1987 films

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1. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

76 Metascore

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Votes: 629,283 | Gross: $46.36M

2. The Lost Boys (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

63 Metascore

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 115,299 | Gross: $32.22M

3. The Untouchables (1987)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

During the era of Prohibition in the United States, Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone, and because of rampant corruption, assembles a small, hand-picked team to help him.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 262,295 | Gross: $76.27M

4. Lethal Weapon (1987)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

68 Metascore

Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 224,096 | Gross: $65.21M

5. An Autumn's Tale (1987)

98 min | Drama, Romance

Filmed in New York, story of naive young woman from Hong Kong who goes to New York to study. Street-wise cabbie cousin takes care of her in the big city

Director: Mabel Cheung | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Cherie Chung, Danny Bak-Keung Chan, Gigi Suk Yee Wong

Votes: 1,374

6. Wall Street (1987)

R | 126 min | Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover

Votes: 136,818 | Gross: $43.85M

7. A Better Tomorrow II (1987)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A restauranteur teams up with a police officer and his ex-con brother to avenge the death of a friend's daughter.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Lung Ti, Dean Shek

Votes: 8,669

8. Hellraiser (1987)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

Votes: 95,628 | Gross: $14.56M

9. Spiritual Love (1987)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A small-time triad member, played by Chow Yun-Fat, discovers a letter from an antique desk written by a young girl, played by Cherie Chung, who died from an illness years before. After her ... See full summary »

Directors: David Lai, Taylor Wong | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Cherie Chung, Deannie Ip, Siu-Fung Wong

Votes: 179

10. City on Fire (1987)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An undercover cop infiltrates a gang of thieves who plan to rob a jewelry store.

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Yueh Sun, Danny Lee, Carrie Ng

Votes: 5,501

11. Prison on Fire (1987)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Inside a Chinese prison two inmates form a friendship and face the difficulty of life on the inside.

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Ka-Kui Ho, Roy Cheung

Votes: 2,169

12. Predator (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 353,066 | Gross: $59.74M

13. The Running Man (1987)

R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

45 Metascore

A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

Votes: 134,017 | Gross: $38.12M

14. Easy Money (1987)

TV-PG | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Michelle Yeung Ling is ultra-wealthy heiress that has grown bored with the everyday humdrum. To break the monotony, she plans elaborate heists and hires crew from all over the world to accomplish the job.

Director: Stephen Shin | Stars: George Lam, Michelle Yeoh, Kent Cheng, Feng Ku

Votes: 92

15. The Living Daylights (1987)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

60 Metascore

James Bond is sent to investigate a KGB policy to kill all enemy spies and uncovers an arms deal that potentially has major global ramifications.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Don Baker

Votes: 82,783 | Gross: $51.19M

16. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

48 Metascore

Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogomil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox

Votes: 100,788 | Gross: $153.67M

17. 3 Men and a Baby (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

61 Metascore

Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis

Votes: 44,305 | Gross: $167.78M

18. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

45 Metascore

A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 34,965 | Gross: $34.37M

19. Mannequin (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

21 Metascore

A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.

Director: Michael Gottlieb | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty, James Spader

Votes: 27,363 | Gross: $42.72M

20. Baby Boom (1987)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis, Kristina Kennedy

Votes: 12,932 | Gross: $26.71M

21. Rich and Famous (1987)

R | 104 min | Crime

To pay off his debt as a gambler, a man drags his sister and step-brother into a life of crimeand a violent war between rival gang lords.

Director: Taylor Wong | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Andy Lau, Alex Man, Siu-Fung Wong

Votes: 521

22. Tragic Hero (1987)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After being released from prison, Tang Kat Yung exacts revenge on Li Ah Chai, in this sequel to Rich and Famous.

Director: Taylor Wong | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Andy Lau, Alex Man, Siu-Fung Wong

Votes: 456

23. Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

42 Metascore

The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of 'Bigfoot' a secret.

Director: William Dear | Stars: John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick, Joshua Rudoy

Votes: 29,414 | Gross: $29.76M

24. Evil Cat (1987)

91 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Master Cheung is the last of a large family whose members for centuries have protected the Earth from a demonic cat with nine lives.

Director: Dennis Yu | Stars: Chia-Liang Liu, Lai-Ying Tang, Mark Cheng, Jing Wong

Votes: 96

25. Jing zhuong zhui nu zi zhi er (1988)

93 min | Comedy, Romance

The three romancers played by Shui-Fan Fung, Eric Tsang and Pak-cheung Chan enter show business and join the ratings-struggling Chow TV station, run by Lao Chow (Hoi-Pang Lo), to boost ... See full summary »

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Andy Lau, Stanley Sui-Fan Fung, Pak-Cheung Chan, Eric Tsang

Votes: 138

26. Yong ai zhuo yi ren (1987)

Comedy

Naomi, a corporate heiress from Japan, vacations to Hong Kong with her two colleagues. Bored, she sneaks out to visit the city and befriends a local rock band and, appreciative of the ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Tsang | Stars: Alan Tam, Yû Hayami, Pak-Cheung Chan, Teddy Robin Kwan

Votes: 30

27. Yi wu liang qi (1987)

98 min | Comedy

Newly married Kenny Bee soon becomes a not-so-happy bigamist when his ex-wife decides to move back in with him and his new bride.

Director: Anthony Chan | Stars: Kenny Bee, Anita Mui, Anthony Chan, Pat Ha

Votes: 32

28. Return of the Demon (1987)

96 min | Comedy, Horror

Three treasure hunters inadvertently awaken a sleeping demon in a Chinese village, who then goes on a rampage aiming to obtain the souls of 49 people born in the "Hoi" times in order to ... See full summary »

Director: Ying Wong | Stars: Dick Wei, Wu Ma, Pak-Cheung Chan, Emily Chu

Votes: 37

29. No Man's Land (1987)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A rookie cop goes undercover and infiltrates a car thief ring.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Charlie Sheen, D.B. Sweeney, Lara Harris, Randy Quaid

Votes: 3,906 | Gross: $2.88M

30. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 87,197 | Gross: $43.98M

31. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

15 Metascore

Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young

Votes: 38,529 | Gross: $20.76M

32. The Big Easy (1986)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

A corrupt lieutenant in the homicide division is threatened by the righteous DA while trying to solve a string of mysterious murders.

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman

Votes: 10,960 | Gross: $17.69M

33. Banzai Runner (1987)

88 min | Action

A highway patrolman goes after a ring of hit-and-run drivers known as "Banzai runners," who have fast, expensive cars and stage illegal, dangerous high-speed races on the freeways at night.

Director: John G. Thomas | Stars: Dean Stockwell, John Shepherd, Charles Dierkop, Barry Sattels

Votes: 94



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