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14 Movies That Prove Winona Ryder Is A Fucking Icon

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1. Heathers (1988)

New World Pictures

Watch what happens when the mysterious new kid turns out to be a sociopath. It's like Mean Girls with murder.

Why you'll like it: Did you not hear me? There's a mysterious new kid!

2. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Twentieth Century Fox

Ahhh, the Tim Burton classic about a gentle man with scissors for hands. Winona brings light to this melancholy tale.

Why you'll like it: A boy from a lab and a girl from suburbia change each other's lives.

3. Beetlejuice (1988)

The Geffen Company

When Lydia Deetz (goth teen extraordinaire) moves into a haunted house, she teams up with the resident ghosts to evict her parents.

Why you'll like it: It's supernatural, plus teem angst to the max!

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4. Lucas (1986)

Twentieth Century Fox

Winona's first movie was a perfectly '80s tale of unrequited love. Look out for young Winona looking suspiciously like Millie Bobby Brown.

Why you'll like it: It's Winona's first movie, and she's the same age as the Stranger Things kids. I wonder if she gives them child-star advice.

5. Dracula (1992)

Columbia Pictures

In Bram Stoker's classic tale, Winona plays Mina, the object of Dracula's lust, in her most fundamentally goth role yet.

Why you'll like it: For the same reason you're on #teamsteve

6. Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)

ITC

The famous Roxy Carmichael is returning to her small hometown, and no one is more psyched than Dinky Bossetti, who is pretty sure Roxy is her real mom.

Why you'll like it: Dinky's a misfit looking for a place to belong, just like Eleven.

7. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Columbia Pictures

Based on the autobiographical book by Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted sees Winona portray life in a 1960s psychiatric hospital.

Why you'll like it: There's a fascinating cast of determined characters, and Winona is in her element.

8. Lost Souls (2000)

New Line Cinema

In this religious thriller, Winona attempts to track down Satan's human form.

Why you'll like it: Exorcism, murder, and the anti-christ. Get in there!

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9. Night On Earth (1991)

JVC

In this Jim Jarmusch film of five plot lines, Winona plays an LA cabbie actively avoiding the spotlight.

Why you'll like it: Winona never disappoints in a more-comfortable-as-an-outsider role.

10. A Scanner Darkly

Warner Independent

Based on a Philip K. Dick novel, an undercover detective is hunting down a brain-damaging drug, and begins to lose his own identity in the process. Any more info would tip into serious spoiler territory.

Why you'll like it: Sci-fi baby!

11. Reality Bites (1994)

Universal Pictures

In a role that basically defined a generation, Winona navigates the real world while juggling Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, and a crappy entry-level job.

Why you'll like it: Honestly it's just required Winona watching. And it's good. I promise.

12. Mermaids (1990)

Orion

In this classic, Winona plays a deeply Catholic teen trying to survive her sexual awakening (Sixteen Candles heartthrob Michael Schoeffling) and an unconventional single mother in the '60s (the inimitable CHER.)

Why you'll like it: It's a coming of age story that never gets old. Plus the soundtrack is A+

13. Boys (1996)

Touchstone

I dunno it's kind of a contrived plot to reduce to a single sentence. But y'know – watch it.

Why you'll like it: A big secret and Winona hiding out in a boys dormitory, reconnecting with her humanity.

14. Alien: Ressurection

Twentieth Century Fox

200 years after the previous Alien installment, mercenary Winona discovers Sigourney Weaver's Ripley is still alive, having been hybridized with the Alien Queen and having given birth to a newborn xenomorph.

Why you'll like it: Big, gross, drippy monsters. (OK, Aliens.)

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