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Video Store Cult Movie Section
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Cult Section classics from the video store era + newer flicks that have achieved cult status. The good, the bad, the hilarious good-bad, the weird, the ones everyone quotes, the Hollywood cult icons. Browse and binge!


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Movie: Eraserhead ( 1978 )
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Movie: O Brother, Where Art Thou? ( 2000 )
In the Depression-era deep South, three escapees from a Mississippi prison chain gang: Everett Ulysses McGill, sweet and simple Delmar, and the perpetually angry Pete, embark on the adventure of a lifetime as they set out to pursue their freedom and find buried treasure. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, they make a hasty run for their lives and end up on an incredible journey filled with challenging experiences and colorful characters. However, they must also match wits with the cunning and mysterious lawman Cooley, who tracks men, bent on bringing the trio back to the prison farm.
Movie: Donnie Darko ( 2001 )
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Movie: Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle ( 2004 )
A Korean-American office worker and his Indian-American stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers.
Movie: Pulp Fiction ( 1994 )
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster & his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Movie: Groundhog Day ( 1993 )
A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.
Movie: Snowpiercer ( 2013 )
In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.
Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show ( 1975 )
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Movie: Napoleon Dynamite ( 2004 )
A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Movie: Queen & Slim ( 2019 )
A couple's first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.
Movie: Five Easy Pieces ( 1971 )
A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Movie: The Princess Bride ( 1987 )
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.
Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail ( 1975 )
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Movie: Fight Club ( 1999 )
An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Movie: The Gods Must Be Crazy ( 1980 )
A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.
Movie: A Clockwork Orange ( 1972 )
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
Movie: Bird Box ( 2018 )
Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.
Movie: Freaks ( 1932 )
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
Movie: Repo! The Genetic Opera ( 2008 )
A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.
Movie: Caddyshack ( 1980 )
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.
Movie: Hedwig and the Angry Inch ( 2001 )
A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.
Movie: Repo Man ( 1984 )
Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result.
Movie: Cube ( 1998 )
6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.
Movie: Monty Python's Life of Brian ( 1979 )
Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
Movie: The Blues Brothers ( 1980 )
Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.
Movie: Blue Velvet ( 1986 )
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Movie: Pink Floyd: The Wall ( 1982 )
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Movie: Better Off Dead... ( 1985 )
A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier.
Movie: This Is Spinal Tap ( 1984 )
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Movie: The Big Lebowski ( 1998 )
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Movie: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 ( 2003 )
After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.
Movie: Kill Bill: Vol. 2 ( 2004 )
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.
Movie: Withnail & I ( 1987 )
In 1969, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous.
Movie: Clerks ( 1994 )
A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.
Movie: The Birds ( 1963 )
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
Movie: Edward Scissorhands ( 1990 )
An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world.
Movie: The Hills Have Eyes ( 1977 )
On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Movie: Reservoir Dogs ( 1992 )
When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Movie: Blade Runner ( 1982 )
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Movie: The Elephant Man ( 1980 )
When a prestigious doctor takes on the task of studying a deformed gentlemen known as "the Elephant Man", he finds that the man is quite personable and intelligent.
Movie: Pan's Labyrinth ( 2006 )
In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Movie: Night of the Living Dead ( 1968 )
A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.
Movie: Easy Rider ( 1969 )
Through the open country and desert lands, two bikers head from L.A to New Orleans, and along the way, meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of.
Movie: Close Encounters of the Third Kind ( 1977 )
Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.
Movie: Quadrophenia ( 1979 )
Jimmy loathes his job and parents. He seeks solace with his mod clique, scooter riding and drugs, only to be disappointed.
Movie: Bohemian Rhapsody ( 2018 )
The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).
Movie: Office Space ( 1999 )
Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss.
Movie: Pink Flamingos ( 1986 )
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
Movie: Harold and Maude ( 1971 )
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.
Movie: Brazil ( 1985 )
A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state.
Movie: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! ( 1978 )
A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.
Movie: Invasion of the Body Snatchers ( 1978 )
When seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade a small town, replicating the residents one body at a time.
Movie: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory ( 1971 )
A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.
Movie: The Wild One ( 1954 )
Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail.
Movie: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen ( 1988 )
An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.
Movie: Marihuana ( 1938 )
A young girl slowly becomes a dope pusher.
Movie: Hairspray ( 1988 )
A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Movie: The Seventh Seal ( 1957 )
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
Movie: Fritz the Cat ( 1972 )
A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960s.
Movie: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! ( 1965 )
Three go-go dancers holding a young girl hostage come across a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert. After learning he's hiding a sum of cash around, the women start scheming on him.
Movie: The Wicker Man ( 1973 )
A Police Sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.
Movie: The Man Who Fell to Earth ( 1976 )
An alien must pose as a human to save his dying planet, but a woman and greed of other men create complications.
Movie: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb ( 1964 )
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Movie: Eyes Wide Shut ( 1999 )
A New York City doctor embarks on a harrowing, night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife reveals a painful secret to him.
Movie: Reefer Madness ( 2002 )
Cautionary tale features a fictionalized take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.
Movie: King of Hearts ( 1967 )
During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town of Marville and disconnect a bomb that the German army has planted. However, Charles is chased by some Germans and finds himself holed up at the local insane asylum, where the inmates are convinced that he is the "King of Hearts." Feeling obligated to help the inmates, Charles attempts to lead them out of town, but they are afraid to leave and frolic about the streets in gay costumes. Will Charles be able to deactivate the bomb in time and save his newfound friends?
Movie: El Mariachi ( 1993 )
A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him.
Movie: Billy Jack ( 1971 )
Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.
Movie: Moon ( 2009 )
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
Movie: The Fisher King ( 1991 )
A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
Movie: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension ( 1984 )
Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.
Movie: Tank Girl ( 1995 )
A girl is among the few survivors of a dystopian Earth. Riding a war tank, she fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet.
Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ( 2004 )
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Movie: The Endless Summer ( 1965 )
The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.
Movie: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert ( 1994 )
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
Movie: The Truman Show ( 1998 )
An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.
Movie: Fantasia ( 1941 )
A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.
Movie: Head ( 1968 )
The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.
Movie: Heavy Metal ( 1981 )
A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.
Movie: Death Race 2000 ( 1975 )
In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality.
Movie: The Lighthouse ( 2019 )
The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Movie: A Bucket of Blood ( 1959 )
A dim-witted busboy finds acclaim as an artist for a plaster-covered dead cat that is mistaken as a skillful statuette. The desire for more praise soon leads to an increasingly deadly series of works.
Movie: Scanners ( 1981 )
A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.
Movie: Local Hero ( 1983 )
An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Movie: Tremors ( 1990 )
Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.
Movie: Lost Highway ( 1997 )
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.
Movie: Grey Gardens ( 1975 )
An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.
Movie: Flesh Gordon ( 1974 )
Emperor Wang (the Perverted) is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football player Flesh Gordon. Along with his girlfriend Dale Ardent and Professor Flexi-Jerkoff, they set off towards the source of the Sex Ray, unaware of the perils that face them!
Movie: Eating Raoul ( 1982 )
A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discovers a bizarre, if not murderous, way to get funding for opening a restaurant.
Movie: Cat People ( 1982 )
A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.
Movie: Pee-wee's Big Adventure ( 1985 )
When eccentric man-child Pee-wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.
Movie: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover ( 1989 )
The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.
Movie: Häxan ( 1922 )
Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.
Movie: Fantastic Planet ( 1973 )
On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders.
Movie: Thor: Ragnarok ( 2017 )
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, and must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela (Cate Blanchett).
Movie: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari ( 1920 )
Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.
Movie: Metropolis ( 1927 )
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
Movie: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre ( 1974 )
Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths And must survive the terrors of leatherface and his family.
Movie: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ( 2017 )
Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.
Movie: Princess Mononoke ( 1997 )
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
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