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. 21 +49

    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    1974, in 9 top lists Check
  2. 87 +52

    Dirty Harry

    1971, in 15 top lists Check
  3. 98 -70

    Assault on Precinct 13

    1976, in 6 top lists Check
  4. 112 +42

    Duel

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  5. 115 +139

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    2005, in 4 top lists Check
  6. 119 +211

    Nikita

    1990 — a.k.a. La Femme Nikita, in 4 top lists Check
  7. 135 -8

    Death Race 2000

    1975, in 4 top lists Check
  8. 136 +29

    Escape from New York

    1981, in 4 top lists Check
  9. 137 +41

    First Blood

    1982, in 4 top lists Check
  10. 138 +85

    Gwoemul

    2006 — a.k.a. The Host, in 12 top lists Check
  11. 139 +153

    Mad Max

    1979, in 12 top lists Check
  12. 140 +231

    Race with the Devil

    1975, in 2 top lists Check
  13. 143 +337

    The Warriors

    1979, in 5 top lists Check
  14. 144 +334

    The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

    1958, in 4 top lists Check
  15. 145 -93

    Black Sunday

    1977, in 1 top list Check
  16. 146 -98

    Big Trouble in Little China

    1986, in 3 top lists Check
  17. 148 -46

    Coogan's Bluff

    1968, in 2 top lists Check
  18. 149 -36

    Diabolik

    1968 — a.k.a. Danger: Diabolik, in 3 top lists Check
  19. 150 -35

    Darkman

    1990, in 3 top lists Check
  20. 151 -13

    Dip huet seung hung

    1989 — a.k.a. The Killer, in 14 top lists Check
  21. 152 +147

    El mariachi

    1992, in 4 top lists Check
  22. 153 +31

    Foxy Brown

    1974, in 3 top lists Check
  23. 154 +39

    The Gauntlet

    1977, in 2 top lists Check
  24. 155 +100

    Knightriders

    1981, in 1 top list Check
  25. 156 +126

    The Long Kiss Goodnight

    1996, in 1 top list Check
  26. 157 +138

    The Man Who Would Be King

    1975, in 5 top lists Check
  27. 159 +216

    Red Dawn

    1984, in 3 top lists Check
  28. 161 +242

    Shaft

    1971, in 8 top lists Check
  29. 163 +275

    Taxi

    1998, in 1 top list Check
  30. 164 +288

    Too Late the Hero

    1970, in 1 top list Check
  31. 174 +251

    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
  32. 175 +301

    Videodrome

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
  33. 177 -164

    Akira

    1988, in 20 top lists Check
  34. 183 -85

    Conan the Barbarian

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
  35. 188 -32

    Dune

    1984, in 3 top lists Check
  36. 193 -10

    Forbidden Planet

    1956, in 9 top lists Check
  37. 197 +43

    Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar...

    2003, in 3 top lists Check
  38. 199 +57

    Kôkaku Kidôtai

    1995 — a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell, in 13 top lists Check
  39. 200 +57

    Kyûketsuki hantâ D

    1985 — a.k.a. Vampire Hunter D, in 2 top lists Check
  40. 202 +75

    Logan's Run

    1976, in 4 top lists Check
  41. 208 +114

    The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  42. 210 +122

    Nochnoy dozor

    2004 — a.k.a. Night Watch, in 2 top lists Check
  43. 211 +126

    The Omega Man

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  44. 213 +129

    Outland

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
  45. 214 +143

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    1959, in 4 top lists Check
  46. 215 +162

    Renaissance

    2006, in 1 top list Check
  47. 216 +169

    Rollerball

    1975, in 4 top lists Check
  48. 218 +180

    Screamers

    1995, in 2 top lists Check
  49. 221 +203

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    1982, in 6 top lists Check
  50. 222 +221

    They Live

    1988, in 6 top lists Check
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