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7 Christian Slater Films You Simply Have to See ...

By Paula

If you’re a child of the '80s, you probably remember a young Christian Slater looking gorgeous in ‘Heathers’ and ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,’ but there are plenty of lesser-known Christian Slater films that are well worth watching. Being a huge fan myself, I had a Christian movie marathon recently, and here are 7 of my favorite Christian Slater films that you simply have to see!

1 Heathers

This makes the top of my list as it’s one of my all-time favorite films. Christian plays the typical bad boy, stealing the heart of good girl Veronica and turning her against the bitchy girls who have tried to include her in their circle. It’s dark, funny and Christian looks absolutely gorgeous! This is one of the best Christian Slater films I’ve ever seen, and it’s sure to become one of your favorites too.

2 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Being a fan of both Kevin Costner and Christian Slater, I was excited when this film was released in 1991. Featuring the song ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It for You’ by Bryan Adams, this film also starred Morgan Freeman and Alan Rickman. Everyone knows the story of Robin Hood, and this was a really romantic, action packed film that I still enjoy watching today. Definitely a good Christian Slater film to add to your collection!

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3 Untamed Heart

This wasn’t a massively popular release back in 1993, and it stars Marisa Tomei alongside Christian Slater – since she’s one of my favorite actresses, I had to check this out! If you’re a romantic at heart, you’ll love this story of a woman who is unlucky in love. She finally meets the man of her dreams, but he needs heart surgery to save his life. Will he choose to have the surgery and spend his life with her, or is the decision a more complex one? I won’t spoil the ending, but it’s a beautiful story that’s really touching.

4 Interview with the Vampire

The film that launched Kirsten Dunst’s acting career also starred Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Christian Slater – three very good reasons for women of all ages to count it amongst their favorite films! I love Christian’s character in Interview with the Vampire; he plays Daniel Molloy, a reporter interviewing Brad Pitt’s character Louis, who tells of his vampire exploits. The film is dark, haunting and incredibly beautiful, based on the novel ‘Interview with the Vampire’ by Ann Rice. It’s been a while since I watched this, so I may have to sit down and enjoy it again!

5 True Romance

Every once in a while, a film comes along that touches and inspires you, and True Romance was one of those films for me. Whether it was the touching romance between bad-boy Clarence and hooker Alabama (played by Patricia Arquette), the cool soundtrack or just the setting of the film itself, I don’t know. All I do know is that for years I’ve thought that a martial arts movie marathon followed by pie would be my idea of a perfect date!

6 Very Bad Things

Starring Christian Slater and Cameron Diaz, this black comedy/thriller is one of the darkest and funniest films I’ve seen in a long time, as a prostitute is accidentally killed during a bachelor party gone wrong. Bodies soon start piling up and the cover-up becomes more and more ridiculous as the group of friends try to escape the clutches of the law. This is one of Christian’s more recent films (1998) but he’s still the quintessential bad boy!

7 He Was a Quiet Man

For something a bit different, He Was a Quiet Man is sure to surprise you. It’s not at all Christian’s typical sort of role, and his acting has matured a lot since the 1980s – 1990s. This is quite a serious role for him, as he plays nerdy, quiet Bob Maconel, a disenchanted office worker who accidentally saves a woman’s life. I won’t give away any spoilers, but this comedy drama will blow you away! Just don’t expect to see Christian looking at his most gorgeous – with his grey, balding hair and glasses, you’ll hardly recognize him!

Christian Slater was one of my favorite actors growing up, and although he hasn’t been in many blockbusters lately, he’s still one of my favorites today. What are your favorite films starring Christian Slater from the '80s and '90s that haven’t made my list? I’d love for you to share them with me!

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