Cult film movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant cult film movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out cult film, weird, surreal, melancholic, psychedelic and talky films and TV shows about / with dialogue, insanity, cult, storytelling, brutality, exploitation, violence, suprisingly clever, pornography and runaway plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cult film: Donnie Darko (2001), Fight Club (1999), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), Repo Man (1984), Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), The Evil Dead (1981), The Wicker Man (1973), Blue Velvet (1986), Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978).

List of cult film movies

Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, mind bending, surreal, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: time travel, mental illness, parallel universe, insanity, hallucination, imaginary friend, social misfits, surrealism, supernatural ability, time loop, schizophrenia, psychology ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1988
Place: virginia, usa
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Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, twist ending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: self destructing, fighting the system, split personality, psychology, losing-it hero, against the rules, nihilism, social decay, insomnia, life philosophy, dissociative identity disorder, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, cerebral, psychedelic, bleak ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, surrealism, distopia, brutality, violent, violence, psychopath, nihilism, violence spree, controversy ...
Time: future, year 1995, 70s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: britain, london, england, united kingdom, europe
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hansel Schmidt, is a young East German boy, born and raised during the Cold War in communist East Berlin. In his 20s, he meets Luther Robinson, an older American soldier, who falls in love with Hansel and the two decide to marry, which will allow ...
Style: emotional, lyrical, enigmatic, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, gay, singer, gender, musician, betrayal, self discovery, lgbt, gays and lesbians, transvestite, rock and roll ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, kansas, usa ...
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Repo Man (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A down and out young punk gets a job working with a seasoned repo man, but what awaits him in his new career is a series of outlandish adventures revolving around aliens, the CIA, and a most wanted '64 Chevy.
Style: surreal, funny, philosophical, bleak, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, punk, surrealism, punk rocker, radioactivity, mad scientist, car, exploitation, ufo, teenager, cult, absurdism ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A hip and happenin' all girl rock group head to LA to claim lead-singer Kelly's inheritance and make it (and make it) in LA. Soon the girls fall into a morass of drugs and deceit as their recording success soars. It takes several tragedies ...
Style: erotic, psychedelic, sexy, biting, sexual ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: satire, friendship, erotica, drugs, hollywood, sex, rock and roll, price of fame, music industry, hippie, rags to riches, lesbian ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Evil Dead (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.
Style: macabre, scary, psychotronic, bloody, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, monster, evil, dark humor, supernatural horror, evil dead, supernatural, extreme violence, demonic possession, survival, demon, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan, tennessee
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The Wicker Man (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, twist ending, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: cult, ritual, paganism, investigation, religion, sacrifice, disappearance, secret society, female nudity, island, pagan, human sacrifice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: scotland, europe, united kingdom, scottish highlands
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Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 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 criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: neo noir, surreal, dark, disturbing, art house ...
Plot: surrealism, small town, mystery, voyeurism, sexual perversion, sex, rape, serial killer, postmodernism, sexual obsession, eccentricity, sexual humiliation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a 1978 comedy film directed by John De Bello and starring David Miller. The film is a spoof of B-movies. Made on a budget of less than USD $100,000, the story involves tomatoes becoming sentient by unknown means and ...
Style: parody, humorous, surreal, absurd, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, monster, disaster, space and aliens, insanity, espionage, rescue, survival, vegetable, chaos, deadly creature, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, macabre, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, rape and revenge, revenge, vengeance, sexual abuse, cruelty, brutality, kidnapping, sexual humiliation, sadistic horror, sadism, justice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, germany, europe, new york state, new york ...
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black ...
Style: absurd, humorous, surreal, parody, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monty python, holy grail, knight, king arthur, adventure, satire, legends and myths, surrealism, medieval, arthurian legend, sword fight, monk ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: england, europe, xian, scotland yard
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Basket Case (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man carrying a big basket that contains his deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.
Style: slasher, scary, macabre, bloody, absurd ...
Plot: siamese twins, monster, murder, vengeance, body horror, violence, raped by monster, brother brother relationship, twins, hotel, mutant, evil twin ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three strippers seeking thrills encounter a young couple in the desert. After dispatching the boyfriend, they take the girl hostage and begin scheming on a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert, reputedly hiding a tidy sum of cash. ...
Style: sexy, surreal, sexual, road movie, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, desert, violence, lesbian, femme fatale, murder, innuendo, stripper, car, exploitation, sexploitation, train ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california
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Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, art house, psychedelic, avant garde, psychological ...
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, nightmare, insanity, baby, cult, psychosis, art, psychology, eccentricity, loneliness, freak ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Re-Animator (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
Style: splatter, scary, disturbing, slasher, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, violence, hospital, reanimation, reanimated corpse, black cat, insanity, dark humor, female nudity, laboratory, overdose ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: zurich switzerland, massachusetts, austria, europe
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Life of Brian (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the ...
Style: parody, funny, surreal, satirical, thought provoking ...
Plot: satire, monty python, religion, jesus, christmas, roman empire, absurdism, god, execution, mistaken identity, jewish, ancient ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, palestine, jerusalem, ancient greece, middle east
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Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Style: psychedelic, experimental, disturbing, surreal, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, music, rock and roll, drugs, hallucination, drug addiction, surrealism, loss of father, corporal punishment, hippie, rock music, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: england, europe, london, los angeles
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events ...
Style: humorous, absurd, surreal, talky, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bowling, slacker, mistaken identity, crimes, hippie, weed, marijuana, nihilism, stoners, hallucination, death of friend, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, pasadena california
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The Meaning of Life (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Life's questions are 'answered' in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then there's the National Health doctors who try to claim a ...
Style: parody, funny, philosophical, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: satire, monty python, philosophy, death, surrealism, afterlife, gluttony, meaning of life, greed, grim reaper, female nudity, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1870s, 80s
Place: england, europe, africa
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, surreal, twists and turns, neo noir, mind bending ...
Plot: lesbian, surrealism, amnesia, mystery, hollywood, hallucination, alternate reality, lesbian sex, obsession, lesbianism, lesbian love, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Gopher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 125 min.
Story: El Topo decides to confront warrior Masters on a trans-formative desert journey he begins with his 6 year old son, who must bury his childhood totems to become a man. El Topo (the mole) claims to be God, while dressed as a gunfighter in black, ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, psychedelic, sexy, experimental ...
Plot: desert, surrealism, midget, revenge, coming of age, real life father and son playing father and son, nihilism, vengeance, cult, mole, religion, violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, psychedelic, captivating, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug addiction, drug abuse, existentialism, life is a bitch, drugs, social misfits, crimes, counterculture, surrealism, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, england, london
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Heavy Metal (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.
Style: adult animation, atmospheric, sexy, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, heavy metal, good versus evil, graphic violence, adventure, space station, spacecraft, space travel, female nudity, alien, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: pentagon, new jersey, usa, new york
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Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, psychological, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, surveillance, cyberpunk, surrealism, christmas, dark humor, dystopic future, mistaken identity, bureaucracy, steampunk, dream ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, brazil, london, britain, europe
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Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living Dead is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cemetery, survival, cannibalism, isolation, basement, zombie apocalypse, cult, zombie attack, monster, supernatural, living dead ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
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Carnival of Souls (1962)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mary Henry ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish ...
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, psychotronic, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, female protagonist, afterlife, carnival, supernatural, surrealism, car accident, zombie, amusement park, visceral, brutality, demon ...
Place: salt lake city utah, utah, usa
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.
Style: philosophical, cerebral, mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, outer space, astronaut, spacecraft, evolution, artificial intelligence, human versus computer, scientist, space station, moon, self discovery, super computer ...
Time: future, year 2001, prehistory, prehistoric times, 2000s ...
Place: vatican
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Eating Raoul (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant.
Style: surreal, dark, funny, sexy, witty ...
Plot: swinger, cannibalism, serial killer, murder, sex party, female nudity, bdsm, sex toy, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), dark humor, dominatrix ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Evil Dead II (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from “The Book of the Dead.” As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed ...
Style: scary, slasher, splatter, bloody, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, time travel, supernatural, monster, curses spells and rituals, demon, survival, evil dead, chainsaw, halloween, cult, dark humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1987, 14th century
Place: michigan, usa
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