The definition of cult movie does vary with different people, but these are 12 I think more than qualify as having a devoted following despite not being the biggest of hits. Do you have a favourite? Have you seen film 10?
Film 1 (1950s)
Film 2 (1970s)
Film 3 (1970s)
Film 4 (1980s)
Film 5 (1980s)
Film 6 (1980s)
Film 7 (1990s)
Film 8 (1990s)
Film 9 (1990s)
Film 10 (2000s)
Film 11 (2000s)
Film 12 (2000s)
1. The Wild One (1953)
2. Harold and Maude (1971)
3. Monty Python and the Life of Brian (1979)
4. This is Spinal Tap (1984)
5. Withnail and I (1987) – April
6. The Princess Bride (1987) – September
7. Clerks (1994)
8. The Big Lebowsksi (1998)
9. Office Space (1999)
10. The Room (2003)
11. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
12. Brick (2005)
Film 11 is NOT Donnie Darko. Do I get dynamite bonus points for spotting that?
Well spotted. It was in the original draft. Sure. Do you have a favourite cult movie?
I have two favorites that were included in your excellent quiz: “This is Spinal Tap” and “The Princess Bride.” I also love a much more obscure one: “The Stunt Man.”
I’ve seen 11 of the 12 so I would definitely recommend most of them. For sure, I’ve quoted them both as Line(s) of the Day, I’ve not seen The Stunt Man but sounds a good film.
Harold and Maude is one of my favourite films of ALL time.
That’s the only film on the list I’ve not seen haha. But got such a good write up I felt I had to add it. Sorry Donnie Darko!
Film 3 is Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Thanks for letting me know. Have changed.
Fun topic, Alex. I never thought of Harold and Maude as a cult film. I’ve seen them all except for Brick. I would have added The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Harold and Maude is the only one I’ve not seen, but it’s in a few lists and wanted to include some from previous decades. It’s funny the ones you’ll see in some lists. Some include Mean Girls, Pulp Fiction and even Star Wars! If I do a second quiz, that will definitely make it in there.
Well, I can see why. Looking forward to another post!
Film 8 sounds like a “time well spend” :))
Especially with a White Russian. Nicely done Dude!
10 out of 12.
Solid stuff! Office Space and Brick cost you?
Not Brick, Office Space and The Room.
You’ll struggle to find a film worse than The Room.
That seems to be the consensus.
9/12… not my best day by u Alex! 🙂
Don’t worry. I don’t think anyone is getting a maximum score here.
10/12! I have seen most of these.
Great score Abbi. I had a feeling you’d do well in this one 🙂 Some fantastic comedies in there. I’ve already quoted a few but will definitely be adding some new Line(s) of the Day,
That’s a very solid score. It’s a genre that covers a wide set of films for sure.
I got 10/12. Missed seven and ten.
You would love Clerks! It’s so full of that energy and ideas of a filmmaker just starting out. The Room falls into that so bad it’s good. It’s been labelled the Citizen Kane of bad movies.
Thanks for that info.
It’s inconceivable that The Princess Bride isn’t on everyne’s all-time favorites list.
It seems so effortless, it makes you wonder why other films can’t capture that magic.
Lightning in a bottle, my friend.
It finally happened 15/15. 🙂 I’m with you and Cindy that some of these films aren’t cult hits, they were hits! But enjoyed your post.
It was 12/12 but as the others would have been Fight Club, The Rocky Horror Show and Donnie Darko you can say you’d have got them all. It was a chance to highlight a different set of films. The whole issue of what a cult film is sure is open to interpretation. Harold and Maude is one of the first ones to come up on lists. The Rolling Stone reader-chosen poll includes Pulp Fiction, Blade Runner and A Clockwork Orange so it’s more open than most genres.
Withnail and I is one of my all time favourite films 🙂
Definitely. Which line do you quote most? Mine is “We’ve gone on holiday by mistake”
Ooo tough one. Maybe “Of course he’s the fucking farmer!” or “You’ve got anti-freeze, haven’t you?!” but sometimes, when doing the dishes, “It’s…matter.” will suffice 😀
Yes! It’s an obvious one but I have to include “We want the finest wines available to humanity, we want them here and we want them now!” The one about the teashop place having no atmosphere cracks me up too.
The entire film is so quotable 😀
I got a big 5 this time. Lots of fun! 😀
Well done! Your enthusiasm is infectious 🙂
I missed 7, 10 and 12, but am THRILLED I got the rest! Woohoo!
That’s a great score. I do like Clerks. The ultimate slacker film. Brick is an intense teen noir. The Room is in its own genre haha.
I need to see Clerks because SO many people talk about it – I feel there’s a gap in my movie knowledge.
I think you’d enjoy it for sure. It has that raw energy and angst of characters in dead end jobs and the weird people they meet through that.
Only four but a good four! 😀
That’s great. Glad you enjoyed it.
8/10 not too shabby! I dig it!
Only 2 out is a great score.
while i don’t see
i’ve seen most of these 🙂
That’s great that you like them 🙂
I recognized 9 out of 12 and I’ve seen 7.
Solid stuff 👍
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