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. 371 -366

    200 Motels

    1971, in 2 top lists Check
  2. 176 +245

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
  3. 372 -371

    24 Hour Party People

    2002, in 4 top lists Check
  4. 291 -289

    28 Days Later...

    2002, in 8 top lists Check
  5. 11 -8

    37°2 le matin

    1986 — a.k.a. Betty Blue, in 7 top lists Check
  6. 144 +334

    The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

    1958, in 4 top lists Check
  7. 94 -90

    84C MoPic

    1989, in 1 top list Check
  8. 95 -88

    Ace in the Hole

    1951, in 19 top lists Check
  9. 12 -4

    The Addiction

    1995, in 4 top lists Check
  10. 134 -125

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the...

    1984, in 4 top lists Check
  11. 373 -363

    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    1994, in 6 top lists Check
  12. 454 -443

    Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

    1972 — a.k.a. Aguirre, the Wrath of God, in 19 top lists Check
  13. 464 -452

    Ai no korîda

    1976 — a.k.a. In the Realm of the Senses, in 16 top lists Check
  14. 177 -164

    Akira

    1988, in 21 top lists Check
  15. 1 +13

    All About Eve

    1950, in 24 top lists Check
  16. 292 -277

    Alligator

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
  17. 13 +3

    Almost Famous

    2000, in 9 top lists Check
  18. 240 -223

    Alone in the Dark

    1982, in 2 top lists Check
  19. 178 -160

    Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution

    1965 — a.k.a. Alphaville, in 14 top lists Check
  20. 179 -160

    Altered States

    1980, in 5 top lists Check
  21. 281 -261

    An American Werewolf in London

    1981, in 10 top lists Check
  22. 247 -113

    Der amerikanische Freund

    1977 — a.k.a. The American Friend, in 7 top lists Check
  23. 14 +7

    Amores perros

    2000 — a.k.a. Amores Perros, in 14 top lists Check
  24. 241 -219

    Anatomy of a Murder

    1959, in 12 top lists Check
  25. 180 -157

    The Andromeda Strain

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  26. 96 -72

    Angel Heart

    1987, in 4 top lists Check
  27. 97 -72

    Apartment Zero

    1988, in 1 top list Check
  28. 293 -267

    Army of Darkness

    1992, in 6 top lists Check
  29. 374 -347

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    1944, in 7 top lists Check
  30. 98 -70

    Assault on Precinct 13

    1976, in 6 top lists Check
  31. 99 -70

    At Close Range

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
  32. 375 -345

    Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

    1958, in 1 top list Check
  33. 294 -263

    The Baby

    1973, in 1 top list Check
  34. 376 -344

    Bad Boy Bubby

    1993, in 4 top lists Check
  35. 295 -262

    Bad Taste

    1987, in 4 top lists Check
  36. 100 -66

    Bad Timing

    1980, in 6 top lists Check
  37. 229 -194

    Badlands

    1973, in 22 top lists Check
  38. 101 -65

    Baise-moi

    2000 — a.k.a. Rape Me, in 2 top lists Check
  39. 377 -340

    Bananas

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  40. 181 -143

    Barbarella

    1968, in 7 top lists Check
  41. 455 -416

    Barry Lyndon

    1975, in 23 top lists Check
  42. 296 -256

    Basket Case

    1982, in 2 top lists Check
  43. 297 -256

    Batoru rowaiaru

    2000 — a.k.a. Battle Royale, in 8 top lists Check
  44. 378 -336

    The Bed Sitting Room

    1969, in 3 top lists Check
  45. 15 +28

    The Beguiled

    1971, in 2 top lists Check
  46. 379 -334

    Best in Show

    2000, in 3 top lists Check
  47. 16 +28

    The Best of Everything

    1959, in 1 top list Check
  48. 242 -196

    The Big Combo

    1955, in 7 top lists Check
  49. 361 -314

    The Big Lebowski

    1998, in 25 top lists Check
  50. 146 -98

    Big Trouble in Little China

    1986, in 3 top lists Check