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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...

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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?
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