What is a cult movie? I suppose one that is kept alive by an obsessive fanbase, long into its future. It also has to be iconic, that is, it has to define a stylistic standard. And I think it would be pointless to include massively successful films like the Python films, The Full Monty or Alien.
This book further limits itself to British films, set in Britain (or a fantasy version of Britain), since the start of the TV age (hence no Powell and Pressburger, or Noel Coward etc.). What do you think of their choices?
The films they review are:
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
THE WICKER MAN
WITHNAIL AND I
LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS
I would have to drop 'Quadrophenia', 'Naked' and 'Lock, Stock'. I'd add 'Brazil', 'The Bed Sitting Room' and 'The Long Good Friday'. Though does anyone remember the Bed Sitting Room any more?