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Video Store Cult Movie Section
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Cult classics from the video store era + newer that have achieved cult status. The good, the bad, the hilarious good-bad, the weird, the ones everyone quotes, the Hollywood cult icons. Get your popcorn!
updated mar 2024


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Movie: Kill Bill: Vol. 2 ( 2004 )
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.
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Movie: Pulp Fiction ( 1994 )
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
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Movie: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 ( 2003 )
After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.
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Movie: Eraserhead ( 1978 )
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
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Movie: Napoleon Dynamite ( 2004 )
A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
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Movie: Snowpiercer ( 2014 )
In a future where a failed climate change experiment has killed all life except for the survivors who boarded the Snowpiercer (a train that travels around the globe), a new class system emerges.
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Movie: Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle ( 2004 )
A Korean-American office worker and his Indian-American stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers.
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Movie: O Brother, Where Art Thou? ( 2001 )
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
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Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show ( 1975 )
A newly-engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.
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Movie: Groundhog Day ( 1993 )
A narcissistic, self-centered weatherman finds himself in a time loop on Groundhog Day.
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Movie: Donnie Darko ( 2001 )
After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
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Movie: Queen & Slim ( 2019 )
A couple's first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.
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Movie: Fight Club ( 1999 )
An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that evolves into much more.
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Movie: Five Easy Pieces ( 1970 )
A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
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Movie: The Princess Bride ( 1987 )
A bedridden boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.
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Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail ( 1975 )
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
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Movie: The Gods Must Be Crazy ( 1984 )
A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.
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Movie: A Clockwork Orange ( 1972 )
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
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Movie: Bird Box ( 2018 )
Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.
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Movie: Freaks ( 1932 )
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
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Movie: Repo! The Genetic Opera ( 2008 )
A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.
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Movie: Caddyshack ( 1980 )
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a flatulent new member and a destructive dancing gopher.
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Movie: Hedwig and the Angry Inch ( 2001 )
A gender-queer punk-rock singer from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.
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Movie: Repo Man ( 1984 )
A young punk, recruited by a car repo agency, finds himself in pursuit of a Chevrolet Malibu with a huge, $20,000 bounty--and something otherworldly stashed in its trunk.
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Movie: Cube ( 1997 )
A group of strangers awaken to find themselves placed in a giant cube. Each one of them is gifted with a special skill and they must work together to escape an endless maze of deadly traps.
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Movie: Life of Brian ( 1979 )
Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus Christ, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
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Movie: The Blues Brothers ( 1980 )
Jake Blues rejoins with his brother Elwood after being released from prison, but the duo has just days to reunite their old R&B band and save the Catholic home where the two were raised, outrunning the police as they tear through Chicago.
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Movie: Blue Velvet ( 1986 )
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
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Movie: Pink Floyd: The Wall ( 1982 )
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
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Movie: Better Off Dead ( 1985 )
After his girlfriend ditches him for a boorish ski jock, Lane decides that suicide is the only answer. However, his increasingly inept attempts bring him only more agony and embarrassment. Filled with the wildest teen nightmares.
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Movie: This Is Spinal Tap ( 1984 )
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
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Movie: The Big Lebowski ( 1998 )
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
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Movie: Withnail & I ( 1987 )
In 1969, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous.
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Movie: Clerks ( 1994 )
A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.
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Movie: The Birds ( 1963 )
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
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Movie: Edward Scissorhands ( 1990 )
The solitary life of an artificial man - who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands - is upended when he is taken in by a suburban family.
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Movie: The Hills Have Eyes ( 1977 )
On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
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Movie: Reservoir Dogs ( 1992 )
When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
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Movie: Blade Runner ( 1982 )
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
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Movie: The Elephant Man ( 1980 )
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication.
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Movie: Pan's Labyrinth ( 2007 )
In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
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Movie: Night of the Living Dead ( 1968 )
A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a horde of flesh-eating ghouls that are ravaging the Northeast of the United States.
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Movie: Easy Rider ( 1969 )
Two bikers head from L.A. to New Orleans through the open country and desert lands, and along the way they meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap of which they had been unaware.
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Movie: Close Encounters of the Third Kind ( 1977 )
Roy Neary, an Indiana electric lineman, finds his quiet and ordinary daily life turned upside down after a close encounter with a UFO, spurring him to an obsessed cross-country quest for answers as a momentous event approaches.
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Movie: Quadrophenia ( 1979 )
Jimmy Cooper loathes his dead-end job and his working-class parents. He seeks solace with his mod clique, scooter riding, and drugs, only to be disappointed.
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Movie: Bohemian Rhapsody ( 2018 )
The story of the legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).
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Movie: Office Space ( 1999 )
Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss.
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Movie: Pink Flamingos ( 1976 )
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
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Movie: Harold and Maude ( 1971 )
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.
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Movie: Brazil ( 1985 )
A bureaucrat in a dystopic society becomes an enemy of the state as he pursues the woman of his dreams.
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Movie: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! ( 1978 )
A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.
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Movie: Invasion of the Body Snatchers ( 1978 )
When strange seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade San Francisco, replicating the city's residents one body at a time.
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Movie: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory ( 1971 )
A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.
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Movie: The Wild One ( 1953 )
Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail.
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Movie: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen ( 1989 )
An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences across late 18th-century Europe with his band of misfits.
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Movie: Marihuana ( 1936 )
A young girl slowly becomes a dope pusher.
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Movie: Hairspray ( 1988 )
A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
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Movie: The Seventh Seal ( 1958 )
A knight returning to Sweden after the Crusades seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
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Movie: Fritz the Cat ( 1972 )
Fritz drops out of college, starts a riot in Harlem and hits the road with an ex-girlfriend before getting mixed up with domestic terrorists.
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Movie: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! ( 1965 )
Three go-go dancers holding a young girl hostage come across a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert. After learning he's hiding a sum of cash around, the women start scheming on him.
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Movie: The Wicker Man ( 1974 )
A puritan police sergeant arrives in a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl, who the pagan locals claim never existed.
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Movie: The Man Who Fell to Earth ( 1976 )
An alien must pose as a human to save his dying planet, but a woman and greed of other men create complications.
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Movie: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb ( 1964 )
An unhinged American general orders a bombing attack on the Soviet Union, triggering a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
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Movie: Eyes Wide Shut ( 1999 )
A Manhattan doctor embarks on a bizarre, night-long odyssey after his wife's admission of unfulfilled longing.
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Movie: Reefer Madness ( 1938 )
Cautionary tale that features a fictionalized take on marijuana use. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.
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Movie: King of Hearts ( 1967 )
During World War I, a British private, sent ahead to a French town to scout for enemy presence, is mistaken for a King by the colorful patients of an insane asylum.
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Movie: El Mariachi ( 1993 )
A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him.
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Movie: Billy Jack ( 1971 )
Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.
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Movie: Moon ( 2009 )
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
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Movie: The Fisher King ( 1991 )
A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
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Movie: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension ( 1984 )
Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.
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Movie: Tank Girl ( 1995 )
A girl is among the few survivors of a dystopian Earth. Riding a war tank, she fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet.
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Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ( 2004 )
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories for ever.
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Movie: The Endless Summer ( 1966 )
The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.
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Movie: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert ( 1994 )
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
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Movie: The Truman Show ( 1998 )
An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.
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Movie: Fantasia ( 1941 )
A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.
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Movie: Head ( 1968 )
The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.
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Movie: Heavy Metal ( 1981 )
A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.
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Movie: Death Race 2000 ( 1975 )
In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality.
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Movie: The Lighthouse ( 2019 )
Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
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Movie: A Bucket of Blood ( 1959 )
Walter Paisley, nerdy busboy at a Bohemian café, is jealous of the talent (and popularity) of its various artistic regulars. But after accidentally killing his landlady's cat and covering the body in plaster to hide the evidence, he is acclaimed as a brilliant sculptor - but his new-found friends want to see more of his work. Lacking any artistic talent whatsoever, Walter has to resort to similar methods to produce new work, and soon people start mysteriously disappearing...
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Movie: Scanners ( 1981 )
A scientist trains a man with an advanced telepathic ability called "scanning" to stop a dangerous Scanner with extraordinary psychic powers from waging war against non scanners.
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Movie: Local Hero ( 1983 )
An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
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Movie: Tremors ( 1990 )
Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.
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Movie: Lost Highway ( 1997 )
Anonymous videotapes presage a musician's murder conviction, and a gangster's girlfriend leads a mechanic astray.
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Movie: Grey Gardens ( 1975 )
An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.
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Movie: Flesh Gordon ( 1974 )
Emperor Wang (the Perverted) is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football player Flesh Gordon. Along with his girlfriend Dale Ardent and Professor Flexi-Jerkoff, they set off towards the source of the Sex Ray, unaware of the perils that face them!
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Movie: Eating Raoul ( 1982 )
A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discovers a bizarre, if not murderous, way to get funding for opening a restaurant.
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Movie: Cat People ( 1982 )
A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.
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Movie: Pee-wee's Big Adventure ( 1985 )
When eccentric man-child Pee-wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.
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Movie: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover ( 1989 )
The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.
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Movie: Häxan ( 1929 )
Part history lesson followed by re-enactments with actors, this film depicts the history of witchcraft from its earliest days through to the present day (in this case,1922 or thereabouts). The result is a documentary-like film that must be among the first to use re-enactments as a visual and narrative tool. From pagan worship to satanic rites to hysteria, the film takes you on a journey through the ages with highly effective visual sequences.
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Movie: Fantastic Planet ( 1973 )
Slaves and masters dominate the narrative of the faraway world of Ygam. Set around the lifespan of Terr, a minute human shaped Om slave, and pet, of the giant blue alien Draags. Escaping into the wilderness and with a device used for intellectual advancement of the Draags, Terr finds refuge and support from fellow Oms and using the learning tool, he finds that knowledge is power and then sets to use the new found knowledge to revolt against the Draag masters...
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Movie: Thor: Ragnarok ( 2017 )
Imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, Thor must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela.
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Movie: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari ( 1920 )
Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.
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Movie: Metropolis ( 1927 )
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
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Movie: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre ( 1974 )
Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths And must survive the terrors of leatherface and his family.
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Movie: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ( 2017 )
An alternative version of the King Arthur legend. As a boy, Arthur is left orphaned after his father, King Uther Pendragon, and mother are killed in a war waged against them by Vortigern, who then assumes the throne. Arthur flees and is raised in a brothel, knowing very little of his birthright. Vortigern wants Arthur dead, to ensure there is no claimant to the throne. The legends foretell that only the next king will be able to draw Excalibur, Uther's sword, from the rock where it is lodged. So, in an effort to identify Arthur, Vortigern forces all the young men of Arthur's age to attempt to draw out the sword. Now it is Arthur's turn.
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Movie: Princess Mononoke ( 1997 )
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.