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The 40 Greatest Cult Classic Movies of All Time (Forbes)

Every movie lover has a favorite "cult classic." Sometimes called "cult films" or "cult movies," there is no one definition of a "cult film," but most broadly, they are films with a dedicated fanbase or a cult following. While films on this list range from 1942 to 2018, the term "cult film" was coined in the 1970s to describe popular "midnight movies" (usually movies played late at night on TV, or underground/second-run films played late nights at theaters) and the general rising popularity of underground films. Cult classics usually gain their followings several years or even decades after their initial release. Cult classics come in every genre, including action and some of the best documentary films. However, comedies, horror and sci-fi films are overrepresented because they are more often misunderstood in their own time. But what are the best cult classic movies in this broadly defined genre? Well, go get a slushy, step into the lab and abide this list.
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The Night of the Hunter (1955)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
2
Eraserhead (1977)
Eraserhead (1977)
3
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
4
Office Space (1999)
Office Space (1999)
5
The Princess Bride (1987)
The Princess Bride (1987)
6
The Thing (1982)
The Thing (1982)
7
The Watermelon Woman (1996)
The Watermelon Woman (1996)
8
Labyrinth (1986)
Labyrinth (1986)
9
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
10
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
11
Evil Dead II (1987)
Evil Dead II (1987)
12
Josie and the Pussy Cats (2001)
Josie and the Pussy Cats (2001)
13
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Wicker Man (1973)
14
The Love Witch (2016)
The Love Witch (2016)
15
Donnie Darko (2001)
Donnie Darko (2001)
16
Female Trouble (1974)
Female Trouble (1974)
17
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
18
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
19
Ganja & Hess (1973)
Ganja & Hess (1973)
20
Harold and Maude (1971)
Harold and Maude (1971)
21
Mandy (2018)
Mandy (2018)
22
Carnival of Souls (1962)
Carnival of Souls (1962)
23
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
24
Jennifer's Body (2009)
Jennifer's Body (2009)
25
Heathers (1988)
Heathers (1988)
26
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
27
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
28
House of Wax (1953)
House of Wax (1953)
29
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
30
Cat People (1942)
Cat People (1942)
31
The Last Unicorn (1982)
The Last Unicorn (1982)
32
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
33
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Death Becomes Her (1992)
34
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
35
Mallrats (1995)
Mallrats (1995)
36
The Thief and the Cobbler (1993)
The Thief and the Cobbler (1993)
37
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988)
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988)
38
Teeth (2007)
Teeth (2007)
39
Showgirls (1995)
Showgirls (1995)
40
Clue (1985)
Clue (1985)
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