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.

  • Alphaville
  • Knife in the Water
  • Altered States
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Alucarda
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Kids
  • Kamikaze 1989
  • Ju-on: The Grudge
  • Jason and the Argonauts
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Island of Lost Souls
  • In Bruges
  • if....
  • Idiocracy
  • Ichi the Killer
  • Holy Motors
  • Hobo with a Shotgun
  • Child's Play
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • American Splendor
  • Amélie
  • Häxan
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Hackers
  • Gremlins
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Ghost World
  • Angel Heart
  • Gandahar
  • Funny Games
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Freddy Got Fingered
  • Foxy Brown
  • For a Few Dollars More
  • Flash Gordon
  • Fist of Legend
  • Fireworks
  • Fire and Ice
  • Apartment Zero
  • Fantasia
  • Cobra
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Exotica
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Event Horizon
  • Enter the Void
  • El Mariachi
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Duck, You Sucker
  • Dredd
  • Dr. Phibes Rises Again
  • Down by Law
  • Donnie Darko
  • Dolemite
  • Con Air
  • Demonlover
  • Delicatessen
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Control
  • Control
  • Darkman
  • Danger: Diabolik
  • The Last Wave
  • Vampire Hunter D
  • Corridors of Blood
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse
  • They Call Me Trinity
  • The Tin Drum
  • The Tenant
  • Jigoku
  • BMX Bandits
  • The People Under the Stairs
  • The Parallax View
  • The Ordeal
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The New World
  • The Naked Prey
  • The Naked Kiss
  • The Matrix
  • The Magic Christian
  • Coonskin
  • Audition
  • The Last Starfighter
  • The Lair of the White Worm
  • Coogan's Bluff
  • The Kentucky Fried Movie
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • The House of the Devil
  • The Host
  • The Hidden
  • Contempt
  • 42nd Street
  • Dead Man
  • Dead Ringers
  • The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle