12 Terrible Movies From 1987 That People Want to Erase From Their Memory

Every year has its share of great movies, but some years also have films that fall way short of what people were hoping for. Even in 1987, there were a lot of movies that made people cringe and wish they could forget ever seeing them. From bad ideas for sequels to awkward efforts at humor, these movies show what can go wrong in the film world.

1. Masters of the Universe (1987)

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Masters of the Universe tried to make money off of how big the He-Man toys and cartoons were. Fans were unhappy, though, because the movie had cheap special effects, a boring story, and a plot that was different from the book. The film had trouble making the well-known personalities and stories interesting in real life, so it was a forgettable adaptation.

2. Mannequin (1987)

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In the romance comedy Mannequin, a young artist falls in love with a mannequin that comes to life by magic. Even though the movie had a unique idea, it was a forgettable romantic comedy because of its forced plot, lack of chemistry between the leads, and overuse of clichés.

3. Who’s That Girl (1987)

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Who’s That Girl is a screwball comedy with Madonna in the lead role. The movie missed her charm and musical talent. Both reviewers and audiences didn’t like the film because it didn’t have a strong story or interesting characters. In this boring movie, Madonna failed in her attempt to move from the music business to the movie business.

4. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

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Jaws: The Revenge is a great example of a movie series that lasted too long. The fourth movie in the Jaws series didn’t live up to the original in terms of its plot, acting, and level of excitement. The film didn’t live up to the original Jaws in terms of suspense and horror, which made people upset and unhappy.

5. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie(1987)

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The Garbage Pail Kids Movie tried to cash in on the success of trading cards. But the movie didn’t do well at the box office or with critics because it had grotesque characters, crude humor, and no clear story. The movie’s effort to make the trading cards come to life failed, and people were scared instead of amused.

6. Leonard Part 6 (1987)

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Bill Cosby stars in Leonard Part 6, a comedy that doesn’t work. The story was hard to follow; there wasn’t any humor, and the tone was all over the place. Even though Cosby was in the movie, it was poorly written and put together, making it a great example of a film that people want to forget.

7. Like Father Like Son (1987)

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Like Father, Like Son is a body-switching comedy about a father and son who switch places with each other. Even though the idea has worked in other movies, this one didn’t do it justice because the story was too obvious, and there wasn’t enough originality. Even though the cast was good, the movie didn’t stand out in a field where there are a lot of good movies.

8. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)

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The Police Academy series has been going on for a long time, and Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol is another part of that series. By the fourth movie, the series had lost much of its fun and humor. The movie was known as a tedious entry in the series because it used the same jokes repeatedly, didn’t develop the characters, and got less and less funny as it went on.

9. Ishtar (1987)

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Ishtar is often called a famous failure because it cost a lot of money and didn’t do well with critics. The movie, which starred Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman, tried to be both funny and exciting. Still, its complicated story, lack of chemistry between the two leads, and slow pace made it a financial failure. The movie’s status as a bomb at the box office and with critics helped put it on this list.

10. Teen Wolf Too (1987)

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Teen Wolf Too is a follow-up to the hit Teen Wolf movie. Unfortunately, the sequel didn’t have the same charm as the first one. It was less original and had a weaker plot. The movie’s attempt to repeat the success of the first one didn’t work, so it was just another bland teen comedy.

11. Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)

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This movie is a follow-up to the cult film Revenge of the Nerds. The first movie had its own kind of underdog charm, but the second one had jokes that were used before, humor that was based on stereotypes, and a weaker story. The movie’s attempt to recapture the success of the first one didn’t work, so people were unhappy.

12. Flowers in the Attic (1987)

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The horror movie Flowers in the Attic is based on a book with the same name. Even though the book was good, the movie wasn’t a good version because it didn’t have enough depth, the pace was all over the place, and it was too dramatic. The film was not well received because it didn’t do an excellent job of capturing the unsettling ideas and atmosphere of the book.

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