The Movie: Dune (1984)
What Is It?: David Lynch’s worst film is still worth watching because the idea of such a surrealist handling a space opera is fascinating and so very wrong. Yet the film rewards repeated viewings, its garbled plot making a little more sense each time, its excellent cast (Kyle Maclachlan, Kenneth MacMillan, Francesca Anis, Jürgen Prochnow, Everett McGill, Max Von Sydow, etc.) affording some very good performances, and its Lynchian grotesqueries jumping off the screen more and more.
Why Today?: On this day in 1941, Jürgen Prochnow is born.