1987 in film

The following is an overview of events in 1987 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths. Paramount Pictures celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1987.

List of years in film (table)
In home video
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
In television
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1987 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1987[1]
RankTitleDistributorDomestic gross[2]
1. Beverly Hills Cop II Paramount $153,665,036
2. Platoon Orion $136,848,935
3. Fatal Attraction Paramount $125,944,573
4. The Untouchables $76,270,454
5. Three Men and a Baby Disney $70,801,611
6. The Secret of My Success Universal $66,995,879
7. Stakeout Disney $65,673,233
8. Lethal Weapon Warner Bros. $65,207,127
9. The Witches of Eastwick $63,766,510
10. Predator 20th Century Fox $59,735,548

Events

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Last Emperor - Hemdale, Columbia
Best Director: Bernardo Bertolucci - The Last Emperor
Best Actor: Michael Douglas - Wall Street
Best Actress: Cher - Moonstruck
Best Supporting Actor: Sean Connery - The Untouchables
Best Supporting Actress: Olympia Dukakis - Moonstruck
Best Foreign Language Film: Babette's Feast (Babettes Gæstebud), directed by Gabriel Axel, Denmark

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Last Emperor
Best Actor: Michael DouglasWall Street
Best Actress: Sally KirklandAnna
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Hope and Glory
Best Actor: Robin WilliamsGood Morning, Vietnam
Best Actress: Cher – Moonstruck
Other
Best Director: Bernardo BertolucciThe Last Emperor
Best Foreign Language Film: My Life as a Dog, Sweden

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Under the Sun of Satan (Sous le soleil de Satan), directed by Maurice Pialat, France

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, Children), directed by Louis Malle, France / W. Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Tema (1979) (The Theme), directed by Gleb Panfilov, USSR

Wide-release films

January–March

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9 AssassinationCannon FilmsPeter R. Hunt (director); Richard Sale (screenplay); Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Stephen Elliott, Jan Gan Boyd, Randy Brooks, Michael Ansara, William PrinceAction, Thriller
16 The Bedroom WindowDe Laurentiis Entertainment GroupCurtis Hanson (director/screenplay); Steve Guttenberg, Elizabeth McGovern, Isabelle Huppert, Paul Shenar, Carl Lumbly, Wallace Shawn, Frederick Coffin, Robert SchenkkanPsychological Thriller
Critical ConditionParamount PicturesMichael Apted (director); Denis Hamill, John Hamill (screenplay); Richard Pryor, Rachel Ticotin, Rubén Blades, Joe Mantegna, Bob Dishy, Sylvia Miles, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Jon PolitoComedy
Wanted: Dead or AliveNew World PicturesGary Sherman (director); Michael Patrick Goodman, Brian Taggert (screenplay); Rutger Hauer, Gene Simmons, Robert Guillaume, Mel Harris, William Russ, Jerry Hardin, Hugh GillinAction
23 JocksCrown International Pictures / Shady Acres EntertainmentSteve Carver (director); David Oas (screenplay); Scott Strader, Perry Lang, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Roundtree, R. G. Armstrong, Stoney Jackson, Tom Shadyac, Christopher Lee, Trinidad SilvaTeen, Comedy
The StepfatherNew Century Vista / ITC EntertainmentJoseph Ruben (director); Donald E. Westlake (screenplay); Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack, Charles Layner, Stephen Shellen, Stephen E. Miller, Jeff Schultz, Gillian BarberHorror, Psychological Thriller
30 Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of GoldCannon FilmsGary Nelson (director); Gene Quintano, Lee Reynolds (screenplay); Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Henry Silva, Robert Donner, Cassandra PetersonAdventure, Comedy
Outrageous FortuneTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners / Interscope CommunicationsArthur Hiller (director); Leslie Dixon (screenplay); Shelley Long, Bette Midler, Peter Coyote, Robert Prosky, George Carlin, John Schuck, Anthony Heald, Christopher McDonaldComedy
Radio DaysOrion PicturesWoody Allen (director/screenplay); Woody Allen, Danny Aiello, Jeff Daniels, Mia Farrow, Seth Green, Robert Joy, Julie Kavner, Diane Keaton, Julie Kurnitz, Renée Lippin, Kenneth Mars, Josh Mostel, Tony Roberts, Wallace Shawn, Michael Tucker, David Warrilow, Dianne WiestComedy, Drama
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6 Black Widow20th Century FoxBob Rafelson (director); Ronald Bass (screenplay); Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey, Dennis Hopper, Nicol Williamson, Terry O'Quinn, James HongThriller
From the HipDe Laurentiis Entertainment GroupBob Clark (director/screenplay); David E. Kelley (screenplay); Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, John Hurt, Ray Walston, Darren McGavinComedy, Drama
Light of DayTriStar Pictures / Taft EntertainmentPaul Schrader (director/screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett, Michael McKean, Thomas G. Waites, Cherry Jones, Michael Dolan, Billy L. Sullivan, Jason MillerDrama
13 Mannequin20th Century Fox / Gladden EntertainmentMichael Gottlieb (director/screenplay); Edward Rugoff (screenplay); Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty, G.W. Bailey, James Spader, Meshach Taylor, Carole Davis, Steve Vinovich, Christopher MaherRomantic Comedy
Over the TopWarner Bros. Pictures / Cannon FilmsMenahem Golan (director); Stirling Silliphant, Sylvester Stallone (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely, David Mendenhall, Rick Zumwalt, Terry FunkSports, Drama
20 Death Before DishonorNew World PicturesFred Dryer, Brian Keith, Joanna Pacuła, Paul Winfield, Joseph Gian, Sasha MitchellAction
Square DanceIsland Pictures / NBC ProductionsDaniel Petrie (director); Alan Hines (screenplay); Winona Ryder, Jason Robards, Jane Alexander, Rob LoweDrama
27 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream WarriorsNew Line Cinema / Heron CommunicationsChuck Russell (director/screenplay); Wes Craven, Bruce Wagner, Frank Darabont (screenplay); Patricia Arquette, Heather Langenkamp, Laurence Fishburne, Priscilla Pointer, Craig Wasson, Robert Englund, Ken Sagoes, Rodney Eastman, Jennifer RubinSlasher
Number One with a BulletCannon Films / Cineplex Odeon FilmsJack Smight (director); Gail Morgan Hickman, James Belushi, Andrew Kurtzman, Rob Riley (screenplay); Robert Carradine, Billy Dee Williams, Valerie Bertinelli, Peter Graves, Doris Roberts, Bobby Di Cicco, Ray Girardin, Mykelti Williamson, Jon GriesAction, Comedy
Some Kind of WonderfulParamount PicturesHoward Deutch (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Craig Sheffer, Lea Thompson, John Ashton, Elias Koteas, Molly Hagan, Maddie Corman, Jane ElliotTeen, Romance, Drama
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6 Angel HeartTriStar Pictures / Carolco PicturesAlan Parker (director/screenplay); Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling, Stocker Fontelieu, Brownie McGhee, Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Whitcraft, Dann Florek, Pruitt Taylor VinceSupernatural, Horror
Lethal WeaponWarner Bros. Pictures / Silver PicturesRichard Donner (director); Shane Black (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love, Jackie Swanson, Traci Wolfe, Damon Hines, Ebonie Smith, Steve Kahan, Mary Ellen Trainor, Ed O'Ross, Lycia Naff, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Al Leong, Jack Thibeau, Grand Bush, Henry BrownAction, Buddy Cop
13 Evil Dead IIDe Laurentiis Entertainment Group / Embassy Communications / Renaissance PicturesSam Raimi (director/screenplay); Scott Spiegel (screenplay); Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley, Ted Raimi, Richard Domeier, Denise BixlerHorror, Comedy
Tin MenTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen PartnersBarry Levinson (director/screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Danny DeVito, Barbara Hershey, John Mahoney, Jackie Gayle, Seymour CasselComedy
18 Raising Arizona20th Century FoxJoel and Ethan Coen (directors/screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman, William Forsythe, Sam McMurray, Frances McDormand, Randall "Tex" CobbAction, Thriller
20 BurglarWarner Bros. PicturesHugh Wilson (director/screenplay); Jeph Loeb, Matthew Weisman (screenplay); Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait, G.W. Bailey, Lesley Ann Warren, James Handy, John Goodman, Anne De Salvo, Elizabeth Ruscio, Vyto RuginisComedy
Hollywood ShuffleThe Samuel Goldwyn CompanyRobert Townsend (director/screenplay); Keenen Ivory Wayans, Dom Irrera (screenplay); Robert Townsend, Anne-Marie Johnson, Craigus R. Johnson, Helen Martin, Starletta DuPois, David McKnight, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Lou D. Washington, Brad Sanders, John Witherspoon, Dom IrreraComedy
Street SmartCannon FilmsJerry Schatzberg (director); David Freeman (screenplay); Christopher Reeve, Kathy Baker, Mimi Rogers, Andre Gregory, Morgan Freeman, Jay PattersonThriller, Drama
27 Blind DateTriStar PicturesBlake Edwards (director); Dale Launer (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Kim Basinger, John Larroquette, William Daniels, George Coe, Mark Blum, Phil Hartman, Stephanie Faracy, Alice HirsonRomantic Comedy

April–June

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3 Police Academy 4: Citizens on PatrolWarner Bros. PicturesJim Drake (director); Gene Quintano (screenplay); Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow, David Graf, Tim Kazurinsky, Sharon Stone, Marion Ramsey, Lance Kinsey, Leslie Easterbrook, Colleen Camp, G.W. Bailey, Bobcat Goldthwait, George GaynesComedy
10 The Aristocats (re-release)Walt Disney PicturesWolfgang Reitherman (director); Ken Anderson, Larry Clemmons, Eric Cleworth, Vance Garry, Julius Svendsen, Frank Thomas, Ralph Wright (screenplay); Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Liz English, Gary Dubin, Dean Clark, Scatman Crothers, Hermione Baddeley, Roddy Maude-Roxby, Sterling Holloway, Pat Buttram, George Lindsey, Paul Winchell, Lord Tim Hudson, Vito Scotti, Thurl RavenscroftAnimation, Comedy, Adventure, Musical
Making Mr. RightOrion Pictures / Barry & Enright ProductionsSusan Seidelman (director); Floyd Byars, Laurie Frank (screenplay); John Malkovich, Ann Magnuson, Glenne Headly, Ben Masters, Laurie Metcalf, Polly Bergen, Hart Bochner, Polly DraperComedy, Sci-Fi
The Secret of My SuccessUniversal Pictures / RastarHerbert Ross (director); Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr., AJ Carothers (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, Margaret Whitton, John Pankow, Fred Gwynne, Gerry Bamman, Carol Ann SusiComedy
Three for the RoadNew Century VistaBill L. Norton (director); Richard Martini (screenplay); Charlie Sheen, Alan Ruck, Kerri Green, Sally Kellerman, Blair Tefkin, Raymond J. Barry, Bert Remsen, James AveryComedy, Road
17 Project X20th Century FoxJonathan Kaplan (director); Lawrence Lasker, Stanley Weiser (screenplay); Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, William Sadler, Jonathan Stark, Johnny Ray McGhee, Robin Gammell, Stephen Lang, Jean SmartComedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
RumpelstiltskinCannon FilmsDavid Irving (director/screenplay); Amy Irving, Clive Revill, Priscilla Pointer, Billy BartyFantasy, Musical
Wild ThingAtlantic Releasing CorporationMax Reid (director); John Sayles (screenplay); Robert Knepper, Kathleen Quinlan, Robert Davi, Maury Chaykin, Betty Buckley, Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Clark Johnson, Cree Summer, Shawn LevyAction
24 Extreme PrejudiceTriStar Pictures / Carolco PicturesWalter Hill (director); John Milius, Fred Rexer, Deric Washburn, Harry Kleiner (screenplay); Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Michael Ironside, María Conchita Alonso, Rip Torn, Clancy Brown, William ForsytheAction, Western
My Demon LoverNew Line CinemaCharlie Loventhal (director); Leslie Ray (screenplay); Scott Valentine, Michele Little, Robert Trebor, Alan Fudge, Gina Gallego, Calvert DeForest, Arnold JohnsonComedy
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1 The AllnighterUniversal PicturesTamar Simon Hoffs (director/screenplay); M.L. Kessler (screenplay); Susanna Hoffs, Dedee Pfeiffer, Joan Cusack, James Anthony Shanta, John Terlesky, Michael Ontkean, Pam GrierComedy
American Ninja 2: The ConfrontationCannon FilmsSam Firstenberg (director); James Booth, Gary Conway (screenplay); Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Larry Poindexter, Gary Conway, Jeff CelentanoAction
Creepshow 2New World PicturesMichael Gornick (director); George A. Romero, Lucille Fletcher (screenplay); Lois Chiles, George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour, Tom Savini, Joe Silver, Holt McCallany, Frank Salsedo, Donald Patrick HarveyHorror, Comedy, Anthology
MaloneOrion PicturesHarley Cokeliss (director); Christopher Frank, Rudolph Wurlitzer (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Kenneth McMillan, Cynthia Gibb, Lauren Hutton, Cliff Robertson, Scott Wilson, Alex Diakun, Philip Anglim, Tracey Walter, Dennis BurkleyAction, Drama, Thriller
8 Gardens of StoneTriStar Pictures / American ZoetropeFrancis Ford Coppola (director); Ronald Bass (screenplay); James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, D.B. Sweeney, Dean Stockwell, Mary Stuart Masterson, Dick Anthony Williams, Elias Koteas, Laurence FishburneDrama
Hot PursuitParamount Pictures / Interaccess Film Distribution / RKO PicturesSteven Lisberger (director/screenplay); Steven Carabatsos (screenplay); John Cusack, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle, Jerry Stiller, Monte Markham, Shelley Fabares, Ben Stiller, Keith DavidAction, Comedy
15 The GateNew Century Vista / Alliance EntertainmentTibor Takács (director); Michael Nankin (screenplay); Stephen Dorff, Kelly Rowan, Jennifer Irwin, Christa Denton, Louis TrippHorror
IshtarColumbia PicturesElaine May (director/screenplay); Dustin Hoffman, Warren Beatty, Isabelle Adjani, Charles Grodin, Jack Weston, Tess Harper, Carol Kane, Aharon Ipalé, Fred Melamed, David MarguliesAction, Adventure, Comedy
20 Beverly Hills Cop IIParamount Pictures / Overbrook EntertainmentTony Scott (director); Larry Ferguson, Warren Skaaren (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox, John Ashton, Brigitte Nielsen, Allen Garfield, Dean Stockwell, Paul ReiserAction, Comedy
22 The Chipmunk AdventureThe Samuel Goldwyn CompanyJanice Karman (director/screenplay); Ross Bagdasarian Jr. (screenplay); Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Dody Goodman, Anthony De Longis, Susan Tyrrell, Ken Sansom, Nancy Cartwright, Frank WelkerAnimation, Adventure, Musical
Ernest Goes to CampTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen PartnersJohn R. Cherry III (director/screenplay); Coke Sams (screenplay); Jim Varney, Victoria Racimo, John Vernon, Iron Eyes Cody, Lyle Alzado, Gailard Sartain, Daniel Butler, Scott MenvilleComedy
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5 CycloneCineTel FilmsFred Olen Ray (director/screenplay); Paul Garson, T.L. Lankford (screenplay); Heather Thomas, Jeffrey Combs, Martin Landau, Dar Robinson, Martine Beswick, Robert Quarry, Huntz Hall, Troy DonahueSci-Fi, Action
Harry and the HendersonsUniversal Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentWilliam Dear (director/screenplay); William E. Martin, Ezra D. Rappaport (screenplay); John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Don Ameche, David Suchet, Margaret Langrick, Joshua Rudoy, Lainie Kazan, Kevin Peter HallFantasy, Comedy
The UntouchablesParamount PicturesBrian De Palma (director); David Mamet (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith, Andy García, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Patricia Clarkson, Billy Drago, Richard BradfordGangster
12 The BelieversOrion PicturesJohn Schlesinger (director); Mark Frost (screenplay); Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Robert Loggia, Richard Masur, Harley Cross, Jimmy Smits, Elizabeth Wilson, Harris YulinThriller
Million Dollar MysteryDe Laurentiis Entertainment GroupRichard Fleischer (director); Rudy De Luca, Tim Metcalfe, Miguel Tejada-Flores (screenplay); Tom Bosley, Eddie Deezen, Wendy Sherman, Rick Overton, Mona Lyden, Douglas Emerson, Royce D. Applegate, Daniel McDonald, Penny Baker, Kevin PollakComedy, Mystery
Predator20th Century Fox / Silver Pictures / Davis EntertainmentJohn McTiernan (director); Jim Thomas, John Thomas (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Richard Chaves, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Shane Black, R.G. ArmstrongSci-Fi, Action
The Witches of EastwickWarner Bros. Pictures / Barris IndustriesGeorge Miller (director); Michael Cristofer (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Veronica Cartwright, Richard Jenkins, Carel StruyckenComedy, Fantasy
19 Benji the HuntedWalt Disney PicturesJoe Camp (director/screenplay); Red Steagall, Frank Inn, Nancy Francis, Joe Camp, Steve Zanolini, Mike Francis, Ben VaughnFamily, Drama
RoxanneColumbia PicturesFred Schepisi (director); Steve Martin (screenplay); Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Shelley Duvall, Rick Rossovich, Fred Willard, Michael J. Pollard, John Kapelos, Max Alexander, Damon WayansRomantic Comedy
26 DragnetUniversal PicturesTom Mankiewicz (director/screenplay); Dan Aykroyd, Alan Zweibel (screenplay); Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Harry Morgan, Alexandra Paul, Dabney Coleman, Jack O'Halloran, Elizabeth Ashley, Kathleen Freeman, Bruce GrayComedy, Buddy Cop
SpaceballsMetro-Goldwyn-MayerMel Brooks (director/screenplay); Ronny Graham, Thomas Meehan (screenplay); Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, Daphne Zuniga, George Wyner, Dick Van Patten, Joan Rivers, Michael Winslow, Jim J. Bullock, Dom DeLuiseComedy, Sci-Fi, Spoof
Straight to HellIsland PicturesAlex Cox (director/screenplay); Dick Rude (screenplay); Dick Rude, Sy Richardson, Courtney Love, Joe Strummer, Dennis Hopper, Xander Berkeley, Grace Jones, Elvis Costello, Jim JarmuschAction, Comedy

July–September

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3 Adventures in BabysittingTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen PartnersChris Columbus (director); David Simkins (screenplay); Elisabeth Shue, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp, Maia Brewton, Penelope Ann Miller, Bradley Whitford, Calvin Levels, George Newbern, John Davis Chandler, Ron CanadaComedy
InnerspaceWarner Bros. Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentJoe Dante (director); Jeffrey Boam, Chip Poser (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Fiona Lewis, Robert Picardo, Vernon Wells, Henry Gibson, William SchallertSci-Fi, Comedy
10 The Brave Little ToasterHyperion Pictures / The Kushner-Locke CompanyJerry Rees (director/screenplay); Joe Ranft (screenplay); Deanna Oliver, Timothy E. Day, Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Thurl Ravenscroft, Phil Hartman, Wayne Kaatz, Collette Savage, Joe Ranft, Jim JackmanAnimation, Comedy
Full Metal JacketWarner Bros. Pictures / Hawk FilmsStanley Kubrick (director/screenplay); Michael Herr, Gustav Hasford (screenplay); Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard, Kevyn Major Howard, Ed O'RossWar
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise20th Century Fox / Interscope CommunicationsJoe Roth (director); Steve Marshall, Dan Guntzelman (screenplay); Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Curtis Armstrong, Larry B. Scott, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Bradley Whitford, Barry Sobel, James Cromwell, Ed LauterComedy
The SqueezeTriStar PicturesRoger Young (director); Daniel Taplitz (screenplay); Michael Keaton, Rae Dawn Chong, Joe Pantoliano, Danny Aiello III, Leslie Bevis, Ronald Guttman, Paul Herman, John Dennis JohnstonComedy
White Water SummerColumbia PicturesJeff Bleckner (director); Ernest Kinoy (screenplay); Kevin Bacon, Sean Astin, Jonathan Ward, Matt Adler, K.C. Martel, Caroline McWilliams, Charles SiebertDrama
17 Jaws: The RevengeUniversal PicturesJoseph Sargent (director); Michael de Guzman (screenplay); Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young, Michael Caine, Judith Barsi, Lynn Whitfield, Mitchell AndersonThriller
Nowhere to HideNew Century VistaMario Azzopardi (director); George Goldsmith, Alex Reber (screenplay); Amy Madigan, Michael Ironside, John Colicos, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Robin MacEachern, Chuck Shamata, Clark Johnson, Maury Chaykin, Garrick HagonThriller
RoboCopOrion PicturesPaul Verhoeven (director); Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner (screenplay); Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Daniel O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Robert DoQui, Ray WiseAction
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (re-release)Walt Disney PicturesDavid Hand (director); Ted Sears, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Dorothy Ann Blank, Webb Smith (screenplay); Adriana Caselotti, Lucille La Verne, Harry Stockwell, Roy Atwell, Pinto Colvig, Otis Harlan, Scotty Mattraw, Billy Gilbert, Eddie Collins, Moroni Olsen, Stuart BuchananAnimation, Musical, Fantasy
24 La BambaColumbia PicturesLuis Valdez (director/screenplay); Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña, Joe Pantoliano, Danielle von Zerneck, Rick Dees, Marshall Crenshaw, Howard Huntsberry, Brian SetzerBiography
Summer SchoolParamount PicturesCarl Reiner (director); Jeff Franklin (screenplay); Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas, Patrick Labyorteaux, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Dean Cameron, Gary Riley, Richard Steven Horvitz, Kelly Jo Minter, Shawnee Smith, Fabiana UdenioComedy
Superman IV: The Quest for PeaceWarner Bros. Pictures / Cannon Films / DC ComicsSidney J. Furie (director); Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal (screenplay); Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Jon Cryer, Sam Wanamaker, Mark Pillow, Mariel Hemingway, Jim BroadbentSuperhero
31 The Living DaylightsUnited Artists / Eon ProductionsJohn Glen (director); Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson (screenplay); Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Joe Don Baker, Art Malik, John Rhys-Davies, Jeroen Krabbé, Andreas Wisniewski, Thomas Wheatley, Julie T. Wallace, Desmond Llewelyn, Robert Brown, Walter Gotell, Caroline Bliss, Geoffrey Keen, Virginia Hey, John Terry, Nadim Sawalha, John BoweSpy
The Lost BoysWarner Bros. PicturesJoel Schumacher (director); Jeffrey Boam, Janice Fischer, James Jeremias (screenplay); Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim, Edward Herrmann, Barnard Hughes, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Dianne WiestHorror, Comedy
Maid to OrderNew Century VistaAmy Holden Jones (director/screenplay); Perry Howze, Randy Howze (screenplay); Ally Sheedy, Beverly D'Angelo, Michael Ontkean, Valerie Perrine, Dick Shawn, Tom Skerritt, Merry Clayton, Rain Phoenix, Theodore Wilson, Jason Beghe, Katey SagalComedy, Fantasy
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7 Back to the BeachParamount PicturesLyndall Hobbs (director); Peter Krikes, Steve Meerson, Chris Thompson (screenplay); Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Lori Loughlin, Tommy Hinkley, Connie Stevens, Don Adams, Bob Denver, Paul ReubensComedy
The Care Bears Adventure in WonderlandCineplex Odeon Films / NelvanaRaymond Jafelice (director); Peter Sauder, Susan Snooks, John de Klein (screenplay); Bob Dermer, Eva Almos, Dan Hennessey, Jim Henshaw, Marla Lukofsky, Luba Goy, Keith Knight, Tracey Moore, Colin Fox, John Stocker, Keith HampshireAnimation, Fantasy
Masters of the UniverseCannon Films / Golan-GlobusGary Goddard (director); David Odell (screenplay); Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Courteney Cox, James Tolkan, Christina Pickles, Meg Foster, Chelsea Field, Jon Cypher, Billy Barty, Robert Duncan McNeill, Anthony De LongisAction, Fantasy
NadineTriStar PicturesRobert Benton (director/screenplay); Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Rip Torn, Gwen Verdon, Glenne Headly, Jerry StillerComedy
StakeoutTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen PartnersJohn Badham (director); Jim Kouf (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Aidan Quinn, Madeleine Stowe, Forest Whitaker, Dan Lauria, Earl Billings, Ian Tracey, Jackson DaviesCrime, Comedy
Who's That GirlWarner Bros. PicturesJames Foley (director); Ken Finkleman, Andrew Smith (screenplay); Madonna, Griffin Dunne, Haviland Morris, John McMartin, John Mills, Bibi Besch, Robert SwanComedy
14 Can't Buy Me LoveTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen PartnersSteve Rash (director); Michael Swerdlick (screenplay); Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Tina Caspary, Darcy DeMoss, Cort McCown, Eric Bruskotter, Gerardo Mejia, Courtney Gains, Seth Green, Dennis DuganTeen, Comedy
DisorderliesWarner Bros. PicturesMichael Schultz (director); Mark Feldberg, Mitchell Klebanoff (screenplay); Prince Markie Dee, Darren Robinson, Damon Wimbley, Ralph Bellamy, Anthony Geary, Tony PlanaComedy
The Monster SquadTriStar PicturesFred Dekker (director/screenplay); Shane Black (screenplay); Andre Gower, Duncan Regehr, Stephen Macht, Stan Shaw, Tom Noonan, Robby Kiger, Brent Chalem, Ryan Lambert, Michael Faustino, Ashley BankHorror, Comedy
No Way OutOrion PicturesRoger Donaldson (director); Robert Garland (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton, Howard Duff, George Dzundza, Jason BernardDrama, Political Thriller
North ShoreUniversal PicturesWilliam Phelps (director/screenplay); Bill Finnegan, Tim McCanlies (screenplay); Matt Adler, Nia Peeples, John Philbin, Gerry Lopez, Gregory HarrisonDrama
21 Born in East L.A.Universal PicturesCheech Marin (director/screenplay); Cheech Marin, Daniel Stern, Paul Rodriguez, Jan-Michael Vincent, Kamala Lopez, Tony Plana, Lupe OntiverosComedy
Dirty DancingVestron PicturesEmile Ardolino (director); Eleanor Bergstein (screenplay); Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston, Miranda Garrison, Kelly Bishop, Jane Brucker, Lonny Price, Wayne KnightRomance, Drama, Dance
The Garbage Pail Kids MovieAtlantic Releasing Corporation / ToppsRod Amateau (director/screenplay); Melinda Palmer (screenplay); Anthony Newley, Mackenzie Astin, Katie Barberi, Jim Cummings, Phil Fondacaro, Debbie Lee CarringtonComedy
28 The Big EasyColumbia Pictures / Kings Road EntertainmentJim McBride (director); Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman, Lisa Jane Persky, Tom O'BrienComedy, Drama
The Fourth ProtocolLorimar Motion PicturesJohn Mackenzie (director); George Axelrod, Richard Burridge (screenplay); Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Ned Beatty, Ian Richardson, Joanna Cassidy, Julian Glover, Michael Gough, Ray McAnally, Anton Rodgers, Matt FrewerSpy
Hamburger HillParamount Pictures / RKO PicturesJohn Irvin (director); James Carabatsos (screenplay); Anthony Barrile, Michael Patrick Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan, Dylan McDermott, Courtney B. Vance, Steven Weber, Don James, M.A. Nickles, Harry O'Reilly, Daniel O'Shea, Tim Quill, Tommy Swerdlow, Tegan WestWar
House II: The Second StoryNew World PicturesEthan Wiley (director/screenplay); Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano, Lar Park Lincoln, Bill Maher, John Ratzenberger, Amy YasbeckHorror, Comedy
MatewanCinecom PicturesJohn Sayles (director/screenplay); Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham, David Strathairn, Ken Jenkins, Gordon Clapp, Joe GrifasiDrama
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11 The CurseTrans World EntertainmentDavid Keith (director); David Chaskin (screenplay); Wil Wheaton, Claude Akins, Malcolm Danare, Cooper Huckabee, John Schneider, Amy WheatonHorror
18 Amazon Women on the MoonUniversal PicturesJoe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton, John Landis, Robert K. Weiss (directors); Michael Barrie, Jim Muholland (screenplay); Steve Allen, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Bartel, Ed Begley Jr., Ralph Bellamy, Sybil Danning, Griffin Dunne, Carrie Fisher, Steve Forrest, Monique Gabrielle, Steve Guttenberg, Arsenio Hall, Howard Hesseman, Lou Jacobi, B.B. King, Russ Meyer, Kelly Preston, Henny YoungmanComedy, Spoof, Anthology
Fatal AttractionParamount PicturesAdrian Lyne (director); James Dearden (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, Stuart Pankin, Ellen Foley, Fred Gwynne, Lois Smith, Mike NussbaumPsychological Thriller
HellraiserNew World Pictures / Entertainment Film DistributorsClive Barker (director/screenplay); Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman, Doug Bradley, Nicholas Vince, Simon Bamford, Grace KirbyHorror
MauriceCinecom Pictures / Merchant Ivory ProductionsJames Ivory (director/screenplay); Kit Hesketh-Harvey (screenplay); James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Billie Whitelaw, Barry Foster, Judy Parfitt, Phoebe Nicholls, Ben KingsleyRomance, Drama
The Pick-up Artist20th Century FoxJames Toback (director/screenplay); Molly Ringwald, Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Hopper, Danny Aiello, Harvey Keitel, Mildred Dunnock, Vanessa Williams, Robert Towne, Victoria JacksonRomance, Comedy
The PrincipalTriStar PicturesChristopher Cain (director); Frank Deese (screenplay); Jim Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr., Rae Dawn Chong, Kelly Minter, Michael Wright, Jeffrey Jay CohenAction, Crime, Thriller
25 Best SellerOrion Pictures / Hemdale Film CorporationJohn Flynn (director); Larry Cohen (screenplay); James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Victoria Tennant, Allison Balson, Paul Shenar, George Coe, Anne PitoniakCrime, Thriller
The Big TownColumbia PicturesHarold Becker, Ben Bolt (directors); Clark Howard, Robert Roy Pool (screenplay); Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Dern, Tom Skerritt, Lee Grant, Suzy Amis Cameron, David Marshall Grant, Don FrancksDrama
Real MenUnited ArtistsDennis Feldman (director/screenplay); Jim Belushi, John Ritter, Barbara Barrie, Bill Morey, Isa Jank, Mark HerrierSci-Fi, Comedy

October–December

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2 AnnaVestron PicturesYurek Bogayevicz (director/screenplay); Agnieszka Holland (screenplay); Sally Kirkland, Robert Fields, Paulina Porizkova, Steven Gilborn, Larry Pine, Sofia CoppolaDrama
Big Shots20th Century Fox / Lorimar Film EntertainmentRobert Mandel (director); Joe Eszterhas (screenplay); Ricky Busker, Darius McCrary, Robert Joy, Robert Prosky, Jerzy Skolimowski, Paul Winfield, Brynn Thayer, Bill HudsonComedy, Adventure
Like Father Like SonTriStar Pictures / Imagine EntertainmentRod Daniel (director); David Hoselton, Steve Bloom, Lorne Cameron (screenplay); Dudley Moore, Kirk Cameron, Margaret Colin, Catherine Hicks, Sean Astin, Larry SellersComedy
Slam DanceIsland PicturesWayne Wang (director); Don Keith Opper (screenplay); Tom Hulce, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Virginia Madsen, Harry Dean Stanton, Millie Perkins, Don Keith Opper, Adam Ant, John DoeThriller
9 The Princess Bride20th Century Fox / Act III CommunicationsRob Reiner (director); William Goldman (screenplay); Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Peter Falk, Fred SavageRomance, Comedy
Someone to Watch Over MeColumbia PicturesRidley Scott (director); Howard Franklin (screenplay); Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers, Lorraine Bracco, Jerry Orbach, John Rubinstein, Andreas Katsulas, Jim MoriartyRomance, Crime, Thriller
SurrenderWarner Bros. Pictures / Cannon FilmsJerry Belson (director/screenplay); Sally Field, Michael Caine, Steve Guttenberg, Peter Boyle, Jackie Cooper, Julie Kavner, Louise LasserComedy
Three O'Clock HighUniversal PicturesPhil Joanou (director); Richard Christian Matheson, Thomas Szollosi (screenplay); Casey Siemaszko, Anne Ryan, Richard Tyson, Jeffrey Tambor, Philip Baker Hall, John P. Ryan, Stacey Glick, Mitch PileggiComedy
16 BarflyCannon Films / American ZoetropeBarbet Schroeder (director); Charles Bukowski (screenplay); Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, J.C. Quinn, Frank Stallone, Sandy Martin, Gloria LeRoy, Pruitt Taylor VinceComedy, Drama
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night IISamuel Goldwyn Films / Alliance AtlantisBruce Pittman (director); Ron Oliver (screenplay); Michael Ironside, Wendy Lyon, Justin Louis, Lisa Schrage, Richard Monette, Terri Hawkes, Wendell SmithSlasher
Hope and GloryColumbia Pictures / Goldcrest Films / Nelson EntertainmentJohn Boorman (director/screenplay); Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Derrick O'Connor, Susan Wooldridge, Sammi Davis, Ian BannenComedy, Drama, War
WeedsDe Laurentiis Entertainment GroupJohn D. Hancock (director/screenplay); Dorothy Tristan (screenplay); Nick Nolte, Ernie Hudson, Rita Taggart, Mark Rolston, Lane Smith, Joe Mantegna, William ForsytheDrama
The Whales of AugustMetro-Goldwyn-MayerLindsay Anderson (director); David Berry (screenplay); Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, Ann Sothern, Harry Carey Jr., Frank Grimes, Margaret Ladd, Tisha Sterling, Mary SteenburgenDrama
23 The Glass MenagerieCineplex Odeon FilmsPaul Newman (director); Tennessee Williams (screenplay); Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich, Karen Allen, James NaughtonDrama
No Man's LandOrion PicturesPeter Werner (director); Dick Wolf (screenplay); Charlie Sheen, D.B. Sweeney, Randy Quaid, Lara Harris, Bill Duke, R.D. Call, M. Emmet WalshCrime
Prince of DarknessUniversal Pictures / Alive Films / Carolco PicturesJohn Carpenter (director/screenplay); Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Victor Wong, Jameson Parker, Dennis Dun, Susan Blanchard, Anne HowardHorror, Supernatural
The Sicilian20th Century Fox / Gladden EntertainmentMichael Cimino (director); Steve Shagan, Gore Vidal (screenplay); Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp, Joss Ackland, John Turturro, Barbara Sukowa, Richard Bauer, Giulia Boschi, Ray McAnally, Barry Miller, Andreas Katsulas, Michael WincottAction
SuspectTriStar PicturesPeter Yates (director); Eric Roth (screenplay); Cher, Dennis Quaid, Liam Neeson, John Mahoney, Joe Mantegna, Philip Bosco, Fred Melamed, Bernie McInerney, Bill CobbsMystery, Drama
30 Baby BoomUnited ArtistsCharles Shyer (director/screenplay); Nancy Meyers (screenplay); Diane Keaton, Harold Ramis, Sam Wanamaker, Sam Shepard, James Spader, Pat Hingle, Britt Leach, Annie GoldenRomance, Comedy
Fatal BeautyMetro-Goldwyn-MayerTom Holland (director); Hilary Henkin, Dean Riesner (screenplay); Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Elliott, Rubén Blades, Harris Yulin, John P. Ryan, Jennifer Warren, Brad DourifAction, Comedy, Thriller
The HiddenNew Line CinemaJack Sholder (director); Jim Kouf (screenplay); Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Clu Gulager, Chris Mulkey, Ed O'Ross, Clarence Felder, Claudia Christian, Larry CedarHorror, Supernatural
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6 Cry FreedomUniversal PicturesRichard Attenborough (director); John Briley (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Penelope Wilton, Alec McCowen, Kevin McNally, Ian Richardson, John Thaw, Timothy WestEpic, Drama
Death Wish 4: The CrackdownCannon FilmsJ. Lee Thompson (director); Gail Morgan Hickman (screenplay); Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz, John P. Ryan, Perry Lopez, Soon-Tek Oh, George Dickerson, Dana Barron, Danny TrejoAction, Crime
Hello AgainTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen PartnersFrank Perry (director); Susan Isaacs (screenplay); Shelley Long, Judith Ivey, Gabriel Byrne, Corbin Bernsen, Sela Ward, Austin Pendleton, Carrie NyeRomance, Fantasy, Comedy
Hiding OutDe Laurentiis Entertainment GroupBob Giraldi (director); Joe Menosky, Jeff Rothberg (screenplay); Jon Cryer, Keith Coogan, Annabeth Gish, Claude Brooks, Oliver Cotton, Tim Quill, Tony Soper, Ned Eisenberg, Marita Geraghty, John Spencer, Joy BeharComedy, Drama
Less Than Zero20th Century Fox / The Kerner Entertainment CompanyMarek Kanievska (director); Harley Peyton (screenplay); Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Nicholas Pryor, Tony Bill, Donna MitchellDrama
Made in HeavenLorimar Film EntertainmentAlan Rudolph (director); Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon (screenplay); Timothy Hutton, Kelly McGillis, Maureen Stapleton, Ann Wedgeworth, Mare Winningham, Don Murray, Amanda Plummer, James Gammon, Tim DalyFantasy, Comedy
RusskiesNew Century VistaRick Rosenthal (director); Sheldon Lettich, Michael Nankin, Alan Jay Glueckman (screenplay); Whip Hubley, Joaquin Phoenix, Peter Billingsley, Stefan DeSalle, Susan Walters, Patrick KilpatrickDrama
Steel DawnVestron PicturesLance Hool (director); Doug Lefler (screenplay); Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, Anthony Zerbe, Brion James, Christopher Neame, John Fujioka, Arnold Vosloo, Brett Hool, Marcel Van HeerdenSci-Fi, Action
13 Cross My HeartUniversal PicturesArmyan Bernstein (director/screenplay); Gail Parent (screenplay); Martin Short, Annette O'Toole, Paul Reiser, Joanna Kerns, Jessica PuscasRomance, Comedy
The Running ManTriStar Pictures / Taft Entertainment / HBO FilmsPaul Michael Glaser (director); Steven E. de Souza (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, María Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson, Yaphet Kotto, Marvin J. McIntyre, Mick Fleetwood, Professor Tanaka, Jesse Ventura, Jim Brown, Erland Van Lidth De Jeude, Dweezil Zappa, Kurt Fuller, Rodger Bumpass, Sven-Ole ThorsenSci-Fi, Action
20 Cinderella (re-release)Walt Disney PicturesClyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson (directors); Ken Anderson, Perce Pearce, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Maurice Rapf, Homer Brightman, Erdman Penner, Harry Reeves, Joe Rinaldi (screenplay); Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Rhoda Williams, Lucille Bliss, William Phipps, Jimmy MacDonald, Luis van Rooten, Don BarclayAnimation, Musical, Fantasy
Date with an AngelDe Laurentiis Entertainment GroupTom McLoughlin (director/screenplay); Michael E. Knight, Phoebe Cates, Emmanuelle Béart, David Dukes, Albert Macklin, Vinny Argiro, Bibi Besch, Cheryl Pollak, Phil Brock, Peter Kowanko, Steven Banks, Charles Lane, J. Don FergusonRomance, Comedy, Fantasy
Flowers in the AtticNew World Pictures / Fries EntertainmentJeffrey Bloom (director/screenplay); Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson, Jen Adams, Louise Fletcher, Ben Ryan Ganger, Lindsay Parker, Marshall Colt, Nathan DavisHorror
NutsWarner Bros. Pictures / Barwood FilmsMartin Ritt (director); Tom Topor, Darryl Ponicsan, Alvin Sargent (screenplay); Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton, Eli Wallach, Robert Webber, James Whitmore, Karl Malden, James Whitmore, Leslie Nielsen, William Prince, Dakin MatthewsDrama
Sign o' the TimesCineplex Odeon FilmsPrinceConcert
Teen Wolf TooAtlantic Releasing CorporationChristopher Leitch (director); Tim Kring (screenplay); Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin, Paul Sand, James Hampton, Mark Holton, Stuart FratkinFantasy, Comedy
27 Planes, Trains and AutomobilesParamount Pictures Hughes EntertainmentJohn Hughes (director/screenplay); Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Dylan Baker, Olivia Burnette, Larry Hankin, Richard Herd, Matthew Lawrence, Michael McKean, Kevin BaconComedy
Three Men and a BabyTouchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners / Interscope CommunicationsLeonard Nimoy (director); James Orr, Jim Cruickshank (screenplay); Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Margaret Colin, Celeste Holm, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Amini, Philip Bosco, Paul Guilfoyle, Earl HindmanComedy
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4 WalkerUniversal PicturesAlex Cox (director); Rudy Wurlitzer (screenplay); Ed Harris, Richard Masur, René Auberjonois, Peter Boyle, Miguel Sandoval, Marlee Matlin, Keith Szarabajka, Sy Richardson, Xander Berkeley, John Diehl, Alfonso Arau, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Gerrit Graham, William O'Leary, Kathy BurkeHistorical
11 Cold SteelCineTel FilmsDorothy Ann Puzo (director/screenplay); Lisa M. Hansen, Michael Sonye, Moe Quigley (screenplay); Brad Davis, Sharon Stone, Jonathan Banks, Jay Acavone, Adam AntThriller
Throw Momma from the TrainOrion PicturesDanny DeVito (director); Stu Silver (screenplay); Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Anne Ramsey, Kim Greist, Kate Mulgrew, Branford Marsalis, Rob Reiner, Bruce KirbyComedy
Wall Street20th Century FoxOliver Stone (director/screenplay); Stanley Weiser (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Hal Holbrook, Terence Stamp, James Karen, Sean Young, James SpaderDrama
18 *batteries not includedUniversal Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentMatthew Robbins (director/screenplay); Brad Bird, Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson (screenplay); Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña, Dennis Boutsikaris, Michael Carmine, John Pankow, Michael Greene, Tom Aldredge, Wendy SchaalSci-Fi
The DeadVestron PicturesJohn Huston (director); Tony Huston (screenplay); Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Dan O'Herlihy, Marie Kean, Donal Donnelly, Sean McClory, Frank PattersonDrama
Eddie Murphy RawParamount PicturesRobert Townsend (director); Eddie Murphy (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Deon Richmond, Billie Allen, Leonard Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Basil Wallace, Ellis E. Williams, Carol WoodsComedy
IronweedTriStar Pictures / Taft EntertainmentHector Babenco (director); William Kennedy (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe, Fred Gwynne, Diane Venora, Margaret Whitton, Tom Waits, Nathan Lane, James GammonDrama
Leonard Part 6Columbia PicturesPaul Weiland (director); Jonathan Reynolds (screenplay); Bill Cosby, Tom Courtenay, Joe Don Baker, Moses Gunn, Gloria Foster, Victoria Rowell, John HostetterSpy, Comedy
MoonstruckMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNorman Jewison (director); John Patrick Shanley (screenplay); Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello, Julie Bovasso, Louis Guss, John MahoneyRomance, Comedy
OverboardMetro-Goldwyn-MayerGarry Marshall (director); Leslie Dixon (screenplay); Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond, Roddy McDowall, Michael G. Hagerty, Jared RushtonRomance, Comedy
SeptemberOrion PicturesWoody Allen (director/screenplay); Denholm Elliott, Mia Farrow, Elaine Stritch, Jack Warden, Sam Waterston, Dianne Wiest, Rosemary MurphyDrama
23 The Last EmperorColumbia Pictures / Hemdale Film Corporation / Recorded Picture CompanyBernardo Bertolucci (director/screenplay); Mark Peploe (screenplay); John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Ryuichi SakamotoEpic, Biography
25 Broadcast News20th Century Fox / Gracie FilmsJames L. Brooks (director/screenplay); William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, Christian Clemenson, Jack NicholsonComedy, Romance, Drama
Empire of the SunWarner Bros. Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentSteven Spielberg (director); Tom Stoppard (screenplay); Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Joe Pantoliano, Leslie Phillips, Masatō Ibu, Emily Richard, Ben Stiller, Robert StephensEpic, War
Good Morning, VietnamTouchstone PicturesBarry Levinson (director); Mitch Markowitz (screenplay); Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Chintara Sukapatana, Bruno Kirby, Robert Wuhl, J.T. Walsh, Noble Willingham, Richard Edson, Richard Portnow, Floyd Vivino, Tung Thanh TranComedy, Drama
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the NightNew World Pictures / FilmationHal Sutherland (director); Robby London, Barry O'Brien, Dennis O'Flaherty (screenplay); Scott Grimes, Tom Bosley, Ed Asner, Frank Welker, Jonathan Harris, James Earl Jones, William Windom, Don Knotts, Rickie Lee JonesAnimation, Fantasy, Adventure

Notable films released in 1987

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Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 9Arthur Lake81USActor
14Douglas Sirk89GermanyDirector
15Ray Bolger83USActor, Singer
27Norman McLaren72CanadaAnimator, Director
February 1Alessandro Blasetti86ItalyDirector, Screenwriter
23Esmond Knight80UKActor
25James Coco56USActor
25John Collin58UKActor
28Joan Greenwood65UKActress
March 2Randolph Scott89USActor
3Danny Kaye74USActor
7Waldo Salt72USScreenwriter
21Robert Preston68USActor
22Morton Haack62USCostume Designer
28Patrick Troughton67UKActor
April 17Dick Shawn63USActor
19Milt Kahl78USAnimator
May 2Michael Gover73UKActor
14Rita Hayworth68USActress
June 1Khwaja Ahmad Abbas72IndiaDirector, Screenwriter
6Fulton Mackay64UKActor
10Elizabeth Hartman43USActress
13Geraldine Page62USActress
22Fred Astaire88USActor
24Jackie Gleason71USActor
July 3Viola Dana90USActress
7Hannelore Schroth65GermanyActress
15Alfie Bass71UKActor
31Joseph E. Levine81USProducer
August 1Pola Negri90PolandActress
17Clarence Brown97USDirector
21Bombolo56ItalyActor
28John Huston81USActor, Director, Screenwriter
29Lee Marvin63USActor
September 4Richard Marquand49UKDirector
5Bill Fraser79UKActor
13Mervyn LeRoy86USDirector
23Bob Fosse60USDirector, Screenwriter
25Mary Astor81USActress
25Emlyn Williams81UKActress
October 2Madeleine Carroll81UKActress
22Lino Ventura68ItalyActor
November 5Georges Franju75FranceDirector, Screenwriter
December 4Rouben Mamoulian90GeorgiaDirector

Film debuts

See also

References

  1. "1987 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  2. Boxoffice Mojo calendar year grosses (retrieved 15 August 2018)
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