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 Omega Man
  • The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat
  • Barton Fink
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • The Mack
  • 200 Motels
  • The Lost Boys
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Long Riders
  • The Lawnmower Man
  • The Last Seduction
  • The Last House on the Left
  • The King of Comedy
  • The Killing
  • 28 Days Later
  • The Iron Giant
  • The Hunger
  • The Hudsucker Proxy
  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  • The Holy Mountain
  • The Hitcher
  • Belle de Jour
  • The Goonies
  • The Frighteners
  • Better Off Dead...
  • The Fountain
  • The Fly
  • The Five Venoms
  • The Fisher King
  • The Fearless Vampire Killers
  • A Boy and His Dog
  • The Devils
  • Bad Timing
  • The Devil's Rejects
  • The Descent
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • The City of Lost Children
  • The Brown Bunny
  • Black Dynamite
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Black Moon
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Black Sunday
  • The Blood Spattered Bride
  • The Black Cauldron
  • The Black Cat
  • A Christmas Story
  • Blazing Saddles
  • The Big Blue
  • The American Friend
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Phantasm
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  • Bad Lieutenant
  • Blow-Up
  • Paris, Texas
  • Blue Velvet
  • Body Double
  • Pandora's Box
  • A Tale of Two Sisters
  • One-Eyed Jacks
  • Bottle Rocket
  • Bound
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Office Space
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre
  • Near Dark
  • Naked
  • Branded to Kill
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
  • My Name Is Nobody
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Miller's Crossing
  • Miami Blues
  • Airplane!
  • Breathless
  • Alfie
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Mean Streets
  • Mean Girls
  • Master of the Flying Guillotine
  • Bubba Ho-tep
  • Martin
  • Marnie
  • Maniac
  • Magic
  • Mad Monster Party?
  • Cabin Boy
  • Caddyshack
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • M
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Logan's Run
  • Léon: The Professional
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains