich, ruthless father-in-law.

The Last Emperor(1987)

PG-13
| 2h 43min | Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 351 votes)

A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.

Angel Heart(1987)

R
| 1h 53min | Horror, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 328 votes)

Down-and-out private detective, Harry Angel is ordered by the mysterious Louis Cyphre to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself, as he goes on a supernatural journey into his own soul.

The Witches of Eastwick(1987)

R
| 1h 58min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Drama
3.2/5 (with 320 votes)

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

Fatal Attraction(1987)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 318 votes)

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

Innerspace(1987)

3.4/5 (with 296 votes)

Test pilot Tuck Pendleton volunteers to test a special vessel for a miniaturization experiment. Accidentally injected into a neurotic hypochondriac, Jack Putter, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex-girlfriend, Lydia Maxwell, to help him extract Tuck and his ship and re-enlarge them before his oxygen runs out.

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace(1987)

PG
| 1h 30min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
2.2/5 (with 292 votes)

With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor, recently sprung from jail, is declaring war on the Man of Steel and his quest to save the planet. Using a strand of Superman's hair, Luthor synthesizes a powerful ally known as Nuclear Man and ignites an epic battle spanning Earth and space.

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol(1987)

PG
| 1h 28min | Comedy, Crime
2.7/5 (with 273 votes)

A new batch of recruits arrives at Police Academy, this time a group of civilian volunteers who have joined Commandant Lassard's new Citizens on Patrol program. Although the community relations project has strong governmental support, a disgusted Captain Harris is determined to see it fail.

Wings of Desire(1987)

PG-13
| 2h 8min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 252 votes)

Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds -- with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk -- that it might be possible for him to take human form.

3 Men and a Baby(1987)

PG
| 1h 42min | Kids & Family, Comedy, Drama
3.0/5 (with 239 votes)

Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.

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