1987 Drama Movies

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Full Metal Jacket

  • 97%
  • R
  • 116 min
  • Drama

A two-segment look at the effect of the military mindset and war itself on Vietnam era Marines. The first half follows a group of recruits in basic training under the command of the punishing Sgt. Hartman. The second half shows one of those recruits, Joker, covering the war as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, focusing on the Tet offensive.

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Dirty Dancing

  • 71%
  • PG-13
  • 100 min
  • Drama

Baby is becoming a young woman in the summer where she meets Johnny Castle who teaches dance at a family Summer Camp and in his off hours Dirty Dances with the other dancers. She learns a routine so that one of the women can recover from an abortion and becomes Johnny's lover. As the summer winds down, Each must come to grips with responsibility and love and others' expectations.

La Bamba (1987)

La Bamba

  • 95%
  • PG-13
  • 108 min
  • Biography

This is the true story Ritchie Valens a young rock & roll singer who tragically died in an aircrash at the age of 17. The film follows Ritchie from his days in Paicoma, California where he in and his family makes a meagre living working at plantations to his rise as a star. The film also focus on Richies friendship and rivalry with his older brother Bob and his relationship with Donna, his girlfriend.

The Untouchables (1987)

The Untouchables

  • 80%
  • R
  • 119 min
  • Crime

1920's prohibition Chicago is corrupt from the judges downward. So in going up against Al Capone, Treasury agent Eliot Ness picks just two cops to help him and his accountant colleague. One is a sharp-shooting rookie, the other a seen-it-all beat man. The four of them are ready to battle Capone and his empire, but it could just be that guns are not the best way to get him.

Empire of the Sun (1987)

Empire of the Sun

  • 82%
  • PG
  • 153 min
  • Drama

The novel recounts the story of a young English boy, Jim Graham, who lives with his parents in Shanghai. After the Pearl Harbour attack, the Japanese occupy the Shanghai International Settlement, and in the following chaos Jim becomes separated from his parents.

Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

Can't Buy Me Love

  • 48%
  • PG-13
  • 94 min
  • Comedy

Ronald Miller is tired of being a nerd, and makes a deal with one of the most popular girls in school to help him break into the "cool" clic. He offers her a thousand dollars to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. It succeeds, but he soon learns that the price of popularity may be higher than he expected.

Near Dark (1987)

Near Dark

  • 88%
  • R
  • 95 min
  • Drama

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Fatal Attraction

  • 78%
  • R
  • 119 min
  • Drama

Happily married New York lawyer Dan Callagher has an affair with his colleague Alex, and the two enjoy a love weekend while Dan's wife and kid are away. But Alex will not let go of him, and she will stop at nothing to have him for herself. Just how far will she go to get what she wants?.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

Good Morning, Vietnam

  • 89%
  • R
  • 119 min
  • Comedy

A new Disc Jockey is shipped from Crete to Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio. He turns the studio on it's ear and becomes wildly popular with the troops but runs afoul of the middle management who think he isn't G.I. enough. While he is off the air, he tries to meet Vietnamese especially girls, and begins to have brushes with the real war that never appears on the radio.

Wall Street (1987)

Wall Street

  • 78%
  • R
  • 125 min
  • Crime

Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is a Wall Street stockbroker in early 1980's New York with a strong desire to get to the top. Working for his firm during the day, he spends his spare time working an on angle with with to approach the high-powered, extremely successful (but ruthless and greedy) broker Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas). Fox finally meets with Gekko, who takes the youth under his wing and explains his philosophy that "Greed is Good". Taking the advice and working closely with Gekko, Fox soon...

Moonstruck (1987)

Moonstruck

  • 93%
  • PG
  • 102 min
  • Comedy

Loretta Castorini, a Brooklyn bookkeeper in her late 30s whose husband died several years earlier in a bus accident, decides it's time to get married again. So she accepts the proposal of a nice, middle-aged fellow named Johnny Cammareri. Loretta is convinced her first marriage was cursed because she and her husband had gotten married at City Hall; this time, she's determined to do things right, even as she admits to her mother, Rose, that she's not really in love with Johnny. (To which Rose...

Wings of Desire (1987)

Wings of Desire

  • 98%
  • PG-13
  • 128 min
  • Fantasy

Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants to become a mortal human thus giving up his heavenly life. Filmed in black and white and with a feeling of celebrating life.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

    • R
    • 93 min
    • Comedy

    All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been cancelled due to bad weather, so he decides on other means of transport. As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, Shower Curtain Ring Salesman and all-around blabbermouth, who is never short of advice, conversation, bad jokes, or company. And when he decides that he is going the same direction as Neal....

    Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

    Some Kind of Wonderful

    • 80%
    • PG-13
    • 95 min
    • Drama

    A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school.

    The Last Emperor (1987)

    The Last Emperor

    • 92%
    • PG-13
    • 160 min
    • Biography

    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.

    Less Than Zero (1987)

    Less Than Zero

    • 54%
    • R
    • 98 min
    • Crime

    Beverly Hills rich kids help their friend who is hooked on cocaine. From the Bret Easton Ellis book.

    No Way Out (1987)

    No Way Out

    • 90%
    • R
    • 114 min
    • Action

    A naval officer, put in charge of a murder investigation by a devious politician, must race to find evidence implicating the real murderer before a computer identifies him as the culprit.

    Three Men and a Baby (1987)

    Three Men and a Baby

      • PG
      • 102 min
      • Comedy

      A trio of devout bachelors - an actor, a cartoonist and an architect - sharing a Manhattan bachelor pad have their lives turned upside down when the actor's illigitimate baby daughter turns up on their doorstep while the other two are home.

      The adorable little girl changes the lives of the three confirmed bachelors forever. Just when they think things have settled down, the mother shows up to shake things up all over again.

      Roxanne (1987)

      Roxanne

      • 88%
      • PG
      • 107 min
      • Comedy

      A modernisation of Edmond Rostands "Cyrano De Bergerac". C.D. Bales is a fire chief, who just happens to have an enormous nose. He hires a new fire-fighter, Chris, who is handsome, and knows his hoses, but is useless when it comes to women. Roxanne is an astronomer who has just arrived in town. She catches the eye of Chris, and he asks C.D. to help him woo her. Little does Chris know that C.D. is mad about Roxanne, but hasn't found the right way to tell her - yet.

      Over the Top (1987)

      Over the Top

      • 36%
      • PG
      • 93 min
      • Action

      Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who's trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his ex-wife, he tries to make amends with his son who he left behind years earlier. Upon their first meeting, his son doesn't think too highly of him until he enters the nation-wide arm wrestling competition in Las Vegas.