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50 best cult movies
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 26, 2021 03:06PM
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I thought Used Cars should be on the list.

(Yes, the list is all on one page.)



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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: January 26, 2021 03:22PM
The Big Lebowski is a self-indulgent bore.

In closing: Harrumph.
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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: January 26, 2021 03:25PM
I'm not going to argue with many of those. I have specifically avoided some of them. (like Eraserhead.. no thanks..)
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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: davemchine
Date: January 26, 2021 03:26PM
Lots of good movies listed: Wicker Man, Event Horizon, Labrynth, Brazil, The Thing, Army of Darkness, Office Space, and of course the Big Lebowsky. These lists are never complete but this is a pretty good list overall.

Some on the list are pretty far out there. Danny Darko won't be gracing my tv again and neither will Repo Men.
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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: January 26, 2021 03:27PM
List contains Repo Man.

I approve.

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Will Collier
The Big Lebowski is a self-indulgent bore.

Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: January 26, 2021 03:30PM
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neither will Repo Men.


That movie was too intense for you. Just like the life of a repo man!

I'm gonna go do some crimes now.
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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: Schpark
Date: January 26, 2021 03:41PM
Macgruber! That has to be the worst movie with no redeeming value whatsoever. Everything related to it should just be burned.

One movie that I think would belong on the list is "Hot Dog! the Movie".
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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: January 26, 2021 03:45PM
How can Rocky horror not be #1? It is the definition of cult classic.

Where is Buckaroo Banzai? Attack of the Killer Tomatos? Killer Klowns from Outer Space?



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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: hal
Date: January 26, 2021 03:46PM
these clickbait lists can be annoying, but you have to look - right?

If they are going to use the word 'cult' movie, then it has to be Rocky Horror. There was literally a cult that would go every saturday at midnight to watch this movie. No other movie had a 'cult' like that following.

I thought it was a dumb movie, but it's certainly should be topping this list.
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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: freeradical
Date: January 26, 2021 03:56PM
Oldboy is great
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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 26, 2021 04:06PM
....there is a cult in 'Helter Skelter' but could not watch the movie........



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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: vision63
Date: January 26, 2021 04:30PM
Lot of good movies on that list.
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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: January 26, 2021 04:57PM
I mean, no "Better Off Dead"? C'mon.
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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 26, 2021 05:00PM
Some of those I would not have considered “cult” movies at all, unless questionable box office sales remains a key determinant.

Where’s Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure? Or The Matrix, for that matter?

No Road Warrior ??

Given the ‘80s-‘90s influence of the list, why not Slackers?
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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: rz
Date: January 26, 2021 05:22PM
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Will Collier
I mean, no "Better Off Dead"? C'mon.

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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: hal
Date: January 26, 2021 05:26PM
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deckeda
Some of those I would not have considered “cult” movies at all, unless questionable box office sales remains a key determinant.

Where’s Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure? Or The Matrix, for that matter?

No Road Warrior ??

Given the ‘80s-‘90s influence of the list, why not Slackers?

I didn't read the list, but if it didn't include those you listed, it really is worthless.

Ringer.com it's what they do over there. They intentionally create clickbait.
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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: davester
Date: January 26, 2021 06:13PM
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Will Collier
The Big Lebowski is a self-indulgent bore.

Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: January 26, 2021 06:35PM
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deckeda
Some of those I would not have considered “cult” movies at all, unless questionable box office sales remains a key determinant.

Where’s Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure? Or The Matrix, for that matter?

No Road Warrior ??

Given the ‘80s-‘90s influence of the list, why not Slackers?

Bill & Ted's and The Matrix were actually popular, so they're out. Which would also kill some of the movies on the list. Having all 3 Evil Dead movies on there was rather indulgent, though I've never said 'no' when offered more Bruce Campbell.

Road Warrior seems to be an oversight. I'd agree with Better off Dead as it seems the definition of a cult classic but it may not have built or retained enough popularity in the long term to be included.
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Posted by: bazookaman
Date: January 26, 2021 06:39PM
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Ombligo
Where is Buckaroo Banzai?

what the what? how is that possible???



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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 26, 2021 07:23PM
The Big Lebowski is a self-indulgent bore.

The Dude abides.





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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 26, 2021 07:26PM
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Will Collier
The Big Lebowski is a self-indulgent bore.

I never understood the love for this movie, either.



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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 26, 2021 07:30PM
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hal
these clickbait lists can be annoying, but you have to look - right?

Actually, all 50 movies are featured on a scrollable single page, so... no clickbait here.

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hal
If they are going to use the word 'cult' movie, then it has to be Rocky Horror. There was literally a cult that would go every saturday at midnight to watch this movie. No other movie had a 'cult' like that following.

I thought it was a dumb movie, but it's certainly should be topping this list.

Agreed. RHPS is the movie that defines the "cult movie" genre and gave it its name.



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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: freeradical
Date: January 26, 2021 07:32PM
It seems like Animal House, and The Blues Brothers should be on that list.
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Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 26, 2021 07:32PM
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Lew Zealand
Bill & Ted's and The Matrix were actually popular, so they're out. Which would also kill some of the movies on the list.

Yeah. Whoever decided that Carpenter's The Thing wasn't popular during its release is either too young to know better or did too many drugs during that era to remember how things actually were.



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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 26, 2021 07:33PM
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Ombligo
Where is Buckaroo Banzai?

what the what? how is that possible???

Recently upgraded my DVD copy to a Blu-ray. grinning smiley



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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 26, 2021 07:35PM
This article really should have been titled "Cult Movies That Have Become So Well-Known That They Are No Longer Cult Movies."

Oh, and my nomination for missing entry: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. A blasphemous exclusion.

EDIT: Two more suggestions, for the horror fans among you: Maniac and Zombi.



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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: Bo
Date: January 26, 2021 08:07PM
Blue Velvet shoulda been there too
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Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 26, 2021 08:13PM
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Bo
Blue Velvet shoulda been there too

Damn right it should have.

Actually, they just should have given one place on the list over to all of David Lynch’s movies. Mulholland Drive certainly merits inclusion, too.



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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: PeterB
Date: January 26, 2021 08:16PM
The one I was a little surprised wasn't on the list: Tron.

To me, one sign of a cult movie is that it's either ahead or behind its time, and then gets "rediscovered" or at least better appreciated as time goes by.

Edit: as always, Wiki has a nice list: [en.wikipedia.org]




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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: davester
Date: January 26, 2021 08:31PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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Bo
Blue Velvet shoulda been there too

Damn right it should have.

Actually, they just should have given one place on the list over to all of David Lynch’s movies. Mulholland Drive certainly merits inclusion, too.

I think those two are called "mainstream movies", not "cult movies".

Idiocracy is rightfully on the list but everyone should watch it so that it could be a mainstream movie.

Where are Dark Star and Zardoz?



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Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 27, 2021 12:12AM
#40 is my all time fave cult movie, and agree about Blue Velvet, but my guess is it did too well.
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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: January 27, 2021 08:49AM
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Bill & Ted's and The Matrix were actually popular, so they're out. Which would also kill some of the movies on the list.

Yeah. Whoever decided that Carpenter's The Thing wasn't popular during its release is either too young to know better or did too many drugs during that era to remember how things actually were.

It didn't do particularly well at the box office, only earned $19 million on a $15 million budget. 1982 was a monster year (no pun intended) for movies, and The Thing (also Tron) got pushed out by the success of E.T. and Poltergeist and Star Trek II. Most people only caught up with The Thing (which is absolutely brilliant, Carpenter's best movie) in later years on home video.



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Re: 50 best cult movies
Posted by: August West
Date: January 27, 2021 11:21PM
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