What’s in Your Top 5?

Cult ClassicsWhen it comes to movies, there is nothing like a cult classic. These films some how survive their low performances at the box office (in most cases) and morph into icons of pop culture. Followers of cult films generally communicate in strange quotes from their favorite films and even become obsessed enough to create some sort of ritual festival. Yes, I’m looking at you, Dude. So, without further ado, here are my top 5 all-time favorite cult movies.

1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail-“Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.”

2. The Big Lebowski-“You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude.”

3. Dazed and Confused-“All right, all right, all right.”

4. Shaun of the Dead-“Come and get it! It’s a running buffet! All you can eat!”

5. Clerks-“You know what the real tragedy about all this is? I’m not even supposed to be here today!”


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Kelli Smith is a bookmobile librarian who helps bring the library to you. She also works with partners to coordinate community movie events including Movie on the Lawn and Silents in the Cathedral.

7 thoughts on “What’s in Your Top 5?

  1. This is Spinal Tap

    “It’s such a fine line between stupid…and clever.”

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

    “Hi, my name is Brad Majors…” (Asshole!) “…this is my fiancee, Janet Weiss.” (Slut!)

    Harold and Maude (1971)

    Harold: “You sure have a way with people.”

    Maude: “Well, they’re my species!”

    Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

    “All you of Earth are IDIOTS!”

    Blade Runner (1982)

    “Wake up. Time to die.”

  2. I feel like I should have had 10 titles on the list… there are so many classics. Nice list Terry!

  3. I would add Swingers. I just saw that the other day on TV and couldn’t believe how young Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau look. That’s the first time I remember seeing either of them. Good call on Clerks. One of the funniest movies ever.

  4. @Nate- Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn were both in Rudy three years earlier. You should watch that movie again. 🙂

    @Thad- Love it!

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