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Cult Films / After Dark

Cult Films generally have limited but very special appeal. They are usually strange, quirky, offbeat, eccentric, oddball, or surreal. They may have outrageous, weird, cartoony characters or plots, and garish sets. They are often considered controversial because they step outside standard narrative and technical conventions. Cult films cut across many film genres (science fiction, horror, melodrama, etc.), and though they can be very stylized, they are often flawed or unusual in some striking way. To make a little sense of this unique genre, scroll the motherlode below, or take a side road by clicking a blue sub-heading to yer left... Visiting "Television Shows" and the "Cult Television" sub-feature may be worth checking out, also the "Animation" feature and the "Cult Animation" or "JapAnime" sub-feature will help with the bigger picture.. Right: Henry (Jack Nance) is "Eraserhead".

A Field in England (2013)

6.3/10
Director: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Reece Shearsmith, Julian Barratt, Michael Smiley, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glov...

Fleeing from a battle in the English Civil War, a small group of deserters are captured by a mysterious alchemist and forced to aid him in his search... Read more

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012)

4.8/10
Director: Roman Coppola
Starring: Bill Murray, Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Patricia Arquette, Aubrey Plaza,...

Set in a stylized Los Angeles, "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Br... Read more

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

7.7/10
Director: Richard Lester
Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell

Richard Lester meets John, Paul, George and Ringo in this exuberant film following an average day in the life of the Beatles as they take under their... Read more

A Hard Day's Night ( Blu-ray ) (1964)

7.7/10
Director: Richard Lester
Starring: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell

Richard Lester meets John, Paul, George and Ringo in this exuberant film following an average day in the life of the Beatles as they take under their... Read more

A Star Is Born (Garland) (1954)

7.8/10
Director: George Cukor
Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Charles Bickford

The restored version of this masterpiece. Directed by George Cukor this classic musical drama about the doomed marriage of an entertainer whose career... Read more

After Hours (1985)

7.7/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Thomas Chong, Griffin Dunne, Linda Fiorentino, Te...

A bored, buttoned-up, buttoned-down word processor (Griffin Dunne) sets out on a late night date and finds that different rules apply when it's after... Read more

Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (1972)

8/10
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Del Negro, Helena Rojo

Based on the journals of Brother Gaspar de Carvajal, and tells a hallucinatory tale of Spanish colonialists searching for El Dorado, the legendary cit... Read more

Air Guitar Nation (2007)

7.2/10
Director: Alexandra Lipsitz

We've all done it - strummed a tender ballad on a hairbrush, or plucked madly at air when a favourite rock anthem is on the radio - but some people ta... Read more

Alice's Restaurant (1969)

6.3/10
Director: Arthur Penn
Starring: Arlo Guthrie, Pat Quinn, James Broderick

You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant in this classic slice of 60s life, featuring troubadour Arlo Guthrie in his only major film appear... Read more

Alien Trespass (2009)

5.7/10
Director: R W Goodwin
Starring: Robert Patrick, Jenni Baird, Eric McCormack, Jody Thompson, Dan Lauria

An affectionate send-up of 1950s era sci-fi films in the tradition of "The Blob" and "It Came From Outer Space". It's 1957, a spaceship has just lande... Read more