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. 5 +206

    Harold and Maude

    1971, in 17 top lists Check
  2. 17 +32

    Big Wednesday

    1978 — a.k.a. Summer of Innocence, in 3 top lists Check
  3. 18 +47

    The Boys in the Band

    1970, in 1 top list Check
  4. 19 +48

    Breakin'

    1984, in 2 top lists Check
  5. 37 +158

    Ghost World

    2001, in 7 top lists Check
  6. 43 +193

    In the Company of Men

    1997, in 5 top lists Check
  7. 46 +213

    The Lady Eve

    1941, in 18 top lists Check
  8. 49 +223

    Les valseuses

    1974 — a.k.a. Going Places, in 6 top lists Check
  9. 53 +233

    Love Streams

    1984, in 7 top lists Check
  10. 62 +269

    The Ninth Configuration

    1980, in 3 top lists Check
  11. 66 +325

    Rushmore

    1998, in 10 top lists Check
  12. 77 +383

    Trois couleurs: Blanc

    1994 — a.k.a. Three Colors: White, in 11 top lists Check
  13. 82 +411

    Wise Blood

    1979, in 6 top lists Check
  14. 115 +139

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    2005, in 4 top lists Check
  15. 128 +316

    They Might Be Giants

    1971, in 1 top list Check
  16. 133 +357

    Wild at Heart

    1990, in 5 top lists Check
  17. 134 -125

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the...

    1984, in 4 top lists Check
  18. 135 -8

    Death Race 2000

    1975, in 4 top lists Check
  19. 141 +316

    Tremors

    1990, in 3 top lists Check
  20. 142 +358

    Yôjinbô

    1961 — a.k.a. Yojimbo, in 18 top lists Check
  21. 146 -98

    Big Trouble in Little China

    1986, in 3 top lists Check
  22. 149 -36

    Diabolik

    1968 — a.k.a. Danger: Diabolik, in 3 top lists Check
  23. 162 +269

    Subway

    1985, in 2 top lists Check
  24. 163 +275

    Taxi

    1998, in 1 top list Check
  25. 181 -143

    Barbarella

    1968, in 7 top lists Check
  26. 185 -55

    Delicatessen

    1991, in 12 top lists Check
  27. 201 +74

    Liquid Sky

    1982, in 4 top lists Check
  28. 217 +177

    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

    1964, in 2 top lists Check
  29. 222 +221

    They Live

    1988, in 6 top lists Check
  30. 223 +223

    The Thing with Two Heads

    1972 — a.k.a. The Beast with Two Heads, in 1 top list Check
  31. 246 -156

    Chopper

    2000, in 3 top lists Check
  32. 252 -79

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    1965 — a.k.a. The Leather Girls, in 8 top lists Check
  33. 293 -267

    Army of Darkness

    1992, in 6 top lists Check
  34. 295 -262

    Bad Taste

    1987, in 4 top lists Check
  35. 296 -256

    Basket Case

    1982, in 2 top lists Check
  36. 298 -247

    Black Sheep

    2006, in 2 top lists Check
  37. 303 -228

    A Bucket of Blood

    1959, in 2 top lists Check
  38. 314 -182

    Dellamorte Dellamore

    1994 — a.k.a. Cemetery Man, in 4 top lists Check
  39. 333 -83

    Killer Klowns from Outer Space

    1988, in 3 top lists Check
  40. 335 -51

    The Lost Boys

    1987, in 3 top lists Check
  41. 341 +11

    Phantom of the Paradise

    1974, in 4 top lists Check
  42. 342 +14

    Piranha

    1978, in 3 top lists Check
  43. 354 +62

    Society

    1989, in 3 top lists Check
  44. 357 +116

    Vamp

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
  45. 361 -314

    The Big Lebowski

    1998, in 25 top lists Check
  46. 362 -288

    Bubba Ho-Tep

    2002, in 3 top lists Check
  47. 363 -271

    A Christmas Story

    1983, in 6 top lists Check
  48. 364 -217

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop...

    1964, in 32 top lists Check
  49. 365 -151

    Heathers

    1988, in 6 top lists Check
  50. 366 -114

    Kind Hearts and Coronets

    1949, in 19 top lists Check
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