A cult favorite is something that not alot of people know, but some people love religiously. It may not have the box office numbers of say The Dark Knight, but when you ask people what their favorite films are, chances are it's on that list. It may not even be that good, but it has a loyal following. Geeks tend to have a list of their favorite movies, and since I'm a self-confessed one, I thought I'd have one myself. Basically, this is a list of good films no one saw.
Be warned though, some of the films listed here, you may not have heard of... ever. So you might not be able to relate to whatever shit I'm writing today.
Sorry about the pictures guys, I kinda overestimated the sizes as I tried saving them from my pc, and I can't get back to edit it, as I'm currently working.
THE RUNNING MAN: Yes. You read that right, I started this list with an Arnold Schwarzeneger movie. The movie is set in a not so-distant future where convicted criminals are turned into contestants in a television show where they need to run and survive a huge course littered with violent killers (called Stalkers) intent on stopping them. I remember staying up until 1am just to see this in Million Dollar Movies. The movie is so violent, it's so good. Apart from True Lies, this is my only other favorite Arnie film.
THE NEVER ENDING STORY: Ahh.. the world of Fantasia. Atreyu is charged of saving it from The Nothing. Along the way, they meet fantastic and frightening creatures which would help him or destroy the world. I love this movie. I remember watching this from our betamax player over and over and over... and over. I think back then I remember all the lines of almost all the characters since I don't play anything else but this. Without googling, I still remember Atreyu Bastion, Falkor (the giant fying dog), and the racing snail. Whenever I remember this film, I can't stop singing the theme... The never ending stoory... aaaah-aaaah-aaaah.
MONSTER SQUAD: For a 9-year old boy, this movie could be very terrifying. A group of teen-agers find that their village is being overtaken by monsters like Dracula, a werewolf, a mummy, Frankenstein and some water monster of some sort. And it's up to these kids to stop them from taking over. This is a very hard to find movie. I only saw it on RPN 9 back in the early 90's during their midnight run one of those summers. I remember I was really scared, but those were kids fighting monsters, so it's cool!!!
THE GOONIES: Another teen-ager film, but this time instead of monster hunting, this movie's about treasure hunting. A group of kids find a map to the lost treasure of the pirate One Eyed Willie. I only saw this film recently on Star Movies, and I instantly liked it. I find it funny seeing the younger version of Sean Astin and Josh Brolin. They look like nerds. It's not really a very good movie, but I like boobie-trapped caves and then there's Sloth. Stupid ogre looking monster that turns out to be their friends.
DONNIE DARKO: Alot of people don't like this movie because it is deep. It's troubling. It doesn't make any sense. And it's too smart for other people's taste. Donnie Darko is a paranoid schizophrenic who learns that the world will end in a few days. He sees visions of what he needs to do to prevent it, and meets people who'd help him stop it. Yeah, it's very hard to digest the movie upon initial viewing. It's kind of boring. But if you understand the story, you'd appreciate it. I mean it took me 3 times to fully like this film. It is exceptionally written. And I think the actors agree, as it boasts cameos from Drew Barrymore and Noah Wyle, and it's the star-turning role for Jake Gylenhaal.
THE PRINCES BRIDE: I'm not really sure if fairy tale fits this genre of movie. It is kind of a love story. Princess Buttercup is kidnapped on the eve of her wedding, and how a pirate rescued and in turn falls in love with the Princess. Pretty much your typical fairy tale love story complete with swordsplay, giants, disgruntled former employees and an evil prince. Again, these films are called cult-favorites as they're not for everyone's taste. And this one is the type where you'd either love it or hate it. I love it.
ARMY OF DARKNESS: This movie was shown in Star Movies last Christmas, or was it last Holy Week. In any case I saw this movie during a Christ-centered holiday. I find it funny that they showed this film of all movies. Ash is thrown to medieval England and was tasked to find the Necronomicon and save the castle in order for him to go home. This is a B-movie at its best. But this movie is hilarious. Just don't mind the 70's effects and all. This is, after all from the Director who gave us the Spider'man films.
BLADE RUNNER: In the future, earth created replicants to do dangerous jobs off-world that us men can't do. The thing is, these replicants had a mind of it's own and started an uprising. Enter the Blade Runners. Men charged in putting down these beings. And when a group of violent and vicious replicants escape custody, it's the job of Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) to put them down. I've been hearing alot of good things about this movie, since I started appreciating movies. It was only last year that I finally saw this movie. It's really good. Thought-provoking and mind-numbing. It's not a popcorn movie as it does make you think. But I think people will like this movie.