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The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked

Updated February 12, 2021 0 votes 1.0k voters 37.3k views123 items

List RulesVote up your favorite comedies that have developed a cult following

This list contains information on the best cult comedy films, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best cult comedy movies come in many forms. Some good cult comedies are silly and over the top while other new cult comedies feature dry, sarcastic humor. Many of the best cult comedies were box office bombs that grew in popularity over time.

What films will you find on this top cult comedies movies list? Clerks has to be near the top. Kevin Smith's 1994 masterpiece found the funny in the mundane aspects of the everyday life of two cashiers. The film also marked the first appearance of the director's signature characters, Jay and Silent Bob. This Is Spinal Tap is another hilarious cult comedy beloved by fans of rock music.

The Big Lebowski may just be the most quotable cult comedy movie of all time. Other good cult comedy films include Shaun of the Dead, The Blues Brothers, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

How will we ever determine which comedy cult classic is the best? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good movies we may have missed.

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    David Letterman, Alfred Molina

    Released1994

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  • Shakes the Clown27
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    Shakes the Clown

    Adam Sandler, Robin Williams

    Released1992

    Directed byBobcat Goldthwait

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    Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz

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    Cobie Smulders, Amy Poehler

    Released2014

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  • The Dark Backward30
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    Rob Lowe, James Caan

    Released1991

    Directed byAdam Rifkin

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    Kate Micucci, Taika Waititi

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    Directed byVivieno Caldinelli

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    Steve Carell, Paul Rudd

    Released2010

    Directed byJay Roach

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  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas33
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    Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz

    Released1998

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

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  • Daughters of Darkness34
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    John Karlen, Delphine Seyrig

    Released1971

    Directed byHarry Kümel

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    The Band's Visit

    Uri Gavriel, Ronit Elkabetz

    Released2007

    Directed byEran Kolirin

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    24 Hour Party People

    Christopher Eccleston, Simon Pegg

    Released2002

    Directed byMichael Winterbottom

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  • After Hours37
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    After Hours

    Martin Scorsese, Teri Garr

    Released1985

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • A Bucket of Blood38
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    A Bucket of Blood

    Dick Miller, Paul Horn

    Released1959

    Directed byRoger Corman

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    Being There

    Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers

    Released1979

    Directed byHal Ashby

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    Sigourney Weaver, Jack Black

    Released2008

    Directed byMichel Gondry

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  • Blazing Saddles41
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    Blazing Saddles

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • Bubble Boy42
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    Bubble Boy

    Stacy Keibler, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2001

    Directed byBlair Hayes

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  • Burn After Reading43
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    Brad Pitt, George Clooney

    Released2008

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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    But I'm a Cheerleader

    Michelle Williams, RuPaul

    Released1999

    Directed byJamie Babbit

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    Released2006

    Directed byMichel Gondry

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    Dominique Pinon, Karin Viard

    Released1991

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    Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst

    Released1999

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  • Four Rooms48
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    Four Rooms

    Madonna, Salma Hayek

    Released1995

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  • Heavy Weights49
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    Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller

    Released1995

    Directed bySteven Brill

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    Rachel Ward, Richard E. Grant

    Released1989

    Directed byBruce Robinson

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