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Best movies of 1987

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1. Full Metal Jacket (1987)


I go back & forth between this and Apocalypse Now as to which is my favorite Vietnam movie. Both are equally perfect from start to finish, with memorable/unforgettable scenes, performances, characters, and soundtracks. R. Lee Ermey's drill sergeant may be one of the most well-known characters in film history, but I count Private Joker among my personal favorites largely for the views on war he represents & what his character brings to the film (see also Yossarian of Catch-22).
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People who added this item 1213  Average listal rating (770 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
2. Raising Arizona (1987)


To those who claim Nicolas Cage can't act and/or makes horrible films, I point you to this one as an example that he CAN act AND make good movies. Plus, it has one of the greatest chase scenes of all time.
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People who added this item 2193  Average listal rating (1392 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
3. The Princess Bride (1987)


All around one of my favorite films ever, and one of the best love stories ever committed to film. The book is also excellent.
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People who added this item 1146  Average listal rating (747 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
4. Hellraiser (1987)


Easily my favorite 80s horror film, and possibly my all-time favorite horror movie (I go back & forth between it & Night of the Living Dead).
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People who added this item 1310  Average listal rating (862 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
5. Evil Dead II (1987)
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People who added this item 1485  Average listal rating (920 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
6. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
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People who added this item 417  Average listal rating (224 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
7. Withnail & I (1987)
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People who added this item 1975  Average listal rating (1260 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
8. The Untouchables (1987)
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People who added this item 862  Average listal rating (568 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
9. Wall Street (1987)
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People who added this item 224  Average listal rating (146 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.2 
10. The Monster Squad (1987)
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People who added this item 1694  Average listal rating (1145 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.1 
11. Spaceballs (1987)
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People who added this item 355  Average listal rating (228 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
12. Roxanne (1987)
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People who added this item 1825  Average listal rating (1259 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
13. Lethal Weapon (1987)
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People who added this item 2229  Average listal rating (1481 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
14. RoboCop (1987)
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People who added this item 388  Average listal rating (259 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
15. Batteries Not Included (1987)
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People who added this item 43  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.2 
16. Robot Carnival (1987)


Sort of the anime version of Fantasia or an all-ages Heavy Metal.
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Runners-up


 

Top films listed in the order I like them, though repeat viewings could potentially rearrange said order. And of course the order could be further altered once I watch the "Unwatched contenders".

Runners-up and Unwatched contenders listed alphabetically.

Had you asked my 1987 self...
1. The Princess Bride
2. The Monster Squad
3. Spaceballs
4. Predator
5. Roxanne
6. G.I. Joe: The Movie
7. batteries not included
8. Robocop
9. Raising Arizona
10. Throw Momma from the Train
11. Innerspace
12. The Lost Boys
13. Harry and the Hendersons
14. Ernest Goes to Camp
15. Three Men and a Baby

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Mar 5 12:36
"I see everything twice!" Heh, I love Yossarian.

Good looking list man!
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Mar 7 16:51
I know most of Eddie Murphy's movies are crap nowadays but I still think that Raw was completely hilarious!

if you're interested, you can check my list : http://www.listal.com/list/top-10-best-movies-1987
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jan 11 17:47
Angel Heart is incredible. Definitely up there with Full Metal Jacket for me.

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