Full Metal Jacket
“Full Metal Jacket” is a gripping war film released in 1987 that takes you on a journey through the U.S.-Vietnam War. It follows a pragmatic U.S. Marine as he witnesses the dehumanizing effects of the war on his fellow recruits, from their intense boot camp training to the brutal street fighting in Hue. With a talented cast including Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, and Vincent D’Onofrio, this movie offers a raw and thought-provoking portrayal of the realities of war.
Wings of Desire
“Wings of Desire” is a captivating movie released in 1987 that follows two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, as they silently observe the vibrant streets of Berlin. However, when Damiel falls in love with a trapeze artist named Marion, he yearns to experience life as a human. With the guidance of actor Peter Falk, Damiel embarks on a journey to fulfill his desire, making this film a beautiful exploration of love, longing, and the possibility of transcending one’s angelic nature.
“The Untouchables” is a thrilling crime drama set in 1930s Chicago. It follows the story of Eliot Ness, a determined young Treasury Agent who is determined to bring down the notorious gangster Al Capone. With the help of a veteran patrolman named Jim Malone, Ness embarks on a dangerous mission to take down Capone, facing corrupt police and a city controlled by the mob. Starring Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, and Robert De Niro, this action-packed film will keep you on the edge of your seat. Released in 1987, it’s one of the best voted movies of that year.
The Last Emperor
“The Last Emperor” is a captivating historical drama that takes us on a journey through the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China. Set in the Forbidden City, the film explores Puyi’s rise to power, his downfall, and his eventual transformation into an ordinary peasant worker. With a talented cast including John Lone, Joan Chen, and Peter O’Toole, this 1987 release offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of a once revered figure in Chinese history.
Evil Dead II
“Evil Dead II” is a thrilling horror movie from 1987 that made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of that year. It follows the story of Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda, who stumble upon a log cabin in the woods and unknowingly unleash an evil power when they play a recording from “The Book of the Dead.” With an incredible cast including Bruce Campbell and Sarah Berry, this film will keep you on the edge of your seat as Linda’s body becomes possessed by the unleashed evil. Released on March 13, 1987, it’s a must-watch for horror enthusiasts.
Empire of the Sun
“Empire of the Sun” is a captivating movie set in 1987 that tells the story of Jamie Graham, a young English boy living in Shanghai during the Japanese invasion. Separated from his parents and thrown into a prison camp, Jamie finds solace in the company of an American sailor who becomes his protector. Despite the harsh conditions, Jamie’s unwavering spirit and dignity shine through, offering hope to those held captive alongside him. With an impressive cast including Christian Bale, John Malkovich, and Miranda Richardson, this film is a must-watch for its powerful portrayal of resilience and humanity in the face of adversity.
“Predator” is a thrilling action movie released in 1987, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers. Set in a Central American jungle, it follows a group of skilled commandos on a top-secret mission who unexpectedly find themselves being hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. With a talented cast and an intense storyline, this film is a must-watch for fans of sci-fi and adventure.
“Dirty Dancing” is a heartwarming movie set in the summer of 1987. It follows the story of 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman, who unexpectedly discovers her passion for dancing while on a family vacation in the Catskills. With a talented cast including Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, this film beautifully captures the excitement of young love and the joy of following your dreams. Released on August 21, 1987, it’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year.
Good Morning, Vietnam
“Good Morning, Vietnam” is a hilarious and heartwarming movie set in 1987. It follows a witty disk jockey who is sent to Vietnam to work for the Armed Forces Radio Service. While he quickly becomes a favorite among the troops with his humor, his superiors aren’t too pleased. Starring the talented Robin Williams and Forest Whitaker, this film is a must-watch for its entertaining storyline and incredible performances.
“RoboCop” is a thrilling action film released in 1987 that takes place in a violent and dystopian Detroit. The story revolves around a corrupt corporation that privatizes the police force and transforms a fallen cop, Alex Murphy, into a crime-fighting cyborg known as RoboCop. As RoboCop battles crime lords and uncovers the company’s sinister plans, he becomes a symbol of justice and fights against his own creators. Starring Peter Weller and Nancy Allen, this movie is a must-watch for fans of sci-fi and action-packed stories.
“Lethal Weapon” is a thrilling buddy cop movie released in 1987. It follows the story of two detectives, Roger Murtaugh and Martin Riggs, who are assigned to investigate a homicide case involving a young woman connected to a dangerous drug and prostitution ring. With Mel Gibson and Danny Glover leading the cast, this action-packed film showcases the unlikely partnership between a by-the-book detective and a reckless cop with a death wish.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” is a hilarious 1987 comedy that follows the misadventures of Neal Page, a grumpy marketing executive trying to get home for Thanksgiving. Along the way, he is stuck with an overly friendly shower ring curtain salesman named Del Griffith, played by John Candy. With a stellar cast including Steve Martin and Kevin Bacon, this movie is a must-watch for anyone in need of a good laugh.
“Wall Street” is a gripping drama released in 1987 that follows the story of a young and ambitious stockbroker, played by Charlie Sheen, who is determined to climb the corporate ladder at any cost. He gets entangled in a world of illegal trading and greed when he crosses paths with a ruthless corporate raider, portrayed by Michael Douglas. With a stellar cast including Martin Sheen and Daryl Hannah, this movie delves into the dark side of the financial world, showcasing the lengths some will go to achieve success.
“Angel Heart” is a thrilling 1987 movie that follows New York private detective Harry Angel, played by Mickey Rourke, as he embarks on a mission to find a missing person. However, his investigation takes a dark turn when he finds himself entangled in a supernatural journey into his own soul. With an impressive cast including Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, and Charlotte Rampling, this film is a must-watch for fans of mystery and suspense.
The Lost Boys
“The Lost Boys” is a thrilling 1987 movie set in a seemingly peaceful coastal California town that turns out to be infested with bike gangs and vampires. When a mother and her two teenage sons move there, they uncover a series of mysterious murders and decide to take matters into their own hands. With a talented cast including Jason Patric, Corey Haim, and Kiefer Sutherland, this film promises an exciting blend of action, horror, and teenage camaraderie.
“Raising Arizona” is a hilarious and unpredictable comedy from 1987 that made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year. Starring Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter, the movie follows the story of a couple who, unable to have children of their own, decide to take one of another family’s quintuplets. As you can imagine, their well-intentioned plan quickly spirals into a series of unexpected and chaotic events. With a talented cast including John Goodman and Frances McDormand, this film is a must-watch for anyone looking for a good laugh and some wild adventures.
“Hellraiser” is a horror movie released in 1987 that tells the story of Frank, a man who accidentally opens a portal to hell after playing with a mysterious box. As a result, he is brutally torn apart by fetish-demons led by Pinhead. When Frank’s brother and his wife move into his house, Frank’s skeletal form appears to his sister-in-law, asking her to provide him with corpses for his regeneration. Starring Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman, and other talented actors, this spine-chilling film takes you on a terrifying journey into the depths of hell.
“Fatal Attraction” is a gripping thriller from 1987 that tells the story of Dan Gallagher, a successful lawyer living a seemingly perfect life with his wife and daughter. However, things take a dark turn when Dan has a brief affair with a seductive book editor named Alex. As Dan tries to end the fling, Alex’s obsession turns into dangerous stalking, putting Dan and his family in grave danger. Starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer, this intense film will keep you on the edge of your seat.
“Spaceballs” is a hilarious sci-fi comedy released in 1987. It follows the adventures of Lone Starr, a space-bum-for-hire, and his clueless sidekick as they embark on a mission to rescue Princess Vespa from the nefarious Dark Helmet. Along the way, they encounter Yogurt, who teaches Lone Starr the power of “The Schwartz.” Packed with a star-studded cast including Bill Pullman, Rick Moranis, and Mel Brooks, this movie is a must-watch for anyone looking for a good laugh and a parody of the sci-fi genre.
“Innerspace” is a thrilling sci-fi comedy released in 1987. Starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, and Meg Ryan, the movie follows the story of Tuck Pendleton, a test pilot who gets accidentally injected into the body of a neurotic hypochondriac named Jack Putter. With limited oxygen supply, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex-girlfriend and help him extract himself and his miniaturized ship before it’s too late. Get ready for a hilarious adventure filled with unexpected twists and turns!
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