Movies That Should Have a Cult Following

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1. Lord of Illusions (1995)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was... See full summary »

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Scott Bakula, Kevin J. O'Connor, Joseph Latimore, Sheila Tousey

Votes: 12,282 | Gross: $13.29M

2. The Prophecy (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.

Director: Gregory Widen | Stars: Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 25,974 | Gross: $16.12M

3. The Ninth Gate (1999)

R | 133 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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44 Metascore

A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner

Votes: 147,266 | Gross: $18.66M

4. Deceiver (1997)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Textile company heir Wayland is accused of murder of a prostitute named Elizabeth, whose body was found cut in two in the park. The murder is investigated by tough detective Kennesaw and ... See full summary »

Directors: Jonas Pate, Josh Pate | Stars: Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Michael Rooker, Renée Zellweger

Votes: 5,454 | Gross: $0.57M

5. Stigmata (1999)

R | 103 min | Horror

6.2
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28 Metascore

When a young woman becomes afflicted by stigmata, a priest is sent to investigate her case, which may have severe ramifications for his faith and for the Catholic Church itself.

Director: Rupert Wainwright | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce, Nia Long

Votes: 58,019 | Gross: $50.05M

6. Fire in the Sky (1993)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer, Peter Berg

Votes: 17,872 | Gross: $20.10M

7. The John Larroquette Show (1993–1996)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Television sitcom about a recovering alcoholic who becomes the manager of a big city bus station. The tragicomic theme of the show is perhaps summed up best by an old carnival sign that now... See full summary »

Stars: John Larroquette, Liz Torres, Daryl Mitchell, Chi McBride

Votes: 731

8. The Ambulance (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.8
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Josh Baker meets a very special woman, Cheryl, in the streets of New York. Suddenly she collapses, and she's picked up by an ambulance. When Josh wants to visit her in the hospital, it ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Megan Gallagher, Red Buttons

Votes: 2,363

9. Cadence (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

6.6
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Charlie Sheen plays a rebellious inmate in an Army stockade.

Director: Martin Sheen | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Jay Brazeau, Matt Clark

Votes: 4,688 | Gross: $2.07M

10. Desperate Hours (1990)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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An escaped con, on the run from the law, moves into a married couple's house and takes over their lives.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers, Lindsay Crouse

Votes: 5,874 | Gross: $2.74M

11. Dick Tracy (1990)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 51,153 | Gross: $103.74M

12. The First Power (1990)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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A dedicated L.A. police detective and a female psychic must stop a demonic serial killer who was given the powers of resurrection, teleportation and possession.

Director: Robert Resnikoff | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Tracy Griffith, Jeff Kober, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 2,930 | Gross: $22.42M

13. Hardware (1990)

R | 94 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.

Director: Richard Stanley | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, Carl McCoy

Votes: 10,768 | Gross: $5.73M

14. Playmaker (1994)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.

Director: Yuri Zeltser | Stars: Colin Firth, Jennifer Rubin, John Getz, Jeff Perry

Votes: 352

15. Frankie and Johnny (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a café beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane

Votes: 24,868 | Gross: $22.77M

16. If Looks Could Kill (1991)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy

5.7
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When Michael Corben, along with the rest of his high-school French class, set out for a trip to France, he runs headlong into international intrigue: Agent Michael Corbin has just been ... See full summary »

Director: William Dear | Stars: Richard Grieco, Linda Hunt, Roger Rees, Robin Bartlett

Votes: 5,666 | Gross: $7.79M

17. The Last Boy Scout (1991)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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52 Metascore

An LAPD detective's protected female witness is murdered, prompting him and the victim's boyfriend to investigate the crime that leads to a corrupt politician and a crooked football team owner.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham

Votes: 81,866 | Gross: $59.51M

18. Pure Luck (1991)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.7
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The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Martin Short, Danny Glover, Sheila Kelley, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 5,702 | Gross: $22.64M

19. True Colors (1991)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.3
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Best friends from law school to election night, their friendship is sorely tested when one learns of another's betrayal.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: John Cusack, James Spader, Imogen Stubbs, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 4,278 | Gross: $0.42M

20. Article 99 (1992)

R | 100 min | Drama, Comedy

6.1
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A group of doctors in a veteran's hospital must contend with their hopeless situation: too many patients and not enough beds. The main cause of their problems is bureaucratic ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Ray Liotta, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Lea Thompson

Votes: 2,617 | Gross: $6.38M

21. Snapshots (I) (2002)

R | 93 min | Romance

6.2
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An aging hippy and a beautiful young woman meet in Amsterdam and find love.

Director: Rudolf van den Berg | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Julie Christie, Carmen Chaplin, Angela Groothuizen

Votes: 293

22. Cool World (1992)

PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

4.8
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28 Metascore

A comic strip femme fatale seeks to seduce her cartoonist creator in order to cross over into the real world.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Kim Basinger, Brad Pitt, Michele Abrams

Votes: 18,131 | Gross: $14.11M

23. Skins (2002)

R | 84 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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57 Metascore

An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Eric Schweig, Graham Greene, Gary Farmer, Noah Watts

Votes: 1,233 | Gross: $0.24M

24. Lost in America (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy

7.1
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76 Metascore

A husband and wife in their 30s decide to quit their jobs, live as free spirits and cruise America in a Winnebago.

Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Sylvia Farrel, Tina Kincaid

Votes: 5,986 | Gross: $10.18M

25. In Country (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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A young girl whose father died in the Vietnam War becomes determined to find out more about him and his experiences.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Emily Lloyd, Bruce Willis, Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson

Votes: 2,424 | Gross: $3.53M

26. How I Got Into College (1989)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. ... See full summary »

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Corey Parker, Lara Flynn Boyle, Finn Carter

Votes: 1,824 | Gross: $1.64M

27. Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

5.8
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On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: James Caan, Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Pat Morita

Votes: 15,273 | Gross: $35.21M

28. Jennifer 8 (1992)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A big-city cop from L.A. moves to a small-town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Robinson | Stars: Andy Garcia, Uma Thurman, Lance Henriksen, Graham Beckel

Votes: 13,297 | Gross: $11.39M

29. Leap of Faith (1992)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Fake faith healer Jonas Nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he can't fool all of the people all of the time.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, Liam Neeson

Votes: 10,619 | Gross: $23.37M

30. Thunderheart (1992)

R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward

Votes: 12,275 | Gross: $22.66M

31. Roadside Prophets (1992)

R | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Two strangers meet on the road and travel through Nevada on motorcycle to find an elusive spot where they can dump another man's ashes.

Director: Abbe Wool | Stars: John Doe, Adam Horovitz, David Anthony Marshall, Judyth Thurman

Votes: 1,074 | Gross: $0.15M

32. The Player (1992)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected, but which one?

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 46,225 | Gross: $21.71M

33. Killing Zoe (1993)

R | 96 min | Crime, Thriller

6.5
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Zed has only just arrived in the beautiful Paris and already he's up to no good. Having just slept with a call girl, he spends a night on the town with his dangerous friends. They all ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Avary | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Martin Raymond, Eric Pascal Chaltiel

Votes: 18,182 | Gross: $0.42M

34. Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)

PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Comedy

6.1
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A mourning son makes a deal to reanimate his one year dead mother, however things turn into an unexpected direction.

Director: Jonathan Wacks | Stars: Eric Christmas, Steve Buscemi, Harper Roisman, Sam Sorbo

Votes: 1,521 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Benny & Joon (1993)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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57 Metascore

A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore

Votes: 49,366 | Gross: $23.20M

36. Kalifornia (1993)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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49 Metascore

A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, Kathy Larson, David Milford

Votes: 45,301 | Gross: $2.40M

37. True Romance (1993)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.9
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57 Metascore

In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

Votes: 178,086 | Gross: $12.28M

38. Barcelona (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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74 Metascore

Ted, a stuffy white guy from Illinois working in sales for the Barcelona office of a US corporation, is paid an unexpected visit by his somewhat less stuffy cousin Fred, who is an officer ... See full summary »

Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, Tushka Bergen, Mira Sorvino

Votes: 4,938 | Gross: $7.27M

39. The Road to Wellville (1994)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A story about the ins and outs of one unusual health facility in the early twentieth century, run by the eccentric Dr. Kellogg.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack

Votes: 10,354 | Gross: $6.51M