ET’s Top 50 (or 61) Cult Films

Courtesy of Jen Speaks, here is a list of their top 50 cult films (it’s actually 61 films since there were too many to choose from.

I’ve bolded the ones I’ve seen, and italicized those I own. There are quite a few I’ve only seen parts of though – but I won’t bold those in order to be true.

1 This Is Spinal Tap
2 The Rocky Horror Picture Show
3 Freaks – this is the old b/w movie with the midgets, right? If so, then I’ve seen it.
4 Harold And Maude
5 Pink Flamingos – I’ve seen parts of it, but not the whole thing.
6 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
7 Repo Man – seen bits, but not all
8 Scarface
9 Blade Runner
10 The Shawshank Redemption
11 Five Deadly Venoms
12 Plan 9 From Outer Space
13 Brazil
14 Eraserhead
15 Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
16 The Warriors
17 Dazed And Confused
18 Hard-Boiled
19 Evil Dead II
20 The Mack
21 Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
22 Un Chien Andalou
23 Akira – seen bits, but not whole thing
24 The Toxic Avenger
25 Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
26 Stranger Than Paradise
27 Dawn Of The Dead
28 The Wiz – LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie. *lol*
29 Clerks
30 The Harder They Come
31 Slap Shot
32 Re-Animator
33 Grey Gardens
34 The Big Lebowski
35 Withnail and I
36 Showgirls
37 A Bucket Of Blood – I think Denis bought this on DVD for $4.99 a few months ago
38 They Live
39 The Best Of Everything
40 Barbarella
41 Heathers
42 Rushmore
43 The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension – seen bits, not all
44 Love Streams
45 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
46 Aguirre, The Wrath of God
47 Walking And Talking Nicole Holofcener
48 The Decline Of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years
49 Friday
50 Faces of Death, Vol. 1
51 Monty Pyton and the Holy Grail – we own, but I’ve never sat down and watched the whole thing. Have seen a good portion of it though.
52 A Clockwork Orange – seen bits, and read the book.
53 Mommie Dearest – LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie too.
54 The Princess Bride
55 Swingers
56 UHF – seen bits. It’s so bad though.
57 Valley of the Dolls
58 Fight Club – at one point this movie is on my all time bottom five, but subsequent viewings (it draws you in) have removed it from that list. I can see some value in it – but not much.
59 Dead Alive (aka Braindead)
60 Better Off Dead
61 Donnie Darko – great movie, incredible soundtrack.

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