The Cult Movie Bracket – Round One, Bracket Two

Cult Movie Bracket Logo SMBy Hampus Eckerman: For each pair, vote for the top cult movie. Vote for what is memorable, what is fun, what is interesting, what is cult.

1. I ATE, BUT I DIDN’T INHALE
Bad Taste (1987)
Reefer Madness (1936)

2. BEING ALIVE
Young Frankenstein (1974)
They Live (1998)

3. ICE QUEENS VS ICE PIRATES
The Ice Pirates (1984)
Heathers (1988)

4. HIGHER HIGHER, BURNING FIRE, MAKING MUSIC LIKE A CHOIR
Legend (1985)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

5. BURNING WEEDS
Silent Running (1972)
Fritz The Cat (1972)

6. DELIVERY OR DELIVERANCE
Memento (2000)
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

7. A BIRDS VIEW
Ladyhawke (1985)
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

8. JUST BELIEVE IN IT
Serenity (2005)
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

9. TROUBLE SPEAKING
The Brother from another Planet (1984)
Conan the Barbarian (1982)

10. BOWLING BALL VS VEGETARIANS
Mystery Men (1999)
Troll 2 (1990)

11. WHAT AN UNEXPECTED BUT DELIGHTFUL SHOCK
Forbidden Zone (1980)
The Stunt Man (1980)

12. ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS LEADING TO TROUBLE
Harold and Maude (1971)
Excalibur (1981)

13. FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-ARMED FOURSOME
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

14. GUNS AND FROWNING
Rebel Without a Cause (1956)
Die Hard (1988)

15. IT’S A STRANGE WORLD
Blue Velvet (1986)
Wizards (1977)

16. WORKING FOR THE FUTURE
The Terminator (1984)
Being John Malkovich (1999)

17. MARTIAL MASTERS
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Six-String Samurai (1998)

18. BOTH ARE BRAINDEAD
Braindead (1992)
Flash Gordon (1980)

19. COME GET SOME!
Drunken Master (1978)
Army of Darkness (1992)

20. STAGGERING MUPPETS
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Meet the Feebles (1989)

21. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Evil Dead 2 (1987)

22. EXCITEMENT IS THE GAME
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Tank Girl (1995)

23. CHARACTER ARCS ENDING IN THE MIDDLE
Dark City (1998)
The Room (2003)

24. GENIUS IS MYSTERIOUS
Barbarella (1968)
Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010)

25. MUSICAL MAYHEM
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
Shock Treatment (1981)

26. SHENNANIGANS WITH DEAD PEOPLE
Soylent Green (1973)
Clerks (1995)

27. WE’RE DOING THIS FOR PEACE
The Rutles (1978)
The Fifth Element (1997)

28. MOVING AROUND, PICKING UP PEOPLE
The Wizard of Speed and Time (1979)
Time Bandits (1981)

29. MISERABLE SOULS FACING A TERRIFYING ORDEAL
Office Space (1999)
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

30. I’M GONNA BE A STARRR!
Dark Star (1974)
Withnail and I (1987)

31.BALLS VS CUBE
Cube (1997)
Rock & Rule (1983)

32. WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A DOUBLE FEATURE
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Brazil (1985)

72 thoughts on “The Cult Movie Bracket – Round One, Bracket Two

  1. Going forward, I believe I am going to use this as my definition of a cult film for voting purposes:

    Cult film: a movie which did not have great box office success or subsequent mainstream popularity, but which nonetheless develops an unusually large and devoted following of admirers.

    I will note that by this definition it is possible for a cult film to stop being a cult film if at some point it achieves mainstream popularity.

  2. 1. I ATE, BUT I DIDN’T INHALE
    Abstain

    2. BEING ALIVE
    They Live (1998)

    It isn’t the better film but it is more culty.

    3. ICE QUEENS VS ICE PIRATES
    Heathers (1988)

    4. HIGHER HIGHER, BURNING FIRE, MAKING MUSIC LIKE A CHOIR
    Abstain

    5. BURNING WEEDS
    Silent Running (1972)

    6. DELIVERY OR DELIVERANCE
    Memento (2000)

    7. A BIRDS VIEW
    Ladyhawke (1985)

    8. JUST BELIEVE IN IT
    Serenity (2005)

    9. TROUBLE SPEAKING
    Conan the Barbarian (1982)

    10. BOWLING BALL VS VEGETARIANS
    Mystery Men (1999)

    11. WHAT AN UNEXPECTED BUT DELIGHTFUL SHOCK
    Abstain

    12. ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS LEADING TO TROUBLE
    Excalibur (1981)

    13. FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-ARMED FOURSOME
    Abstain

    14. GUNS AND FROWNING
    Die Hard (1988)

    15. IT’S A STRANGE WORLD
    Abstain

    16. WORKING FOR THE FUTURE
    Being John Malkovich (1999)
    See bracket 2

    17. MARTIAL MASTERS
    Abstain

    18. BOTH ARE BRAINDEAD
    Flash Gordon (1980)

    19. COME GET SOME!
    Army of Darkness (1992)

    Take it on the chin.

    20. STAGGERING MUPPETS
    Shaun of the Dead (2004)

    21. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?
    Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

    22. EXCITEMENT IS THE GAME
    Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

    23. CHARACTER ARCS ENDING IN THE MIDDLE
    Dark City (1998)

    24. GENIUS IS MYSTERIOUS
    Barbarella (1968)

    25. MUSICAL MAYHEM
    Abstain

    26. SHENNANIGANS WITH DEAD PEOPLE
    Clerks (1995)

    27. WE’RE DOING THIS FOR PEACE
    The Fifth Element (1997)

    Biig bada boom. So many times I’ve been tempted to wave my train pass at the conductor saying “multipass”

    28. MOVING AROUND, PICKING UP PEOPLE
    Time Bandits (1981)

    29. MISERABLE SOULS FACING A TERRIFYING ORDEAL
    Office Space (1999)

    Ooh, genuinely good film, vs so very bad it’s good? I’ll go with good.

    30. I’M GONNA BE A STARRR!
    Dark Star (1974)
    EXPLETIVE DELETED

    31.BALLS VS CUBE
    Cube (1997)

    32. WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A DOUBLE FEATURE
    Tie

  3. 1. I ATE, BUT I DIDN’T INHALE
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    2. BEING ALIVE
    Young Frankenstein (1974)

    3. ICE QUEENS VS ICE PIRATES

    Heathers (1988)

    4. HIGHER HIGHER, BURNING FIRE, MAKING MUSIC LIKE A CHOIR

    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

    5. BURNING WEEDS
    Silent Running (1972)

    6. DELIVERY OR DELIVERANCE

    Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

    7. A BIRDS VIEW
    Ladyhawke (1985)

    8. JUST BELIEVE IN IT
    Serenity (2005)

    9. TROUBLE SPEAKING

    Conan the Barbarian (1982)

    10. BOWLING BALL VS VEGETARIANS
    Abstain

    11. WHAT AN UNEXPECTED BUT DELIGHTFUL SHOCK
    Forbidden Zone (1980)

    12. ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS LEADING TO TROUBLE
    Harold and Maude (1971)

    13. FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-ARMED FOURSOME
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

    14. GUNS AND FROWNING

    Die Hard (1988)

    15. IT’S A STRANGE WORLD
    Blue Velvet (1986)

    16. WORKING FOR THE FUTURE

    Being John Malkovich (1999)

    17. MARTIAL MASTERS

    Six-String Samurai (1998)

    18. BOTH ARE BRAINDEAD

    Flash Gordon (1980) (write i for Flesh Gordon)

    19. COME GET SOME!
    Abstain

    20. STAGGERING MUPPETS
    Shaun of the Dead (2004)

    21. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?
    Abstain

    22. EXCITEMENT IS THE GAME

    Tank Girl (1995)

    23. CHARACTER ARCS ENDING IN THE MIDDLE
    Dark City (1998)

    24. GENIUS IS MYSTERIOUS
    Barbarella (1968)

    25. MUSICAL MAYHEM
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    26. SHENNANIGANS WITH DEAD PEOPLE
    Soylent Green (1973)

    27. WE’RE DOING THIS FOR PEACE

    The Fifth Element (1997)

    28. MOVING AROUND, PICKING UP PEOPLE
    Abstain

    29. MISERABLE SOULS FACING A TERRIFYING ORDEAL
    Office Space (1999)

    30. I’M GONNA BE A STARRR!
    Dark Star (1974)

    31.BALLS VS CUBE
    Abstain

    32. WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A DOUBLE FEATURE

    Brazil (1985)

  4. 1. I ATE, BUT I DIDN’T INHALE
    Bad Taste (1987)

    2. BEING ALIVE
    They Live (1998)

    3. ICE QUEENS VS ICE PIRATES
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    4. HIGHER HIGHER, BURNING FIRE, MAKING MUSIC LIKE A CHOIR
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

    5. BURNING WEEDS
    Silent Running (1972)

    6. DELIVERY OR DELIVERANCE
    Abstain

    7. A BIRDS VIEW
    Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

    8. JUST BELIEVE IN IT
    7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

    9. TROUBLE SPEAKING
    The Brother from another Planet (1984)

    10. BOWLING BALL VS VEGETARIANS
    Abstain

    11. WHAT AN UNEXPECTED BUT DELIGHTFUL SHOCK
    Abstain

    12. ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS LEADING TO TROUBLE
    Excalibur (1981)

    13. FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-ARMED FOURSOME
    Abstain.

    14. GUNS AND FROWNING
    Rebel Without a Cause (1956)

    15. IT’S A STRANGE WORLD
    Abstain

    16. WORKING FOR THE FUTURE
    Abstain

    17. MARTIAL MASTERS
    Abstain

    18. BOTH ARE BRAINDEAD
    Abstain

    19. COME GET SOME!
    Abstain

    20. STAGGERING MUPPETS
    Abstain

    21. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?
    Evil Dead 2 (1987)

    22. EXCITEMENT IS THE GAME
    Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

    23. CHARACTER ARCS ENDING IN THE MIDDLE
    Dark City (1998)

    24. GENIUS IS MYSTERIOUS
    Barbarella (1968)

    25. MUSICAL MAYHEM
    Shock Treatment (1981)

    26. SHENNANIGANS WITH DEAD PEOPLE
    Soylent Green (1973)

    27. WE’RE DOING THIS FOR PEACE
    The Rutles (1978)

    28. MOVING AROUND, PICKING UP PEOPLE
    Time Bandits (1981)

    29. MISERABLE SOULS FACING A TERRIFYING ORDEAL
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    30. I’M GONNA BE A STARRR!
    Withnail and I (1987)

    31.BALLS VS CUBE
    Abstain

    32. WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A DOUBLE FEATURE
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

  5. Charge!!!

    1. I ATE, BUT I DIDN’T INHALE
    Bad Taste (1987)
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    Abstain Haven’t seen BT, don’t like RM.

    2. BEING ALIVE
    Young Frankenstein (1974)
    They Live (1998)

    Abstain Don’t like YF, haven’t seen TL.

    3. ICE QUEENS VS ICE PIRATES
    The Ice Pirates (1984)
    Heathers (1988)

    4. HIGHER HIGHER, BURNING FIRE, MAKING MUSIC LIKE A CHOIR
    Legend (1985)
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

    5. BURNING WEEDS
    Silent Running (1972)
    Fritz The Cat (1972)

    Although, seriously, the movie is better if you fast forward through the absolutely interminable Joan Baez number. It probably works best for people who remember the Cold War and MAD.

    6. DELIVERY OR DELIVERANCE
    Memento (2000)
    Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

    Um, Cally? I’m thinking I need a cloth or two.

    7. A BIRDS VIEW
    Ladyhawke (1985)
    Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

    Abstain

    8. JUST BELIEVE IN IT
    Serenity (2005)
    7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

    9. TROUBLE SPEAKING
    The Brother from another Planet (1984)
    Conan the Barbarian (1982)

    Abstain

    10. BOWLING BALL VS VEGETARIANS
    Mystery Men (1999)
    Troll 2 (1990)

    Abstain on account of having seen neither.

    11. WHAT AN UNEXPECTED BUT DELIGHTFUL SHOCK
    Forbidden Zone (1980)
    The Stunt Man (1980)

    12. ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS LEADING TO TROUBLE
    Harold and Maude (1971)
    Excalibur (1981)

    A two-fer! I adore HaM, and hate hate hate Excalibur.

    13. FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-ARMED FOURSOME
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

    Abstain, again on account of having seen neither.

    14. GUNS AND FROWNING
    Rebel Without a Cause (1956)
    Die Hard (1988)

    I’d almost vote for Die Hard on account of Alan Rickman, but I can’t.

    15. IT’S A STRANGE WORLD
    Blue Velvet (1986)
    Wizards (1977)

    Abstain

    16. WORKING FOR THE FUTURE
    The Terminator (1984)
    Being John Malkovich (1999)

    17. MARTIAL MASTERS
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
    Six-String Samurai (1998)

    More I haven’t seen. Abstain

    18. BOTH ARE BRAINDEAD
    Braindead (1992)
    Flash Gordon (1980)

    Well, I hate FG, but haven’t seen the other. Abstain

    19. COME GET SOME!
    Drunken Master (1978)
    Army of Darkness (1992)

    20. STAGGERING MUPPETS
    Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    Meet the Feebles (1989)

    21. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?
    Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
    Evil Dead 2 (1987)

    More no-see-ums. Abstain

    22. EXCITEMENT IS THE GAME
    Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
    Tank Girl (1995)

    More no-see-ums. Abstain

    23. CHARACTER ARCS ENDING IN THE MIDDLE
    Dark City (1998)
    The Room (2003)

    More no-see-ums. Abstain

    24. GENIUS IS MYSTERIOUS
    Barbarella (1968)
    Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010)

    Hated Barbarella. Abstain

    25. MUSICAL MAYHEM
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
    Shock Treatment (1981)

    Huh. The Wall quite literally gave me a psychotic episode. Haven’t seen Shock Treatment. I don’t even know if I should vote for or against The Wall.

    Conflicted

    26. SHENNANIGANS WITH DEAD PEOPLE
    Soylent Green (1973)
    Clerks (1995)

    Abstain

    27. WE’RE DOING THIS FOR PEACE
    The Rutles (1978)
    The Fifth Element (1997)

    28. MOVING AROUND, PICKING UP PEOPLE
    The Wizard of Speed and Time (1979)
    Time Bandits (1981)

    Dear lords. Cally! Cally!!!

    Um, um, um, um. Vote for BOTH!

    29. MISERABLE SOULS FACING A TERRIFYING ORDEAL
    Office Space (1999)
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    30. I’M GONNA BE A STARRR!
    Dark Star (1974)
    Withnail and I (1987)

    31.BALLS VS CUBE
    Cube (1997)
    Rock & Rule (1983)

    No sed-ums. Abstain

    32. WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A DOUBLE FEATURE
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    Brazil (1985)

    I agree with Jim. Brazil is one of the greatest films, ever.

  6. 2. BEING ALIVE
    Young Frankenstein (1974)
    They Live (1998)

    for Marty Feldman’s eyes…

    3. ICE QUEENS VS ICE PIRATES
    The Ice Pirates (1984)
    Heathers (1988)

    The Dark Side of Silliness.

    5. BURNING WEEDS
    Silent Running (1972)
    Fritz The Cat (1972)

    A message of hope.

    6. DELIVERY OR DELIVERANCE
    Memento (2000)
    Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

    My (not unique) favorite.

    7. A BIRDS VIEW
    Ladyhawke (1985)
    Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

    Ladyhawke stronger than 50 foot woman.

    12. ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS LEADING TO TROUBLE
    Harold and Maude (1971)
    Excalibur (1981)

    Fun “E” beats cold HaM.

    14. GUNS AND FROWNING
    Rebel Without a Cause (1956)
    Die Hard (1988)

    Not cult, not my flavor.

    15. IT’S A STRANGE WORLD
    Blue Velvet (1986)
    Wizards (1977)

    Blue Velvet not cult, but Wizards no good.

    16. WORKING FOR THE FUTURE
    The Terminator (1984)
    Being John Malkovich (1999)

    19. COME GET SOME!
    Drunken Master (1978)
    Army of Darkness (1992)

    Fun?

    25. MUSICAL MAYHEM
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
    Shock Treatment (1981)

    Shock Treatment is pretty bad but more interesting than The Wall.

    26. SHENNANIGANS WITH DEAD PEOPLE
    Soylent Green (1973)
    Clerks (1995)

    Soylent Green wavering, but have not seen the other.

    28. MOVING AROUND, PICKING UP PEOPLE
    The Wizard of Speed and Time (1979)
    Time Bandits (1981)

    Concept.

    30. I’M GONNA BE A STARRR!
    Dark Star (1974)
    Withnail and I (1987)

    I just like DS

    32. WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A DOUBLE FEATURE
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    Brazil (1985)

    10000 curses. Brazil is better, but less “cult”. The horror of voting for rocky?

  7. Couple categories with both/neither. Here’s the ones where I’ve an actual vote to vote:

    2. BEING ALIVE
    Young Frankenstein (1974)

    5. BURNING WEEDS
    Silent Running (1972)

    6. DELIVERY OR DELIVERANCE
    Memento (2000)

    8. JUST BELIEVE IN IT
    Serenity (2005)

    9. TROUBLE SPEAKING
    The Brother from another Planet (1984)

    12. ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS LEADING TO TROUBLE
    Harold and Maude (1971)

    15. IT’S A STRANGE WORLD
    Blue Velvet (1986)

    16. WORKING FOR THE FUTURE
    The Terminator (1984)

    18. BOTH ARE BRAINDEAD
    Flash Gordon (1980)

    19. COME GET SOME!
    Army of Darkness (1992)

    20. STAGGERING MUPPETS
    Shaun of the Dead (2004)

    21. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?
    Evil Dead 2 (1987)

    22. EXCITEMENT IS THE GAME
    Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

    23. CHARACTER ARCS ENDING IN THE MIDDLE
    Dark City (1998)

    25. MUSICAL MAYHEM
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    26. SHENNANIGANS WITH DEAD PEOPLE
    Clerks (1995)

    27. WE’RE DOING THIS FOR PEACE
    The Fifth Element (1997)

    28. MOVING AROUND, PICKING UP PEOPLE
    Time Bandits (1981)

    29. MISERABLE SOULS FACING A TERRIFYING ORDEAL
    Office Space (1999)

    30. I’M GONNA BE A STARRR!
    Dark Star (1974)

    32. WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A DOUBLE FEATURE
    Brazil (1985)

  8. 1. I ATE, BUT I DIDN’T INHALE
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    2. BEING ALIVE
    Young Frankenstein (1974)

    3. ICE QUEENS VS ICE PIRATES
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    4. HIGHER HIGHER, BURNING FIRE, MAKING MUSIC LIKE A CHOIR
    Legend (1985)

    5. BURNING WEEDS
    Silent Running (1972)

    6. DELIVERY OR DELIVERANCE
    Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

    7. A BIRDS VIEW
    Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

    8. JUST BELIEVE IN IT
    7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

    9. TROUBLE SPEAKING
    Conan the Barbarian (1982)

    10. BOWLING BALL VS VEGETARIANS
    Mystery Men (1999)

    11. WHAT AN UNEXPECTED BUT DELIGHTFUL SHOCK
    Forbidden Zone (1980)

    12. ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS LEADING TO TROUBLE
    Harold and Maude (1971)

    13. FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-ARMED FOURSOME
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

    14. GUNS AND FROWNING
    Rebel Without a Cause (1956)

    15. IT’S A STRANGE WORLD
    Blue Velvet (1986)

    16. WORKING FOR THE FUTURE
    The Terminator (1984)

    17. MARTIAL MASTERS
    Six-String Samurai (1998)

    18. BOTH ARE BRAINDEAD
    Flash Gordon (1980)

    19. COME GET SOME!
    Army of Darkness (1992)

    20. STAGGERING MUPPETS
    Shaun of the Dead (2004)

    21. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?
    Evil Dead 2 (1987)

    22. EXCITEMENT IS THE GAME
    Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

    23. CHARACTER ARCS ENDING IN THE MIDDLE
    Dark City (1998)

    24. GENIUS IS MYSTERIOUS
    Barbarella (1968)

    25. MUSICAL MAYHEM
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    26. SHENNANIGANS WITH DEAD PEOPLE
    Soylent Green (1973)

    27. WE’RE DOING THIS FOR PEACE
    The Fifth Element (1997)

    28. MOVING AROUND, PICKING UP PEOPLE
    Time Bandits (1981)

    29. MISERABLE SOULS FACING A TERRIFYING ORDEAL
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    30. I’M GONNA BE A STARRR!
    Dark Star (1974)

    31.BALLS VS CUBE
    Cube (1997)

    32. WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A DOUBLE FEATURE
    Brazil (1985)

  9. 1. I ATE, BUT I DIDN’T INHALE
    Bad Taste (1987)
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    2. BEING ALIVE
    Young Frankenstein (1974)
    They Live (1998)

    I don’t like having to make this choice, but Brooks directing Wilder gets my vote.

    3. ICE QUEENS VS ICE PIRATES
    The Ice Pirates (1984)
    Heathers (1988)

    4. HIGHER HIGHER, BURNING FIRE, MAKING MUSIC LIKE A CHOIR
    Legend (1985)
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

    5. BURNING WEEDS
    Silent Running (1972)
    Fritz The Cat (1972)

    6. DELIVERY OR DELIVERANCE
    Memento (2000)
    Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

    7. A BIRDS VIEW
    Ladyhawke (1985)
    Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

    8. JUST BELIEVE IN IT
    Serenity (2005)
    7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

    9. TROUBLE SPEAKING
    The Brother from another Planet (1984)
    Conan the Barbarian (1982)

    10. BOWLING BALL VS VEGETARIANS
    Mystery Men (1999)
    Troll 2 (1990)

    11. WHAT AN UNEXPECTED BUT DELIGHTFUL SHOCK
    Forbidden Zone (1980)
    The Stunt Man (1980)

    12. ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS LEADING TO TROUBLE
    Harold and Maude (1971)
    Excalibur (1981)

    13. FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-ARMED FOURSOME
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

    14. GUNS AND FROWNING
    Rebel Without a Cause> (1956)
    Die Hard (1988)

    I really have to question whether either of these are actually cult movies.

    15. IT’S A STRANGE WORLD
    Blue Velvet (1986)
    Wizards (1977)

    16. WORKING FOR THE FUTURE
    The Terminator (1984)
    Being John Malkovich (1999)

    17. MARTIAL MASTERS
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
    Six-String Samurai (1998)

    18. BOTH ARE BRAINDEAD
    Braindead (1992)
    Flash Gordon (1980)

    Sam J. Jones is one of the greatest actors to play Flash Gordon in a movie made in 1980.

    19. COME GET SOME!
    Drunken Master (1978)
    Army of Darkness (1992)

    20. STAGGERING MUPPETS
    Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    Meet the Feebles (1989)

    21. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?
    Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
    Evil Dead 2 (1987)

    22. EXCITEMENT IS THE GAME
    Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
    Tank Girl (1995)

    23. CHARACTER ARCS ENDING IN THE MIDDLE
    Dark City (1998)
    The Room (2003)

    24. GENIUS IS MYSTERIOUS
    Barbarella (1968)
    Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010)

    25. MUSICAL MAYHEM
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
    Shock Treatment (1981)

    26. SHENNANIGANS WITH DEAD PEOPLE
    Soylent Green (1973)
    Clerks (1995)

    I hate having to vote out Clerks this early in the brackets.

    27. WE’RE DOING THIS FOR PEACE
    The Rutles (1978)
    The Fifth Element (1997)

    28. MOVING AROUND, PICKING UP PEOPLE
    The Wizard of Speed and Time (1979)
    Time Bandits (1981)

    29. MISERABLE SOULS FACING A TERRIFYING ORDEAL
    Office Space (1999)
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    30. I’M GONNA BE A STARRR!
    Dark Star (1974)
    Withnail and I (1987)

    31.BALLS VS CUBE
    Cube (1997)
    Rock & Rule (1983)

    32. WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A DOUBLE FEATURE
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    Brazil (1985)

    I hate the fates that pitted these two against one another this soon.

  10. 2. Young Frankenstein. Maybe a little (a lot) too popular to be “cult”, but no way I’m voting against it.

    3. Heathers.

    4. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

    6. Memento. More of a cultish following, and great in its own way. Gets my vote, even tho’ I enjoyed Kiki’s more.

    7. Ladyhawke

    8. Serenity.

    10. Mystery Men. I’ve been skipping choices where I’ve seen neither or only one, but I’ll make an exception here. I’ve only seen Mystery Men, but from everything I’ve read or heard about Troll 2, it’s not cult, it’s just a bad movie.

    14. Rebel Without A Cause. No contest. I don’t think Die Hard can be considered “cult” when it earned a zillion dollars and spawned a franchise of (too many) sequels of declining quality.

    15. Blue Velvet.

    16. Being John Malkovich. Terminator, really? See above comment re Die Hard.

    19. Drunken Master. This was a hard choice.

    22. Big Trouble in Little China

    24. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    26. Abstain. Didn’t like either.

    28. Time Bandits. Another hard choice. Time Bandits is great, but Wizard of Speed and Time has so much -heart- I hate voting against it.

    32. Rocky Horror Picture Show. Wins on “re-watchability”.

  11. 1. I ATE, BUT I DIDN’T INHALE
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    2. BEING ALIVE
    Young Frankenstein (1974)

    4. HIGHER HIGHER, BURNING FIRE, MAKING MUSIC LIKE A CHOIR
    Legend (1985)

    5. BURNING WEEDS
    Fritz The Cat (1972). No contest.

    12. ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS LEADING TO TROUBLE
    Excalibur (1981). Not least because it manages to get so much of the Arthurian mythos in.

    14. GUNS AND FROWNING
    Rebel Without a Cause (1956). Not to be confused with the Theodore Beale biopic, Rebel Without a Clue.

    15. IT’S A STRANGE WORLD
    Wizards (1977)

    16. WORKING FOR THE FUTURE
    Being John Malkovich (1999)

    18. BOTH ARE BRAINDEAD
    Abstain, but love the title!

    24. GENIUS IS MYSTERIOUS
    Barbarella (1968)

    26. SHENNANIGANS WITH DEAD PEOPLE
    Clerks (1995)

    27. WE’RE DOING THIS FOR PEACE
    The Rutles (1978)
    Curse your dice, or runestones, or whatever! Voting for this because it’ll probably lose and I want to show it some love.

    28. MOVING AROUND, PICKING UP PEOPLE
    Time Bandits (1981)

    29. MISERABLE SOULS FACING A TERRIFYING ORDEAL
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    30. I’M GONNA BE A STARRR!
    Dark Star (1974)

    32. WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A DOUBLE FEATURE
    Brazil (1985)

  12. 2. BEING ALIVE
    Young Frankenstein (1974)

    3. ICE QUEENS VS ICE PIRATES
    Heathers (1988)

    4. HIGHER HIGHER, BURNING FIRE, MAKING MUSIC LIKE A CHOIR
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

    6. DELIVERY OR DELIVERANCE
    Memento (2000)

    8. JUST BELIEVE IN IT
    Serenity (2005)

    9. TROUBLE SPEAKING
    Conan the Barbarian (1982)

    14. GUNS AND FROWNING
    Die Hard (1988)

    16. WORKING FOR THE FUTURE
    Being John Malkovich (1999)

    19. COME GET SOME!
    Army of Darkness (1992)

    20. STAGGERING MUPPETS
    Shaun of the Dead (2004)

    21. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?
    Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

    22. EXCITEMENT IS THE GAME
    Tank Girl (1995)

    24. GENIUS IS MYSTERIOUS
    Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010)

    27. WE’RE DOING THIS FOR PEACE
    The Fifth Element (1997)

    32. WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A DOUBLE FEATURE
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

  13. 1. I ATE, BUT I DIDN’T INHALE
    Bad Taste (1987) – 4 votes
    Reefer Madness (1936) – 22 votes

    Dereks don’t loose? Well, sometimes they do.

    WINNER: Reefer Madness

    2. BEING ALIVE
    Young Frankenstein (1974) – 33 votes
    They Live (1998) – 7 votes

    In a choice between putting on the sunglasses or eating that trash can, They Live chooses the trash can.

    WINNER: Young Frankenstein

    3. ICE QUEENS VS ICE PIRATES
    The Ice Pirates (1984) – 14 votes
    Heathers (1988) – 9 votes

    Fucking oneself gently with a chainsaw is about as hard as it sounds.

    WINNER: The Ice Pirates

    4. HIGHER HIGHER, BURNING FIRE, MAKING MUSIC LIKE A CHOIR
    Legend (1985) – 13 votes
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) – 23 votes

    The Lord of Darkness: “You think you have won! What is light without dark? What are you without me? I am a part of you all. You can never defeat me. We are brothers eternal!”

    Good try, but no cigar

    WINNER: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    5. BURNING WEEDS
    Silent Running (1972) – 26 votes
    Fritz The Cat (1972) – 4 votes

    When all weeds have been destroyed, why should you live? Fritz overdoses before knowing the fate of the world.

    WINNER: Silent Running

    6. DELIVERY OR DELIVERANCE
    Memento (2000) – 15 votes
    Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) – 21 votes

    And it is two steps backwards and no step forward for Memento. And Kiki has a cat. A black cat that is very cute.

    WINNER: Kiki’s Delivery Service

    7. A BIRDS VIEW
    Ladyhawke (1985) – 29 votes
    Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) – 5 votes

    Etienne Navarre: I must kill a woman.
    Phillipe: Tell me – does this walking corpse have a name?
    Etienne Navarre: No, but she is 50 foot tall.

    WINNER: Ladyhawke

    8. JUST BELIEVE IN IT
    Serenity (2005) – 29 votes
    7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) – 10 votes

    When you die, you will be buried and forgotten, and that is all. And for all the good or evil, creation or destruction, your living might have accomplished, you might just as well never have lived at all.

    WINNER: Serenity

    9. TROUBLE SPEAKING
    The Brother from another Planet (1984) – 13 votes
    Conan the Barbarian (1982) – 17 votes

    Oh Brother, where art thou? When you are gone, you will have never been.

    WINNER: Conan the Barbarian

    10. BOWLING BALL VS VEGETARIANS
    Mystery Men (1999) – 19 votes
    Troll 2 (1990) – 4 votes

    Troll 2 drinks its own poison and turns into a flaming carrot. The Flaming Carrot has always wanted to be a superhero and joins the Mystery Men.

    WINNER: Mystery Men

    11. WHAT AN UNEXPECTED BUT DELIGHTFUL SHOCK
    Forbidden Zone (1980) – 8 votes
    The Stunt Man (1980) – 7 votes

    In another twist ending, Cameron WAS in danger the whole time. While the car sinks deeper in to the water, Forbidden Zone readies themselves to take over the galaxy.

    WINNER: Forbidden Zone

    12. ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS LEADING TO TROUBLE
    Harold and Maude (1971) – 19 votes
    Excalibur (1981) – 22 votes

    Maude don’t regret the kingdoms – what sense in borders and nations and patriotism? – but she misses the kings. Well, here is a live one.

    WINNER: Excalibur

    13. FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-ARMED FOURSOME
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) – 18 votes
    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) – 3 votes

    Harold & Kumar decide they have had enough of this and try to use a hang glider to fly to Amsterdam instead. They do not succeed.

    WINNER: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    14. GUNS AND FROWNING
    Rebel Without a Cause (1956) – 9 votes
    Die Hard (1988) – 23 votes

    How can you expect to win against John McClane when you have no bullets in your gun?

    WINNER: Die Hard

    15. IT’S A STRANGE WORLD
    Blue Velvet (1986) – 14 votes
    Wizards (1977) – 18 votes

    And for the longest time, there was this darkness. And all of a sudden, thousands of robins were set free and they flew down and brought this blinding light of love. And it seemed that love would make any difference, and it did. So, I guess it means that there is trouble until the robins come.

    But no robins came.

    WINNER: Wizards

    16. WORKING FOR THE FUTURE
    The Terminator (1984) – 16 votes
    Being John Malkovich (1999) – 26 votes

    Terminator has been terminated. And will not come back.

    WINNER: Being John Malkovich

    17. MARTIAL MASTERS
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004) – 9 votes
    Six-String Samurai (1998) – 9 votes

    One has the moves, but one has the soundtrack. Comparing apples and Buddy Holly is too hard for the filers and both will have to move to Vegas before a king can be crowned.

    WINNER: TIE!

    18. BOTH ARE BRAINDEAD
    Braindead (1992) – 3 votes
    Flash Gordon (1980) – 24 votes

    Lionel, you really should have looked at the labels. Animal Stimulant instead of poison? Not even Brian Blessed can save you now.

    WINNER: Flash Gordon

    19. COME GET SOME!
    Drunken Master (1978) – 10 votes
    Army of Darkness (1992) – 17 votes

    The King vs The Drunken Master. The fight is close, but the day after, only one is out cold in a hangover.

    WINNER: Army of Darkness

    20. STAGGERING MUPPETS
    Shaun of the Dead (2004) – 24 votes
    Meet the Feebles (1989) – 3 votes

    Eaten by zombies or killed in a shooting spree? Meet the Feebles chooses the latter.

    WINNER: Shaun of the Dead

    21. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?
    Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) – 19 votes
    Evil Dead 2 (1987) – 11 votes

    Saviours of the world, standing against each other. Who will win? But Ash only saves himself in this movie, then is sucked into a dimension hole. Evil Dead 2 is out, but the bracket adventures continue in Army of Darkness.

    WINNER: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

    22. EXCITEMENT IS THE GAME
    Big Trouble in Little China (1986) – 28 votes
    Tank Girl (1995) – 8 votes

    A while ago this humongous comet came crashing into the earth. Bam, total devastation. End of the world as we know it. No celebrities, no cable TV, no water.

    And no Tank Girl.

    WINNER: Big Trouble in Little China

    23. CHARACTER ARCS ENDING IN THE MIDDLE
    Dark City (1998) – 18 votes
    The Room (2003) – 0 votes

    When John Murdoch unleashes his powers, The Room is teared apart.

    WINNER: Dark City

    24. GENIUS IS MYSTERIOUS
    Barbarella (1968) – 20 votes
    Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010) – 9 votes

    Scott Pilgrim is now officially one of the evil exes.

    WINNER: Barbarella

    25. MUSICAL MAYHEM
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982) – 23 votes
    Shock Treatment (1981) – 7 votes

    If ya don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding! How can ya have any pudding if ya don’t eat ya meat?

    WINNER: Pink Floyd: The Wall

    26. SHENNANIGANS WITH DEAD PEOPLE
    Soylent Green (1973) – 17 votes
    Clerks (1995) – 16 votes

    Clerks is stuck in a pit, working for less than slave wages. The steelshutters are closed. Meanwhile, Soylent Green is People.

    WINNER: Soylent Green

    27. WE’RE DOING THIS FOR PEACE
    The Rutles (1978) – 15 votes
    The Fifth Element (1997) – 25 votes

    Well, when you are essentially a imperical malengistes of a rhythmically radical yet verbally passé and temporally transcended lyrically content welded with historically innovative melodical material transposed and transmogrified by the angst of the Rutland ethic experience which elevated them from essentially alpha exponents of in essence merely beta potential harmonic material into the prime cultural exponents of Aeolian cadencic comic stanza form, then it is easy to get lost somewhere on the way.

    WINNER: The Fifth Element

    28. MOVING AROUND, PICKING UP PEOPLE
    The Wizard of Speed and Time (1979) – 7 votes
    Time Bandits (1981) – 29 votes

    Lights, camera, and anguish. The Wizard is out of both speed and time and Time Bandits goes on to the next round.

    WINNER: Time Bandits

    29. MISERABLE SOULS FACING A TERRIFYING ORDEAL
    Office Space (1999) – 12 votes
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) – 20 votes

    They moved the desk one time too many. Without squirrels to view and it’s stapler in danger, Office Space sets fire to the building and quits.

    WINNER: Plan 9 from Outer Space

    30. I’M GONNA BE A STARRR!
    Dark Star (1974) – 24 votes
    Withnail and I (1987) – 3 votes

    “I have of late, but wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth”, declaims Whitnail in an epic loosers speech. He then finishes his bottle of wine and goes in search for another.

    WINNER: Dark Star

    31.BALLS VS CUBE
    Cube (1997) – 9 votes
    Rock & Rule (1983) – 5 votes

    Sorry, Rock & Rule, but Triumph and The Glory goes to Cube. You are left with Pain and Suffering.

    WINNER: Cube

    32. WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A DOUBLE FEATURE
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) – 28 votes
    Brazil (1985) – 17 votes

    How could this be? Never have I had so many reactions to a pairing in any of the brackets before. The conclusion must be that it was the “Love Conquers All”-version that was nominated.

    WINNER: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  14. > “The Room (2003) – 0 votes”

    (Was that meant to be 10 votes? Because looking back, The Room got more than zero.)

  15. “> “The Room (2003) – 0 votes”

    (Was that meant to be 10 votes? Because looking back, The Room got more than zero.)”

    Should have been 9 votes.

  16. <blink> That’s twice in two pairings when, in every single one of my abstain-because-I’ve-seen-just-one categories, the movie I’ve seen won over the one I haven’t. That’s got to be over 40 movies where that happened. I’m honestly flabbergasted.

    But it means I’ll be able to vote in a lot more categories in the next round. The only movies left that I haven’t seen were in the few double-not-viewed pairings.

  17. @Hampus Eckerman
    Great commentary. I laughed even though I’m missing the in-jokes.

    @Jim Henley
    LOL

    ——-
    I’ll be voting in less pair offs in the future as a few of the movies I’ve seen were knocked out.

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