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Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies 

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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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#170 of 784 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #93 of 134 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again #11 of 15 15 Pretty Good Horror Movies Where No One Dies

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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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#301 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #373 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #803 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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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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#853 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #940 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #247 of 554 The Best '70s Movies

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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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#56 of 784 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #792 of 1,646 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 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #1,412 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #118 of 299 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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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 358 The Best Movies Based On Books #198 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #56 of 108 The Best Mafia Films

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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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#446 of 554 The Best '70s Movies #13 of 50 The Best Chinese Movies On Netflix #15 of 333 The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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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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#977 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #373 of 560 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #132 of 143 The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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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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#144 of 239 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #371 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #764 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable 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 #165 of 239 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #368 of 784 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

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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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#210 of 358 The Best Movies Based On Books #748 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable 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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#281 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #216 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #116 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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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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#47 of 53 The Most Unrealistic Action Films #21 of 25 The Best Cowboy Cop Movies, Ranked #461 of 717 The Greatest Action Movies of All Time

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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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#212 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #550 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #41 of 784 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 729 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #565 of 590 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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#66 of 100 The Best French Movies That Are Absolute Masterpieces #159 of 334 The Greatest Movies in World Cinema Historylisted on List of Silent Movies

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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 #157 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #315 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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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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#160 of 172 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #317 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #624 of 784 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

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