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2003-07-19 06:06:40 PM  
Eating Raoul
2003-07-19 06:25:00 PM  
Pink Flamingos, naturally.
2003-07-19 06:26:11 PM  

a truly beautiful love story

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2003-07-19 06:31:56 PM  
Dianetics - the Movie.
2003-07-19 06:42:25 PM  
2003-07-19 06:31:56 PM ricardomontalban

Dianetics - the Movie.

I believe that was specifically discluded by the headline.
2003-07-19 06:49:18 PM  
2003-07-19 06:58:25 PM  
2003-07-19 07:01:02 PM  
2003-07-19 07:06:47 PM  
Wow, I have 7 of the flicks mentioned in the article on DVD. I frighten myself.

For best cult flicks, (and their inclusion in the genre may be subject to disagreement,):

A Boy and His Dog, The Usual Suspects, Dogma, Big Trouble in Little China, True Romance, and most everything by Joel and Ethan Cohn.
2003-07-19 07:10:26 PM  
dandamanfl Ahhh. Some sort of wacky cult vernacular. Appropriate.
2003-07-19 07:11:42 PM  
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Life of Brian.
2003-07-19 07:13:51 PM  
"What would you do if you had a million dollars?"

"Two chicks at the same time."

/Office Space
2003-07-19 07:18:45 PM  
Having just watched it, my favorite right now is Withnail and I.

/goes for attempt #6 at making a Camberwell carrot.
2003-07-19 07:32:43 PM  
Coen brothers = best directors ever.

I also enjoyed Living in Obvilion, The Clockwatchers, and Brazil. I guess Ghostworld would count too, but don't tell anyone...
2003-07-19 07:47:58 PM  
"The Killer Shrews". Cinema at it's finest.
2003-07-19 07:55:11 PM  
Well, probably the best cult film I can think of is The Groove Tube, from 1972. It has one skit that stars a young Chevy Chase - a commercial for "Geritan" where his wife strips and smothers her tits all over his face! Richard Belzer also stars in a bunch of skits. This movie is a great snippet of "head" culture - arty humour/social commentary from the early 70s. All in all a fantastic flick.
2003-07-19 08:02:56 PM  
I should say more about the groove tube - the "sex olympics" skit is really funny when they get to the "curl-sweep-probe" lines. The Dealers skit is really funny, especially if you like smoke weed and trip and stuff. And the Brown 25 commercial is farkin funny. I'm tellin ya, this flick has gags all over the place from the get-go. It's really worth tracking down and smoking a fatty while watching.
2003-07-19 08:08:41 PM  
Smoke's a movie about coming of age in a modern day Indian (Native American) reservation.
2003-07-19 08:08:45 PM  
Clerks, just cause its popular now doesn't make it not a cult flick
2003-07-19 08:09:02 PM  
Night of the Living Dead.. or Donnie Darko, but I wouldn't call that a cult film. Still a high quality flick.
2003-07-19 08:11:28 PM  
Yep, Night of the Living Dead. A vote for me is a vote for Blayvis.
2003-07-19 08:11:29 PM  
2003-07-19 08:11:37 PM  
Glitter, starring Mariah Carey
2003-07-19 08:11:41 PM  
Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter!
2003-07-19 08:12:25 PM  
UHF. That movie kicks ass.

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2003-07-19 08:12:39 PM  
And, I'll add Evil Dead to the booty.
2003-07-19 08:12:54 PM  
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2003-07-19 08:13:20 PM  
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, I am ashamed of any and all who dont immediately think of this... oh so bizarre movie.

Monty Python and the Holy Grain... I guess that might.. MIGHT be one too... but that is by far the best movie ever anyways.
2003-07-19 08:13:31 PM  
Kentucky Fried Movie, Prospero's Books, Strangelove (o' course), Toxic Avenger II...
2003-07-19 08:13:35 PM  

Quite possibly John Cryer's finest work.
2003-07-19 08:13:35 PM  
The Kentucky Fried Movie.
2003-07-19 08:14:23 PM  
"Gummo"...So strange it's mesmerizing. Also,I'll secondDandamanfl's vote for "Eating Raoul". Great flick.
2003-07-19 08:14:45 PM  
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2003-07-19 08:15:39 PM  
Jack Frost - hilarious.
2003-07-19 08:16:14 PM  
Cult Films?

I still love "Mac & Me"...the ET ripoff with dance scene in a McDonalds (they sponsored the movie.)
2003-07-19 08:16:38 PM  
Jack Frost found here.
2003-07-19 08:16:40 PM  

/irvine welsh whore
2003-07-19 08:17:06 PM  
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2003-07-19 08:17:21 PM  
Pulp Fiction
2003-07-19 08:17:37 PM  
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
2003-07-19 08:17:40 PM  
Jack Frost, no really.

Blah blah blah voting blah blah I love you mods will you marry me, all of you?
2003-07-19 08:18:04 PM  
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I don't think it's a cult classic, but the site says it is. Therefore, it must be true!!!
2003-07-19 08:18:14 PM  
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, it has to be the best zombie move ever made. other good cult moves, Repo Man, Harold and Maude, Dead Alive, and any thing made by Troma.
2003-07-19 08:18:26 PM  
Freaks if you've never seen it try it, you'll like it(and be disterbed by)
2003-07-19 08:18:35 PM  
Boondock Saints
2003-07-19 08:19:27 PM  
Any Bruce MacDonald film, including Roadkill, Dance Me Outside and (the best) Highway 61.
2003-07-19 08:21:18 PM  
Romero's original Night of the Living Dead trilogy, and of course Army of Darkness.

Also, Maximum Overdrive.
2003-07-19 08:21:18 PM  
Blue Velvet...creepy Lynch film
Brazil...Best ending to a movie EVER! ("oh yeah, he's gone!)
Bottle Rocket (with the wilson brothers...fairly new, but unappreciated)

To name a few...
2003-07-19 08:21:23 PM  
2003-07-19 08:21:28 PM  
Flowers in the Attic. Anytime I want to creep out my sister, all's I gotta do is sing that theme song.. "Ahhhhhh ahhhhh ahhhh ahhhhhhhhh" (that's me.... singing.... the theme song. nevermind.)
2003-07-19 08:22:49 PM  
Not spamming or anything,but we all did reviews of "The top 10 cult movies" for my friends' site a couple months ago.Mine is under Rick Sousa. Just if anyone's interested.

2003-07-19 08:25:15 PM  
A Texas Funeral
2003-07-19 08:26:02 PM  
Plan 9 From Outer Space by the great Ed Wood.

or, rather, any film by Ed Wood, the true master of the b-movie cult classic flick ;)

/surprised no one's mentioned it yet unless i missed it
2003-07-19 08:26:23 PM  
Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi, naturally. Baraka ain't so bad either. And yeah, Coen Bros.
2003-07-19 08:26:33 PM  
The most cult-filmiest of my favorite cult films?

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2003-07-19 08:26:49 PM  
Pirhana II - The Spawning.

Just because it was James Cameron's directoral debut....


And Nemesis, because there's a scene where a dude cuts loose with a .50 cal M2 in a hotel room.
2003-07-19 08:27:10 PM  
Bad Taste.
2003-07-19 08:27:16 PM  
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension - I still love that movie. Must go rent. Raising Arizona is that considered a cult fil? Strange Brew is awesome too.
2003-07-19 08:27:28 PM  
damn, I just read the article, I've seen all but 3 of the movies on their list, and have 4 or 5 of them.
"terror of tiny town" , billed as the first "midget western" .. bizzare
2003-07-19 08:28:39 PM  
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This movie kicks so much ass.
2003-07-19 08:28:42 PM  
Sheesh, thats what i get for scrolling right to the end. zmbabwe beat me to it.

/Immersed in regret
2003-07-19 08:30:08 PM  
Can anyone else see my posts?

I keep posting, but getting ignored.

(feels so unwanted)
2003-07-19 08:30:24 PM  
Brazil is good. Ghost World too. (But don't tell anyone.)
2003-07-19 08:31:31 PM  
since Sib didnt do it. I will.

Boondock Saints

with voting.

And Shepherds we shall be......
2003-07-19 08:34:10 PM  
301-302. A Korean film with some shocking images and a great suprise ending that I won't spoil. Don't bother if you don't believe in reading subtitles.

Requium for a Dream and Pi are also nominated.
2003-07-19 08:34:11 PM  
My favorite is Phantasm, I just don't know why.
2003-07-19 08:34:11 PM  
Fine then, not Glitter.

How about:

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Waves to WoodyTX
2003-07-19 08:34:12 PM  
2003-07-19 08:34:38 PM  
I forgot about Gummo, farking off the wall.

Best Scene Ever= Chair wrestling

"Get him! goddammnit! Get Him!"
2003-07-19 08:37:07 PM  
the big lebowski is my favourite
2003-07-19 08:37:21 PM  
2003-07-19 08:37:37 PM  
Versus, a Ryuhei Kitamura film

the most kickass zombie movie ever!!!
2003-07-19 08:38:20 PM  
PlaidKing already mentioned it, but didn't enable voting, so:

Army of Darkness.

A vote for me is a vote for the King. Hail to the king, baby.
2003-07-19 08:38:22 PM  
All about lily chou chou,few people outside Japan have seen this beautifully weird film.It will have you going "What the f**k?" every five minites if you lucky enough to see it somewhere.
2003-07-19 08:38:26 PM  
Used Cars is the movie. The scenes with the pirated TV ads never get old.
2003-07-19 08:38:30 PM  

Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon!

Well, well, well. If it isn't the serious, elusive, Leroy Green. I've been waiting a long time for this Leroy. I am sick and tired of hearing these bullshiat Superman stories about the wassa legendary Bruce Leroy catching bullets with his teeth. Catches bullets with his teeth?!? nubian please.
2003-07-19 08:38:53 PM  
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes was funny as hell.
2003-07-19 08:39:10 PM  
"The Merton-Flemer building...In the late 1800's, James Merton, an Irish ship captain erected this building. He named it after himself and someone else, who, as local legend has it, was named Flemer."

"Hot lesbian witches; it's farking genius!"

Being John Malkovich, def. my favorite cult movie, however Office Space does hold a close second.

/quoting mostly from memory, cowers in anticipation of attack
2003-07-19 08:39:17 PM  
Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon!

Now with voting!

2003-07-19 08:39:54 PM  
Berry Gordy's Last Dragon.

Voting for real this time.
Shoot me.
2003-07-19 08:40:05 PM  
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"THX 1138" George Lucas' first film and still one of his best.
2003-07-19 08:40:25 PM  
Ruben and Ed

oh and Versus is great
2003-07-19 08:40:38 PM  
Fudge. w/voting

Forbidden Zone

"Pico and Sepulveda, Pico and Sepulveda..."

Soundtrack by Danny Elfman is killer, particularly his rendition of "Minnie the Moocher" as ol' Scratch hisself.

And Herv Villechaize as the King of the Sixth Dimension! What's not to love?
2003-07-19 08:41:03 PM  
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2003-07-19 08:41:28 PM  
O.C. and Stiggs - Robert Altman comedy based on the National Lampoon story. Has anyone else here seen it?
2003-07-19 08:42:14 PM  
Gotta mention Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hercules in New York. I have seen both the dubbed version (with a voice actor speaking Ah-nold's parts) and the undubbed version (with Ahh-nold in a seriously heavy accent). It doesn't get any better...
2003-07-19 08:42:22 PM  
nice YS pic
2003-07-19 08:43:24 PM  
2003-07-19 08:41:28 PM fatethiopian Man I haven't thought about O.C. and Stiggs in a long azz time, very funny stuff. Buried away in a box somewhere is my National Lampoon collection, maybe I should dust those off.
2003-07-19 08:44:07 PM  
Dark Star
2003-07-19 08:44:59 PM  
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Best. Film. (cult or otherwise) Ever.
2003-07-19 08:45:11 PM  
I hate the word "fav" or "fave." It's not even a word.
2003-07-19 08:45:51 PM  
Since nobody's mentioned it...


One of the best "watch it while you're stoned" flicks of all-time.
2003-07-19 08:46:24 PM  
Videodrome is by far one of the coolest cult films ever made. I make all my friends watch it.
2003-07-19 08:46:40 PM  
And in keeping with my "Forbidden" theme, how about one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made? Forbidden Planet.

Yeah, it's dated as a 50's film, but in it's day it was the "Matrix" of it's time. DocTechnical says: Check it out.
2003-07-19 08:46:49 PM  
The Matrix

ooh and Star Wars

Ohhh and Titantic

If only the world knew those movies existed
2003-07-19 08:47:08 PM  
Caligula :)

anyone that sat through the whole freaking mess speak up!

/worst. movie. ever.

/still like malcolm mcdowell
2003-07-19 08:48:10 PM  
More.....(most already mentioned, but I'll vouch for them as well)

Forbidden Zone
Six String Samurai
2003-07-19 08:49:22 PM  
Oh, and from here on out, whenever Versus is mentioned it must be followed immediately by the words "greatest movie ever"

That is all.
2003-07-19 08:49:51 PM  
Amazon Women on The Moon
2003-07-19 08:50:55 PM  
2003-07-19 08:51:14 PM  
I can't believe nobody's mentioned it yet, but how about the "Phantasm" series?
2003-07-19 08:52:01 PM  
Zoolander--I can't believe this movie doesn't have tons of Fark fans. I've seen it four or five times now, and it's still funny.

And that Being John Malkovich is definitely a weird one.
2003-07-19 08:52:32 PM  
A few of my favorites not yet mentioned (I guess):

Once Were Warriors
House of Games
2003-07-19 08:53:27 PM  
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/better than Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction combined!!!
2003-07-19 08:54:17 PM  
PeeWee's Big Adventure is the greatest movie ever made. There was no need to pick up a camera after this brilliant peice on modern life. All television stations should play PeeWee's Big Adventure 24-7, and all radio stations should play nothing but the sound track. All of humanities evolution was geared souly towards the making of this flick, and now mankind should bask in the glory that is PeeWee, or get busy dieing.
2003-07-19 08:54:34 PM  
I have heard others call it a cult classic...
2003-07-19 08:55:39 PM  
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Night of the Lepus!

A horror movie about cute, giant, meat eating bunny rabbits.
2003-07-19 08:55:51 PM  
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...for you South Park fans
2003-07-19 08:57:40 PM  
Again... I have heard others call it a cult classic.

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2003-07-19 08:58:25 PM  
I can't believe nobody's mentioned Zardoz. Sean Connery, 1974. Bucko went from James Bond to THIS??

Also, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. With a title like that, you know it's good.
2003-07-19 08:58:25 PM  
The king of all cult films, The Rocky Horror Picture Show
2003-07-19 08:59:16 PM  
also, a vote for me is a vote for simulposting!
2003-07-19 09:03:01 PM  
Big Man On Campus.

Now there are a few movies with this title but I mean this one
2003-07-19 09:03:49 PM  
This is just a trap to see how old you are.

A vote for me is a vote for Erasure head and Fritz the Cat.

BTW GooberMcFly got all my votes.
2003-07-19 09:03:58 PM  
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2003-07-19 09:04:16 PM  
Josie & The Pussycats or Dazed & Confused
2003-07-19 09:04:42 PM  
HEATHERS of course.
2003-07-19 09:05:45 PM  

or more recently May. Which hasn't caught cult status yet....but it will.
2003-07-19 09:07:44 PM  
And I don't think anyone's mentioned Manos: The Hands of Fate yet...
2003-07-19 09:07:45 PM  
Harold and Maude
and motorcycle

Welcome to the Doll House (Dollhouse) (I love any movie with Heather Matarazzo)
2003-07-19 09:08:58 PM  
You are a day late RocketRay.
2003-07-19 09:10:30 PM  
Buffalo '66
2003-07-19 09:10:35 PM  
2003-07-19 09:11:04 PM  
Nosferatu. And Shadow of the Vampire.
2003-07-19 09:11:26 PM  
2003-07-19 09:12:33 PM  
Harold and Maude

He drives a hearse and goes to funerals. She's really old.

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Welcome to the Doll House (Dollhouse) (I love any movie with Heather Matarazzo)
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Mods, I'm too tired to think...
2003-07-19 09:12:34 PM  
Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown
Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

Got 'em all on widescreen DVD. Yeow!
2003-07-19 09:12:37 PM  
get it yerself
2003-07-19 09:12:39 PM  
No one has said Army of Darkness? How can that be?
2003-07-19 09:13:08 PM  
C0rf, you have saved me words. ZARDOZ rocked. Farkers pay heed, it has boobies. Lotsa boobies.

/Then, I took a woman in the name of ZARDOZ!
2003-07-19 09:13:47 PM  
2003-07-19 08:55:39 PM sswift

You forgot about it being a DeForest Kelly vehicle. "Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not an experimental veteranarian."
2003-07-19 09:14:06 PM  
Hmmn.. there is
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all of which are suitably demented.
2003-07-19 09:14:12 PM  
The Princess Bride has yet to be mentioned? Inconceivable!
2003-07-19 09:14:19 PM  
Meet the Feebles How the director with this in his resume got to make Lord of the Rings amazes me.

Ironman The around-1998 Japanese low-tech special effects one. Matrix fans, horror fans and weirdos alike will love it.

Eat the Rich Means what it says, and includes Motorhead's Lemme.
2003-07-19 09:15:27 PM  
Hmmn.. there is
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all of which are suitably demented. Now with voting!
2003-07-19 09:15:39 PM  
Monster Squad
2003-07-19 09:16:08 PM  
Alice by Jan Svankmajer (or anything else by this guy)

Takes the Disney version, makes it it's biatch, kills it, and skull f*cks it.

A real pain to find on DVD in the UK :(

/give me back my HTML!
2003-07-19 09:16:19 PM  
Ironman kitschnsync beat me to it.
2003-07-19 09:16:44 PM  
shatter dead
2003-07-19 09:17:09 PM  
An australian film called Bliss.
2003-07-19 09:17:33 PM  
How could I have forgotten Memento?
2003-07-19 09:17:49 PM  
for thems that need a picture to vote
2003-07-19 09:18:56 PM  
Has to be Eraserhead
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2003-07-19 09:19:08 PM  
2003-07-19 08:45:11 PM Unsatisfied_Customer

I hate the word "fav" or "fave." It's not even a word.

I beg to differ but:
fave Informal
One that is preferred above others or likely to win; a favorite

Guess the poster was correct.
2003-07-19 09:19:19 PM  
Cannibal Holocaust
Last House on the Left
I Spit On Your Grave
2003-07-19 09:19:45 PM  
Jeff Spicoli or the dude played by Judd Nelson in "The Breakfast Club"
2003-07-19 09:20:43 PM  
or Freaks
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2003-07-19 09:22:08 PM  
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!

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And the Monkees' "Head" --- made by Jick Nicholson, I believe.
2003-07-19 09:22:23 PM  
ANYTHING by Russ Meyer, but especially Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!

A vote for me is a vote for cult film boobies!
2003-07-19 09:23:41 PM  
A picture, for quick voting fun.
2003-07-19 09:24:14 PM  
definitely 'harold and maude' and 'spinal tap'.. I don't know if 'living in oblivion' is a cult film, but it should be..
2003-07-19 09:24:18 PM  
Dawn of the Dead

Any Romero film is a cult film though...heck, even There's Something About Mary and Pulp Fiction are cult films to most people. But I have to say Dawn of the Dead because it's not mainstream.

There's no such thing as mainstream cults. I have to go to to church now.
2003-07-19 09:24:42 PM  
you want to find some great cult (synonymous with bad) movies check this out: IMDB Bottom 100 Films
2003-07-19 09:25:07 PM  
Two Lane Blacktop (1971)
2003-07-19 09:25:32 PM  
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"Hey guys, Trash is getting freaky!!"
Return of the Living Dead rocked.
2003-07-19 09:26:10 PM  
Night Of The Hunter (1955) Robert Mitchum as a psycho preacher!
2003-07-19 09:26:20 PM  
Tommy. The only film where you can see Anne Margret (the Brittney Spears/Christina/whatever hot popular chick of the 60s) swim in bake beans, Eric Clapton as a cultist high priest, and where Jack Nicholson sings. Oh, and it has a kickarse soundtrack by THE WHO!

And BorkingChikapa:
Curse you! I want to see Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter ;-;.
Really, it sounds like the greatest film of all time. I mean, the Son of God fighting lesbian reverse vampires? Genius, pure genius.
2003-07-19 09:27:48 PM  
The World's Greatest Sinner (1961) Tim Carey becomes a rock and roll star named God, weirdness ensues!
2003-07-19 09:28:23 PM  
Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls (1970) Russ Meyer classic!
2003-07-19 09:29:07 PM  

I'm pretty sure that no one has mentioned "The Warriors" yet. Michael Beck at his best...

The Warriors

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2003-07-19 09:29:59 PM  
Daddy Cool is up there
2003-07-19 09:30:39 PM  
I can't believe nobody has mentioned Blackula, Blackenstein or The Blunchblack of Blotre Blame.
2003-07-19 09:33:22 PM  
Almost forgot 'Scanners'

Any film where somebodys head explodes in the first 5 mins and stars Patrick McGoohan has got to be cool :)
2003-07-19 09:34:44 PM  
Here is a classic from Brian DePalma, Phantom of the Paradise
2003-07-19 09:34:45 PM  
Harold & Maude
Shall We Dance
Plan Nine from Outer Space (worst of all time)
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Earth Girls are Easy
2003-07-19 09:35:58 PM  
Voting above
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2003-07-19 09:37:57 PM  
2003-07-19 09:39:10 PM  
Here's my list, in addition to some of those mentioned above like UHF

Cannibal the Musical! - a must see for any South Park fan
Orgazmo - Likewise... and finally coming out on DVD this fall
Shaolin Soccer - Some subtitle glitches but still a great movie
Battle Royale - 'nuff said
Dead Alive (aka Braindead)- nothing like a gory zombie flick

If we want to include anime movies, I would add in Ninja Scroll, Akira, & Ghost in the Shell. And while probably not a 'cult' movie, I would recommend Grave of the Fireflies, perhaps one the sadder movies I've seen in a long time.
2003-07-19 09:41:07 PM  
Phantastic Planet
Blazing Saddles
Blade runner
Fritz the cat
The nine lives of fritz the cat
Killer Klowns from outer space
Space balls
Any Kevin smith movie
2003-07-19 09:41:13 PM  
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Pure, heartbreaking, unintentionally funny, genius work.

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Donal Logue rocks
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2003-07-19 09:42:18 PM  
Rock & Rule

Featuring the music of Deborah Harry, Cheap Trick, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. Animated, feature length forgotten Nelvana gem with voice of Catherine O'Hara too...

Check it out (if you can find it that is)!
2003-07-19 09:44:25 PM  
Speaking of Cannibal! the Musical, my friend Robert Muratore plays the head trapper. We still give him a raft of crap to this day about his tights and ballet dream sequence fight! hehe
2003-07-19 09:51:41 PM  
"If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding.
How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat."

And how can you forget "Pink Floyd--The Wall"
2003-07-19 09:52:28 PM  
Brazil, Princess Bride, Army of Darkness, Ghostbusters, Tim Burton's body of work... ok, maybe it's not all underground stuff, but good and culty.

I also kinda like Kung Pow: Enter the Fist. Don't laugh.
2003-07-19 09:52:51 PM
2003-07-19 09:54:29 PM  
Props to "Delicatessen". Great use of a creaky bead, bangin' pipes, nail hammerin' and string playin'. You gotta watch that movie just for that.
2003-07-19 09:54:33 PM  
Buffalo 66---

2003-07-19 09:55:49 PM  
Tombs of the Blind Dead, or better yet, Return of the Blind Dead. Now availible on one high quality DVD. For $5 at Best Buy.
2003-07-19 09:56:41 PM  
Aside from the previously mentioned UHF, Amazon Women on the Moon, Army of Darkness and Bad Taste, I also really dig Free Enterprise, RoboCop 2 and Transformers the Movie
2003-07-19 09:57:15 PM  
A vote for me is a vote for "Empire Records".
2003-07-19 09:58:08 PM  
A vote for me is a vote for "Empire Records".

New and improved. Now with 100 percent more voting.
2003-07-19 09:58:25 PM  

2003-07-19 09:59:57 PM  
Plenty of good movies mentioned here, but what about Repo Man?
No matter how many times I see it, it's always intense.
2003-07-19 10:00:00 PM  
Masters of the Universe!

2003-07-19 10:01:56 PM  
What, no "Heavy Metal"?
2003-07-19 10:03:18 PM  
I'm getting in late on this ... but "Bad Ronald" is one creep-asstic movie.

Read about it here.
2003-07-19 10:03:36 PM  

Yeah I know you haven't heard of it. Look it up. Amanda Plummer and Keith Gordon.
2003-07-19 10:03:52 PM  
Yes dandamanfl! Phantom of the Paradise was the first one that came to my mind. Actually, it was the ONLY one. I'm such a loser that I can sing the entire soundtrack by heart and recite most of the dialog. "Your voice... you promised me your voice!" Paul Williams at his prime. I first saw it in my living room in 1974, 16MM film reel against a slide projector screen.
2003-07-19 10:05:26 PM  
I also loved a lot of the other films mentioned here, but most are too mainstream to be considered "cult".
2003-07-19 10:09:39 PM  
"The Doom Generation". Both funny and disturbing!
Any "Godzilla" movie(especially the one that has Godzilla and Aguila talking in "monster-speak"..."Come on, Aguila, the fighting is THIS way!" Oh,and the one with the Barbie doll on fire, too...classic)
"The City Of Lost Children": just fascinating.
"Jacob's Ladder". Not really a cult movie, but it was considered one amongst my college friends.
Did I mention how cool "Iron Monkey" is?????
Oh, and I think the live action "Wicked City"(based on the anime) should be cult classic territory.
2003-07-19 10:11:23 PM  
Now with added poster:

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2003-07-19 10:12:48 PM  
"Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins".
2003-07-19 10:18:16 PM  
It's a sad day for Fark when UHF is winning this poll.
2003-07-19 10:19:13 PM  
No contest-
2003-07-19 10:20:13 PM  
Why, Toxic Avenger*, of course.

*replace with favorite Troma film.
2003-07-19 10:24:12 PM  
Maybe I missed some them, or maybe I'm just strange but here are mine:

Rocky Horror
Anything by Monty Python
Strange Brew
Little Shop of Horrors
The Jerk
Tommy (by the Who)
et al
2003-07-19 10:25:38 PM  
They Live
2003-07-19 10:26:32 PM  
The last Starfighter
2003-07-19 10:27:09 PM  
They Live

/with voting
2003-07-19 10:27:19 PM  
Straight to Hell - Joe Strummer, the Pogues, Alex Cox, caffiene addiction and guns. What more could you want?
2003-07-19 10:27:46 PM  
Donnie Darko, Nuff said.
2003-07-19 10:29:32 PM  
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Maybe it's just me but I miss Rowdy Roddy Piper in movies.

/They live

2003-07-19 10:29:36 PM  
Dead Alive.

Shame on you for not mantioning it alone, with voting enabled.
2003-07-19 10:31:44 PM  
2003-07-19 10:34:22 PM  
Soylent green
12 Monkeys
2003-07-19 10:34:45 PM  
i can't believe no one said BOXING HELENA. also, i'm not sure if it qualifies as "cult," but miller's crossing - i don't know how it didn't make money at the box office, but it's one of the best gangster movies ever. honourable mention - (and most disturbing movie i've ever seen): dead ringers. jeremy irons as twin gynecologists who do lots of bad things...
2003-07-19 10:36:17 PM  
The article mentioned most of the good ones. I would add True Stories, and Until the End of the World.

Others were mentioned above, like Pi. But damn, if Strange Brew can be considered a cult movie, it's gotta be my favorite.
2003-07-19 10:37:22 PM  
2003-07-19 10:38:38 PM  
Bloodsucking Freaks.

That's about all that needs to be said.
2003-07-19 10:40:14 PM  
Ohh tough call-
Heres some good ones-

Donnie Darko, Pi, Requiem for a dream, Clerks, Usual suspects, Amelie, My neighbour Totoro, Labyrinth, trainspotting, Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Asylum-GBH, Nightmare before Christmas,

toooo many to list...
2003-07-19 10:40:32 PM  
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2003-07-19 10:41:38 PM  
oh and add to that,
Being John Malkovich, Magnolia and Adaptation.

2003-07-19 10:41:51 PM  
Video Drome

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Long live the new flesh.
2003-07-19 10:43:39 PM  
Dark City - freaking awesome sci-fi suspense type flick, complete with the utterly delicious Jennifer Connelly.

Night Breed - If you haven't seen this movie, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

Near Dark - Best vampire movie out there. The saloon scene is one of my favorites of all time. Done by James Cameron's ex, and it has three of the actors from Aliens in it as vampires - Jenette Goldstein (Vasquez in Aliens), Lance Henriksen (Bishop) and Bill Paxton (Hudson).
2003-07-19 10:44:52 PM  

1. Return to Oz
2. Dark Crystal
3. Labyrinth

2003-07-19 10:45:31 PM  

How could I forget
Basket Case?

Mmmm, voting goodness.
2003-07-19 10:47:27 PM  
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

I've heard a lot of people say it's a great cult film and worth watching at least once. Never have found a copy of it at any video store though.
2003-07-19 10:48:11 PM  
"A Brief History of Time:" A film about the work of cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who explains physics in a way that doesn't hurt your head.

I thought that said "cosmotologist"....exciting.
2003-07-19 10:49:31 PM  
What, no Waiting for Guffman?

Best movie ever.
2003-07-19 10:50:17 PM  
Strange Brew

vote for this movie or else, hosers!
2003-07-19 10:52:42 PM  

Can you dig it?
2003-07-19 10:54:07 PM  
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Now with voting goodness!

2003-07-19 10:58:18 PM  
Lair of the White Worm
2003-07-19 10:59:35 PM  
Withnail & I
2003-07-19 11:00:35 PM  
I don't know if it's considered a cult film, or if anyone other than me has actually seen it, but I really liked "The Big Hit". Has anyone else actually seen this movie? (Mark Whalberg, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate)
2003-07-19 11:02:49 PM  
"Be careful with that! It's a cult classic!" --Freakyjoe re: Pi DVD. Or maybe Yellow Submarine. Here are my picks:

* Four Rooms
* Smoke Signals (Good call, UncleFokker!). "Some days are good days to die, other days are good days to have breakfast". Frybread motif.
* Tanpopo. Egg passing motif.
* For The Cause. This is awsome. Watch this space for more info.
* The Family Game
2003-07-19 11:03:38 PM  
almost forgot for anyone that thought Hamlet was boring watch this.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
2003-07-19 11:03:41 PM  
Brewster McCloud
The Magic Christian
2003-07-19 11:03:41 PM  
The Cook, the Thief, his Wife, and her Lover.
2003-07-19 11:06:55 PM  
Ishkur...You're so cool.
2003-07-19 11:07:08 PM  
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies.
2003-07-19 11:11:26 PM  

Nuff said...
2003-07-19 11:11:44 PM  
how about Animal House
2003-07-19 11:12:35 PM  
'What's a fark-ass?'

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Not just a source of some great satirical observations, but the movie was probably the most innovative and thought provoking I've seen in years.
2003-07-19 11:15:17 PM  
THEY LIVE. flat out great. well, except for the mind-numbing plot-stopping alley fight between Roddy Piper and Keith David. Zzzzzz....
2003-07-19 11:15:42 PM  
Flash Gordon
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Homer and Eddie
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2003-07-19 11:15:44 PM  
I Spit on your Grave

This movie disturbed the hell out of my 9 year-old azz

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2003-07-19 11:18:12 PM  
And I want to second "American Movie"
and officially put it up for voting.

It is not 'unintentionally funny,'
the two guys in it are unintentionally funny,
as is every single thing they do.
The movie is supposed to be funny. It is.
See it.
2003-07-19 11:21:42 PM  
I'll throw my hat in the ring with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. I don't believe anyone has mentioned it yet. With Tim Roth. Very funny.

If you don't know who Rosie and Guildy are and why are they dead, go read Hamlet.
2003-07-19 11:22:41 PM  
Was going to say Donnie Darko, but someone already did. So I voted.

Some other good ones:
Ghost World
Wonder Boys
Dark City
2003-07-19 11:25:00 PM  
2003-07-19 11:25:29 PM  
Soylent Green is WHAT?!?

Dark City - WEIRD... OH so weird...

2003-07-19 11:26:00 PM  
This is Spinal Tap
2003-07-19 11:26:07 PM  

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Anyone? Anyone?? No? Ok then. . .

/walks off
2003-07-19 11:26:57 PM  
DAMNIT, sorry dissonance... you beat me to it... dark city.. OOPS, MY BAD!
2003-07-19 11:27:34 PM  
Any movie that has any involvement with Quentin Tarantino. The man is a freakin genius.
2003-07-19 11:28:15 PM  
Wicked City (the live Hong Kong remake of the Japenese anime original; beyond strange)
2003-07-19 11:29:26 PM  
The Big Lebowski
Reservoir Dogs
Army of Darkness
True Romance
Boondock Saints
2003-07-19 11:30:25 PM  
You Kids don't know from REALLY bad Cult Movies
The Return of Captian Invincible

Check this one....Alan Arkin and Christopher Lee in a MUSICAL about an Alcholic ex-superhero chased out of America during the McCarthy era for wearing a Red cape......and Richard "Rocky Horror" O'Brien wrote most of the Songs
2003-07-19 11:31:32 PM  
Heavenly Creatures (don't know if this counts, since it received an Academy Award nomination for best script, but it was a foreign (New Zeland) arthouse film, and the film that first gained Peter Jackson a reputation beyond the weirdo/cult film/gprefest crowd (i.e., me and my friends))
2003-07-19 11:32:02 PM  
Freeway & The Dentist

and kudos to whoever mentioned "They Live" -
I haven't seen that masterpiece in years,
but I can still hear the music........
da daaaa da daaaa da daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa da
2003-07-19 11:32:09 PM  
Rocky Horror truly reigns supreme!!!
2003-07-19 11:32:56 PM  
Meet the Feebles (Jackson's second film; imagine muppets doing smack and having Vietnam flashbacks...)
2003-07-19 11:34:08 PM  
Fresh (Made Rog & Gene's Best of the yeaar list, but remains unjustly obscure)
2003-07-19 11:35:47 PM  
Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, I've always liked the style of Slacker. Richard Linklater did some interesting things in there, for a first film it wasn't as self concious as say, Clerks.
2003-07-19 11:35:51 PM  
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.
2003-07-19 11:36:07 PM  
Hollaback I will admit to owning the Xanadu soundtrack on vinyl.

/I take it back. I never said that
2003-07-19 11:36:49 PM  
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
2003-07-19 11:37:27 PM  
Braindead/Dead Alive
The Lost Boys
Natural Born Killers - Dunno if that qualifies as "cult"
2003-07-19 11:38:06 PM  
Rollerball (the original, not the ultra-crappy remake)
2003-07-19 11:39:41 PM  
The Thing (John Carpenter's remake, which is much cloer to John W. Cambpell's original story, "Who Goes There?")
2003-07-19 11:40:26 PM  
Hard Boiled (John Woo at his best.)
2003-07-19 11:40:28 PM  

Todd Solondz' Happiness was really dark and slimy, gotta love it =)

Also, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
2003-07-19 11:41:11 PM  
Police Story III: Supercop (Jackie Chan at his best; see the original version to avoid the annoying rap music.)
2003-07-19 11:42:32 PM  
Shall We Dance? (Japanese romatic comedy from the 1990s. I hate romantic comedies, as they all seem banal, stupid, and manipulative. Not this one.)
2003-07-19 11:42:34 PM  
How could this be ignored?

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p.s. Fishrockcarving: We'll keep that Xanadu thing our little secret. At least u don't have it on cd!
2003-07-19 11:44:34 PM  
Different for Girls.

IMDB page for DfG -- opens in a new window.
2003-07-19 11:44:55 PM  
Acutually heres 2:

Rocky Horror Picture Show - It's just a great musical with a don't give a fark attitude.

Eraserhead - Nightmare.. thats what it is. Nevermind people blabbering on about some deeper meaning.. it's a nightmare that someone is having.
2003-07-19 11:45:47 PM  
Acutually heres 2:

Rocky Horror Picture Show - It's just a great musical with a don't give a fark attitude.

Eraserhead - Nightmare.. thats what it is. Nevermind people blabbering on about some deeper meaning.. it's a nightmare that someone is having.

Now with voting
2003-07-19 11:45:48 PM  
My pick would have to be "The Dark Backward" starring Judd Nelson,Bill Paxton,Wayne Newton, and Rob Lowe. It has to be the strangest, sickest, funniest movie I have ever seen.
2003-07-19 11:47:29 PM  
if ya don't know then ya don't
2003-07-19 11:50:01 PM  
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!


i'm a b-film nut.
2003-07-19 11:52:39 PM  
Not going to bother with voting goodness, but for my two favorites: "Highway 61" or "Dr. Caligari"-1989 version, not the uberfanstastiche silent film--not that I don't love that film, but it's hardly cult.

"Highway 61" has Don McKeller as Pokey Jones, and Earl Pastkow as "Mr. Skin" who trades folks their souls for the contents of his bag. And he tells a very earnest little tap dancer that she will never make it in show business in one the finest scenes ever put to film. It also has Don McKeller shaving a bunch of Hells Angels for a ride to New Orleans to save our heroine. And it has a cameo with Jello Biafra as a Customs agent. As fine a film as Canadians make.

The latter film had me ululating "Chinchilla, chinchilla, chinchilla!" for years. Years. And the tongue scene is...well, it sticks with you... Not for the timid, or terribly inebriated. Might want to check it out before doing hallucinagins as well, just in case. The tongue scene I said, it sticks with you...
2003-07-19 11:53:17 PM  
My pick would have to be "The Dark Backward" starring Judd Nelson,Bill Paxton,Wayne Newton, and Rob Lowe. It has to be the strangest, sickest, funniest movie I have ever seen.

Now with Voting!
2003-07-19 11:57:41 PM  
City of Lost Children (Imagine that the world of Brazil was real, and that Terry Gilliam was a Frenchmen in it. This is the film he would make.)
2003-07-20 12:04:36 AM  
My favorite is UHF.
2003-07-20 12:10:18 AM  
Amazon women on the moon.
2003-07-20 12:11:44 AM  
Man...I am sad sad person. I have seen or own almost every film listed here and on the link.

So I guess I should list some films that most people have never heard about...

1. The Brothers Quay Collection (not really a film..but still rocks)
2. Begotten
3. Tetsuo: The Iron Man
4. Sweet Sweet Back's Bad Ass Song (the most disurbing opening scene of all time)
5. Haxan
6. Gummo (I actually grew up in the environment presented in this movie...I actually met the mentally challenged girl that shaved her eyebrows and wore a Krokus shirt...scary)
7. Death Race 2000 (possibly one of the greatest roles Stallone has ever had!!!)
8. Un Chien Andalou (A Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali film)
9. Seven Samurai
10. Man Bites Dog

I think that is enough...
2003-07-20 12:14:06 AM  
i predict one of the next big cult movies will be "ricky6".

but the alltime funniest cult movie was definately "The adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew"
2003-07-20 12:16:23 AM  
You guys are leaving out some of the classics. Here's two must-see guy movies:

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Cool Hand Luke
2003-07-20 12:21:46 AM  
How could I forget Baise Moi? I actually saw this in a theater thinking "Ah, it's just a French 'Thelma and Louise'" WRONG!

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2003-07-20 12:22:13 AM  
2003-07-20 12:24:03 AM  
What about Cube? I know someone here other me has seen it.
2003-07-20 12:26:46 AM  
Killer Klowns From Outer Space
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band
Shakes The Clown
2003-07-20 12:30:23 AM  
Dolemite2 The Human Tornado
Petey Wheatstraw The Devil's Son In Law
Easy Rider
The River's Edge
2003-07-20 12:31:13 AM  
What, no love for Prayer of The Rollerboys?

For shame.
2003-07-20 12:33:22 AM  
A couple worth spending a few hours on:

"Car Wash"
"I'm Gonna Git You Sucka"
2003-07-20 12:34:22 AM  
"Soul Vengence" by Jamaa Fanaka. A racist cop performs a botched castration on a black suspect, which somehow gives him magic penis powers that he uses for revenge. Surely someone else has seen this... The same filmmaker also brought us the "Penitentiary" series, one of which featured Mr. T.

I'd also like to give another mention to "Man Bites Dog." Great movie, but almost no one seems to have seen it.
2003-07-20 12:35:30 AM  
First off, there's a great site for this stuff at Check it out.

I have to nominate "For Your Height Only". It's really out there. A midget secret agent fights evil in the Philippines. It is truly something to behold.

For Your Height Only at Scroll down for the video clip.

There's also a great movie called "Bog" that's out there. Completely useless movie, but in a good way. "Navy Vs. The Night Monsters" was a trip. "Vampire Hookeres" was most excellent. "Drunken Wu Tang" is great save for a very disturbing scene.

Watch a video clip of it at Scroll down for the Watermellon Monster
2003-07-20 12:36:46 AM  
Tampopo and Blood Sucking Freaks, both need repeating.
2003-07-20 12:38:44 AM  
bloodfeast, ichi the killer, dr. caligari (1989), reflecting skin...
2003-07-20 12:41:30 AM  
How about 'The Wizard of Speed and Time' ?
2003-07-20 12:43:01 AM  
Bad Taste
Cannibal the Musical
Evil Dead 2
The old Batman and Robin movie from the 60's
the Qatsi Triology (mispelled it)
Death Race 2000
2003-07-20 12:48:05 AM  
RE-ANIMATOR, my friends. Wish I could link a pic.

Also a shout out to Cast a Deadly Spell.
2003-07-20 12:56:33 AM

the best moive
2003-07-20 12:56:48 AM  
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2003-07-20 12:59:05 AM  
here we go.....
1) the princess bride ( my name is inygo montoya; you killed my father; prepare to die)

2) Saturday night fever
3) st elmo's fire
4) dark crystal
5) monty python and the holy grail(a shrubbery!!!)
6) rosemarys baby ( what have you done to his eyes?!!)
2003-07-20 01:04:12 AM  

Way back at 2003-07-19 08:44:07 PM, ravenmv111 mentioned my fav...


...But he forgot to enable voting, so I will.

Dark Star was basiclly John Carpenter's first film. Along with Dan O'Bannon (Alien), Carpenter wrote, produced and directed a quirky sci-fi parody on a student film budget.

Look for the Special edition DVD for the full version.

2003-07-20 01:05:30 AM  
Blood Sucking Freaks (A must have!)
Dawn of the Dead
Return of the Living Dead
Strange Brew (Two bowls of split plea soup...)
Blade Runner
Reservoir Dogs
Rocky Horror
A Clockwork Orange
Best in Show
And the King of cult films...This Is Spinal Tap
2003-07-20 01:06:58 AM  
Late to the game, but what about "SLC Punk"
2003-07-20 01:10:16 AM  
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2003-07-20 01:12:09 AM  
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2003-07-20 01:12:25 AM  
David Byrne's True Stories
The Magic Christian
Harold & Maude
Being There
2003-07-20 01:14:36 AM  
3. The Cube
4. Pi
5. Boondock Saints
2. Army of Darkness
6. Aria
1. Requiem for a Dream (not the Blockbuster version)
7. Glengarry Glen Ross

But the all-time best is Swingers.
2003-07-20 01:20:44 AM  

Rowdy quote in ANY film:

"I'm here to chew some bubblegum and KICK SOME ASS...and I'm all out of bubblegum" (followed by beaucoup gunfire, explosions, and chaos). Good times.
2003-07-20 01:28:28 AM  
Maybe this was a hit in Europe, but I nominate "Belle Epoque" as a cult film. But, those sisters were loverly.
2003-07-20 01:29:46 AM  
The Zapruder Film

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2003-07-20 01:31:46 AM  
Exorcist and the Blues Brothers are two of my favorites not yet mentioned.
2003-07-20 01:32:18 AM  
What about THE CREEPS
/I have some good news and some bad news.The good news is your dates are here.

/Whats the bad news?

/The're dead.
2003-07-20 01:33:13 AM  
2003-07-20 01:34:48 AM  
Kthulhu -- I love you. Prayer for the Rollerboys rocks.. in some weird sort of way.
2003-07-20 01:35:10 AM  
The gods must be crazy?
2003-07-20 01:38:46 AM  
mis favoritos:

Robocop I&II
Riki-Oh (The Story of Ricky)
Toxie IV

hmm, those are all insanely violent. oh well
2003-07-20 01:42:52 AM  
The Goonies
Space Balls
The Neverending Story
2003-07-20 01:47:47 AM  
"It's really a celebration of an individual's non-conformism,"
*Sighs* You idiot. Wow individuals conforming to non-conformism that's fanfarkingtastic.

Pumping Iron is my favorite.
2003-07-20 01:50:20 AM  
The Day the Fish Came Out -

I don't know where to begin... I watched this insane masterpiece probably a dozen times in my youth back in the days when late night TV showed stuff other than infommercials. Have been trying to find a copy ever since. Closest I've been is a online video place in Canada that has disappeared with my money. Anyone else seen this ?
2003-07-20 02:01:41 AM  
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Aye me droogies?
2003-07-20 02:17:39 AM  
1. Freeway 2: Confessions of a trick baby
2. Chopper (starring Eric Bana)
3. Dark Days (Marc Singer film about homeless in New York)
4. Crippled Masters (kung-fu masters, one with no legs and one with no arms)
5. The Hotel New Hampshire (Rob Lowe and Jodie Foster as incestious brother and sister, and Nastassja Kinski dressed as a bear)
2003-07-20 02:22:34 AM  


2003-07-20 02:23:44 AM  
Wickerman if no one has mentioned it. If only for the songs.
2003-07-20 02:24:20 AM  
Wickerman if no one has mentioned it. If only for the songs.

*Now with Voting!*
2003-07-20 02:32:02 AM  
good call Comfortably_Numb

but I must add Blade Runner
2003-07-20 02:33:05 AM  
What about Logan's Run? I think it's pretty good but I'm not sure it's considered cult.
2003-07-20 02:37:54 AM  
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(I know only one other guy besides me that likes this film)


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I love both films so much I bought them both plus soundtrack.
2003-07-20 02:41:40 AM  
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"Liquid Sky... the key to heaven...."
2003-07-20 02:48:16 AM  
my list would have to be
donnie darko
requiem for a dream
tao of steve
a clockwork orange
SLC Punk
Fight Club
2003-07-20 02:52:45 AM  
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I don't think this has been mentioned, and yes that is "Buehla Ballbricker" as farmer Vincents sister.
2003-07-20 03:02:38 AM  
GALAXY QUEST! So under-rated.
2003-07-20 03:07:43 AM  
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. 'Do you think death could be a boat?'
The Craft. 'I'm flyyyying!'
The Doctor Who TV movie from 1996. 'Jelly baby, officer?'
Canadian Bacon. 'Every day Canadians walk among us, undetected.'
Cutthroat Island. 'Mr. Shaw, report to my cabin!'
Pokemon: Mewtwo vs. Mew. 'Pika! Pikachuuuuuuuuu!'
2003-07-20 03:24:00 AM  
Anything with Rudy Ray Moore in it (Dolemite, Human Tornado, etc)
Invasion of the Blood Farmers
Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS
This is Spinal Tap
Fear of a Black Hat
KISS and the Phantom of the Park (just kidding)
2003-07-20 03:24:59 AM  

the Urban Haute Bourgeois rock!
2003-07-20 03:25:03 AM  
Galaxy Quest
Clerks (any kevin smith movie, really)

All must see
2003-07-20 03:35:41 AM  
Here's a few more i'd consider radical. Not sure if they're especially 'cult'.. but hey, what the hay.

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Kinda mainstream, but isn't as known as it should be.

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I am not economically viable!

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Greatest Movie Ever. I suppose it isn't cult because TNT or TBS shows it for 24 Hours straight on XMas.. But.. eh.
2003-07-20 03:35:56 AM  
Angelcat: Wow, good one. For what it's worth, that mighthave been the movie Freakyjoe was referring to when he exclaimed "Be careful with that! It's a cult classic!" Makes sense.
2003-07-20 03:42:46 AM  
Anyone else seen Aguirre: Wrath of God? My English teacher had us watch it. Veeeeeeery weird. Heads that continue to talk after being cut off, people singing by just saying la la la la la in monotone. Great stuff.

ph43r my lack of html skillz
2003-07-20 03:49:01 AM  
2003-07-20 03:51:02 AM  
can it be, am I the first?

"If you eat the flesh of the man you gain the mans strength"
2003-07-20 03:51:54 AM  
2003-07-20 03:52:40 AM  
I am drunk and convinced that 98% of you don't have any taste. Which is expected.

Dammit people, get some sack and watch some Kurosawa. Watch some Godfrey Reggio. All I see here is the same ol' BS, that may or may not be "cult" For crying out loud for starters watch "The Zero Effect." Or try "Where the buffalo roam." Sheesh even "The Waking Life" might have enough bite.

But something new people.

/friggin dissaponited, and flame the fark on baby.
2003-07-20 04:16:02 AM  
GUMMO....the bathtub scene still freaks me out
2003-07-20 04:22:01 AM  
very bad things
last night
2003-07-20 04:25:10 AM  
I don't expect anybody wil get this far so late in the game but i still feel the need to express my bitter disappointment. I've looked at every post (i think) and can find no reference to a film that should rate at least a mention if not accolades as one of the more popular cult movies evar. I refer, of course, to the Jack Nicholson vehicle 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'.
I apologise if i have, in fact, missed an earlier reference.
2003-07-20 04:26:34 AM  

Most of the Monty Python crew, Cheech & Chong, James Mason, David Bowie, Marty Feldman...
The actual film is so, so. But the writing is pure comedy genius!

"Yes! Your royal monstrosity"!
"Mr. Prostitute. In charge of...discipline"!
"What are you doing, you silly man"!

Geezz! I even said, "use your dagger, Dan"! tonight.

2003-07-20 04:40:27 AM  
the secret lives of altar boys

/comic parts done by todd mcfarland
2003-07-20 04:45:29 AM  
Toss up between Fear of A Black Hat, Christmas Story, and Killer Clowns from Outer Space. I think Fear is the best overall, though.
2003-07-20 04:47:51 AM  
cecil b demented? would this one count?
2003-07-20 05:15:22 AM  
jeez guy every one knows it is the greatest film ever
2003-07-20 05:37:04 AM  
Anything from the Prelinger Archives. Rick Prelinger is the god of ephemeral films. Ex:

The Home Economics Story

Are You Ready for Marriage?

RFD Greenwich Village
2003-07-20 05:54:15 AM  
Many classics have been mentioned so far. May I add:
"Born Losers"
"Billy Jack"
"The Trial of Billy Jack"

(Danger: Do not attempt to view "Billy Jack Goes to Washington")
2003-07-20 06:02:10 AM  
200 Motels
Flesh Gordon
2003-07-20 06:39:46 AM  
novice--You haven't seen a reference to it, because it wasn't really a cult film. Not that some of the other reference are either, but in the spirit of the thread I won't nitpick too much... Except for Afghanwiggle--some good stuff here--though I was a little more disappointed that more Russ Meyer or John Waters weren't mentioned more--"Zero Effect" was perhaps a bit too mainstream for most folks here, and "Waking Life" wasn't a bad film--the approach was fun and experimental, but hardly a cult film. Experimental doesn't equal cult--rabid, kooky fanbase does.
2003-07-20 07:00:55 AM  
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

"You're a groovy boy. I'd like to strap you on some time."

Best pick-up line ever.
2003-07-20 07:16:45 AM  
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Clockwork Orange
Repo Man
Anything with Leslie Nielsen
2003-07-20 07:18:35 AM  
What, no C.H.U.D.? This movie freaked me out as a kid, I wasn't able to walk past a sewer at night for a long time without gettin antsy....
2003-07-20 07:25:55 AM  
no_goodbyes - In a way it does rock, and yet it's atrociously lame.
2003-07-20 08:06:54 AM  
Two words...Vanishing Point
2003-07-20 09:27:20 AM  
Not one mention of Cherry 2000? It's a great movie about a man who loses his cyborg sexbot and his epic quest to obtain a relacement copy. :)

Cherry 2k
2003-07-20 09:45:21 AM  
Raoul Duke: Few people understand the psychology of dealing with a highway traffic cop. Your normal speeder will panic and immediately pull over to the side. This is wrong. It arouses contempt in the cop-heart. Make the bastard chase you. He will follow.
2003-07-20 09:48:20 AM  
That was Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by the way...
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2003-07-20 09:50:29 AM  
Damn Galland, you beat me to it, Cherry 2K is a great one.
2003-07-20 10:01:17 AM  
"The Legend of Billie Jean" ?
2003-07-20 10:06:41 AM  
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2003-07-20 10:19:18 AM  
I feel obligated to throw in a second nod to Suicide Kings. How this movie didn't didn't become a well-known smash is beyond me. Seriously folks- don't bother renting it, you can buy it at Target or Best Buy for like $5.99, and it's worth three times that IMHO.
2003-07-20 10:20:18 AM  
How about :

2003-07-20 10:21:34 AM  

Barfly (Mickey Rourke)
2003-07-20 10:23:51 AM  

American Buffalo (Dennis Franz, Dustin Hoffman) Based on a David Mamet play, seen from time to time on IFC.
2003-07-20 10:27:50 AM  
my last 2 (I promise):
The Substitute ("I am the warrior chief")
The Fifth Element ("Leeloo Dallas, Multipass")

can't believe there's not more of a run on Orgazmo...
2003-07-20 10:28:43 AM  
All Troma movies
From Beyond
Killing Zoe
...and a bunch more I'm forgetting right now...
2003-07-20 10:37:31 AM  
I cant believe no Ralph Bakshi anyone ever seen national lampoons Disco Beaver from Outer space I have tons of these movies on tape. How bout H.O.T.S and in Groove tube the VD ad, I saw that at a drive in and about died when I saw what it was!
2003-07-20 10:42:43 AM  
"Where the Buffalo Roam"
"Run Lola Run"

Yall should check out that show on Showtime called "Out of Order". It's VERY good!
2003-07-20 10:49:05 AM  
Oh, almost forgot...Alex Winter's short film from the '80's "Squeal of Death".
2003-07-20 10:53:38 AM  
2003-07-20 10:58:09 AM  
Well, I just saw Motel Hell (finally!) and it's outragesouly funny!
2003-07-20 11:10:30 AM  
zmbabwe, Koyanistatti (sp?) is considered a cult movie??? I voted anyway because it's nice. I saw it somewhere out in Long Island years ago, with Glass's ensemble performing in the pit.

Christian: Yeah, American movie is great! I cant help suspecting that this is not an honest documentary though. I have a theory that the filmaker (I'm embarassed to admit that I don't know who it is) went up to these guys and said, "listen, you're a bunch of low-budget filmakers, and we can help Coven get some serious sales. The deal is that we film you making the movie and you play it up for the camera like you're a bunch of unintentionally funny rednecks." So what do you think? Is this what most likely happened? It is just a bit far-fetched I think that this was a completely candid "documentary".

Blayvis GMTA! Memento, Falling Down, and Christmas Story. All very good stuff! None of which I would consider a cult movie, but I voted anyway!

If anyone like puzzle-type movies and you haven't seen Memento yet, then put it on your list. Also, "the Following" by the same filmmaker.
2003-07-20 11:18:57 AM  

How can you mention Highway 61 without voting enabled? That was a real sleeper that's delightfully off the beaten track.

There was something about the casting that made it work.
The trumpet player (don't remember his name), and the drug smuggling girl (don't remember her name either) seemed like ordinary people behaving in a not so ordinary way.
There's somehow something about the girl's bad teeth that made the movie work for me. Not sure why, but if they had got some model-type to do the part, it wouldn't have been the same movie.
2003-07-20 11:33:57 AM  
After a completely unthorough search, I must mention:

Pink Floyd's The Wall
(c'mon people!)
other goodies:
Blue Velvet
Shivers (one of Cronenberg's first movies)
2003-07-20 11:45:04 AM  
Parents , Bob Balaban's dark and scary horror movie brilliantly set in 1950s american suburbia. "Leftovers from what?"

Six-String Samurai Sword and guitar-wielding rock star hero Buddy Holly must travel through post-apocalyptic wastelands to Lost Vegas where he is to succeed Elvis as King.

FLCL Boy meets girl. Actually, psycho sexy chick (voiced by Mayumi Shintani) on atomic Vespa hits boy in head with motorized guitar; robots pop out of boy's head. Mayhem and beautiful love story ensues. Insane. Astounding. Technically perfect. Brilliant six-episode miniseries from Gainax. Don't miss this one!

2003-07-20 12:01:32 PM  
Gotta go with:
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Joe Vs. The Volcano (I'm no arguing that with you)
Super Troopers (Isn't the speed limit 65? is)

If ST isn't a cult classic then it DAMN WELL should be!!!
2003-07-20 12:04:10 PM  

Life is beatufiul. Without it, we'd be dead.
2003-07-20 12:07:08 PM  
The Wicker Man
Clockwork Orange
Dr. Strangelove...
City of God
Bottle Rocket
2003-07-20 12:08:35 PM  
Big lebowski kicks some mofakke
2003-07-20 12:20:15 PM

shameless plug
2003-07-20 12:32:52 PM  
And now some lesser known cult movies...

The Salton Sea- Watch if and only if for the JFK assassination reenactment using pigeons.

Sid & Nancy- Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious. What's not to like?

Velvet & Goldmine- Look at the pretty, pretty boys! And the music rocks.

Hedwig & The Angry Inch- "Mostly odd jobs, odd jobs we call blow."
2003-07-20 12:50:58 PM  
2003-07-20 12:55:04 PM  
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Your Friends & Neighbors by Director/Writer Neil LaBute

IMDB link

Classic quotes from the movie:
"Is it me?"
"You would have taken the same steps; commmon decency dictated the whole thing."
"I found a certain clarity in the gesture."
2003-07-20 12:59:22 PM  

The Boondock Saints.

True Romance.

Office Space.


And many others that have been mentioned....
2003-07-20 01:30:13 PM  
Now I know I'm really late on this---but Fight Club.

You can tell how much of a cult following it has if you have ever met Chuck Palahniuk at a book reading. It's amazing.
2003-07-20 01:32:20 PM  
Endless Summer - Without a doubt
2003-07-20 01:41:20 PM  
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I bought this DVD. It's SO good.
2003-07-20 01:51:20 PM  
Incubus. William Shatner and all dialogue is in Esperanto.
2003-07-20 03:25:33 PM  
Im really really really late...but whatever...
my personal top eleven ( in no particular order )

Real Genius

Office Space

Harold and Maude

The Last Broadcast

Buckaroo Bonazi....

The Big Lebowski



I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

Big Trouble in Little China

SLC Punk
2003-07-20 03:46:51 PM  
Some did see "Six String Samurai"...peace and contentment flow thorugh me, as waves of Red Elvises rush forward, ready to rock and roll. It's in my Top 10 films to show folks--along with "God of Cookery" and "Kung Fu Rascals"--not just bad, but very bad, so bad that it ranks up there in my Bad Movie list, but it does use some of the "Hell Comes to Frogtown" costumes, not surprising since Steve Wang, the director, did effects for the film, as well as on "The Guyver" and "The Guyver:Dark Hero" which he also directed. He's also responsible for the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" movie...
2003-07-20 04:20:51 PM  
Lest anyone forget:

"Not the brown stretches deeply."

Goddamn classic.
2003-07-20 05:08:30 PM  
Beat me to it Dandamanfl."Meat's Meat and a Man's Gotta Eat!"
2003-07-20 05:13:58 PM  
Drowning by Numbers - for voting purposes, though this is one obscure film so I don't expect it to get good numbers.

All have been mentioned but deserve further praise: Trust and the Unbelivable Truth (Hal Hartley), Blue Velvet, Brazil, Drowning by Numbers, Shallow Grave, Heathers, UHF, City of Lost Children, Joe V Volcano, Secrets and Lies, Lost Highway, Office Space, Magnolia. Too many to list.

Has anyone seen a japanese black and white flick that has a guy cut himself on machinery in a factory and 'catch' a metal virus that turns him into a machine/cyborg? I saw it a long time ago and can't remember what it's called. Help me out?
2003-07-20 05:19:41 PM  
Wha? No American Pyscho? You can't mean to say that movie is popular.
2003-07-20 05:19:54 PM  
For some reason the enable voting tag isn't showing up so I can't retrospectively enable voting.
2003-07-20 05:40:34 PM  
Six String Samurai


Treed Murray


And a bunch of others that others have mentioned.

Up In Smoke. Midnight Cowboy. American Psycho. Repoman. I Spit On Your Grave (The Day of the Woman).

I could probably list a bunch of '80s B movies too, which may or may not be cult. Zardoz was hilarious.

THX 1138.

The Virus.

The Car.

The Day After.

The Punisher.

lotsa others.
2003-07-20 06:03:44 PM  
my personals:
office space
big lebowski
akira(has this been mentioned?)
the castle (aussies only, yanks probly wouldn't get it. physically or mentally - im not flaming, just a statement..)
little nicky? (was not well received originally...)
2003-07-20 06:08:09 PM  
2003-07-20 06:13:50 PM  
and dr. strangelove
2003-07-20 06:16:55 PM  
So far, I agree with just about everything mentioned. :)

Cheezy horror comedy, anyone?

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Good DVD extras, too.
2003-07-20 07:06:41 PM  
While I agree with many of the ones listed above, we can't forget this gem by Werner Herzog...

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Even Dwarfs Started Small will, quite simply, destroy your mind.
2003-07-20 07:18:01 PM  
Rubin and Ed


Plan 10 From Outer Space (yes, Plan 10, not Plan 9)
2003-07-20 07:30:20 PM  
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Dark Crystal - with voting
2003-07-20 08:05:41 PM  
My favorite cult film is Eyes Wide Shut. That one had some cult action going on.
2003-07-20 08:09:23 PM  
oh yeah, and Quadrophenia
2003-07-20 08:23:45 PM  
Cast A Deadly Spell

"Okay needle hands... Back away from the fairy..."
2003-07-20 09:00:37 PM  
2003-07-20 09:59:16 PM  
The japanese series "Zatoichi: The Blind Samurai Masseur" The finest in the "blind samurai masseur kicks ronin ass" genre
2003-07-20 10:08:55 PM  
How about the original Highlander movie?

"There can be only one."
2003-07-20 11:03:39 PM  
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
BladeRunner (director's cut)

If I could only own three cult movies on DVD those would be the three.
2003-07-20 11:29:19 PM  
You can get anything you want in:

"Alice's Restaurant"

peace, love, etc.
2003-07-20 11:36:46 PM  
Here's gaz_biz's suggestion of 'Akira', but vote-able (for the late-comers.)
2003-07-21 02:12:23 AM  
Grey Gardens is a total trip.....
2003-07-21 07:52:52 PM  
Chain Gang Women
Chained like animals... Treated like trash!
2003-07-22 03:15:34 AM  
Like GooberMcFly gotta be Brazil... vote above!
2003-07-22 05:17:25 AM  

3. Tetsuo: The Iron Man

^^^^^^ That's the one I was asking after.

Very much worth a look if you're after something different.
2003-07-22 11:24:52 AM  
So A_Mighty_Wind is actually Trent Harris, eh?

I love Rubin & Ed. Sheer genius.
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