The 80s movies that left the biggest impression on me as a kid weren’t necessarily from the most popular or iconic films. And they aren’t referenced in Ready Player One. The cinematic moments that had the most profound impact on my childhood were unapologetically sappy and sentimental. In this video, I discuss 5 of my favorite lesser known movies from the 1980s that foster empathy and solidarity.
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