Top Cult Movies to See Before You Die

A cult is a religion with no political power.  Tom Wolfe

You will find many cult film ratings over internet but they’re falsely based on popularity of the movies rather than according to their quality & cult cinema definition. Here I will try to rate them according to their quality & cultness. They’re worth getting your attention ’cause of their less popularity. Here’s the list:

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  1. Eraserhead (1977) Directed by David Lynch
  2. Withnail and I (1987) Directed by Bruce Robinson
  3. Kafka (1991) Directed by Steven Soderbergh
  4. Naked Lunch (1991) Directed by David Cronenberg
  5. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) Directed by David Lynch
  6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Directed by Terry Gilliam
  7. Crumb (1994) Directed by Terry Zwigoff
  8. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)Directed by Frank Darabont
  9. Pi (1998) Directed by Darren Aronofsky
  10. Brazil (1985) Directed by Terry Gilliam
  11. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) Directed by Todd Solondz
  12. Ghost World (2001) Directed by Terry Zwigoff
  13. A Clockwork Orange (1971) Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  14. The Big Lebowski (1998) Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
  15. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985) Directed by Tim Burton
  16. Bottle Rocket (1996) Directed by Wes Anderson
  17. Barton Fink (1991) Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
  18. Zabriskie Point (1970) Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
  19. The Hunger (1983) Directed by Tony Scott
  20. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) Directed by Jim Jarmusch
  21. The Room (2003) Directed by Tommy Wiseau
  22. Love Story (1970) Directed by Arthur Hiller
  23. Harold and Maude (1971) Directed by Hal Ashby
  24. Easy Rider (1969) Directed by Dennis Hopper
  25. Clerks (1994) Directed by Kevin Smith
  26. Labyrinth (1986) Directed by Jim Henson
  27. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Directed by Tobe Hooper
  28. Get Carter (1971) Directed by Mike Hodges
  29. Quadrophenia (1979) Directed by Franc Roddam
  30. Repo Man (1984) Directed by Alex Cox
  31. Velvet Goldmine (1998) Directed by Todd Haynes
  32. Suspiria (1977) Directed by Dario Argento
  33. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Directed by Jim Sharman
  34. Re-Animator (1985) Directed by Stuart Gordon
  35. Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) Directed by Ed Wood
  36. Akira (1988) Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo
  37. They Live (1988) Directed by John Carpenter
  38. Pink Flamingos (1972) Directed by John Waters
  39. Freaks (1932) Directed by Tod Browning
  40. Videodrome (1983) Directed by David Cronenberg
  41. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) Directed by Steven Soderbergh
  42. Heathers (1988) Directed by Michael Lehmann
  43. The Evil Dead (1981) Directed by Sam Raimi
  44. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) Directed by Nicolas Roeg
  45. Night of the Living Dead (1968) Directed by George A. Romero
  46. The Thing (1982) Directed by John Carpenter
  47. Office Space (1999) Directed by Mike Judge
  48. This Is Spinal Tap (1984) Directed by Rob Reiner

Anathema’s Distant Satellites, an album which is more alluring than a raw dog

A promise of future
Dreaming in colour
Being together
Spirits reflecting
The feeling is so real
Beauty is endless


When we talk about Anathema, the first thing that comes into mind is true musicianship. Anathema consists of true artists who give their heart and blood to their music. That’s the reason there music is so touching that it becomes actually tangible and you can surely feel that strength, tangibility through their music.

I have been a fan of Anathema and Dream Theater for quite some time now. I’m into prog just because of them. They had introduced me to perfect genre of music for which I will always be thankful to them. Now let’s talk about the most anticipated album of 2014 and it’s Anathema’s Distant Satellites. This album is about 57 minutes long and most of the tracks are 5+ minutes long.

Highlight of the album is it’s three part epic: “The Lost Song, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3” which is perfect and my favorite too. Don’t underestimate vocal strength of Vincent Cavanagh & Lee Douglas on this track, they know their work. My other favorite tracks are: “Anathema”, “Distant Satellites”, “Dusk (Dark Is Descending)”, “Ariel”, “Take Shelter”. There’s one instrumental too which is called “Firelight”. And one other song’s name is “You’re Not Alone”. Song writing of every track is deep and touching too. They have really nailed it with the lyrics this time again.

After making perfect albums like “We’re Here Because We’re Here (2010)” and “Weather Systems (2012)”, they have taken perfection to next level which isn’t a surprise because this what we expect from a band of their caliber. Overall this album is totally flawless. It’s a dream come true for prog & good music listener. Anathema’s Distant Satellites is melodic, intense, physical and right from the heart of true artists.

The Grand Budapest Hotel, a comically, hilariously funny movie by Wes Anderson

You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity.


The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson was the most anticipated movie of 2013. From the beginning I was sure The Grand Budapest Hotel gonna be perfect because Wes Anderson is an exceptional director and he never disappoints.
So finally I saw the most anticipated movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel” after 1 year of wait. I knew Wes Anderson never disappoints and he has surpassed my expectations.


Just look at the cast, how much talented the cast is: Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, Harvey Keitel, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, F Murray Abraham, Tony Revolori. These are called real actors unlike phony popular so called actors. I think it was the best cast in a single film.


The main characters of the movie were Ralph Fiennes (Monsieur Gustave H) & Tony Revolori (Young Zero Moustafa). Both character’s acting was sublime. On a funny note, you both are made for each other. I must admit that everyone’s acting was majestic, PERIOD.


The best surprise was Tilda Swinton’s character as Madame Céline Villeneuve Desgoffe-und-Taxis (Madame D.). What have they done to her in this film was really hilarious. She has changed from Caravaggio days. Yes, Derek Jarman’s art film “Caravaggio” & all other Jarman films. And how can I forget her performance in “Only Lovers Left Alive” with John Hurt.

Edward Norton as Inspector Henckels looked really different from his other movies. Adrien Brody as Dmitri Desgoffe-und-Taxis was rad too. Don’t forget wicked English accent of Jude Law (The Author as a Young Man).

I think Wes Anderson has surpassed his previous already perfect films with this glorious film. The Grand Budapest Hotel is cinema’s victory and here comes standing ovation from my side for Wes Anderson and every one who worked for the success of this masterpiece film.