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2011-12-18 05:50:24 PM
The Old Dark House (1933)
Freaks (1932)
Forbidden Zone
Delicatessen
Hellzapopping!
Dark Star
(John Carpenter student movie)
Bambi meets Godzilla (a very short subject made suddenly shorter)
Rosalie Goes Shopping
The Life of Brian
The Ruttles
 
2011-12-18 05:52:13 PM
Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.
 
2011-12-18 06:05:48 PM
Trick R Treat
 
2011-12-18 06:07:25 PM

GAT_00: Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.


This. There's at least a dozen on the list that fall into the "i don't think you understand what 'cult film' means" list. My personal favorite "WTF is this doing on this list" one is the Star Wars saga. Not the 1977 film mind you, the SAGA. Oh, and The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life are on the list too.

That being said, the blank in the headline, by this list's line of logic, is Office Space. By a farking mile of red Swingline staplers.
 
2011-12-18 06:08:21 PM

GAT_00: Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.


IOverrated, yes. Cult? No.

Other questionable "cult" films?

Bride of Frankenstein, Casablanca, Dirty Dancing, Fight Club, Godzilla, It's A Wonderful Life... STAR WARS?! THE WIZARD OF OZ?!?!?

Okay, you know what, over half this list seems to be mainstream and popular films. Where's the cult films? Where's UHF? Where's Head? Where's Cannibal: The Musical or Orgazmo? Those are cult films, not THE WIZARD OF FARKING OZ!
 
2011-12-18 06:14:29 PM
Suspiria.
 
2011-12-18 06:16:29 PM
2001 Maniacs.
 
2011-12-18 06:17:04 PM
Motel Hell.
 
2011-12-18 06:19:48 PM
i agree with the general consensus that the authors had no clue as to what a cult film really is.

A "Cult" film is one that has a small, devoted following, a charismatic leader, and a central temple where they sacrifice unbelievers.

Only fourteen of the films on that list qualify.
 
2011-12-18 06:20:46 PM
Does Airplane still qualify as a cult film? Surely it can't be too popular?
 
2011-12-18 06:23:06 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Does Airplane still qualify as a cult film? Surely it can't be too popular?


It is too popular. And don't call me Shirley.
 
2011-12-18 06:25:32 PM
Nice of it to have some olde school pron.
 
2011-12-18 06:28:48 PM

Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: Only fourteen of the films on that list qualify.


Okay, for my idea of the meaning of the term, off of their list *(and a few questionable ones too, but whatever):

Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988
Behind the Green Door, Artie Mitchell, Jim Mitchell, 1972
The Big Lebowski, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 1998
Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, 1982
Dawn of the Dead, George A. Romero, 1978
Debbie Does Dallas, Jim Clark, 1978
Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly, 2001
The Evil Dead, Sam Raimi, 1981
The Gods Must Be Crazy, Jamie Uys, 1981
Godzilla, Ishirô Honda, 1954
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Don Siegel, 1956
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, George Miller, 1981
Manos, the Hands of Fate, Harold P. Warren, 1966
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975
Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero, 1968
Plan 9 from Outer Space, Ed Wood, Jr, 1959
Reefer Madness, Louis Gasnier, 1936
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jim Sharman, 1975
Tetsuo, Shinya Tsukamoto, 1989
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, 1974
This Is Spınal Tap, Rob Reiner, 1984
The Toxic Avenger, Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman, 1984
The Warriors, Walter Hill, 1979

The rest are either don't knows or the aforementioned WTFs.

\off my best friends' insane movie shelf, they own at least Rocky (it's how they met), Reefer Madness, Akira, Plan 9, Night of the Living Dead, Donnie Darko... and yes, they do, in fact, own an actual copy of mother farking MANOS THE HANDS OF FATE
 
2011-12-18 06:33:17 PM

FriarReb98:

\off my best friends' insane movie shelf, they own at least Rocky (it's how they met), Reefer Madness, Akira, Plan 9, Night of the Living Dead, Donnie Darko... and yes, they do, in fact, own an actual copy of mother farking MANOS THE HANDS OF FATE


Manos is fairly easy to get. There's an old single disc release, the new Shout Factory MST3K release has the film without riffing, and some guy just discovered an old 16mm workprint, and is endeavoring to bring the film to blu ray.

/MST3K is responsible for quite a few cult films.
 
2011-12-18 06:34:34 PM
Where the hell is Idiocracy?
 
2011-12-18 06:37:39 PM

GAT_00: Where the hell is Idiocracy?


They were going to include it, but they decided instead to put Twilight on the list.
 
2011-12-18 06:38:47 PM
Wasn't expecting to see Don't Torture a Duckling (new window) on there...
 
2011-12-18 06:39:05 PM

GAT_00: Where the hell is Idiocracy?


Came to say this
 
2011-12-18 06:39:59 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Bride of Frankenstein, Casablanca, Dirty Dancing, Fight Club, Godzilla, It's A Wonderful Life... STAR WARS?! THE WIZARD OF OZ?!?!?


Well Fight Club maybe because it almost didn't get made, a lot of upper level guys at 20th Century Fox got fired over it and it took a while for people to appreciate it.

But all those other ones, no.
 
2011-12-18 06:43:25 PM

Mugato: FirstNationalBastard: Bride of Frankenstein, Casablanca, Dirty Dancing, Fight Club, Godzilla, It's A Wonderful Life... STAR WARS?! THE WIZARD OF OZ?!?!?

Well Fight Club maybe because it almost didn't get made, a lot of upper level guys at 20th Century Fox got fired over it and it took a while for people to appreciate it.

But all those other ones, no.


Technically, you could say something similar about It's A Wonderful Life, since the movie was a failure until it became cheap or free TV airtime filler for channels in the '60s.

But, at this point, neither It's A Wonderful Life or Fight Club could be considered cult films. They're too popular and well known.
 
2011-12-18 06:44:54 PM
s3.amazonaws.com
/There's nothing better than watching a midnight showing of "The Room"
//Period.
///SPOON!!!!!!
 
2011-12-18 06:46:19 PM
Hot Wet American Summer

/You taste like a burger. I don't like you anymore.
 
2011-12-18 06:48:36 PM
No Princess Bride? Inconceivable!
 
2011-12-18 06:48:38 PM
I applaud the list. But what about:

Valley Of The Dolls
Massacre At Central High
The Lonely Lady
The Last American Virgin
Single Room Furnished
 
2011-12-18 06:49:14 PM

Mugato: FirstNationalBastard: Bride of Frankenstein, Casablanca, Dirty Dancing, Fight Club, Godzilla, It's A Wonderful Life... STAR WARS?! THE WIZARD OF OZ?!?!?

Well Fight Club maybe because it almost didn't get made, a lot of upper level guys at 20th Century Fox got fired over it and it took a while for people to appreciate it..


Yeah, the definition of "cult" is more than just unexpectedly grew long legs.
 
2011-12-18 06:50:25 PM
List fails without Armageddon
 
2011-12-18 06:50:56 PM
Freddy Got Fingered
 
2011-12-18 06:52:15 PM
where's trainspotting? that movie kinda sucked, but still..probably should be on there.
 
2011-12-18 06:52:36 PM
Where's Avatar?
 
2011-12-18 06:53:20 PM
What, no Birth of a Nation?

What, it's a cult film.
 
2011-12-18 06:53:21 PM
www.monstershack.net
 
2011-12-18 06:53:58 PM
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
 
2011-12-18 06:54:46 PM
and maybe it's just my own tastes in movies but stuff like Romero's "Night of the Living Dead","Dawn of the Dead" and Hooper's "Chainsaw Massacre" went on to DEFINE ENTIRE GENRES of horror movies. That's not "cult"


Not nearly enough Roger Corman on this list either.
 
2011-12-18 06:54:47 PM
Pi, and Primer come to mind.
 
2011-12-18 06:55:12 PM
Is Buckaroo Banzai on there?
 
2011-12-18 06:55:21 PM
Gummo
 
2011-12-18 06:58:21 PM
the ninth configuration
 
2011-12-18 06:58:23 PM

BroVinny: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension


I see you had already had it covered.
 
2011-12-18 06:58:54 PM
Also, a movie about a rising trend in the GOP.

Seriously, they're going to be a problem in California this election cycle.
 
2011-12-18 07:01:03 PM
Darkstar.

/help me dolittle, help me!
 
2011-12-18 07:01:21 PM

that bosnian sniper: What, no Birth of a Nation?

What, it's a cult film.


I thought it was more of a clan film.
 
2011-12-18 07:04:34 PM
Return of the Living Dead

Meet the Feebles
 
2011-12-18 07:05:55 PM
i41.tinypic.com
 
2011-12-18 07:07:50 PM
"Cube" until the sequel. Ditto for "Highlander"

"Rocky Horror Picture Show" HAD cult status at one time but due largely to it's fanatical followers turning it into a performance art it gained widespread exposure.

The author of TFA must be using the Cult definition of : Movies I myself like very much but don't think anyone else does
 
2011-12-18 07:07:53 PM
The Stuff
 
2011-12-18 07:08:29 PM
Meet the Feebles (nsfw window) should be on there.

If only to let people know what Peter Jackson was up to before the D&D midget porn.
 
2011-12-18 07:08:35 PM
Fandango Link
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels Link
 
2011-12-18 07:09:08 PM
List definiitely without this:

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
NFD
2011-12-18 07:10:43 PM
List fails without...

Hardware

Black Snake Moan

Death Machine

Wide Sargasso Sea

Child's Play

They Live
 
2011-12-18 07:18:42 PM
Carnival of Souls
 
2011-12-18 07:19:27 PM

FriarReb98: The Evil Dead, Sam Raimi, 1981


Should be Evil Dead III
 
2011-12-18 07:19:38 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I thought it was more of a clan film.


Hey, not just those guys like it, you know. White nationalists, skinheads, neo-Nazis, the list goes on. That movie's a lot more popular than you think it is!
 
2011-12-18 07:20:34 PM
The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson, 2001-3

A trilogy with a Box office gross of nearly THREE BILLION DOLLARS and SEVENTEEN Academy Awards is a "Cult" film??

There's your List Fail right there.
 
2011-12-18 07:20:50 PM
Yeah...the list seems to equally ascribe cult status to "true" cult films, e.g. The Room, which are well outside the mainstream but maintain a dedicated following, and those that have become part of established film culture, quotes or revenges to which have achieved a place in the vernacular (Wizard of Oz, Wonderful Life, etc).

Oh, and my add: Ed and His Dead Mother, although I may be the only one in that cult.
 
2011-12-18 07:21:01 PM
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Escape from New York
Trainspotting
The Salton Sea
 
2011-12-18 07:23:22 PM

baka-san: Nice of it to have some olde school pron.


Yeah. Good to see Cafe Flesh get some love. Richard Belzer was in that, according to Wiki. Did not know that.
 
2011-12-18 07:23:41 PM
List fails without Brick.

/lousy two-bit yeggs
 
2011-12-18 07:26:11 PM
2001? LOTR? Casablanca?
"cult film" - you keep using that expression. I do not think it means what you think it means.
 
2011-12-18 07:27:25 PM
Carnosaur
 
2011-12-18 07:27:34 PM
Does 'O Brother Where Art Thou" qualify?
 
2011-12-18 07:28:17 PM
zombiesatelauren.com
Ricky is disappoint
 
2011-12-18 07:29:26 PM

SharkTrager: Gummo


That movie was way farked up. I believe that same director made the movie "Kids", another messed up film.
 
2011-12-18 07:29:31 PM
Battlefield Earth
 
2011-12-18 07:29:47 PM
Folks complaining that Star Wars, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Fight Club or whatever shouldn't be on the list because of the number of fans that they have are barking up the wrong tree.

A cult film is any film that has a devoted and obsessive group of fans, not any film that isn't generally well known or popular that has a couple of people that like it. Nor is whether it was a box office success or failure and indication of it's cult status.

We can all argue over whether or not something should qualify for the "Top" 100, but I think that they're pretty on base about the cult status of the films on the list.

Also, Withnail and I is on the list so I'm satisfied.
 
2011-12-18 07:30:14 PM

that bosnian sniper: White nationalists, skinheads, neo-Nazis. . .


. . .the sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads. . ..
 
2011-12-18 07:33:54 PM

GAT_00: Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.


Neither is Star Wars

Too bad, thattitanguy.
 
2011-12-18 07:34:16 PM
Waiting for Guffman.
 
2011-12-18 07:36:59 PM
Ed Wood -the movie not the guy

Clerks

Stone Cold - the only thing Brian Bosworth ever did worth a damn

Bully

12 and holding

The Breaks - not as well known, too bad Mitch Mullany died, would've loved a part 2
 
2011-12-18 07:39:23 PM
Shakes the Clown
 
2011-12-18 07:44:44 PM
A Face In The Crowd (1957)

Night Of The Hunter (1955)

Vampyr (1932)
 
2011-12-18 07:44:50 PM
Bah, No Buckaroo Banzai and not a single Ernest film.

It did have Suspiria though.
 
2011-12-18 07:45:50 PM
Better Than Chocolate

Princess Bride

Clerks

Life Of Brian
 
2011-12-18 07:46:11 PM
If the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture...not a cult film. If it actually won the Oscar for best picture, there is no farking way it's a cult film.
 
2011-12-18 07:46:50 PM
Cannibal Holocaust
 
2011-12-18 07:48:17 PM
Phil the Alien
profile.ak.fbcdn.net


Rubin and Ed
4.bp.blogspot.com

Both are cheap and stupid as hell, but they make me laugh so.

Also: Casablanca? Star Wars? WTF?
 
2011-12-18 07:55:58 PM

Kurmudgeon: GAT_00: Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.

Neither is Star Wars

Too bad, thattitanguy.


Seriously, if there is any film in the world that says "cult film" it's Star Wars. People eat, breathe and shiat Star Wars. I freaking went to the theater 18 times when it was released. Not because of how popular or successful it was, but because I was an avid fan of the film and so was every other kid in our neighborhood, but many people didn't understand our fanatic devotion to it.


I say again: Cult status is about how obsessive their fan base is; not about whether or not there are a lot of fans or a little. If people are judging cult status on whether or not a movie had a lot of people saw or liked it then many flops could be a cult movie because there's bound to be someone out there who likes it. Obviously that's not the case, because I'm not likely to have someone come up to me at DragonCon dressed up as their favorite character from Ishtar.
 
2011-12-18 07:57:16 PM
Top 10 HIts:

Viva Knievel!
How to Get Ahead in Advertising
Track 29
Fitzcarraldo
Gummo
Frantic
Taxidermia
Wanted Dead or Alive
Gunmen
Local Hero
 
2011-12-18 08:04:12 PM
Sukiyaki Western Django (new window). Came outah nowhere and took me by surprise. Warning, do not have anything more powerful than alcohol during your first viewing.
 
2011-12-18 08:05:56 PM
I didn't see Freaks on there. No Basket Case? That movie was pretty big in the high school I went to.

I'm pretty drunk so I might have missed it, perhaps it's not considered cult but I would think Pink Floyd The Wall would be a big cult hit. Or does rock movies not count?
 
2011-12-18 08:09:20 PM
Club dread
Gamera
Street fighter
Night watch
Crank
Attack of the killer tomatoes
 
2011-12-18 08:09:57 PM

Confabulat: Motel Hell.


I'd have to agree.
Also -
Liquid Sky
Lady in a Cage
and many more
 
2011-12-18 08:10:46 PM
I am guilty of many of those films.
I find the lack of Victor/Victoria, Kinky Boots, Little shop of horrors, The last man on Earth, Santa Vs. The Martians, Days if the Triffids......

disturbing
 
2011-12-18 08:11:56 PM
I know there's something on this list that would be perfect for me to watch tonight, but I can see that many of them are terrible movies that are fun to talk about but no fun to watch.

thattitanguy: Seriously, if there is any film in the world that says "cult film" it's Star Wars. People eat, breathe and shiat Star Wars... I say again: Cult status is about how obsessive their fan base is; not about whether or not there are a lot of fans or a little.


Not every religion is a cult. Cult means marginal. People think Star Wars and Star Trek fans are a little weird and obsessive, but they're normal weird, just like believing Jesus rose from the dead is normal weird. To be cult, you have to be weird weird, like believing in body thetans.
 
2011-12-18 08:12:03 PM
Wait a minute, no Heavy Metal? I can remember back in the 80's as a kid, this was the movie to see. It had a huge cult following back in the day.
 
2011-12-18 08:13:13 PM
www.geekshow.us

/not the piece of crap remake

//also anything with Zero Mostel counts
 
2011-12-18 08:14:37 PM
Am I the only person on earth who thinks Lucio Fulci made absolute and complete crap from start to finish? Every single movie of his I've ever seen I've thought "boy, if it weren't for the gore there'd be nothing here at all". I'll grant you I haven't seen the one on the list, but given all his other garbage....
 
2011-12-18 08:14:39 PM
Many good ones already listed. And the inclusion of films that have made hundreds of millions of dollars on this list makes the whole thing ridiculous.

Bride of the Atom and Night of the Lepus for the win.
 
2011-12-18 08:15:32 PM
I spit on your grave

Born losers.

Inferno [desert heat]

Le Bossu (new window)

WTF passes as "cult?"
 
2011-12-18 08:16:32 PM

MadMonk: Wait a minute, no Heavy Metal? I can remember back in the 80's as a kid, this was the movie to see. It had a huge cult following back in the day.


Yep, Yep, Heavy Metal

//not that piece of shiat sequel

\\which was actually OK

ANd on that note

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0CdrJMelOgg/TUHfkssEjYI/AAAAAAAAAKA/6kvFUwc B bu4/s1600/2312133852_070b7566a7.jpg
 
2011-12-18 08:18:00 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

derp
 
2011-12-18 08:18:20 PM
No love for Mad Max? (The first one)

/Born with a steering wheel in my hand and lead in my foot, I am the Nightrider! I'm a fuel-injected suicide machine! I am the rocker, I am the roller, I AM THE OUT-OF-CONTROLLER! I'm cruising at the speed of fright!

I am the chosen one, the mighty hand of vengeance sent down to strike the unroadworthy! I'm hotter than a rolling die! Step right up, chums, and watch the kid lay down a rubber road right to FREEDOM!/
 
2011-12-18 08:21:43 PM
TROLL 2!
 
2011-12-18 08:26:07 PM
CTRL-F Spinal Tap.

Not found.

List fails.
 
2011-12-18 08:27:35 PM

Evilsmurf: CTRL-F Spinal Tap.

Not found.

List fails.


It's there. Perhaps you forgot the umlauts?
 
2011-12-18 08:29:19 PM

eddievercetti: [www.monstershack.net image 640x360]


Amen.
 
2011-12-18 08:29:38 PM
www.hyenarecords.com
 
2011-12-18 08:32:13 PM
Story of Ricky
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
Big Meat Eater
Island of Lost Souls
the Dogville Comedies
Lisztomania
Forbidden Zone
Zero for Conduct
 
2011-12-18 08:35:01 PM
How about Irreversible (new window). That was one messed up movie (and Monica Bellucci was hot).
 
2011-12-18 08:35:40 PM
Kentucky Fried Movie
Groove Tube
 
2011-12-18 08:35:59 PM

FirstNationalBastard: GAT_00: Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.

IOverrated, yes. Cult? No.

Other questionable "cult" films?

Bride of Frankenstein, Casablanca, Dirty Dancing, Fight Club, Godzilla, It's A Wonderful Life... STAR WARS?! THE WIZARD OF OZ?!?!?

Okay, you know what, over half this list seems to be mainstream and popular films. Where's the cult films? Where's UHF? Where's Head? Where's Cannibal: The Musical or Orgazmo? Those are cult films, not THE WIZARD OF FARKING OZ!


Please tell me Gone with the Wind, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Citizen Kane and Casablanca are on this list of "cult" movies
 
2011-12-18 08:39:39 PM
101. The Boogens
 
2011-12-18 08:41:02 PM
Liquid Sky
The Quiet Earth
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Diva
 
2011-12-18 08:43:02 PM
Withnail and I?

NFD: Hardware


YES!
 
2011-12-18 08:43:46 PM

tumy4me: TROLL 2!


And Cabin Fever?

static.guim.co.uk
 
2011-12-18 08:44:02 PM
102. Triumph of the Will
 
2011-12-18 08:44:52 PM
103. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

/it had a cult, right?

104. The John Frum Biography
 
2011-12-18 08:46:51 PM

Fano: FirstNationalBastard: GAT_00: Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.

IOverrated, yes. Cult? No.

Other questionable "cult" films?

Bride of Frankenstein, Casablanca, Dirty Dancing, Fight Club, Godzilla, It's A Wonderful Life... STAR WARS?! THE WIZARD OF OZ?!?!?

Okay, you know what, over half this list seems to be mainstream and popular films. Where's the cult films? Where's UHF? Where's Head? Where's Cannibal: The Musical or Orgazmo? Those are cult films, not THE WIZARD OF FARKING OZ!

Please tell me Gone with the Wind, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Citizen Kane and Casablanca are on this list of "cult" movies


Only Casablanca.

But, Wizard of Oz is there.
 
2011-12-18 08:47:43 PM

FriarReb98: GAT_00: Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.

This. There's at least a dozen on the list that fall into the "i don't think you understand what 'cult film' means" list. My personal favorite "WTF is this doing on this list" one is the Star Wars saga. Not the 1977 film mind you, the SAGA. Oh, and The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life are on the list too.

That being said, the blank in the headline, by this list's line of logic, is Office Space. By a farking mile of red Swingline staplers.


This. How the fark do you forget Office Space? Didn't they get the memo?
 
2011-12-18 08:48:53 PM

Ordinary Average Guy: I am the rocker, I am the roller, I AM THE OUT-OF-CONTROLLER!


Approves. (new window)
 
2011-12-18 08:51:55 PM
Amazon Women on the Moon
Nekromantik 2
Santa Sangre
 
2011-12-18 08:52:18 PM
Aside from ones already mentioned I would think Ravenous.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0129332/
 
2011-12-18 08:54:24 PM
Big Trouble in Little China
Killer Clowns from Outer Space
They Live
 
2011-12-18 08:54:38 PM
Withnail and I.

Hilariously funny, beautifully elegiac for the end of an era.
Watch it while drunk/stoned. You'll cry at the end.
 
2011-12-18 08:54:52 PM

Fano: 102. Triumph of the Will


Birth of a Nation.

/You have to belong to a cult to be a fan.
 
2011-12-18 09:01:58 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2011-12-18 09:03:48 PM

FrankTheYank: I know there's something on this list that would be perfect for me to watch tonight, but I can see that many of them are terrible ovies that are fun to talk about but no fun to watch.

thattitanguy: Seriously, if there is any film in the world that says "cult film" it's Star Wars. People eat, breathe and shiat Star Wars... I say again: Cult status is about how obsessive their fan base is; not about whether or not there are a lot of fans or a little.

Not every religion is a cult. Cult means marginal. People think Star Wars and Star Trek fans are a little weird and obsessive, but they're normal weird, just like believing Jesus rose from the dead is normal weird. To be cult, you have to be weird weird, like believing in body thetans.


A film really only needs two things to qualify as a cult film:

1. It needs to have a niche appeal. We might want to believe differently, but when Star Wars came out it was most definitely a marginalized genre. 20th Century Fox didn't even have faith that it could compete with the Smokey and the Bandit's release despite their execs enjoying the film.

2. Fans of the film need to become passionately connected to the film in a manner that goes beyond normal appreciation of a film. That includes going to conventions, cosplaying, midnight viewings, fan communities or continual reviewing in both larger and smaller scales that help foster a sense of belonging.

I get it... people want cult to mean completely marginal, but it just doesn't. Let's look up the definition of "cult" shall we:

1 : formal religious veneration : worship
2 : a system of religious beliefs and ritual; also : its body of adherents
3 : a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious; also : its body of adherents
4 : a system for the cure of disease based on dogma set forth by its promulgator
5 a : great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work (as a film or book); especially : such devotion regarded as a literary or intellectual fad
b : the object of such devotion
c : a usually small group of people characterized by such devotion

All these things properly define "cult" and it's that devotion that people have for movies like Star Wars that make it a cult. A cult film transcends the normal devotion a movie typically garners and it doesn't necessarily matter how large of a fan base the movie can claim. It doesn't matter if it was made by a major studio. It doesn't matter if it was successful or not. The only thing that matters is the affection of it's fan base and their need to express it socially.
 
2011-12-18 09:05:49 PM
THX 1138

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-12-18 09:06:59 PM
Surprised I haven't seen "The Car" listed.

What's better than an unstoppable phantom demon car tearing up a mountain before the most over-the-top explosion ever filmed. Lol
 
2011-12-18 09:07:31 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

I. Want. This. Film LISTED!
 
2011-12-18 09:11:32 PM
Where the hell is Bubba Ho-Tep?
 
2011-12-18 09:17:25 PM

AbiNormal: Where the hell is Bubba Ho-Tep?


this, too
 
2011-12-18 09:21:43 PM
i41.tinypic.com

Surely I'm not the only one??
 
2011-12-18 09:24:38 PM

Crackers Are a Family Food: [i41.tinypic.com image 400x300]

Surely I'm not the only one??


That should definitely be top 10.
 
2011-12-18 09:26:23 PM
Well that list fails completely! No Rocky Horror, no Dark Crystal, no Labyrinth. The Lord of the rings is on there, the new ones from 2000. Star Wars seriously! List sucks!
 
2011-12-18 09:26:45 PM
The Crow, Howard the Duck. that is all.
 
2011-12-18 09:29:14 PM
103. Wicker Man
104. Kentucky Fried Movie
105-200 The works of Corman
200+ Everything John Waters Ever Did
Infinity and Beyond: Every Thing Russ Meyer Did
 
2011-12-18 09:30:32 PM
Zap Rowsdower disapproves of this list
 
2011-12-18 09:30:55 PM
I counted 33 movies on the list that I have--although a lot of them don't count as cult movies. On the other hand, there's quite a few cult movies I didn't like or don't want.

If you like The Producers, you might also like A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (it's basically a play by Plautus who stole it from an early Greek comedy--the same plot was stolen later by Shakespeare from Platus).

The original Little Shop of Horrors was Jack Nicholson's debut film (he was 19). It is charmingly stagey.
 
2011-12-18 09:32:08 PM

GAT_00: Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.


Neither is Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast. Foreign language does not mean cult.
 
2011-12-18 09:33:40 PM
To me, cult films are films shown at midnight showings.

With that in mind I'd add:

Heavy Metal
The Song Remains the Same
Pink Floyd' The Wall
A Clockwork Orange
Army of Darkness
Toxic Avenger
Amazon Women on the Moon
 
2011-12-18 09:35:33 PM

Fano: 104. Kentucky Fried Movie


Good one. Also, I am not sure if this is a cult classic but I loved it and think it should be if it isn't but Kung Pow: Enter the Fist.
 
2011-12-18 09:36:26 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains
 
2011-12-18 09:37:10 PM
Airplane! should be on that list.
 
2011-12-18 09:37:30 PM
Where
Donnie Darko
Whe
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2011-12-18 09:37:48 PM
List Fails without


A clockwork Orange
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Blue Velvet
Caligula
The Life of Brian
Metropolis
The Wall
Xanadu
 
2011-12-18 09:38:46 PM

Macular Degenerate: List Fails without


A clockwork Orange
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Blue Velvet
Caligula
The Life of Brian
Metropolis
The Wall
Xanadu


Ah Xanadu how could I have forgot that!
 
2011-12-18 09:39:09 PM
Sixstring Samurai no where to be found
 
2011-12-18 09:41:35 PM

Crackers Are a Family Food: [i41.tinypic.com image 400x300]

Surely I'm not the only one??


Uhf are not.
 
2011-12-18 09:41:35 PM
Ghost in the Shell
 
2011-12-18 09:41:56 PM

Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: Meet the Feebles (nsfw window) should be on there.

If only to let people know what Peter Jackson was up to before the D&D midget porn.


Bad Taste did make the list. I agree that Meet the Feebles should also have been there.

that bosnian sniper: FirstNationalBastard: I thought it was more of a clan film.

Hey, not just those guys like it, you know. White nationalists, skinheads, neo-Nazis, the list goes on. That movie's a lot more popular than you think it is!


Or anyone who loves film. It's a work of cinematic genius despite its repellent politics. The same goes for Triumph of the Will. Genius.

MadMonk: I'm pretty drunk so I might have missed it, perhaps it's not considered cult but I would think Pink Floyd The Wall would be a big cult hit. Or does rock movies not count?


I could see it, though personally I would have gone with Urgh! A Music War. Atrocious title but fantastic performances. I think it depends on individual taste in music. Quadrophenia could count as well. Also Head could have a place, if nothing else than for the Monkees deconstructing themselves.
 
2011-12-18 09:41:58 PM
www.faber.co.uk

/hot
 
2011-12-18 09:43:27 PM

vudukungfu: I spit on your grave

Born losers.

Inferno [desert heat]

Le Bossu (new window)

WTF passes as "cult?"


I've been looking for Born Losers forever. Had the soundtrack for years.
 
2011-12-18 09:50:22 PM
Wizard of Oz? Star Wars? Why not just put Gone with the Wind and The Godfather on the list?
 
2011-12-18 09:50:30 PM
Some other contenders:

Koyaanisqatsi
Dead Man
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
King of New York

I second Shakes the Clown and Freddy Got Fingered.
 
2011-12-18 09:51:47 PM
Put me down for Valerie & Her Week of Wonders, if no one else has cited it yet.
 
2011-12-18 09:52:25 PM
Seen/Own:
2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick, 1968
Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988
Bad Taste, Peter Jackson, 1987
Begotten, E. Elias Merhige, 1991
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Russ Meyer, 1970
The Big Lebowski, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 1998
Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, 1982
Brazil, Terry Gilliam, 1985
Casablanca, Michael Curtiz, 1942
Dawn of the Dead, George A. Romero, 1978
Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly, 2001
Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton, 1990
Emmanuelle, Just Jaeckin, 1974
Enter the Dragon, Robert Clouse, 1973
The Evil Dead, Sam Raimi, 1981
Fight Club, David Fincher, 1999
Freaks, Tod Browning, 1932
Ginger Snaps, John Fawcett, 2000
The Gods Must Be Crazy, Jamie Uys, 1981
Godzilla, Ishirô Honda, 1954
Harold and Maude, Hal Ashby, 1971
Hellraiser, Clive Barker, 1987
The Killer, John Woo, 1989
The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson, 2001-3
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, George Miller, 1981
Man Bites Dog, Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde, 1992
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975
Near Dark, Kathryn Bigelow, 1987
Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero, 1968
Pink Flamingos, John Waters, 1972
Piranha, Joe Dante, 1978
Plan 9 from Outer Space, Ed Wood, Jr, 1959
Re-Animator, Stuart Gordon, 1985
Repo Man, Alex Cox, 1984
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jim Sharman, 1975
Showgirls, Paul Verhoeven, 1995
Star Wars, George Lucas, 1977-2005
Suspiria, Dario Argento, 1977
Tank Girl, Rachel Talalay, 1995
Tetsuo, Shinya Tsukamoto, 1989
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, 1974
This Is Spınal Tap, Rob Reiner, 1984
The Toxic Avenger, Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman, 1984
The Vanishing, George Sluizer, 1988
Videodrome, David Cronenberg, 1983
The Warriors, Walter Hill, 1979
The Wizard of Oz, Victor Fleming, 1939


Inexplicably Missing In Action (meaning that even the director isn't on the list -- i.e. I'll forgive the exclusion of Time Bandits since Brazil is on the list and if you include both you'd have to include 12 Monkeys and so on):
Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Warner Herzog, 1972
City of Lost Children
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
, Peter Greenway, 1989
Labyrinth, Jim Henson, 1986
Forbidden Zone, Richard Elfman, 1982
UHF, Jay Levay, 1989

And many more that aren't coming to mind immediately.
 
2011-12-18 09:54:27 PM
And I know it's far from obscure, but Dr. Strangelove...

One of the most quotable movies of all time.

/no fighting in the war room!
 
2011-12-18 09:55:25 PM
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.
 
2011-12-18 09:56:03 PM

GAT_00: Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.


There were at least a dozen (maybe 20?) on that list that aren't cult films.
 
2011-12-18 09:57:08 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Where's UHF?


UHF wasn't on there. fark that. I'm not even RTFA now. That list is meaningless without UHF.
 
2011-12-18 09:58:22 PM
Seven Samurai
Yojimbo
Manhattan
 
2011-12-18 09:59:31 PM

thattitanguy: Kurmudgeon: GAT_00: Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.

Neither is Star Wars

Too bad, thattitanguy.

Seriously, if there is any film in the world that says "cult film" it's Star Wars. People eat, breathe and shiat Star Wars. I freaking went to the theater 18 times when it was released. Not because of how popular or successful it was, but because I was an avid fan of the film and so was every other kid in our neighborhood, but many people didn't understand our fanatic devotion to it.


I say again: Cult status is about how obsessive their fan base is; not about whether or not there are a lot of fans or a little. If people are judging cult status on whether or not a movie had a lot of people saw or liked it then many flops could be a cult movie because there's bound to be someone out there who likes it. Obviously that's not the case, because I'm not likely to have someone come up to me at DragonCon dressed up as their favorite character from Ishtar.


Dude, seriously. There are people who fill out government forms and list their religion as "Jedi." Star Wars is the all time king of cult films. If Star Wars isn't a cult film, it's only because it has graduated into full-blown Religion Film.
 
2011-12-18 10:00:17 PM
Also, Battle Royale, Oldboy, Audition and pretty much every Godfrey Ho ninja craptacular.
 
2011-12-18 10:01:02 PM
Wikipedia claims Event Horizon is a cult film. But is it deserving of a top 100?
 
2011-12-18 10:02:04 PM

thattitanguy: I say again: Cult status is about how obsessive their fan base is; not about whether or not there are a lot of fans or a little.


If that's the case, then little kids wanting McDonald's toys is a cult.
Have to disagree on this one.
Check this part of the definition at Merriam-Webster.
"5a : great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work (as a film or book); especially : such devotion regarded as a literary or intellectual fad b : the object of such devotion c : a usually small group of people characterized by such devotion "

Manos fans are a small cult, Star War fans, for example are not small in number. More of a mass hysteria if anything.
/Trekker.
 
2011-12-18 10:02:09 PM

Splinshints: Am I the only person on earth who thinks Lucio Fulci made absolute and complete crap from start to finish? Every single movie of his I've ever seen I've thought "boy, if it weren't for the gore there'd be nothing here at all". I'll grant you I haven't seen the one on the list, but given all his other garbage....


Bird With The Crystal Plumage is very good. It's an early film of his with not much gore, but it has a nice Hitchcockian plot.

And as far as cult films goes, anything made by David Lynch, David Cronenberg, or Takashi Miike qualify.
 
2011-12-18 10:04:42 PM
No Hedwig?
 
2011-12-18 10:06:30 PM

Kurmudgeon: thattitanguy: I say again: Cult status is about how obsessive their fan base is; not about whether or not there are a lot of fans or a little.

If that's the case, then little kids wanting McDonald's toys is a cult.
Have to disagree on this one.
Check this part of the definition at Merriam-Webster.
"5a : great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work (as a film or book); especially : such devotion regarded as a literary or intellectual fad b : the object of such devotion c : a usually small group of people characterized by such devotion "

Manos fans are a small cult, Star War fans, for example are not small in number. More of a mass hysteria if anything.
/Trekker.


There is definitely a cult of mcdonalds. This is their queen. But McDonalds is not a film, its a restaurant.
 
2011-12-18 10:07:54 PM
House needs mention, too. An early example of WTF Japan?
 
2011-12-18 10:08:13 PM
I got one, The Court Jester with Danny Kaye. Great movie I consider it a cult film.
 
2011-12-18 10:10:10 PM
Cemetery Man (Dellamorte Dellamore)
 
das
2011-12-18 10:12:08 PM
Scarface???

///the newer one, not Jimmy Cagney
 
2011-12-18 10:14:18 PM
I didn't bother reading the entire list, as I quit once I saw that the "author" and I'm using that word in the loosest possible sense put Casablanca on the list. With that in mind was Phantom of the Paradise on there?
 
2011-12-18 10:15:24 PM
I've got a lot of movies to download now.
 
2011-12-18 10:17:25 PM

nightronin: I didn't bother reading the entire list, as I quit once I saw that the "author" and I'm using that word in the loosest possible sense put Casablanca on the list. With that in mind was Phantom of the Paradise on there?


No.
 
2011-12-18 10:17:45 PM

nightronin: I didn't bother reading the entire list, as I quit once I saw that the "author" and I'm using that word in the loosest possible sense put Casablanca on the list. With that in mind was Phantom of the Paradise on there?


Heh, he put Casablanca on the list? Wow.
 
2011-12-18 10:19:45 PM
Jenna Jameson: Wicked Weapon

Virtual Jenna
 
2011-12-18 10:26:06 PM
"Backdoor Sluts 9".
 
2011-12-18 10:34:44 PM

OtherLittleGuy: "Backdoor Sluts 9".


9? Seriously? You have no taste.
 
2011-12-18 10:38:11 PM
www.8notes.com

Monkees is zee craziest people!
 
2011-12-18 10:39:43 PM

Buddha Belly: OtherLittleGuy: "Backdoor Sluts 9".

9? Seriously? You have no taste.


The hell? 9 is the best! It isn't nearly as pretentious as 8 and it certainly doesn't insist upon itself like 4.
 
2011-12-18 10:43:21 PM
Jesus Camp.

/Fark fails without enabling voting.
 
2011-12-18 10:43:30 PM
Café Flesh, Stephen Sayadian, 1982

Argh.

STUPID STUPID STUPID STUPID STUPID STUPID STUPID STUPID movie.
 
2011-12-18 10:45:33 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2011-12-18 10:45:33 PM

BroVinny: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension


^This, a million times, this!

/for my own 2 cents, No Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?
//May have been stated, but I'm not looking through all the pages to find out
 
2011-12-18 10:57:28 PM
img39.imageshack.us

You know, some people in the computer business can be pretty creative, unlike the traditional businessman. The astronauts didn't read poetry...but that's changing.
 
2011-12-18 11:05:16 PM

Confabulat: Trick R Treat


media.tumblr.com

Such a beautiful movie!
 
2011-12-18 11:11:02 PM
A list of cult movies without Metropolis and Ice From The Sun. These people must live in caves.
 
2011-12-18 11:15:09 PM

Kurmudgeon: thattitanguy: I say again: Cult status is about how obsessive their fan base is; not about whether or not there are a lot of fans or a little.

If that's the case, then little kids wanting McDonald's toys is a cult.
Have to disagree on this one.
Check this part of the definition at Merriam-Webster.
"5a : great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work (as a film or book); especially : such devotion regarded as a literary or intellectual fad b : the object of such devotion c : a usually small group of people characterized by such devotion "

Manos fans are a small cult, Star War fans, for example are not small in number. More of a mass hysteria if anything.
/Trekker.


Really??? Children aren't engaging in "cult-ish" behavior when they are obsessing over a toy... they just want a damn toy because they're kids. Kids obsess over things because they are still too immature to understand that they can't just have every thing they want when they want it.

Usually...it means commonly, not always. There are exceptions to the rule. Star Wars is a cult film because of the large number of people that are obsessive in their fandom of it... not in spite of it.

To use your example of Manos, before MST3K featured it few people even knew of it's existence. Over the years, through Misty and word of mouth that following grew... at what point does it change from a cult film to just film because it's fan base is larger than a cult film is "allowed" to have?

Rocky Horror Picture Show and Evil Dead are examples of films that are cult films but the base for it's fandom are much, much larger than it was when they achieved cult status. Hell, when Rocky made it's TV premiere on Fox back in 1993 it was a huge deal and brought in a large group of new fans... did that make it fall from cult status??

Nope, because cult status is about the fans and how they view the film. There are a lot of different cult films out there. Some are bad, some are fantastic; some were successful, some not so much so; same have a few followers and some have millions, but the one thing that ALL cult films have in common are their rampant, obsessively loyal fan base and the things that they do to express their love of the film.
 
2011-12-18 11:19:40 PM
Picking nits at this point, but in my youth there were quite a few brain cells lost to repeated midnight showings of The Song Remains The Same.
And mostly to show off as a Canadian... Highway 61 or pretty much anything else by Bruce McDonald.
 
2011-12-18 11:39:09 PM
With a list like that, I'm surprised John Waters isn't mentioned.
 
2011-12-18 11:40:15 PM
List fails without

...being by someone other than npr
 
2011-12-18 11:41:26 PM
Performance by Nick Roeg.
 
2011-12-18 11:42:28 PM

evilmousse: List fails without

...being by someone other than npr


Shoulda been Breitbart...Wolverines!
 
2011-12-18 11:43:52 PM

skepticultist: Kurmudgeon: thattitanguy: I say again: Cult status is about how obsessive their fan base is; not about whether or not there are a lot of fans or a little.

If that's the case, then little kids wanting McDonald's toys is a cult.
Have to disagree on this one.
Check this part of the definition at Merriam-Webster.
"5a : great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work (as a film or book); especially : such devotion regarded as a literary or intellectual fad b : the object of such devotion c : a usually small group of people characterized by such devotion "

Manos fans are a small cult, Star War fans, for example are not small in number. More of a mass hysteria if anything.
/Trekker.

There is definitely a cult of mcdonalds. This is their queen. But McDonalds is not a film, its a restaurant.


The Livejournal linked says that it was a Halloween costume that turned into an odd art project over the course of a year. Also, at last the origin and explanation has been found for this thing:

tinypic.com
 
2011-12-18 11:47:29 PM

Gordon Bennett: skepticultist: Kurmudgeon: thattitanguy: I say again: Cult status is about how obsessive their fan base is; not about whether or not there are a lot of fans or a little.

If that's the case, then little kids wanting McDonald's toys is a cult.
Have to disagree on this one.
Check this part of the definition at Merriam-Webster.
"5a : great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work (as a film or book); especially : such devotion regarded as a literary or intellectual fad b : the object of such devotion c : a usually small group of people characterized by such devotion "

Manos fans are a small cult, Star War fans, for example are not small in number. More of a mass hysteria if anything.
/Trekker.

There is definitely a cult of mcdonalds. This is their queen. But McDonalds is not a film, its a restaurant.

The Livejournal linked says that it was a Halloween costume that turned into an odd art project over the course of a year. Also, at last the origin and explanation has been found for this thing:

[tinypic.com image 480x640]


That is hawt.
 
2011-12-18 11:50:20 PM
Office Space
UHF
Secretary
Heavy Metal
Phantoms
 
2011-12-18 11:57:49 PM
Heathers.
 
2011-12-19 12:07:32 AM

e5wsf: No Hedwig?


The Snack: Heathers.


those
 
2011-12-19 12:23:43 AM

thattitanguy: 2. Fans of the film need to become passionately connected to the film in a manner that goes beyond normal appreciation of a film. That includes going to conventions, cosplaying, midnight viewings, fan communities or continual reviewing in both larger and smaller scales that help foster a sense of belonging.


That isn't true of the movies I've heard called "cult." Archetypal cult movies are Repo Man, Delicatessen, Harold and Maude, movies like that. Cosplay and conventions have nothing to do with it. Not that "Cannibal! The Musical" cosplay wouldn't be awesome, and maybe it does exist, but it's a cult movie whether anybody does cosplay or not.

If I had to create a definition of "cult movie" that reflects the usage of the word, here's what I would say:

1. It has an intense appeal to a small number of people, and the appeal drops off sharply in the rest of the population.
2. Wider exposure for the movie does not lead to a larger proportion sharing that intense appreciation. (It isn't an undiscovered classic with universal appeal.)
3. Neither the appeal nor the lack of appeal is caused by artsy aesthetics, objectionable ideas, or uncomfortable subjects. (This rule is needed to filter out abstruse cinephile fare, Nazi propaganda films, and films like "Breaking the Waves" that are great movies but emotionally difficult to watch.)

"Harold and Maude" is a classic example of a cult movie. Personally, I think it's a really good movie. Those who love, it, though, have an entirely different perspective on it. I know a girl who watched that movie dozens of times and said it changed her life. She was driving to her parents' for Christmas one year and realized she left her copy at home, so she stopped and bought another copy on the way. That was a couple of years after she first watched it. She used to watch it every time she thought about committing suicide. If you graphed how much people like "Harold and Maude" on the Y axis and population percentile on the X axis, you'd have a normal-looking looking graph. Some people wouldn't get anything out of it, and a lot of people think it's pretty good, some people think it's an excellent film. An entirely normal-looking graph, except that at the very edge of the graph, the top 1/100th of one percent , you find people like my friend who love it with an intensity that is baffling to everyone else.

A less extreme example is "Cannibal! The Musical." I think it's a work of comic genius. It would certainly make my list of top 50 comedies. I know one person who shares that opinion, and everyone else I've showed it to has thought it was just not very good. I even showed it to a guy who likes silly gory horror films and The Kentucky Fried Movie, so you know he wasn't offended or grossed out. He was bored.

If you could predict who would like a cult movie based on their interests, it probably wouldn't be a cult movie. I like speculative fiction. I liked "Akira." I work with technology and am interested in how interacting with technology changes people. I read Crash and liked it. I'm supposed to like "Tetsuo: The Iron Man" then, right? Nope. Bored the hell out of me. Glad I never have to watch it again. Apparently it has a cult following, though.

My definition is still vague, but the sharp spike at the edge of the graph is key. There are people who live and breath Star Wars, but the curve leading up to those people is gradual.
 
2011-12-19 12:23:58 AM
I didn't read the article list, but I submit these:
Eraserhead
Murder by Death
Phantom of the Paradise
Pricilla, Queen of the Desert
 
2011-12-19 12:29:55 AM

skepticultist: There is definitely a cult of mcdonalds. This is their queen. But McDonalds is not a film, its a restaurant.


Granted, but both movies and restaurants generate cults, despite their size. Point still stands.
 
2011-12-19 12:34:57 AM
P.S.

thattitanguy: All these things properly define "cult"


The term "cult movie" has an established usage that can't be derived from the definitions of "cult" and "movie." I remember how taken aback I was when my college roommate told me his father had a huge collection of teen exploitation movies. Like anybody else who had never heard the term before would have, I thought he was talking about his father's porn collection. The meaning of words used together doesn't always have the obvious or strictly logical relationship with what the words mean separately.
 
2011-12-19 12:46:16 AM
Ditto on "True Stories"

I can't believe they left out "Meet the Feebles"
 
2011-12-19 12:52:57 AM
Phantom of the Paradise
 
2011-12-19 01:03:11 AM
Carl Childers frowns on this list, mmmmmhmmm
 
2011-12-19 01:08:16 AM
ghoulsonfilm.net
 
2011-12-19 01:14:45 AM
I guess "Mad Max" doesn't fit because of its wide appeal but it does have a cult following in the motorcycling world.
By the definitions I've seen in this thread, however, "Stone" definitely fits.
Oh, here's another one: "Quest for the Mighty Sword." I watched that movie about a hundred times with my kids, laughed every time.
 
2011-12-19 01:17:01 AM
Blues Brothers
Animal House
Rocky
Das Boat
The Longest Day
The Man with no name
Dirty Harry
Billy Jack
The candy Stripers
 
2011-12-19 01:24:43 AM
Apparently I am the only person that loves The American Astronaut. Surprised Cannibal: the Musical isn't on there too.

/who cares.
 
2011-12-19 01:33:05 AM

FrankTheYank: P.S.

thattitanguy: All these things properly define "cult"

The term "cult movie" has an established usage that can't be derived from the definitions of "cult" and "movie." I remember how taken aback I was when my college roommate told me his father had a huge collection of teen exploitation movies. Like anybody else who had never heard the term before would have, I thought he was talking about his father's porn collection. The meaning of words used together doesn't always have the obvious or strictly logical relationship with what the words mean separately.


Everything comes from somewhere, I suppose that someone could have coined the term "marginally appealing movie that for some reason small, yet occasionally larger, groups of people like, but others may or may not, but those that do really, really, really like it", but that's no where near as catchy.

While it's true that a strictly logical interpretation of the individual words of a phrase are not necessary to understand what that phrase means, words do mean things. We can't just dismiss them because we feel like our interpretation of the phrase is the truest best meaning.

The problem ultimately is that the term has been and will continue to be used in the most broadest of terms with all sorts of variety of films to be included in it's domain. I maintain that a movie on any list of cult movies are primarily included because of the nature of it's fans rather than any other criteria. And the word "cult" was used specifically because of the audience's reaction and participation in their enjoyment rather than any other matter of genre, nostalgia, intertexual-ness, shocking material, level of quality or size of fan base that could be attributed to the movie.
 
2011-12-19 01:59:46 AM
THIS LIST DOESN'T HAVE THAT BARTON FINK FEELING!
 
2011-12-19 02:15:52 AM
Wikker Man (1973)
Danger Diabolik (1968)
IF (1968)
 
2011-12-19 02:19:46 AM
Ice Pirates
Welcome to Woop Woop
Sweet Movie
Zardoz
Serenity
 
2011-12-19 03:06:38 AM

Sliding Carp: Ice Pirates
Welcome to Woop Woop
Sweet Movie
Zardoz
Serenity


For some reason, I tried describing Zardoz to someone last week. They thought I was crazy.
 
2011-12-19 03:31:49 AM
dryden.eastmanhouse.org
 
2011-12-19 03:48:10 AM
Blood and Roses (1960, d. Roger Vadim)

Tension (1949, d. John Berry)

Scarlet Street (1945, d. Fritz Lang)

M (1931, d. Fritz Lang)

Detour (1945, d. Edgar G. Ulmer)

The Saddest Music in the World (2003, d. Guy Maddin)

Targets (1968, d. Peter Bogdanovich)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005, d. Shane Black)

The Man Who Fell To Earth (1983, d. Nicolas Roeg)

Rock and Rule (1983, d. Clive A. Smith)

Performance (1970, d. Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg)

The Final Programme (1973, d. Robert Fuest)

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971, d. Robert Fuest)

Once Were Warriors (1994, d. Lee Tamahori)

Red Rock West (1992, d. John Dahl)

Bagdad Cafe (1987, d. Percy Adlon)

Ladies & Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains (1982, d. Lou Adler)

Phantom of the Paradise (1973, d. Brian DePalma)

Yellow Submarine (1968, d. George Dunning)

Enter The Void (2009, d. Gaspar Noe)

Paris, Texas (1984, d. Wim Wenders)

Wings of Desire (1987, d. Wim Wenders)

Mommie Dearest (1981, d. Frank Perry)

The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007, d. Andrew Dominik)

Hard Boiled (1992, d. John Woo)

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953, d. Roy Rowland)

Metropolis (1927, d. Fritz Lang)

The Stunt Man (1980, d. Richard Rush)

Bound (1996, d. The Wachowskis)

The Last Seduction (d. John Dahl)

Over The Edge (1979, d. Jonathan Kaplan)

Danger: Diabolik (1968, d. Mario Bava)

Barbarella (1968, d. Roger Vadim)

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974, d. John Hough)

The Driver (1978, d. Walter Hill)

After Hours (1985, d. Martin Scorsese)

Stuck (2007, d. Stuart Gordon)

Fritz The Cat (1972, d. Ralph Bakshi)

The Thing (1982, d. John Carpenter)

Wizards (1977, d. Ralph Bakshi)

Night of the Comet (1984, d. Thom Eberhardt)

Death Race 2000 (1975, d. Paul Bartel)

Rock 'N' Roll High School (1979, d. Allan Arkush)

Basket Case (1982, d. Frank Henenlotter)

Last Night (1998, d. Don McKellar)

Charley Varrick (1973, d. Don Siegel)

Zelig (1983, d. Woody Allen)

Hopscotch (1980, d. Ronald Neame)

The Last of Sheila (1973, d. Herb Ross)

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974, d. Joseph Sargent)

Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974, d. Sam Peckinpah)

My Own Private Idaho (1991, d. Gus Van Sant)

Rolling Thunder (1977, d. John Flynn)

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976, d. John Carpenter)

Pontypool (2008, d. Bruce McDonald)

Night of The Creeps (1986, d. Fred Dekker)

The Rocketeer (1991, d. Joe Johnston)

Ed Wood (1994, d. Tim Burton)

Zardoz (1974, d. John Boorman)

The Ref (1994, d. Ted Demme)

The Duelists (1977, d. Ridley Scott)

The Grey Fox (1982, d. Philip Borsos)

Time After Time (1979, d. Nicholas Meyer)

The Ninth Configuration (1980, d. William Peter Blatty)

The President's Analyst (1968, d. Theodore J. Flicker)

Caligula (1979, d. Tinto Brass and Bob Guccione)

Serenity (2005, d. Joss Whedon)

The Fall (2006, d. Tarsem Singh)

Shortbus (2006, d. John Cameron Mitchell)

Drive (2011, d. Nicolas Winding Refn)

Super (2010, d. James Gunn)

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011, d. Jason Eisener)

Hausu (1977, d. Nobuhiko Ohbayashi)

Johnny Guitar (1954, d. Nicolas Ray)

7 Men From Now (1956, d. Budd Boetticher)

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994, d. Stephan Elliott)

A Scanner Darkly (2006, d. Richard Linklater)

Goodbye, Uncle Tom (1971, dir. Jacopetti & Prosperi)

Dolemite (1975, d. D'Urville Martin)

Truck Turner (1974, d. Jonathan Kaplan)

Used Cars (1980, d. Robert Zemeckis)

Re: the list in the article:

Any list that can introduce me to four films *I've* never even heard of before in any capacity is a list that holds worth to me. I also widely smiled upon seeing that it also included Daughters of Darkness (a seriously under-appreciated [and absolutely gorgeous] Eurohorror cinematic wonderment).
 
2011-12-19 04:00:18 AM

Ennuipoet: FirstNationalBastard: Does Airplane still qualify as a cult film? Surely it can't be too popular?

It is too popular. And don't call me Shirley.


It's an entirely different kind of movie. Altogether.
 
2011-12-19 05:02:01 AM
sorry - late to the party - my list of honorable mentions that haven't been honorably mentioned as of yet...

In the Company of Men
Thank You for not Smoking
Choke
Fido
Outland
Flash Gordon
Slapshot
Silent Running
Sid & Nancy
Rumble Fish
Rosencrantz & Gildenstern are Dead
Romper Stomper
Resovoir Dogs
Ninja Scroll
Natural Born Killers
Legend
Easy Rider
Cry Baby
Cool World
Caveman
Baxter
Angel Heart
American Psycho
 
2011-12-19 05:52:38 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2011-12-19 06:13:15 AM
Farkers have covered most of mine. So I will simply say:

Time Bandits


That is all.

/ah like leetle things hitting zeach other!
 
2011-12-19 06:31:18 AM
river's edge
 
2011-12-19 07:14:32 AM
Get Ready to be Boyzvoiced (2000)

Think Spinal Tap, but with a Norwegian boy-band that sings about such heartbreaks as finding that out that your girlfriend who told you she was 16 is in fact only 12, and falling in love with your cousin. Their failing career is revived when they secure a sponsorship from a fish-stick manufacturer.

The guy who plays the lead singer (and a few other roles) is a farking comic genius.
 
2011-12-19 07:22:57 AM
Hollywood Knights
 
2011-12-19 07:50:13 AM
Heathers
The Princess Bride
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
The Goonies
Clerks
Serenity (seriously... Brown coats epitomize cult :) )
Labyrinth
Gleaming the Cube or Pump Up the Volume
Hedwig & the Angry Inch
The Crow
Galaxy Quest
Escape from New York
Big Trouble in Little China
Tropic Thunder (while a decent box office hit, look at its key phrases persisting)
Aliens (nuke it from orbit)

So many to choose from...
 
2011-12-19 07:57:49 AM
Credit for including Thundercrack!

Credit taken away for pretty much every other reason in this thread.
 
2011-12-19 08:20:04 AM
Okay, as has been said by many...Casablanca is a cult film? How about Titanic? What about ....eff that.

The other thing I want to say is...Dirty Dancing? Are you farking kidding me? Top 100 piece of shiat.
 
2011-12-19 08:27:57 AM

optional: List fails without Brick.

/lousy two-bit yeggs


Glad I'm not the only oone who loves that film.

also, Miller's Crossing and In Bruges
 
2011-12-19 08:32:23 AM

FriarReb98: GAT_00: Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.

This. There's at least a dozen on the list that fall into the "i don't think you understand what 'cult film' means" list. My personal favorite "WTF is this doing on this list" one is the Star Wars saga. Not the 1977 film mind you, the SAGA. Oh, and The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life are on the list too.

That being said, the blank in the headline, by this list's line of logic, is Office Space. By a farking mile of red Swingline staplers.


I would have to agree with the wrong use of cult films. Star Wars, 2001, Its a Wonderful Life, LotR... All big and famous films. Now there are some cult favorites on there, Evil Dead for example... But where is Office Space (or is it to famous to be considered cult any more).
 
2011-12-19 08:41:02 AM

Crackers Are a Family Food: [i41.tinypic.com image 400x300]

Surely I'm not the only one??


Wheres my Rolex... I said I wanted a Rolex!
 
2011-12-19 09:16:28 AM
I second the Ice Pirates suggestion. Come on, how can you not like space herpes?
 
2011-12-19 10:43:20 AM
www.reverseshot.com
Cemetery Man.

See it.
Know it.
Love it.
 
2011-12-19 10:54:51 AM
Good to see thy Manos: The Hands of Fate is mentioned.
 
2011-12-19 11:01:53 AM
WTF, did Peter Jackson's publicist write that piece of shiat list. Quentin Tarrantino isn't listed at all. I would think at least Reservoir Dogs...

What about...
Boxing Helena
Super Troopers
Idiocracy
OfficeSpace
Boondock Saints
 
2011-12-19 11:16:17 AM
lotuswatcher.files.wordpress.com
 
2011-12-19 11:21:24 AM
At this point I would hardly call The Big Lebowski a cult film. I do fancy this other Buscemi piece, however:

4.bp.blogspot.com (new window)
 
2011-12-19 11:31:31 AM
www.moviegoods.com
 
2011-12-19 11:41:22 AM
Hudson Hawk
Big Trouble in Little China
 
2011-12-19 11:54:37 AM

BroVinny: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension


Glad to see someone here has their head on straight.
 
2011-12-19 12:36:25 PM
 
2011-12-19 12:41:05 PM
Judge Dredd

the Beastmaster
 
2011-12-19 12:41:31 PM

albert71292: Kentucky Fried Movie
Groove Tube


Yes, and Amazon Women on the Moon for that matter

Yes Buckaroo Banzai, was that not on the list? How could that not be on the list?

friedlinx: [ghoulsonfilm.net image 430x586]


I don't know if you caught the TCM Remembers clip this year yet, but they do a double take on her that made me laugh.

Here, since I'm in a film thread, let's share that (new window) since they honor and regard the cult films as highly, if not more so, than the regular or ..popular....films.

Tura is shortly after Jeff Conway. When you see it, you'll lol.
 
2011-12-19 12:48:26 PM

jmr61: List definiitely without this:

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]


THIS!!
 
2011-12-19 12:52:11 PM
The Dark Backward needs more love as a cult film.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2011-12-19 01:08:03 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Does Airplane still qualify as a cult film? Surely it can't be too popular?


It's an entirely different film genre altogether.
 
2011-12-19 01:44:19 PM
Children. Of. Men.
 
2011-12-19 01:47:45 PM

Sabyen91: evilmousse: List fails without

...being by someone other than npr

Shoulda been Breitbart...Wolverines!


uh, how about c) none of the above?
i wasn't being a conservative partisan, i genuinely dislike npr's wine-and-cheese kinda taste. breitbart doesn't do nonpolitical cultural fluff like this anyway to my knowledge. how about cracked's webpage instead--they'd make a list i'd be more aligned with.
 
2011-12-19 02:05:41 PM
List fails without the porn everyone shot with your mom.
 
2011-12-19 02:31:51 PM
+1 Buckaroo Banzai
 
2011-12-19 02:38:00 PM

jn1512: FirstNationalBastard: Does Airplane still qualify as a cult film? Surely it can't be too popular?

It's an entirely different film genre altogether.


It's an entirely different film genre.
 
2011-12-19 02:53:31 PM
list looks good .. off the top of my head how about

Blue Velvet

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
 
2011-12-19 02:59:42 PM

Evilsmurf: CTRL-F Spinal Tap.

Not found.

List fails.


If you were a real fan, you would know the title is This Is Spinal Tap. List fails?
 
2011-12-19 03:38:23 PM
Holy crap, TCM is showing Dalek's: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. tuesday 27 at 1:15 AM, after Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers and The Man From Planet X
 
2011-12-19 03:46:34 PM
Puppet Master
Ginger Snaps
Westworld
Highway to Hell
Feast
Phantasm
Nightbreed
Subspecies
Deep Rising (hey, I liked it. The creature's like something out of Lovecraft)
Critters
Children of the Corn (in both senses)
 
2011-12-19 03:59:32 PM
The wizard of speed and time Link -- both the original short and the feature length are unrecognized classics.

Kentucky Fried Movie Link

Mother Jugs and Speed Link

Think the author of the article needs to learn the meaning of the word 'cult' as applied to movies. It has nothing to do with the idolatry of celebrity worship and everything to do with great films.
 
2011-12-19 04:07:24 PM
Star Wars?!
2001?!
Dirty Dancing?!

The writer should be dragged behind a hot rod by Tura Satana.
 
2011-12-19 04:16:05 PM

thattitanguy: Kurmudgeon: GAT_00: Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.

Neither is Star Wars

Too bad, thattitanguy.

Seriously, if there is any film in the world that says "cult film" it's Star Wars. People eat, breathe and shiat Star Wars. I freaking went to the theater 18 times when it was released. Not because of how popular or successful it was, but because I was an avid fan of the film and so was every other kid in our neighborhood, but many people didn't understand our fanatic devotion to it.


I say again: Cult status is about how obsessive their fan base is; not about whether or not there are a lot of fans or a little. If people are judging cult status on whether or not a movie had a lot of people saw or liked it then many flops could be a cult movie because there's bound to be someone out there who likes it. Obviously that's not the case, because I'm not likely to have someone come up to me at DragonCon dressed up as their favorite character from Ishtar.


I'm not saying you're wrong, but if you are correct, Harry Potter should be number 1 on that list. Stupidest, most obsessive fans evar.
 
2011-12-19 04:44:17 PM
Did anyone say Frankenweenie yet? (new window)

BTW, he's remaking it.(new window)
 
2011-12-19 05:03:08 PM
No love for Rad?
 
2011-12-19 05:30:06 PM
Kicking & Screaming

ecx.images-amazon.com
...no...

m.iphotoscrap.com

...yes.


I'm always surprised more people don't know of this film.
 
2011-12-19 05:39:17 PM

CheekyMonkey: thattitanguy: Kurmudgeon: GAT_00: Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.

Neither is Star Wars

Too bad, thattitanguy.

Seriously, if there is any film in the world that says "cult film" it's Star Wars. People eat, breathe and shiat Star Wars. I freaking went to the theater 18 times when it was released. Not because of how popular or successful it was, but because I was an avid fan of the film and so was every other kid in our neighborhood, but many people didn't understand our fanatic devotion to it.


I say again: Cult status is about how obsessive their fan base is; not about whether or not there are a lot of fans or a little. If people are judging cult status on whether or not a movie had a lot of people saw or liked it then many flops could be a cult movie because there's bound to be someone out there who likes it. Obviously that's not the case, because I'm not likely to have someone come up to me at DragonCon dressed up as their favorite character from Ishtar.

I'm not saying you're wrong, but if you are correct, Harry Potter should be number 1 on that list. Stupidest, most obsessive fans evar.


CheekyMonkey: thattitanguy: Kurmudgeon: GAT_00: Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.

Neither is Star Wars

Too bad, thattitanguy.

Seriously, if there is any film in the world that says "cult film" it's Star Wars. People eat, breathe and shiat Star Wars. I freaking went to the theater 18 times when it was released. Not because of how popular or successful it was, but because I was an avid fan of the film and so was every other kid in our neighborhood, but many people didn't understand our fanatic devotion to it.


I say again: Cult status is about how obsessive their fan base is; not about whether or not there are a lot of fans or a little. If people are judging cult status on whether or not a movie had a lot of people saw or liked it then many flops could be a cult movie because there's bound to be someone out there who likes it. Obviously that's not the case, because I'm not likely to have someone come up to me at DragonCon dressed up as their favorite character from Ishtar.

I'm not saying you're wrong, but if you are correct, Harry Potter should be number 1 on that list. Stupidest, most obsessive fans evar.


Well, it is a list of what Ernest Mathijs and Xavier Mendik thinks are the top 100 Cult Movies so maybe they just don't think that it's that special enough to even make the list.

Harry Potter status as a cultural phenomenon before the movie was released may work against it being classified as a cult movie, but the fan base is certainly obsessive enough about all things relating to the movie that it might.

I just feel like that the one thing that all those movies have in common are how their fans view and participate in their enjoyment of them and to dismiss movies like Star Wars because it was enormously successful or 2001: ASO because it won an Oscar for special effects or La belle et la bête because it isn't Avant-garde enough is splitting hairs that people aren't going to do for other entries on the list.

I dunno, maybe I'm wrong...

...but I don't think so ^_^
 
2011-12-19 05:41:21 PM
Came for Killer Clowns, and Motel Hell. Jokes My Folks Never Told Me, anyone?
 
2011-12-19 06:48:40 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2011-12-19 07:00:50 PM
I don't think the author really knows what a cult film is, but then again, neither do I.
 
2011-12-19 07:19:07 PM

Arthur Jumbles: Confabulat: Trick R Treat

[media.tumblr.com image 500x333]

Such a beautiful movie!




LOVED that movie!!! SO MUCH FUN.


/That's a cult movie? Sign me up!
//Do we shave our heads? OR just give our candy?
 
2011-12-19 07:42:08 PM
Because they wanted to include the 'Adult' (Debbie Does Dallas, Behind the Green Door, Emmanuel), and foreign,
The Story of O (1975) should have been there.

Other mentions not adult related:
Times Square (1980 - Great Soundtrack)
URGH! A Music War! (1982)
Decline of Western Civilization (1980)
 
2011-12-19 11:16:57 PM
 
2011-12-19 11:25:37 PM

FriarReb98: GAT_00: Didn't get past the first listing. 2001 is not a cult film.

This. There's at least a dozen on the list that fall into the "i don't think you understand what 'cult film' means" list. My personal favorite "WTF is this doing on this list" one is the Star Wars saga. Not the 1977 film mind you, the SAGA. Oh, and The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life are on the list too.

That being said, the blank in the headline, by this list's line of logic, is Office Space. By a farking mile of red Swingline staplers.


img841.imageshack.us
 
2011-12-20 01:08:54 AM
No Rad?!?!?! Cru Jones is not impressed.
 
2011-12-20 02:26:03 AM
A BOY AND HIS DOG

FOUR FLIES ON GRAY VELVET

Anything with Falconetti.

Yeah, I'm old. What of it?
 
2011-12-20 02:26:41 AM

Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: Meet the Feebles (nsfw window) should be on there.

If only to let people know what Peter Jackson was up to before the D&D midget porn.


Love that movie and love surprising people with it.

/SODOMY!
 
2011-12-20 02:35:32 AM
A couple I haven't seen mentioned so far:
SLC Punk
True Romance
 
2011-12-20 09:54:32 AM

thattitanguy: I just feel like that the one thing that all those movies have in common are how their fans view and participate in their enjoyment of them and to dismiss movies like Star Wars because it was enormously successful or 2001: ASO because it won an Oscar for special effects or La belle et la bête because it isn't Avant-garde enough is splitting hairs that people aren't going to do for other entries on the list.


I'm kinda torn, because I like your argument, but I can see the flip side: I think the "generally accepted" definition of "cult movie" includes lack of commercial success/critical acclaim.
 
2011-12-20 12:33:05 PM
Two Idiots In Hollywood
 
2011-12-20 06:18:53 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-12-20 06:31:34 PM
Missing from the list:

Office Space
UHF
Spaceballs
The Postman (My guilty pleasure not sure why I like it but I do, I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one)
Tron
The X-Files Movie (The first one not the second one. The second needs to have all copies, script, ect. set on fire and no one should ever speak of it ever again)
 
2011-12-20 06:56:51 PM

greenbean13: The Dark Backward needs more love as a cult film.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x297]


you know
 
2011-12-20 09:53:44 PM
To recap:

For whomsoever my find use in this, below is the complete index of all of the films referenced (whether in earnest, in passing or in spite) over the length of this thread, intermingled with some curious-to-me omissions (e.g. "Hot Fuzz") as well as a generous additional selection of those titles meeting my subjective definition of the criteria what came to mind over the duration of my compiling this:

7 Men From Now (1956, d. Budd Boetticher)
10 Rillington Place (1971, d. Richard Fleischer)
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978, d. Chia-Liang Liu)
964 Pinocchio (1991, d. Shozin Fukui)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, d. Stanley Kubrick)
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953, d. Roy Rowland)
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971, d. Robert Fuest)
A Boy And His Dog (1975, d. L.Q. Jones)
A Bullet in the Head (1990, d. John Woo)
A Christmas Story (1983, d. Bob Clark)
A Clockwork Orange (1971, d. Stanley Kubrick)
The Addiction (1995, d. Abel Ferrara)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension (1984, d. W.D. Richter)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994, d. Stephan Elliott)
A Face In The Crowd (1957, d. Elia Kazan)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964, d. Sergio Leone)
After Hours (1985, d. Martin Scorsese)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966, d. Richard Lester)
Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972, d. Werner Herzog)
Airplane! (1980, d. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker)
Akira (1988, d. Katsuhiro Otomo)
Aliens (1986, d. James Cameron)
The All Barkie Dogville Comedies (1929-1931, d. Zion Myers and Jules White)
A Love Song For Bobby long (2004, d. Shainee Gabel)
Altered States (1980, d. Ken Russell)
Amazon Women On The Moon (1987, d. Joe Dante, et al.)
The American Astronaut (2001, d. Cory McAbee)
American Pimp (1999, d. The Hughes Brothers)
American Psycho (2000, d. Mary Harron)
A Mighty Wind (2003, d. Christopher Guest)
Amores Perros (2000, d. Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Andy Warhol's '(Blood For) Dracula' (1974, d. Paul Morrissey)
Andy Warhol's '(Flesh For) Frankenstein' (1973, d. Paul Morrissey and Antonio Margheriti)
Angel Heart (1987, d. Alan Parker)
Angel of Vengeance (a.k.a. Ms. 45) (1981, d. Abel Ferrara)
Another Gay Movie (2006, d. Todd Stephens)
Army of Darkness (1992, d. Sam Raimi)
A Scanner Darkly (2006, d. Richard Linklater)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976, d. John Carpenter)
The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007, d. Andrew Dominik)
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003, d. Jee-Woon Kim)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978, d. John De Bello)
Audition (1999, d. Takashi Miike)
Bad Boy Bubby (1993, d. Rolf de Heer)
Bad Lieutenant (1992, d. Abel Ferrara)
Bad Taste (1987, d. Peter Jackson)
Bagdad Cafe (1987, d. Percy Adlon)
Baise-moi (2000, d. Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi)
Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969, d. Marv Newland)
Barbarella (1968, d. Roger Vadim)
Barfly (1987, d. Barbet Schroeder)
Barton Fink (1991, d. Joel and Ethan Coen)
Basket Case (1982, d. Frank Henenlotter)
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000, d. Roger Christian)
Battle Royale (2000, d. Kinji Fukasaku)
Baxter (1989, d. Jérôme Boivin)
The Beastmaster (1982, d. Don Coscarelli)
The Beast of War (1988, d. Kevin Reynolds)
Before Sunrise (1995, Richard Linklater)
Before Sunset (2004, d. Richard Linklater)
Begotten (1991, d. E. Elias Merhige)
Behind the Green Door (1972, d. Artie and Jim Mitchell)
Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006, d. Scott Glosserman)
Being John Malkovich (1999, d. Spike Jonze)
Belle de Jour (1967, d. Luis Bunuel)
Best In Show (2000, d. Christopher Guest)
Better Off Dead (1985, d. Savage Steve Holland)
Better Than Chocolate (1999, d. Anne Wheeler)
The Beyond (1981, d. Lucio Fulci)
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970, d. Russ Meyer)
The Big Crimewave (1985, d. John Paizs)
The Big Gundown (1966, d. Sergio Sollima)
The Big Lebowski (1998, d. Joel and Ethan Coen)
Big Meat Eater (1982, d. Chris Windsor)
Big Trouble In Little China (1986, d. John Carpenter)
Billy Jack (1971, d. Tom Laughlin)
Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (1966, d. William Beaudine)
Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010, d. James Nguyen)
The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970, d. Dario Argento)
The Birth of a Nation (1915, d. D.W. Griffith)
Black Christmas (1974, d. Bob Clark)
Black Snake Moan (2006, d. Craig Brewer)
Black Sunday (1960, d. Mario Bava)
Blade Runner (1982, d. Ridley Scott)
Blonde Crazy (1931, d. Roy Del Ruth)
Blood and Black Lace (1964 d. Mario Bava)
Blood and Roses (1960, d. Roger Vadim)
Bloody Mallory (2002, d. Julien Magnat)
Blow-Up (1966, d. Michelangelo Antonioni)
The Blues Brothers (1980, d. John Landis)
Blue Sunshine (1978, d. Jeff Lieberman)
Blue Velvet (1986, d. David Lynch)
The Boogens (1981, d. James L. Conway)
The Boondock Saints (1999, d. Troy Duffy)
Born Innocent (1974, d. Donald Wrye)
The Born Losers (1967, d. Tom Laughlin)
Bottle Rocket (1996, d. Wes Anderson)
Bound (1996, d. The Wachowskis)
Boxing Helena (1993, d. Jennifer Chambers Lynch)
Box of Moonlight (1996, d. Tom DiCillo)
Brazil (1985, d. Terry Gilliam)
The Breaks (1999, d. Eric Meza)
Breaking the Waves (1996, d. Lars von Trier)
Breathless (1960, d. Jean-Luc Godard)
Brick (2005, d. Rian Johnson)
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, d. James Whale)
Bride of the Atom (1955, d. Edward D. Wood, Jr.)
Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974, d. Sam Peckinpah)
Broken Lizard's 'Club Dread' (2004, d. Jay Chandrasekhar)
The Brood (1979, d. David Cronenberg)
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002, d. Don Coscarelli)
Bully (2001, d. Larry Clark)
The Burrowers (2008, d. J.T. Petty)
Cabin Fever (2002, d. Eli Roth)
Café Flesh (1982, d. Stephen Sayadian)
Caged Heat (1974, d. Jonathan Demme)
Caligula (1979, d. Tinto Brass and Bob Guccione)
Candy Stripers (2006, d. Kate Robbins)
Cannibal Holocaust (1979, d. Ruggero Deodato)
Cannibal! The Musical (1993, d. Trey Parker)
The Car (1977, d. Elliot Silverstein)
Careful (1992, d. Guy Maddin)
Carnival of Souls (1962, d. Herk Harvey)
Carnosaur (1993, d. Adam Simon and Darren Moloney)
Casablanca (1942, d. Michael Curtiz)
The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972, d. Giuliano Carnimeo)
Castle of Blood/Castle of Terror (1964, d. Sergio Corbucci and Antonio Margheriti)
Cat People (1942, d. Jacque Tourneur)
Caveman (1981, d. Carl Gottlieb)
Chained Heat (1983, d. Paul Nicolas)
Charley Varrick (1973, d. Don Siegel)
The Changeling (1979, d. Peter Medak)
Children of Men (2006, d. Alfonso Cuarón)
Children of the Corn (1984, d. Fritz Kiersch)
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1973, d. Bob Clark)
Child's Play (1988, d. Tom Holland)
Choke (2008, d. Clark Gregg)
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989, d. Dan Hoskins)
Chungking Express (1994, d. Kar Wai Wong)
Citizen Kane (1941, d. Orson Welles)
The City of Lost Children (1995, d. Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
City of the Living Dead (1980, d. Lucio Fulci)
Clerks (1994, d. Kevin Smith)
Clue (1985, d. Jonathan Lynn)
Cobra Verde (1987, d. Werner Herzog)
The Cocaine Fiends (a.k.a. The Pace That Kills) (1935, d. William A. O'Connor)
Coffy (1973, d. Jack Hill)
Cold Turkey (1971, d. Norman Lear)
The Company of Wolves (1984, d. Neil Jordan)
Contes Immoraux (Immoral Tales) (1974, d. Walerian Borowczyk)
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989, d. Peter Greenway)
Cool World (1992, d. Ralph Bakshi)
The Court Jester (1956, d. Melvin Frank and Norman Panama)
Crank (2006, d. Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor)
The Crazies (1973, d. George A. Romero)
The Creeping Terror (1964, d. Vic Savage)
The Crimson Kimono (1959, d. Samuel Fuller)
Critters (1986, d. Stephen Herek)
The Crow (1994, d. Alex Proyas)
Cry-Baby (1990, d. John Waters)
Crying Freeman (1995, d. Christophe Gans)
Cube (1997, d. Vincenzo Natali)
Cult of the Cobra (1955, d. Francis D. Lyon)
Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966, d. Gordon Flemyng)
Danger: Diabolik (1968, d. Mario Bava)
The Dark Backward (1991, d. Adam Rifkin)
Dark City (1998, d. Alex Proyas)
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981, d. Frank De Felitta)
Dark Star (1974, d. John Carpenter)
Das Boat (1981, d. Wolfgang Petersen)
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, d. Robert Wiene)
Daughters of Darkness (1971, d. Harry Kümel)
Dawn of the Dead (1978, d. George A. Romero)
Day of the Dead (1985, d. George A. Romero)
The Day of the Locust (1975, d. John Schlesinger)
The Day of the Triffids (1962, d. Steve Sekely)
Dead/Alive (a.k.a. Braindead) (1992, d. Peter Jackson)
Dead Birds (2004, d. Alex Turner)
Deadly Weapons (1974, d. Doris Wishman)
Dead Man (1995, d. Jim Jarmusch)
Death Machine (1994, d. Stephen Norrington)
Death Race 2000 (1975, d. Paul Bartel)\
Death Rides a Horse (1967, d. Giulio Petroni)
Debbie Does Dallas (1978, d. Jim Clark)
D.E.B.S. (2004, d. Angela Robinson)
The Deceivers (1988, d. Nicholas Meyer)
Deep Rising (1998, d. Stephen Sommers)
Deep Throat (1972, d. Gerard Damiano)
The Decline of Western Civilization (1981, d. Penelope Spheeris)
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1987, d. Penelope Spheeris)
Delicatessen (1991, d. Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
Dellamorte Dellamore (a.k.a. Cemetery Man) (1994, d. Michele Soavi)
Demon Seed (1977, d. Donald Cammell)
Demons (1985, d. Lamberto Bava)
Demons 2 (1987, d. Lamberto Bava)
Deranged (1974, d. Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby)
Desert Hearts (1985, d. Donna Deitch
Detour (1945, d. Edgar G. Ulmer)
Devil Girl from Mars (1954, d. David MacDonald)
The Devils (1971, d. Ken Russell)
Dirty Dancing (1987, d. Emile Ardolino)
Dirty Harry (1971, d. Don Siegel)
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974, d. John Hough)
Diva (1981, d. Jean-Jacques Beineix)
Django (1966, d. Sergio Corbucci)
Dolemite (1975, d. D'Urville Martin)
Don't Make Waves (1967, d. Alexander Mackendrick)
Donnie Darko (2001, d. Richard Kelly)
Don't Torture a Duckling (1972, d. Lucio Fulci)
Down By Law (1986, d. Jim Jarmusch)
Drive (2011, d. Nicolas Winding Refn)
The Driver (1978, d. Walter Hill)
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999, d. Michael Patrick Jann)
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb (1964, d. Stanley Kubrick)
The Duelists (1977, d. Ridley Scott)
Dune (1984, d. David Lynch)
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956, d. Fred F. Sears)
Easy Rider (1969, d. Dennis Hopper)
Eating Raoul (1982, d. Paul Bartel)
Ed and His Dead Mother (1993, d. Jonathan Wacks)
Eden Lake (2008, d. James Watkins)
Edward Scissorhands (1999, d. Tim Burton)
Ed Wood (1994, d. Tim Burton)
Elephant (2003, d. Gus Van Sant)
El Topo (1970, d. Alejandro Jodorowsky)
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals, (1977, d. Joe D'Amato (b. Aristide Massaccesi))
Emmanuelle (1974, d. Just Jaeckin)
End of the Line (2007, d. Maurice Devereaux)
Enter the Dragon (1973, d. Robert Clouse)
Enter The Void (2009, d. Gaspar Noé)
Eraserhead (1977, d. David Lynch)
Escape from New York (1981, d. John Carpenter)
Event Horizon (1997, d. Paul W.S. Anderson)
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * (*but were afraid to ask) (1972, d. Woody Allen)
Excalibur (1981, d. John Boorman)
The Evil Dead (1981, d. Sam Raimi)
Face to Face (1976, d. Ingmar Bergman)
Fade To Black (1980, d. Vernon Zimmerman)
The Fall (2006, d. Tarsem Singh)
Fandango (1985, d. Kevin Reynolds)
Fantastic Planet (1973, d. René Laloux)
Fascination (1979, d. Jean Rollin)
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965, d. Russ Meyer)
Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas (1998, d. Terry Gilliam)
The Fearless Vampire Killers or Pardon Me, But Your Fangs Are In My Neck (1967; d. Roman Polanski)
Feast (2005, d. John Gulager)
Fellini Satyricon (1969, d. Federico Fellini)
Female Jungle (1955, d. Bruno VeSoto)
Female Trouble (1974, d. John Waters)
Fido (2006, d. Andrew Currie)
Fight Club (1999, d. David Fincher)
The Final Programme (1973, d. Robert Fuest)
Fitzcarraldo (1982, d. Werner Herzog)
Flaming Creatures (1963, d. Jack Smith)
Flash Gordon (1980, d. Mike Hodges)
Flesh (1968, d. Paul Morrissey)
Flesh Gordon (1974, d. Michael Benveniste and Howard Ziehm)
For A Few Dollars More (1965, d. Sergio Leone)
Forbidden Zone (1982, d. Richard Elfman)
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971, d. Dario Argento)
Frankenweenie (1984, d. Tim Burton)
Frantic (1988, d. Roman Polanski)
Freaked (1993, d. Tom Stern and Alex Winter)
Freak Orlando (1981, d. Ulrike Ottinger)
Freaks (1932, d. Tod Browning)
Freddy Got Fingered (2001, d. Tom Green)
Fritz The Cat (1972, d. Ralph Bakshi)
Funny Games (1997, d. Michael Haneke)
Galaxy Quest (1999, d. Dean Parisot)
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995, d. Shûsuke Kaneko)
The Gate (1986, d. Tibor Takács)
Get Carter (1971, d. Mike Hodges)
Get Ready To Be Boyzvoiced (2000, d. Espen Eckbo, Henrik Elvestad)
Ginger Snaps (2000, d. John Fawcett)
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999, d. Jim Jarmusch)
Ghost in the Shell (1995, d. Mamoru Oshii)
Giulietta degli Spiriti (Juliet Of The Spirits) (1965, d. Federico Fellini)
Gleaming The Cube (1989, d. Graeme Clifford)
Glen or Glenda? (1953, d. Edward D. Wood, Jr.)
The Godfather (1972, d. Francis Ford Coppola)
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1981, d. Jamie Uys)
God Told Me To (a.k.a. Demon) (1976, d. Larry Cohen)
Gojira (1954, d. Ishirô Honda)
Gone In 60 Seconds (1974, d. H.B. Halicki)
Gone with the Wind (1939, d. Victor Fleming)
Goodbye, Uncle Tom (1971, dir. Jacopetti & Prosperi)
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966, d. Sergio Leone)
The Goonies (1985, d. Richard Donner)
Gozu (2003, d. Takashi Miike)
Grease 2 (1982, d. Patricia Birch)
The Grey Fox (1982, d. Philip Borsos)
Grey Gardens (1975, d. Albert and David Maysles)
The Groove Tube (1974, d. Ken Shapiro)
Groundhog Day (1993, d. Harold Ramis)
Gummo (1997, d. Harmony Korine)
Gunmen (1993, d. Deren Sarafian)
Hairspray (1988, d. John Waters)
Hands on a Hard Body (1997, d. S.R. Bindler)
Happiness (1998, d. Todd Solandz)
Hard Boiled (1992, d. John Woo)
The Harder They Come (1972, d. Perry Henzell)
Hardware (1990, d. Richard Stanley)
Harold and Maude (1971, d. Hal Ashby)
Hausu (1977, d. Nobuhiko Ohbayashi)
Häxan (1922, d. Benjamin Christensen)
Head (1968, d. Bob Rafelson)
Heat (1972, d. Paul Morrissey)
Heathers (1989, d. Michael Lehmann)
Heavy Metal (1981, d. Gerald Potterton)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001, d. John Cameron Mitchell)
Hellraiser (1987, d. Clive Barker)
Hellzapoppin' (1941, d. H.C. Potter)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986, d. John McNaughton)
Highlander (1986, d. Russell Mulcahy)
High School Confidential! (1958, d. Jack Arnold)
Highway 61 (d. Bruce McDonald)
Highway To Hell (1991, d. Ate de Jong)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977, d. Wes Craven)
Hobo With A Shotgun (2011, d. Jason Eisener)
Hold That Ghost (1941, d. Arthur Lubin)
The Hollywood Knights (1980, d. Floyd Mutrux)
The Holy Mountain, (1973, d. Alejandro Jodorowsky)
Horror Hotel (a.k.a. The City of the Dead) (1960, d. John Llewellyn Moxey)
Hopscotch (1980, d. Ronald Neame)
Hot Fuzz (2007, d. Edgar Wright)
Hot Wet American Summer (2001, d. David Wain)
The House By The Cemetery (1981, d. Lucio Fulci)
The House with the Laughing Windows (1976, d. Pupi Avati)
Howard the Duck (1986, d. Willard Huyck)
How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989, d. Bruce Robinson)
Hudson Hawk (1991, d. Michael Lehmann)
The Hunger (1983, d. Tony Scott)
Ice From The Sun (1999, d. Eric Stanze)
The Ice Pirates (1984, d. Stewart Raffill)
Ichi the Killer (2001, d. Takashi Miike)
I...comme Icare (I as in Icarus) (1979, d. Henri Verneuil)
Idiocracy (2006, d. Mike Judge)
If... (1968, d. Lindsay Anderson)
Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975, d Don Edmunds)
Ils (Them) (2006, d. David Moreau and Xavier Palud)
I Married An Axe Murderer (1993, d. Thomas Schlamme)
In a Glass Cage (1986, d. Agustin Villaronga)
In Bruges (2008, d. Martin McDonagh)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984, d. Steven Spielberg)
Inferno (Desert Heat) (1999, d. John G. Avildsen)
In The Company Of Men (1997, d. Neil LaBute)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, d. Don Siegel)
Invocation of My Demon Brother (d. 1969, d. Kenneth Anger)
Irma Vep (1996, d. Olivier Assayas)
Irreversible (2002, d. Gasper Noé)
Island of Lost Souls (2007, d. Nikolaj Arcel)
I Spit On Your Grave (1978, d. Meir Zarchi)
It's A Great Feeling (1949, d. David Butler)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946, d. Frank Capra)
I Walked With a Zombie (1943, d. Jacques Tourneur)
Jackie Brown (1997, d. Quentin Tarantino)
Jack's Back (1988, d. Rowdy Herrington)
Jailbait (2004, d. Brett C. Leonard)
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966, d. William Beaudine)
Jesus Camp (2006, d. Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady)
Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter (2001, d. Lee Demarbre)
Joe Versus The Volcano (1990, d. John Patrick Shanley)
Johnny Guitar (1954, d. Nicolas Ray)
Jokes My Folks Never Told Me (1978, d. Gerry Woolery)
Judge Dredd (1995, d. Danny Cannon)
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977, d. John Landis)
Kick-Ass (2010, d. Matthew Vaughn)
Kicking and Screaming (1995, d. Noah Baumbach)
Kids (1995, d. Larry Clark)
The Killer (1989, d. John Woo)
Killer Clowns from Outer Space (1988, d. Stephen Chiodo)
King of New York (1990, d. Abel Ferrara)
Kings Row (1942, d. Sam Wood)
Kinky Boots (2005, d. Julian Jarrold)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005, d. Shane Black)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955, d. Robert Aldrich)
Knightriders (1981, d. George A. Romero)
Koyaanisqatsi (1982, d. Godfrey Reggio)
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002, d. Steve Oedekerk)
Le pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (2001, d. Christophe Gans)
La belle et la bête (Beauty and the Beast) (1946, d. Jean Cocteau)
Labyrinth (1986, d. Jim Henson)
La Chiesa (The Church) (1989, d. Michele Soavi)
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains (1982, d. Lou Adler)
Lady in a Cage (1964, d. Walter Grauman)
Lady Terminator (1988, d. H. Tjut Djalil)
La Grange Bouffe (The Big Feast) (1973, d. Marco Ferreri)
The Lair of the White Worm (1988, d. Ken Russell)
La Rose de Fer (Rose of Iron) (1973, d. Jean Rollin)
La Rupture (1970, d. Claude Chabrol)
The Last American Virgin (1982, d. Boaz Davidson)
The Last Broadcast (1998, d. Stefan Avalos and Lance Weiler)
The Last Man on Earth (1964, d. Ubaldo Ragona)
Last Night (1998, d. Don McKellar)
The Last of Sheila (1973, d. Herbert Ross)
The Last Seduction (d. John Dahl)
The Laughing Woman (aka The Frightened Woman) (1969, d. Piero Schivazappa)
Le Bossu (1997, d. Philippe de Broca)
Legend (1985, d. Ridley Scott)
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994, d. Chia-Liang Liu)
Le Mépris (Contempt) (1963, d. Jean-Luc Godard)
Le pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (2001, d. Christophe Gans)
Le Samourai (1967, d. Jean-Pierre Melville)
Les fantômes du chapelier (The Hatter's Ghost) (1982, d. Claude Chabrol)
Les rivières pourpres (The Crimson Rivers) (2000, d. Mathieu Kassovitz)
Les rivières pourpres II - Les anges de l'apocalypse (Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse) (2004, d. Olivier Dahan)
Les Yeus Sans Visage (Eyes Without A Face) (1960, d. Georges Franju)
Let's Scare Jessica To Death (1971, d. John D. Hancock)
Let The Right One In (2008, d. Tomas Alfredson)
Liquid Sky (1982, d. Slava Tsukerman)
Lisztomania (1975, d. Ken Russell)
Little Shop of Horrors (1960, d. Roger Corman)
Lobster Man from Mars (1989, d. Stanley Sheff)
Local Hero (1983, d. Bill Forsyth)
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998, d. Guy Ritchie)
Logan's Run (1976, d. Michael Anderson)
Lola Rennt (aka Run Lola Run) (1998, d. Tom Tykwer)
The Lonely Lady (1983, d. Peter Sasdy)
Lone Star State of Mind (2002, d. David Semel)
The Longest Day (1962, d. Ken Annakin and Andrew Marton)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, d. Peter Jackson)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002, d. Peter Jackson)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003, d. Peter Jackson)
Lost Highway (1997, d. David Lynch)
L'ultimo treno della note (The Night Train Murders) (1975, d. Aldo Lado)
M (1931, d. Fritz Lang)
The Machinist (2004, d. Brad Anderson)
Mad Max (1979, d. George Miller)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981, d. George Miller)
The Magic Christian (1969, d. Joseph McGrath)
Man Bites Dog (1992, d. Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel and Benoît Poelvoorde)
Manhattan (1979, d. Woody Allen)
The Man From Planet X (1951, Edgar G. Ulmer)
Manos, the Hands of Fate (1966, d. Harold P. Warren)
The Man Who Fell To Earth (1983, d. Nicolas Roeg)
Mars Needs Women! (1967, d. Larry Buchanan)
The Masque of the Red Death (1964, d. Roger Corman)
Massacre At Central High (1976, d. Rene Daalder)
Matango (1963, d. Ishirô Honda)
Meet the Feebles (1989, d. Peter Jackson)
Megaforce (1982, d. Hal Needham)
Metropolis (1927, d. Fritz Lang)
Miller's Crossing (1990, d. Joel and Ethan Coen)
Miracle Mile (1988, d. Steve De Jarnatt)
Môjû (a.k.a. Blind Beast) (1969, d. Yasuzo Masamura)
Mommie Dearest (1981, d. Frank Perry)
Mondo Hollywood (1967, d. Robert Carl Cohen)
Mondo Trasho (1969, d. John Waters)
The Monster Squad (1987, d. Fred Dekker)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975, d. Terry Gilliam)
Monty Python's 'The Life of Brian' (1979, d. Terry Jones)
Monty Python's 'The Meaning of Life' (1983, d. Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam)
Motel Hell (1980, d. Kevin Connor)
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976, d. Peter Yates)
Mothra (1961, d. Ishirô Honda)
Motorama (1991, d. Barry Shils)
Murder by Death (1976, d. Robert Moore)
My Little Eye (2002, d. Marc Evans)
My Own Private Idaho (1991, d. Gus Van Sant)
Mysterious Skin (2004, d. Gregg Araki)
Naked (1993, d. Mike Leigh)
Natural Born Killers (1994, d. Oliver Stone)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Winds, (1984, d. Hayao Miyazaki)
Near Dark (1987, d. Kathryn Bigelow)
Neighbors (1981, d. John G. Avildsen)
Nekromantik (1987, d. Jörg Buttgereit)
Nekromantik 2 (1991, d. Jörg Buttgereit)
Nightbreed (1990, d. Clive Barker)
Nightmare Concert (A Cat In The Brain) (1990, d. Lucio Fulci)
Night of the Comet (1984, d. Thom Eberhardt)
Night of The Creeps (1986, d. Fred Dekker)
The Night Of The Hunter (1955, d. Charles Laughton)
Night of the Lepus (1972, d. William F. Claxton)
Night of the Living Dead (1968, d. George A. Romero)
Nattevagten (Night Watch) (1994, d. Ole Bornedal)
Ninja Scroll (1993, d. Yoshiaki Kawajiri and Kevin Seymour)
The Ninth Configuration (1980, d. William Peter Blatty)
Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979, d. Werner Herzog)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, d. Joel and Ethan Coen)
Office Space (1999, d. Mike Judge)
OldBoy (2003, d. Chan-Wook Park)
The Old Dark House (1933, d. James Whale)
O Lucky Man (1973, d. Lindsay Anderson)
Once Were Warriors (1994, d. Lee Tamahori)
Open Range (2003, d. Kevin Costner)
Opera (1987, d. Dario Argento)
Orgazmo (1997, d. Trey Parker)
Outland (1981, d. Peter Hyams)
Over The Edge (1979, d. Jonathan Kaplan)
Parents (1989, d. Bob Balaban)
Paris, Texas (1984, d. Wim Wenders)
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973, d. Sam Peckinpah)
Paul (2011, d. Greg Mottola)
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985, d. Tim Burton)
Performance (1970, d. Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg)
Persona (1966, d. Ingmar Bergman)
Phantasm (1979, d. Don Coscarelli)
The Phantom of the Paradise (1973, d. Brian De Palma)
Phantoms (1998, d. Joe Chappelle)
Phenomena (1985, d. Dario Argento)
Phil The Alien (2004, d. Rob Stefaniuk)
Pi (1998, d. Darren Aronofsky)
Pieces (1982, d. Juan Piquer Simón)
Pink Flamingos (1972, d. John Waters)
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982, d. Alan Parker)
Piranha (1978, d. Joe Dante)
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959, d. Ed Wood, Jr.)
Point Blank (1967, d. John Boorman)
Polyester (1981, d. John Waters)
Popeye (1980, d. Robert Altman)
The Postman (1997, d. Kevin Costner)
Powwow Highway (1989, d. Jonathan Wacks)
The President's Analyst (1968, d. Theodore J. Flicker)
Pretty Poison (1968, d. Noel Black)
Primer (2004, d. Shane Carruth)
The Princess Bride (1987, d. Rob Reiner)
The Producers (1968, d. Mel Brooks)
Profondo Rosso (1975, d. Dario Argento)
Pump Up The Volume (1990, d. Allan Moyle)
Puppetmaster (1989, d. David Schmoeller)
Putney Swope (1969, d. Robert Downey, Sr.)
Quadrophenia (1979, d. Franc Roddam)
Quatermass and the Pit (a.k.a. Five Million Years To Earth) (1967, d. Roy Ward Baker)
Queen of Outer Space (1958, d. Edward Bernds)
Que la Bête Meure (This Man Must Die) (1969, d. Claude Chabrol)
Quest for the Mighty Sword (1990, d. Joe D'amato)
The Quiet Earth (1985, d. Geoff Murphy)
Rad (1986, d. Hal Needham)
Raising Arizona (1987, d. Joel and Ethan Coen)
Ravenous (1999, d. Antonia Bird)
Re-Animator (1985, d. Stuart Gordon)
Red Rock West (1992, d. John Dahl)
Reefer Madness (1936, d. Louis Gasnier)
The Ref (1994, d. Ted Demme)
The Reflecting Skin (1990, d. Philip Ridley)
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, d. Guy Hamilton
Repo Man (1984, d. Alex Cox)
Repulsion (1965, d. Roman Polanski)
Reservoir Dogs (1992, d. Quentin Tarantino)
Return of the Blind Dead (a.k.a. Return of the Evil Dead) (1973, d. Amando de Ossorio)
The Return of the Living Dead (1985, d. Dan O'Bannon)
Riget (1994/97, d. Lars von Trier)
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991, d. Ngai Kai Lam)
Ringu (1998, d. Hideo Nakata)
River's Edge (1986, d. Tim Hunter)
Road Games (1981, d. Richard Franklin)
RoboCop (1987, d. Paul Verhoeven)
Rock and Rule (1983, d. Clive A. Smith)
The Rocketeer (1991, d. Joe Johnston)
Rock 'N' Roll High School (1979, d. Allan Arkush)
Rocky (1976, d. John G. Avildsen)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, d. Jim Sharman)
Rolling Thunder (1977, d. John Flynn)
Rome Armed to the Teeth (1976, d. Umberto Lenzi)
Romper Stomper (1992, d. Geoffrey Wright)
Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion (1997, d. David Mirkin)
The Room (2003, d. Tommy Wiseau)
Rosalie Goes Shopping (1989, d. Percy Adlon)
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (1990, d. Tom Stoppard)
Rubber's Lover (1996, d. Shozin Fukui)
Rubin and Ed (1991, d. Trent Harris)
The Ruling Class (1972, d. Peter Medak)
Rumble Fish (1983, d. Francis Ford Coppola)
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978, d. Eric Idle and Gary Weiss)
The Saddest Music in the World (2003, d. Guy Maddin)
Safe Men (1998, d. John Hamburg)
Salon Kitty (1976, d. Tinto Brass)
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975, d. Pier Paolo Pasolini)
The Salton Sea (2002, d. D.J. Caruso)
Santa Claus Conquers The Martians (1964, d. Nicholas Webster)
Santa Sangre (1989, d. Alejandro Jodorowsky)
Scarecrows (1988, d. William Wesley)
Scarface (1983, d. Brian De Palma)
Scarlet Street (1945, d. Fritz Lang)
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010, d. Edgar Wright)
Sebastiane (1976, d. Derek Jarman and Paul Humfress)
Secretary (2002, d. Steven Shainberg)
Serenity (2005, d. Joss Whedon)
Serial Mom (1994, d. John Waters)
The Seven Samurai (1954, d. Akira Kurosawa)
Sexy Beast (2000, d. Jonathan Glazer)
Shadow of the Vampire (2000, d. E. Elias Merhige
Shakes the Clown (1991, d. Bob Goldthwait)
Shaun of the Dead (2003, d. Edgar Wright)
She Killed in Ecstasy (1971, d. Jesús Franco)
Shock Corridor (1963, d. Samuel Fuller)
Shock Treatment (1981, d. Jim Sharman)
Showgirls (1995, d. Paul Verhoeven)
Show Me Love (farking Åmål) (1998, d. Lukas Moodysson)
Sid & Nancy (1986, d. Alex Cox)
Silent Running (1972, d. Douglas Trumbull)
Single Room Furnished (1968, d. Matt Cimber)
Sisters (1973, d. Brian De Palma)
Six String Samurai (1998, d. Lance Mungia)
Skidoo! (1968, d. Otto Preminger)
Slacker (1991, d. Richard Linklater)
Slap Shot (1977, d. George Roy Hill)
SLC Punk! (1998, d. James Merendino)
Smile (1975, d. Michael Ritchie)
Solaris (1972, d. Andrei Tarkovsky)
Somewhere In Time (1980, d. Jeannot Szwarc)
Song of the South (1946, d. Harve Foster and Wilfred Jackson)
The Song Remains The Same (1976, d. Peter Clifton and Joe Massot)
Soul Vengeance (1975, d. Jamaa Fanaka)
The Sound of Music (1965, d. Robert Wise)
Spaceballs (1987, d. Mel Brooks)
Space Truckers (1996, d. Stuart Gordon)
Speed Racer (2008, d. The Wachowskis)
Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968, d. Jack Hill)
Sporloos (a.k.a. The Vanishing) (1988, d. George Sluizer)
Stalker (1979, d. Andrei Tarkovsky)
Starship Troopers (1997, d. Paul Verhoeven)
Star Wars (1977, d. George Lucas)
Steelyard Blues (1973, d. Alan Myerson)
Stone (1974, d. Sandy Harbutt)
Stone Cold (1991, d. Craig R. Baxley)
Stop Making Sense (1984, d. Jonathan Demme)
The Story of 'O' (1975, d. Just Jaeckin)
Straw Dogs (1971, d. Sam Peckinpah)
The Stepfather (1987, d. Joseph Ruben)
The Streetfighter (1974, d. Shigehiro Ozawa)
Streets of Fire (1984, d. Walter Hill)
Stuck (2007, d. Stuart Gordon)
The Stuff (1985, d. Larry Cohen)
The Stunt Man (1980, d. Richard Rush)
Stunt Rock (1980, d. Brian Trenchard-Smith)
Subspecies (1991, d. Ted Nicolaou)
Sucker Punch (2011, d. Zack Snyder)
Sukiyaki Western Django (2007, d. Takashi Miike)
Sumo Vixens (1996, d. Takao Nakano)
Super (2010, d. James Gunn)
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988, d. Todd Haynes)
Super Troopers (2001, d. Jay Chandrasekhar)
Suspiria (1977, d. Dario Argento)
Sweetie (1989, d. Jane Campion)
Sweet Movie (1997, d. Stephan Elliott)
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971, d. Melvin Van Peebles)
Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo (Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War) (2004, d. Je-gyu Kang)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974, d. Joseph Sargent)
Tank Girl (1995, d. Rachel Talalay)
Targets (1968, d. Peter Bogdanovich)
Taxidermia (2006, d. György Pálfi)
Taxi Driver (1975, d. Martin Scorsese)
The Tenant (1976, d. Roman Polanski)
Tension (1949, d. John Berry)
Tesis (Thesis) (1996, d. Alejandro Amenabar)
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989, d. Shinya Tsukamoto)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1975, d. Tobe Hooper)
Thank You for not Smoking (2005, d. Jason Reitman)
The Thing (1982, d. John Carpenter)
They Came From Within (aka Shivers) (1975, d. David Cronenberg)
They Live (1988, d. John Carpenter)
This Is Spınal Tap (1984, d. Rob Reiner)
Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1974, d. Bo Arne Vibenius)
Thundercrack! (1975, d. Kurt McDowell)
THX-1138 (1971, d. George Lucas)
Time After Time (1979, d. Nicholas Meyer)
Time Bandits (1981, d. Terry Gilliam)
Times Square (1980, d. Allan Moyle)
Tokyo-Ken (Tokyo Fist) (1995, d. Shinya Tsukamoto)
Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972, d. Amando de Ossorio)
Tony (2009, d. Gerard Johnson)
Topper Returns (1941, d. Roy Del Ruth)
The Toxic Avenger (1984, d. Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman)
Track 29 (1988, d. Nicolas Roeg)
Trainspotting (1996, d. Danny Boyle)
Trash (1970, d. Paul Morrissey)
The Transformers: The Movie (1986, d. Nelson Shin)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, d. John Huston)
Trees Lounge (1996, d. Steve Buscemi)
Tremors (1990, d. Ron Underwood)
Trick 'r Treat (2007, d. Michael Dougherty)
Triumph of the Will (1935, d. Reni Riefenstahl)
Troll 2 (1990, d. Claudio Fragasso)
Tron (1982, d. Steven Lisberger)
Tropic Thunder (2008, d. Ben Stiller)
Truck Turner (1974, d. Jonathan Kaplan)
True Romance (1993, d. Tony Scott)
True Stories (1986, d. David Byrne)
Turks Fruit (1973, d. Paul Verhoeven)
Twelve and Holding (2005, d. Michael Cuesta)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992, d. David Lynch)
Two-Lane Blacktop, Monte Hellman, 1971
Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964, d. Herschell Gordon Lewis)
UHF (1989, d. Jay Levy)
The Unbelieveable Truth (1989, d. Hal Hartley)
Un chien andalou (An Andalusian Dog) (1928, d. Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí)
The Uninvited (1944, d. Lewis Allen)
Used Cars (1980, d. Robert Zemeckis)
Vagabond (1985, d. Agnès Varda)
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970, d. Jeromil Jireš)
Valley Girl (1983, d. Martha Coolidge)
Valley Of The Dolls (1967, d. Mark Robson)
Vampire Circus (1972, d. Robert Young)
Vampire's Kiss (1988, d. Robert Bierman)
Vampyr (1932, d. Carl Theodor Dreyer)
Vampyres (1974, d. José Ramón Larraz)
Vanishing Point (1971, d. Richard C. Sarafian)
Velvet Goldmine (1998, d. Todd Haynes)
Victor/Victoria (1982, d. Blake Edwards)
Videodrome (1983, d. David Cronenberg)
Visitor Q (2001, d. Takashi Miike)
Session 9 (2001, d. Brad Anderson)
Viva Knievel! (1977, d. Gordon Douglas)
Waiting for Guffman (1996, d. Christopher Guest)
Waking Life (2001, d. Richard Linklater)
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987, d. Gary Sherman)
The Warriors (1979, d. Walter Hill)
The Wasp Woman (1959, d. Roger Corman)
Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (1991, d. David Blair)
Weather Girl (1996, d. Tomoaki Hosoyama)
Welcome To The Dollhouse (1995, d. Todd Solandz)
Welcome to Woop Woop
Westworld (1973, d. Michael Crichton)
What Have You Done To Solange? (1972, d. Massimo Dallamano)
White of the Eye (1987, d. Donald Cammell)
The Wicker Man (1974, d. Robin Hardy)
Wide Sargasso Sea (1993, d. John Duigan)
Wild At Heart (1990, d. David Lynch)
The Wild Bunch (1969, d. Sam Peckinpah)
Wings of Desire (1987, d. Wim Wenders)
The Witchfinder General (a.k.a. The Conqueror Worm) (1968, d. Michael Reeves)
Withnail & I (1987, d. Bruce Robinson)
The Wizard of Gore (1970, d. Herschell Gordon Lewis)
The Wizard of Gore (2007, d. Jeremy Kasten)
The Wizard of Oz (1939, d. Victor Fleming)
(blah blah blah)
 
2011-12-20 09:57:46 PM
what got snipped from the above:

The Wizard of Speed and Time (1988, d. Mike Jittlov)
Wizards (1977, d. Ralph Bakshi)
Wolfen (1981, d. Michael Wadleigh)
The World's Greatest Dad (2009, d. Bob Goldthwait)
Xanadu (1980, d. Robert Greenwald)
The X-Files (Fight The Future) (1998, d. Rob Bowman)
X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes (1963, d. Roger Corman)
Yellow Submarine (1968, d. George Dunning)
Yojimbo (1961, d. Akira Kurosawa)
Your Vice Is A Locked Room and Only I Have The Key (1972, d. Sergio Martino)
Zabriskie Point (1970, d. Michelangelo Antonioni)
Zachariah (1971, d. George Englund)
Zardoz (1974, d. John Boorman)
Zelig (1983, d. Woody Allen)
Zero de Conduite (Zero For Contact) (1933, d. Jean Vigo)
Zombie (aka Zombi 2 aka Zombie Flesh Eaters) (1979, d. Lucio Fulci)

Whatever was it that tipped you off to the notion that I'm experiencing a reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaallllllllllly slow night at work?
 
2011-12-20 11:59:00 PM

Pandora's Litterbox: To recap:


What the hell was that?
 
2011-12-21 12:10:42 AM
CheekyMonkey:I'm kinda torn, because I like your argument, but I can see the flip side: I think the "generally accepted" definition of "cult movie" includes lack of commercial success/critical acclaim.

I certainly understand that... though after watching everyone go all spazzy all over the The Hobbit trailer and the Prometheus non-trailer and knowing that both of those will be commercial successes, I sort of feel that makes my point for me. >_~
 
2011-12-21 04:31:43 AM

Pandora's Litterbox: To recap:
Island of Lost Souls (2007, d. Nikolaj Arcel)


Oops, I meant the '32 film. But now I've got to find that. Anyways, that list:

deadspin.com

258 more titles and that can challenge They Shoot Pictures' 1000. And how do I forget:

I Married a Witch (Rene Clair, 1942)
Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
Five Deadly Venoms (Chang Cheh, 1978)
Scorpio Rising (Kenneth Anger, 1964)
Suburbia (Penelope Spheeris, 1984)
Master of the Flying Guillotine (Jimmy Wang, 1976)
Cowboys (series, Phil Mulloy, 1991)
Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, 1960)
Feherlofia (Marcell Jankovics, 1981)
Madchen in Uniform (Leontine Sagan, 1931)
King Kong (Merian C. Cooper, 1933)
Donkey Skin (Jacques Demy, 1970)
Crippled Masters (Joe Law, 1979)
 
2011-12-21 08:55:09 AM

Pandora's Litterbox: To recap:


Thanks, man. That's quite helpful, actually, since I'd bookmarked the thread to revisit.
 
2011-12-21 12:11:26 PM
You all are welcome.
And thank you Wasn't Looking at his Neck for serving as my introduction to that list.

Three more suggestions for the thread:

Paul Bartel's deeply psychologically disturbing black (as midnight on a moonless night) comedy Private Parts from 1972.

Alain Robak's nifty little French maternal massacre creature feature Baby Blood from 1990.

Jerzy Skolimowski's 1970 teen psychosexual mindf*ck Deep End.

And, to lighten the mood, Chia-Liang Liu's utterly goofy (but endearingly so) martial arts musical comedy My Young Auntie from 1981.
 
2011-12-21 12:14:00 PM
Three Four more suggestions...

No one's reading this...right?
 
2011-12-21 12:26:57 PM
Yes, Private Parts is so good that I *did* feel compelled to list it twice.

I do think I'll go lurk moar for a longish while, now.
 
2011-12-21 02:52:10 PM
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?
Lost Highway
 
2011-12-21 11:00:37 PM
Hell on Wheels starring Marty Robbins and his tenor guitar.
 
2011-12-21 11:28:30 PM

wambu: Hell on Wheels starring Marty Robbins and his tenor guitar.


Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
I fell in love with a Mexican girl.
Night-time would find me in Rosa's cantina;
Music would play and Felina would whirl.

Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina,
Wicked and evil while casting a spell.
My love was deep for this Mexican maiden;
I was in love but in vain, I could tell.

One night a wild young cowboy came in,
Wild as the West Texas wind.
Dashing and daring,
A drink he was sharing
With wicked Felina,
The girl that I loved.

So in anger I

Challenged his right for the love of this maiden.
Down went his hand for the gun that he wore.
My challenge was answered in less than a heart-beat;
The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor.

Just for a moment I stood there in silence,
Shocked by the FOUL EVIL deed I had done.
Many thoughts raced through my mind as I stood there;
I had but one chance and that was to run.

Out through the back door of Rosa's I ran,
Out where the horses were tied.
I caught a good one.
It looked like it could run.
Up on its back
And away I did ride,

Just as fast as I

Could from the West Texas town of El Paso
Out to the bad-lands of New Mexico.

Back in El Paso my life would be worthless.
Everything's gone in life; nothing is left.
It's been so long since I've seen the young maiden
My love is stronger than my fear of death.

I saddled up and away I did go,
Riding alone in the dark.
Maybe tomorrow
A bullet may find me.
Tonight nothing's worse than this
Pain in my heart.

And at last here I

Am on the hill overlooking El Paso;
I can see Rosa's cantina below.
My love is strong and it pushes me onward.
Down off the hill to Felina I go.

Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys;
Off to my left ride a dozen or more.
Shouting and shooting I can't let them catch me.
I have to make it to Rosa's back door.

Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
A deep burning pain in my side.
Though I am trying
To stay in the saddle,
I'm getting weary,
Unable to ride.

But my love for

Felina is strong and I rise where I've fallen,
Though I am weary I can't stop to rest.
I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle.
I feel the bullet go deep in my chest.

From out of nowhere Felina has found me,
Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side.
Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for,
One little kiss and Felina, good-bye.

//loved his voice
///RIP
 
2011-12-22 12:53:08 AM
Also belongs on that long list above:

www.firstshowing.net
 
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