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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 1236  Average listal rating (785 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
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 2248  Average listal rating (1429 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 1186  Average listal rating (778 ratings) 7  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 1367  Average listal rating (904 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
5. Evil Dead II (1987)
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People who added this item 1537  Average listal rating (962 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
6. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
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People who added this item 434  Average listal rating (234 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
7. Withnail & I (1987)
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People who added this item 2040  Average listal rating (1307 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
8. The Untouchables (1987)
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People who added this item 892  Average listal rating (587 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
9. Wall Street (1987)
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People who added this item 243  Average listal rating (158 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.2 
10. The Monster Squad (1987)
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People who added this item 1739  Average listal rating (1170 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.1 
11. Spaceballs (1987)
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People who added this item 361  Average listal rating (230 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
12. Roxanne (1987)
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People who added this item 1884  Average listal rating (1297 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
13. Lethal Weapon (1987)
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People who added this item 2295  Average listal rating (1531 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
14. RoboCop (1987)
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People who added this item 403  Average listal rating (268 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
15. Batteries Not Included (1987)
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People who added this item 44  Average listal rating (19 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: 4 years, 2 months ago at Mar 5 12:36
"I see everything twice!" Heh, I love Yossarian.

Good looking list man!
Posted: 4 years, 2 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: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jan 11 17:47
Angel Heart is incredible. Definitely up there with Full Metal Jacket for me.

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