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Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies 

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Updated June 14, 2019 19k views 50 items
Entertainment Weekly's list of the fifty best cult movies of all time. There's a reason why these are the best cult classic movies.
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This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
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The Rocky Horror Picture... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
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Freaks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Tod Browning (1932), starring Wallace Ford, Edward Brophy & Roscoe Ates

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#169 of 850 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #96 of 157 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again #12 of 45 The Most Controversial Movies of All Time

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Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Hal Ashby (1971), starring Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt & Bud Cort

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#296 of 1,025 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #56 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #369 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Pink Flamingos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by John Waters (1972), starring John Waters, Divine & Mink Stole

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#912 of 1,025 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #248 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #961 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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The Texas Chainsaw Massa... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Marcus Nispel (2003), starring Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey & Mike Vogel

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#55 of 850 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #791 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #22 of 30 The Worst Movies With Great Trailers

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Repo Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Alex Cox (1984), starring Jimmy Buffett, Emilio Estevez & Harry Dean Stanton

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#316 of 1,025 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #1,442 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #187 of 191 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson (1932), starring Jean Harlow, Boris Karloff & Paul Muni

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#35 of 367 The Best Movies Based On Books #44 of 114 The Best Mafia Films #191 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
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The Shawshank Redemption... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
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Five Deadly Venoms is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Chang Cheh (1978), starring Philip Kwok, Chiang Sheng & Feng Lu

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#527 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #15 of 413 The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies #3 of 41 The Best Kung Fu Movies of the 1970s

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Plan 9 from Outer Space ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Ed Wood (1959), starring Tor Johnson, Bunny Breckinridge & Joanna Lee

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#1,017 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #353 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #15 of 15 15 Movies Where Humans Are The Real Monsters

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Terry Gilliam (1985), starring Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins & Ian Holm

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#134 of 253 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #766 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #34 of 161 The Best Dystopian And Near Future Movies

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Eraserhead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by David Lynch (1977), starring Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates & Jack Fisk

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The Most Memorable 'Eraserhead' Quotes #161 of 253 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #70 of 591 The Best '70s Movies

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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Russ Meyer (1965), starring Tura Satana, Susan Bernard & Stuart Lancaster
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The Warriors is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Walter Hill (1979), starring Mercedes Ruehl, Robert Townsend & James Remar

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#207 of 367 The Best Movies Based On Books #36 of 591 The Best '70s Movieslisted on Movies Set in Brooklyn

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Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Richard Linklater (1993), starring Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich & Matthew McConaughey

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#114 of 1,025 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #293 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies #289 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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Hard Boiled is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by John Woo (1992), starring Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung Chiu Wai & Philip Kwok

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#469 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys #44 of 53 The Most Unrealistic Action Films #21 of 25 The Best Cowboy Cop Movies, Ranked

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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Sam Raimi (1987), starring Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva & Ted Raimi

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#208 of 349 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #552 of 1,025 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #40 of 850 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

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The Mack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Michael Campus (1973), starring Richard Pryor, Juanita Moore & Roger E. Mosley

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#200 of 728 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #565 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #65 of 93 The Best Hood Movies

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Pee-wee's Big Adventure ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
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An Andalusian Dog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Luis Buñuel (1929), starring Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Luis Buñuel & Simone Mareuil
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Akira is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Katsuhiro Otomo (1988), starring Takeshi Kusao, Mami Koyama & Tesshō Genda

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The Best Akira Quotes #155 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #1,281 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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The Toxic Avenger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
Dir. by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz (1984), starring Marisa Tomei, Mitch Cohen & R. L. Ryan

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#642 of 850 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #47 of 101 The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made #159 of 187 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

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Willy Wonka & the Ch... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies