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11 Cult Classics, Movie Favorites You Never Knew

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What is a cult classic you ask?

Sometimes despite the a movie companies best efforts a film is released in the theaters to little fanfare; ticket sales are low and it’s just expected to disappear in the annals of films of yesterday. There are times instead a cult classic is created from that film. A mysterious chemistry happens and a particular movie captures the attention of society because of it’s theme, language, actors and even pop culture trends. A Cult Classic is born.

Cult Classics have a following that doesn’t follow mainstream.  Movies fall into this category despite reviews and analysis from critics.  These movies now have a following that support the graphic tees, memes and future productions of the writer, director or producer. Do you have a favorite cult classic film or television show?  Here are a few on my list.

Heathers

This black, cynical comedy portrays 4 teenage girls while they maneuver high school and it’s cliques. The “Heathers” are feared and hated for their treatment of others and better then everyone else attitude.  Winona Ryder plays the victim/hero, Veronica.

Cult Classics on Netflix, movies that people love

Friday

A hilarious and raunchy comedy of life “in the hood”. It’s recently achieved a new level of fame with re-introduction of “Bye, Felicia”.

All Time Favorite Cult Classics Bye Felicia #streamteam

Tremors

Featuring Kevin Bacon (who is all over Hollywood) as Val, a down on his luck handyman who battles snake like creatures that live underground and is attacking the town of “Perfection.

Night of the Living Dead

The zombie movie that started it all, Night of the Living Dead has rewarded it’s cult following with 5 sequels, some better than others. This is the original and a must see.

Donny Darko

You’ll be left with unanswered questions while you watch teen Donny twist and weave through a world led by a giant rabbit. This dark and often mind-bending sci-fi thriller will keep you coming back for more.  Keep an eye out for the director’s cut, it’ll be much more satisfying.

Hackers

A look into the underground computer crime-world with names such as Angelina Jolie and Johnny Lee Miller as high school teenagers.

All Time Favorite Cult Classics

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Stranded couple, Brad and Janet find themselves upon a bewitching estate, home to mad scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter and the Annual Transylvanian Convention.

The Big Lebowski

A unemployed slacker bowler is mistaken for a millioniare Lebowski whose wife has been kidnapped. The ransom drop obviously goes wrong.

All Time Favorite Cult Classics

Clerks

Clerks is just a day in the life of Dante and his sidekick Randal. And to think he wasn’t even supposed to be there that day.

Office Space

A group of miserable, IT workers in the midst of company lay offs devise a scheme to embezzle money from their employer, Initech.  Wouldn’t you know a fire erupts at the office just as the theft would be found out.Let’s not get started on the faulty copy machine found in every workplace in the world. Watch the crew take out all their frustrations on a piece of antiquated machinery. Definitely NOT SAFE FOR KIDS OR WORK

Fight Club

Stuck in a deadend job, suffering from insomnia and craving the acceptance and affection of others the “Unnamed” main character befriends a soap salesman and they form an underground fight club where they beat the shit out of one another and other participants. Or do they?

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Netflix is our go to for movies old and new but it’s also my first stop when looking for something different. I’ve already seen most of these films but have a couple more to go.  NetFlix #StreamTeam

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Comments

  1. Oh man! I need to re-watch Heathers for sure. It’s been such a long time! Great picks.

  2. I have seen a bunch of these movies! That makes me feel pretty hip. 🙂

  3. I’ve seen almost all of these. Night of the Living Dead is still one of the greatest horror movies of all time, in my opinion.

  4. Debbie Denny says:

    I have seen some of these. There was a couple movies I have not seen and will have to put them on the list.

  5. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    The only movie on that list that I have ever seen is the Rocky Horror Picture Show. I need to get with it.

  6. There are definitely some iconic films mentioned in this lineup. Fight Club is a huge favorite of mine and I love the entire Friday series too!

  7. There are some great movies on this list. I am going to have to check them all out again!

  8. Oh my gosh I have not thought about Clerks for so long. I just saw Kevin Smith on a talk show and it as so weird to hear him talk. Great list!

  9. I loved every one of these! Now, I need to go watch Heathers again. It was such a good film!

  10. Kristi says:

    Wow… does this bring back memories of the 80’s! Will have to watch some of these again for a movie night when the kids aren’t home or are already in bed.

  11. I have seen most of t hese. I will look for the rest on netflix. I love office space!

  12. Heathers is one of my favorites, and Clerks is one of my husband’s. I could watch it over and over.

  13. I have seen all of these movies and love each and every one. I love Heathers. The Friday series was such a huge part of my life!

  14. Sadly I’ve only seen about two movies on your list? I need to add the rest to my must see movies

  15. I love so many of these movies. Office Space is a favorite.

  16. Now I want to go watch Heathers. I can still quote most of the movie!

  17. I have heard of all of these but I haven’t seen any! Where have I been? Glad I have netflix, I’ll have to check them out!

  18. How fun! I hadn’t ever heard of cult classics, and didn’t even realize this was a thing… thanks for sharing!

  19. Ok we constantly watch Fight Club, Office Space and Big Lebowski. This is a great list!

  20. Hmm, I don’t think I’ve ever gotten to watch any of these. LOL, I can see some of them being pretty funny though.

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