Rentals

Cult Rentals

Camp controversies and obscure outsiders: Cult Cinema champions the underground unloved and the fervently rediscovered.

Our collection includes Hollywood outcasts while also celebrating the netherworlds of UK cult cinema, from the London mondo film to the cautionary perils of the British sex film.

Read more Close
Rent for £2.50

Swimming PoolSwimming Pool

Drama2002102 minsDirector: François Ozon

A crime novelist seeks peace but gets a dangerous muse in this twisted bilingual thriller from François Ozon.

Rent for £3.50

Only Lovers Left AliveOnly Lovers Left Alive

Romance2013123 minsDirector: Jim Jarmusch

Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton star as ageless, blood-drinking lovers in Jim Jarmusch’s clever, funny and sexy vampire tale.

Rent for £3.50

PrevengePrevenge

Comedy201688 minsDirector: Alice Lowe

Alice Lowe directs and stars in this riotous tale of a pregnant serial killer, hellbent on revenge.

Rent for £3.50

The EndlessThe Endless

Horror2017112 minsDirector: Aaron Moorhead

Two brothers who escaped a cult are drawn back in by a mysterious message… Acclaimed directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Spring) return with another hybrid piece of raging intensity.

Rent for £3.50

Withnail & IWithnail & I

Comedy1986107 minsDirector: Bruce Robinson

Richard E. Grant steals the show in the indomitable cult classic following two washed-up actors as they embark on a booze-filled getaway to the Lake District.

Rent for £3.50

PrivilegePrivilege

Science Fiction1967103 minsDirector: Peter Watkins

An exalted pop star holds the country's youth in his thrall, but secretly his popularity is being carefully managed by the state.

Rent for £3.50

Death Becomes HerDeath Becomes Her

Comedy1992103 minsDirector: Robert Zemeckis

Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn face off in this hilariously dark supernatural comedy, a 90s classic.

Rent for £4.50

RevengeRevenge

Thriller2017108 minsDirector: Coralie Fargeat

Coralie Fargeat's gloriously bloody tale of one woman's retribution; a razor-sharp feminist subversion of the revenge-thriller.

Rent for £3.50

Swiss Army ManSwiss Army Man

Comedy201698 minsDirector: Daniel Scheinert

Paul Dano and a flatulent corpse (Daniel Radcliffe) excel in this bizarre, yet surprisingly moving surreal comedy.

Rent for £2.50

The Man Who Fell to EarthThe Man Who Fell to Earth

Science Fiction1976139 minsDirector: Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg’s cult sci-fi stars David Bowie as an alien attempting to amass a fortune to save his home planet, but unable to escape his decadent earthly lifestyle.

Rent for £3.50

Night of the Living DeadNight of the Living Dead

Horror196896 minsDirector: George A. Romero

Landmark film from 'zombie godfather' Romero, whose makeshift heroes fight for their lives against a new and terrifying enemy.

Rent for £2.50

Island of Lost SoulsIsland of Lost Souls

Horror193270 minsSilentDirector: Erle C. Kenton

A highly controversial adaptation of the H.G. Wells story about a mad scientist creating half human/half animal creatures on his island kingdom.

Rent for £2.50

Long Good FridayLong Good Friday

Gangster1979109 minsDirector: John Mackenzie

Bob Hoskins charms as a London mob boss brokering a development deal with the American mafia – but somebody wants to see him dead.

Rent for £3.50

Shaun of the DeadShaun of the Dead

Horror200499 minsDirector: Edgar Wright

The original ‘rom-zom-com’: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are the slacker mates tasked with battling a zombie apocalypse in Crouch End.

Rent for £3.50

PossessionPossession

Horror1981124 minsDirector: Andrzej Zulawski

Andrzej Zulawski’s out-of-control horror masterpiece is one of cinema’s most bare-souled and open-veined accounts of a broken relationship.

Rent for £3.50

Wild at HeartWild at Heart

Drama1990125 minsDirector: David Lynch

Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern are the lovers on the run in David Lynch’s violent, sexy and surreal road movie, a Palme d’Or winner in 1990.

Rent for £3.50

The Big LebowskiThe Big Lebowski

Comedy1998117 minsDirector: Joel Coen

Arguably one of the greatest comedies of modern times; the Coen brothers’ deconstructed film noir following slacker hero ‘The Dude’ (Jeff Bridges).

Rent for £2.50

Peter IbbetsonPeter Ibbetson

Drama193585 minsDirector: Henry Hathaway

One of the most unjustly overlooked fables from Hollywood’s golden age, a stunning romantic fantasy about two divided lovers united in a dream world.

Rent for £2.50

Trees LoungeTrees Lounge

Comedy199691 minsDirector: Steve Buscemi

Venerable character actor Steve Buscemi steps behind the camera in this profound character study on a lonely, alcoholic, and unemployed mechanic.

Rent for £3.50

The Greasy StranglerThe Greasy Strangler

Comedy201693 minsDirector: Jim Hosking

A father-son love triangle unleashes the unstoppable urges of the Greasy Strangler, in this gloriously deranged hybrid of gross-out comedy and gonzo horror.

Rent for £3.50

Eve's BayouEve's Bayou

Drama1997115 minsDirector: Kasi Lemmons

Samuel L. Jackson stars in this seething slice of Southern Gothic, about the travails of a Louisiana family bedevilled by infidelity, incest and witchcraft.

Rent for £3.50

Apocalypse NowApocalypse Now

War1979141 minsDirector: Francis Ford Coppola

Transplanting Joseph Conrad’s colonial-era novel Heart of Darkness to Vietnam, Coppola created a mesmerising fantasia on the spectacle of war.

Rent for £3.50

That Kind of GirlThat Kind of Girl

Drama196377 minsDirector: Gerry O'Hara

A cautionary tale about VD and the dangers of free-love set against a backdrop of smoky jazz clubs and evocative London locations.

Rent for £2.50

Lunch HourLunch Hour

Drama196263 minsSilentDirector: James Hill

Shirley Anne Field stars in this stylish, highly enjoyable story of simmering tensions and sexual conflict in the work place.

Rent for £2.50

Open Your EyesOpen Your Eyes

Thriller1997119 minsDirector: Alejandro Amenábar

Alejandro Amenabar’s signature science-fiction drama follows a young man who falls for his dream woman, before he is disfigured in an accident.

Rent for £3.50

The WizThe Wiz

Fantasy1978134 minsDirector: Sidney Lumet

NYC becomes Oz in the cult, urban reimagining of the family favourite, featuring an all-African American cast including Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

Rent for £3.50

PiPi

Science Fiction199784 minsDirector: Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky’s magisterial monochrome mystery concerns a mathematician whose discovery of a powerful number leads to the dark side.

Rent for £3.50

QuadropheniaQuadrophenia

Drama1979120 minsDirector: Franc Roddam

The ultimate Mods vs Rockers clash, based on The Who’s double-album rock opera, stars Phil Daniels as a mod on an odyssey to Brighton.

Rent for £3.50

Beat GirlBeat Girl

Drama195987 minsDirector: Edmond T. Gréville

A cult classic British film about late-fifties youth-rebellion set against an intoxicating Beatnik backdrop.

Rent for £3.50

Expresso BongoExpresso Bongo

Drama1960111 minsDirector: Val Guest

Val Guest's 1959 London-shot Brit Beat classic charts the fortunes of aspiring musician Bert Rudge (Cliff Richard)

Rent for £3.50

HeartlessHeartless

Horror2009114 minsDirector: Philip Ridley

Philip Ridley’s stunning comeback film charts a lonely photographer’s battles with demons amid a haunting East London.

Rent for £2.50

PaperhousePaperhouse

Fantasy198889 minsDirector: Bernard Rose

Bernard Rose’s cult adult fantasy follows a young girl who discovers an increasingly dark and dangerous dream world.

Rent for £3.50

Dream DemonDream Demon

Fantasy198889 minsDirector: Harley Cokliss

A young woman becomes haunted by terrifying dreams, which soon begin to pull people around her into a nightmarish netherworld.

Rent for £3.50

The Pleasure GirlsThe Pleasure Girls

Drama196585 minsSilentDirector: Gerry O'Hara

A trio of models enjoy a weekend of parties, blossoming friendships, and romantic encounters in London. Starring Ian McShane and Klaus Kinski.

Rent for £3.50

London in the RawLondon in the Raw

Documentary196447 minsDirector: Arnold Louis Miller

Low-budget movie mogul Arnold Louis Miller concocted this exploitation-style documentary which peers behind the grimy net curtains of British life.

Rent for £3.50

Primitive LondonPrimitive London

Documentary196587 minsDirector: Arnold Louis Miller

Arnold Louis Miller's follow-up to London in the Raw lifts the lid on society’s decay with its sideshow spectacle of 60s London depravity.

Rent for £3.50

VideodromeVideodrome

Fantasy198387 minsDirector: David Cronenberg

James Woods and Debbie Harry star in David Cronenberg’s mind-melting sci-fi about media domination.

Rent for £3.50

RabidRabid

Horror197691 minsDirector: David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg’s classic bloodbath introduces us to a young woman (Marilyn Chambers) who hungers for human flesh after some plastic surgery has gone wrong.

Rent for £2.50

SpiderSpider

Drama200294 minsDirector: David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg directs Ralph Fiennes in this chilling psychological drama about a mentally-disturbed man facing his horrifying childhood memories.

Rent for £2.50

DuneDune

Science Fiction1984131 minsDirector: David Lynch

David Lynch brings Frank Herbert’s powerful novel and rich fantasy world to life in this cinematic spectacle.

Rent for £3.50

Slaughterhouse-FiveSlaughterhouse-Five

Comedy1972103 minsDirector: George Roy Hill

This adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel follows Billy Pilgrim’s journeys in time as he flits between WWII Dresden and a future on planet Tralfamadore.

Rent for £3.50

Silent RunningSilent Running

Science Fiction197289 minsDirector: Douglas Trumbull

Douglas Trumbull’s ecological sci-fi, eulogised by Mark Kermode as the best science fiction film ever made.

Rent for £3.50

Man of ViolenceMan of Violence

Crime1968108 minsSilentDirector: Pete Walker

Pete Walker’s low-budget gangster thriller is packed with sights and sounds from a Britain about to swing out of the 60s and into the grim 70s.

Rent for £3.50

The Big Switch (Strip Poker)The Big Switch (Strip Poker)

Crime196868 minsDirector: Pete Walker

Tough gangster film directed by British exploitation stalwart Pete Walker in which a man-about-town is implicated in the murder of a blonde

Rent for £3.50

Her Private HellHer Private Hell

Drama196780 minsDirector: Norman J. Warren

The cautionary tale of an innocent girl abroad who gets caught up in the sleazy world of modelling.

Rent for £3.50

American PsychoAmerican Psycho

Drama2000102 minsDirector: Mary Harron

Christian Bale slays his competition in this chilling satire set in ‘80s Wall Street.

Rent for £3.50

Witchfinder GeneralWitchfinder General

Horror196887 minsDirector: Michael Reeves

A witchfinder traverses 17th-century England executing those he suspects of witchcraft.

Rent for £2.50

The Final ProgrammeThe Final Programme

Science Fiction197386 minsDirector: Robert Fuest

Wild adaptation of Michael Moorcock's novel about a playboy's search for the lost designs of the perfect self-replicating human.

Rent for £3.50

20,000 Days on Earth20,000 Days on Earth

Documentary201493 minsDirector: Iain Forsyth

The myths and minutiae of musician Nick Cave are explored in the course of this fictional portrait, following 24 hours in the life of a cultural icon.

Rent for £3.50

Only God ForgivesOnly God Forgives

Crime201390 minsDirector: Nicolas Winding Refn

Ryan Gosling takes on Bangkok’s criminal underworld in this kaleidoscopic revenge fantasy from cult director Nicolas Winding Refn.

Currently unavailable

Lost RiverLost River

Thriller201395 minsDirector: Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut is a disturbing, visually experimental fairytale about a single mother drawn into a nightmarish netherworld.

Rent for £2.50

When the Wind BlowsWhen the Wind Blows

Animation & Artists Moving Image198684 minsDirector: Jimmy Teru Murakami

A middle-aged couple prepare for nuclear war in this humorous and macabre cautionary tale, adapted by Raymond Briggs (The Snowman) from his best-selling book.

Rent for £2.50

Mona LisaMona Lisa

Gangster1986100 minsDirector: Neil Jordan

Neil Jordan's gritty thriller stars Bob Hoskins as a gangster recently released from prison who falls in love with the prostitute he is supposed to be protecting.

Currently unavailable

How to Get Ahead in AdvertisingHow to Get Ahead in Advertising

Fantasy198994 minsDirector: Bruce Robinson

Richard E. Grant and director Bruce Robinson’s companion piece to Withnail and I is a dark satire about an ad-man who grows a second head.

Rent for £3.50

The Orchard End MurderThe Orchard End Murder

Crime198650 minsDirector: Christian Marnham

An old house near a remote, rural railway station provides the setting for this grisly tale of terror set in 1960s England.

Currently unavailable

MandyMandy

Horror2017121 minsDirector: Panos Cosmatos

Nicolas Cage wreaks revenge at the fiery gates of hell in Panos Cosmatos’ follow-up to Beyond the Black Rainbow.

Rent for £3.50

Bunny & the BullBunny & the Bull

Comedy200997 minsDirector: Paul King

Anarchic comedy from the director of Paddington and The Mighty Boosh, following an odd-couple’s wild European adventure.

Rent for £3.50

Black PondBlack Pond

Comedy201182 minsDirector: Will Sharpe

Simon Amstell and Chris Langham star in this pitch-black British ensemble comedy in which a family are accused of murdering a stranger.

Rent for £3.50

Berberian Sound StudioBerberian Sound Studio

Drama201192 minsDirector: Peter Strickland

In 1970s Italy, a timid British sound engineer joins the crew on a violent horror film. But the disturbing world of the film soon seeps into reality.

Rent for £3.50

The Duke of BurgundyThe Duke of Burgundy

Drama2014104 minsDirector: Peter Strickland

Peter Strickland’s visually and aurally intoxicating tale of sadomasochistic power-play is a daringly erotic sensory feast.

Rent for £3.50

PsychomaniaPsychomania

Horror197291 minsDirector: Don Sharp

The greatest zombie-biker, toad-worshipping-Satanists horror in British cinema is an undisputed cult classic brimming with exciting action and fantastical mayhem.

Rent for £4.50

Hounds of LoveHounds of Love

Horror2016108 minsDirector: Ben Young

A young woman tries to escape her sadistic kidnappers, in this bold and brutal Australian thriller.

Rent for £3.50

The VillainessThe Villainess

Thriller2017124 minsDirector: Jung Byung-gil

Jung Byung-gil's superb, hyper-kinetic action thriller follows a female assassin who takes a new identity but finds her past life inescapable.

Rent for £3.50

The UntamedThe Untamed

Horror201698 minsDirector: Amat Escalante

Amat Escalante follows Heli with a boundary-pushing, mind-blowing mix of sex, sci-fi and social drama.

Rent for £3.50

The GhoulThe Ghoul

Thriller201682 minsDirector: Gareth Tunley

A British indie crime film of great style and ingenuity, executive produced by Ben Wheatley and starring Tom Meeten and Alice Lowe.

Rent for £3.50

SpringSpring

Horror2015110 minsDirector: Aaron Moorhead

An American tourist in Italy falls for a stunning local woman with a dangerous secret, in this startling horror-romance.

Rent for £3.50

HerostratusHerostratus

Drama1967143 minsDirector: Don Levy

Helen Mirren makes her film debut in the tale of a young poet (Michael Gothard) intent on turning his suicide into a mass-media spectacle.

Rent for £2.50

Loving MemoryLoving Memory

Drama197052 minsDirector: Tony Scott

An unsettling portrait of love and loss by the director of Top Gun.

Rent for £2.50

Silent ScreamSilent Scream

Biopic198985 minsDirector: David Hayman

Brutal, mind-bending journey into the damaged mind of a violent killer, with exceptional performances from Iain Glen and Robert Carlyle.

Rent for £2.50

China GirlChina Girl

Gangster198787 minsDirector: Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara creates a modern day Romeo & Juliet in gritty New York City, centring on the doom relationship between an Italian boy and Chinese girl.

Rent for £3.50

All the Right NoisesAll the Right Noises

Drama196991 minsDirector: Gerry O'Hara

A taboo-busting drama about a young married man (Tom Bell) who has an affair with a teenage girl (Olivia Hussey). Directed by Gerry O'Hara.