Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale. Written by Jason Shankel.

Title: Heavy Metal
Date: 1981

Vitals: In this collection of animated short stories, a glowing green orb from outer space imprisons a young girl and menaces her with sexual innuendo and drug humor.

Famous names: Blue Oyster Cult John Candy Devo Joe Flaherty Sammy Hagar Eugene Levy Stevie Nicks Grand Funk Railroad Black Sabbath Cheap Trick John Vernon


Crunchy goodness: 3

Elevator pitch: Animal House meets Flash Gordon, with more cartoon boobies. And one moving violation.

Sights you'll never unsee: Harry Canyon's "Mayonnaise Sandwich Royale"

Life lesson: When you've captured the last of the Tarakians, just kill her. Quickly. All this talking and whipping and everything just gives her time to think.


The Heavy Metal Movie Script