9 Cult Movies That Aren’t About Dogs (But Should Be)

Joining a cult never seemed that bad to me. At least not if it involved wearing fishnet stockings and throwing toilet paper at the movie screen.

I love cult movies. You know. Those pictures that don’t get much attention when they first come out but that spawn rabid fans after years or decades?

But I haven’t seen some of my favorite cult movies in years.

Maybe I’ve moved on. Or maybe they need to reflect my current interests. Hmmm, what if there were cult movies about dogs?

Honey the golden retriever and cult movies.

You know if these movies were worth watching, they’d show them before my bedtime, right?

If Cult Movies Were About Dogs

We’ll start with the best and see how greatness could be improved by adding dogs.

Columbia from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.The Rocky Horror Puppy Show

Brad and Janet get lost on a walk. They seek help from a mysterious transvestite who is making a dog with the Victoria Stilwell seal of approval.

BONUS: Theater owners encourage moviegoers to bring their pups to the midnight screenings. They eat up all the toast and hot dogs thrown at the screen.

Faster, Puppy Dog! Lick! Lick!

As a feminist, I should hate this film. But it’s hard to look away from Russ Myer’s bevy of bitches with enormous teats leaving a path of destruction behind them.

The Big Lebarkski

In a case of mistaken identity, the Dude seeks restitution when a thug pees on his rug. This movie put the sickly sweet and creamy White Russian Wolfhound back on many Yappy Hour menus.

Monty Python and the Holy Squirrel

A pack of dogs seek out a holy artifact—a squirrel legendarily chased by a religious figure. It’s a great film. And if you don’t like it, your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

Starship Scoopers

Soldiers in a futuristic society battle interstellar microbes by picking up and properly disposing of dog poop. A message for the ages.

This is Spinal Pup

Filmmaker follows the loudest band of dogs in England on tour. This goes to eleven.

The Night of the Licking Fred

Frightened people hide in a farmhouse from a zombie Labrador who can’t hold his licker.

Sleeping zombie dog.

Plan K-9 From Outer Space

An alien race of dogs try to take over Earth by reanimating bodies in the pet cemetery. Often called the worst film ever made.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Dog

A new contender. This classic was released online. A nerdy dalmatian tries to take over the world while hoping the sweet dog he meets at the dog park notices him.

Other Cult Movies About Dogs

I wanted to include a particular favorite on this list: Pink Flamingoes. But let’s face it, if you watched it through the incest, chicken sex, and fartist, then you already know a dog plays a pivotal role in the movie. And if you didn’t make it through all that, you don’t want to know.

In fact, if cult movies aren’t your scene, you might prefer Classic Movies That Aren’t About Dogs But Should Be.

Whether you love movies that are so bad they’re good or go for the classics, you have to admit: every movie is better when it’s about dogs.

Your Turn: What’s your favorite cult movie? How could it be made better with dogs?

photo credits: (Columbia) Flavia Brandi via photopin cc, (Zombie Dog) photo credit: BLW Photography via photopin cc. Click on images to learn more about the photographers.

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  1. Vlad & Barkly's Dee says:

    What about Hedwig and the Angry P-insch-er? Oh for the good ol’ days and Rocky Horror at midnight! It still amazes me that the theater owners didn’t make us clean the place up after a showing!

  2. I go more for the classics. In fact, cult flicks do absolutely nothing for me.

    Actually, one of my favorite classics is “Bringing Up Baby”, starring Cary Grant and Kate Hepburn. In that movie, there is a dog (terrier mix) that forms a friendship with a tame leopard named Baby. But the funniest parts of the movie involve Kate Hepburn, Cary Grant, and a circus leopard that they set free believing it’s Baby. For anyone who likes Kate Hepburn and/or Cary Grant, this movie is fun to watch. Though I admit it should have included more scenes with the dog and Baby!

  3. I’m all for Monty Python–squirrel chase, squirrel chase!! But then there’s Casablanca. Can’t you just see a pack of dogs chasing away those Nazis? One could wish….

  4. How about Dog with the Wind – that BBQ could’ve gone a totally different way with some pups running around stealing all the sausages LOL

  5. So many puns! I bow down. :)