A cult film - also commonly referred to as a cult classic - is a film with a devoted following, obscure or unpopular with mainstream audiences, and often revolutionary or ironically enjoyed. Click on movie title or image for availability.

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101 Cult Movies available on DVD at the Gold Coast Library:

After Hours (1985) An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.

Alice (1988) A memorably bizarre screen version of Lewis Carroll's novel 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', mixing one live actor with a large variety of animated creatures.

Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Akira (1988) A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.All-About-Eve-Poster-52

All About Eve (1950) An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the '70s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

Angel Heart (1987) Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But apocalypse nowthe investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

Apocalypse Now (1979) During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Badlands (1973) An impressionable teen girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend go on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Barbarella (1968) In the far future, a woman is assigned to stop the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way, she encounters various unusual people.

big-lebowski-posterBattle Royale (2000) In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

The Big Lebowski (1998) "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Black Sunday (1960) A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way.

Blade Runner (1982) A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.Boy-and-His-Dog

A Boy and his Dog (1975) A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex, and they stumble into an underground society where the old society is preserved.

Brazil (1985) A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

Breathless (1960) A young car thief kills a policeman and tries to persuade a girl to hide in Italy with him.BringMeHeadAlfredoGarcia-Adv

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.

Buffalo ‘66 (1998) Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry (and forcing her to say the same).

Chungking Express (1994) Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

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A Clockwork Orange (1971) In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan.

Crumb (1994) An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist, Robert Crumb, and his traumatized family.

Dark Star (1974) In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.dead-man-1995

Dead Man (1995) On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Dead Ringers (1988) Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

Detour (1945) Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble.

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb (1964) An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.Duck Soup

Duck Soup (1933) Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Easy Rider (1969) Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.

Eating Raoul (1982) A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

fightclub-poster2Enter The Dragon (1973) A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Fight Club (1999) An insomniac office worker looking for a way to change his life crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker and they form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more...

Fitzcarraldo (1982) The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.

Force of Evil (1948) An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket.Freaks

Freaks (1932) A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Galaxy Quest (1999) The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help.

Get Carter (1971) When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate.

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A Hard Day's Night (1964) A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs.

Harold and Maude (1971) Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Head (1968) The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.

Heavenly Creatures (1994) Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.Heathers

Heathers (1988) A girl who half-heartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics; killing the popular kids.

House (1977) Seven girls on their summer trip pay a visit to a possessed house which plans to eat them in extremely bizzare and surreal ways.


I Am Cuba (1964) This study of Cuba captures the island just before it made the transition to a post-revolutionary society.

I Walked With a Zombie (1943) A young Canadian nurse comes to the West Indies to care for the wife of a plantation manager. 

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Ishtar (1987) Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.johnny guitar 1

Johnny Guitar (1954) A strong willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob, when she helps a wounded gang member.

The Killing (1956) Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.

King of Comedy (1982) Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin wants to achieve success in show biz by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.kiss-me-deadly-movie-poster-1955-1020143890

Kiss Me Deadly (1955) A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit."

Labyrinth (1986)  Fifteen-year-old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth who will keep Toby if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in thirteen hours.

Land of the Pharaohs (1955) A captured architect designs an ingenious plan to ensure the impregnability of tomb of a self-absorbed Pharaoh, obsessed with the security of his next life.

Laura (1944) A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.Let The Right One

Let the Right One In (2008) Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

The Long Goodbye (1973) Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Mad Max (1979) A vengeful Australian policeman sets out to avenge his partner, his wife and his son.

Man of the West (1958) A reformed outlaw becomes stranded after an aborted train robbery with two other passengers and is forced to rejoin his old outlaw band.Ms 45

Ms. 45 (1981) A shy and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked twice in one day. She takes to the streets of New York after dark and randomly kills men with a .45 caliber gun.

Near Dark (1987) A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter.

Night of the Hunter (1955) A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.night tide poster 01

Night Tide (1961) On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and he learns that she plays a mermaid in the local carnival. After strange occurrences, Johnny begins to believe that she may actually be a real mermaid that habitually kills during the cycle of the full moon.

Office Space (1999) Three company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.Pandoras Box 1929 movie poster

Pandora's Box (1929) The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.

The Party (1968) A clerical mistake results in a bumbling film extra being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired.

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb).PointBlankPoster

Point Blank (1967) After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.

Popeye (1980) The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

Pretty Poison (1968) When a mentally disturbed young man tells a pretty girl that he's a secret agent, she believes him, and murder and mayhem ensue.

The Princess Bride (1987) A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).

ArizonaQuadrophenia (1979) London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division. Only when he's together with his friends, a 'Mod' clique, does he feels free and accepted. 

Raising Arizona (1987) When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintupelets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated.

The Rapture (1991) A telephone operator living an empty, amoral life finds God and loses him again.

Re-Animator (1985) A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.The Red Shoes 1948 movie poster

The Red Shoes (1948) A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

Repo Man (1984) Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result.

Rock & Roll High School (1979) A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Rushmore (1998) The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation.

Sharknado (2013) When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

Shock Corridor (1963) Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder.ShootingHellman

The Shooting (1966) A mysterious woman persuades two cowboys to help her in a revenge scheme.

Sisters (1973) A journalist witnesses a brutal murder in a neighboring apartment, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth.

Sullivan’s Travels (1941) A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life...which gives him a rude awakening.

Sunset Boulevard (1950) A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.1988They Live poster300

They Live (1988) A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.


This is Spinal Tap (1984) Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Time Bandits (1981)
A young boy accidentally joins a band of dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

Tommy (1975) A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult because of that.True Romance

True Romance (1993) Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) Story of two men drag racing across the USA in a primer grey 55 chevy. Wilson is the mechanic, James Taylor is the driver.

Vertigo (1958) A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.TheWarriors 1979 Movie Poster

The Warriors (1979) A charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down to kill them.

The Wicker Man (1973) A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.

The Wild Bunch (1969) An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.wings

Wings of Desire (1987) An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Withnail & I (1987) London 1969 - Two unemployed actors decide to leave their squalid Camden flat for an idyllic holiday in the countryside.

Wizards(1977) On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his fairy-folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.


Zardoz (1974) In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.

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