The Best Cult Movies (Part I)

Some movies are just so good that they deserve the ultimate fan club

I bet you have a favourite movie, but does it have a cult following??

These movies have something so addictive about them that they have been celebrated all over the world by fans. The movies are incredibly different and go from fantasy creatures to drug-filled undergrounds to horrific murders. Some of them are incredibly obvious, while some of them are films you may have never heard of, but now you can go check them out!

Here is our list of the greatest cult films (so far).

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

After a young and very proper couple get a flat tire, they stumble into the mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a crazy energetic scientist. They realize the mansion is full of characters like no other and the main attraction is the man that Dr. Frank-N-Furter built, Rocky. The movie is complete with song and dance and ideas that have never seen the screen.

Donnie Darko (2001)

One night, a teenage boy walks out of his house while sleepwalking and sees a giant bunny in his backyard. The bunny tells Donnie that the world is going to end in 28 days and when he goes back inside, he finds that a plan engine has fallen into his room. Now, he doesn’t know if the world is really going to end or if he is just having nightmares.

Labyrinth (1986)

When an older sister, Sarah, wishes her brother, Toby, away to a Goblin King, she doesn’t actually think he will go anywhere, but boy is she wrong. The Goblin King comes to take her brother and transports them all into his maze, telling Sarah that she had 13 hours to solve the maze or her brother becomes a goblin forever.

The Big Lebowski (1998)

When Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski is mistaken for someone else named Jeffery Lebowski, his carpet is peed on and he gets beat up. He goes looking for his name twin, who offers him a job to go get his kidnapped wife and with the “help” of “The Dude’s” friends, hopefully they can do something to get her back… if she has actually been kidnapped.

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

In the future dystopian England, Alex rules the streets with his “droogs” (friends). They hang out at the Milk bar, do drugs and cause mayhem all over the city while enjoying themselves like they never have. When all their violence catches up them, Alex is put into a program to see if delinquents minds can be trained. This book turned movie has some of the strangest language ever used but it somehow makes sense. (Trigger Warning)

The Room (2003)

Johnny’s life is turned upside down when his fiancé all of a sudden gets bored of him and seduces his best friend. His successful career as a banker goes under and his entire life will never be the same. This Tommy Wiseau masterpiece(?) of a film has been named one of the worst movies of all time, so let’s see what you think!

Eraserhead (1977)

When Henry Spencer finds out that his girlfriend has given birth to his child, he is expecting a cute little baby. Instead he finds a small creature with scale-like skin and a cry that is intolerable. Henry’s girlfriend ends up leaving because she can’t handle the crying and Henry is left with the “baby” and some other crazy characters that just make his life difficult. Eraserhead served as the launching pad for director David Lynch’s career.

Clerks (1994)

Dante and Randal are friends who have two stores next-door to each other, a convenience store and a video store. One day when Dante goes in to the store on his day off, he and Randal are told that one of Dante’s ex-girlfriends has died and they need to go to her memorial. The rest of the day turns into a mess, in Kevin Smith’s directorial debut.

This is Spinal Tap (1984)

This movie is all about a band and its life through the years. This completely fake band was first on a sketch comedy show in 1979 and then continued to be the centre of this hilarious film. Some people think that the band is actually real at the beginning of their viewing, which is a success! Bringing humour to the loudest band ever, this film is sure to rock your world.

Bottle Rocket (1996)

The first feature film for the incredible Wes Anderson is a crime comedy that is like no other. When Anthony comes out of the hospital, he finds his best friend wanting to go out and rob a bookstore. Along the way, they get help from the famous thief, Mr. Henry and also realize that they don’t know anything about committing a crime.