Honoring all the zombies, imbeciles and emo teens, and the fans who love them
By Geoff Berkshire, S. James Snyder and Matt Pais, Metromix
What makes a cult movie? There are no rules about content, quality or commercial success. There's only one factor that determines a cult hit: fans.
Cult movies have fan followings so passionate that their love of a film eclipses whatever success or failure it found in its initial run. They're the cause of endless cable TV airings, surprisingly large DVD sales figures and midnight showings at local theaters long after a movie was originally released.
The following are our 10 picks for the top cult movies of the 2000s.