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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".

Bad Boy Bubby ( Blu-ray ) (1993)

7.4/10
Director: Rolf de Heer
Starring: Claire Benito, Nicholas Hope, Ralph Cotterill, Carmel Johnson

Locked in his room for 35 years (no TV or Radio here) as not much more than a sex slave, Bubby's perception of the universe is not extensive. Through... Read more

Bad Lieutenant (1992)

7.1/10
Director: Abel Ferrara
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Frankie Thorn, Paul Hipp, Victor Argo

About a morally bankrupt cop (Harvey Keitel) who starts to pull himself out of the abyss when he investigates the rape of a nun who refuses to press c... Read more

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

6.6/10
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Brad Dourif, Fairuza Balk, Nicolas Cage, Val Kilmer, Eva Mendes, Alvin 'Xzibit'...

Neither a strict remake of nor a sequel to Abel Ferrara's lurid 1992 crime drama, Werner Herzog's outrageous, blackly comic procedural is its own odd... Read more

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans ( Blu-ray ) (2009)

6.6/10
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Brad Dourif, Fairuza Balk, Nicolas Cage, Val Kilmer, Eva Mendes, Alvin 'Xzibit'...

Neither a strict remake of nor a sequel to Abel Ferrara's lurid 1992 crime drama, Werner Herzog's outrageous, blackly comic procedural is its own odd... Read more

Bad Santa (2003)

7.1/10
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, Tony Cox, John Ritter, Brett Kell...

Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton like you've never seen him before) is the department store Santa who doesn't give a f*** if you've been naughty o... Read more

Bad Santa ( Blu-ray ) (2003)

7.1/10
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, John Ritter, Bernie Mac, Tony Cox, Lauren Graham, Brett Kell...

Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton like you've never seen him before) is the department store Santa who doesn't give a f*** if you've been naughty o... Read more

Bad Taste (1987)

6.7/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Mike Minett, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Terry Potter, Peter Jackson

This notorious debut feature film from Peter Jackson is packed with all the outrageous action, senseless violence and sick humour that has made it one... Read more

Badlands (1973)

7.9/10
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Alan Vint

Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek star in this tale of two outcasts on a murder-spree in a film that is one of the most stunning directorial debuts in the... Read more

Baffled! (1972)

5.9/10
Director: Philip Leacock
Starring: Leonard Nimoy, Susan Hampshire, Vera Miles

Years ahead of its time before series about strange phenomenon became a cult, this feature-length pilot to a series that never was mixes ESP with myst... Read more

Bagdad Cafe (1987)

7.5/10
Director: Percy Adlon
Starring: Marianne Sagebrecht, CCH Pounder, Jack Palance

This enchanting and affectionate fable unveils, in a series of wonderful vignettes, the developing friendship between several oddball characters. Mari... Read more