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11 Best Cult Movies to Watch Right Now If You Wanna Understand the Hype

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While we’re all trying our best to spend the rest of 2020 hunkered down at home counting down the days until this cursed year ends, we might as well cross some must-watch movies off our lists—starting with the cult classics your “cool film friends” won’t stop talking about.

Just so we’re all on the same page here, cult classics often don’t do amazing when they hit theaters (some of these movies straight-up bombed, to be honest), but eventually they garner a dedicated, passionate, and—in the case of my love for Hocus Pocus—deranged fandom. A ~cult~ following, in other words. (BTW, if you stumbled across this story because you’re in the mood to watch something about actual cults, check out this list of the best true-crime movies.)

In the event that you’re looking for something new to stan in your never-ending free time, here are 11 cult movies to get you started, friend.

Jennifer’s Body

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I meannnnnn, it’s an ahead-of-its-time feminist horror film starring Megan Fox as a possessed teen who eats guys at her school. What’s not to love?

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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This movie has such an epic cult following that fans are still dressing up to watch it in theaters—decades later.

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Wet Hot American Summer

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This literal camp comedy stars Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Rudd, and is perfect in every way, fight me.

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Donnie Darko

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Jake Gyllenhaal + a demonic rabbit = everything you never knew you needed.

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The Big Lebowski

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Hands up if you know someone whose entire identity revolves around being annoyingly into The Big Lebowski? Same 😐 , but watch the movie and you’ll see why.

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Heathers

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Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty are *so very* perfect in this. (You’ll get that lame joke once you watch.)

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Friday

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This Ice Cube comedy has all the hallmarks of a cult classic: iconic lines, a dedicated fanbase, and a bunch of sequels that also have their own cult followings. Keep up.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Not quite sure how anyone hasn’t seen this movie yet, but a) there is no time like the present, and b) it’s the dictionary definition of cult classic.

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The Room

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Often described as one of the worst movies ever made, Tommy Wiseau’s The Room is both legendary and completely WTF. Tragically you can’t, uh, legally stream The Room—but you can stream The Disaster Artist, which is about the making of the original!

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Hocus Pocus

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Okay, I know a Disney movie doesn’t *exactly* scream “cult classic,” but oddly enough, Hocus Pocus didn’t do that well when it first came out, even though it has since transformed into an icon of spooky szn.

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Dazed and Confused

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Come for Matthew McConaughey saying “alright alright alright,” and stay for what’s one of the best coming-of-age stories e-v-e-r.

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Liam Neeson is still “very proud” of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

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Liam Neeson, who played Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, looks back at the movie, lamenting how it hurt Ahmed Best’s (Jar Jar) career.

It’s no secret that the Star Wars prequels were highly divisive among fans. And the first movie in the trilogy, 1999’s The Phantom Menace, might be the most divisive of all. At the time, fans called it out for being boring, poorly acted, and in general less interesting that Original Trilogy.

However, younger fans who grew up with the movie have been kinder to it, and it’s having a bit of a renaissance. Recently, actor Liam Neeson, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi’s master Qui-Gon Jinn, weighed in.

Neeson’s Qui-Gon Jinn was a fan-favorite from The Phantom Menace, and the actor has gone on to voice the Jedi in multiple animated TV shows. Those shows add a lot to Jinn’s character development, in turn making the prequels more exciting.

Speaking to Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM radio show, Neeson gave his opinion on The Phantom Menace over two decades out. “I like the film. I’m proud of it and proud to have been a part of it,” he said. “I got to be a Jedi. I got to play with those wonderful lightsabers and stuff. It was terrific, Andy, it really was.”

It sounds to me, more than anything, like he’s delighted to have fulfilled the classic childhood dream of wielding a lightsaber. And he did it alongside Ewan Mcgregor (Obi-Wan) in that fight against Darth Maul, which I believe is one of the more epic lightsaber duels in Star Wars.

Neeson also weighed in on the blowback actor Ahmed Best got for playing Jar Jar Binks, who became a sort of symbol for all the problems people had with the movie. Best did both voice acting and motion capture for the character. Neeson doesn’t think Best deserved such heavy criticism:

I know a lot of fans and critics didn’t like it and my lovely friend Ahmed Best, who played Jar Jar Binks, came in for a lot, a lot of criticism. To the point where it really hurt his career. And I have to say when I was making that film, he was probably one of the funniest guys and talented guys I have ever worked with. I remember calling my old ex-agent at ICM and said, ‘I think I just worked with the new Eddie Murphy.’ I still believe that…Truly, he is one of the funniest guys. He had all of us in stitches — including George Lucas. And then bam, the film comes out and he’s attacked, personally attacked by fans and critics for whatever reasons.

Similar to Neeson with Qui-Gon Jinn, Ahmed Best went on to do voice work for Jar Jar Binks in multiple Star Wars animated shows. He also hosts the Star Wars game show Jedi Temple Challenge:

Whatever you think of The Phantom Menace, there’s no denying that it’s now a pillar of the Star Wars universe, serving as an entry point for many newcomers. It introduced many important characters who have appeared in tons of comic books, animated shows, video games, and other movies, including Darth Maul, who had a terrific arc on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels.

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Black Narcissus: FX Releases Premiere Date and Trailer for Drama Series

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Fire Force Shinra’s Past and Parents Explained in Enen no Shouboutai!

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Shinra’s past and parents have puzzled most fire force viewers. In this post, you will find out everything there is to know about Shinra’s past and parents with detailed explanations.

Enen no Shouboutai revolves around Shinra trying to find the demon that murdered his mother and brother. As events unfold he learns that his brother is alive and works for an evil organization that creates artificial human combustions called ‘The White Clad’. Shinra also finds out that his mother is alive in the form of a demon. Now Shinra’s goal completely changes to trying to transform his mother back to a human and bring down the Evangelist.

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Shinra’s Past explained!!

Shinra’s past is filled with sadness and sorrow. Shinra and Sho lived happily with their mother in the very beginning. During their time of happiness, an unfortunate event takes place that changes the life of Shinra forever. His mother unexpectedly turns into a demon and burns the entire house down along with Sho. Shinra subconsciously activates his pyrokinetic ability and saves himself from the fire.

Devil Smile

When the first fire force company arrives, the entire house turns to a terrible state. Shinra develops a devilish smile due to the trauma of seeing his family being burned. Everyone assumed that the Shinra was the cause of the fire due to his Pyrokinetic abilities. No traces of his mother nor Sho were found in the house.

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The Demon with Horns and Shinra’s Past

Devil with horns – Shinra’s mother – fire force

Captain Leonard Burns reveals the truth to Shinra after he encounters his younger brother Sho. Captain Burns explains to Shinra that he saw a demon with horns inside the house. He got transported to hell for a second and as a result, losses his eye in exchange for seeing hell. He tells Shinra that his mother had transformed into a demon with horns. The same demon that had taken his younger brother with her.

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Why did Shinra’s Mother turn into the Demon with Horns?

The Evangelist predicted that a child with the Adolla burst would be born. Due to this, he turns Shinra’s mom into an Infernal to bring the child to him. Sho accidentally sets the house on fire due to awakening the Adolla Burst. She obeys the Evangelist’s command and escapes the house leaving Shinra behind.

What happened to Sho after being Kidnapped by the Evangelist?

The Evangelist raises Sho Kusukabe for his gain leaving Sho with no memories of his mother and brother. Sho joins the White Clad at one point and becomes a member of The Knights of the Ashen Flame. Sho becomes extremely powerful as he is a Forth generation pyrokinetic. He receives the Evangelist’s grace and gains access to the Adolla Link.

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What was the cause of Shinra’s past?

The Evangelist is the cause for the entire storyline to unfold. He plans on collecting all the eight pillars. This is to cause another Great Disaster which caused numerous combustions.  The Evangelist runs a group called the White Clad. They perform tasks such as induce artificial human combustions to find powerful hosts to awaken unique powers, find people with the Adolla Burst, and Kill everyone who pursues them.

Who is Shinra Kusakabe’s father?

So far there hasn’t been any news regarding Shinra Kusakabe’s father. When Sho has flashbacks due to the Adolla Link, he sees only Shinra’s past and his mother. But there are a few speculations regarding the identity of their father. A few suspicions arise towards Joker for being the guardian of the 4th pillar( Shinra Kusakabe ).

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About Anime

Fire Force (Enen no Shouboutai) is an anime that revolves around the basis of fire fighting. But the characters in this anime fight against infernals (fiery-burnt beings). Things start to get serious when the captain of the fire force company 8 and Shinra suspect the spontaneous human combustion to be man-made.

Shinra intends on putting a stop to this by solving this mystery. This anime has one of the best animations you will see. It is full of surprises and will keep you intrigued and wanting more. The sound effects in this anime will definitely catch your interest. You can check out the Ongoing Fire Force Season 2 trailer below.

You can stream Fire Force ( Enen no Shouboutai ) on Funimation or Crunchyroll. Make sure to follow our Social media accounts for exclusive news and spoilers.

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