The 10 Best Movies Released After A Star's Death

10. Brainstorm (1983)

Co-starring Natalie Wood

Released: Two years after death

This trippy '80s sci-fi flick about transferring one's thoughts directly to videotape went on to become a critical darling. Aside from the cool premise, Brainstorm features a highly stylized cinematography from director Douglas Trumbull—specifically the 60 fps/70mm gimmick designed to give the flashback scenes a hyper-real intensity.

The film was something of a failure at the box office,  which was strange considering society's morbid fascination with mysterious deaths: Brainstorm almost got shelved due to Natalie Wood's death by drowning while out boating with husband Robert Wagner and co-star Christopher Walken. It was ruled an accident, but an air of uncertainty still surrounds it—Wood's cause of death was changed to undetermined this year.

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