Jump to content

Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

- - - - -

Cult Classic?

This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
10 replies to this topic

#1 of 11 OFFLINE   BigBob



  • 1 posts
  • Join Date: May 05 2009

Posted May 05 2009 - 05:20 AM

So what do you guys think is the best cult movie, and why? If you have a movie in mind, but you're not sure if it can be considered a cult, put it down and why you think it should be.

#2 of 11 OFFLINE   ChristopherG



  • 1,516 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 16 2003
  • Real Name:Chris

Posted May 05 2009 - 02:49 PM

In my opinion, hands down it has to be The Rocky Horror Picture Show. For something that is so cult in its soul to have become the phenomenon (that it once was anyway) has to make it close to the top of the list.
It takes 52 pounds of pressure to rupture an eyeball... :blink:

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   TravisR


    Studio Mogul

  • 22,190 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 15 2004
  • LocationThe basement of the FBI building

Posted May 05 2009 - 02:52 PM

Originally Posted by ChristopherG
In my opinion, hands down it has to be The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
I like Pink Flamingos and Eraserhead much more but Rocky Horror is what I'd say is the cult movie.

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Kevin Hewell

Kevin Hewell


  • 1,973 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 28 2003

Posted May 06 2009 - 08:20 AM

The original 1939 version of The Women. A fantastic cast and one of the most quotable films ever.

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   John M. Ford

John M. Ford


  • 34 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 04 2002

Posted May 07 2009 - 11:11 AM

I agree that Rocky Horror is the cult classic but I would like to add Buckaroo Banzai to the list.

"No matter where you go, there you are."


#6 of 11 OFFLINE   MielR


    Supporting Actor

  • 989 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 14 2006
  • Real Name:MielR

Posted May 07 2009 - 12:20 PM

Rocky Horror (definitely #1)
Harold and Maude
Xanadu (Ok, not the 'best'...)

I also think that an argument could be made for Star Wars. I know that it's way too successful to be considered a 'cult' movie in the traditional sense, but when you consider the devoted following that the film has, repeated viewings, quotable lines, etc.....it probably has the largest cult following ever, and also just happens to be one of the most successful films ever released.


#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Scratch



  • 6 posts
  • Join Date: May 01 2009

Posted May 08 2009 - 07:46 AM

1. The Abominable Dr. Phibes
2. Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Can't be without either.
Thanks for asking.

#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Colton


    Supporting Actor

  • 795 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 12 2004

Posted May 11 2009 - 09:26 AM

Rocky Horror will always be the #1 cult movie.

Phantom of the Paradise was another good one. Almost has that "Rocky" formula.

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   mattCR


    Executive Producer

  • 10,027 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 05 2005
  • Real Name:Matt
  • LocationOverland Park, KS

Posted May 11 2009 - 09:30 AM

I'd put Harold & Maude up there.

For obscure, there is an adamant following of Wim Wender's "Bis Ans Ende Der Welt" which now has a 6 hour version out there because of it.

And add Serenity, which still gets theater showings.


Ask Me about HTPC! (Threads in HTPC / PMs always responded to)

This signature is povided by MediaBrowser 3 Trakt Plugin: Media Browser 3

#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Dan M

Dan M

    Second Unit

  • 327 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 06 2000

Posted May 13 2009 - 04:30 AM

Plan 9 From Outer Space

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Ockeghem


    Lead Actor

  • 9,372 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 01 2007
  • Real Name:Scott D. Atwell

Posted May 13 2009 - 04:59 AM


Seconded. I too would agree on The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and I might add The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds and Reefer Madness. Posted Image