Fabulous Finds: 15 Films With Total “The Lost Boys” Vibes

Are you looking for a chill cult classic plot with a side of comedy like The Lost Boys? This movie list is the antidote for you. Get the popcorn ready and check out these fantastic films.

1. Point Break (1991)

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This movie by Katherine Bigelow is an action crime turned funny. Johnny (Keanu Reeves), a rookie FBI agent, is paired with agent Angelo (Gary Busey). Both join a surfing cult led by undercover gang leader Bodhi (Patrick Swayze). It is a story of fun-filled action with a side of love interest for agent Johnny.

2. Repo Man (1984)

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Alex Cox’s sci-fi movie is for all the alien geeks out there. It shows punk kid Otto (Emilio Estevez) working at an automobile repossession firm. With a twenty thousand reward price attached to a Chevy, Otto finds himself chasing after a car with mystery contents inside.

3. The Crow (1994)

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This action movie stars Brandon Lee as Eric, a resurrected rock guitarist on a quest for vengeance. After Eric and his fiance Shelly (Sofia Shinas) are brutally murdered before their wedding, Eric returns as a gothic persona of a crow to hunt the thugs responsible for his tragedy.

4. Young Guns (1988)

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A wholesome movie by Christopher Crain showcases John (Terence Stamp), a British man who employs stockmen for his frontier. Killed by the crook Lawrence (Jack Palance), watch the caretaker boys, Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland), Richard (Charlie Sheen), and young William (Emilio Estevez) – track down the murderer of their beloved master.

5. The Warriors (1979)

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Get ready to be sucked into the thrilling world of The Warriors movie. Directed by Walter Hill, this adventure shows a nine-member gang from Coney Island trying to return to their hood. The Warriors are now on a hitlist for supposedly murdering a prominent leader killed by a psychotic riot, Luther ( David Patrick).

6. Near Dark (1987)

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Another movie by Katherine Bigelow combines love, action, and horror. Cowboy Caleb (Adrian Pasdar) meets Mae (Jenny Wright) at a bar and falls in love. Filled with twists, Mae convinces Caleb to join her vampire clan. Now, torn between love and family, Caleb must face the darkness bravely.

7. The Monster Squad (1987)

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Nothing feels better than this nostalgic horror movie by Fred Dekker. Campy and full of adventure, The Monster Squad stays gold. Starting with young Sean (Andre Gower), who forms a horror movie villain club with four others. Hell breaks loose as three horrific monsters unleash in their town, terrorizing folk.

8. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

An American Werewolf in London 1981
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The title speaks for itself: a gritty horror movie about a werewolf in the English countryside. Directed by John Landis, David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) are American tourists attacked by a werewolf. This classic scary movie follows their grappling story as David turns into the hairy beast himself. 

9. Streets of Fire (1984)

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Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

This action-filled movie by Walter Hill passes the rock-n-roll theme into a futuristic machine. The result is a colorful hit. Ex-soldier Tom (Michael Paré) is on a crazy mission to save his girlfriend from a biker gang led by Raven (Willem Dafoe). Need we say more? Experience this exciting story yourself!

10. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

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Think of art and a slow-burn romance. Jim Jarmusch is here with a dramatic vampire romance starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston. This vampy couple gets interrupted on a fine day when Eve’s (Tilda) sister arrives at their vampire abode and turns their relationship around.

11. Over The Edge (1979)

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Directed by Jonathan Kaplan, Over The Edge gathers Indie fans for a crime fiction drama. Coming-of-age teens Carl (Michael Eric Kramer) and Richie(Matt Dillon) are shown rebelling against the authority in New Granada along with a few friends after the murder of their dear friend.

12. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

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Image Credit: Touchstone Pictures.

Martin (John Cusack) is a hitman returning to his hometown after a failed assignment. He meets Debi (Minnie Driver), the girl who stood him up for prom. Stirred by his past love, he hopes to become a better person. Watch as Martin is given a new task, pressured to defeat his rival hitman.

13. Dark City (1998)

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Image Credit: New Line Cinema.

Dark City is a visually mesmerizing science fiction you must watch. Directed by Alex Poyas, this film transports you to a dark city controlled by creatures called ‘Strangers.’ John (Rufus Sewell) wakes up one day with no memory of his past in this mysterious city that soon becomes a nightmare to navigate.

14. City of Lost Children (1995)

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This list is missing a dystopian world with whimsical fairies. Luckily, Marc Caro and Jean Pierre’s science fiction will fill that void. In a steampunk lab, Krank (Daniel Emilfork) keeps kidnapped children to use their dreams. Adventure unfolds when One (Ron Perlman) and orphan Mieette (Judith Vittet) go for a rescue plan for One’s adoptive brother, Denree. 

15. The Hunger (1983)

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Ending on a strong note, this sensual film by Tony Scott explores the bond between vampire Miriam (Catherine Deneuve) and her mortal lover, John (David Bowie). Seeking an aging-related doctor named Sarah (Susan Sarandon), they hope to fix John’s illness. Indulge further as a love triangle forms, testing Miriam and her newfound love interest.

10 Freaky Halloween Movies Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Palpitate

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It’s that time of year again, and all the streaming services have their Halloween sections ready for your viewing. I love a good scare, so I compiled this quick list of spine-tingling favorites to set your mood for October. Have you seen them?

22 Films Guaranteed to Make the Hair on the Back of Your Neck Stand Up

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It’s that time of year again. Fall decorations are coming out. Pumpkin spice is taking over, and scary movies are begging your attention. As a connoisseur of horror films, these are the ones that have stood out over the decades as having major creepy vibes and hair-raising experiences. Have you seen them?

25 Classic Movies People Admit Scared the Bejesus Out of Them as Kids

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Image Credit: Willy Wonka – Warner Bros. Return to Oz – Walt Disney Pictures. The Temple of Doom – Lucasfilm Ltd.

Was there a film(s) that completely traumatized you as a child? I’ll go first, Cujo. I have no idea what my mother was thinking, allowing that film to play in the background of her chores, but I watched it and had nightmares for months. After someone polled an entertainment forum for other traumatic experiences, here is what scared the youth. 

12 Black and White Scary Movies That Scarred Boomers for Life

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A generation of Baby Boomers underwent a cinematic voyage into black-and-white horror that would forever change their lives. These flicks’ creepy stories and unsettling images gripped spectators with suspense and psychological terror.

Let’s take a look at some black-and-white terrifying movies that profoundly scared Baby Boomers and gave them cinematic memories that still give them shivers.

15 Scary Movies From the 70s That Will Still Send Chills Down Your Spine

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Horror filmmaking flourished in the 1970s, producing films that have haunted decades, from alien terrors to ghostly hauntings, slasher horrors, and psychological thrills; this decade delivered a wealth of cinematic scares that still startle moviegoers. Let’s explore some scary movies from the 1970s that still bring spine-tingling tension and bone-chilling dread.