List of cult films

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A cult film, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film with a cult following, obscure or unpopular with mainstream audiences, and often revolutionary or ironically enjoyed.[1] Sometimes, the definition is expanded to exclude films that have been released by major studios or have big budgets, try specifically to become cult films, or become accepted by mainstream audiences and critics.[2][3] Cult films are defined as much by audience reaction as they are content.[4]

Following are a list of cult films organized alphabetically by name:

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  1. ^ Haigh, Ian (3 May 2010). "What Makes a Cult Film?". BBC News Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  2. ^ Dowling, Stephen (17 October 2003). "When a cult film's not a cult film". BBC News. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Cult Cinema: A Critical Symposium". Cineaste magazine, Winter 2008, Volume 34, No.1, cited on The Official Home of Joe Bob Briggs. Retrieved on 19 April 2013.
  4. ^ Aftab, Kaleem (10 December 2010). "Scholar devises equation for determining a cult film". The Independent. London. Retrieved 20 April 2013.