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What is your favorite "cult" movie?

Can you give a brief synopsis of what it is about?
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From: twelvehandshigh
2012-12-27 06:59 pm (UTC)

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Slums of Beverly Hills
Vivian is a motherless teenage girl whose family moves around the outskirts of Beverly Hills constantly because her father insists on keeping them in a "good" school district, even though they can't afford to live there. He's like a wrecked battleship, not able to admit that he's no longer the man he once was. Meanwhile, Viv has big tits she doesn't know what to do with and awkwardly discovers her sexuality-sort of- in an apartment laundry room. Her father takes in his wealthy brother's irresponsible daughter, Viv's older cousin, in exchange for help with rent. Marisa Tomei plays the irresponsible cousin and she is awesome.
[User Picture]From: theoryofwar
2012-12-27 07:09 pm (UTC)

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Tank Girl

Post apocalyptic world, who rides a tank and fights a mega-corporaction who controls the worlds water supplies.

Amazon Women on the Moon
Basically it's a bunch of short sketches. Michelle Pfeiffer and Steve Gutenberg are in it. I haven't seen it in ages, but I loved it.



one of my favorite sketches
[User Picture]From: snailrevolution
2012-12-27 07:54 pm (UTC)

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Tank Girl is amazing.
[User Picture]From: ameliorate
2012-12-27 09:17 pm (UTC)

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Love Tank Girl. It really gives the comic book vibe and I love that.
[User Picture]From: theoryofwar
2012-12-28 03:13 am (UTC)

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That's one reason I loved it! It kept to the comic book feel. Plus, I love Lori Petty!
[User Picture]From: wexdance
2012-12-27 07:19 pm (UTC)

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Pink Flamingos. I can't even explain so I'll just leave this here



Edited at 2012-12-27 07:19 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: cdozo
2012-12-27 07:26 pm (UTC)

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Sullivan's Travels - Our hero, a serious film director, decides to make a film about what it's really like to be down-and-out. In order to understand his subject a little better, he dresses up like a hobo and goes to live on-the-bum for a few days. Things go awry and he learns a deeper truth. I truly believe that there is no better film than this one.

On a side note, the movie he planned on making was called, "Oh Brother Where Are Thou." This was in 1941. In 2000, the Coen brothers used that title for a film that they made.

Edited at 2012-12-27 07:28 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: sblmnldrknss
2012-12-27 07:36 pm (UTC)

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How can I have a favorite? The Big Lebowski, Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, Clerks, Pulp Fiction, Barton Fink......

My favorite of that group is probably The Big Lebowski. It's about a mix-up over a name and the hijinks that ensue. But really, it's about the characters and just fleshing them out. I love Walter.
[User Picture]From: bangogirl
2012-12-27 08:02 pm (UTC)

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MARK IT 0!!!
[User Picture]From: jvmatucha
2012-12-27 07:52 pm (UTC)

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Female Trouble - The twisted adventures of Dawn Davenport, fame seeker extraordinaire, as told through the imagination of thee John Waters in his pre-Hairspray days.
[User Picture]From: pastorlenny
2012-12-27 08:13 pm (UTC)

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Eraserhead. It's about a radiator and a chicken.
[User Picture]From: paige_nevaeh
2012-12-27 09:05 pm (UTC)

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Harold & Maude.
20 year old suicide enthusiast falls in love with a spirited 79 year old.
Sounds weird. Actually the greatest love story of all time.
[User Picture]From: kengwen
2012-12-28 08:55 pm (UTC)

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Love this movie! It is awesome, and hilarious.
[User Picture]From: mr_sadhead
2012-12-27 09:14 pm (UTC)

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Forbidden Zone.
A strange family discovers a doorway to an underworld in their basement, and soon are contending with a midget king and his evil consort and a whole sload of strange characters. The Devil turns up, and it's Danny Elfman singing like Cab Calloway.
[User Picture]From: ameliorate
2012-12-27 09:23 pm (UTC)

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Hard to say. I love a lot of cult classics.

Pulp Fiction is probably my favorite, Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta are just fucking priceless. It's hard for me to abbreviate. Basically two gangsters are trying to get this "thing" back to their boss.

Spaceballs definitely comes in a hard second though. Spaceballs President Scroog tries to take all the air from a plant by holding the princess hostage and Lone Star and Barf must rescue her.

Princess Bride is hilarious and classic.

[User Picture]From: jadiie_babii_0x
2012-12-27 09:41 pm (UTC)

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Heathers.
About a mean girls type clique in high school and Wynona Ryder is the new girl in their clique who starts accidentally killing the other girls off. Awesomely hilarious.

Also Harold and Maude but someone else already gave that synopsis so I'll just say it's pretty much flawless.
[User Picture]From: xtoolchickx
2012-12-27 10:28 pm (UTC)

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Eraserhead. It's directed by David Lynch, if that's any indiciation.

Six String Samurai. About a monotone-nerdy-awesome guitar playing samurai fighter who wants to get to Vegas to be a rock star.
[User Picture]From: v15u4l_3rr0r
2012-12-27 11:18 pm (UTC)

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Machete

[User Picture]From: h20
2012-12-28 01:39 am (UTC)

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Jonestown: The Life and Death of People's Temple

I am being facetious but it is actually a really good movie about cults

Edited at 2012-12-28 01:42 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: manderleys
2012-12-28 02:21 am (UTC)

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the breakfast club or rocky horror picture show
[User Picture]From: sluice
2012-12-28 06:39 pm (UTC)

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Ticked Off Trannies with Knives!

It is what it says. Also Chad Michaels is in it. WIN.
[User Picture]From: kengwen
2012-12-28 09:11 pm (UTC)

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1) Labyrinth - David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly: teen wishes her baby brother would be taken by goblins...and he is, and she has to make her way through the labyrinth and the goblin kingdom and win him back from the goblin king. Bonus: Jim Henson puppets, and David Bowie singing!

2) The Linguini Incident - Marlee Matlin, David Bowie, one of the Arquettes (I don't know if this counts as a cult movie as I don't think it was ever very popular, but it is freaking hilarious). Those three work together at a super snobby/fancy restaurant, meanwhile the Arquette is an aspiring houdini, her best friend is an aspiring clothing designer, trying to combine women's fashion with self-defense, David Bowie is desperately trying to find dates... Hard to explain, but well worth a watch.

3) One Night at McCool's - Liv Tyler, Paul Reiser, Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas (and more): Liv Tyler is upwardly-mobile dating in an unexpected, funny way.

[User Picture]From: melime_everwood
2012-12-29 03:55 pm (UTC)

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Boondock Saints. I usually hate movies that have, what i think is a lot of swearing but I really love this one. Two Irish brothers take on the mob esentially, with Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery :)

Edited at 2012-12-29 03:57 pm (UTC)