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What is a cult classic movie? A cult film is a film with a considerable cult following. It may be too out there or is unpopular with the mainstream audiences who just don’t get it. It is the equivalent of catering to a specific niche. Examples of cult classics include movies like “Heathers,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Reservoir Dogs,” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High. ” This quiz may be too cool for the mainstream movie watcher. Give it a try.


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  • 1. 

    What Cohen Brothers movie starred Nicholas Cage?

    • A.

      Barton Fink

    • B.

      Fargo

    • C.

      Raising Arizona

    • D.

      Miller's Crossing

    • E.

      Burn After Reading

    Correct Answer
    C. Raising Arizona
    Explanation
    It was the first and only movie Cage would be in for the Cohen Bros.

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  • 2. 

    Who wrote the movie Natural Born Killers?

    • A.

      Oliver Stone

    • B.

      Quentin Tarantino

    • C.

      Robert Rodriguez

    • D.

      Paul Thomas Anderson

    • E.

      Stephen King

    Correct Answer
    B. Quentin Tarantino
    Explanation
    Quentin Tarantino wrote the movie Natural Born Killers. Tarantino is a renowned filmmaker known for his unique storytelling style and his contributions to the crime genre. Natural Born Killers, released in 1994, is a satirical crime film directed by Oliver Stone, but the screenplay was written by Tarantino. The movie explores themes of violence, media manipulation, and celebrity culture, and is known for its controversial and provocative content. Tarantino's distinct writing style and dark humor are evident in the film, making it a notable addition to his filmography.

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  • 3. 

    The man who directed Starship Troopers also directed Robocop. What is his name?

    • A.

      Wes Craven

    • B.

      John Carpenter

    • C.

      Paul Verhoeven

    • D.

      Michael Mann

    • E.

      John McTiernan

    Correct Answer
    C. Paul Verhoeven
    Explanation
    He also directed Showgirls. Go figure.

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  • 4. 

    Roughly how much was the 1999 horror sensation Blair Witch Project made for?

    • A.

      100K

    • B.

      20K

    • C.

      50K

    • D.

      70K

    Correct Answer
    B. 20K
    Explanation
    It went on to gross over $248 million dollars worldwide. Not bad.

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  • 5. 

    What movie does the famous cult line "I wanna talk to Samson!" come from?

    • A.

      The Big Lebowski

    • B.

      Half-Baked

    • C.

      Cheech and Chong's Next Movie

    • D.

      Dazed and Confused

    Correct Answer
    B. Half-Baked
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Half-Baked. In the movie Half-Baked, the character played by Dave Chappelle says the famous cult line "I wanna talk to Samson!" This line has become iconic and is often quoted by fans of the film.

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  • 6. 

    Who directed Do The Right Thing?

    • A.

      Spike Lee

    • B.

      John Singleton

    • C.

      F. Gary Gray

    • D.

      The Hughes Brothers

    • E.

      Mario Van Peeples

    Correct Answer
    A. Spike Lee
    Explanation
    Spike Lee directed the film "Do The Right Thing". He is a renowned filmmaker known for his distinctive style and provocative storytelling. Lee's film explores themes of racial tension and discrimination in a Brooklyn neighborhood during a hot summer day. His directorial vision and powerful storytelling have made "Do The Right Thing" a critically acclaimed and influential film in American cinema.

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  • 7. 

    Who starred in the 1983 prison movie Bad Boys (no relation to the Will Smith/Martin Lawrence franchise)?

    • A.

      Sean Penn

    • B.

      Tom Berenger

    • C.

      Bruce Willis

    • D.

      Tom Cruise

    • E.

      Matt Dillon

    Correct Answer
    A. Sean Penn
    Explanation
    If you haven't seen, it's worth a look.

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  • 8. 

    What movie launched Vince Vaughn's career?

    • A.

      Kicking & Screaming

    • B.

      Circle of Friends

    • C.

      Brothers McMullen

    • D.

      Swingers

    • E.

      Go

    Correct Answer
    D. Swingers
    Explanation
    "Who's a winner? Mikey. Mikey a winner." -Swingers

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  • 9. 

    Danny Boyle, director of Slumdog Millionaire, also directed which cult classic?

    • A.

      Locked, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

    • B.

      Snatch

    • C.

      Sexy Beast

    • D.

      Fight Club

    • E.

      Trainspotting

    Correct Answer
    E. Trainspotting
    Explanation
    Danny Boyle, the director of Slumdog Millionaire, also directed the cult classic film Trainspotting. Trainspotting is a critically acclaimed British film released in 1996, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh. It follows a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh and explores themes of addiction, friendship, and disillusionment. The film's unique style, memorable characters, and gritty portrayal of drug culture have made it a beloved cult classic.

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  • 10. 

    Christopher Guest is best known for directing which of these films?

    • A.

      Magnolia

    • B.

      The Full Monty

    • C.

      Spinal Tap

    • D.

      Best in Show

    • E.

      Waking Ned Devine

    Correct Answer
    B. The Full Monty
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Best in Show".

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