9. Enemy Mine by Wolfgang Petersen. This almost completely overlooked little gem came and went without a trace in 1985, despite that it had been directed by the same director who had released the immensely popular The Neverending Story a couple of years earlier.
This is a movie about that most difficult commandment of Jesus; loving your enemy. When someone asked me what this movie was about, that is how I replied. It is about loving your enemy. My interrogator was aghast. “Was it funded by Focus On The Family? Did it air on the Hallmark Channel?”
No, I replied. It stars Dennis Quaid and Lou Gosset, Jr . That in itself should signal how far from culture-war Christianity this movie is. Anyway. Its not preachy or overblown. It gets a little long, especially in the middle, but it stands on it own as a decent sci-fi flick as well. I liked it better than The Last Starfighter, which is very high praise indeed.