Moviedrome: The Alex Cox Years (1988 - 1994)

Director Alex Cox curated BBC2's Moviedrome from 1988 to 1994.

In his own words:

"What is a cult film? A cult film is one that has a passionate following, but does not appeal to everyone. James Bond movies are not cult films, but chainsaw movies are. Just because a film has become a cult movie does not automatically guarantee quality. Some are very bad; others are very, very good. Some make an awful lot of money at the box office; others make no money at all. Some are considered quality films; others are exploitation movies.

One thing cult movies do have in common is that they are all genre films - for example gangster films or westerns. They also have…

  • The Wicker Man
  • Electra Glide in Blue
  • Diva
  • Razorback
  • Big Wednesday
  • Fat City
  • The Last Picture Show
  • Barbarella
  • The Hired Hand
  • Johnny Guitar
  • The Parallax View
  • The Long Hair of Death
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • The Fly
  • One from the Heart
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • One-Eyed Jacks
  • X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
  • Jabberwocky
  • D.O.A.
  • The Thing from Another World
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • ...All the Marbles
  • THX 1138
  • Night of the Comet
  • The Grissom Gang
  • Ace in the Hole
  • Alphaville
  • Two-Lane Blacktop
  • Trancers
  • The Buddy Holly Story
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Brazil
  • Get Carter
  • Goin' South
  • Dead of Night
  • The Terminator
  • The Honeymoon Killers
  • Ulzana's Raid
  • The Loved One
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Yojimbo
  • A Wedding
  • The Phenix City Story
  • Walk on the Wild Side
  • The Great Silence
  • A Bullet for the General
  • The Beguiled
  • Vamp
  • Knightriders
  • Something Wild
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Badlands
  • The Prowler
  • Performance
  • At Close Range
  • The Duellists
  • Cape Fear
  • The Music Lovers
  • Manhunter
  • Hells Angels on Wheels
  • Rumble Fish
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Solaris
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  • F for Fake
  • Dead Ringers
  • Rabid
  • Inserts
  • The Serpent and the Rainbow
  • Diabolique
  • The Spider's Stratagem
  • Escape from New York
  • Alligator
  • Q
  • Wise Blood
  • Witchfinder General
  • Lolita
  • Play Misty for Me
  • Walker
  • Tracks
  • The Day of the Locust
  • The Big Knife
  • Darkman
  • House of Games
  • Escape from Alcatraz
  • A Man Escaped
  • The Hill
  • Cry-Baby
  • Lenny
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Romance of a Horsethief
  • Gothic
  • The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey
  • Weekend