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    Cult Classics

    There may already be a thread on this, but our worthless search feature didn't seem to turn up anything relevant. Anyway, last night on Netflix instant streaming, I watched Death Race 2000 with David Carradine. Crazy 70s movie and lots of fun. Yeah, I know. I'm like 40 years late on that one, but still.

    What are some of your "cult classic" faves that some of us may have missed?

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    shaun of the dead is a classic for me... watch at least couple times a year. not sure it really qualifies as a cult classic but I am amazed how many people have not seen it.

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    A bunch of these are not on NF streaming, so you'll have to dig around for them:

    Big Trouble In Little China
    Escape From New York
    Gumball Rally
    Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
    Killer Clowns from Outer Space (on NF streaming)
    Withnail & I (on NF streaming)
    Dead Alive (aka Brain Dead - early Peter Jackson splatter horror)
    Hell Comes To Frogtown
    The Warriors
    Billy Jack
    They Live
    Re-Animator (on NF streaming)
    Repo Man
    Allegro Non Troppo
    Wizards
    Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Fritz The Cat
    Heavy Metal
    Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
    Harold & Maude
    Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song
    The Mack
    Superfly
    Foxy Brown
    Cleopatra Jones
    Mad Max
    Slacker (on NF streaming)
    Down By Law
    Barbarella
    Death Wish
    Mad Max
    Heathers
    Grand Theft Auto
    The Story of Rikki-Oh (on NF streaming)

    Pretty much all of David Cronenberg's films PRIOR to History of Violence...
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    Some of these could be considered just cool foreign films but I think of many of these.

    Superfuzz
    BMX Bandits
    Mad Max
    Clerks
    Brazil
    Toxic Avenger
    City of Lost Children
    Amelie
    Dr. Strangelove
    Harold and Maude
    Warriors
    Quadrophenia

    I'll add more when I think of them. We definitely did this thread not too long ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
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    how is 90210 in space considered a cult classic?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripzalot View Post
    how is 90210 in space considered a cult classic?
    Methinks you didn't get it. It was supposed to be campy and jingoistic.

    My entry: Penelope Spheeris' Suburbia.

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    It's been mentioned already, but I've watched "Repo Man" about a half dozen times over the last two months (it's on rotation on one of the movie channels). Love that flick.

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    ^^just saw Suburbia this year. co-worker loaned it to me.
    definitely a cult classic.

    also, not sure if I spewed it out in my previous posts, but Richard Linklater's debut: Slacker (I believe it's still streaming on NF). That movie rocks.

    additionally, the definition of "Cult Classic" is a bit broad these days. There's some films listed here (and I've listed some of them, too), that kind of ride the line between being a mainstream/successful film and a cult film. I also think of cult films as being the ones that were shown at the drive-in back in the day or at the midnight movies at the local arthouse cinema. of course with the gradual decline of both drive-ins and art-house cinemas that's all changed.

    in my mind Rocky Horror Picture show is the ultimate, lord-god-king of cult movies. that film was and has been the staple of late night/midnight movie screenings across the world for decades. probably the earliest form of "cosplay", too, if you think about it: how folks dressed up to attend the screenings, chanted the dialogue, sang the songs, etc.

    Wikipedia has a nice breakdown of "inclusive definition" versus "exclusive definition" of cult films.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_film
    they also talk about how certain films have gained cult status in certain communities (i.e. Wizard of Oz and Sound of Music within the gay community), which is an interesting look at how a film can be both classic and cult.

    i found a few good lists when I Googled "Cult Classic Films". Again, the lists are pretty varied and include many films I wouldn't consider to be cult, but like i said, the definition has become pretty broad.

    http://www.totalfilm.com/features/th...es-of-all-time

    http://www.nerve.com/movies/the-fift...es-of-all-time

    http://www.filmsite.org/cultfilms.html




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    surprised nobody has mentioned Showgirls...
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    FYI, this has been covered before a few times here on TGR:


    1. http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...-B-quot-Movies
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    Also, considering that we're all probably either boarders or skiers, it's kind of a crying shame that it's taken this long to mention:

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reverend Floater View Post
    Kentucky Fried Movie /thread
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    great flick... dam, got to see that again soon, too many years

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    xanadu!



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