Best adapted screenplay of 1987 (no order)

by salvadoras | created - 04 Feb 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. Angel Heart (1987)

X | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 85,131 | Gross: $17.19M

2. The Children of the Swallow (1987)

118 min | Drama

A director travels to the villages of mt. Helidona in Greece to interview six siblings living there, whose lives where defined by the events of the Greek Civil War.

Director: Costas Vrettakos | Stars: Alekos Alexandrakis, Mairi Hronopoulou, Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Ilias Logothetis

Votes: 93

3. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 99,432 | Gross: $43.98M

4. Cobra Verde (1987)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama

55 Metascore

During the 1800s, paroled Brazilian bandit Cobra Verde is sent to West Africa with a few troops to man an old Portuguese fort and to convince the local African ruler to resume the slave trade with Brazil.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, King Ampaw, José Lewgoy, Salvatore Basile

Votes: 7,612

5. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

76 Metascore

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Votes: 708,018 | Gross: $46.36M



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