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14 Underrated '80s Movies That You Need To See
Some Kind of...
"Some Kind of Wonderful" is a film with similar themes to "Pretty in Pink" but with better characters and maturer subject matter. An incredible soundtrack, electric direction from Howard Deutch, and Mary Stuart Masterson and Eric Stoltz's performances and chemistry make it an underrated gem that deserves more recognition.
The Bride
"The Bride" is a strange but aesthetically engaging reimagining of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" that shines a uniquely ‘80s light on the story. Though considered a substantial critical and box office failure during its initial release, "The Bride" is one of those odd gems that deserves a reexamination, especially in a post-Guillermo del Toro landscape.
A fascinating ensemble cast, including Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Christopher Lambert, and Michael Kamen’s stunning musical score make this ridiculous fantasy a must-see piece of ‘80s cinema. While "Highlander" might not be for everyone, those seeking a uniquely ‘80s fantasy will enjoy the movie.
Earth Girls Are Easy
What makes "Earth Girls Are Easy" more than just a silly sex comedy is its fascinating female gaze. Co-writer and co-star Julie Brown and director Julien Temple bring a unique feminine perspective to a subgenre that's often fixated on male desires — and for that reason alone, "Earth Girls" deserves your time and attention.
Though "Legend" has some magical qualities — Tim Curry as the devil, Tom Cruise in a sparkly suit of armor — and jaw-dropping cinematography by Alex Thompson, the film had poor box office returns and a mixed critical reception. However, it deserves a second chance for its passionate performances and exquisite attention to detail in every frame.