Screw the status quo. Where's the fun in pledging allegiance to pop culture properties that everyone else, their mothers, and their second-cousins have already shown emphatic love to? Recent hit movies like Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty, and Moonrise Kingdom are all excellent, but they're also obvious choices when it comes to citing your favorite flicks of the last year. Bigger props should be awarded to people who loved The Cabin in the Woods and Holy Motors.

That's because, years from now, The Cabin in the Woods and Holy Motors will have, mark our words, become cult favorites. By cult, we mean that breed of film that fails to reach widespread audiences during their initial releases but eventually goes on to amass large followings of like-minded supporters who will revisit them over and over again.

It's an ongoing, decades-long phenomenon that hasn't gone unacknowledged by the folks running Netflix. These are the 25 Best Cult Movies Streaming on Netflix Right Now.

If you're looking for something more diverse, check out our overall list of the Best Movies on Netflix Instant streaming right now.

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Written by Matt Barone (@MBarone)

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