List of American films of 1987

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A list of American films released in 1987.

The Last Emperor won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Top-grossing films[edit]

  1. Three Men and a Baby, starring Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg, and Tom Selleck
  2. Fatal Attraction, starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer
  3. Beverly Hills Cop II, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Jurgen Prochnow, Brigitte Nielsen, Paul Reiser and Ronny Cox
  4. Good Morning, Vietnam, starring Robin Williams and Forest Whitaker
  5. Moonstruck, starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia and Danny Aiello
  6. The Untouchables, starring Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy Garcia, Charles Martin Smith and Robert De Niro.
  7. The Secret of My Succe$s, starring Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan and Margaret Whitton
  8. Stakeout, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe and Aidan Quinn
  9. Lethal Weapon, starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Gary Busey
  10. The Witches of Eastwick, starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer


Title Director Cast Genre Note
84 Charing Cross Road David Jones Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench Drama From James Roose-Evans play
Adventures in Babysitting Chris Columbus Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp, Vincent D'Onofrio, Penelope Ann Miller Comedy aka A Night on the Town
The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory Burt Kennedy Brian Keith, James Arness, Alec Baldwin, Raúl Juliá Western, Biography made for TV
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold Gary Nelson Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones Adventure King Solomon's Mines sequel
The Allnighter Tamar Simon Hoffs Susanna Hoffs, Joan Cusack Comedy Universal
Amazing Grace and Chuck Mike Newell Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck, William L. Petersen, Joshua Zuehlke, Alex English Drama TriStar
The Amazing Mr. Bickford Frank Zappa Clay animation
Amazon Women on the Moon 5 directors Arsenio Hall, Carrie Fisher, Sybil Danning, Griffin Dunne, Kelly Preston, David Alan Grier, Steve Forrest, Steve Allen, Steve Guttenberg, Rosanna Arquette, Michelle Pfeiffer Comedy, Parody Universal Pictures
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation Sam Firstenberg Michael Dudikoff, Steve James Action sequel to American Ninja
Angel Heart Alan Parker Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet, Robert De Niro, Charlotte Rampling Mystery From William Hjortsberg novel
Anguish Bigas Luna Zelda Rubinstein, Michael Lerner Horror
Anna Yurek Bogayevicz Sally Kirkland, Paulina Porizkova, Robert Fields Drama Golden Globe for Kirkland
Anne of Avonlea Kevin Sullivan Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Wendy Hiller Drama sequel to Anne of Green Gables
Assassination Peter R. Hunt Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Stephen Elliott, Michael Ansara Action Cannon Films
Athens, Georgia: Inside Out Tony Gayton R.E.M., The B-52's Documentary


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Baby Boom Charles Shyer Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis, Sam Wanamaker, James Spader Comedy United Artists; later became TV series
Back to the Beach Lyndall Hobbs Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Bob Denver, Connie Stevens, Don Adams, Paul Reubens Comedy Paramount Pictures; spoof of 1960s beach movies
Bagdad Café Percy Adlon Marianne Sägebrecht, C. C. H. Pounder Drama co-produced with Germany
Barfly Barbet Schroeder Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway Drama written by Charles Bukowski
Bates Motel Richard Rothstein Kurt Paul, Bud Cort, Lori Petty, Moses Gunn Horror spin-off of Psycho
Batteries Not Included Matthew Robbins Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn Science fiction aka Miracle on 8th Street
The Bedroom Window Curtis Hanson Elizabeth McGovern, Steve Guttenberg, Isabelle Huppert Suspense based on Anne Holden novel
The Believers John Schlesinger Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Robert Loggia, Jimmy Smits, Elizabeth Wilson, Harris Yulin Horror based on Nicholas Conde novel
Benji the Hunted Joe Camp Family drama Walt Disney Pictures
Berserker Jefferson Richard Horror
Best Seller John Flynn James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Victoria Tennant Crime drama Orion
A Better Tomorrow 2 Chow-Yun Fat Action China
Beverly Hills Cop II Tony Scott Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Brigitte Nielsen, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox, John Ashton Action, Comedy sequel to Beverly Hills Cop
Beyond Therapy Robert Altman Julie Hagerty, Jeff Goldblum, Glenda Jackson, Tom Conti, Christopher Guest Comedy New World Pictures
The Big Bang Picha Luis Rego, Georges Aminel, Perrette Pradier Animated, Adult
The Big Easy Jim McBride Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty Crime drama Columbia
The Big Town Harold Becker, Ben Bolt Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Dern, Lee Grant, Tom Skerritt, Suzy Amis Drama Columbia
Black Widow Bob Rafelson Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey, Nicol Williamson, Dennis Hopper Crime drama 20th Century Fox
Blind Date Blake Edwards Bruce Willis, Kim Basinger, John Larroquette Comedy Willis's first film
Blood Diner Jackie Kong Rick Burks Horror
Body Slam Hal Needham Dirk Benedict, Roddy Piper, Tanya Roberts Comedy
Born in East L.A. Cheech Marin Cheech Marin, Daniel Stern, Paul Rodriguez Comedy Cheech's first solo film
The Brave Little Toaster Jerry Rees voices of Jon Lovitz, Tim Stack Animated
Bride of Boogedy
Broadcast News James L. Brooks William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Joan Cusack, Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Jack Nicholson Drama, Comedy Seven Oscar nominations
Burglar Hugh Wilson Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait Comedy Warner Bros.
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow Documentary
Buy & Cell Robert Boris Robert Carradine, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Ben Vereen, Imogene Coca, Roddy Piper Comedy
Can't Buy Me Love Steve Rash Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Seth Green Comedy Touchstone Pictures
Cannibal Hookers Comedy
Captive Hearts Paul Almond Pat Morita, Chris Makepeace Drama aka Fate of a Hunter
Celebration Family Robert Day Stephanie Zimbalist, James Read, Ed Begley, Jr. Drama made for TV
The Charles Bukowski Tapes
Cherry 2000 Steve De Jarnatt Melanie Griffith, David Andrews, Tim Thomerson Sci-fi Orion
China Girl Abel Ferrara James Russo, David Caruso Drama
The Chipmunk Adventure Janice Karman Animated
Christmas Comes to Willow Creek Richard Lang John Schneider, Tom Wopat, Kim Delaney Drama
Cold Steel Dorothy Ann Puzo Brad Davis, Sharon Stone, Adam Ant Thriller Cinetel Films
Creepozoids David DeCoteau Linnea Quigley Sci-fi
Creepshow 2 Michael Gornick George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour, Lois Chiles Horror comedy sequel to Creepshow
Critical Condition Michael Apted Richard Pryor Comedy
Cross My Heart Armyan Bernstein Martin Short, Annette O'Toole, Paul Reiser Romantic comedy Universal
Cry Freedom Richard Attenborough Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline Drama, Biography based on Donald Woods book
Cry Wilderness Jay Schlossberg-Cohen Family adventure
The Cure for Insomnia John Henry Timmons IV Lee Groban Experimental 87 hours
Cyclone Fred Olen Ray Heather Thomas, Jeffrey Combs, Martin Landau Action
Dancers Herbert Ross Mikhail Baryshnikov Drama
Daniel and the Towers Michael McKean, Allan Arbus Drama 61 minutes
Dark Tower Freddie Francis Michael Moriarty, Jenny Agutter, Theodore Bikel Horror
Date with an Angel Tom McLoughlin Michael E. Knight, Emmanuelle Béart, David Dukes, Phoebe Cates Romantic comedy DeLaurentiis Entertainment
The Dead John Huston Anjelica Huston Drama John Huston's final film
Dead of Winter Arthur Penn Mary Steenburgen, Roddy McDowall, Jan Rubeš Suspense My Name Is Julia Ross remake
Deadline Nathaniel Gutman Christopher Walken War
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Bill Couturié Tom Berenger, Sean Penn Documentary
Death Before Dishonor Terry Leonard Fred Dryer, Brian Keith, Joanna Pacuła Action New World Pictures
Death Run Michael J. Murphy Sci-fi UK film
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown J. Lee Thompson Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz Thriller third sequel to Death Wish
Dinosaurs! – A Fun-Filled Trip Back in Time! Fred Savage Educational 30 minutes
Dirty Dancing Emile Ardolino Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston Romance Oscar for Best Original Song
Disorderlies Michael Schultz The Fat Boys, Ralph Bellamy Comedy
Dolls Stuart Gordon Horror
Dorf on Golf Tim Conway Comedy
Dorf's Golf Bible Tim Conway Comedy
Down Twisted Albert Pyun Carey Lowell, Charles Rocket Thriller
Dragnet Tom Mankiewicz Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Dabney Coleman, Harry Morgan, Alexandra Paul, Christopher Plummer Comedy Universal; satire of TV series Dragnet
Eddie Murphy Raw Eddie Murphy Comedy Concert film
Empire of the Sun Steven Spielberg Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson War drama Bale's first film
End of the Line Jay Russell Kevin Bacon, Wilford Brimley, Holly Hunter Drama
Enemy Territory Peter Manoogian Gary Frank, Ray Parker, Jr., Jan-Michael Vincent Action
Ernest Goes to Camp John Cherry III Jim Varney Comedy
Escape from Sobibor Jack Gold Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacuła, Rutger Hauer Drama television film
Evil Dead II Sam Raimi Bruce Campbell Horror sequel to Evil Dead
Extreme Prejudice Walter Hill Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Rip Torn, María Conchita Alonso Action Carolco Pictures
Fatal Attraction Adrian Lyne Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer Thriller Paramount; 5 Oscar nominations
Fatal Beauty Tom Holland Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Elliott Comedy MGM
Fight for Life Elliot Silverstein Jerry Lewis, Patty Duke, Morgan Freeman Drama made for TV
Five Corners Tony Bill Tim Robbins, Jodie Foster, John Turturro Drama written by John Patrick Shanley
Flowers in the Attic Jeffrey Bloom Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson Suspense based on V. C. Andrews novel
From the Hip Bob Clark Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, John Hurt Comedy
Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard War Warner Bros.; based on Gustav Hasford novel
G.I. Joe: The Movie Don Jurwich voices of Don Johnson, Burgess Meredith, Sgt. Slaughter, Chris Latta, Michael Bell, Neil Ross Animated based on Hasbro toy
Gardens of Stone Francis Ford Coppola James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, D. B. Sweeney, Mary Stuart Masterson, Dean Stockwell War drama American Zoetrope
The Gate Tibor Tacacs Stephen Dorff Horror
The Glass Menagerie Paul Newman Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich, Karen Allen Drama Tennessee Williams play
Good Morning, Vietnam Barry Levinson Robin Williams, Robert Wuhl, Forest Whitaker, Bruno Kirby, J. T. Walsh War comedy Touchstone; Golden Globe Award for Williams
Grateful Dead: So Far The Grateful Dead Documentary


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Hamburger Hill John Irvin Dylan McDermott, Don Cheadle, Steven Weber War drama set in Vietnam
The Hanoi Hilton Lionel Chetwynd Michael Moriarty, Paul Le Mat War drama set in Vietnam
Happy New Year John G. Avildsen Peter Falk, Charles Durning, Wendy Hughes, Tom Courtenay Crime comedy based on La Bonne Annee
Hard Ticket to Hawaii Andy Sidaris Dona Speir Action
Harry and the Hendersons William Dear John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Don Ameche Comedy Oscar for Makeup
Hearts of Fire Richard Marquand Bob Dylan, Rupert Everett Drama Lorimar Productions
Hell Comes to Frogtown Roddy Piper
Hello Again Frank Perry Shelley Long, Corbin Bernsen, Judith Ivey, Gabriel Byrne, Sela Ward Comedy script by Susan Isaacs
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II Bruce Pittman Michael Ironside, Lisa Schrage Horror sequel to Prom Night
Hellraiser Clive Barker Andrew Robinson, Claire Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley Horror
The Hidden Jack Sholder Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian Sci-fi New Line Cinema
Hiding Out Bob Giraldi Jon Cryer, Annabeth Gish Comedy
A Hobo's Christmas Will MacKenzie Barnard Hughes, Gerald McRaney Drama TV
Hollywood Shuffle Robert Townsend Robert Townsend Comedy
Hope and Glory John Boorman Sarah Miles, Sammi Davis Drama 5 Oscar nominations
Hot Pursuit Steven Lisberger John Cusack, Jerry Stiller, Ben Stiller Comedy
House II: The Second Story Ethan Wiley Arye Gross, Amy Yasbeck Horror sequel to House
House of Games David Mamet Joe Mantegna, Lindsay Crouse, Ricky Jay Drama Mamet's 1st film
Housekeeping Bill Forsyth Christine Lahti Drama
Howling III Phillippe Mora Barry Otto Horror 2nd Howling sequel
Hunk Lawrence Bassoff Deborah Shelton, James Coco Comedy Crown International
I Was a Teenage Zombie J.E. Michalakas Horror comedy
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing Patricia Rozema Sheila McCarthy, Ann-Marie MacDonald Drama Miramax Films
In the Mood Phil Alden Robinson Patrick Dempsey, Talia Balsam, Beverly D'Angelo Comedy Lorimar
Innerspace Joe Dante Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan Comedy Oscar for Best Visual Effects
Ironweed Héctor Babenco Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Tom Waits, Fred Gwynne; Michael O'Keefe, Carroll Baker Drama From William Kennedy novel; 2 Oscar nominations
Ishtar Elaine May Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Adjani, Charles Grodin, Tess Harper, Jack Weston Comedy Columbia; Razzie award for May
Jaws: The Revenge Joseph Sargent Lorraine Gary, Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles Horror third sequel to Jaws; 7 Razzie nominations
The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones Animated based on the TV shows
Jocks Steve Carver Scott Strader, Perry Lang Comedy
King Lear Jean-Luc Godard Peter Sellars, Burgess Meredith, Molly Ringwald, Woody Allen Drama Cannon Films; modernization of Shakespeare's play
Kung Fu: The Next Generation Tony Wharmby Brandon Lee Martial arts TV
La Bamba Luis Valdez Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña, Danielle von Zerneck Biography Story of Ritchie Valens
Lady Beware Karen Arthur Diane Lane Thriller Scotti Brothers Pictures
The Legend of the White Horse Christopher Lloyd, Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone Drama
Leonard Part 6 Paul Weiland Bill Cosby, Joe Don Baker, Gloria Foster Comedy Won 3 Razzie awards
Less Than Zero Marek Kanievska Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey, Jr., James Spader Drama from Bret Easton Ellis novel
Lethal Weapon Richard Donner Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey Action followed by 3 sequels
Light of Day Paul Schrader Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett Drama TriStar Pictures
Like Father Like Son Rod Daniel Kirk Cameron, Dudley Moore, Sean Astin, Catherine Hicks, Margaret Colin Comedy Freaky Friday remake
Lionheart Franklin J. Schaffner Eric Stoltz, Gabriel Byrne Fantasy
Living on Tokyo Time Steven Okazaki
Long Gone Martin Davidson William Petersen, Virginia Madsen, Dermot Mulroney Sports comedy based on a novel by Paul Hemphill
The Lost Boys Joel Schumacher Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz Horror Warner Bros.
Love Among Thieves Roger Young Audrey Hepburn, Robert Wagner Drama TV
Love at Stake John Moffitt Patrick Cassidy, Kelly Preston, Barbara Carrera Comedy
Made in Heaven Alan Rudolph Kelly McGillis, Timothy Hutton Fantasy Lorimar
Maid to Order Amy Holden Jones Ally Sheedy, Valerie Perrine, Beverly D'Angelo Comedy Artisan Entertainment
Making Mr. Right Susan Seidelman John Malkovich, Ann Magnuson Comedy Orion Pictures
Malone Harley Cokeliss Burt Reynolds, Cliff Robertson, Lauren Hutton Action Orion Pictures
Man on Fire Elie Chouraqui Scott Glenn, Joe Pesci Action remade in 2004
Mannequin Michael Gottlieb Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall Comedy One Touch of Venus remake
Masters of the Universe Gary Goddard Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Courteney Cox, Billy Barty, Chelsea Field, Jon Cypher, Robert Duncan McNeill, James Tolkan, Christina Pickles Sci-fi Cannon Films
Matewan John Sayles Chris Cooper, Will Oldham, David Strathairn Drama
Meatballs III: Summer Job Patrick Dempsey, Sally Kellerman Comedy 2nd sequel to Meatballs
Miami Connection Richard Park Y.K. Kim, Vincent Hirsch Action
Million Dollar Mystery Richard Fleischer Tom Bosley Comedy 4 Razzie nominations
Missile Frederick Wiseman Documentary
The Monster Squad Fred Dekker Stephen Macht, Tom Noonan, Andre Gower Horror comedy TriStar Pictures
Moonstruck Norman Jewison Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello, Vincent Gardenia, John Mahoney Romantic comedy Academy Award for Cher
Morgan Stewart's Coming Home Paul Aaron, Terry Winter Jon Cryer, Paul Gleason, Lynn Redgrave Comedy aka Home Front
Mr. Nice Guy Jan Smithers, Mike McDonald Comedy
Munchies Bettina Hirsch Harvey Korman, Wendy Schaal Sci-fi from Roger Corman
My Best Friend's Birthday Quentin Tarantino Quentin Tarantino Short subject
My Little Girl Connie Kaiserman James Earl Jones, Geraldine Page, Mary Stuart Masterson Drama final film for Page


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Nadine Robert Benton Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges, Rip Torn Comedy 78 minutes
Near Dark Kathryn Bigelow Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Bill Paxton Horror Bigelow's second film
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Chuck Russell Heather Langenkamp, Patricia Arquette, Robert Englund, Laurence Fishburne, John Saxon Slasher second sequel of series
No Man's Land Peter Werner Charlie Sheen, D. B. Sweeney, Randy Quaid Crime drama Orion
No Way Out Roger Donaldson Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton, George Dzundza, Howard Duff, Iman Thriller based on The Big Clock
North Shore William Phelps Matt Adler Surfing
Nowhere to Hide Mario Azzopardi Amy Madigan, Michael Ironside Drama
Number One with a Bullet Jack Smight Robert Carradine, Billy Dee Williams, Valerie Bertinelli Action
Nuts Martin Ritt Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Karl Malden, Leslie Nielsen, Maureen Stapleton, Robert Webber, Eli Wallach, James Whitmore Drama based on play by Tom Topor; Malden's final film
O.C. and Stiggs Robert Altman Daniel H. Jenkins, Neill Barry, Paul Dooley, Jane Curtin, Jon Cryer, Cynthia Nixon, Martin Mull Comedy filmed in 1983, not released until '87
On the Black Hill Andrew Grieve Drama
Orphans Alan J. Pakula Albert Finney, Matthew Modine Crime Lorimar
Outrageous Fortune Arthur Hiller Bette Midler, Shelley Long, Peter Coyote Comedy Touchstone Pictures
Over the Top Menahem Golan Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, David Mendenhall, Susan Blakely Action Cannon Films; 2 Razzie awards
Overboard Garry Marshall Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Roddy McDowall Comedy MGM
The Pick-up Artist James Toback Robert Downey, Jr., Molly Ringwald, Dennis Hopper Drama 20th Century Fox
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night voices of Scott Grimes, Tom Bosley, Don Knotts, Ed Asner, James Earl Jones, Rickie Lee Jones Family
Planes, Trains and Automobiles John Hughes Steve Martin, John Candy Comedy written by Hughes
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Jim Drake Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow, George Gaynes, David Graf, David Spade, Leslie Easterbrook, Bobcat Goldthwait, Corinne Bohrer Comedy third sequel to Police Academy
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story Charles Jarott Farrah Fawcett Biography TV film
A Prayer for the Dying Mike Hodges Mickey Rourke, Bob Hoskins, Alan Bates, Sammi Davis Crime drama From Jack Higgins novel
Predator John McTiernan Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura Sci-fi followed by 4 sequels
Prince of Darkness John Carpenter Donald Pleasence, Jameson Parker Sci-fi
The Princess Bride Rob Reiner Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, André the Giant, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Peter Falk, Fred Savage Fantasy 20th Century Fox; from William Goldman novel
The Principal Christopher Cain James Belushi, Louis Gossett, Jr., Rae Dawn Chong Drama TriStar
Prison Renny Harlin Lane Smith, Viggo Mortensen, Chelsea Field Horror
Project X Jonathan Kaplan Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt Drama 20th Century Fox
Promised Land Michael Hoffman Kiefer Sutherland, Meg Ryan Drama Vestron
Radio Days Woody Allen Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Julie Kavner, Michael Tucker, Josh Mostel, Seth Green Comedy 2 Oscar nominations
Raising Arizona Joel Coen Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman Comedy 20th Century Fox
Rampage William Friedkin Michael Biehn, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Nicholas Campbell, Alex McArthur Crime drama Miramax
Real Men Dennis Feldman James Belushi, John Ritter Comedy United Artists
Red's Dream John Lasseter Animated
Redneck Zombies Pericles Lewnes Horror
Rent-a-Cop Jerry London Burt Reynolds, Liza Minnelli, James Remar Action Kings Row
Return to Horror High Bill Froelich Vince Edwards Horror
A Return to Salem's Lot Larry Cohen Michael Moriarty, Samuel Fuller, Evelyn Keyes Horror
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise Joe Roth Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards Comedy sequel to Revenge of the Nerds
Right to Die Paul Wendkos Raquel Welch Drama television film
RoboCop Paul Verhoeven Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer Science fiction Orion Films ; 2 Oscar nominations
The Rosary Murders Fred Walton Donald Sutherland, Charles Durning, Belinda Bauer Mystery Elmore Leonard script
Roxanne Fred Schepisi Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall, Fred Willard, Michael J. Pollard Comedy based on Cyrano de Bergerac
RuPaul Is: Starbooty! Jon Witherspoon Comedy
The Running Man Paul Michael Glaser Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Dawson, María Conchita Alonso Sci-fi from Stephen King novel
Russkies Rick Rosenthal Joaquin Phoenix, Peter Billingsley Comedy


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Salvation! Beth B. Viggo Mortensen, Exene Cervenka Comedy
Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers Animated
The Secret of My Succe$s Herbert Ross Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Margaret Whitton, Richard Jordan Comedy Universal
September Woody Allen Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Dianne Wiest, Elaine Stritch Drama grossed under $500,000
Shake! Otis at Monterey Otis Redding Concert Short film
Shy People Andrei Konchalovsky Barbara Hershey, Jill Clayburgh Drama Cannes award for Hershey
The Sicilian Michael Cimino Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp Drama from novel by Mario Puzo
Siesta Mary Lambert Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne, Jodie Foster, Grace Jones, Isabella Rossellini, Julian Sands, Alexei Sayle, Martin Sheen Drama 2 Razzie nominations
Sign o' the Times Prince Prince Concert
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 Lee Harry Eric Freeman Slasher sequel
Sister, Sister Bill Condon Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judith Ivey Thriller Condon's 1st film
Slam Dance Wayne Wang Tom Hulce, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Virginia Madsen, Harry Dean Stanton Thriller
Slumber Party Massacre II Deborah Brock Crystal Bernard Slasher sequel to The Slumber Party Massacre
Snow White Michael Berz Diana Rigg Family direct to video
Some Kind of Wonderful Howard Deutch Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Craig Sheffer, John Ashton, Elias Koteas, Maddie Corman Rom com John Hughes script
Someone to Love Henry Jaglom Orson Welles, Andrea Marcovicci, Sally Kellerman Drama
Someone to Watch Over Me Ridley Scott Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers, Lorraine Bracco, Jerry Orbach, Andreas Katsulas Suspense Columbia
Sorority House Massacre Carol Frank Angela O'Neill, Wendy Martel Slasher
Spaceballs Mel Brooks John Candy, Bill Pullman, Rick Moranis, Joan Rivers, Daphne Zuniga, Mel Brooks Comedy parody of Star Wars
Square Dance Daniel Petrie Winona Ryder, Rob Lowe, Jason Robards Drama based on Alan Hines novel
The Squeeze Roger Young Michael Keaton Comedy
Stakeout John Badham Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe, Aidan Quinn Crime followed by Another Stakeout
Steel Dawn Lance Hool Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi Action Vestron Video
The Stepfather Joseph Ruben Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack Thriller
Still Crazy Like a Fox Jack Warden, John Rubinstein Drama based on TV series
Straight to Hell Alex Cox Courtney Love, Dennis Hopper Action
Street Smart Jerry Schatzberg Christopher Reeve, Morgan Freeman, Kathy Baker Drama Oscar nomination for Freeman
Street Trash Jim Muro Horror
Succumbs R.E.M. Music
Summer Heat Michie Gleason Lori Singer, Anthony Edwards Drama
Summer School Carl Reiner Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley Comedy Paramount
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Sidney J. Furie Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Mariel Hemingway, Jon Cryer, Jackie Cooper Superhero Reeve's final Superman film
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story Todd Haynes Biography 43 minutes
Surf Nazis Must Die
Surrender Jerry Belson Michael Caine, Sally Field, Steve Guttenberg Comedy
Suspect Peter Yates Cher, Dennis Quaid, Liam Neeson Drama
Sweet Country Michael Cacoyannis Jane Alexander, John Cullum, Franco Nero Drama
Sweet Revenge Mark Sobel Nancy Allen, Gina Gershon Drama
Swimming to Cambodia Jonathan Demme Spalding Gray Monologue
Teen Wolf Too Christopher Leitch Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin Comedy sequel to Teen Wolf
Terminus Pierre-William Glenn Karen Allen, Jurgen Prochnow Sci-fi
Terror Squad Peter Maris Chuck Connors Drama
They Still Call Me Bruce James Orr Johnny Yune, Robert Guillaume Comedy
Three Men and a Baby Leonard Nimoy Steve Guttenberg, Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis Comedy Top-grossing 1987 U.S. film
Three O'Clock High Phil Joanou Casey Siemaszko, Richard Tyson, Jeffrey Tambor Comedy
Three for the Road Bill L. Norton Charlie Sheen, Sally Kellerman Comedy
Throw Momma from the Train Danny DeVito Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Anne Ramsey, Kate Mulgrew Comedy
Thunder Prince
A Tiger's Tale Peter Douglas Ann-Margret, C. Thomas Howell, Charles Durning Drama
Tigershark Martial arts
Tin Men Barry Levinson Richard Dreyfuss, Danny DeVito, Barbara Hershey Comedy
Tough Guys Don't Dance Norman Mailer Ryan O'Neal, Isabella Rossellini, Lawrence Tierney Mystery 7 Razzie nominations
The Trouble with Spies Burt Kennedy Donald Sutherland, Ned Beatty, Ruth Gordon Comedy
Uncle Meat Frank Zappa Frank Zappa, Linda Ronstadt, Haskell Wexler Documentary Direct to video
The Untouchables Brian De Palma Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Andy García, Robert De Niro, Patricia Clarkson, Charles Martin Smith Crime drama Based on 1950s TV series; Academy Award for Connery
The Video Dead Robert Scott Horror
Video from Hell Frank Zappa Documentary
Waiting for the Moon Jill Godmilow Linda Hunt, Linda Bassett Biography
Walker Alex Cox Ed Harris, Marlee Matlin Biography
Wall Street Oliver Stone Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Hal Holbrook, Terence Stamp Drama Academy Award for Douglas
Wanted: Dead or Alive Gary Sherman Rutger Hauer, Gene Simmons, Mel Harris Action based on 1950s TV series
Weeds John D. Hancock Nick Nolte, Ernie Hudson, William Forsythe Drama
The Whales of August Lindsay Anderson Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, Ann Sothern Drama final film for Gish
White of the Eye Donald Cammell David Keith, Cathy Moriarty Thriller
White Water Summer Jeff Bleckner Kevin Bacon, Sean Astin Comedy
Who's That Girl James Foley Madonna, Griffin Dunne, Haviland Morris, Bibi Besch Comedy 5 Razzie nominations
Wild Thing Max Reid Robert Knepper, Kathleen Quinlan Drama
The Witches of Eastwick George Miller Susan Sarandon, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jack Nicholson Comedy from John Updike novel
The Worst of Faces of Death Horror Faces of Death sequel
Yogi's Great Escape Animated
You Ruined My Life David Ashwell Soleil Moon Frye Drama
Zombie High Ron Link Virginia Madsen Horror comedy

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