The 20 Most Iconic Cult Movies Ever Made

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Though much of today’s cinematic landscape is saturated with big-budget blockbusters, occasionally a movie comes along that breaks the Hollywood mold and earns itself a niche but loyal following. And even if they may be a little offbeat or controversial, many of these films have lingered in our cultural consciousness long after their releases. Take these 20 iconic cult flicks, for example – all of which have arguably earned their places in movie history.

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20. Easy Rider (1969)

The ultimate cult road movie, Easy Rider sees Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper star as two biker buddies who decide to travel cross-country to Mardi Gras for good times. And given its free-wheeling sense of rebellion and general air of cool, it stands to reason that the film has gathered a cult following in the decades since its release. Plus, of course, there’s its classic rocking soundtrack – “Born to Be Wild,” anyone?

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19. Clerks (1994)

Clerks tracks a day in the lives of two slacker store employees. Doesn’t sound like much, does it? Thanks in part to writer/director Kevin Smith’s knack for wringing humor out of the mundane, though, the 1994 movie became an almost instant cult hit. Clerks also spawned a sequel in 2006, although that film hasn’t to date acquired the avid fanbase of its predecessor.

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