December 03, 2004

That "Cult Flick" thing going around

And we all know how I avoid crap like that...

Pep and Liz from Truly Bad Films lend their take.

Steve and Robert, the Llama Butchers give their two yips worth.

"Seen it" in bold, occasional comments made (in the extended entry).

1 This Is Spinal Tap - this is one of those "get around to it someday" movies for me.
2 The Rocky Horror Picture Show
3 Freaks - wonderful.
4 Harold And Maude
5 Pink Flamingos
6 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - oh yeah.
7 Repo Man
8 Scarface
9 Blade Runner
10 The Shawshank Redemption - better than the original King story.
11 Five Deadly Venoms
12 Plan 9 From Outer Space
13 Brazil - I rent this every few years to rewatch.
14 Eraserhead
15 Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
16 The Warriors - I fell in lust with the whiskey-smooth voice of that DJ.
17 Dazed And Confused
18 Hard-Boiled
19 Evil Dead II
20 The Mack
21 Pee-Wee's Big Adventure - I can't stand him.
22 Un Chien Andalou
23 Akira
24 The Toxic Avenger - my introduction to the entire Troma lineup.
25 Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
26 Stranger Than Paradise
27 Dawn Of The Dead
28 The Wiz - ease on out, ease on out-ta my head.
29 Clerks - I liked it, and the alternate ending really drove home the filmmaking process and how it can alter the entire tone of a movie.
30 The Harder They Come
31 Slap Shot
32 Re-Animator - loved it.
33 Grey Gardens
34 The Big Lebowski - didn't like it, couldn't even finish watching it.
35 Withnail and I
36 Showgirls
37 A Bucket Of Bood - the first half was 5 stars, the second half was pretty lame.
38 They Live
39 The Best Of Everything
40 Barbarella
41 Heathers
42 Rushmore
43 The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension
44 Love Streams
45 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story - what a voice that woman had!
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 - not my cup of tea
51 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
52 A Clockwork Orange - one of my all-time favorites
53 Mommie Dearest - until you've seen this dubbed in German, you haven't truly experienced it. Would probably be great in Klingon too.
54 The Princess Bride
55 Swingers
56 UHF
57 Valley of the Dolls
58 Fight Club
59 Dead Alive (aka Braindead)
60 Better Off Dead
61 Donnie Darko

Robert the Llama Butcher likes The Adventures Of Baron Von Munchausen, and I'll heartily agree.

Pep and Liz have a few suggestions too: Matinee - hell yeah! Office Space - ehhh.

My additions: Red Dawn, Idle Hands, My Favorite Year, and I definitely second the nomination of Matinee! In fact, let me add King Ralph and Always, and make it a John Goodman triple crown.

Posted by Ted at December 3, 2004 06:01 AM | TrackBack

You absolutely have to make an efforet to see Buckaroo Banzai--it's a sci-fi/comic book/alien/monster/super hero movie...

Posted by: Susie at December 3, 2004 11:52 AM

I'm surprised that Animal House and Tron didn't make the list. And Pi.

Posted by: Phelps at December 3, 2004 06:04 PM

There were several movies on there that I wouldn't classify as cult flicks. Being bad or unsuccessful isn't an automatic qualification, in my mind.

Posted by: Ted at December 3, 2004 06:17 PM

You've never seen UHF?!! Wierd Al is a musical genious. And the film was good, too.

And, ferchrisakes, watch This Is Spinal Tap. It comes with the Tuning Spork Seal of Approval! :)

Dittos on A Clockwork Orange, and, while it probably doesn't qualify as a "cult flick", Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket is one that my friends and I try to get together and watch ever so often.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 3, 2004 08:51 PM

Is it that UHF? Wheel! Of! Fish!

So stupid!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at December 3, 2004 11:48 PM

Um, hello? Flash Gordon? C'mon.

Posted by: Scott at December 4, 2004 01:40 AM

Didn't like Big Lebowski? It's my favorite movie! However it does lag a little near the end when the Dude is wasted out of his mind and gets picked up by the Malibu police.

Posted by: jpok at December 9, 2004 12:10 AM

You realize I won't talk to you until you've seen Akira. One of the most brilliant movies ever made. I always liked anime, but watching that made me realize cartoons weren't just fun for after school, they could be a real artform. A must see movie.
I recently saw Repo Man again. Loved it as much as the first 5 times I saw it.

As far as seminal high school moments, Heathers was also a big part in my life. Saw that and my walls were then plastered with Winona Ryder pictures. Great movie, a bit weak in the end, but overall sweet.
Missing from the list:
Big Trouble in Little China and Remo Williams

Posted by: Kin at January 9, 2005 01:52 PM
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