Boy On a Dolphin. A luminous Sophia Loren and slightly past-it Alan Ladd (with an ever marvellous Clifton Webb).
Not the worlds greatest film by any means and I hardly know anyone who has seen it but I just love it. 1950's Greece and Sophia in glorious technicolour - just wonderful. I have seen this literally hundreds of times since I was little.
Black Narcissus. Too well known to be really a cult film, but visually one of the most hypnotic films I have ever seen.
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Death Line (aka Dead Meat in the US) - a true cult classic and very influential, John Landis references it a lot in his films.
I like Swingers too.
If in doubt - overdress.
I have probably said this before but I think that 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' is a modern cult classic. Robert Downey Jr and Val Kilmer are great and it is very funny, the bit in the bar with the lookalike celebs is a killer.
I would think the ultimate FL Cult movie would be Man of the Century.
That being said, I think the entire genre of Film Noir could considered cult since the term was coined after the fact by dedicated fans who saw something special in the cheap B movies of the late 1940s and 1950s. If you ever want to see cultish behavior, get into a discussion with a film buff about what Film Noir actually means.
On that note, some of my favorites are:
Appointment with Danger
His Kind of Woman
Just to name a few
In the vintage WWII category my first would be "12 O' Clock High" made in 1949 when original era uniforms were still available. The movie trys to help americans understand in reverse history how low morale actually was overseas and what airman in certain theatres endured. If you enjoy Army Air Force uniforms, A2/B3 jackets, the variant patterns and the many ways they were worn. This a great movie winning two academy awards.
Bless them all, bless them all, bless the long and the short and the tall.
Bless all the blondies and all the brunettes for each lad is happy to take what he gets.
Second, I know many watch Band of Bros. regularly as well.
Possibly the greatest cops-and-robbers movie ever: White Heat with James Cagney!
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