The 7 Best Cult Comedies You Haven’t Seen

Wednesday, April 3 by Gregory Wakeman

 

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It’s very hard to pin down cult classic films. They need to have enough appeal to have been watched by a few people, but not so much that the entire world knows about them. These cult films often attain a thriving and obsessive fan base, that see these individuals attend screenings of their favorite movies at midnight, dressed as characters and chanting along to every line. But nowadays every film seems to be called cult. Regardless here are seven cult comedies that you haven’t seen.

 

“Bottle Rocket”

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Wes Anderson’s 1996 comedy debut stars Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson as two friends who embark on an elaborate heist together to become rich. They join up with James Caan’s Mr. Henry and often end up focusing their disdain on Bab Mapplethorpe, who is played by Robert Musgrave. Anderson has gone on to bigger and better things with the likes of "Rushmore" and "The Royal Tenenbaums," but there is something quite loveable about his first effort.

 

“Best In Show”

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Christopher Guest’s 2000 comedy is an improvisational comedy from the mind of "This Is Spinal Tap," which was co-written by Eugene Levy. It’s much like his previous work alongside Spinal Tap, "Waiting For Guffman," "A Mighty Wind," and "For Your Consideration." It stars the likes of Catherine O’Hara, Levy, Parker Posey, and Michael McKean and revolves around the various dog handlers in dog shows.

 

“Super Troopers “

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Jay Chandrasekhar’s stoner comedy features the Broken Lizard comedy group and amassed the quite impressive sum of $23 million at the box office, after it was made for $1.2 million. It centers on five Vermont state troopers who go up against the local police department as a drug smuggling ring becomes uncovered.

 

“Harold And Maude”

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Hal Ashby’s 1971 dark comedy, revolves around a young man, named Harold, who is intrigued with death and develops a relationship with a 79-year-old woman named Maude. Ultimately they fall in love. After it was rejected both critically and at the box office, it has since been labeled as one of the American Film Institutes’ 100 Funniest Movies of all Time.

 

“Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”

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Tim Burton’s 1985 comedy sees Paul Reubens' Pee-Wee embark on a nation-wide adventure in search of his stolen bicycle. Despite being perceived as a children’s film, it has developed cult status and even had positive feedback from fans and critics alike. Burton was hired as the director for "Batman" after its success.

 

“Pink Flamingos”

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This transgressive black comedy from the perverted mind of John Waters initially caused huge controversy on its release due to the wide range of perverse acts it featured. Starring the drag queen Divine it has gone on to developed a cult following and is one of Waters' best known films.

 

“The Room”

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Tommy Wiseau’s disgraceful film has been dubbed “the Citizen Kane of bad movies” and is regarded as one of the worst films ever made. Despite not being a comedy it is a laugh a minute