500 Essential Cult Movies

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An official iCheckMovies list (adopted from Cayh).

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From the book by Jennifer Eiss. The list is arranged by chapter. Each chapter starts with a top 10 (in alphabetical order), followed by the "best of the rest" (in alphabetical order).

#1-83: Dramatic Situatons
#84-133: Gripping Tales
#134-165: Lights, Camera…!
#166-228: Visionary Universes
#229-280: Criminal Underworlds
#281-360: Tales of Terror
#361-432: Cult Humor
#433-453: The Wild Wild West
#454-502: Film Lab

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  1. 8 +336

    The Outsiders

    1983, in 2 top lists Check
  2. 9 +397

    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994, in 21 top lists Check
  3. 21 +49

    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    1974, in 9 top lists Check
  4. 34 +156

    Funny Games

    1997, in 11 top lists Check
  5. 36 +160

    Ghosts... of the Civil Dead

    1988, in 1 top list Check
  6. 40 +184

    House of Games

    1987, in 8 top lists Check
  7. 44 +205

    Kids

    1995, in 4 top lists Check
  8. 50 +223

    Light Sleeper

    1992, in 3 top lists Check
  9. 60 +259

    The Naked Kiss

    1964 — a.k.a. The Iron Kiss, in 4 top lists Check
  10. 73 +366

    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 32 top lists Check
  11. 81 +411

    The Wild One

    1953, in 2 top lists Check
  12. 84 -26

    Blood Simple

    1984, in 8 top lists Check
  13. 87 +52

    Dirty Harry

    1971, in 14 top lists Check
  14. 88 +201

    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
  15. 90 +218

    Mildred Pierce

    1945, in 14 top lists Check
  16. 91 +236

    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 30 top lists Check
  17. 98 -70

    Assault on Precinct 13

    1976, in 6 top lists Check
  18. 99 -70

    At Close Range

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
  19. 101 -65

    Baise-moi

    2000 — a.k.a. Rape Me, in 2 top lists Check
  20. 106 +5

    Cutter's Way

    1981, in 6 top lists Check
  21. 109 +16

    Dead Man's Shoes

    2004, in 3 top lists Check
  22. 113 +103

    Hells Angels on Wheels

    1967, in 1 top list Check
  23. 115 +139

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    2005, in 4 top lists Check
  24. 116 +154

    Le samouraï

    1967 — a.k.a. Le Samouraï, in 18 top lists Check
  25. 117 +176

    Manhunter

    1986, in 5 top lists Check
  26. 120 +225

    Panic in the Streets

    1950, in 5 top lists Check
  27. 122 +237

    Play Misty for Me

    1971, in 4 top lists Check
  28. 132 +352

    What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?

    1969, in 1 top list Check
  29. 133 +357

    Wild at Heart

    1990, in 5 top lists Check
  30. 148 -46

    Coogan's Bluff

    1968, in 2 top lists Check
  31. 149 -36

    Diabolik

    1968 — a.k.a. Danger: Diabolik, in 3 top lists Check
  32. 150 -35

    Darkman

    1990, in 3 top lists Check
  33. 151 -13

    Dip huet seung hung

    1989 — a.k.a. The Killer, in 13 top lists Check
  34. 152 +147

    El mariachi

    1992, in 4 top lists Check
  35. 153 +31

    Foxy Brown

    1974, in 3 top lists Check
  36. 154 +39

    The Gauntlet

    1977, in 2 top lists Check
  37. 156 +126

    The Long Kiss Goodnight

    1996, in 1 top list Check
  38. 158 +157

    Mou gaan dou

    2002 — a.k.a. Infernal Affairs, in 12 top lists Check
  39. 160 +226

    Romper Stomper

    1992, in 3 top lists Check
  40. 161 +242

    Shaft

    1971, in 8 top lists Check
  41. 163 +275

    Taxi

    1998, in 1 top list Check
  42. 165 +298

    True Romance

    1993, in 5 top lists Check
  43. 213 +129

    Outland

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
  44. 229 -194

    Badlands

    1973, in 22 top lists Check
  45. 230 -169

    Blue Velvet

    1986, in 24 top lists Check
  46. 231 -103

    Death Wish

    1974, in 3 top lists Check
  47. 232 -91

    Dog Day Afternoon

    1975, in 20 top lists Check
  48. 233 -24

    Lat sau san taam

    1992 — a.k.a. Hard Boiled, in 10 top lists Check
  49. 234 -24

    The Harder They Come

    1972, in 5 top lists Check
  50. 235 +56

    The Mack

    1973, in 2 top lists Check
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