Live Poll: Classic Cult Comedies

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They're funny. Their ratings (higher than 6.9) indicate that their comedic effects were intentional. And put together, they have more followers over the world than a bikini snap from Kim Kardashian... or as many. You guessed it (especially if you read the title) these are the classic cult comedies and the question might surprise you... not.

Which of these classic cult comedies is your personal favorite?
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You probably named the potential winner (or will it "Holy Grail"?)
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Monty Python & HG
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I don't consider Delicatessen a comedy because it isn't funny and only makes a few attempts to be (still a good movie though). However, Delicatessen considers itself a comedy & a cult classic so it could be included on this list. My vote goes to Re-Animator.
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Thanks for just reminding me of Delicatessen!
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Changed the "rating" limit to 7.0 instead of 6.9, these 7 movies can drop some day to 6.9 and I want to leave some room for new suggestions.
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My vote:
The Princess Bride (1987)
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This would be my vote : The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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Still room for three more suggestions, any thoughts?
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For your consideration, if you will consider two shorts:

Thank You Mask Man
Tells how the Lone Ranger hooks up with Tonto. With Lenny Bruce doing all the voices, this animation of a Bruce routine begins with local folks upset at the Lone Ranger because he won't stay around to be thanked after a good deed. So, he stays and finds he likes hearing "Thank you mask man." When their attention starts to shift elsewhere, he shocks and disgusts the townspeople with a final request.
Warning: profane language

Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969)
Bambi is contentedly nibbling the grass, seemingly unaware of his impending encounter with Godzilla. What will happen when the two finally meet?
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I appreciate your suggestions, Dan. But two shorts out of 35 suggestions wouldn't do justice to all the little comedic masterpieces such as these two, even during the Golden Age of animation, they were many hilarious shorts that could qualify as cult... trust me, I'm a cartoon buff :)
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I'm aware that you are a cartoon buff and understand your reason for not including these two shorts.

For your consideration:

The Little Shop of Horrors
A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.

The Loved One (1965)
Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery.

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.
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Thanks, Dan. Still room for one (LSH's rating is 6.9)
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'Great poll, ElM. 'So many good ones that I'll have to deliberate a while before I vote.

Life of Brian
 or Waiting for Guffman
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Thanks ruby, I included both... i hesitated long about Life of Brian because but if it's not a cult classic, I don't know what it is... Meaning of Life is cult to a certain degree, but I don't think it has the same following as the two glorious predecessors.
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FYI: Your poll, Classic Cult Comedies, is currently featured on the IMDb Home Page.
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Congratulations ElMaruecan82. This is the 15th time your poll has been featured at IMDb Home Page ( since July 28, 2015.

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yeah, baby!
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more than half of these aren't really comedies in my opinion. I love Big Lebowski, one of the best movies of all time, but it's not really a comedy. things have to be intentionally funny the whole way through to be comedy for me. I'm not a Monty Python fan, but it is clearly a comedy. Lost Boys for example- some jokes, but its a vampire/monster movie, so is a horror/sci-fi.
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Allow me to disagree.

Your point about these movies being horror or sci-fi is valid but by extending the same logic, one can also say that "Holy Grail" or "Life of Brian" are History/Epic film, not in the sense that they intend to teach history but because they shed some light on some specific chapters of human history in a humorous way, but still with some relevance.

I personally think that comedy works exactly as drama in a reverse way, it's not exactly a genre but an attitude toward storytelling so specific yet so broad that it can easily overlap with movie genres. The main difference is that drama is emotionally appealing while comedy works more on a intellectuel level. Vis comica!
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