Netflix’s March Cult Classic Revival: A Dive into These 4 Cult Classics




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There’s a reason why this month comes in like a lion. One of them is that Netflix is set to welcome a new batch of cult classic films in the first week of March, offering a diverse selection that spans comedy, crime, terror, and drama. These titles, each with its own unique following and impact, have had staying power long past their original releases. Whether you’re revisiting these gems or experiencing them for the first time, their addition to Netflix’s library is a perfect opportunity to dive into some of the most iconic and beloved movies of past decades. Here’s a look at what’s coming:


The film that pulled Mark Wahlberg from the Funky Bunch and thrust him into mainstream acting stardom, “Fear” is a psychological thriller dealing with the dark side of teenage romance and obsession. The story follows Nicole Walker (Reese Witherspoon), a 16-year-old girl who falls for the charming and mysterious David McCall (Mark Wahlberg). As their relationship quickly intensifies, Nicole’s life spirals out of control when David’s affection turns into dangerous obsession, leading to a terrifying sequence of events that threatens the safety of Nicole and her family.

Its very MTV-like atmosphere set the tone for “Fear” and it instantly became a sleeper hit. Resonating with audiences for its intense portrayal of a teenager’s rebellious romance gone wrong, this was a film released at the right time with the right tone. Mark Wahlberg’s chilling performance as David McCall marked a significant shift from his previous work, establishing him as a versatile actor capable of playing deeply complex characters. The film’s depiction of the darker aspects of youthful infatuation and the lengths to which obsession can go has made it a cult classic, often cited for its thrilling narrative and the chemistry between its leads.

Dumb and Dumber

From headless pets to the most annoying sound in the world, Dumb and Dumber is much more than a clever title. This comedy classic stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, two good-natured but incredibly dimwitted friends who embark on a cross-country road trip to return a briefcase full of money to its rightful owner. Along the way, their clueless antics and naive misunderstandings lead them into a series of ridiculous and often hilarious situations.

“Dumb and Dumber” is a testament to the comedic tone of the often-ridiculous 1990s, showcasing Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels at their absolute best. The film’s absurd humor, memorable one-liners, and slapstick comedy have earned it a devoted fanbase, making it one of the most quotable and beloved comedies of all time. Its success spawned a prequel and a sequel, further cementing its status as a cult classic and a staple of American comedy.

Beverly Hills Ninja

Practice your spin kicks for this one. Chris Farley stars as Haru, an orphaned American who is raised by a clan of ninjas in Japan. Despite his best efforts, Haru is hopelessly inept as a ninja. When a beautiful woman requests his assistance to investigate her boyfriend in Beverly Hills, Haru sees it as an opportunity to prove his worth, leading to a series of comedic misadventures.

While far from his most notable film, “Beverly Hills Ninja” is often remembered as one of Chris Farley’s most endearing performances, blending physical comedy with his unique brand of humor. The film’s blending of martial arts and comedy, along with Farley’s ability to elicit laughter through his character’s earnest attempts at heroism, has garnered the love of fans worldwide, making it a cult favorite. Despite mixed reviews from critics at the time it was release, Farley’s charm and the movie’s heartwarming underdog story have secured its place in the pantheon of 90s comedy classics.

Step Brothers

“So much room for activities!”

Known for boats and quotes, this comedy powerhouse pairs Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as Brennan Huff and Dale Doback, two bizarrely-immature adults who become stepbrothers when their single parents marry. Forced to live together, their initial rivalry turns into an unlikely friendship through a series of absurd and uproarious events that challenge their family’s patience and sanity.

“Step Brothers” has grown into a beloved cult classic thanks to its over-the-top humor, quotable lines, and the undeniable chemistry between Ferrell and Reilly. Its portrayal of delayed adulthood and familial dynamics resonates with viewers, making it a go-to comedy that captures the absurdity of its premise in the most hilarious ways possible.

Movie theorists often claim this movie to be a hidden sequel to Elf, as Ferrell’s characters appear to be so similar and his mother is played by the same woman (Mary Steenburgen) in both. If you didn’t realize until now, go dig down that rabbit hole.

Bonnie & Clyde

From a ridiculous duo an iconic criminal one, “Bonnie & Clyde” is a landmark film in American cinema. Stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, the infamous Depression-era outlaws whose crime spree captivated the nation, capture the true essence of the ill-fated lovers. The film follows their journey from small-time criminals to folk heroes, exploring their love story against a backdrop of violence and glamour.

In a world of overhyped successes, “Bonnie & Clyde” lives up to its lofty reputation. Credited with revolutionizing the American film industry, this film introduced a new level of graphic violence and a candid portrayal of adult themes that was groundbreaking at the time. Its blend of stylish cinematography and a pair of anti-heroes who would make Walter White blush challenged the conventions of the genre. A critical and commercial success, Bonnie and Clyde’s influence extends beyond cinema, impacting fashion, popular culture, and the portrayal of lead characters with questionable morality.

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