towards a new millennial art canon

1981 - 1996

artful, strange, genre, transgressive, ordinary/unordinary, good/bad

highly personal but perhaps relatable

  • Scanners
  • Thief
  • Possession
  • Polyester
  • The Decline of Western Civilization
  • Blow Out
  • Heavy Metal
  • Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker
  • Mad Max 2
  • Boardinghouse
  • Cat People
  • Five Element Ninjas
  • Koyaanisqatsi
  • Blade Runner
  • Tron
  • Liquid Sky
  • Wild Style
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
  • The Slumber Party Massacre
  • The King of Comedy
  • Angst
  • Videodrome
  • Sans Soleil
  • Born in Flames
  • Curtains
  • The 4th Man
  • Flashdance
  • The Hunger
  • Breathless
  • Variety
  • Rumble Fish
  • Blonde Death
  • Surf II: The End of the Trilogy
  • Furious
  • Heavenly Bodies
  • Repo Man
  • Paris, Texas
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Streets of Fire
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • Purple Rain
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
  • Tightrope
  • Blood Simple
  • Threads
  • Crimes of Passion
  • Body Double
  • Trancers
  • Stop Making Sense
  • Starman
  • Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
  • Submit to Me
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • After Hours
  • Demons
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Tampopo
  • Vagabond
  • Police Story
  • In a Glass Cage
  • Cobra
  • 8 Million Ways to Die
  • Street of Crocodiles
  • Hamburger: The Motion Picture
  • The Sacrifice
  • Heavy Metal Parking Lot
  • Never Too Young to Die
  • Golden Eighties
  • Vamp
  • Maximum Overdrive
  • Blue Velvet
  • Howard the Duck
  • She's Gotta Have It
  • River's Edge
  • True Stories
  • The Seventh Curse
  • Unmasking The Idol
  • Mauvais Sang
  • Gothic
  • Street Trash
  • Tales from the Quadead Zone
  • Video Violence
  • Stage Fright
  • Hard Ticket to Hawaii
  • Angel Heart
  • Evil Dead II
  • Anguish
  • The Gate
  • White of the Eye
  • Matewan
  • Ishtar
  • Enemy Territory
  • Innerspace
  • RoboCop
  • Blood Diner
  • The Lost Boys
  • Masters of the Universe
  • The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
  • Hellraiser