Pan’s Labyrinth

10 Modern Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

10 Modern Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

What makes a movie a cult movie? Is it the movie itself or the audience who watches it? Are certain movies just born to be cult, while others have cult status thrust upon them? These questions are as elusive and provocative as cult movies themselves, but while you ponder, check out these 10 cult movies from the past 25 years, like “Natural Born Killers,” that are all included in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”

PAN'S LABYRINTH – On Sundance Channel April 18

PAN'S LABYRINTH – On Sundance Channel April 18

PAN’S LABYRINTH, Guillermo del Toro’s award-winning, critically acclaimed 2006 film has been praised across the board ever since its debut. Besides “brilliant” and “imaginative,” it’s been called a “fairytale for grownups,” a qualification del Toro gladly accepts, though he is quick to point out the differences between his fairytale and the other, more common kind. “There are two kinds of fairytales,” he says. “The morality tales, which are like little pamphlets for children on good behavior, and then there are those that are a little more anarchic and intangible.”