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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".

All About Eve (1950)

8.3/10
Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz
Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Marilyn Monroe

Six Oscars were awarded this cynical and entertaining examination of life as it exists on the Broadway theatre scene. Bette Davis glows as the ageing... Read more

Altered States (1980)

6.9/10
Director: Ken Russell
Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

William Hurt stars in a dazzling debut as a research scientist on an incredible journey into the inner space of the mind. He tries everything from ps... Read more

Amazon Women On The Moon (1986)

6.2/10
Director: Joe Dante, John Landis, Peter Horton, Robert K Weiss
Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Carrie Fisher, Michelle Pfeiffer

A comedy compilation, from five filmmakers, of short skits and spoofs on a variety of topics including modern dating, personalized adult video selecti... Read more

American Graffiti (1973)

7.5/10
Director: George Lucas
Starring: Wolfman Jack, Mackenzie Phillips, Charles Martin Smith, Ron Howard, Richard Drey...

George Lucas' paean to early '60s youth stars Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Paul LeMat, Harrison Ford and other then-unknowns. Follow... Read more

American Graffiti ( Blu-ray ) (1973)

7.5/10
Director: George Lucas
Starring: Candy Clark, Cindy Williams, Harrison Ford, Paul Le Mat, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron H...

George Lucas' paean to early '60s youth stars Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Paul LeMat, Harrison Ford and other then-unknowns. Follow... Read more

American Graffiti / More American Graffiti (1973)

Director: Bill L Norton, George Lucas
Starring: Ron Howard, Bo Hopkins, Paul Le Mat, Candy Clark, Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Mart...

"American Graffiti" (1973) - Follow the misadventures of a group of friends on one summer night in '62, as they prepare for the uncertainty of life af... Read more

American Psycho (2000)

7.6/10
Director: Mary Harron
Starring: Chloe Sevigny, Christian Bale, Guinevere Turner, Jared Leto, Reese Witherspoon,...

Bret Easton Ellis' infamous 1991 novel is turned into a darkly humourous horror show that slyly skewers 1980s values. Director Mary Harron ('I Shot An... Read more

American Psycho ( Blu-ray ) (2000)

7.6/10
Director: Mary Harron
Starring: Bill Sage, Chloe Sevigny, Christian Bale, Guinevere Turner, Jared Leto, Reese Wi...

Bret Easton Ellis' infamous 1991 novel is turned into a darkly humourous horror show that slyly skewers 1980s values. Director Mary Harron ('I Shot An... Read more

American Splendor (2003)

7.5/10
Director: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, James Urbaniak, Judah Friedlander, Harvey Pekar

"From off the streets of Cleveland" comes the acclaimed filming of Ohio file clerk/jazz buff/crank Harvey Pekar's underground comic book chronicle of... Read more

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

7.6/10
Director: John Landis
Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine

David Naughton and Jenny Agutter star in writer/director John Landis' classic cult black comedy. American backpackers David (David Naughton) and Jack... Read more