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10 Cult Classic Movies You (Probably) Haven't Seen

There's hundreds of films out there that have an extremely loyal fan base. They vary from films that were too controversial for their time, just under appreciated and films that are so horribly bad they're fantastic. Here's a short list of my favourites.

 

1. Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

A lot of people won't watch a film in black and white but this one is just so damn terrible it's great. Even for the time the special effects were considered to be badly done, there's dozens of continuity issues and has been dubbed "the worst movie ever made". So into the intricate plot. Humanity is about to create a doomsday weapon that could destroy the universe so aliens are on a mission to stop that from happening. How you might ask? They initiate Plan 9 which is to reanimate the earth's dead. Aliens and zombies. Beautiful.

 

2. The Room (2003)

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This one is fairly well known, mostly for how terrible it is and the fact that the director is creepy as fuck. It's also one of the most quotable films of all time. The film follows Johnny, his fiancee Lisa and Johnny's best friend Mark and their love triangle. There's loads of other things going on in the film that are just kind of put there for the sake of it and never get resolved. Honestly it's a tough watch but definitely recommended.

 

3. Clerks (1994)

Clerks is an amazing film especially for anyone that's worked in retail. It's about Dante, a young man trapped in a dead end job as a clerk in an extremely quiet shop. He learns that his current girlfriend has had a lot more sex than he has, his ex is getting married and that his other ex has died and her wake is today. The film gets pretty crazy but it's a really solid alternative comedy.

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4. Harold And Maude (1971)

A very dark comedy about Harold, a young man obsessed with death. So obsessed he attends funerals as a hobby and meets Maude, a 79 year old woman that shares his obsession. Harold's mother tries to find him a wife, all the while he and Maude begin a friendship that becomes romantic. It is a comedy but it's pretty dark and a little odd.

5. The Warriors (1979)

New York city is home to dozens and dozens of gangs, one of whom is The Warriors. A peaceful meeting is called between all of the gangs where a respected leader is shot and The Warriors are framed for it. The Warriors are hunted for these crimes and have to return to their home turf. The film is pretty chessy in parts but it's an absolute classic that'll have you wanting to join a riot.

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6. Labyrinth (1986)

Directed by Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets and featuring David Bowie as The Goblin King, who steals Sarah's baby brother Toby. Sarah has to navigate a huge maze to reach the Goblin King. It features music, puppets and a gratuitous amount of Bowie crotch.

7. Bottle Rocket (1996)

Directed by the amazing Wes Anderson and starring Owen Wilson and his brother Luke. The movie is a brilliantly zany comedy about three incapable criminals trying to enact a crime spree. The Wilson brother's work really well together on screen and play the ambitious psychopaths perfectly.

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8. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Hilarious mockumentary about British glam metal band Spinal Tap. The film has some brilliant lines and is almost convincing despite it being made up. The band try to get back into the charts and it follows their accounts of their attempt. It's also extremely cringey at parts, which is always good.

9. Deep End (1970)

Personally love this movie, all about romance and obsession. Mike, a 15 year old pool attendant becomes obsessed with his older coworker after he finds out that she's cheating on her fiancee. Mike attempts to stop her from cheating and gets far too involved with her. Proper, really well done drama that I definitely recommend giving a watch

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10. Quadrophenia (1979)

Teenage angst we all wish we could have had set in 1970's England. The movie repopularized the whole Mod trend and has a really particular style that's definitely worth checking out.

 

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Sean Quigley

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