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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 Times at the El Royale (2018)

7.3/10
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pull...

The El Royale is a run-down hotel that sits on the border between California and Nevada. It soon becomes a seedy battleground when seven strangers --... Read more

Bad Times at the El Royale (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.3/10
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pull...

The El Royale is a run-down hotel that sits on the border between California and Nevada. It soon becomes a seedy battleground when seven strangers --... 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

Barbarella (1968)

5.9/10
Director: Roger Vadim
Starring: Marcel Marceau, Ugo Tognazzi, Milo O'Shea, John Phillip Law, Jane Fonda, David H...

Barbarella is marked by the same audacity and originality, fantasy, humor, beauty and horror, cruelty and eroticism that make comic books such a favor... Read more

Barbarian Queen (1985)

3.9/10
Director: Hector Olivera
Starring: Lana Clarkson, Frank Zagarino

AKA 'Queen of the Naked Steel'. Set during the days of the Roman Empire. A simple village is raided by Roman troops, and most of the people are whiske... Read more

Barton Fink (1991)

7.7/10
Director: Joel Coen
Starring: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Jon Polito

The 44th winner of Best Film at Cannes was this dark comedy/thriller in which a renowned playwright (John Turturro) comes to 1941 L.A. to write a scre... Read more

Barton Fink ( Blu-ray ) (1991)

7.7/10
Director: Joel Coen
Starring: John Goodman, John Mahoney, John Turturro, Jon Polito, Judy Davis, Michael Lerne...

The 44th winner of Best Film at Cannes was this dark comedy/thriller in which a renowned playwright (John Turturro) comes to 1941 L.A. to write a scre... Read more

Basket Case (1981)

6.1/10
Director: Frank Henenlotter
Starring: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith

"E.T."as if it were written and directed by a psychopath! The story of Duane Bradley and his little brother Belial who have come to New York looking f... Read more