What is a cult movie? A movie about cults? Ha ha ha, foolish earthling, how dare you try to use logic and reason to determine genre labels. No no, the term 'cult movie' is typically applied to any motion picture that attracts a cult-like following. Usually, it's for an older film, or perhaps one that under-performed at the box office. At other times, cult interest will spring up around a critically panned disaster, sometimes ironically, oftentimes not.
For whatever reason, these otherwise distinct pictures end up endearing themselves to a small but rabid fanbase, an ultra-committed branch of cinephiles who would just as soon flay themselves alive than question why they're the only ones not laughing at Samurai Cop. Strange, obsessive and irreverent, these cults deserve a 'best of' list that's every bit as quirky as they are. How does a top 34 sound?