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Added by the giraffe on 11 Nov 2010 03:42
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Best movies of 1987

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People who added this item 4034 Average listal rating (2663 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3


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 1387 Average listal rating (899 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3


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 2535 Average listal rating (1644 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1


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 1429 Average listal rating (955 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
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 1620 Average listal rating (1112 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Evil Dead II (1987)
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People who added this item 1723 Average listal rating (1058 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 498 Average listal rating (285 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Withnail & I (1987)
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People who added this item 2298 Average listal rating (1493 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 1035 Average listal rating (683 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Wall Street (1987)
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People who added this item 321 Average listal rating (225 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 1897 Average listal rating (1298 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Spaceballs (1987)
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People who added this item 409 Average listal rating (264 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
Roxanne (1987)
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People who added this item 2108 Average listal rating (1439 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Lethal Weapon (1987)
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People who added this item 2687 Average listal rating (1812 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.6
RoboCop (1987)
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People who added this item 442 Average listal rating (305 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7


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