Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1987: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey!

Fasten your seatbelts, folks, because we’re about to take a cinematic DeLorean ride back to 1987! A year that gifted us with an unforgettable array of movies that still hold a special place in our hearts. From dancing with Patrick Swayze in “Dirty Dancing” to joining the Goonies on their treasure hunt, 1987 was a year that truly rocked the silver screen. So, grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and prepare to be transported back to a time when shoulder pads were in, hair was big, and movies were, well, totally rad! Whether you’re a film buff, a nostalgia junkie, or just someone who appreciates the classics, this list of the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 1987 is sure to tickle your fancy. So, without further ado, let’s rewind the tape and dive into the cinematic gems that made 1987 a year to remember!
Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

Release Date: 1987-06-26

Genres: Drama, War

“Full Metal Jacket” is a gripping war film released in 1987 that takes you on a journey through the U.S.-Vietnam War. It follows a pragmatic U.S. Marine as he witnesses the dehumanizing effects of the war on his fellow recruits, from their intense boot camp training to the brutal street fighting in Hue. With a talented cast including Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, and Vincent D’Onofrio, this movie offers a raw and thought-provoking portrayal of the realities of war.

Cast: Matthew Modine (Pvt. Joker) , Adam Baldwin (Animal Mother) , Vincent D’Onofrio (Pvt. Pyle) , R. Lee Ermey (Gny. Sgt. Hartman) , Dorian Harewood (Eightball) , Arliss Howard (Pvt. Cowboy) , Kevyn Major Howard (Rafterman) , Ed O’Ross (Lt. Touchdown) , John Terry (Lt. Lockhart) , Bruce Boa (Poge Colonel) , Kieron Jecchinis (Crazy Earl) , Jon Stafford (Doc Jay) , Tim Colceri (Doorgunner) , Peter Edmund (Snowball) , Kirk Taylor (Payback) , Ian Tyler (Lt. Cleves) , Gary Landon Mills (Donlon) , Sal Lopez (T.H.E. Rock) , Papillon Soo (Da Nang Hooker) , Ngoc Le (VC Sniper) , Tan Hung Francione (ARVN Pimp) , Marcus D’Amico (Hand Job) , Costas Dino Chimona (Chili) , Keith Hodiak (Daddy D.A.) , Peter Merrill (TV Journalist)

Directors: Stanley Kubrick

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Gustav Hasford, Michael Herr

Tags: suicide, prostitute, helicopter, based on novel or book, journalism, sniper, propaganda, vietnam, vietnam war, recruit, war photographer, war correspondent, boot camp, rescue, jungle, infantry, sergeant, racism, genocide, fighting, platoon, combat, discipline, u.s. marine, obstacle course, military, anti war, mass grave, blanket party

Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire

Release Date: 1987-05-17

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

“Wings of Desire” is a captivating movie released in 1987 that follows two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, as they silently observe the vibrant streets of Berlin. However, when Damiel falls in love with a trapeze artist named Marion, he yearns to experience life as a human. With the guidance of actor Peter Falk, Damiel embarks on a journey to fulfill his desire, making this film a beautiful exploration of love, longing, and the possibility of transcending one’s angelic nature.

Cast: Bruno Ganz (Damiel) , Solveig Dommartin (Marion) , Otto Sander (Cassiel) , Curt Bois (Homer) , Peter Falk (The Filmstar) , Hans Martin Stier (The Dying Man) , Elmar Wilms (A Sad Man) , Sigurd Rachman (The Suicide) , Beatrice Manowski (Young Prostitute) , Lajos Kovács (Marion’s Coach) , Bruno Rosaz (The Clown) , Laurent Petitgand (The Bandleader) , Chick Ortega (The Drummer) , Otto Kuhnle (The Juggler) , Christoph Merg (The Juggler) , Peter Werner (The Manager) , Teresa Harder (In the Library – The Angel) , Jürgen Heinrich (In the Old Apartments) , Annelinde Gerstl (On the Highway) , Mick Harvey (Crime and The City Solution / Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) , Nick Cave (Self – Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) , Blixa Bargeld (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) , Susanne Vierkötter (In the Circus) , Paul Busch (In the Circus) , Karin Busch (In the Circus)

Directors: Wim Wenders

Writers: Wim Wenders, Peter Handke, Richard Reitinger, Bernard Eisenschitz

Tags: berlin, germany, angel, circus, berlin wall, library, dream, immortality, mortality

The Untouchables

The Untouchables

Release Date: 1987-06-03

Genres: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

“The Untouchables” is a thrilling crime drama set in 1930s Chicago. It follows the story of Eliot Ness, a determined young Treasury Agent who is determined to bring down the notorious gangster Al Capone. With the help of a veteran patrolman named Jim Malone, Ness embarks on a dangerous mission to take down Capone, facing corrupt police and a city controlled by the mob. Starring Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, and Robert De Niro, this action-packed film will keep you on the edge of your seat. Released in 1987, it’s one of the best voted movies of that year.

Cast: Kevin Costner (Eliot Ness) , Sean Connery (Jim Malone) , Charles Martin Smith (Oscar Wallace) , Andy García (George Stone) , Robert De Niro (Al Capone) , Richard Bradford (Mike) , Jack Kehoe (Payne) , Brad Sullivan (George) , Billy Drago (Nitti) , Patricia Clarkson (Ness’ Wife) , Vito D’Ambrosio (Bowtie Driver) , Steven Goldstein (Scoop) , Peter Aylward (Lt. Anderson) , Don Harvey (Preseuski) , Robert Swan (Mountie Captain) , John J. Walsh (Bartender) , Del Close (Alderman) , Colleen Bade (Mrs. Blackmer) , Greg Noonan (Rangemaster) , Sean Grennan (Cop Cousin) , Larry Viverito Sr. (Italian Waiter) , Kevin Michael Doyle (Williamson) , Mike Bacarella (Overcoat Hood) , Michael P. Byrne (Ness’ Clerk) , Kaitlin Montgomery (Ness’ Daughter)

Directors: Brian De Palma

Writers: David Mamet, Oscar Fraley, Eliot Ness

Tags: chicago, illinois, prohibition era, gangster, baseball bat, white suit, tough cop, treasury agent, untouchable, tax evasion, jury tampering, 1930s

The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

Release Date: 1987-10-04

Genres: Drama, History

“The Last Emperor” is a captivating historical drama that takes us on a journey through the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China. Set in the Forbidden City, the film explores Puyi’s rise to power, his downfall, and his eventual transformation into an ordinary peasant worker. With a talented cast including John Lone, Joan Chen, and Peter O’Toole, this 1987 release offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of a once revered figure in Chinese history.

Cast: John Lone (Pu Yi (Adult)) , Joan Chen (Wan Jung) , Peter O’Toole (Reginald Johnston (R.J.)) , Ruocheng Ying (The Governor) , Victor Wong (Chen Pao Shen) , Dennis Dun (Big Li) , Ryuichi Sakamoto (Amakasu) , Maggie Han (Eastern Jewel) , Ric Young (Interrogator) , Vivian Wu (Wen Hsiu) , Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Chang) , Jade Go (Ar Mo) , Fumihiko Ikeda (Yoshioka) , Richard Vuu (Pu Yi (3 years)) , Tsou Tijger (Pu Yi (8 years)) , Tao Wu (Pu Yi (15 years)) , Guang Fan (Pu Chieh (Adult)) , Henry Kyi (Pu Chieh (7 years)) , Alvin Riley III (Pu Chieh (14 years)) , Lisa Lu (Tzu Hsui) , Hideo Takamatsu (General Ishikari) , Hajime Tachibana (Japanese Translator) , Basil Pao (Prince Chun) , Henry O (Lord Chamberlain) , Chen Kaige (Captain of Imperial Guard)

Directors: Bernardo Bertolucci

Writers: Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe, Enzo Ungari, Aisin-Gioro Puyi

Tags: buddhism, suicide, china, suicide attempt, war crimes, becoming an adult, isolation, war on drugs, opium, experiment, drug addiction, world war ii, revolution, emperor, arranged marriage, manchuria, dynasty, reeducation camp, biography, coup d’etat, autobiography, based on true story, teacher, beijing, china, dowager, decadence, communism, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1910s, 1930s, japanese occupation of china, lgbt interest

Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II

Release Date: 1987-03-13

Genres: Horror, Comedy, Fantasy

“Evil Dead II” is a thrilling horror movie from 1987 that made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of that year. It follows the story of Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda, who stumble upon a log cabin in the woods and unknowingly unleash an evil power when they play a recording from “The Book of the Dead.” With an incredible cast including Bruce Campbell and Sarah Berry, this film will keep you on the edge of your seat as Linda’s body becomes possessed by the unleashed evil. Released on March 13, 1987, it’s a must-watch for horror enthusiasts.

Cast: Bruce Campbell (Ashley ‘Ash’ J. Williams) , Sarah Berry (Annie Knowby) , Dan Hicks (Jake) , Kassie DePaiva (Bobby Joe) , Richard Domeier (Ed Getley) , Ted Raimi (Possessed Henrietta) , Denise Bixler (Linda) , John Peakes (Professor Raymond Knowby) , Lou Hancock (Henrietta Knowby) , Snowy Winters (Dancer) , Sol Abrams (Fake Shemp (as Sid Abrams)) , Josh Becker (Fake Shemp) , Scott Spiegel (Fake Shemp) , Thomas Kidd (Fake Shemp) , Mitch Cantor (Fake Shemp) , Jenny Griffith (Fake Shemp) , William Preston Robertson (The Hand / The Dark Spirit / The Deer Head / The Enchanted Objects (voice)) , Tony Elwood (Luggage Monkey (uncredited)) , David Goodman (Airport Worker (uncredited)) , Gary Jones (The Hand (uncredited)) , Gregory Nicotero (The Hand / Evil Ed’s Hand / Henrietta’s Long Neck Pee-Wee Head (uncredited)) , Sam Raimi (Medieval Soldier / Possessed Rocking Chair (uncredited)) , Tom Sullivan (Baggage Handler (uncredited)) , Robert Tapert (Airport Worker (uncredited)) , John W. Walter (The Hand / Evil Ed’s Hand (uncredited))

Directors: Sam Raimi

Writers: Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel

Tags: deer, blood splatter, tape recorder, chainsaw, spirit, over the top, cult film, book of the dead, evil dead, eyeball, necronomicon, tarmac, meat cleaver, psychotronic

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Release Date: 1987-12-09

Genres: Drama, History, War

“Empire of the Sun” is a captivating movie set in 1987 that tells the story of Jamie Graham, a young English boy living in Shanghai during the Japanese invasion. Separated from his parents and thrown into a prison camp, Jamie finds solace in the company of an American sailor who becomes his protector. Despite the harsh conditions, Jamie’s unwavering spirit and dignity shine through, offering hope to those held captive alongside him. With an impressive cast including Christian Bale, John Malkovich, and Miranda Richardson, this film is a must-watch for its powerful portrayal of resilience and humanity in the face of adversity.

Cast: Christian Bale (Jim) , John Malkovich (Basie) , Miranda Richardson (Mrs. Victor) , Nigel Havers (Dr. Rawlins) , Joe Pantoliano (Frank Demarest) , Leslie Phillips (Maxton) , Masatō Ibu (Sgt. Nagata) , Emily Richard (Jim’s Mother) , Rupert Frazer (Jim’s Father) , Peter Gale (Mr. Victor) , Takatarô Kataoka (Kamikaze Boy Pilot) , Ben Stiller (Dainty) , David Neidorf (Tiptree) , Ralph Seymour (Cohen) , Robert Stephens (Mr. Lockwood) , Zhai Naishe (Yang) , Guts Ishimatsu (Sgt. Uchida) , Emma Piper (Amy Matthews) , James Walker (Mr. Radik) , Jack Dearlove (Singing Prisoner) , Anna Turner (Mrs. Gilmour) , Ann Castle (Mrs. Phillips) , Yvonne Gilan (Mrs. Lockwood) , Ralph Michael (Mr. Partridge) , Sybil Maas (Mrs. Hug)

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Tom Stoppard, Menno Meyjes, J.G. Ballard

Tags: based on novel or book, stadium, prisoner of war, shanghai, china, bravery, peasant, pacific war, coming of age, chinese, japanese army, japanese soldier, japanese surrender, salt mine, internment camp, child protagonist, children in wartime, japanese occupation of china, suzhou, china



“Predator” is a thrilling action movie released in 1987, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers. Set in a Central American jungle, it follows a group of skilled commandos on a top-secret mission who unexpectedly find themselves being hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. With a talented cast and an intense storyline, this film is a must-watch for fans of sci-fi and adventure.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer) , Carl Weathers (Al Dillon) , Elpidia Carrillo (Anna Gonsalves) , Jesse Ventura (Blain Cooper) , Sonny Landham (Billy Sole) , Bill Duke (Mac Eliot) , Richard Chaves (Jorge “Poncho” Ramirez) , R. G. Armstrong (Major General Homer Phillips) , Shane Black (Rick Hawkins) , Kevin Peter Hall (Predator / Helicopter Pilot) , Steve Boyum (Hostage Executed by the Russian (uncredited)) , William H. Burton Jr. (Guerilla Soldier Shot Down from Tree (uncredited)) , Henry Kingi (Guerilla Soldier Blown Up in Van (uncredited)) , Peter Cullen (Predator (voice) (uncredited)) , Sven-Ole Thorsen (Russian Officer (uncredited)) , Jack Verbois (Guerilla Soldier Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)) , Franco Columbu (Medic (uncredited))

Directors: John McTiernan

Writers: Jim Thomas, John Thomas, Donald Meyers

Tags: guerrilla warfare, central and south america, predator, alien, stalking, survival, trap, creature, alien invasion, invisible, commando

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

Release Date: 1987-08-21

Genres: Drama, Music, Romance

“Dirty Dancing” is a heartwarming movie set in the summer of 1987. It follows the story of 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman, who unexpectedly discovers her passion for dancing while on a family vacation in the Catskills. With a talented cast including Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, this film beautifully captures the excitement of young love and the joy of following your dreams. Released on August 21, 1987, it’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year.

Cast: Jennifer Grey (Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman) , Patrick Swayze (Johnny Castle) , Jerry Orbach (Dr. Jake Houseman) , Cynthia Rhodes (Penny Johnson) , Jack Weston (Max Kellerman) , Jane Brucker (Lisa Houseman) , Kelly Bishop (Marjorie Houseman) , Lonny Price (Neil Kellerman) , Max Cantor (Robbie Gould) , Charles “Honi” Coles (Tito Suarez) , Neal Jones (Billy Kostecki) , Bruce Morrow (Magician) , Wayne Knight (Stan) , Paula Trueman (Mrs. Sylvia Schumacher) , Alvin Myerovich (Mr. Sidney Schumacher) , Miranda Garrison (Vivian Pressman) , Garry Goodrow (Moe Pressman) , Antone Pagán (Staff Kid) , Thomas Cannold (Bus Boy) , M.R. Fletcher (Dirty Dancer) , Jesus Fuentes (Dirty Dancer) , Heather Lea Gerdes (Dirty Dancer) , Karen Getz (Dirty Dancer) , Andrew Charles Koch (Dirty Dancer) , D.A. Pauley (Dirty Dancer)

Directors: Emile Ardolino

Writers: Eleanor Bergstein

Tags: dancing, sibling relationship, hotel, robbery, dancing master, mambo, dance performance, musical, daughter, summer camp, secret love, coming of age, teenage crush, teenage girl, doctor, class differences, family holiday, sensuality, summer romance, catskill resort

Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam

Release Date: 1987-12-23

Genres: Comedy, Drama, War

“Good Morning, Vietnam” is a hilarious and heartwarming movie set in 1987. It follows a witty disk jockey who is sent to Vietnam to work for the Armed Forces Radio Service. While he quickly becomes a favorite among the troops with his humor, his superiors aren’t too pleased. Starring the talented Robin Williams and Forest Whitaker, this film is a must-watch for its entertaining storyline and incredible performances.

Cast: Robin Williams (Adrian Cronauer) , Forest Whitaker (Edward Garlick) , Tung Thanh Tran (Tuan) , Chintara Sukapatana (Trinh) , Bruno Kirby (Lt. Steven Hauk) , Robert Wuhl (Marty Lee Dreiwitz) , J.T. Walsh (Sgt. Major Dickerson) , Noble Willingham (Gen. Taylor) , Richard Edson (Pvt. Abersold) , Juney Smith (Phil McPherson) , Richard Portnow (Dan “The Man” Levitan) , Floyd Vivino (Eddie Kirk) , Cu Ba Nguyen (Jimmy Wah) , Dan Stanton (Censor #1) , Don Stanton (Censor #2) , Danny Aiello III (MP #1) , James McIntire (Sergeant #1 at Jimmy Wah’s) , Peter MacKenzie (Sergeant #2 at Jimmy Wah’s) , No Tran (Vietnamese Student) , Hoa Nguyen (Vietnamese Student) , Uikey Kuay (Vietnamese Student) , Suvit Abakaz (Vietnamese Student) , Panas Wiwatpanachat (Vietnamese Student) , Lerdcharn Namkiri (Vietnamese Student) , Hanh Thi Nguyen (Vietnamese Student)

Directors: Barry Levinson

Writers: Mitch Markowitz

Tags: rock ‘n’ roll, radio station, war crimes, entertainer, explosive, cynic, radio, vietnam war, vietcong, gi, u.s. air force, dying and death, radio presenter, saigon, provocation, right and justice



Release Date: 1987-07-17

Genres: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

“RoboCop” is a thrilling action film released in 1987 that takes place in a violent and dystopian Detroit. The story revolves around a corrupt corporation that privatizes the police force and transforms a fallen cop, Alex Murphy, into a crime-fighting cyborg known as RoboCop. As RoboCop battles crime lords and uncovers the company’s sinister plans, he becomes a symbol of justice and fights against his own creators. Starring Peter Weller and Nancy Allen, this movie is a must-watch for fans of sci-fi and action-packed stories.

Cast: Peter Weller (Officer Alex J. Murphy / RoboCop) , Nancy Allen (Officer Anne Lewis) , Dan O’Herlihy (The Old Man) , Ronny Cox (Dick Jones) , Kurtwood Smith (Clarence Boddicker) , Miguel Ferrer (Bob Morton) , Robert DoQui (Sgt. Warren Reed) , Ray Wise (Leon Nash) , Felton Perry (Johnson) , Paul McCrane (Emil Antonowsky) , Jesse D. Goins (Joe Cox) , Del Zamora (Kaplan) , Calvin Jung (Steve Minh) , Rick Lieberman (Walker) , Lee de Broux (Sal) , Mark Carlton (Miller) , Edward Edwards (Manson) , Michael Gregory (Lt. Hedgecock) , Freddie Hice (Bobby) , Neil Summers (Dougy) , Gene Wolande (Prisoner) , Gregory Poudevigne (Slimey Lawyer) , Charles Carroll (Bail Bondsman) , Kevin Page (Kinney) , Yolonda Williams (Ramirez)

Directors: Paul Verhoeven

Writers: Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner

Tags: cyborg, crime fighter, experiment, dystopia, giant robot, evil corporation, cyberpunk, detroit, michigan, law enforcement, gentrification, corrupt system, megacorporation

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon

Release Date: 1987-03-06

Genres: Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime

“Lethal Weapon” is a thrilling buddy cop movie released in 1987. It follows the story of two detectives, Roger Murtaugh and Martin Riggs, who are assigned to investigate a homicide case involving a young woman connected to a dangerous drug and prostitution ring. With Mel Gibson and Danny Glover leading the cast, this action-packed film showcases the unlikely partnership between a by-the-book detective and a reckless cop with a death wish.

Cast: Mel Gibson (Martin Riggs) , Danny Glover (Roger Murtaugh) , Gary Busey (Mr. Joshua) , Mitchell Ryan (General Peter McAllister) , Tom Atkins (Michael Hunsaker) , Darlene Love (Trish Murtaugh) , Traci Wolfe (Rianne Murtaugh) , Jackie Swanson (Amanda Hunsaker) , Damon Hines (Nick Murtaugh) , Ebonie Smith (Carrie Murtaugh) , Bill Kalmenson (Beat Cop) , Lycia Naff (Dixie) , Patrick Cameron (Cop #1) , Don Gordon (Cop #2) , Jimmie F. Skaggs (Drug Dealer #1) , Jason Ronard (Drug Dealer #2) , Blackie Dammett (Drug Dealer #3) , Gail Bowman (Cop) , Robert Fol (Cop) , Selma Archerd (Policewoman) , Richard B. Whitaker (Police Officer) , Mary Ellen Trainor (Psychologist) , Steve Kahan (Captain Ed Murphy) , Jack Thibeau (Sergeant McCaskey) , Grand L. Bush (Boyette)

Directors: Richard Donner

Writers: Shane Black

Tags: showdown, self-destruction, police, mixed martial arts, los angeles, california, police detective, ex soldier, wisecrack humor, buddy cop, lapd, maverick cop, homicide detective, christmas, death of wife, action hero

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Release Date: 1987-11-26

Genres: Comedy

“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” is a hilarious 1987 comedy that follows the misadventures of Neal Page, a grumpy marketing executive trying to get home for Thanksgiving. Along the way, he is stuck with an overly friendly shower ring curtain salesman named Del Griffith, played by John Candy. With a stellar cast including Steve Martin and Kevin Bacon, this movie is a must-watch for anyone in need of a good laugh.

Cast: Steve Martin (Neal Page) , John Candy (Del Griffith) , Laila Robins (Susan Page) , Michael McKean (State Trooper) , Dylan Baker (Owen) , Kevin Bacon (Taxi Racer) , Olivia Burnette (Marti Page) , Carol Bruce (Joy Page) , Diana Douglas (Peg) , Martin Ferrero (Motel Clerk) , Larry Hankin (Doobie) , Richard Herd (Walt) , Susan Kellermann (Waitress) , Matthew Lawrence (Little Neal) , Edie McClurg (Car Rental Agent) , Susan Isaacs (Marie) , John Randolph Jones (Cab Dispatcher) , Ben Stein (Wichita Airport Rep) , Lyman Ward (John) , George Petrie (Martin) , Gary Riley (Motel Thief) , Charles Tyner (Gus) , Lulie Newcomb (Owen’s Wife) , Nicholas Wyman (New York Lawyer) , Gaetano Lisi (Cab Driver – New York)

Directors: John Hughes

Writers: John Hughes

Tags: thanksgiving, road trip, buddy, receptionist, slob, st. louis, missouri, double take, chatter box, wichita kansas, speeding ticket, chewing tobacco, credit card fraud, state trooper, unlikely friendship, aftercreditsstinger

Wall Street

Wall Street

Release Date: 1987-12-10

Genres: Crime, Drama

“Wall Street” is a gripping drama released in 1987 that follows the story of a young and ambitious stockbroker, played by Charlie Sheen, who is determined to climb the corporate ladder at any cost. He gets entangled in a world of illegal trading and greed when he crosses paths with a ruthless corporate raider, portrayed by Michael Douglas. With a stellar cast including Martin Sheen and Daryl Hannah, this movie delves into the dark side of the financial world, showcasing the lengths some will go to achieve success.

Cast: Charlie Sheen (Bud Fox) , Michael Douglas (Gordon Gekko) , Martin Sheen (Carl Fox) , Daryl Hannah (Darien Taylor) , John C. McGinley (Marvin) , Hal Holbrook (Lou Mannheim) , Sean Young (Kate Gekko) , Terence Stamp (Sir Larry Wildman) , James Spader (Roger Barnes) , Chuck Pfeiffer (Chuckie) , Lauren Tom (Lady Broker) , Tamara Tunie (Carolyn) , Franklin Cover (Dan) , James Karen (Lynch) , Saul Rubinek (Harry Salt) , Leslie Lyles (Natalie) , Faith Geer (Natalie’s Assistant) , Frank Adonis (Charlie) , John Capodice (Dominick) , Suzen Murakoshi (Girl in Bed) , Dani Klein (Receptionist) , François Giroday (Alex) , Paul Guilfoyle (Stone Livingston) , Monique van Vooren (Woman at ’21’) , Sylvia Miles (Dolores the Realtor)

Directors: Oliver Stone

Writers: Oliver Stone, Stanley Weiser

Tags: new york city, fraud, broker, wall street, finances, stockbroker, lawyer, union, millionaire, black monday, high finance

Angel Heart

Angel Heart

Release Date: 1987-03-06

Genres: Horror, Mystery

“Angel Heart” is a thrilling 1987 movie that follows New York private detective Harry Angel, played by Mickey Rourke, as he embarks on a mission to find a missing person. However, his investigation takes a dark turn when he finds himself entangled in a supernatural journey into his own soul. With an impressive cast including Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, and Charlotte Rampling, this film is a must-watch for fans of mystery and suspense.

Cast: Mickey Rourke (Harry Angel) , Robert De Niro (Louis Cyphre) , Lisa Bonet (Epiphany Proudfoot) , Charlotte Rampling (Margaret Krusemark) , Stocker Fontelieu (Ethan Krusemark) , Brownie McGhee (Toots Sweet) , Michael Higgins (Doctor Fowler) , Elizabeth Whitcraft (Connie) , Eliott Keener (Sterne) , Charles Gordone (Spider Simpson) , Dann Florek (Winesnap) , Kathleen Wilhoite (Nurse) , George Buck (Izzy) , Judith Drake (Izzy’s Wife) , Pruitt Taylor Vince (Det. Deimos) , Dave Petitjean (Baptism Preacher) , Rick Washburn (Cajun Heavy) , Neil Newlon (Cajun Heavy #2) , Karen Davis (Voodoo Dancer) , Gerald Orange (Pastor John)

Directors: Alan Parker

Writers: William Hjortsberg, Alan Parker

Tags: new york city, southern usa, detective, amnesia, drug addiction, new orleans, louisiana, neurosis, heart, fan, sanatorium, voodoo, investigation, murder, flashback, surrealism, vision, church, drugs, demon, incest, missing person, devil worship

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

Release Date: 1987-07-31

Genres: Horror, Comedy, Thriller

“The Lost Boys” is a thrilling 1987 movie set in a seemingly peaceful coastal California town that turns out to be infested with bike gangs and vampires. When a mother and her two teenage sons move there, they uncover a series of mysterious murders and decide to take matters into their own hands. With a talented cast including Jason Patric, Corey Haim, and Kiefer Sutherland, this film promises an exciting blend of action, horror, and teenage camaraderie.

Cast: Jason Patric (Michael Emerson) , Corey Haim (Sam Emerson) , Dianne Wiest (Lucy Emerson) , Barnard Hughes (Grandpa) , Edward Herrmann (Max) , Kiefer Sutherland (David) , Jami Gertz (Star) , Corey Feldman (Edgar Frog) , Jamison Newlander (Alan Frog) , Brooke McCarter (Paul) , Billy Wirth (Dwayne) , Alex Winter (Marko) , Chance Michael Corbitt (Laddie) , Alexander Bacan Chapman (Greg) , Nori Morgan (Shelly) , Kelly Jo Minter (Maria) , Todd Feder (Surf Nazi #1) , Christopher Peters (Surf Nazi #2) , Keith Butterfield (Surf Nazi #3) , Gerald Younggren (Surf Nazi #4) , Eric Graves (Surf Nazi #5) , J. Dinan Myrtetus (Security Guard) , Timmy Cappello (Beach Concert Star) , Jim Turner (Gas Station Owner) , Tony Cain (Lost Child)

Directors: Joel Schumacher

Writers: Jeffrey Boam, Janice Fischer, James Jeremias

Tags: california, street gang, parent child relationship, small town, vampire, boardwalk, single, murder, gay interest, amusement park, blood sucking, seaside town, pets, 1980s, brother brother relationship, vampires, beach town

Raising Arizona

Raising Arizona

Release Date: 1987-03-01

Genres: Comedy, Crime

“Raising Arizona” is a hilarious and unpredictable comedy from 1987 that made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year. Starring Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter, the movie follows the story of a couple who, unable to have children of their own, decide to take one of another family’s quintuplets. As you can imagine, their well-intentioned plan quickly spirals into a series of unexpected and chaotic events. With a talented cast including John Goodman and Frances McDormand, this film is a must-watch for anyone looking for a good laugh and some wild adventures.

Cast: Nicolas Cage (H.I.) , Holly Hunter (Ed) , Trey Wilson (Nathan Arizona, Sr.) , John Goodman (Gale) , William Forsythe (Evelle) , Sam McMurray (Glen) , Frances McDormand (Dot) , Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb (Leonard Smalls) , T.J. Kuhn (Nathan Junior) , Lynne Kitei (Florence Arizona) , Peter Benedek (Prison Counselor) , Charles ‘Lew’ Smith (Nice Old Grocery Man) , Warren Keith (Younger FBI Agent) , Henry Kendrick (Older FBI Agent) , Sidney Dawson (Ear-Bending Cellmate) , Richard Blake (Parole Board Chairman) , Troy Nabors (Parole Board Member) , Mary Seibel (Parole Board Member) , John O’Donnal (Hayseed in the Pickup) , Keith Jandacek (Whitey) , Warren Forsythe (Minister) , Ruben Young (‘Trapped’ Convict) , Dennis Sullivan (Policeman in Arizona House) , Richard Alexander (Policeman in Arizona House) , Rusty Lee (Feisty Hayseed)

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Tags: robbery, baby, supermarket, arizona, pregnancy, satire, family relationships



Release Date: 1987-09-11

Genres: Horror, Thriller

“Hellraiser” is a horror movie released in 1987 that tells the story of Frank, a man who accidentally opens a portal to hell after playing with a mysterious box. As a result, he is brutally torn apart by fetish-demons led by Pinhead. When Frank’s brother and his wife move into his house, Frank’s skeletal form appears to his sister-in-law, asking her to provide him with corpses for his regeneration. Starring Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman, and other talented actors, this spine-chilling film takes you on a terrifying journey into the depths of hell.

Cast: Clare Higgins (Julia Cotton) , Ashley Laurence (Kirsty Cotton) , Sean Chapman (Frank Cotton) , Oliver Smith (Frank the Monster) , Andrew Robinson (Larry Cotton) , Robert Hines (Steve) , Doug Bradley (Pinhead) , Grace Kirby (Female Cenobite) , Nicholas Vince (Chattering Cenobite) , Simon Bamford (‘Butterball’ Cenobite) , Anthony Allen (1st Victim (uncredited)) , Leon Davis (2nd Victim (uncredited)) , Michael Cassidy (3rd Victim (uncredited)) , Frank Baker (Derelict (uncredited)) , Kenneth Nelson (Bill (uncredited)) , Gay Baynes (Evelyn (uncredited)) , Niall Buggy (Dinner Guest (uncredited)) , Dave Atkins (Moving Man 1 (uncredited)) , Oliver Parker (Moving Man 2 (uncredited)) , Sharon Bower (Nurse (uncredited)) , Raul Newney (Doctor (uncredited)) , Pamela Sholto (Complaining Customer (uncredited))

Directors: Clive Barker

Writers: Clive Barker

Tags: based on novel or book, seduction, ritual, stepmother, supernatural, revenge, surrealism, gore, undead, human sacrifice, demon, puzzle box, cult film, attic, occult, cenobite

Fatal Attraction

Fatal Attraction

Release Date: 1987-09-11

Genres: Drama, Thriller

“Fatal Attraction” is a gripping thriller from 1987 that tells the story of Dan Gallagher, a successful lawyer living a seemingly perfect life with his wife and daughter. However, things take a dark turn when Dan has a brief affair with a seductive book editor named Alex. As Dan tries to end the fling, Alex’s obsession turns into dangerous stalking, putting Dan and his family in grave danger. Starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer, this intense film will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Michael Douglas (Dan Gallagher) , Glenn Close (Alexandra “Alex” Forrest) , Anne Archer (Beth Gallagher) , Ellen Hamilton Latzen (Ellen Gallagher) , Stuart Pankin (Jimmy) , Ellen Foley (Hildy) , Fred Gwynne (Arthur) , Tom Brennan (Howard Rogerson) , Lois Smith (Martha) , Mike Nussbaum (Bob Drimmer) , J.J. Johnston (O’Rourke) , Sam Coppola (Fuselli) , Justine Johnston (Real Estate Agent) , Jane Krakowski (Christine) , Christine Farrell (Teacher) , Mary Joy (Teacher) , James Eckhouse (Man in Japanese Restaurant) , Faith Geer (Nurse) , Carol Schneider (Waitress) , Judi M. Durand (Party Guest) , Anna Levine Thomson (Secretary) , Barbara Harris (Party Guest) , Larry Moss (Party Guest) , Vladimir Skomarovsky (Party Guest) , Eunice Prewitt (Receptionist)

Directors: Adrian Lyne

Writers: James Dearden

Tags: new york city, sexual obsession, obsession, married couple, one-night stand, deceived wife, marriage crisis, stalker, stalking, lawyer, female stalker, extramarital affair, obsessive love, executive, married man, psychotic obsessions, obsessed with a man, obsessive relationship, every man’s nightmare



Release Date: 1987-06-24

Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction

“Spaceballs” is a hilarious sci-fi comedy released in 1987. It follows the adventures of Lone Starr, a space-bum-for-hire, and his clueless sidekick as they embark on a mission to rescue Princess Vespa from the nefarious Dark Helmet. Along the way, they encounter Yogurt, who teaches Lone Starr the power of “The Schwartz.” Packed with a star-studded cast including Bill Pullman, Rick Moranis, and Mel Brooks, this movie is a must-watch for anyone looking for a good laugh and a parody of the sci-fi genre.

Cast: Bill Pullman (Lone Starr) , Rick Moranis (Dark Helmet) , Mel Brooks (President Skroob / Yogurt) , Daphne Zuniga (Princess Vespa) , John Candy (Barfolemew ‘Barf’) , George Wyner (Colonel Sandurz) , Joan Rivers (Dot Matrix (voice)) , Dick Van Patten (King Roland) , Michael Winslow (Radar Technician) , Lorene Yarnell Jansson (Dot Matrix) , John Hurt (Kane) , Ed Gale (Dink #1) , Stephen Tobolowsky (Captain of the Guard) , Sandy Helberg (Dr. Schlotkin) , Dom DeLuise (Pizza the Hutt (voice)) , Rick Ducommun (Prison Guard) , Rudy De Luca (Vinnie the Robot) , Ken Olfson (Head Usher) , Denise Gallup (Charlene) , Dian Gallup (Marlene) , Jim Jackman (Major Asshole) , Jim J. Bullock (Prince Valium) , Sal Viscuso (Radio Operator) , Ronny Graham (Minister) , Brenda Strong (Nurse Gretchen)

Directors: Mel Brooks

Writers: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham

Tags: android, laser gun, swordplay, temple, space marine, space battle, space travel, space mission, galaxy, altar, magnet beam, speed of light, plastic surgery, password, satire, parody, spoof



Release Date: 1987-06-30

Genres: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction

“Innerspace” is a thrilling sci-fi comedy released in 1987. Starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, and Meg Ryan, the movie follows the story of Tuck Pendleton, a test pilot who gets accidentally injected into the body of a neurotic hypochondriac named Jack Putter. With limited oxygen supply, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex-girlfriend and help him extract himself and his miniaturized ship before it’s too late. Get ready for a hilarious adventure filled with unexpected twists and turns!

Cast: Dennis Quaid (Lt. Tuck Pendleton) , Martin Short (Jack Putter) , Meg Ryan (Lydia Maxwell) , Kevin McCarthy (Victor Eugene Scrimshaw) , Fiona Lewis (Dr. Margaret Canker) , Vernon Wells (Mr. Igoe) , Robert Picardo (The Cowboy) , Dick Miller (Cab Driver) , Wendy Schaal (Wendy) , Harold Sylvester (Pete Blanchard) , William Schallert (Dr. Greenbush) , Henry Gibson (Mr. Wormwood) , John Hora (Ozzie Wexler) , Mark L. Taylor (Dr. Niles) , Orson Bean (Lydia’s Editor) , Kevin Hooks (Duane) , Kathleen Freeman (Dream Lady) , Archie Hahn (Messenger) , Kenneth Tobey (Man in Restroom) , Joe Flaherty (Waiting Room Patient) , Andrea Martin (Waiting Room Patient) , Jason Laskay (Scrimshaw’s Henchman) , Frank Miller (Scrimshaw’s Henchman) , Christine Avila (Lab Technician) , Alexandra Borrie (Lab Technician)

Directors: Joe Dante

Writers: Jeffrey Boam, Chip Proser

Tags: san francisco, california, experiment, shrinking, test pilot

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