Cult films are either really old films, films that under-performed at the box office, or are such tragic pieces of cinematics that they spawn cult-like following by a select mass of individuals, often to the confusion of many non-followers of those sometimes very strange cult films. There is no rhyme nor reason as to why they do get these followings, but we compiled a list of the top 10 we feel are the best cult films of them all.
10. Repo Man (1984)
This is a film starring a drifter whose life turns upside down when he becomes a repo man, as strange happenings, that may or may not involve extraterrestrial life, occur. It’s also good to note that it has quite an out of this world ending.
9. Mad Max (1979)
A dystopian world filled with constant action, Mad Max is an interesting ride of crazy as the main character slowly descends into madness, a sad shell of his former self.
8. Yellow Submarine (1968)
Animating The Beatles and featuring their songs in a movie, this is what the Yellow Submarine is all about. Mainly set under the sea, in a fictitious world called Pepperland — where everyone loves music — there’s an underwater musical battle between its citizens and the music-hating Blue Meanies. Oh! And The Beatles help the Pepperland people win.
7. Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979)
Basing itself off Pink Floyd’s album by the same name, this movie was by former Pink Floyd vocalist and bassist Roger Waters and features a depressed rocker. Disturbing environments and sexual situations, with violence and gore, this is considered one of the most surreal musicals ever. There’s also not a lot of dialogue in this and is mostly driven by music.
6. Badlands (1974)
Badlands is loosely based off a true-to-life murder spree conducted by Charles Starkweather, along with Caril Ann Fugate, his girlfriend. Random killings are spread throughout the midwest done by a couple on the run and done with absolutely no reason, they eventually do get caught. But the plot itself is so fascinating that it has quite a following to this day,
5. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Dystopian crime film, A Clockwork Orange has rather graphic violence and rape, shocking audiences when it first came out. This automatically made this a cult sensation.
4. Fight Club (1999)
A man played by Edward Norton, tired of his job, forms a fight club with Brad Pitt and gets involved in a relationship with Helena Bonham Carter. Then things start to get a little complicated.
3. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Loved when it first came out, Pulp Fiction features an incredibly eclectic dialogue, with a nonlinear plot that alludes to a lot of pop culture references, and amps up on irony through humour and violence combined. It still is quite popular and is beloved by very many.
2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
An insane musical comedy horror set in a remote castle, whacked-up things occur to the poor young couple when they meet the mad scientist of the castle who is more than what he seems to be.
1. The Big Lebowski (1998)
To top cult films of all time, we have The Big Lebowski. The super chilled out “The Dude” goes through some interesting scenarios and navigates through them in the most relaxed manner possible. Being such an inspirational slacker, many are obsessed with this film and has a really big fan-base.