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The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote 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 cult comedy film 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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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried
Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more
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Wet Hot American Summer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler
Wet Hot American Summer is a 2001 satirical comedy film directed by David Wain from a screenplay written by David Wain and Michael Showalter, starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, ...more
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Bottle Rocket is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Owen Wilson, James Caan, Leslie Mann
Bottle Rocket is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. It was co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson. In addition to being Wes Anderson's directorial debut, Bottle Rocket was the ...more
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Rumthacker Cooley added Adam Sandler, Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin
Shakes the Clown is a 1992 American film directed and written by Bobcat Goldthwait, who performs the title role. It also features Julie Brown, Blake Clark, Paul Dooley, Kathy Griffin, Florence ...more
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Rumthacker Cooley added Rachel Ward, Richard E. Grant, Richard Wilson
How to Get Ahead in Advertising is a 1989 British film written and directed by Bruce Robinson and starring Richard E. Grant and Rachel Ward. The title is a pun and can be literally taken as ...more
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John Newman1 added Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden
The Lobster is a 2015 science fiction romantic comedy-drama film directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos in his English-language debut. Its script was awarded the ARTE International Prize ...more
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Rumthacker Cooley added David Letterman, Alfred Molina, Ricki Lake
Cabin Boy is a 1994 fantasy comedy film directed by Adam Resnick and co-produced by Tim Burton, which starred comedian Chris Elliott. Elliott co-wrote the film with Resnick. Both Elliott and ...more
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Rumthacker Cooley added Rob Lowe, James Caan, Judd Nelson
The Dark Backward is a 1991 satirical comedy film directed and written by Adam Rifkin.
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They Came Together is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Cobie Smulders, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd
They Came Together is a 2014 American comedy film directed by David Wain and written by Wain and Michael Showalter. It is a parody of romantic comedies infused with Showalter and Wain's absurd ...more