Cult

cult film is a film that has acquired a cult following. Cult films are known for their dedicated, passionate fambase, an elaborate subculture that engage in repeated viewings, quoting dialogue, and audience participation. Inclusive definitions allow for major studio productions, especially box office bombs, while exclusive definitions focus more on obscure, transgressive films shunned by the mainstream.  


The term cult film itself was first used in the 1970s to describe the culture that surrounded underground films and midnight movies, though cult was in common use in film analysis for decades prior to that.

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Blade Runner
  • The Killer
  • Wings of Desire
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Highlander
  • Battle Royale
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Beetlejuice
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Badlands
  • Brazil
  • Chungking Express
  • The Duellists
  • Commando
  • The Big Lebowski
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
  • Rififi
  • Cronos
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Orpheus
  • Oldboy
  • Easy Rider
  • Ninja Scroll
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Escape from New York
  • Army of Darkness
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Metropolis
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Memento
  • Fight Club
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • Ghostbusters
  • Halloween
  • La Jetée
  • Hard Boiled
  • Hard Target
  • Heathers
  • Heavy Metal
  • American Psycho
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • Barbarella
  • Irreversible
  • JCVD
  • King Kong
  • Head
  • Kite
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • Lolita
  • Alien
  • Lost Highway
  • Mad Max
  • Get Carter
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Forbidden Planet
  • Mad Max 2
  • Manhunter
  • Akira
  • Fargo
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Excalibur
  • Evil Dead II
  • Natural Born Killers
  • Equilibrium
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Nosferatu
  • Pacific Rim
  • Django
  • Death Race 2000
  • Peeping Tom
  • Dark City
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
  • The Crow
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Evil Dead
  • Cemetery Man
  • Carnal Knowledge
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • The Fall
  • Braindead
  • Bloodsport
  • Blood Simple
  • The Fifth Element
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • The Great Silence
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • The Machinist
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Miracle Mile
  • ...And God Created Woman
  • Cube
  • The Street Fighter