Best original screenplay of 1987 (no order)

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1. Where Is the Friend's House? (1987)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Family

8 year old Ahmed has mistakenly taken his friend Mohammad's notebook. He wants to return it, or else his friend will be expelled from school. Determinedly, the conscientious boy sets out to find Mohammad's home in the neighbouring village.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Babek Ahmed Poor, Ahmed Ahmed Poor, Khodabakhsh Defaei, Iran Outari

Votes: 13,195

2. Matewan (1987)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History

73 Metascore

A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham

Votes: 7,889 | Gross: $1.68M

3. Wedding in Galilee (1987)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

A Palestinian seeks Israeli permission to waive curfew to give his son a fine wedding. The military governor's condition is that he and his officers attend. The groom berates his father for... See full summary »

Director: Michel Khleifi | Stars: Mohamad Ali El Akili, Bushra Karaman, Makram Khoury, Yussuf Abu-Warda

Votes: 472

4. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

PG | 104 min | Drama, War

88 Metascore

A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of the top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carré de Malberg

Votes: 32,869 | Gross: $4.54M

5. Law of Desire (1987)

NC-17 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

A gay filmmaker becomes involved with an obsessive fan while still pining for his absent true love. Meanwhile, he shares a close but complex relationship with his trans sister, an actress.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Eusebio Poncela, Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Miguel Molina

Votes: 11,822



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