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Sat Mar 8, 2014, 03:07 AM

30 Cult Movies That Absolutely Everybody Must See

I've got three on DVD, and I've seen most of the rest… Some repeatedly



A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to appreciate it properly. But certain cult films have acquired fame and influence to rival any blockbuster, and have become part of our shared vocabulary. Here are 30 essential cult movies that everybody ought to watch, at least once.

Note: We debated a lot what we would consider a "cult movie" for the purposes of this list, and we mostly stuck to films that were not huge box-office hits and didn't get massive mainstream exposure when they were first released. The films on this list mostly either flew under the radar or were considered massive flops when they came out originally.

30) Zardoz

This is a movie set in the post-apocalypse year 2293 that features Sean Connery with a ponytail wearing some kind of red, leather, knee high boots/suspenders thing along with a fake god that spouts the following doctrine: The gun is good. The penis is evil. The penis shoots seeds, and makes new life to poison the Earth with a plague of men, as once it was, but the gun shoots death, and purifies the Earth of the filth of brutals. Go forth ... and kill! The only way a person could properly appreciate this movie is with cult status, and a handful of LSD. But it's absolutely something you have to experience at least once.

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Reply 30 Cult Movies That Absolutely Everybody Must See (Original post)
MrScorpio Mar 2014 OP
LisaLynne Mar 2014 #1
hobbit709 Mar 2014 #2
eShirl Mar 2014 #3
edbermac Mar 2014 #13
eShirl Mar 2014 #4
MrScorpio Mar 2014 #8
jakeXT Mar 2014 #5
RebelOne Mar 2014 #6
a kennedy Mar 2014 #7
narnian60 Mar 2014 #24
X_Digger Mar 2014 #9
fizzgig Mar 2014 #23
Ron Obvious Mar 2014 #10
edbermac Mar 2014 #11
Tom Ripley Mar 2014 #12
Mosby Mar 2014 #14
azurnoir Mar 2014 #15
shenmue Mar 2014 #16
Kingofalldems Mar 2014 #17
Jenoch Mar 2014 #18
applegrove Mar 2014 #19
orleans Mar 2014 #25
applegrove Mar 2014 #27
orleans Mar 2014 #28
lastlib Mar 2014 #20
lastlib Mar 2014 #21
Doc_Technical Mar 2014 #22
orleans Mar 2014 #26
sakabatou Mar 2014 #29
IrishAyes Mar 2014 #30

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 05:18 AM

1. I'm really glad to see ...

Primer on the list. It's one of my favorite movies.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 07:07 AM

2. 20 of 30

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 07:45 AM

3. this would not fly in a film made today

"ew, human hair!"


p.s. does not look like a comfortable-to-wear ensemble

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Response to eShirl (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 12:57 PM

13. "Bond...James Bond"



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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 07:53 AM

4. I would add Excalibur to the list

best watched with a Monty Python and the Holy Grail chaser

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Response to eShirl (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 11:00 AM

8. Seen that too

Even had it on video tape too, a long time ago.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 09:26 AM

5. That's a poor performance by me... only 7/30 /nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 10:03 AM

6. I can remember seeing about 12 of them.

And most of the rest I have heard of but had no desire to see.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 10:31 AM

7. I think District 9 should be added to that list......JMHO

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 04:31 PM

24. +1 nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 11:41 AM

9. I would add 'Night Breed', 'The Dark Crystal', 'Brazil', 'Demon Seed', and 'Freaks'

I've seen about 24/30.

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 03:31 PM

23. the dark crystal remains my favorite movie

in case you couldn't tell

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 12:06 PM

10. I'm surprised

I've seen (and enjoyed) 7 of these. I even own a few of them on DVD.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 12:36 PM

11. I'd add Freaks to that list.

"One of us, one of us, gooble gobble, we accept her..."



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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 12:38 PM

12. I've seen all but four of them...

and I don't even really care for the scifi/fantasy genre.
I have spent too much time in the dark...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 01:23 PM

14. some others

Streets of fire
Reservoir dogs
The road warrior
True romance

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 01:30 PM

15. I would add "From Beyond" to that list


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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 02:47 PM

16. I liked 'Zardoz'

It was so weird.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 03:22 PM

17. Road House

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 04:59 PM

18. It has been a long time since

Rocky Horror Picture Show has been a cult classic. It is such a cliché.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 08:51 PM

19. What about Quadrophenia?

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Response to applegrove (Reply #19)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 04:43 PM

25. and clockwork orange. n/t

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Response to orleans (Reply #25)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 06:17 PM

27. Ug. Hated that flic.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #27)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 10:59 PM

28. yeah, i didn't like it too much either.

i just thought "cult movie"

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 09:31 PM

20. Zardoz--Worst.Movie.EVER.

End of discussion.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 09:32 PM

21. Heavy Metal & Wizards

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 03:29 PM

22. Great suggestions!

I would add "Little Murders" to the list

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067350/

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 04:44 PM

26. love this description for man who fell to earth:

"David Bowie is an androgynous space alien who came to Earth to make gobs of money and have sex with supermodels. Also he was in this movie."

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 11:34 PM

29. If you have to watch Plan 9

Watch the RiffTrax version.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Mar 10, 2014, 12:07 AM

30. How about Carpenter's 'Assault on Precinct 13'? I was at the premiere and

everyone laughed in all the wrong places. It was horrible. Didn't seem to have held back the director's career, though.

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