Watching a diverse list of cult movies for a movie marathon helps break the monotony of having to sit through hours of same-themed or similar-looking films. What makes cult movies good choices for a movie marathon is there is something that looks or feels unique about these works. It allows a few hours of being a couch potato somewhat different from the experience of watching usual features available on free TV. You can find many amusing; thought-provoking; and, at some points, diverting cult classics to suit your more distinct taste and preferences.
Start your movie marathon with the David Fincher cult classic "Seven," a film about two detectives desperately trying to find a serial killer whose crimes illustrate the bible's Seven Deadly Sins. For a cult movie marathon kick-off, this one readily sets the mood for something provocative and involving.
It is the type of movie you can visually and thematically find pleasure in, especially if you like witty action and suspense films. Its opening title sequence is a short masterpiece on its own. Meanwhile, its ending is a brilliant conclusion to an impressively staged and paced story.
"The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993)
As a middle movie marathon choice, "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is a pleasurably unusual treat from director Henry Selick. Bringing the original Tim Burton story to life on the movie screen, this interesting stop-motion animation piece features a sweet and quirky musical about the Halloween Town colliding with the Christmas Town. It has those engaging visuals and sound that aptly sustain its unique form. As a dark fairy tale, it fills the screen with morbid humor, show-stopping music, and eye-popping animated characters.
"A Clockwork Orange" (1971)
End your movie marathon with shock, art, and deep and dark satire through the twisted, futuristic morality tale "A Clockwork Orange." This disturbing and violent film from master storyteller Stanley Kubrick is an adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel of the same title. It may be the last movie for your marathon, but it will definitely keep your eyes open and your blood pumping as soon as the first sequence shows on the screen. This social commentary is known for its juxtaposition of classical music with psychopathic acts and horrific crime sprees.
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- Henry Selick
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- cult movies
- Seven Deadly Sins
- David Fincher cult classic
- fairy tale
- Anthony Burgess novel