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. 308 -212

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 34 top lists Check
  3. 166 -112

    Blade Runner

    1982, in 32 top lists Check
  4. 205 +101

    Metropolis

    1927, in 34 top lists Check
  5. 288 +157

    The Thing

    1982, in 20 top lists Check
  6. 457 -313

    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 18 top lists Check
  7. 167 -101

    Brazil

    1985, in 19 top lists Check
  8. 220 +203

    Stalker

    1979, in 23 top lists Check
  9. 175 +301

    Videodrome

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
  10. 177 -164

    Akira

    1988, in 20 top lists Check
  11. 172 +186

    Planet of the Apes

    1968, in 16 top lists Check
  12. 198 +43

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    1956, in 18 top lists Check
  13. 484 -222

    La jetée

    1962 — a.k.a. La Jetée, in 18 top lists Check
  14. 168 -48

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    1951, in 13 top lists Check
  15. 185 -55

    Delicatessen

    1991, in 12 top lists Check
  16. 138 +85

    Gwoemul

    2006 — a.k.a. The Host, in 12 top lists Check
  17. 178 -160

    Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution

    1965 — a.k.a. Alphaville, in 14 top lists Check
  18. 194 +7

    Gojira

    1954 — a.k.a. Godzilla, in 10 top lists Check
  19. 171 +183

    Pi

    1998, in 6 top lists Check
  20. 347 +26

    Re-Animator

    1985, in 4 top lists Check
  21. 491 -128

    Primer

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
  22. 196 +41

    The Incredible Shrinking Man

    1957, in 9 top lists Check
  23. 136 +29

    Escape from New York

    1981, in 4 top lists Check
  24. 311 -202

    Cube

    1997, in 4 top lists Check
  25. 203 +91

    The Man Who Fell to Earth

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
  26. 226 +243

    Unbreakable

    2000, in 5 top lists Check
  27. 302 -229

    The Brood

    1979, in 3 top lists Check
  28. 350 +47

    Scanners

    1981, in 4 top lists Check
  29. 461 -83

    Repo Man

    1984, in 7 top lists Check
  30. 141 +316

    Tremors

    1990, in 3 top lists Check
  31. 225 +237

    TRON

    1982, in 5 top lists Check
  32. 214 +143

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    1959, in 4 top lists Check
  33. 173 +223

    A Scanner Darkly

    2006, in 5 top lists Check
  34. 224 +224

    THX 1138

    1971, in 5 top lists Check
  35. 188 -32

    Dune

    1984, in 3 top lists Check
  36. 227 +256

    Westworld

    1973, in 5 top lists Check
  37. 295 -262

    Bad Taste

    1987, in 4 top lists Check
  38. 202 +75

    Logan's Run

    1976, in 4 top lists Check
  39. 191 -22

    Fahrenheit 451

    1966, in 4 top lists Check
  40. 192 -10

    The Fly

    1958, in 4 top lists Check
  41. 388 -274

    Dark Star

    1974, in 7 top lists Check
  42. 300 -244

    The Blob

    1958, in 5 top lists Check
  43. 219 +194

    Silent Running

    1972, in 8 top lists Check
  44. 180 -157

    The Andromeda Strain

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  45. 352 +56

    Shivers

    1975, in 3 top lists Check
  46. 333 -83

    Killer Klowns from Outer Space

    1988, in 3 top lists Check
  47. 135 -8

    Death Race 2000

    1975, in 4 top lists Check
  48. 410 -85

    Night of the Comet

    1984, in 2 top lists Check
  49. 321 -129

    The Fury

    1978, in 2 top lists Check
  50. 216 +169

    Rollerball

    1975, in 4 top lists Check
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