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. 304 -228

    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 28 top lists Check
  2. 338 -5

    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 26 top lists Check
  3. 22 +50

    Bronenosets Potemkin

    1925 — a.k.a. Battleship Potemkin, in 27 top lists Check
  4. 205 +101

    Metropolis

    1927, in 34 top lists Check
  5. 88 +201

    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
  6. 319 -134

    Freaks

    1932, in 15 top lists Check
  7. 358 +130

    White Zombie

    1932, in 2 top lists Check
  8. 65 +311

    Tell Your Children

    1936 — a.k.a. Reefer Madness, in 1 top list Check
  9. 381 -310

    Bringing Up Baby

    1938, in 21 top lists Check
  10. 27 +92

    The Dawn Patrol

    1938, in 1 top list Check
  11. 228 +268

    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 33 top lists Check
  12. 459 -289

    Fantasia

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
  13. 46 +213

    The Lady Eve

    1941, in 18 top lists Check
  14. 425 +7

    Sullivan's Travels

    1941, in 24 top lists Check
  15. 328 -99

    I Walked with a Zombie

    1943, in 8 top lists Check
  16. 374 -347

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    1944, in 7 top lists Check
  17. 20 +49

    Brief Encounter

    1945, in 20 top lists Check
  18. 313 -187

    Dead of Night

    1945, in 7 top lists Check
  19. 248 -113

    Detour

    1945, in 16 top lists Check
  20. 6 +279

    The Lost Weekend

    1945, in 16 top lists Check
  21. 90 +218

    Mildred Pierce

    1945, in 15 top lists Check
  22. 126 +301

    The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

    1946, in 3 top lists Check
  23. 2 +48

    Black Narcissus

    1947, in 14 top lists Check
  24. 35 +159

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    1947, in 8 top lists Check
  25. 276 +111

    Rope

    1948, in 10 top lists Check
  26. 110 +2

    D.O.A.

    1949, in 5 top lists Check
  27. 366 -114

    Kind Hearts and Coronets

    1949, in 20 top lists Check
  28. 1 +13

    All About Eve

    1950, in 24 top lists Check
  29. 212 +129

    Orphée

    1950 — a.k.a. Orpheus, in 17 top lists Check
  30. 120 +225

    Panic in the Streets

    1950, in 5 top lists Check
  31. 71 +362

    Sunset Blvd.

    1950 — a.k.a. Sunset Boulevard, in 32 top lists Check
  32. 95 -88

    Ace in the Hole

    1951, in 19 top lists Check
  33. 168 -48

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    1951, in 13 top lists Check
  34. 274 +92

    The Prowler

    1951, in 5 top lists Check
  35. 269 +52

    The Narrow Margin

    1952, in 7 top lists Check
  36. 419 -5

    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 33 top lists Check
  37. 39 +160

    Glen or Glenda

    1953, in 2 top lists Check
  38. 81 +411

    The Wild One

    1953, in 2 top lists Check
  39. 194 +7

    Gojira

    1954 — a.k.a. Godzilla, in 10 top lists Check
  40. 438 -193

    Johnny Guitar

    1954, in 19 top lists Check
  41. 242 -196

    The Big Combo

    1955, in 7 top lists Check
  42. 3 +50

    Blackboard Jungle

    1955, in 4 top lists Check
  43. 264 +7

    Les diaboliques

    1955 — a.k.a. Diabolique, in 16 top lists Check
  44. 404 -144

    The Ladykillers

    1955, in 8 top lists Check
  45. 91 +236

    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 30 top lists Check
  46. 272 +81

    The Phenix City Story

    1955, in 7 top lists Check
  47. 345 +24

    The Quatermass Xperiment

    1955 — a.k.a. The Creeping Unknown, in 2 top lists Check
  48. 64 +310

    Rebel Without a Cause

    1955, in 16 top lists Check
  49. 497 -57

    Teaserama

    1955, in 1 top list Check
  50. 130 -31

    Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent...

    1956 — a.k.a. A Man Escaped, in 17 top lists Check