STAR WARS (1977)

Somewhere beneath everything that’s been piled on top of it is one of the greatest movies ever made.

SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964)

I unreservedly love this nutso sci-fi mashup, despite it being a routine entry on “worst movies of all time” lists.

THE THING (1982)

A classic of all-encompassing paranoia, with some of the best practical effects you’ll ever see.

FRANKENSTEIN (1931)

This iconic Horror classic has lost some of its power to shock, but still elicits sympathy for its “Monster.”

BLADE RUNNER (1982)

This extremely atmospheric neo-noir about androids and flying cars helped revolutionize science fiction with its combination of cynicism and neon.

BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989)

In order to pass history class, they must introduce Sigmund Freud to corn dogs.