Some movies have the magic of capturing an everlasting fan base, where we believe and admire these movies little more than others. They impact us in a way that we always stay abide by loving those movies. Cult movies are those movies that may not have acclaimed any critical success to gather the mainstream audience but has a revolutionary effect on a certain group of audience, people become completely captivated with these films. Cult movies were the ones that were dismally failed when appeared on the box office but a year or sometime after people realized something enchanting about such movies and fell in love with them. Cult films mainly could acquire any genre but are typically famous for having a twisting niche towards the filming realm which eventually helped them to gain crazy followings.
So, let us know about 10 classic cult movies you should revisit right now to see their magic and to know why they have such a massive fan base.
1.The Big Lebowski (1998)
It’s a 1998 crim comedy, story based on the adult adventures which includes kidnapping and crime caper of three men The Dude, Donny, and Walter. Two goons that are Donny and Walter mistake ‘the Dude’ Lebowski for a millionaire Lebowski and urinate on his rug, trying to compensate his rug from the wealthy Lebowski, he gets twined in an elaborate kidnapping case. This movie was considered a cult classic because it’s an hour-long drama that would not just make you Guffaw but would also allow you to anticipate for season-long arcs. Many compared this movie with the hit Breaking Bad series.
2. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
This movie came out in 1999, this movie is a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, set in a modern American high school. The best thing about this movie is it’s based on a classic high school movie filled with amazing characters that feel real and not like an adult’s version of what adolescence is like. Starring the legendary actor Heath Ledger as Petrick the rebellious young boy trying to date Kat a Tomboy (played by Julia Stiles) in order to earn money, paid by Camron a high school boy who wants to date Bianca kat’s younger sister. According to the girl’s father’s rules, Bianca can only date if Kat dates. It’s a light comedy movie.
3. Fight Club (1996)
Fight club became overly popular within a few years; Fight Club has become one of the most beloved cult films of the 1990s. The New York Times recently called “Fight Club” “the defining cult movie of our time,”. It is based on the 1996 novel “fight club” with soap salesman Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) and becomes embroiled in a relationship with him and a destitute woman.
4. The Warriors (1970)
New York was a bad place when this movie came out, it was about the 1970s. This is a Walter Hill’s action-thriller is set in a near-future NYC that is overrun with gangs. The story goes on as the gang leader Cyrus bids to unite the gangs to take over the city, he is killed and the Warriors are blamed for it. They outrun the city gangs and made a way back home. The Warriors have uncommonly stated for the times back then the concept was new and a bit cheesy. It is the definition of a cult classic film that was critically panned and later developed an extensive following.
5. Office Space (1980)
This movie is a comedy classic of the 1980s. Mike Judge’s Office Space just celebrated its 20th anniversary recently. The screenplay is of hilarious and incisive satire of an office workplace. Many people believe that the TV series the office was the clear adaptation of this movie as both follow the same comic aspect.
6. Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)
Romy and Michele are goofy and kind of weird characters, but it features a heart-warming and positive female friendship played by Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino’s. This 1997, a comedy about two inseparable friends who start a road trip together for their high school reunion. The comic aspect of this movie is very witty and people consider it timeless. It’s a great classic cult to watch while hanging out with friends.
7. Empire Records (1995)
This movie was not a huge hit but its really fascinating to watch it grow and being adored by the generation. It’s a story about an alienated group of young people who neither stand out nor fit in, so they seek solace in each other. It’ doesn’t require any further explanation its a soft romedy and a watchable movie for any free time.
8. Star Wars (1977)
This is the blockbuster of cult movies. When it came out nobody paid much attention to the story arc capabilities of these movies. Star Wars gained such global domination for that generation that everyone wanted to have a Jedi action figure and a lightsaber. Star Wars was also compared to have the same effect on the youth back then as Marvel movies shed now. Recently the saga of Star Wars has continued and the fan base who follows it religiously was again stunned.
9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
This cult classic is about sweethearts Brad and Janet stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter a transvestite scientist. Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wired characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” This movie was further adapted for many music video concepts portraying its success. It’s yet a classic for and inspiration for transvestite stories.
10. Hackers (1995)
Hackers was an ahead movie that came out in 1995. Though the storyline of this movie was clichéd but have a good relatability aspect. Notwithstanding though it is over 20 years old movie but the characters and subject material would fit in nicely in the present times. These heydays, hacking is more than just a hotkey issue, and it’s one that could make for gripping drama if handled and experimented with care.