I was wondering what everyone's favorite cult movies were. This has always been kind of a hard category to put my finger on. It is difficult to define what a cult movie is. In my opinion, it is a movie that didn't really have big budget success yet developed a fan following over time. I would like to know if anyone has anything to add to that definition and what are some of your favorites. Here are mine:
The Big Lebowski: Love this movie. I would like to make it one time in my life to the Lebowski Fest.
Blade Runner: In my opinion, this is almost the definition of what a cult movie is. When it came out, it didn't really have that much success and was actually kind of panned by critics. Yet as time went on, a new appreciation evolved and this movie is regarded as a top ten science fiction movie by many well respected movie reviewers. I think one of the reasons why it gained notoriety is because it was ahead of its time and the movie finally became relevant as computers have advanced.
Equilibrium: I don't know if you would consider this a cult classic but it seems that when I bring this movie up, people tend to say "oh yeah, I've seen that, its a good movie". This wasn't actually released in the US because they felt it wouldn't succeed at the box office. It is one of my favorite scifi movies.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Another film that defines what a cult film is.
Slap Shot: Any true hockey fan loves this movie.
Dune: This movie was panned by critics and was unpopular with fans of the book because there was so many things left out. Unfortunately, David Lynch never really had his true vision of what Dune is because the studio drastically cut a lot of scenes from the movie. He was so outraged by what the studio did that he removed his name from the project and in some cuts of the movie, the director is labeled as Alan Smithee. Over time though, this movie has developed a following and many fans were pleased when the full length, uncut version was released.
Spinal Tap: I could watch this almost every single day and not get tired of it.