Cult movies, also known as cult classics, are films that have captured a dedicated fan base over the years. Cult followers are so fascinated by these titles that they often stick to repeated viewing and quoting famous dialogues from their favorite movies. Netflix also does hold a collection of some of the best all-time cult hits. However, they have not listed these titles under any specific category. And so, to help you revisit your old times, here is a list of the greatest cult movies of all times streaming on Netflix right now. Check them out.
The 2014-released fast-paced, supernatural, and superhero action movie – Hellboy – is directed by Guillermo del Toro and stars Ron Perlman as the protagonist. It is a favorite among the fiercely devoted fans of the graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics – Hellboy: Seed of Destruction — penned by Mike Mignola. Hellboy is a demon who lands on earth and tries to protect it from paranormal threats.
Old Boy (2003)
Oldboy — a 2003-released South Korean cult classic — is a neo-noir action thriller film. Based on a Japanese manga with the same name, it is the 2nd part of The Vengeance Trilogy. The film follows the story of Oh Dae-Su — held as a prisoner in a room for 15 years, with no knowledge of his captors. Upon his release, he seeks revenge amidst a web of lies, plots, and conspiracies.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
From the king of cult movies — Quentin Tarantino — comes Reservoir Dogs – an American heist film based on a team of diamond thieves. It includes all the trademarks of any Tarantino movie — filled with violence, pop culture references, and of course, non-linear timings. Termed as the ‘Greatest Independent Film of all Time’ by Empire magazine, Reservoir Dogs received enormous praise from critics for its exceptional performances from the ensemble cast.
Directed by Alexandre Aja, Piranha is an addition to the American horror series of the same name. The story is about a school of man-eating piranhas that emerge when an earthquake causes a whirlpool in Lake Victoria, releasing the carnivorous fishes from their lair. Packed with gore, bloodbath, and nudity, this movie easily makes its entry into our list of eternal cult hits.
Murder Party (2007)
This American horror comedy comes from director and writer Jeremy Saulnier. This movie follows a Christopher – a lonely, simple man, who receives an invitation to a Halloween costume party named “Murder Party”. However, he soon finds out that this party was actually hosted by a group of deranged art students to murder him — with an aim to impress their equally psychotic patron – Alexander.
The Shining (1980)
This 80’s horror masterpiece and cult horror classic from Stanley Kubrick aptly defines the saying ‘old is gold’. It is based on a man who becomes insane after being plagued by supernatural forces during his stay in a hotel located in the isolated Rockies. It had been created from Stephen King’s book of the same name. The happenings in both the novel and the movie are inspired by the paranormal activities in Stanley Hotel, Colorado.
Billy Madison (1995)
Starring Adam Sandler, Billy Madison is an American comedy film directed by Tamra Davis. Billy is the heir to a Fortune 500 hotel, but a completely lazy, worthless son of a rich father who wastes his time drinking and creating nuisances. When his father Brian decides to leave his inheritance to another competent individual, Billy makes a pact to complete all his 12 grades in high school.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
This 1975 British independent comedy film is based on the Arthurian legend – which revolves around King Arthur’s search for the Holy Grail. ABC had awarded it with the
title of Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time — making it another evergreen cult hit.
Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)
Another British comedy film, Monty Python’s Life of Brian is about Brian Cohen — a young Jewish man born next door to and on the same day as Jesus Christ — making people mistake him as the Messiah. Filled with religious satire, controversies, and blasphemy — in a comic style — this movie has been in the cult classic catalog for ages.
Trailer Park Boys (2006)
A 2006-released Canadian dark comedy crime film, Trailer Park Boys is based on ex-convicts Ricky, Julian and Bubbles who plan for one last crime before retiring from their criminal ways. Directed by Mike Clattenburg, it has developed into a cult classic since its premiere date.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
An American teen comedy film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is directed by John Hughes and features Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller. Ferris is a high-school student and one day, fakes illness to take a day off. All through the movie’s run-time, he keeps on breaking the fourth wall to talk about his friends and give the audience advice on how to skip school.
Well, this completes our list. So get ready with your bag of popcorn and start watching your favorite flicks. Also, let us know if we have missed out on any titles in the comments below.