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. 308 -212

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 34 top lists Check
  2. 73 +366

    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 31 top lists Check
  3. 253 -51

    Goodfellas

    1990, in 30 top lists Check
  4. 9 +397

    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994, in 21 top lists Check
  5. 275 +107

    Reservoir Dogs

    1992, in 25 top lists Check
  6. 361 -314

    The Big Lebowski

    1998, in 25 top lists Check
  7. 88 +201

    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
  8. 230 -169

    Blue Velvet

    1986, in 24 top lists Check
  9. 280 +192

    The Usual Suspects

    1995, in 21 top lists Check
  10. 91 +236

    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 30 top lists Check
  11. 263 +6

    Léon

    1994 — a.k.a. Léon: The Professional, in 21 top lists Check
  12. 239 -233

    À bout de souffle

    1960 — a.k.a. Breathless, in 27 top lists Check
  13. 238 +215

    Touch of Evil

    1958, in 29 top lists Check
  14. 232 -91

    Dog Day Afternoon

    1975, in 21 top lists Check
  15. 229 -194

    Badlands

    1973, in 22 top lists Check
  16. 340 +10

    Peeping Tom

    1960, in 20 top lists Check
  17. 116 +154

    Le samouraï

    1967 — a.k.a. Le Samouraï, in 18 top lists Check
  18. 401 -166

    In Bruges

    2008, in 4 top lists Check
  19. 276 +111

    Rope

    1948, in 10 top lists Check
  20. 260 +1

    La haine

    1995 — a.k.a. La Haine, in 14 top lists Check
  21. 268 +34

    Mean Streets

    1973, in 20 top lists Check
  22. 87 +52

    Dirty Harry

    1971, in 15 top lists Check
  23. 366 -114

    Kind Hearts and Coronets

    1949, in 20 top lists Check
  24. 241 -219

    Anatomy of a Murder

    1959, in 12 top lists Check
  25. 483 -241

    Irréversible

    2002 — a.k.a. Irreversible, in 11 top lists Check
  26. 34 +156

    Funny Games

    1997, in 11 top lists Check
  27. 90 +218

    Mildred Pierce

    1945, in 15 top lists Check
  28. 165 +298

    True Romance

    1993, in 5 top lists Check
  29. 266 +15

    The Long Goodbye

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  30. 84 -26

    Blood Simple

    1984, in 8 top lists Check
  31. 151 -13

    Dip huet seung hung

    1989 — a.k.a. The Killer, in 14 top lists Check
  32. 374 -347

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    1944, in 7 top lists Check
  33. 158 +157

    Mou gaan dou

    2002 — a.k.a. Infernal Affairs, in 10 top lists Check
  34. 475 -313

    Elephant

    2003, in 10 top lists Check
  35. 115 +139

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    2005, in 4 top lists Check
  36. 320 -131

    From Dusk Till Dawn

    1996, in 2 top lists Check
  37. 466 -379

    C'est arrivé près de chez vous

    1992 — a.k.a. Man Bites Dog, in 8 top lists Check
  38. 236 +124

    Point Blank

    1967, in 14 top lists Check
  39. 133 +357

    Wild at Heart

    1990, in 5 top lists Check
  40. 233 -24

    Lat sau san taam

    1992 — a.k.a. Hard Boiled, in 10 top lists Check
  41. 468 -365

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    1989, in 8 top lists Check
  42. 365 -151

    Heathers

    1988, in 6 top lists Check
  43. 248 -113

    Detour

    1945, in 16 top lists Check
  44. 389 -243

    Down by Law

    1986, in 9 top lists Check
  45. 117 +176

    Manhunter

    1986, in 5 top lists Check
  46. 460 -109

    Performance

    1970, in 16 top lists Check
  47. 404 -144

    The Ladykillers

    1955, in 8 top lists Check
  48. 413 -58

    Pink Flamingos

    1972, in 9 top lists Check
  49. 247 -113

    Der amerikanische Freund

    1977 — a.k.a. The American Friend, in 7 top lists Check
  50. 21 +49

    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    1974, in 9 top lists Check
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