Nerve's The 50 Greatest Cult Movies of All Time

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""Cult movie" is a hard thing to pin down. For the purposes of this list — celebrating the tenth anniversary of Donnie Darko — we've put a premium on the intensity and selectiveness of a movie's appeal. We've also limited each director to one film. See
you at midnight! "

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    Barbarella

    1968, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Big Lebowski

    1998, in 25 top lists Check
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    Brazil

    1985, in 19 top lists Check
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    À bout de souffle

    1960 — a.k.a. Breathless, in 27 top lists Check
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    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
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    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    1974, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Brood

    1979, in 4 top lists Check
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    Clerks

    1994, in 8 top lists Check
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    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 34 top lists Check
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    Death Race 2000

    1975, in 4 top lists Check
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    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 19 top lists Check
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    Down by Law

    1986, in 9 top lists Check
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    Easy Rider

    1969, in 18 top lists Check
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    Eraserhead

    1977, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 7 top lists Check
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    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    1965 — a.k.a. The Leather Girls, in 8 top lists Check
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    Fight Club

    1999, in 17 top lists Check
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    Freaks

    1932, in 15 top lists Check
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    Grey Gardens

    1975, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Harder They Come

    1972, in 5 top lists Check
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    Harold and Maude

    1971, in 17 top lists Check
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    Heathers

    1988, in 7 top lists Check
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    Kiss Me Deadly

    1955, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Man Who Fell to Earth

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
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    Mommie Dearest

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    1975, in 21 top lists Check
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    Mosura

    1961 — a.k.a. Mothra, in 0 top lists Check
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    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
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    Office Space

    1999, in 6 top lists Check
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    Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    1985, in 3 top lists Check
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    Pi

    1998, in 6 top lists Check
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    Pink Flamingos

    1972, in 9 top lists Check
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    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    1959, in 4 top lists Check
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    Re-Animator

    1985, in 5 top lists Check
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    Repo Man

    1984, in 8 top lists Check
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    Reservoir Dogs

    1992, in 25 top lists Check
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    Mad Max 2

    1981 — a.k.a. The Road Warrior, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    1975, in 11 top lists Check
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    Sisters

    1972, in 3 top lists Check
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    Slacker

    1990, in 7 top lists Check
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    Stop Making Sense

    1984, in 5 top lists Check
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    Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

    1971, in 10 top lists Check
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    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 31 top lists Check
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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1974, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Thing

    1982, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Toxic Avenger

    1984, in 3 top lists Check
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    Two-Lane Blacktop

    1971, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Warriors

    1979, in 6 top lists Check
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    Welcome to the Dollhouse

    1995, in 5 top lists Check
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    Withnail & I

    1987, in 12 top lists Check
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