Odd Cult Classics

by hehapimani | created - 11 Dec 2012 | updated - 03 Mar 2013 | Public

Movies that made me go "whoa. wait, what?" Some are obscure, all are weird cult classics..

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1. Fritz the Cat (1972)

Unrated | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960s.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Judy Engles

Votes: 9,248 | Gross: $25.00M

2. Hausu (1977)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which tries to devour the girls in bizarre ways.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba, Ai Matsubara

Votes: 13,675

3. Barbarella (1968)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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51 Metascore

Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 27,230

4. Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders (1990)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

3.3
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Space-faring hero and galactically-renowned stud Flesh Gordon is kidnapped by a group of space cheerleaders hoping to use him to save their planet. A being simply known as Evil Presence has... See full summary »

Director: Howard Ziehm | Stars: Vince Murdocco, Robyn Kelly, Tony Travis, William Dennis Hunt

Votes: 1,260

5. Basket Case 3 (1991)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

4.5
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Duane recovers from his delusional breakdown to find his freakish basket-bound brother Belial will soon become a father. But not everything is joyous as the once tight knit brothers no longer seem to trust each other.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Annie Ross, Gil Roper, Dan Biggers

Votes: 2,499

6. Trollhunter (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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61 Metascore

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.

Director: André Øvredal | Stars: Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Nærum, Glenn Erland Tosterud

Votes: 60,021 | Gross: $0.25M

7. Troll (1986)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.4
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A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will return him to his human form invades a San Francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives.

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Shelley Hack, Noah Hathaway, Jenny Beck

Votes: 7,725 | Gross: $5.45M

8. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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78 Metascore

In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Qiu Yuen, Siu-Lung Leung

Votes: 108,889 | Gross: $17.11M

9. Chillerama (2011)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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It's the closing night at the last drive-in theater in America, and Cecil Kaufman has planned to show four movies, which are so rare that they have never been exhibited publicly on American soil, until this very night.

Directors: Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Bear McCreary, Adam Rifkin, Tim Sullivan | Stars: Adam Rifkin, Sarah Mutch, Ray Wise, Lin Shaye

Votes: 3,600

10. Return to Oz (1985)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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42 Metascore

Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.

Director: Walter Murch | Stars: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie

Votes: 21,077

11. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Director: Stephen Chiodo | Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon

Votes: 26,149 | Gross: $15.63M

12. Braindead (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

7.5
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54 Metascore

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin

Votes: 83,071 | Gross: $0.24M

13. Pink Flamingos (1972)

NC-17 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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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".

Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Votes: 18,617 | Gross: $0.18M

14. Slither (2006)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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69 Metascore

A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Don Thompson

Votes: 66,465 | Gross: $7.77M

15. Gummo (1997)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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19 Metascore

Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Nick Sutton, Jacob Sewell, Lara Tosh, Jacob Reynolds

Votes: 27,022 | Gross: $0.02M

16. Cat Soup (2001)

34 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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A young anthropomorphic cat goes on a psychedelic journey with his sister in order to save her soul.

Director: Tatsuo Satô

Votes: 3,718

17. Blood Tea and Red String (2006)

Not Rated | 71 min | Animation, Fantasy

7.0
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73 Metascore

A handmade stop-motion fairy tale for adults that tells the tale of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart's desire.

Director: Christiane Cegavske

Votes: 859

18. Head (1968)

G | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.6
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The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

Votes: 4,948

19. The Room (2003)

R | 99 min | Drama

3.6
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9 Metascore

Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

Director: Tommy Wiseau | Stars: Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Juliette Danielle, Philip Haldiman

Votes: 56,356

20. Mystics in Bali (1981)

86 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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Researching a book that takes her to Bali and the black magic cult of Leák, Cathy meets an evil witch which promises to train her in the dark arts. Tricked, Cathy is turned into a ... See full summary »

Director: H. Tjut Djalil | Stars: Ilona Agathe Bastian, Yos Santo, Sofia W.D., W.D. Mochtar

Votes: 776

21. Fantastic Planet (1973)

PG | 72 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

7.8
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On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders.

Director: René Laloux | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Topart

Votes: 16,958

22. Frankenhooker (1990)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

6.1
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A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, Patty Mullen, J.J. Clark

Votes: 7,094 | Gross: $0.21M

23. Antichrist (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror

6.6
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49 Metascore

A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

Votes: 98,662 | Gross: $0.40M

24. Tideland (2005)

R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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26 Metascore

Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly, Jodelle Ferland, Janet McTeer

Votes: 28,720 | Gross: $0.07M

25. Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker.

Directors: Richard W. Haines, Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Janelle Brady, Gil Brenton, Robert Prichard, Pat Ryan

Votes: 6,660

26. The Doom Generation (1995)

R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: James Duval, Rose McGowan, Johnathon Schaech, Cress Williams

Votes: 12,318 | Gross: $0.26M

27. Eraserhead (1977)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

7.4
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 81,830 | Gross: $7.00M

28. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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72 Metascore

5 friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 311,985 | Gross: $42.07M

29. Asparagus (1979)

20 min | Animation, Short

7.0
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An an animated candy colored nightmare from indie artist Suzan Pitt.

Director: Suzan Pitt

Votes: 390

30. Enter the Void (2009)

Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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69 Metascore

A French drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander

Votes: 53,723 | Gross: $0.34M