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Cult Rentals

Camp controversies and obscure outsiders: Cult Cinema champions the underground unloved and the fervently rediscovered.

Our collection includes Hollywood outcasts such as Plan 9 From Outer Space, while also celebrating the netherworlds of UK cult cinema, from the London mondo film to the cautionary perils of the British sex film.

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The Greasy Strangler
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The Greasy Strangler

Comedy201693 minsDirector: Jim Hosking

A father-son love triangle unleashes the unstoppable urges of the Greasy Strangler, in this gloriously deranged hybrid of gross-out comedy and gonzo horror.

Only God Forgives
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Only God Forgives

Crime201390 minsDirector: Nicolas Winding Refn

Ryan Gosling takes on Bangkok’s criminal underworld in this kaleidoscopic revenge fantasy from cult director Nicolas Winding Refn.

Swimming Pool
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Swimming Pool

Drama2002102 minsDirector: François Ozon

A crime novelist seeks peace but gets a dangerous muse in this twisted bilingual thriller from François Ozon.

Only Lovers Left Alive
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Only Lovers Left Alive

Romance2013123 minsDirector: Jim Jarmusch

Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton star as ageless, blood-drinking lovers in Jim Jarmusch’s clever, funny and sexy vampire tale.

Psychomania
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Psychomania

Horror197291 minsDirector: Don Sharp

The greatest zombie-biker, toad-worshipping-Satanists horror in British cinema is an undisputed cult classic brimming with exciting action and fantastical mayhem.

Bunny & the Bull
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Bunny & the Bull

Comedy200997 minsDirector: Paul King

Anarchic comedy from the director of Paddington and The Mighty Boosh, following an odd-couple’s wild European adventure.

Suspiria
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Suspiria

Horror197795 minsDirector: Dario Argento

Dario Argento’s phantasmagoric gothic nightmare blends operatic violence, disorienting dream logic and hyper-real visual to create a horror classic.

Beat Girl
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Beat Girl

Drama195987 minsDirector: Edmond T. Gréville

A cult classic British film about late-fifties youth-rebellion set against an intoxicating Beatnik backdrop.

Expresso Bongo
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Expresso Bongo

Drama1960111 minsDirector: Val Guest

Val Guest's 1959 London-shot Brit Beat classic charts the fortunes of aspiring musician Bert Rudge (Cliff Richard)

The Man Who Fell to Earth
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The Man Who Fell to Earth

Science Fiction1976133 minsDirector: Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg’s cult sci-fi stars David Bowie as an alien attempting to amass a fortune to save his home planet, but unable to escape his decadent earthly lifestyle.

Night of the Living Dead
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Night of the Living Dead

Horror196896 minsDirector: George A. Romero

Landmark film from 'zombie godfather' Romero, whose makeshift heroes fight for their lives against a new and terrifying enemy.

Island of Lost Souls
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Island of Lost Souls

Horror193270 minsDirector: Erle C. Kenton

A highly controversial adaptation of the H.G. Wells story about a mad scientist creating half human/half animal creatures on his island kingdom.

Possession
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Possession

Horror1981124 minsDirector: Andrzej Zulawski

Andrzej Zulawski’s out-of-control horror masterpiece is one of cinema’s most bare-souled and open-veined accounts of a broken relationship.

The Orchard End Murder
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The Orchard End Murder

Crime198650 minsDirector: Christian Marnham

An old house near a remote, rural railway station provides the setting for this grisly tale of terror set in 1960s England.

Betty Blue
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Betty Blue

Drama1986185 minsDirector: Jean-Jacques Beineix

Jean-Jacques Beineix’s story of a volatile, highly sexual relationship was one of the most successful French films of the 1980s.

The Big Lebowski
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The Big Lebowski

Comedy1998117 minsDirector: Joel Coen

Arguably one of the greatest comedies of modern times; the Coen brothers’ deconstructed film noir following slacker hero ‘The Dude’ (Jeff Bridges).

Wild at Heart
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Wild at Heart

Drama1990125 minsDirector: David Lynch

Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern are the lovers on the run in David Lynch’s violent, sexy and surreal road movie, a Palme d’Or winner in 1990.

Peter Ibbetson
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Peter Ibbetson

Drama193585 minsDirector: Henry Hathaway

One of the most unjustly overlooked fables from Hollywood’s golden age, a stunning romantic fantasy about two divided lovers united in a dream world.

Trees Lounge
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Trees Lounge

Comedy199691 minsDirector: Steve Buscemi

Venerable character actor Steve Buscemi steps behind the camera in this profound character study on a lonely, alcoholic, and unemployed mechanic.

China Girl
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China Girl

Gangster198787 minsDirector: Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara creates a modern day Romeo & Juliet in gritty New York City, centring on the doom relationship between an Italian boy and Chinese girl.

Eve's Bayou
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Eve's Bayou

Drama1997115 minsDirector: Kasi Lemmons

Samuel L. Jackson stars in this seething slice of Southern Gothic, about the travails of a Louisiana family bedevilled by infidelity, incest and witchcraft.

All the Right Noises
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All the Right Noises

Drama196991 minsDirector: Gerry O'Hara

A taboo-busting drama about a young married man (Tom Bell) who has an affair with a teenage girl (Olivia Hussey). Directed by Gerry O'Hara.

That Kind of Girl
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That Kind of Girl

Drama196377 minsDirector: Gerry O'Hara

A cautionary tale about VD and the dangers of free-love set against a backdrop of smoky jazz clubs and evocative London locations.

Lunch Hour
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Lunch Hour

Drama196263 minsDirector: James Hill

Shirley Anne Field stars in this stylish, highly enjoyable story of simmering tensions and sexual conflict in the work place.

Open Your Eyes
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Open Your Eyes

Thriller1997119 minsDirector: Alejandro Amenábar

Alejandro Amenabar’s signature science-fiction drama follows a young man who falls for his dream woman, before he is disfigured in an accident.

The Wiz
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The Wiz

Fantasy1978134 minsDirector: Sidney Lumet

NYC becomes Oz in the cult, urban reimagining of the family favourite, featuring an all-African American cast including Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

Pi
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Pi

Science Fiction199784 minsDirector: Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky’s magisterial monochrome mystery concerns a mathematician whose discovery of a powerful number leads to the dark side.

Quadrophenia
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Quadrophenia

Drama1979120 minsDirector: Franc Roddam

The ultimate Mods vs Rockers clash, based on The Who’s double-album rock opera, stars Phil Daniels as a mod on an odyssey to Brighton.

Privilege
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Privilege

Science Fiction1967103 minsDirector: Peter Watkins

An exalted pop star holds the country's youth in his thrall, but secretly his popularity is being carefully managed by the state.

How to Get Ahead in Advertising
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How to Get Ahead in Advertising

Fantasy198994 minsDirector: Bruce Robinson

Richard E. Grant and director Bruce Robinson’s companion piece to Withnail and I is a dark satire about an ad-man who grows a second head.

Heartless
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Heartless

Horror2009114 minsDirector: Philip Ridley

Philip Ridley’s stunning comeback film charts a lonely photographer’s battles with demons amid a haunting East London.

Dream Demon
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Dream Demon

Fantasy198889 minsDirector: Harley Cokliss

A young woman becomes haunted by terrifying dreams, which soon begin to pull people around her into a nightmarish netherworld.

Paperhouse
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Paperhouse

Fantasy198989 minsDirector: Bernard Rose

Bernard Rose’s cult adult fantasy follows a young girl who discovers an increasingly dark and dangerous dream world.

The Pleasure Girls
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The Pleasure Girls

Drama196585 minsDirector: Gerry O'Hara

A trio of models enjoy a weekend of parties, blossoming friendships, and romantic encounters in London. Starring Ian McShane and Klaus Kinski.

London in the Raw
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London in the Raw

Documentary196447 minsDirector: Arnold Louis Miller

Low-budget movie mogul Arnold Louis Miller concocted this exploitation-style documentary which peers behind the grimy net curtains of British life.

Primitive London
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Primitive London

Documentary196587 minsDirector: Arnold Louis Miller

Arnold Louis Miller's follow-up to London in the Raw lifts the lid on society’s decay with its sideshow spectacle of 60s London depravity.

Videodrome
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Videodrome

Fantasy198387 minsDirector: David Cronenberg

James Woods and Debbie Harry star in David Cronenberg’s mind-melting sci-fi about media domination.

Rabid
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Rabid

Horror197691 minsDirector: David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg’s classic bloodbath introduces us to a young woman (Marilyn Chambers) who hungers for human flesh after some plastic surgery has gone wrong.

Spider
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Spider

Drama200294 minsDirector: David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg directs Ralph Fiennes in this chilling psychological drama about a mentally-disturbed man facing his horrifying childhood memories.

Dune
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Dune

Science Fiction1984131 minsDirector: David Lynch

David Lynch brings Frank Herbert’s powerful novel and rich fantasy world to life in this cinematic spectacle.

Slaughterhouse-Five
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Slaughterhouse-Five

Comedy1972103 minsDirector: George Roy Hill

This adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel follows Billy Pilgrim’s journeys in time as he flits between WWII Dresden and a future on planet Tralfamadore.

Silent Running
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Silent Running

Science Fiction197289 minsDirector: Douglas Trumbull

Douglas Trumbull’s ecological sci-fi, eulogised by Mark Kermode as the best science fiction film ever made.

Her Private Hell
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Her Private Hell

Drama196780 minsDirector: Norman J. Warren

The cautionary tale of an innocent girl abroad who gets caught up in the sleazy world of modelling.

Man of Violence
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Man of Violence

Crime1968108 minsDirector: Pete Walker

Pete Walker’s low-budget gangster thriller is packed with sights and sounds from a Britain about to swing out of the 60s and into the grim 70s.

The Big Switch (Strip Poker)
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The Big Switch (Strip Poker)

Crime196868 minsDirector: Pete Walker

Tough gangster film directed by British exploitation stalwart Pete Walker in which a man-about-town is implicated in the murder of a blonde

American Psycho
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American Psycho

Drama2000102 minsDirector: Mary Harron

Christian Bale slays his competition in this chilling satire set in ‘80s Wall Street.

Witchfinder General
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Witchfinder General

Horror196887 minsDirector: Michael Reeves

A witchfinder traverses 17th-century England executing those he suspects of witchcraft.

Final Programme
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Final Programme

Science Fiction197386 minsDirector: Robert Fuest

Wild adaptation of Michael Moorcock's novel about a playboy's search for the lost designs of the perfect self-replicating human.

20,000 Days on Earth
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20,000 Days on Earth

Documentary201493 minsDirector: Iain Forsyth

The myths and minutiae of musician Nick Cave are explored in the course of this fictional portrait, following 24 hours in the life of a cultural icon.