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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.

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]
Rank Title Distributor Domestic 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



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:

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
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


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre
9 Assassination Cannon Films Peter R. Hunt (director); Richard Sale (screenplay); Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Stephen Elliott, Jan Gan Boyd, Randy Brooks, Michael Ansara, William Prince Action, Thriller
16 The Bedroom Window De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Curtis Hanson (director/screenplay); Steve Guttenberg, Elizabeth McGovern, Isabelle Huppert, Paul Shenar, Carl Lumbly, Wallace Shawn, Frederick Coffin, Robert Schenkkan Psychological Thriller
Critical Condition Paramount Pictures Michael Apted (director); Denis Hamill, John Hamill (screenplay); Richard Pryor, Rachel Ticotin, Rubén Blades, Joe Mantegna, Bob Dishy, Sylvia Miles, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Jon Polito Comedy
Wanted: Dead or Alive New World Pictures Gary Sherman (director); Michael Patrick Goodman, Brian Taggert (screenplay); Rutger Hauer, Gene Simmons, Robert Guillaume, Mel Harris, William Russ, Jerry Hardin, Hugh Gillin Action
23 Jocks Crown International Pictures / Shady Acres Entertainment Steve Carver (director); David Oas (screenplay); Scott Strader, Perry Lang, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Roundtree, R. G. Armstrong, Stoney Jackson, Tom Shadyac, Christopher Lee, Trinidad Silva Teen, Comedy
The Stepfather New Century Vista / ITC Entertainment Joseph Ruben (director); Donald E. Westlake (screenplay); Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack, Charles Layner, Stephen Shellen, Stephen E. Miller, Jeff Schultz, Gillian Barber Horror, Psychological Thriller
30 Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold Cannon Films Gary Nelson (director); Gene Quintano, Lee Reynolds (screenplay); Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Henry Silva, Robert Donner, Cassandra Peterson Adventure, Comedy
Outrageous Fortune Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners / Interscope Communications Arthur Hiller (director); Leslie Dixon (screenplay); Shelley Long, Bette Midler, Peter Coyote, Robert Prosky, George Carlin, John Schuck, Anthony Heald, Christopher McDonald Comedy
Radio Days Orion Pictures Woody 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 Wiest Comedy, Drama
6 Black Widow 20th Century Fox Bob Rafelson (director); Ronald Bass (screenplay); Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey, Dennis Hopper, Nicol Williamson, Terry O'Quinn, James Hong Thriller
From the Hip De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Bob Clark (director/screenplay); David E. Kelley (screenplay); Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, John Hurt, Ray Walston, Darren McGavin Comedy, Drama
Light of Day TriStar Pictures / Taft Entertainment Paul Schrader (director/screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett, Michael McKean, Thomas G. Waites, Cherry Jones, Michael Dolan, Billy L. Sullivan, Jason Miller Drama
13 Mannequin 20th Century Fox / Gladden Entertainment Michael Gottlieb (director/screenplay); Edward Rugoff (screenplay); Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty, G.W. Bailey, James Spader, Meshach Taylor, Carole Davis, Steve Vinovich, Christopher Maher Romantic Comedy
Over the Top Warner Bros. Pictures / Cannon Films Menahem Golan (director); Stirling Silliphant, Sylvester Stallone (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely, David Mendenhall, Rick Zumwalt, Terry Funk Sports, Drama
20 Death Before Dishonor New World Pictures Fred Dryer, Brian Keith, Joanna Pacuła, Paul Winfield, Joseph Gian, Sasha Mitchell Action
Square Dance Island Pictures / NBC Productions Daniel Petrie (director); Alan Hines (screenplay); Winona Ryder, Jason Robards, Jane Alexander, Rob Lowe Drama
27 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors New Line Cinema / Heron Communications Chuck 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 Rubin Slasher
Number One with a Bullet Cannon Films / Cineplex Odeon Films Jack 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 Gries Action, Comedy
Some Kind of Wonderful Paramount Pictures Howard Deutch (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Craig Sheffer, Lea Thompson, John Ashton, Elias Koteas, Molly Hagan, Maddie Corman, Jane Elliot Teen, Romance, Drama
6 Angel Heart TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures Alan Parker (director/screenplay); Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling, Stocker Fontelieu, Brownie McGhee, Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Whitcraft, Dann Florek, Pruitt Taylor Vince Supernatural, Horror
Lethal Weapon Warner Bros. Pictures / Silver Pictures Richard Donner (director); Shane Black (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love, Jackie Swanson Action, Buddy Cop
13 Evil Dead II De Laurentiis Entertainment Group / Embassy Communications / Renaissance Pictures Sam Raimi (director/screenplay); Scott Spiegel (screenplay); Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley, Ted Raimi, Richard Domeier, Denise Bixler Horror, Comedy
Tin Men Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners Barry Levinson (director/screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Danny DeVito, Barbara Hershey, John Mahoney, Jackie Gayle, Seymour Cassel Comedy
18 Raising Arizona 20th Century Fox Joel and Ethan Coen (directors/screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman, William Forsythe, Sam McMurray, Frances McDormand, Randall "Tex" Cobb Action, Thriller
20 Burglar Warner Bros. Pictures Hugh 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 Ruginis Comedy
Hollywood Shuffle The Samuel Goldwyn Company Robert 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 Irrera Comedy
Street Smart Cannon Films Jerry Schatzberg (director); David Freeman (screenplay); Christopher Reeve, Kathy Baker, Mimi Rogers, Andre Gregory, Morgan Freeman, Jay Patterson Thriller, Drama
27 Blind Date TriStar Pictures Blake Edwards (director); Dale Launer (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Kim Basinger, John Larroquette, William Daniels, George Coe, Mark Blum, Phil Hartman, Stephanie Faracy, Alice Hirson Romantic Comedy


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre
3 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Warner Bros. Pictures Jim 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 Gaynes Comedy
10 The Aristocats (re-release) Walt Disney Pictures Wolfgang 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 Ravenscroft Animation, Comedy, Adventure, Musical
Making Mr. Right Orion Pictures / Barry & Enright Productions Susan Seidelman (director); Floyd Byars, Laurie Frank (screenplay); John Malkovich, Ann Magnuson, Glenne Headly, Ben Masters, Laurie Metcalf, Polly Bergen, Hart Bochner, Polly Draper Comedy, Sci-Fi
The Secret of My Success Universal Pictures / Rastar Herbert 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 Susi Comedy
Three for the Road New Century Vista Bill L. Norton (director); Richard Martini (screenplay); Charlie Sheen, Alan Ruck, Kerri Green, Sally Kellerman, Blair Tefkin, Raymond J. Barry, Bert Remsen, James Avery Comedy, Road
17 Project X 20th Century Fox Jonathan Kaplan (director); Lawrence Lasker, Stanley Weiser (screenplay); Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, William Sadler, Jonathan Stark, Johnny Ray McGhee, Robin Gammell, Stephen Lang, Jean Smart Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Rumpelstiltskin Cannon Films David Irving (director/screenplay); Amy Irving, Clive Revill, Priscilla Pointer, Billy Barty Fantasy, Musical
Wild Thing Atlantic Releasing Corporation Max Reid (director); John Sayles (screenplay); Robert Knepper, Kathleen Quinlan, Robert Davi, Maury Chaykin, Betty Buckley, Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Clark Johnson, Cree Summer, Shawn Levy Action
24 Extreme Prejudice TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures Walter 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 Forsythe Action, Western
My Demon Lover New Line Cinema Charlie Loventhal (director); Leslie Ray (screenplay); Scott Valentine, Michele Little, Robert Trebor, Alan Fudge, Gina Gallego, Calvert DeForest, Arnold Johnson Comedy
1 The Allnighter Universal Pictures Tamar Simon Hoffs (director/screenplay); M.L. Kessler (screenplay); Susanna Hoffs, Dedee Pfeiffer, Joan Cusack, James Anthony Shanta, John Terlesky, Michael Ontkean, Pam Grier Comedy
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation Cannon Films Sam Firstenberg (director); James Booth, Gary Conway (screenplay); Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Larry Poindexter, Gary Conway, Jeff Celentano Action
Creepshow 2 New World Pictures Michael Gornick (director); George A. Romero, Lucille Fletcher (screenplay); Lois Chiles, George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour, Tom Savini, Joe Silver, Holt McCallany, Frank Salsedo, Donald Patrick Harvey Horror, Comedy, Anthology
Malone Orion Pictures Harley 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 Burkley Action, Drama, Thriller
8 Gardens of Stone TriStar Pictures / American Zoetrope Francis 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 Fishburne Drama
Hot Pursuit Paramount Pictures / Interaccess Film Distribution / RKO Pictures Steven Lisberger (director/screenplay); Steven Carabatsos (screenplay); John Cusack, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle, Jerry Stiller, Monte Markham, Shelley Fabares, Ben Stiller, Keith David Action, Comedy
15 The Gate New Century Vista / Alliance Entertainment Tibor Takács (director); Michael Nankin (screenplay); Stephen Dorff, Kelly Rowan, Jennifer Irwin, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp Horror
Ishtar Columbia Pictures Elaine May (director/screenplay); Dustin Hoffman, Warren Beatty, Isabelle Adjani, Charles Grodin, Jack Weston, Tess Harper, Carol Kane, Aharon Ipalé, Fred Melamed, David Margulies Action, Adventure, Comedy
20 Beverly Hills Cop II Paramount Pictures / Overbrook Entertainment Tony Scott (director); Larry Ferguson, Warren Skaaren (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox, John Ashton, Brigitte Nielsen, Allen Garfield, Dean Stockwell, Paul Reiser Action, Comedy
22 The Chipmunk Adventure The Samuel Goldwyn Company Janice Karman (director/screenplay); Ross Bagdasarian Jr. (screenplay); Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Dody Goodman, Anthony De Longis, Susan Tyrrell, Ken Sansom, Nancy Cartwright, Frank Welker Animation, Adventure, Musical
Ernest Goes to Camp Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners John R. Cherry III (director/screenplay); Coke Sams (screenplay); Jim Varney, Victoria Racimo, John Vernon, Iron Eyes Cody, Lyle Alzado, Gailard Sartain, Daniel Butler, Scott Menville Comedy
5 Cyclone CineTel Films Fred 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 Donahue Sci-Fi, Action
Harry and the Hendersons Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment William 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 Hall Fantasy, Comedy
The Untouchables Paramount Pictures Brian De Palma (director); David Mamet (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith, Andy García, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Patricia Clarkson, Billy Drago, Richard Bradford Gangster
12 The Believers Orion Pictures John Schlesinger (director); Mark Frost (screenplay); Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Robert Loggia, Richard Masur, Harley Cross, Jimmy Smits, Elizabeth Wilson, Harris Yulin Thriller
Million Dollar Mystery De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Richard 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 Pollak Comedy, Mystery
Predator 20th Century Fox / Silver Pictures / Davis Entertainment John 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. Armstrong Sci-Fi, Action
The Witches of Eastwick Warner Bros. Pictures / Barris Industries George Miller (director); Michael Cristofer (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Veronica Cartwright, Richard Jenkins, Carel Struycken Comedy, Fantasy
19 Benji the Hunted Walt Disney Pictures Joe Camp (director/screenplay); Red Steagall, Frank Inn, Nancy Francis, Joe Camp, Steve Zanolini, Mike Francis, Ben Vaughn Family, Drama
Roxanne Columbia Pictures Fred Schepisi (director); Steve Martin (screenplay); Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Shelley Duvall, Rick Rossovich, Fred Willard, Michael J. Pollard, John Kapelos, Max Alexander, Damon Wayans Romantic Comedy
26 Dragnet Universal Pictures Tom 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 Gray Comedy, Buddy Cop
Spaceballs Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Mel 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 DeLuise Comedy, Sci-Fi, Spoof
Straight to Hell Island Pictures Alex Cox (director/screenplay); Dick Rude (screenplay); Dick Rude, Sy Richardson, Courtney Love, Joe Strummer, Dennis Hopper, Xander Berkeley, Grace Jones, Elvis Costello, Jim Jarmusch Action, Comedy


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre
3 Adventures in Babysitting Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners Chris 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 Canada Comedy
Innerspace Warner Bros. Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Joe Dante (director); Jeffrey Boam, Chip Poser (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Fiona Lewis, Robert Picardo, Vernon Wells, Henry Gibson, William Schallert Sci-Fi, Comedy
10 The Brave Little Toaster Hyperion Pictures / The Kushner-Locke Company Jerry 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 Jackman Animation, Comedy
Full Metal Jacket Warner Bros. Pictures / Hawk Films Stanley 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'Ross War
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise 20th Century Fox / Interscope Communications Joe 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 Lauter Comedy
The Squeeze TriStar Pictures Roger Young (director); Daniel Taplitz (screenplay); Michael Keaton, Rae Dawn Chong, Joe Pantoliano, Danny Aiello III, Leslie Bevis, Ronald Guttman, Paul Herman, John Dennis Johnston Comedy
White Water Summer Columbia Pictures Jeff Bleckner (director); Ernest Kinoy (screenplay); Kevin Bacon, Sean Astin, Jonathan Ward, Matt Adler, K.C. Martel, Caroline McWilliams, Charles Siebert Drama
17 Jaws: The Revenge Universal Pictures Joseph Sargent (director); Michael de Guzman (screenplay); Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young, Michael Caine, Judith Barsi, Lynn Whitfield, Mitchell Anderson Thriller
Nowhere to Hide New Century Vista Mario 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 Hagon Thriller
RoboCop Orion Pictures Paul Verhoeven (director); Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner (screenplay); Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Daniel O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Robert DoQui, Ray Wise Action
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (re-release) Walt Disney Pictures David 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 Buchanan Animation, Musical, Fantasy
24 La Bamba Columbia Pictures Luis Valdez (director/screenplay); Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña, Joe Pantoliano, Danielle von Zerneck, Rick Dees, Marshall Crenshaw, Howard Huntsberry, Brian Setzer Biography
Summer School Paramount Pictures Carl 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 Udenio Comedy
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Warner Bros. Pictures / Cannon Films / DC Comics Sidney 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 Broadbent Superhero
31 The Living Daylights United Artists / Eon Productions John 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 Bowe Spy
The Lost Boys Warner Bros. Pictures Joel Schumacher (director); Jeffrey Boam, Janice Fischer, James Jeremias (screenplay); Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim, Edward Herrmann, Barnard Hughes, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Dianne Wiest Horror, Comedy
Maid to Order New Century Vista Amy 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 Sagal Comedy, Fantasy
7 Back to the Beach Paramount Pictures Lyndall Hobbs (director); Peter Krikes, Steve Meerson, Chris Thompson (screenplay); Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Lori Loughlin, Tommy Hinkley, Connie Stevens, Don Adams, Bob Denver, Paul Reubens Comedy
The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland Cineplex Odeon Films / Nelvana Raymond 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 Hampshire Animation, Fantasy
Masters of the Universe Cannon Films / Golan-Globus Gary 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 Longis Action, Fantasy
Nadine TriStar Pictures Robert Benton (director/screenplay); Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Rip Torn, Gwen Verdon, Glenne Headly, Jerry Stiller Comedy
Stakeout Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners John Badham (director); Jim Kouf (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Aidan Quinn, Madeleine Stowe, Forest Whitaker, Dan Lauria, Earl Billings, Ian Tracey, Jackson Davies Crime, Comedy
Who's That Girl Warner Bros. Pictures James Foley (director); Ken Finkleman, Andrew Smith (screenplay); Madonna, Griffin Dunne, Haviland Morris, John McMartin, John Mills, Bibi Besch, Robert Swan Comedy
14 Can't Buy Me Love Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners Steve Rash (director); Michael Swerdlick (screenplay); Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Tina Caspary, Darcy DeMoss, Cort McCown, Eric Bruskotter, Gerardo Mejia, Courtney Gains, Seth Green, Dennis Dugan Teen, Comedy
Disorderlies Warner Bros. Pictures Michael Schultz (director); Mark Feldberg, Mitchell Klebanoff (screenplay); Prince Markie Dee, Darren Robinson, Damon Wimbley, Ralph Bellamy, Anthony Geary, Tony Plana Comedy
The Monster Squad TriStar Pictures Fred 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 Bank Horror, Comedy
No Way Out Orion Pictures Roger Donaldson (director); Robert Garland (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton, Howard Duff, George Dzundza, Jason Bernard Drama, Political Thriller
North Shore Universal Pictures William Phelps (director/screenplay); Bill Finnegan, Tim McCanlies (screenplay); Matt Adler, Nia Peeples, John Philbin, Gerry Lopez, Gregory Harrison Drama
21 Born in East L.A. Universal Pictures Cheech Marin (director/screenplay); Cheech Marin, Daniel Stern, Paul Rodriguez, Jan-Michael Vincent, Kamala Lopez, Tony Plana, Lupe Ontiveros Comedy
Dirty Dancing Vestron Pictures Emile Ardolino (director); Eleanor Bergstein (screenplay); Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston, Miranda Garrison, Kelly Bishop, Jane Brucker, Lonny Price, Wayne Knight Romance, Drama, Dance
The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Atlantic Releasing Corporation / Topps Rod Amateau (director/screenplay); Melinda Palmer (screenplay); Anthony Newley, Mackenzie Astin, Katie Barberi, Jim Cummings, Phil Fondacaro, Debbie Lee Carrington Comedy
28 The Big Easy Columbia Pictures / Kings Road Entertainment Jim McBride (director); Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman, Lisa Jane Persky, Tom O'Brien Comedy, Drama
The Fourth Protocol Lorimar Motion Pictures John 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 Frewer Spy
Hamburger Hill Paramount Pictures / RKO Pictures John 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 West War
House II: The Second Story New World Pictures Ethan Wiley (director/screenplay); Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano, Lar Park Lincoln, Bill Maher, John Ratzenberger, Amy Yasbeck Horror, Comedy
Matewan Cinecom Pictures John Sayles (director/screenplay); Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham, David Strathairn, Ken Jenkins, Gordon Clapp, Joe Grifasi Drama
11 The Curse Trans World Entertainment David Keith (director); David Chaskin (screenplay); Wil Wheaton, Claude Akins, Malcolm Danare, Cooper Huckabee, John Schneider, Amy Wheaton Horror
18 Amazon Women on the Moon Universal Pictures Joe 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 Youngman Comedy, Spoof, Anthology
Fatal Attraction Paramount Pictures Adrian Lyne (director); James Dearden (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, Stuart Pankin, Ellen Foley, Fred Gwynne, Lois Smith, Mike Nussbaum Psychological Thriller
Hellraiser New World Pictures / Entertainment Film Distributors Clive Barker (director/screenplay); Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman, Doug Bradley, Nicholas Vince, Simon Bamford, Grace Kirby Horror
Maurice Cinecom Pictures / Merchant Ivory Productions James 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 Kingsley Romance, Drama
The Pick-up Artist 20th Century Fox James Toback (director/screenplay); Molly Ringwald, Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Hopper, Danny Aiello, Harvey Keitel, Mildred Dunnock, Vanessa Williams, Robert Towne, Victoria Jackson Romance, Comedy
The Principal TriStar Pictures Christopher Cain (director); Frank Deese (screenplay); Jim Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr., Rae Dawn Chong, Kelly Minter, Michael Wright, Jeffrey Jay Cohen Action, Crime, Thriller
25 Best Seller Orion Pictures / Hemdale Film Corporation John Flynn (director); Larry Cohen (screenplay); James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Victoria Tennant, Allison Balson, Paul Shenar, George Coe, Anne Pitoniak Crime, Thriller
The Big Town Columbia Pictures Harold 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 Francks Drama
Real Men United Artists Dennis Feldman (director/screenplay); Jim Belushi, John Ritter, Barbara Barrie, Bill Morey, Isa Jank, Mark Herrier Sci-Fi, Comedy


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre
2 Anna Vestron Pictures Yurek Bogayevicz (director/screenplay); Agnieszka Holland (screenplay); Sally Kirkland, Robert Fields, Paulina Porizkova, Steven Gilborn, Larry Pine, Sofia Coppola Drama
Big Shots 20th Century Fox / Lorimar Film Entertainment Robert Mandel (director); Joe Eszterhas (screenplay); Ricky Busker, Darius McCrary, Robert Joy, Robert Prosky, Jerzy Skolimowski, Paul Winfield, Brynn Thayer, Bill Hudson Comedy, Adventure
Like Father Like Son TriStar Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Rod Daniel (director); David Hoselton, Steve Bloom, Lorne Cameron (screenplay); Dudley Moore, Kirk Cameron, Margaret Colin, Catherine Hicks, Sean Astin, Larry Sellers Comedy
Slam Dance Island Pictures Wayne Wang (director); Don Keith Opper (screenplay); Tom Hulce, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Virginia Madsen, Harry Dean Stanton, Millie Perkins, Don Keith Opper, Adam Ant, John Doe Thriller
9 The Princess Bride 20th Century Fox / Act III Communications Rob 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 Savage Romance, Comedy
Someone to Watch Over Me Columbia Pictures Ridley Scott (director); Howard Franklin (screenplay); Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers, Lorraine Bracco, Jerry Orbach, John Rubinstein, Andreas Katsulas, Jim Moriarty Romance, Crime, Thriller
Surrender Warner Bros. Pictures / Cannon Films Jerry Belson (director/screenplay); Sally Field, Michael Caine, Steve Guttenberg, Peter Boyle, Jackie Cooper, Julie Kavner, Louise Lasser Comedy
Three O'Clock High Universal Pictures Phil 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 Pileggi Comedy
16 Barfly Cannon Films / American Zoetrope Barbet Schroeder (director); Charles Bukowski (screenplay); Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, J.C. Quinn, Frank Stallone, Sandy Martin, Gloria LeRoy, Pruitt Taylor Vince Comedy, Drama
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II Samuel Goldwyn Films / Alliance Atlantis Bruce Pittman (director); Ron Oliver (screenplay); Michael Ironside, Wendy Lyon, Justin Louis, Lisa Schrage, Richard Monette, Terri Hawkes, Wendell Smith Slasher
Hope and Glory Columbia Pictures / Goldcrest Films / Nelson Entertainment John Boorman (director/screenplay); Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Derrick O'Connor, Susan Wooldridge, Sammi Davis, Ian Bannen Comedy, Drama, War
Weeds De Laurentiis Entertainment Group John D. Hancock (director/screenplay); Dorothy Tristan (screenplay); Nick Nolte, Ernie Hudson, Rita Taggart, Mark Rolston, Lane Smith, Joe Mantegna, William Forsythe Drama
The Whales of August Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Lindsay Anderson (director); David Berry (screenplay); Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, Ann Sothern, Harry Carey Jr., Frank Grimes, Margaret Ladd, Tisha Sterling, Mary Steenburgen Drama
23 The Glass Menagerie Cineplex Odeon Films Paul Newman (director); Tennessee Williams (screenplay); Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich, Karen Allen, James Naughton Drama
No Man's Land Orion Pictures Peter Werner (director); Dick Wolf (screenplay); Charlie Sheen, D.B. Sweeney, Randy Quaid, Lara Harris, Bill Duke, R.D. Call, M. Emmet Walsh Crime
Prince of Darkness Universal Pictures / Alive Films / Carolco Pictures John Carpenter (director/screenplay); Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Victor Wong, Jameson Parker, Dennis Dun, Susan Blanchard, Anne Howard Horror, Supernatural
The Sicilian 20th Century Fox / Gladden Entertainment Michael 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 Wincott Action
Suspect TriStar Pictures Peter Yates (director); Eric Roth (screenplay); Cher, Dennis Quaid, Liam Neeson, John Mahoney, Joe Mantegna, Philip Bosco, Fred Melamed, Bernie McInerney, Bill Cobbs Mystery, Drama
30 Baby Boom United Artists Charles Shyer (director/screenplay); Nancy Meyers (screenplay); Diane Keaton, Harold Ramis, Sam Wanamaker, Sam Shepard, James Spader, Pat Hingle, Britt Leach, Annie Golden Romance, Comedy
Fatal Beauty Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Tom Holland (director); Hilary Henkin, Dean Riesner (screenplay); Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Elliott, Rubén Blades, Harris Yulin, John P. Ryan, Jennifer Warren, Brad Dourif Action, Comedy, Thriller
The Hidden New Line Cinema Jack Sholder (director); Jim Kouf (screenplay); Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Clu Gulager, Chris Mulkey, Ed O'Ross, Clarence Felder, Claudia Christian, Larry Cedar Horror, Supernatural
6 Cry Freedom Universal Pictures Richard Attenborough (director); John Briley (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Penelope Wilton, Alec McCowen, Kevin McNally, Ian Richardson, John Thaw, Timothy West Epic, Drama
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Cannon Films J. Lee Thompson (director); Gail Morgan Hickman (screenplay); Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz, John P. Ryan, Perry Lopez, Soon-Tek Oh, George Dickerson, Dana Barron, Danny Trejo Action, Crime
Hello Again Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners Frank Perry (director); Susan Isaacs (screenplay); Shelley Long, Judith Ivey, Gabriel Byrne, Corbin Bernsen, Sela Ward, Austin Pendleton, Carrie Nye Romance, Fantasy, Comedy
Hiding Out De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Bob 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 Behar Comedy, Drama
Less Than Zero 20th Century Fox / The Kerner Entertainment Company Marek Kanievska (director); Harley Peyton (screenplay); Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Nicholas Pryor, Tony Bill, Donna Mitchell Drama
Made in Heaven Lorimar Film Entertainment Alan 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 Daly Fantasy, Comedy
Russkies New Century Vista Rick Rosenthal (director); Sheldon Lettich, Michael Nankin, Alan Jay Glueckman (screenplay); Whip Hubley, Joaquin Phoenix, Peter Billingsley, Stefan DeSalle, Susan Walters, Patrick Kilpatrick Drama
Steel Dawn Vestron Pictures Lance Hool (director); Doug Lefler (screenplay); Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, Anthony Zerbe, Brion James, Christopher Neame, John Fujioka, Arnold Vosloo, Brett Hool, Marcel Van Heerden Sci-Fi, Action
13 Cross My Heart Universal Pictures Armyan Bernstein (director/screenplay); Gail Parent (screenplay); Martin Short, Annette O'Toole, Paul Reiser, Joanna Kerns, Jessica Puscas Romance, Comedy
The Running Man TriStar Pictures / Taft Entertainment / HBO Films Paul 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 Thorsen Sci-Fi, Action
20 Cinderella (re-release) Walt Disney Pictures Clyde 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 Barclay Animation, Musical, Fantasy
Date with an Angel De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Tom 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 Ferguson Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Flowers in the Attic New World Pictures / Fries Entertainment Jeffrey Bloom (director/screenplay); Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson, Jen Adams, Louise Fletcher, Ben Ryan Ganger, Lindsay Parker, Marshall Colt, Nathan Davis Horror
Nuts (1987 film) Warner Bros. Pictures / Barwood Films Martin 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 Matthews Drama
Sign o' the Times Cineplex Odeon Films Prince Concert
Teen Wolf Too Atlantic Releasing Corporation Christopher Leitch (director); Tim Kring (screenplay); Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin, Paul Sand, James Hampton, Mark Holton, Stuart Fratkin Fantasy, Comedy
27 Planes, Trains and Automobiles Paramount Pictures Hughes Entertainment John Hughes (director/screenplay); Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Dylan Baker, Olivia Burnette, Larry Hankin, Richard Herd, Matthew Lawrence, Michael McKean, Kevin Bacon Comedy
Three Men and a Baby Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners / Interscope Communications Leonard 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 Hindman Comedy
4 Walker Universal Pictures Alex 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 Burke Historical
11 Cold Steel CineTel Films Dorothy Ann Puzo (director/screenplay); Lisa M. Hansen, Michael Sonye, Moe Quigley (screenplay); Brad Davis, Sharon Stone, Jonathan Banks, Jay Acavone, Adam Ant Thriller
Throw Momma from the Train Orion Pictures Danny DeVito (director); Stu Silver (screenplay); Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Anne Ramsey, Kim Greist, Kate Mulgrew, Branford Marsalis, Rob Reiner, Bruce Kirby Comedy
Wall Street 20th Century Fox Oliver Stone (director/screenplay); Stanley Weiser (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Hal Holbrook, Terence Stamp, James Karen, Sean Young, James Spader Drama
18 *batteries not included Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Matthew 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 Schaal Sci-Fi
The Dead Vestron Pictures John Huston (director); Tony Huston (screenplay); Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Dan O'Herlihy, Marie Kean, Donal Donnelly, Sean McClory, Frank Patterson Drama
Eddie Murphy Raw Paramount Pictures Robert Townsend (director); Eddie Murphy (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Deon Richmond, Billie Allen, Leonard Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Basil Wallace, Ellis E. Williams, Carol Woods Comedy
Ironweed TriStar Pictures / Taft Entertainment Hector 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 Gammon Drama
Leonard Part 6 Columbia Pictures Paul Weiland (director); Jonathan Reynolds (screenplay); Bill Cosby, Tom Courtenay, Joe Don Baker, Moses Gunn, Gloria Foster, Victoria Rowell, John Hostetter Spy, Comedy
Moonstruck Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Norman Jewison (director); John Patrick Shanley (screenplay); Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello, Julie Bovasso, Louis Guss, John Mahoney Romance, Comedy
Overboard Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Garry Marshall (director); Leslie Dixon (screenplay); Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond, Roddy McDowall, Michael G. Hagerty, Jared Rushton Romance, Comedy
September Orion Pictures Woody Allen (director/screenplay); Denholm Elliott, Mia Farrow, Elaine Stritch, Jack Warden, Sam Waterston, Dianne Wiest, Rosemary Murphy Drama
23 The Last Emperor Columbia Pictures / Hemdale Film Corporation / Recorded Picture Company Bernardo Bertolucci (director/screenplay); Mark Peploe (screenplay); John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Ryuichi Sakamoto Epic, Biography
25 Broadcast News 20th Century Fox / Gracie Films James L. Brooks (director/screenplay); William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, Christian Clemenson, Jack Nicholson Comedy, Romance, Drama
Empire of the Sun Warner Bros. Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Steven Spielberg (director); Tom Stoppard (screenplay); Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Joe Pantoliano, Leslie Phillips, Masatō Ibu, Emily Richard, Ben Stiller, Robert Stephens Epic, War
Good Morning, Vietnam Touchstone Pictures Barry 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 Tran Comedy, Drama
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night New World Pictures / Filmation Hal 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 Jones Animation, Fantasy, Adventure

Notable films released in 1987

U.S.A. unless stated

























Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 9 Arthur Lake 81 USA Actor
14 Douglas Sirk 89 Germany Director
15 Ray Bolger 83 USA Actor, Singer
27 Norman McLaren 72 Canada Animator, Director
February 1 Alessandro Blasetti 86 Italy Director, Screenwriter
23 Esmond Knight 80 UK Actor
25 James Coco 56 USA Actor
25 John Collin 58 UK Actor
28 Joan Greenwood 65 UK Actress
March 2 Randolph Scott 89 USA Actor
3 Danny Kaye 74 USA Actor
7 Waldo Salt 72 USA Screenwriter
21 Robert Preston 68 USA Actor
22 Morton Haack 62 USA Costume Designer
28 Patrick Troughton 67 UK Actor
April 17 Dick Shawn 63 USA Actor
19 Milt Kahl 78 USA Animator
May 2 Michael Gover 73 UK Actor
14 Rita Hayworth 68 USA Actress
June 1 Khwaja Ahmad Abbas 72 India Director, Screenwriter
6 Fulton Mackay 64 UK Actor
10 Elizabeth Hartman 43 USA Actress
13 Geraldine Page 62 USA Actress
22 Fred Astaire 88 USA Actor
24 Jackie Gleason 71 USA Actor
July 3 Viola Dana 90 USA Actress
7 Hannelore Schroth 65 Germany Actress
15 Alfie Bass 71 UK Actor
31 Joseph E. Levine 81 USA Producer
August 1 Pola Negri 90 Poland Actress
17 Clarence Brown 97 USA Director
21 Bombolo 56 Italy Actor
28 John Huston 81 USA Actor, Director, Screenwriter
29 Lee Marvin 63 USA Actor
September 4 Richard Marquand 49 UK Director
5 Bill Fraser 79 UK Actor
13 Mervyn LeRoy 86 USA Director
23 Bob Fosse 60 USA Director, Screenwriter
25 Mary Astor 81 USA Actress
25 Emlyn Williams 81 UK Actress
October 2 Madeleine Carroll 81 UK Actress
22 Lino Ventura 68 Italy Actor
November 5 Georges Franju 75 France Director, Screenwriter
December 4 Rouben Mamoulian 90 Georgia Director

Film debuts

See also


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

External links