1 – DREDD (2012)
Director: Pete Travis
Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey
A much better film than the 1995 version starring Sylvester Stallone. Karl Urban plays Dredd perfectly in this dark and gritty actioner that is nicely adapted from a comic book. Still keeping my fingers crossed for a sequel.
Dredd is available at Amazon.com
2 – SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (2010)
Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin
If you’re geeky and attend Comic Con, you might enjoy this film… then again everyone will enjoy this film. It’s non-stop comedy, action, video-style fights, and a hilarious romance. This film has all the right vibe and elements to make it a future cult classic.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World is available at Amazon.com
3 – ZOMBIELAND (2009)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson
This comedy, zombie, horror film is well on it’s way to becoming a cult classic. There’s never a dull moment as the main characters embark on a road trip across a zombie infested America. You will feel truly connected with the characters and that’s half the battle of a good film.
Zombieland is available at Amazon.com
4 – MOON (2009)
Director: Duncan Jones
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott
A film about alienation, loneliness, and hallucination, “Moon” is a fantastic low-budget sci-fi picture that will surely reach cult status in the near future. Directed by Duncan Jones, this film delivers far more than any expensive Hollywood blockbuster ever will.
Moon is available at Amazon.com
5 – DRIVE (2011)
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
NIcolas Winding Refn’s Drive starts out as a calm, quiet, and tense drama but explodes into violent revenge. The cast is excellent and the neon visuals are brilliant.
Drive is available at Amazon.com
6 – THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2012)
Director: Drew Goddard
Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison
After years of bad horror films, “The Cabin in the Woods” was a nice surprise. The film involves five typical friends who get together in an RV for a trip to a cabin in the woods. A very good and original horror movie that will have you rooting for the main characters.
The Cabin In The Woods is available at Amazon.com
7 – HOT FUZZ (2007)
Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman
A brilliant action-comedy that satirizes the big-budget Hollywood films but set in a quiet English countryside. Simon Pegg is fantastic as a top London policeman who is transferred to a small town where nothing much happens.
Hot Fuzz is available at Amazon.com
8 – SHARKNADO (2013)
Director: Anthony C. Ferrante
Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard
Need we say more? A flooded Los Angeles is terrorized by an infestation of killer sharks. Bad acting, bad special effects, and bad dialogue will surely catapult this film to cult status.
Sharknado Triple Feature is available at Amazon.com
9 – HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (2011)
Director: Jason Eisener
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Pasha Ebrahimi, Robb Wells
“Hobo With a Shotgun” is a badly-made B-movie… on purpose. It celebrates the gindhouse exploitaiton genre with over-the-top, gory, vigilantism.
Hobo With A Shotgun is available at Amazon.com
10 – CLOUD ATLAS (2012)
Director: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski
Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant
Cloud Atlas is truly a powerful and epic film. Beautifully adapted from British author, David Mitchell, it spans hundreds of years and weaves together multiple stories. This film may be a bit complex and long for some to sit through but everyone should go and see it at least once.
Cloud Atlas is available at Amazon.com