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10 Fantastic Cult Films Now Available on Amazon Prime

I head to Netflix for recent releases, and I go to HULU for my TV fix. But I love hunting on Amazon Prime for unexpected titles that I don’t find on other platforms. This week, I’ve curated a list of 10 fantastic cult films. Some are horror, some are quirky comedy, and some are difficult to wedge into a genre, but all could definitely be classified as “cult”, and they are all currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

THE HARDER THEY COME (1972)

This Jamaican-made flick follows a young man as he battles crime and drug dealers in hopes of becoming a famous reggae singer. The soundtrack is terrific!

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SOUTHBOUND (2016)

SOUTHBOUND is a cleverly woven anthology horror movie about travelers on a stretch of desert highway.

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CROPSEY (2009)

This documentary explores the truth behind the Long Island legend of boogeyman Cropsey, as well as the different stories that have evolved over time.

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COFFEE AND CIGARETTES (2003)

Arty cult film legend Jim Jarmusch directs a series of vignettes set in a café. Iconic cast members include Bill Murray, Tom Waits, RZA, GZA, Kate Blanchett, Iggy Pop, and many other familiar faces.

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KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE (1977)

One of John Landis’s first movies, the film is a series of hilarious vignettes, commercials, and spoofs.

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PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1959)

PLAN 9 is an Ed Wood classic, often dubbed one of the worst movies ever made, and even “so bad, it’s good”. Aliens cause the dead to rise from their graves in a convoluted plot to take over Earth.

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FEMALE WEREWOLF (2015)

Suffering from sexual delirium, a young woman becomes convinced that she may be a werewolf. This Chris Alexander production is a slow-burn feast for the eyes. Love Jean Rollin? This is your jam.

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AIRPLANE II: THE SEQUEL (1982)

The same cast and spoofy hilarity as the first film, but this time they are on a ship headed to the moon.

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TEX MONTANA WILL SURVIVE! (2016)

This is the latest flick from Jeremy Gardner, the guy behind the awesome indie zombie film THE BATTERY. Tex Montana, the host of a fake survival show, sets out to prove that he really can survive in the wilderness. The film is also available on YouTube in its entirety courtesy of the filmmakers.  

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REEFER MADNESS: THE MOVIE MUSICAL (2005)

This is a smart, satirical look at the absurd drug propaganda films that pokes fun at the original REEFER MADNESS. And don’t worry if you’re not a musical fan. The movie lovingly makes fun of them as well. Even Jesus sings a show tune.

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