Reanimator - best portrayal of a mad scientist ever.
Starship Troopers - in the future there are co-ed showers
Brain Dead / Dead Alive: zombie baby meets death in a blender. great early Peter Jackson
Heavenly Creatures – is another great flick by Jackson that maybe isn’t quite “cult” but deserves mention.
From Beyond - based on a book by HP Lovecraft. Been too long since I’ve seen this movie, so can’t remember much besides it rocks.
Young Poisoner’s Handbook – also maybe not “cult” but deserves to be. Kid slowly learns the art of poisoning by experimentaing on his mother who slowly starts to rot. The scene where she discovers the pages of her son’s “progress chart” is spoooo-ky.
Tetsuo I and II and especially…
Tokyo Fist by Shinya Tsukamoto - Bizzaro Japan fetishist-Masochist-Sadist love triangle that is waaay cool, brutal and bloody.
Cemetery Man - Great visual blask comedy with Rupert Everett
Evil Dead I and II - Sam Raimi. hell anything with Bruce Cambell is good. He was even in one of those disney movies with Herby the Lovebug and made it enjoyable. Looking forward to seeing Bubba Ho-tep, soon to be cult classic. http://www.bubbahotep.com
The Stepfather I, II and yes even III. Mister always-seeking-the-suburban-dream marries into a family and then murders them when they turn out less than perfect.
The Dentist - Damn that’s a funny movie. Graphic depictions of a dentist gone mad.
Day of the beast – Satan is a facist preying on homeless immigrants. Priest befriends heavy metal LSD drug dealer in an attempt to get closer to the devil so he can kill him. But first they must find the blood of a virgin in Madrid-- the horror!
Hole binch of Italian and Spanish Horror movies that I can’t recall but ftattini could tell you all about… I trust that anything he/she would like I would too. see the thread on European/American B-movies
Tarantino? I think Resevoir Dogs is a great movie and the only one worthy of cult status, but apparently even that is all a straight rip-off from a Japanese movie.
Bring it On-- Yea it is a guilty pleasure.
Bottle Rocket - Owen Wilson is the man!
The Crush – With Mark Whalberg and Alicia Silverstone - A father’s worst nightmare: Daughter’s boyfriend turns out to be an older, drop-out, and volatile Marky Mark. Again, the horror!!!
Night of the living dead/ Dawn of the Dead/ Return – as mentioned before. Like all of the living dead series, I even liked the remake.
28 days later - a recent one but damn I thought it was great… owes everything to the living dead series/ Invasion of the boddy snatchers, etc. of course but damn there are some great scenes in that. With a godspeed you Black Emperor song featured in the movie, and also inspiring basically the rest of the soundtrack, it reeks of cult.
Rocky Horror Picture Show – yea great stuff.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch was great as well with real catchy Rocky Horror-esque music. I love the Gooommi bear sequence.
Withnail and I – I guess could be considered a cult classic.
Wizards – yes is great. Even liked his LOTR for the same purpose.
The Sweet Hereafter - (Atom Egoyan) again, maybe not cult, but one of my all time favorites that achieves cult status for me just because everytime I watch it I appreciate it more. Perfect movie, and just happens to have Sarah Polley in it … yummmm.
probablly tons I’m forgetting but that’s a good start.