cult film

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cult film

A film that has a passionate fan base despite lacking critical acclaim, box office success, and/or mainstream interest. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," "The Big Lebowski," and "Plan 9 from Outer Space" are often cited as examples of cult films. A lot of cult films are considered to be "so bad they're good."
See also: cult, film
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Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, the cult film legend made his first film in 1964, entitled Hag in a Black Leather Jacket.
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Talking about her experience of working with Akshaye, Richa said in a statement: "I have admired Akshaye Khanna's work in offbeat films like 'Gandhi, My Father' and the cult film 'Dil Chahta Hai'.
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Exclusively available at Phoenix Comicon, the series chronicles his life in Hollywood, as well as experiences working on the cult film, "The Room." Issue 4 will be released for Comicon attendees before a national release of the comic book at a later date.
1985 The cult film The Breakfast Club was a new release.
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"And back in 2000, I launched The Cult Film Archive, which now includes 4,000 movies."
Xavier, aged 45, from Erdington, launched The Cult Film Archive 13 years ago with many filmmakers themselves contributing to his 4,000-strong archive of movies.
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The stage show version of the cult film comes to the Liverpool Empire in 2012.