Favorite "Cult" or indie movie

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  1. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    So, since my Primer thread went nowhere, I'd like to hear what everyone's favorite cult or indie movie is? Primer is my favorite recently, but there's a bunch of others. I'm always surprised to see Shawshank Redemption on "top 10 cult movie" lists... I wouldn't call that a cult film... but, I'm a fan of Reservoir Dogs, Dr. Strangelove, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (of course), Evil Dead, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Memento... I'm sure there's tons I'm missing. So what do you guys like that maybe many of us haven't' seen or heard of before?
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    My favorites would be:
    Harold and Maude (of course)
    Godzilla
    Fight Club
    Wet Hot American Summer (the funniest, most ridiculous movie I have ever seen)

    EDIT: and How could I forget Monsturd? That's definitely as cult as it gets.
     
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    My one favorite, meaning the one I can watch day after day....

    The Mack

    It's tough picking my favorite cult movie.

    I recently saw a flick called "Fukushû suruwa wareniari" (Vengeance is Mines) and I must say wow, if you get the chance check it out.
     
  5. mrgreen4242 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Fight Club is very possibly my favorite movie of all time. I didn't think to include it in a cult movie list because I thought it was quite popular, but maybe it's just because I've made everyone I know watch it...

    Thanks for mentioning Wet Hot America Summer... hear dood things abotu it, promptly forgot about it, but now added to my Netflix queue.
     
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    I would have to say my favorite cult movies are Evil Dead and Army Of Darkness. They make me laugh every time.

    Defiantly Wet Hot American Summer. My wife turned me on to that one.

    I watched that movie again the other week. It gets weirder every time.
     
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    MegaForce.

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai

    Beastmaster

    Time Bandits

    Blade Runner

    Wait, what is counted as an Indie?
     
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    That's a good question. Wikipedia defines a Cult film as "a film that has acquired a highly devoted but relatively small group of fans."

    I would personally say an indie movie is a film financed by the people involved in creating, and not a studio. They are often later bought and released by a studio, however. Others might say an indie picture is one that is made by a small studio rather than one of the large Hollywood companies.
     
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    You're mixing cult and indie together. They're different, albeit similar, genres.
     
  13. mrgreen4242 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'm not mixing them together, I'm merely discussing both simultaneously as they are, as you mention, similar genres.
     
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    That was on this morning at 2.00am. I wanted to watch it all the way through (First time seeing it) but only got to the part where he beats up the kids who want his briefcase. Looked pretty good. :D
     
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    Zoolander (cult movie)
    Blow-Up
    Pulp Fiction
    Waking Life
    The 5 Obstructions
    The Diving Bell + The Butterfly
    Amores Perros
    La Jetée
    Amelie
    Idiocracy
    City Of God
     
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    Zoolander is a cult film? I guess I'll have to add that one to my list as well.
     
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    UHF

    great thread, as if I needed a way to find more movies for my netflix queue... :)
     
  20. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Dark Star, 1973, John Carpenter. Beach ball with claws. Self-aware planet-destroying bombs. Existentialism. Necromancy. Mmm mmm good stuff.

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    it is if you define cult as a small but loyal following.
     
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    Oh! And of course Pirates of the Silicon Valley!
     
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    cult-Raising Arizona

    indie-Bottle Rocket

    Both are frickin' hilarious and you can watch them over and over and still find new stuff to laugh at.
     
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    +1 and Fall. Fall was really ahead of its time, sadly.
     

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