The 10 best cult classic movies cross several genres. Cult classics are movies that return time and time again. These cult classic movies can normally be found making their annual rounds at the theater for special showing or on television. What makes a movie a cult classic is the following and zaniness of the movie goers. Cult classics bring out the best in fanatics. If you have the chance to attend one, do it.

  1. “This is Spinal Tap” 1984: An incredibly brilliant film that has an enormous fan base across the world, the movie documents the return tour of Spinal Tap to America, in a tongue in cheek and often silly look at the British heavy metal band. This movie has spawned several versions and albums promoting the real metal music of Spinal Tap.

  2. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” 1975: This peculiar musical has a sinister twist and cross dressing. An oddity in film, RHPS has been a phenomenon and cult classic since its inception. This is Tim Curry’s best known appearance and brings out more males in women’s clothing than anything else you could imagine. Oddly, there is no question about it. This is one of the top cult movies ever.

  3. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” 1974: A horror film that has struck fear in many a viewer for over thirty years. Leatherface is one of the most recognized symbols of the genre. Forget Jason or Michael Myers, no one has generated a bigger cult following.

  4. “Repo Man” 1984: Laughs, violence and action highlight this cult classic. This movie follows a down and out punk rocker (Emilio Estevez) who stumbles into the underground world on repo men. A comical cult classic movie, this is perhaps Emilio’s most beloved character.

  5. “Eraserhead” 1976: Jack Nance plays Harry Spencer, a man trying to survive his hectic life. With a mutant child and a disturbed girlfriend, Harry’s life is already a mess. This cult classic is a hard look at the future or perhaps a world after the apocalypse.

  6. “The Warriors” 1979: This cult classic dives deep into the world of New York gangs. This film will take you on a wild ride with plenty of violence and mayhem and a nonstop adrenaline rush. “Warrior’s come out and plaaaay,” highlights this classic with the memorable chant and the sound of glass bottles.

  7. “Dazed and Confused” 1993: This is the essential stoner film. Dazed and confused makes its yearly rounds on cable and is a great cult film even if you are not a stoner. Funny, witty and insanely fresh is this cult classic set in high school environment.

  8. “Evil Dead II Dead by Dawn” 1987: A rollercoaster ride of horror and fun, t"his is one of the funniest and gruesome cult classic movies of all time. Part of the "Evil Dead" series, which made a name for Bruce Campbell, it has been wildly popular for decades.

  9. “Akira” 1998: This ultra-violent anime that takes a savage look into the future of mankind is an international cult classic. A masterfully produced anime, "Akira" is one of the best known and most followed anime movies of all time. This film has spawned numerous knockoffs and countless merchandising opportunities.

  10. “Dawn of the Dead” 1978: This is a zombie cult classic and an essential movie library addition. Everything about this movie is awesome from the dead eating the living to the tempo and fright fest.