Cult Movie Bracket, Second Round, Second Bracket

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. You will have at least 24 hours to answer, but after that it depends on when I have time to count the votes.

1. TOO SQUARE
Pink Flamingos (1972)
Cube (1997)

2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
The Quiet Earth (1985)

3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
The Ice Pirates (1984)

4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
Ladyhawke (1985)
Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

5. BEING PLAYED
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
The Big Lebowski (1998)

6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
Godzilla (1954)
Destroy All Monsters (1968)

7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
Yellow Submarine (1968)
Reefer Madness (1936)

8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
Six-String Samurai (1998)
The Mouse That Roared (1959)

9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
The Princess Bride (1987)
Excalibur (1981)

10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
Barbarella (1968)
Soylent Green (1973)

11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
This is Spinal Tap (1984)
A Boy and His Dog (1975)

12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
Donnie Darko (2001)
Better Off Dead (1985)

13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

14. CRASH LANDINGS
Serenity (2005)
Amelie (2002)

15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
Die Hard (1988)
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
Dark City (1998)
Akira (1988)
Groundhog Day (1993)

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  1. 2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Amelie (2002)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    3 Dark City (1998)
    2 Akira (1988)
    1 Groundhog Day (1993)

  2. 2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    The Quiet Earth (1985)

    I’m not sure what would make me vote against Holy Grail, but Quiet Earth…oh, you heard it before?

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)
    Destroy All Monsters (1968)

    Go with the original.

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    To smoke!

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE

    That’s “lose”. I hate that mistake.

    Six-String Samurai (1998)
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    I don’t actually care about the category result itself, however.

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)
    Excalibur (1981)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    Build up the wall!

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Serenity (2005)
    Amelie (2002)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    3. Dark City (1998)
    1. Akira (1988)
    2. Groundhog Day (1993)

  3. 1. abstain
    2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    3. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    4. Ladyhawke (1985)
    5. abstain; I love Jeff Bridges as an actor, but I’ve never been able to see whatever it is that so many other people see as “awesome” in The Big Lebowski (but then I’ve seen at least 10 of the Coen Brothers’ movies, and every single one of them falls into the “I don’t care what happens to any of these people” category)
    6. abstain
    7. abstain
    8. The Mouse That Roared (1959)
    9. The Princess Bride (1987) (I saw this movie on a first date; I was practically rolling in the aisles laughing so hard, and my date just sat there. Not surprisingly, there wasn’t a second date.)
    10. Soylent Green (1973)
    11. abstain
    12. Better Off Dead (1985)
    13. abstain
    14. Serenity (2005)
    15. Die Hard (1988)
    16.
    1. Dark City (1998)
    2. Groundhog Day (1993)
    3. Akira (1988)

  4. Less and less I can participate in.

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987) by a smidge
    Excalibur (1981) – I still love you

    Evil, evil dice. Cally send extra forehead cloths, unscented, aloe, fireproof

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Serenity (2005)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    1 & only: Groundhog Day (1993)

  5. 2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    Goddamn dice!

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    Argh!

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    1. Groundhog Day (1993)
    2. Dark City (1998)
    3. Akira (1988)

  6. 4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Better Off Dead (1985)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Amelie (2002)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    (Die Hard is not cult. Period.)

  7. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Pink Flamingos (1972)
    Cube (1997)

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    The Quiet Earth (1985)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)
    Destroy All Monsters (1968)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    Six-String Samurai (1998)
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)
    Excalibur (1981)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)
    Soylent Green (1973)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Donnie Darko (2001)
    Better Off Dead (1985)

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Serenity (2005)
    Amelie (2002)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    3. Dark City (1998)
    2. Akira (1988)
    1. Groundhog Day (1993)

  8. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Pink Flamingos (1972)

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Destroy All Monsters (1968)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    Six-String Samurai (1998)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Better Off Dead (1985)

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Serenity (2005)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    Groundhog Day (1993) 1
    Dark City (1998) 2
    Akira (1988) 3

  9. 9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Amelie (2002)

  10. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Pink Flamingos (1972)

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Destroy All Monsters (1968)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Amelie (2002)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    1. Dark City (1998)
    2. Akira (1988)
    3. Groundhog Day (1993)
    [ranked by ineffable cultishness rather than quality]

  11. 2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) – This is really good. Especially the spot-on parody of the climactic fight in Revenge of the Sith in the scene where Arthur battles the Black Knight.

    What?! Get out!

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) – I sometimes feel like The Creeping Terror deserves more recognition as a genuinely incompetent movie in the same space.

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) – When the best we could expect at the time (Ladyhawke) comes up against genuine greatness, genuine greatness wins.

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The Big Lebowski (1998) – Coitus, Mr. Pixel. Do you scroll it?

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968) – I like the album okay.

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987) – It’s terrible that Cary Elwes tried to have that guy killed to protect his drug empire, though.

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Soylent Green (1973) – I guess I prefer earnest, socially conscious badness to camp badness.

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984) – Would an AU fanfic where Quilla becomes the drummer be less creepy?

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Serenity (2005)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    1.Dark City (1998) – Not as good a pure movie as Groundhog Day, but I like it better.
    2. Groundhog Day (1993) – As good a pure movie as Groundhog Day. Every bit as good, in fact.

  12. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Cube (1997)

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Soylent Green (1973)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Donnie Darko (2001)

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Serenity (2005)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    1. Dark City (1998)
    2. Groundhog Day (1993)
    3. Akira (1988)

  13. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Pink Flamingos (1972)

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Soylent Green (1973)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Serenity (2005)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    2. Dark City (1998)
    3. Akira (1988)
    1. Groundhog Day (1993)

  14. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Pass

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Pass

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Better Off Dead (1985)

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Amelie (2002)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    3. Dark City (1998)
    2. Akira (1988)
    1. Groundhog Day (1993)

  15. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Abstain

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Abstain

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    Abstain

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)
    Accept no substitutes.

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    Abstain

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Soylent Green (1973)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)
    Ahhh! Tie.

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Abstain

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Serenity (2005)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    1. Dark City (1998)
    3. Akira (1988)
    2. Groundhog Day (1993)

  16. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Cube (1997)

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    Six-String Samurai (1998)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Soylent Green (1973)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Donnie Darko (2001)

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Amelie (2002)
    (I loved Firefly but Serenity sucked)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)
    For some reason this one was the hardest

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    Dark City (1998) – 3
    Akira (1988) – 2
    Groundhog Day (1993) – 1
    …Until I came to this one.

  17. Ok, let’s see….

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    Um. Gotta go with Plan 9. (But the Space Herpies almost got my vote…)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    I love Ladyhawke. I even like the sound track, which everybody hates…

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    Um. I nominated 5,000 Fingers, and I never really got the love for The Dude.

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)
    Excalibur (1981)

    We are just three poor lost circus performers….

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)
    Soylent Green (1973)

    It’s PEOPLE.

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    Because it goes up to eleven.

    There were a lot of brackets I couldn’t rank because I’d only seen one. Including the last bracket.

  18. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Pink Flamingos (1972)

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    Abstain

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Soylent Green (1973)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Abstain

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Abstain

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Amelie (2002)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Neither

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Abstain

  19. 2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    3. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    4. Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    5. The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. Godzilla (1954)

    7. Yellow Submarine (1968)

    9. The Princess Bride (1987)

    10. Barbarella (1968)

    11. This is Spinal Tap (1984)

    12. Donnie Darko (2001)

    13. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

    14. Serenity (2005)

    15. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    3. Dark City (1998)
    1. Akira (1988)
    2. Groundhog Day (1993)

  20. 4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    As…you…wish! Or as a Cylon would say, By…your…command! 😉

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Better Off Dead (1985)

    Granted, I haven’t seen the other movie, but…I want my two dollars! 😀

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Amelie (2002)

    “Amelie” may be one of the best movies ever.

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    1. Akira (1988)
    2. Dark City (1998)

    Tough call. The comic book of “Akira” was better (if also at times incomprehensible). I haven’t seen “Groundhog Day.”

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  22. 3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)

  23. 1. TOO SQUARE
    abstain

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)

    More of a cult movie even if it isn’t as good.

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)

    see 4

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    abstain

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    Excalibur (1981)

    see 4. The Princess Bride was a popular movie in wide release when it came out and remained popular through the years, it can’t rightly be called a cult movie.

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Donnie Darko (2001)

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    This was easy. I never understood why anyone liked Hedwig.

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Amelie (2002)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    God Stalk

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    1 Dark City (1998)
    2 Akira (1988)

    for Groundhog Day see 4.

  24. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Pink Flamingos (1972)
    Cube (1997)

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    The Quiet Earth (1985)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)
    Destroy All Monsters (1968)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    Six-String Samurai (1998)
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)
    Excalibur (1981)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)
    Soylent Green (1973)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Donnie Darko (2001)
    Better Off Dead (1985)

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Serenity (2005)
    Amelie (2002)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    1. Groundhog Day (1993)
    2. Dark City (1998)
    3. Akira (1988)

  25. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Pink Flamingos (1972)
    Cube (1997)

    If you hear me singing, now you know where I am singing from.

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    The Quiet Earth (1985)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    Possibly better than the cross-fic Ice 9 from Outer Space.

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)
    Destroy All Monsters (1968)

    What?! No….

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    or what not to smoke?

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    Six-String Samurai (1998)
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)
    Excalibur (1981)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)
    Soylent Green (1973)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Donnie Darko (2001)
    Better Off Dead (1985)

    Second verse, same as the first. Two dollars — cash.

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Serenity (2005)
    Amelie (2002)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    Die Hard only strikes me as a cult movie in that certain people have taken to considering it a Christmas movie. The Die Hard Christmas movie cult thing. Of course, these are some of the same people that celebrate Krullmas, so.

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    Dark City (1998)
    Akira (1988)
    Groundhog Day (1993)

    For values of “best” = “cultyest.”
    1. Dark City
    2. Akira
    3. Groundhog Day

  26. 1. TOO SQUARE: Too meh

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH: Laden or unladen, it’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail for sure.

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE: Lordy, I hope not. Can I vote against both?

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE: Still one of the best films ever: Dr. Strangelove

    5. BEING PLAYED: By someone wonderful, like The Big Lebowski

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA: Godzilla has a prominent place, but just can’t stand up to Destroy All Monsters

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE: Inhaling is always more difficult underwater, yet I still go for Yellow Submarine

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE: I <3 Wibberley and Grand Fenwick. The Mouse That Roared

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS: Damn, two of my all-time favorites. I adored Excalibur, but it’s twue love for The Princess Bride

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY: But it was good enough. Soylent Green

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY: Ah, so many would fall into this category. Let’s go with This is Spinal Tap

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN: Donnie Darko. A.K.A. “The Hsiffleing”?

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS: Meh.

    14. CRASH LANDINGS: I liked Serenity, but its many flaws place it behing Amelie

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES: Die Hard deserved every sequel it got.

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    3: Dark City
    1: Akira
    2: Groundhog Day

  27. 3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    Excalibur (1981)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Soylent Green (1973)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Amelie (2002)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard

  28. 1. Pink Flamingos (1972)
    2. The Quiet Earth (1985). Just to be contrarian, even though I know everyone else will vote for Holy Grail, as would I if this weren’t one of my very favorites.
    3. Abstain
    4. Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    5. Abstain
    6. Godzilla (1954)
    7. Yellow Submarine (1968)
    8. Six-String Samurai (1998)
    9. The Princess Bride (1987)
    10. Barbarella (1968)
    11. This is Spinal Tap (1984)
    12. Donnie Darko (2001)
    13. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
    14. Abstain because I privately think they are both incredibly overrated – oh damn, I guess it’s not private anymore.
    15. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
    16. Abstain because 2/3 of the candidates fall into the “I don’t remember wtf that was about but I recall I didn’t like it” category. I did like Groundhog Day.

  29. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Pink Flamingos (1972)
    Cube (1997)

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    The Quiet Earth (1985)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)
    Destroy All Monsters (1968)

    I need forehead cloths. And strong drink. The alpha or the omega of classic Tohou studios? I love King Ghidorah, but nothing beats the original.

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    I know, I know, how is this a cult movie? Blue meanies.

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    Six-String Samurai (1998)
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)
    Soylent Green (1973)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Donnie Darko (2001)
    Better Off Dead (1985)

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    I don’t like The Wall. It doesn’t seem to like me, or my ladyparts.

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    Die Hard just isn’t a cult movie to me.

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    2 Dark City (1998)
    1 Akira (1988)
    3 Groundhog Day (1993)

  30. 2. Monty Python And The Holy Grail
    8. The Mouse That Roared
    9. The Princess Bride, tough one… I’ve watched it multiple times with my daughter and I’ve watched Excalibur many times with my son. Advantage goes to my princess
    10. Soylent Green
    11. A Boy And His Dog
    14. Serenity
    15. Die Hard, it may not be cult but yippie-ky-yay it sure is quotable even if it is my second favorite Christmas movie behind Stalog 17

  31. 1. Abstain. Haven’t seen pink flamingos and didn’t care for Cube

    2. Aaaah! The Quiet Earth (1985)

    3. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    4. Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    5. Oh, seriously? Fine. The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. Destroy All Monsters (1968) Godzilla’s a better movie, but Destroy All Monsters is more cult-y.

    7. Yellow Submarine (1968)

    8. The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    9. The Princess Bride (1987) Every time I see it I like it more, but every time I see Excalibur, I like it less.

    10. Barbarella (1968)

    11. This is Spinal Tap (1984)

    12. Donnie Darko (2001)

    13. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

    14. Amelie (2002)

    15. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    16.
    1. Groundhog Day (1993)
    2. Akira (1988)
    No Award
    3. Dark City (1998) – Exhibit ‘A’ in the case of ‘what was wrong with the late 90s’

  32. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Pink Flamingos (1972)
    Cube (1997)

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    The Quiet Earth (1985)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)
    Destroy All Monsters (1968)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    Six-String Samurai (1998)
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)
    Excalibur (1981)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)
    Soylent Green (1973)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Donnie Darko (2001)
    Better Off Dead (1985)

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Serenity (2005)
    Amelie (2002)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)

    1 – Akira (1988)
    2 – Groundhog Day (1993)
    3 – Dark City (1998)

  33. 1. Pink Flamingos
    2. Monty Python
    3. Ice Pirates
    4. Ladyhawke
    5. Pass
    6. Destroy all monsters
    7. Yellow Submarine
    8. Pass
    9. Excalibur
    10. Soylent Green
    11. Spinal Tap
    12. Better off Dead
    13. Pass
    14. Amelie
    15. Pass
    16. 1. Groundhog Day 2. Dark City 3. Akira

  34. 2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    Excalibur (1981)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Soylent Green (1973)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Serenity (2005)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    1 Groundhog Day (1993)
    2 Dark City (1998)
    3 Akira (1988)

  35. 1. Pink Flamingos
    2. Holy Grail
    3. Plan 9
    4. Ladyhawke (Much cultier and funner)
    5. Or El Duderino if you’re not into brevity.
    6. Godzilla
    7. Yellow Sub
    8. Mouse That Roared (glad to see this getting some love)
    9. The kissing parts, the ROUS, I’m not left-handed either
    10. Barbarella
    11. (which it goes to) Spinal Tap
    12. Better Off Dead
    13. Pink Floyd
    14. Serenity (not twee)
    15. Kung Fu Hustle (DH is not cult, but super-mainstream)
    16. Dark City, No Award

    That one wasn’t very hard!

  36. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Pink Flamingos (1972)

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    pass

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Donnie Darko (2001)

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    pass

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    abstain

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    1. Groundhog Day (1993)
    2. Dark City (1998)
    3. Akira (1988)

  37. 2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    The Quiet Earth (1985)

    Blue. No, yellow…..

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    Both!

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)
    Destroy All Monsters (1968)

    Actually “Mothra” is best, but not on list…

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    Liverpool on a Saturday Night is a very lonely place…

    …lucky this is not Liverpool and not Saturday!

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)
    Excalibur (1981)

    Inconceivable!

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)
    Soylent Green (1973)

    Cultic.

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    Stonehenge!

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Serenity (2005)
    Amelie (2002)

    There is just something about Amelie

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    Anti-cultic.

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    3. Dark City (1998)
    1. Akira (1988)
    2. Groundhog Day (1993)

    Must watch again soon.

  38. Grargh, I need to be better about reading my RSS feed!

    1. TOO SQUARE
    Cube (1997)

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)

    the original Godzilla is a true classic.

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Donnie Darko (2001)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS

    Amelie (2002)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)

    OK, that one was really hard

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    1. Akira
    2. Groundhog Day
    3. Dark City

  39. 1. Abstain
    2. Abstain
    3. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    4. Abstain. Mostly because I find it odd that a film nominated for two Academy Awards is going up against one nominated for four Academy Awards in a cult movie bracket.
    5. Abstain because they were both just … not all that interesting.
    6. Abstain
    7. Abstain because I cannot bring myself to vote against Yellow Submarine, one of my favorite movies, but the film was a box office smash, I cannot call it cult
    8. The Mouse That Roared (1959)
    9. The Princess Bride (1987). From Wikipedia: “The Princess Bride was not a major box-office success, but it became a cult classic after its release to the home video market.” Acceptable.
    10. Abstain
    11. This is Spinal Tap (1984). (“This Is Spinal Tap was only a modest success upon its initial release. However, the film found greater success, and a cult following, after it was released on video.”)
    12. Tie
    13. Tie
    14. Serenity (2005). You’re a great film, Amelie, but you are not cult.
    15. Kung Fu Hustle (2004). Neither are you, Die Hard.
    16.
    2. Dark City (1998)
    3. Akira (1988)
    1. Groundhog Day (1993)

    I am not entirely sure Groundhog Day is a cult movie, but it is nonetheless still a better cult movie than Dark City or Akira.

  40. 4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    I just can’t qualify Dr. Strangelove as cult.

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)
    Reefer Madness (1936)
    I just can’t qualify Yellow Submarine as cult (cut and paste saves so much typing. Unless, you know, you comment on it’s time saving appeal)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)
    Excalibur (1981)
    I so want to accept the arguments that Princess Bride is cult but… The heck with it: yes it is! (for this round)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)
    Soylent Green (1973)
    Neither is a favorite. Soylent Green by a nose (and other parts that make it people).

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)
    Perhaps I lack particularly good taste.

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
    Die Hard? Cult?

  41. 1. Pink Flamingos (1972)
    No strong feelings about either choice, but I think this one is way more culty.

    2. Abstain (only seen one).
    3. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    See comments for 1.

    4. Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    Here I may be going for a slightly less culty option, but I think it’s culty enough, and it’s a personal favorite.

    5. The Big Lebowski (1998)
    The traditional cursing of the dice begins.

    6. Destroy All Monsters (1968)
    Oh wow, this one was surprisingly hard!

    7. Reefer Madness (1936)
    Reluctantly going with the one that is actually a cult movie.

    8. Abstain, only seen one.
    9. The Princess Bride (1987)
    10. Barbarella (1968)
    Both fun, both flawed. I went with the one I found more fun.

    11. This is Spinal Tap (1984)
    12. Ouch. Let’s call it a tie.
    13. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
    Still sticking with my own nominee. 🙂

    14. Serenity (2005)
    Not as big a fan as many, but I think it has the edge in this matchup.

    15. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
    Both are great fun; this is more culty, and maybe even has a minor edge on the fun.

    16. Akira, Dark City, Groundhog Day
    Cultiness is a strong factor in this ranking.

  42. 1. WE’VE ALL BEEN USED! AND ABUSED! AND AMUSED!
    Zardoz (1974)

    2. TALL GUY, WEIRD CLOTHES
    Young Frankenstein (1974)

    3. SAVING THE HUMAN RACE
    Escape from New York

    5. SECOND FIFTH ELEMENT
    The Fifth Element (1997)

    7. TREATMENT OF PLANTS
    The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

    8. GOBLIN KING VS GOBLIN ARMY
    Wizards (1977)

    10. WHAT IS INSIDE CARES FOR YOU
    Being John Malkovich (1999)

    13. DON’T YOU OPPRESS THEM
    Metropolis (1927)

    16. BOMBS, NINE O’CLOCK, DAY TWO!
    Dark Star (1974). Perhaps not as good as Time Bandits, but definitely cultier.

    Second Round, Second Bracket
    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    Excalibur (1981)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    1 Dark City (1998)
    3 Akira (1988)
    2 Groundhog Day (1993)

  43. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Pink Flamingos (1972) – a classic cult movie – I’ve never watched up, but I remember it being shown constantly during college and have vague second hand memories of some scenes.

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975 It is a rare month when I don’t quote this movie. Lately I’ve been saying ‘Five is right out!’ a lot.

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) Again haven’t seen but it has a reputation. And Ice Pirates was forgettable commercial trash IMNSHO.

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Is this some strange commentary on Hillary vs The Donald? And if so, which Ladyhawke character is Hillary?
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    If I had to see one of these movies every night for a week I’d probably watch Ladyhawk. But Dr. Strangelove lives on more in popular imagination.
    5. BEING PLAYED
    Big Lebowski wishes it could be as weird as 5000 fingers. Dr. T gets Coen Brothers free in his breakfast cereal.
    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    abstain
    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    Haven’t seen Six string.
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)
    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    Once you get past having sex in plate armor, what’s left to Excalibur?
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Of how many movies is it rumored that the star tried to buy up all the remaining prints?
    But the tag line of Soylent Green has entered the everyday lexicon of my friends.
    Soylent Green (1973)
    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    The movie that inspired a genre nevertheless remains cultish. I like the novella of Boy and his dog better.
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Hard to classify Better Off Dead as cult, but it wins on fun, interesting, and memorable.
    Better Off Dead (1985)
    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Abstain
    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    James Nicoll, forgive me.
    Serenity (2005)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Abstain, although I don’t see how Die Hard is a cult movie.
    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    Hard to consider Groundhog day a cult movie, but I guess it gets shown often enough at the seasonally appropriate time that it can count.. And I have a friend who still toasts “To World Peace.”
    2) Dark City (1998)
    3) Akira (1988)
    1) Groundhog Day (1993)

  44. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Pink Flamingos (1972)
    Cube (1997)
    Abstain

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    The Quiet Earth (1985)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)
    Destroy All Monsters (1968)
    Abstain

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    Six-String Samurai (1998)
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)
    Abstain

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)
    Excalibur (1981)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)
    Soylent Green (1973)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Donnie Darko (2001)
    Better Off Dead (1985)
    Abstain

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Serenity (2005)
    Amelie (2002)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    3. Dark City (1998)
    2. Akira (1988)
    1. Groundhog Day (1993)

  45. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Pink Flamingos (1972)
    Cube (1997)

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    The Quiet Earth (1985)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Ladyhawke (1985)
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    One of the tougher choices in this bracket

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)
    Destroy All Monsters (1968)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)
    Reefer Madness (1936)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    Six-String Samurai (1998)
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)
    ABSTAIN

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)
    Excalibur (1981)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)
    Soylent Green (1973)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Donnie Darko (2001)
    Better Off Dead (1985)
    Another tough choice. But quotability and repeatability wins out

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
    ABSTAIN
    How have I not seen Hedwig and the Angry Inch yet?

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Serenity (2005)
    Amelie (2002)
    Amelie wins despite being 20 minutes too long

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)
    Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    1 Dark City (1998)
    3 Akira (1988)
    2 Groundhog Day (1993)

    Groundohog day is better, but Dark City is cultier. And Awesome

  46. 1. Cube.
    2. Holy Grail.
    3. Ice Pirates.
    4. Strangelove.
    5. Lebowski.
    6. Godzilla.
    7. Yellow Submarine.
    8. Mouse.
    9. Princess Bride.
    10. Barbarella.
    11. Spinal Tap.
    12. Better Off Dead.
    13. The Wall.
    14. Serenity.
    15. Die Hard.
    16. Dark City, Groundhog Day, Akira.

  47. 1. TOO SQUARE
    Cube (1997)

    2. WHO WOULD CROSS THE BRIDGE OF DEATH
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    3. FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THESE WILL AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE
    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    4. DENIED THEIR ESSENCE
    Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    5. BEING PLAYED
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    6. THE ALL MONSTER BONANZA
    Godzilla (1954)

    7. TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE
    Yellow Submarine (1968)

    8. WANTING TO WIN OR TO LOOSE
    The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    9. TWUE LOVE WITH COMPLICATIONS
    The Princess Bride (1987)

    10. IT IS NOT PRETTY-PRETTY
    Barbarella (1968)

    11. LACK OF RESPECT, WRONG ATTITUDE, FAILURE TO OBEY AUTHORITY
    This is Spinal Tap (1984)

    12. LETS DO THIS ONE AGAIN
    Donnie Darko (2001)

    13. WITH OR WITHOUT WALLS
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

    14. CRASH LANDINGS
    Amelie (2002)

    15. DIFFERENT FIGHTING STYLES
    Die Hard (1988)

    16. INCOMPREHENSIBLE POWERS
    Rank the candidates from 1 to 3 in the order of preference (1 = best)
    1 Dark City (1998)
    3 Akira (1988)
    2 Groundhog Day (1993)

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