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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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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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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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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 1280  Average listal rating (839 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
5. Evil Dead II (1987)
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People who added this item 1443  Average listal rating (897 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
6. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
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People who added this item 407  Average listal rating (218 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
7. Withnail & I (1987)
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People who added this item 1932  Average listal rating (1228 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
8. The Untouchables (1987)
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9. Wall Street (1987)
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People who added this item 215  Average listal rating (140 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.2 
10. The Monster Squad (1987)
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People who added this item 1665  Average listal rating (1125 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.1 
11. Spaceballs (1987)
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People who added this item 343  Average listal rating (221 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
12. Roxanne (1987)
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People who added this item 1799  Average listal rating (1247 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
13. Lethal Weapon (1987)
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People who added this item 2177  Average listal rating (1444 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.5 
14. RoboCop (1987)
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People who added this item 382  Average listal rating (255 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.4 
15. Batteries Not Included (1987)
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People who added this item 40  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.3  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, 1 month ago at Mar 5 12:36
"I see everything twice!" Heh, I love Yossarian.

Good looking list man!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month 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, 3 months ago at Jan 11 17:47
Angel Heart is incredible. Definitely up there with Full Metal Jacket for me.

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