500 Essential Cult Movies

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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. 502 -15

    When We Were Kings

    1996, in 4 top lists Check
  2. 501 -15

    What's Up, Tiger Lily?

    1966, in 3 top lists Check
  3. 500 -19

    Week End

    1967 — a.k.a. Weekend, in 14 top lists Check
  4. 499 -25

    F for Fake

    1973, in 10 top lists Check
  5. 498 -44

    Touching the Void

    2003, in 6 top lists Check
  6. 497 -57

    Teaserama

    1955, in 1 top list Check
  7. 496 -94

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    1989, in 10 top lists Check
  8. 495 -103

    Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma

    1975 — a.k.a. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, in 12 top lists Check
  9. 494 -105

    Rumble Fish

    1983, in 6 top lists Check
  10. 493 -113

    Requiem for a Dream

    2000, in 19 top lists Check
  11. 492 -127

    Prospero's Books

    1991, in 4 top lists Check
  12. 491 -128

    Primer

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
  13. 490 -180

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    1985, in 4 top lists Check
  14. 489 -184

    Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

    2004, in 4 top lists Check
  15. 488 -192

    Man on Wire

    2008, in 4 top lists Check
  16. 487 -199

    The Loveless

    1981 — a.k.a. Breakdown, in 1 top list Check
  17. 486 -220

    The Last Waltz

    1978, in 6 top lists Check
  18. 485 -221

    The Last Movie

    1971 — a.k.a. Chinchero, in 3 top lists Check
  19. 484 -222

    La jetée

    1962 — a.k.a. La Jetée, in 18 top lists Check
  20. 483 -241

    Irréversible

    2002 — a.k.a. Irreversible, in 11 top lists Check
  21. 482 -243

    Inserts

    1975, in 1 top list Check
  22. 481 -250

    Idioterne

    1998 — a.k.a. The Idiots, in 6 top lists Check
  23. 480 -267

    Head

    1968, in 4 top lists Check
  24. 479 -275

    Grey Gardens

    1975, in 10 top lists Check
  25. 478 -287

    Funny Ha Ha

    2002, in 2 top lists Check
  26. 477 -297

    Flesh

    1968, in 4 top lists Check
  27. 476 -300

    Festen

    1998 — a.k.a. The Celebration, in 16 top lists Check
  28. 475 -313

    Elephant

    2003, in 10 top lists Check
  29. 474 -313

    Electra Glide in Blue

    1973, in 2 top lists Check
  30. 473 -325

    The Draughtsman's Contract

    1982, in 8 top lists Check
  31. 472 -329

    Dogtown and Z-Boys

    2001, in 3 top lists Check
  32. 471 -331

    Diva

    1981, in 6 top lists Check
  33. 470 -347

    Dazed and Confused

    1993, in 7 top lists Check
  34. 469 -361

    Crumb

    1994, in 11 top lists Check
  35. 468 -365

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    1989, in 8 top lists Check
  36. 467 -376

    Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo

    1981 — a.k.a. We Children from Bahnhof Zoo, in 1 top list Check
  37. 466 -379

    C'est arrivé près de chez vous

    1992 — a.k.a. Man Bites Dog, in 8 top lists Check
  38. 465 -384

    Capturing the Friedmans

    2003, in 6 top lists Check
  39. 464 -452

    Ai no korîda

    1976 — a.k.a. In the Realm of the Senses, in 16 top lists Check
  40. 463 +4

    Two-Lane Blacktop

    1971, in 12 top lists Check
  41. 462 -4

    The Trip

    1967, in 3 top lists Check
  42. 461 -83

    Repo Man

    1984, in 7 top lists Check
  43. 460 -109

    Performance

    1970, in 16 top lists Check
  44. 459 -289

    Fantasia

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
  45. 458 -294

    Eraserhead

    1977, in 17 top lists Check
  46. 457 -313

    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 20 top lists Check
  47. 456 -327

    The Decline of Western Civilization

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
  48. 455 -416

    Barry Lyndon

    1975, in 23 top lists Check
  49. 454 -443

    Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

    1972 — a.k.a. Aguirre, the Wrath of God, in 18 top lists Check
  50. 453 +15

    Ulzana's Raid

    1972, in 5 top lists Check