Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Top 10 Cult Comedies

The Farrelly brothers could make a sequel to Dumb and Dumber, it has been recently announced.

Bobby Farrelly in an interview with Moviehole said that their 1994 comedy has aged much better than he anticipated, and if Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were willing to get together again, a sequel would be possible.

"We're starting to think about what those two dimwits would be doing twenty-years later in life," Farrelly said. "Hopefully we'll be able to come up with something worthy of a sequel."

Dumb and Dumber has developed a cult comedy classic status over the years, despite universally bad reviews and initial disinterest upon release. Here's a look at the ten best cult comedies of all time.

Top 10 Cult Comedies

10. Pee Wee's Big Adventure
9. Best In Show
8. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
7. Billy Madison
6. Clerks
5. Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End)
4. The Evil Dead Trilogy (The Evil DeadEvil Dead 2Army of Darkness)
3. Office Space
2. Dumb and Dumber
1. The Big Lebowski

*The list is based on, but not limited to, overall quality of movie, prestige gained, and cult status. It varied based on movie. I understand that Dumb and Dumber and Billy Madison aren't your typically good movies, but they are undeniably hilarious. That's what cult is all about; movies that are typically deemed good, but are well-received by a specific audience.

*Also, cult following was not necessarily a defining aspect. I understand that The Rocky Horror Picture Show has perhaps the largest cult following of all, but i cannot stand it, so it's not on here.


  1. Cult comedies generally were box office failures and/or had overwhelmingly bad reviews initially.
    Also, you guys are too young to remember repertory theaters. They were theaters that re-ran old movies. They would always run cult movies at midnight on the weekends because they would bring in a crowd. The TLA on South St was the most famous in Philly.
    The fact that you did not include a single John Waters movie (Pink Flamingoes!!) is an outrage!!!

  2. That's so weird... because I was just watching Pink Flamingoes yesterday.

  3. But father, you argued that Dumb and Dumber wasn't a cult comedy, yet it perfectly fits your definition.

  4. I don't believe it was a box office failure, nor did it get bad reviews overall. "Two Thumbs Up" n all....

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