There are movies that everyone knows and loves, but are those as interesting as the cult classics of the movie world? The Thankskillings of the world? The Death Racers of the world? The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimensions of the world?! Not at all.
What is it that makes something a cult classic? Simply put, it’s when a movie or television show has a lack of financial or mainstream success immediately after its initial release but eventually gains either a great deal of critical acclaim or recognition. It can also be when it gains a huge following later down the line, thus staying relevant and gaining “cult” status.
By this definition, there are a few mainstream movies that are technically cult films. Like, The Shawshank Redemption for example. The film was considered a flop at the box office, but the critics loved it, and audiences eventually came around. Now it’s widely considered one of the best movies ever made. But that’s not the kind of cult movies on this list. This list is dedicated to the weirdest of the genre—the movies that are so weird that people are fascinated with them. So without further ado, 30 of the weirdest cult movies ever made.
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