Eight '80s films you may not have heard of that are still (mostly) acceptable today:
- Cutter's Way, starring Jeff Bridges as a Vietnam vet still fighting the man (in '81)
- Sidney Lumet's Running on Empty (1988) with River Phoenix, about a family on the run from the FBI
- The Hidden (1987) has Kyle MacLachlan playing the Dale Cooper role before Twin Peaks. He's on the track of an all too 80s body-snatching alien with a penchant for Ferraris and bad music (pretty much as brilliant as it sounds.)
- **British film alert** - Stephen Frears' the Hit
- Dreamscape, where Dennis Quaid can enter people's dreams. And meets a snake man.
- If you're a fan of Nic Cage losing it (and believe me, I am) see Vampire's Kiss. Think Nosferatu meets Wall Street. And you thought Gordon Gekko was a bad 'un?
- Kathryn Bigelow's directorial debut Near Dark (1987) is a deeply unpleasant vampire film. But in a good way.
- If Near Dark mixes the cowboy with the vampire, Night of the Comet = high school film + zombies. Why did no-one think of this before?
Any I've missed?