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. 86 +45

    Deliverance

    1972, in 14 top lists Check
  2. 107 +9

    Das Boot

    1981, in 15 top lists Check
  3. 125 +295

    Southern Comfort

    1981, in 3 top lists Check
  4. 134 -125

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the...

    1984, in 4 top lists Check
  5. 139 +153

    Mad Max

    1979, in 12 top lists Check
  6. 146 -98

    Big Trouble in Little China

    1986, in 3 top lists Check
  7. 147 -53

    Clash of the Titans

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
  8. 157 +138

    The Man Who Would Be King

    1975, in 5 top lists Check
  9. 169 +89

    Labyrinth

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
  10. 172 +186

    Planet of the Apes

    1968, in 15 top lists Check
  11. 174 +251

    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
  12. 181 -143

    Barbarella

    1968, in 7 top lists Check
  13. 183 -85

    Conan the Barbarian

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
  14. 187 -38

    Dreamscape

    1984, in 1 top list Check
  15. 188 -32

    Dune

    1984, in 3 top lists Check
  16. 190 -23

    Excalibur

    1981, in 3 top lists Check
  17. 193 -10

    Forbidden Planet

    1956, in 9 top lists Check
  18. 195 +20

    Heavy Metal

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
  19. 197 +43

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

    2003, in 3 top lists Check
  20. 202 +75

    Logan's Run

    1976, in 4 top lists Check
  21. 206 +103

    Mirrormask

    2005, in 2 top lists Check
  22. 207 +106

    Mononoke-hime

    1997 — a.k.a. Princess Mononoke, in 17 top lists Check
  23. 208 +114

    The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  24. 218 +180

    Screamers

    1995, in 2 top lists Check
  25. 221 +203

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    1982, in 5 top lists Check
  26. 225 +237

    TRON

    1982, in 5 top lists Check
  27. 228 +268

    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 33 top lists Check
  28. 305 -227

    Cannibal ferox

    1981 — a.k.a. Cannibal Ferox, in 3 top lists Check
  29. 330 -86

    Jaws

    1975, in 26 top lists Check
  30. 384 -299

    Casino Royale

    1967, in 2 top lists Check
  31. 425 +7

    Sullivan's Travels

    1941, in 24 top lists Check
  32. 428 +36

    The Twelve Chairs

    1970, in 1 top list Check
  33. 441 -42

    The Searchers

    1956, in 25 top lists Check
  34. 453 +15

    Ulzana's Raid

    1972, in 5 top lists Check
  35. 454 -443

    Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

    1972 — a.k.a. Aguirre, the Wrath of God, in 19 top lists Check
  36. 455 -416

    Barry Lyndon

    1975, in 23 top lists Check
  37. 498 -44

    Touching the Void

    2003, in 6 top lists Check
  38. 501 -15

    What's Up, Tiger Lily?

    1966, in 3 top lists Check
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