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. 501 -15

    What's Up, Tiger Lily?

    1966, in 3 top lists Check
  2. 483 -241

    Irréversible

    2002 — a.k.a. Irreversible, in 11 top lists Check
  3. 475 -313

    Elephant

    2003, in 10 top lists Check
  4. 474 -313

    Electra Glide in Blue

    1973, in 2 top lists Check
  5. 468 -365

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    1989, in 8 top lists Check
  6. 466 -379

    C'est arrivé près de chez vous

    1992 — a.k.a. Man Bites Dog, in 8 top lists Check
  7. 461 -83

    Repo Man

    1984, in 7 top lists Check
  8. 460 -109

    Performance

    1970, in 16 top lists Check
  9. 421 -3

    Something Wild

    1986, in 3 top lists Check
  10. 416 -46

    Quick Change

    1990, in 2 top lists Check
  11. 413 -58

    Pink Flamingos

    1972, in 9 top lists Check
  12. 404 -144

    The Ladykillers

    1955, in 8 top lists Check
  13. 401 -166

    In Bruges

    2008, in 4 top lists Check
  14. 395 -214

    Fletch

    1985, in 1 top list Check
  15. 389 -243

    Down by Law

    1986, in 9 top lists Check
  16. 386 -280

    Crimewave

    1985, in 1 top list Check
  17. 380 -318

    Bottle Rocket

    1996, in 3 top lists Check
  18. 376 -344

    Bad Boy Bubby

    1993, in 4 top lists Check
  19. 374 -347

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    1944, in 7 top lists Check
  20. 366 -114

    Kind Hearts and Coronets

    1949, in 20 top lists Check
  21. 365 -151

    Heathers

    1988, in 6 top lists Check
  22. 361 -314

    The Big Lebowski

    1998, in 24 top lists Check
  23. 340 +10

    Peeping Tom

    1960, in 20 top lists Check
  24. 336 -38

    Maniac Cop

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  25. 320 -131

    From Dusk Till Dawn

    1996, in 2 top lists Check
  26. 308 -212

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  27. 280 +192

    The Usual Suspects

    1995, in 21 top lists Check
  28. 279 +172

    Tôkyô nagaremono

    1966 — a.k.a. Tokyo Drifter, in 5 top lists Check
  29. 278 +157

    Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

    1971, in 8 top lists Check
  30. 277 +142

    Sonatine

    1993, in 7 top lists Check
  31. 276 +111

    Rope

    1948, in 10 top lists Check
  32. 275 +107

    Reservoir Dogs

    1992, in 25 top lists Check
  33. 273 +89

    The Postman Always Rings Twice

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
  34. 272 +81

    The Phenix City Story

    1955, in 7 top lists Check
  35. 270 +53

    Ne le dis à personne

    2006 — a.k.a. Tell No One, in 1 top list Check
  36. 268 +34

    Mean Streets

    1973, in 20 top lists Check
  37. 267 +13

    The Long Good Friday

    1980, in 11 top lists Check
  38. 266 +15

    The Long Goodbye

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  39. 265 +9

    The Limey

    1999, in 4 top lists Check
  40. 263 +6

    Léon

    1994 — a.k.a. Léon: The Professional, in 21 top lists Check
  41. 262 +5

    Le doulos

    1962 — a.k.a. Le Doulos, in 10 top lists Check
  42. 261 +4

    The Last Seduction

    1994, in 9 top lists Check
  43. 260 +1

    La haine

    1995 — a.k.a. La Haine, in 14 top lists Check
  44. 259 -6

    King of New York

    1990, in 7 top lists Check
  45. 257 -35

    The Honeymoon Killers

    1970 — a.k.a. The Lonely Hearts Killers, in 4 top lists Check
  46. 256 -38

    High School Confidential!

    1958, in 1 top list Check
  47. 255 -48

    The Grissom Gang

    1971, in 1 top list Check
  48. 254 -49

    The Grifters

    1990, in 7 top lists Check
  49. 253 -51

    Goodfellas

    1990, in 30 top lists Check
  50. 251 -98

    Drugstore Cowboy

    1989, in 6 top lists Check
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