Expore the cult films that push the envelope and stand the test of time. Includes links to watch the best cult films online free at SBS On Demand (where available).

A junkie film whose reputation precedes it.
When Pure Shit had its premiere at Melbourne’s Playbox in May 1976, the Vice Squad raided the theatre. Originally banned by the censor in Australia, the filmmakers were forced to alter the title in ads and posters to the more digestible Pure S....
A bleak view of humanity through kids’ eyes.
You can’t question Peter Brook’s bravery in the way he tackled William Golding’s chilling novel Lord of the Flies. The director assembled a cast of amateurs and shot the film on an island off Puerto Rico without a formal script, just a loose...
Blacula is, like most remnants of the 1970’s, dated, kitschy and utterly adorable.
Nobody speaks of American International Pictures (A.I.P.) with much respect. Sure, film historians register their output from the 1950s onwards as being solid commercial pulp – how could you not, with a catalogue featuring the likes The She...
A likeable nervous energy
Jarmusch has experimented with the episodic feature before. In his 1991 film, Night On Earth, we saw five very specific encounters between taxi drivers and their passengers. But the 11 short films that make up Coffee and Cigarettes are more...
The great silent film of the modern era.
2001 is Stanley Kubrick’s most famous and accomplished film. It’s also his most misunderstood – indeed there’s very little to really understand about it. It’s a film that’s best left to the senses and imagination (as Kubrick suggested) rather...