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'Swept Away' is one of my favorite films of my father. I've seen it about 20 times. It's a cult movie in Italy.
Adriano Giannini

Meaning of "cult movie" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CULT MOVIE

cult movie  [kʌlt ˈmuːvɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CULT MOVIE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cult movie is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CULT MOVIE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cult movie

Cult film

A cult film, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film that has acquired a cult following. Cult films are known for their dedicated, passionate fanbase, an elaborate subculture that engage in repeated viewings, quoting dialogue, and audience participation. Inclusive definitions allow for major studio productions, especially box office bombs, while exclusive definitions focus more on obscure, transgressive films shunned by the mainstream. The difficulty in defining the term and subjectivity of what qualifies as a cult film mirror classificatory disputes about art. The term cult film itself was first used in the 1970s to describe the culture that surrounded underground films and midnight movies, though cult was in common use in film analysis for decades prior to that. Cult films trace their origin back to controversial and suppressed films kept alive by dedicated fans. In some cases, reclaimed or rediscovered films have acquired cult followings decades after their original release, occasionally for their camp value.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CULT MOVIE


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carvy
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curvy
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Donleavy
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Garvey
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garvie
ˈɡɑːvɪ
groovy
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Harvey
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jarvey
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jarvie
ˈdʒɑːvɪ
Mohave
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Mojave
məʊˈhɑːvɪ
movie
ˈmuːvɪ
nervy
ˈnɜːvɪ
peavey
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peavy
ˈpiːvɪ
pervy
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poovy
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scurvy
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topsy-turvy
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CULT MOVIE

cult
cult figure
cult film
cult following
cultch
culti
cultic
cultigen
cultish
cultishly
cultishness
cultism
cultist
cultivability
cultivable
cultivar
cultivatable
cultivate
cultivated
cultivation

WORDS THAT END LIKE CULT MOVIE

action movie
Argovie
B-movie
buddy movie
disaster movie
home movie
lovie
popcorn movie
road movie
slasher movie
snuff movie
splatter movie
Thurgovie
TV movie

Synonyms and antonyms of cult movie in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «cult movie» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CULT MOVIE

Find out the translation of cult movie to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cult movie from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cult movie» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

风靡一时的电影
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

película de culto
570 millions of speakers

English

cult movie
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पंथ फिल्म
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فيلم عبادة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

культ кино
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

filme cult
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রথা চলচ্চিত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

film culte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Filem kultus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kult-Film
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カルトムービー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

컬트 영화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kultus film
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phim đình đám
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வழிபாட்டு திரைப்படம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पंथ मूव्ही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kült film
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cult movie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kultowy film
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

культ кіно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

film cult
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

cult ταινίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kultus movie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kultfilm
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kultfilmen
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cult movie

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2 QUOTES WITH «CULT MOVIE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cult movie.
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Adriano Giannini
'Swept Away' is one of my favorite films of my father. I've seen it about 20 times. It's a cult movie in Italy.
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Neil Marshall
I set out to do a horror film with 'Dog Soldiers,' and what I came out with at the end of the day was something that was more of a cult movie, more of a black comedy with some horror elements in it. It kind of went over the top.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CULT MOVIE»

Discover the use of cult movie in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cult movie and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art 2
Gallery 1988's annual Crazy 4 Cult art show has quickly become a phenomenon, with huge crowds and high profile buyers like Kevin Smith and Joss Whedon snapping up work by the cream of the underground/urban scene.
Gallery 1988, 2013
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Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art
" - Movies.com "There's nothing like Crazy 4 Cult and this book shows you why." - Very Aware "Love Movies? Love Cult Art? Then 'Crazy 4 Cult' Is the Book for You." - Moviefone "THIS BOOK ROCKS!
‎2011
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Cult Movie Quote Book
This is a book about movies and moviequotes.
Nicotext, Carl-Johan Gadd, 2005
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Defining Cult Movies: The Cultural Politics of Oppositional ...
This study stresses the sheer diversity of the films which have been brought together under the term 'cult movies'.
Mark Jancovich, 2003
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The Pleasure and Pain of Cult Horror Films: An Historical Survey
Definitions of a cult movie may vary from book to book as far as certain details are concerned, but some ofits features are inarguable. For one, they cannot be a part of mainstream cinema. According to the editors of Defining Cult Movies, a cult ...
Bart?omiej Paszylk, 2009
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The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction ...
In the remainder of this chapter I want to move on to consider how Blade Runner's academic canonisation through these types of textual poaching might complicate its status as a 'cult' movie. Blade Runner may have been previously ...
Will Brooker, 2013
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The Cult Film Reader
Moreover, it has become a cult movie. What are the requirements for transforming a book or a movie into a cult object? The work must be loved, obviously, but this is not enough. It must provide a com— pletely furnished world so that its fans ...
Mathijs, Ernest, Mendik, Xavier, 2007
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Unruly Pleasures: The Cult Film and Its Critics
The first British volume dedicated to the critical consideration of cult movie making from the margins to the manstream.
Xavier Mendik, Graeme Harper, 2000
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Cult Cinema
The main pattern sketched above does not cover all of cult movie exhibition. In fact, it excludes the most wild and radical examples. Numerous other formats have existed, and are still in operation. Most of these include the liveliness absent ...
Ernest Mathijs, Jamie Sexton, 2012
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Cult Film Stardom: Offbeat Attractions and Processes of ...
And, like Lee, he has appeared in relatively uncontested cult movie titles, e.g. as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner. But despite these cult intertexts, Harrison Ford has not been embraced as a cult actor or cult star. There is no mention of him in the ...
Kate Egan, Sarah Thomas, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CULT MOVIE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cult movie is used in the context of the following news items.
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B-Movie Corner: Line between comedy, horror forms cult classic
... you will laugh far more than you will be terrified! Derek Warren is a cult movie fanatic, collector, craft beer enthusiast and all-around nerd. «The Weekender, Jul 15»
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Here's the news: Huey Lewis
In 1985 he appeared in cult movie classic Back to the Future, which boasted his enduring song The Power of Love on the soundtrack. «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
3
'Ash Vs. Evil Dead' Unveils Two More Images
Premiering this fall, the television sequel to the cult movie franchise picks up with Ash having spent the past three decades avoiding maturity, ... «Comic Book Resources, Jul 15»
4
What's On in Chester, Flintshire and Cheshire from July 8 onwards
CHESTER: Moonlight Flicks presents a screening of the 2011 cult movie Drive (18) starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan and directed by ... «ChesterChronicle.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Got a burning 'Back to the Future' question? Ask screenwriter Bob Gale
To mark the 30th anniversary of the cult movie, we'll be putting your best questions to the legendary screenwriter -- so now's the time to get that ... «CNN, Jul 15»
6
The San Diego Comic-Con exclusives of 2015: Alien, The Force …
Cue the Queen ear worms as you gaze on one of Entertainment Earth's SDCC movie exclusives celebrating the 1980 cult movie classic, Flash ... «Blastr, Jul 15»
7
44 real-life pop-culture siblings you (probably) didn't know were …
But these brothers also have a sister, Renée Estevez, who played a key role in a venerable cult movie: She was Veronica Sawyer's (Winona ... «A.V. Club Milwaukee, Jul 15»
8
Is this the best Kevin Rudd vs Julia Gillard spoof ever?
Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard's bitter Killing Season spat has been hilariously dubbed over 80s cult movie The Breakfast Club. The clip debuted ... «The New Daily, Jul 15»
9
Polish Cinema Classics – review
Now widely regarded as Poland's first cult movie, Marek Piwowski's The Cruise (1970) is a broad satire on the absurdity of the whole ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Don't turn dysfunctional relationship into marriage
Readers noticed that the letter had similarities with the plot of the cult movie "The Room." The Free Press regrets the error. Dear Amy: I have a ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»

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