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. 176 +245

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
  2. 93 +382

    Vertigo

    1958, in 41 top lists Check
  3. 89 +215

    Memento

    2000, in 24 top lists Check
  4. 88 +201

    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
  5. 271 +65

    Oldeuboi

    2003 — a.k.a. Oldboy, in 28 top lists Check
  6. 288 +157

    The Thing

    1982, in 20 top lists Check
  7. 230 -169

    Blue Velvet

    1986, in 24 top lists Check
  8. 220 +203

    Stalker

    1979, in 23 top lists Check
  9. 458 -294

    Eraserhead

    1977, in 18 top lists Check
  10. 105 -4

    The Conversation

    1974, in 21 top lists Check
  11. 264 +7

    Les diaboliques

    1955 — a.k.a. Diabolique, in 16 top lists Check
  12. 78 +383

    Trois couleurs: Rouge

    1994 — a.k.a. Three Colors: Red, in 19 top lists Check
  13. 172 +186

    Planet of the Apes

    1968, in 16 top lists Check
  14. 76 +383

    Trois couleurs: Bleu

    1993 — a.k.a. Three Colors: Blue, in 16 top lists Check
  15. 116 +154

    Le samouraï

    1967 — a.k.a. Le Samouraï, in 18 top lists Check
  16. 102 -42

    Blowup

    1966 — a.k.a. Blow-Up, in 18 top lists Check
  17. 299 -244

    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 13 top lists Check
  18. 290 +199

    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  19. 104 -27

    Caché

    2005, in 14 top lists Check
  20. 241 -219

    Anatomy of a Murder

    1959, in 11 top lists Check
  21. 483 -241

    Irréversible

    2002 — a.k.a. Irreversible, in 11 top lists Check
  22. 199 +57

    Kôkaku Kidôtai

    1995 — a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell, in 13 top lists Check
  23. 349 +46

    Saw

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
  24. 178 -160

    Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution

    1965 — a.k.a. Alphaville, in 14 top lists Check
  25. 77 +383

    Trois couleurs: Blanc

    1994 — a.k.a. Three Colors: White, in 11 top lists Check
  26. 158 +157

    Mou gaan dou

    2002 — a.k.a. Infernal Affairs, in 10 top lists Check
  27. 286 +97

    Ringu

    1998, in 9 top lists Check
  28. 124 +285

    Shock Corridor

    1963, in 15 top lists Check
  29. 311 -202

    Cube

    1997, in 4 top lists Check
  30. 245 -177

    Brick

    2005, in 7 top lists Check
  31. 117 +176

    Manhunter

    1986, in 5 top lists Check
  32. 79 +387

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    1992, in 6 top lists Check
  33. 226 +243

    Unbreakable

    2000, in 5 top lists Check
  34. 247 -113

    Der amerikanische Freund

    1977 — a.k.a. The American Friend, in 7 top lists Check
  35. 111 +39

    Dressed to Kill

    1980, in 4 top lists Check
  36. 35 +159

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    1947, in 8 top lists Check
  37. 112 +42

    Duel

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  38. 267 +13

    The Long Good Friday

    1980, in 11 top lists Check
  39. 96 -72

    Angel Heart

    1987, in 4 top lists Check
  40. 40 +184

    House of Games

    1987, in 7 top lists Check
  41. 307 -219

    Child's Play

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  42. 473 -325

    The Draughtsman's Contract

    1982, in 8 top lists Check
  43. 355 +86

    Tenebre

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
  44. 100 -66

    Bad Timing

    1980, in 7 top lists Check
  45. 110 +2

    D.O.A.

    1949, in 5 top lists Check
  46. 41 +185

    Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

    1964, in 3 top lists Check
  47. 127 +301

    Strategia del ragno

    1970 — a.k.a. The Spider's Stratagem, in 7 top lists Check
  48. 270 +53

    Ne le dis à personne

    2006 — a.k.a. Tell No One, in 1 top list Check
  49. 265 +9

    The Limey

    1999, in 4 top lists Check
  50. 106 +5

    Cutter's Way

    1981, in 6 top lists Check
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