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. 12 -4

    The Addiction

    1995, in 4 top lists Check
  2. 30 +115

    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
  3. 34 +156

    Funny Games

    1997, in 11 top lists Check
  4. 55 +246

    Martin

    1978, in 3 top lists Check
  5. 96 -72

    Angel Heart

    1987, in 4 top lists Check
  6. 123 +256

    Repulsion

    1965, in 17 top lists Check
  7. 132 +352

    What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?

    1969, in 1 top list Check
  8. 138 +85

    Gwoemul

    2006 — a.k.a. The Host, in 12 top lists Check
  9. 140 +231

    Race with the Devil

    1975, in 2 top lists Check
  10. 141 +316

    Tremors

    1990, in 3 top lists Check
  11. 175 +301

    Videodrome

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
  12. 179 -160

    Altered States

    1980, in 5 top lists Check
  13. 182 -93

    Chôjin densetsu Urotsukidôji

    1989 — a.k.a. Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend, in 2 top lists Check
  14. 184 -79

    The Craft

    1996, in 2 top lists Check
  15. 186 -53

    Demon Seed

    1977 — a.k.a. Proteus Generation, in 2 top lists Check
  16. 192 -10

    The Fly

    1958, in 4 top lists Check
  17. 194 +7

    Gojira

    1954 — a.k.a. Godzilla, in 9 top lists Check
  18. 198 +43

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    1956, in 18 top lists Check
  19. 204 +295

    X

    1963 — a.k.a. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, in 5 top lists Check
  20. 214 +143

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    1959, in 4 top lists Check
  21. 218 +180

    Screamers

    1995, in 2 top lists Check
  22. 222 +221

    They Live

    1988, in 6 top lists Check
  23. 223 +223

    The Thing with Two Heads

    1972 — a.k.a. The Beast with Two Heads, in 1 top list Check
  24. 240 -223

    Alone in the Dark

    1982, in 2 top lists Check
  25. 264 +7

    Les diaboliques

    1955 — a.k.a. Diabolique, in 18 top lists Check
  26. 281 -261

    An American Werewolf in London

    1981, in 10 top lists Check
  27. 282 -116

    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 6 top lists Check
  28. 283 -71

    The Haunting

    1963, in 6 top lists Check
  29. 284 +42

    Night of the Demon

    1957 — a.k.a. Curse of the Demon, in 7 top lists Check
  30. 285 +43

    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
  31. 286 +97

    Ringu

    1998, in 9 top lists Check
  32. 287 +120

    The Shining

    1980, in 25 top lists Check
  33. 288 +157

    The Thing

    1982, in 20 top lists Check
  34. 289 +196

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    1962, in 12 top lists Check
  35. 290 +199

    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  36. 291 -289

    28 Days Later...

    2002, in 7 top lists Check
  37. 292 -277

    Alligator

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
  38. 293 -267

    Army of Darkness

    1992, in 6 top lists Check
  39. 294 -263

    The Baby

    1973, in 1 top list Check
  40. 295 -262

    Bad Taste

    1987, in 4 top lists Check
  41. 296 -256

    Basket Case

    1982, in 2 top lists Check
  42. 298 -247

    Black Sheep

    2006, in 2 top lists Check
  43. 299 -244

    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 12 top lists Check
  44. 300 -244

    The Blob

    1958, in 5 top lists Check
  45. 301 -244

    Blood Feast

    1963, in 3 top lists Check
  46. 302 -229

    The Brood

    1979, in 3 top lists Check
  47. 303 -228

    A Bucket of Blood

    1959, in 2 top lists Check
  48. 304 -228

    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 27 top lists Check
  49. 305 -227

    Cannibal ferox

    1981 — a.k.a. Cannibal Ferox, in 3 top lists Check
  50. 306 -223

    Carnival of Souls

    1962, in 5 top lists Check
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