18 Movies With the Biggest Cult Followings of All Time
The Big Lebowski
This crime comedy film seems, on the surface, an odd choice for a cult film. While it’s fun, funny, and a great blender of noir and crime film tropes, it seems to be standard Coen Brothers fare. But somehow the story of The Dude (Jeff Bridges) became a sensation. There are midnight screenings, the yearly “Lebowski Fest,” and even a religion based on The Dude’s beliefs: Dudeism. Thousands of members strong! Oh, and there are two African spiders with scientific names inspired by the film. Over two decades after its release, the hype of The Dude and The Big Lewbowski lives strong.