Top 1987 IMDb Rated Movies

[#1] Full Metal Jacket (1987)

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

Genre: Drama, War

Director:

Cast: Adam Baldwin, Arliss Howard, Bruce Boa, Dorian Harewood,...

Country: UK, US

Duration: 117 min

Release: 1987

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.3 (649,709 votes)

[#2] The Princess Bride (1987)

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Cast: André Roussimoff, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Cary Elwes,...

Country: US

Duration: 99 min

Release: 1987

Rated: PG

IMDb: 8.0 (379,159 votes)

[#3] Wings of Desire (1987)

Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds -- with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk -- that it might be possible for him to take human form.

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Cast: Beatrice Manowski, Bruno Ganz, Bruno Rosaz, Chick Ortega,...

Country: France, Germany

Duration: 128 min

Release: 1987

Rated: PG-13

IMDb: 8.0 (63,443 votes)

[#4] Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Malle’s own childhood, the film is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.

Genre: Drama, War

Director:

Cast: Arnaud Henriet, Daniel Edinger, Francine Racette, François Berléand,...

Country: France, Germany, Italy

Duration: 105 min

Release: 1987

Rated: PG

IMDb: 8.0 (31,112 votes)

[#5] The Untouchables (1987)

Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone, but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.

Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Andy García, Billy Drago, Brad Sullivan, Charles Martin Smith,...

Country: US

Duration: 119 min

Release: 1987

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.9 (270,961 votes)

[#6] Evil Dead II (1987)

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda's body.

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Director:

Cast: Bruce Campbell, Dan Hicks, Denise Bixler, John Peakes,...

Country: US

Duration: 84 min

Release: 1987

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.8 (142,878 votes)

[#7] Predator (1987)

Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Duke, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo,...

Country: US

Duration: 107 min

Release: 1987

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.8 (357,595 votes)

[#8] Withnail & I (1987)

Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty, they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director:

Cast: Anthony Wise, Daragh O'Malley, Eddie Tagoe, Irene Sutcliffe,...

Country: UK

Duration: 108 min

Release: 1987

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.7 (38,825 votes)

[#9] The Last Emperor (1987)

A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.

Genre: Drama, History

Director:

Cast: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Constantine Gregory, Dennis Dun, Henry O,...

Country: China, France, Italy, UK

Duration: 219 min

Release: 1987

Rated: PG-13

IMDb: 7.7 (90,713 votes)

[#10] Empire of the Sun (1987)

Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.

Genre: Drama, History, War

Director:

Cast: Ben Stiller, Christian Bale, David Neidorf, Emily Richard,...

Country: US

Duration: 153 min

Release: 1987

Rated: PG

IMDb: 7.7 (111,325 votes)