8 great forgotten films of the 1980s

Eight '80s films you may not have heard of that are still (mostly) acceptable today:

  1. Cutter's Way, starring Jeff Bridges as a Vietnam vet still fighting the man (in '81)
  2. Sidney Lumet's Running on Empty (1988) with River Phoenix, about a family on the run from the FBI
  3. 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.)
  4. **British film alert** - Stephen Frears' the Hit
  5. Dreamscape, where Dennis Quaid can enter people's dreams. And meets a snake man.
  6. 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?
  7. Kathryn Bigelow's directorial debut Near Dark (1987) is a deeply unpleasant vampire film. But in a good way.
  8. 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?