Year 1987 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1987 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, serious, suspenseful, humorous and captivating films and TV shows about / with blood, husband wife relationship, death, violence, flashback, cigarette smoking, murder, police officer, photograph and hotel plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
year 1987
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year 1987 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1987: Just Mercy (2019), Lords of Chaos (2018), World War III (1982), Tolkien (2019), Remote Control (1988), Prom Night II (1987), Fargo (1996), Anna (2019), The Tea Man (2010), Blinded by the Light (2019).

List of year 1987 movies

 7.5
 26K
Just Mercy (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: false accusation of murder, judge, courtroom, justice, innocence, lawyer, defense attorney, perjury, murder, lie, investigation, injustice ...
Time: year 1987, 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama
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 6.5
 11K
Lords of Chaos (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Music, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1990s results in a very violent outcome.
Style: tense, rough, psychological, captivating, based on true events
Plot: music band, self mutilation, violence, murder, gay, stabbing, suicide, society, danger, friendship, music, crimes ...
Time: year 1987, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: oslo norway
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 6.7
 588
World War III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Soviet paratroopers drop into Alaska to sabotage the oil pipeline in retaliation against a United States grain embargo. A skirmish occurs at a pumping station, lightly defended by Col. Jake Caffey and a National Guard reckon unit. A stalemate ensues ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: military, war, heroes, wartime life, chaos, anti war, battles, escapades, chases and races, state affairs, leadership, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 80s, near future, year 1987
Place: alaska, russia, usa, moscow russia, soviet union
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 6.8
 27K
Tolkien (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Plot: male friendship, friendship between men, world war one, boys' school, class differences, coming of age, young soldier, male protagonist, soldier, teenage boy, group of friends, friendship between boys ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, year 1971, year 1916 ...
Place: oxford university
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 5.7
 767
Remote Control (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A video store clerk stumbles onto an alien plot to take over earth by brainwashing people with a bad '50s science fiction movie. He and his friends race to stop the aliens before the tapes can be distributed world-wide.
Style: cult film, psychotronic, surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: seductive behavior, store, colleague colleague relationship, video cassette, accusation, locked door, finding a dead body, working out, dance scene, dance club, screaming woman, shot to death ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1987, 80s
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Prom Night II (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Hamilton High's Prom Queen of 1957, Mary Lou Maloney is killed by her jilted boyfriend, she comes back for revenge 30 years later. Bill Nordham is now the principle of Hamilton High and his son is about to attend the prom with Vicki ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, murder, cemetery, prom, ghost, slasher, prank, school principal, infidelity, supernatural, teenager, locker room ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s, year 1957, year 1987
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 8.1
 593K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, interesting, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, neo noir, police investigation, greed, ransom, snow, psychopath, murder, small town, crimes, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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 6.6
 49K
Anna (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Canada, Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: female assassin, female spy, cia agent, female protagonist, model, cia, murder, kgb, double agent, female agent, one woman army, lesbian ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1987, year 1985 ...
Place: paris france, bahamas, moscow russia, milan italy, france ...
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 3.4
 9
The Tea Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Set in 1987 when cell phones were car phones and any respectable bank robber still used a gun. Two life long mid-life crisis friends decide to rob banks. With the help of an ex-con "old head" who had 25 years to think about how to get it ...
Plot: gunfight, car, house, bank robbery, police officer, car accident, bank, police, broom, injury, gun action, gun ...
Time: year 1987, year 1980, 80s
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Blinded by the Light (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Style: captivating, dark humor, touching, humorous, tense
Plot: father son conflict, coming of age, interracial friendship, teenage protagonist, british asian, father son relationship, college student, teenager, poetry, rock music, racism, pakistani ...
Time: 80s, year 1988, year 1987
Place: london, america, england
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Barschel: A Murder in Geneva (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A conspiracy-theorizing filmmaker meets with a prospective producer in order to pitch a movie about the death of real-life German politician Uwe Barschel, in which the official ruling of suicide raised more questions than answers.
Plot: german abroad, clandestine, suspicion of murder, mysterious death, corpse, politician
Time: year 1987
Place: west germany
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 4.6
 508
He's My Girl (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bryan and Reggie are best friends who are in the music business in Missouri. When Reggie enters Brian for a chance to go to L.A., Bryan wins the contest and wants to bring Reggie with him. However, Bryan must bring a girl. In an effort to make sure ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: disorder, gender bending, partners, gender, showbiz, best friends, friends, ambition, fall in love, artists and showbiz, switching roles, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: missouri, california, usa, los angeles
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 6.4
 23K
White Boy Rick (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, suspense, rough
Plot: informant, drug traffic, fbi, drug trafficking, father son relationship, arms dealing, juvenile delinquent, war on drugs, culture clash, buddies, 15 year old, pole dancer ...
Time: 80s, year 2014, year 2017, year 1988, year 1986 ...
Place: detroit, michigan, ohio, las vegas
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A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally strangles him, seemingly without motive.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, contemplative, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, lawyer, prison, death sentence, drifter, execution, courtroom drama, polish, fighting the system, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1988
Place: warsaw poland, poland, california
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 6.8
 125K
Bumblebee (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: China, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, futuristic, whimsical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: robot, alien, teenage girl, machine, standoff, technology, friendship, paintball gun, lemonade, fast car, ufo, battlefield ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, 20th century
Place: san francisco, texas, california
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Switched at Birth (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: This is the story of the two babies who were switched at birth. A few years later when one of the girls gets sick and tests revealed that she was not the daughter of the couple who raised her. Eventually she dies. And the couple most especially the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: death in the family, single parent, mistaken identity, babies and infants, family relations, youth, parents and children, custody, legal, track down, family life, family problems ...
Time: year 1987, year 1978
Place: florida
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Accidental Love (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A small town waitress gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, DC. Sparks fly when she meets a clueless young senator who takes up her cause - but what happens when love interferes ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: politics, idealism, love and romance, society, fighting the system, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, nervousness, satire, lie, absurdism, sarcasm, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1987
Place: usa, washington d.c., indiana, america
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 6.7
 1K
Nico, 1988 (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The muse of Andy Warhol, Christa Päffgen, stage name Nico, singer with the band Velvet Underground and a woman of legendary beauty. She gained a new lease of life after the story everyone knows, when she launched her solo career.
Style: road movie
Plot: tour bus, self destruction, syringe, unrequited love, rock band, suicide attempt, childhood flashback, female singer, romanian, rock concert, sound recording, italian abroad ...
Time: 80s, year 1988, year 1987, year 1986
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague, rome italy, manchester, manchester england ...
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The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, harsh ...
Plot: female assassin, spy, double agent, undercover agent, female spy, lesbian, lesbianism, cold war, shooting, brutality, blonde, sexy woman ...
Time: year 1987, year 1989, 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east berlin, berlin germany, east berlin east germany, eastern europe ...
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 6.8
 100K
The Family Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his ...
Style: feel good, sincere, inspirational, touching, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, destiny, road not taken, family relations, life changing experience, rich and poor, family life, alternate reality, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, fish out of water, workaholic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 3.6
 480
The Elite (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the murder of their families by a terrorist bomb, five young adults are trained as a hi-tech, anti-terrorist team with a mission to search and destroy high-profile terrorist groups.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, terrorism, race against time, undercover, secret agents, danger, crimes, chases and races, daring rescue, save the day, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, year 1987, 2000s, 80s
Place: europe, greece, athens greece, washington d.c., utah ...
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 7.0
 89K
Cool Runnings (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: reggae, coach, sport, underdog, olympics, bookies, sport team, family, cheating, ambition, friends, disgraced ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1988, year 1987
Place: canada, jamaica, california
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Cutting the Sorrow With a Knife Stuck in the Chest (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man accepts a job on a shrimp fishing boat unaware that he is being set up for slave labor along with the rest of the crew of social outcasts.
Plot: forced labor, boat, democracy, teenage boy, escape, conscription, typhoon, rebellion, human rights, radio news, slave, slavery ...
Time: year 1987
Place: korea
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Der Fall Barschel (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 177 min.
Story: The Barschel case is one of the most important political scandals in recent German history. Not least because it has remained unsolved. Countless speculations and conspiracy theories have grown up to the present day to the dramatic death of the ...
Plot: drug abuse, german history, investigative journalism, press conference, foosball, train ride, unfaithful husband, marital problem, husband wife conflict, woman crying, government coverup, taxi ride ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1987
Place: west germany, berlin germany, zurich switzerland, hamburg germany, beirut lebanon ...
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A Story of Yonosuke (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The year is 1987 and Japan is just reaching the peak of its economic success. Eighteen-year old Yonosuke Yokomichi arrives in Tokyo from Nagasaki. Ordinary in every way possible, he lives in a suburb far from the excitement of the big city and ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: student, university, dancing, dating, japanese teenager, public, return home, father son relationship, flirting, getting home, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: year 1987
Place: tokyo, japan
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I Am a Sex Addict (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Just moments before his third wedding, Zahedi relates with utter sincerity and astonishing candor his obsession with prostitutes. He retraces his romantic and sexual history, including his ideological commitment to open relationships, that led to ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic
Plot: eroticism, sex addict, sexual fantasy, marriage, addiction, prostitute, obsession, prostitution, sexual relations, couples, love and romance, illegal prostitution ...
Time: contemporary, year 1984, year 1987
Place: austin texas, amsterdam, munich germany, san francisco, italy ...
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My Brother... Nikhil (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Famous swimmer Nikhil Kapoor (Suri) deals with the repercussions of announcing the fact that he has HIV/AIDS.
Style: serious, sexual, sexy, realistic
Plot: family relations, swimming, hopes, love and romance, family in crisis, immigrants, siblings relations, athlete's life, gays and lesbians, coming of age, coming out, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1989, year 1987
Place: india, goa india
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 7.4
 1K
1987 (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1987 Ricardo is 17 years old. This summer, Ricardo has a busy schedule: loose his virginity, find a way to get into bars, have a car, spend time with his friends. In order to rapidly make money, Ricardo decides to use his italian inheritance and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, virginity, teenage life, love and romance, youth, buddies, summer job, sexual initiation, loss of virginity, first sexual experience, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: canada
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 7.7
 5K
Gods (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in communist Poland of the 80s the movie depicts early career of cardio surgeon Zbigniew Religa.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: politics, doctors and patients, ambition, rise to the top, power relations, heart transplant, surgeon, hospital, doctor, operation, death, clinic ...
Time: 20th century, year 1985, year 1987, 80s
Place: poland
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Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, lyrical, suspense ...
Plot: hip hop, music, musician's life, rapper, police brutality, racism, drug dealer, rags to riches, gangster, rap, gang, feud ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1993 ...
Place: los angeles, california, milwaukee wisconsin, detroit, usa ...
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