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. 457 -313

    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 17 top lists Check
  2. 403 -156

    Juno

    2007, in 10 top lists Check
  3. 308 -212

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  4. 493 -113

    Requiem for a Dream

    2000, in 19 top lists Check
  5. 170 +176

    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 30 top lists Check
  6. 330 -86

    Jaws

    1975, in 25 top lists Check
  7. 9 +397

    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994, in 21 top lists Check
  8. 69 +342

    Showgirls

    1995, in 3 top lists Check
  9. 275 +107

    Reservoir Dogs

    1992, in 25 top lists Check
  10. 401 -166

    In Bruges

    2008, in 4 top lists Check
  11. 226 +243

    Unbreakable

    2000, in 4 top lists Check
  12. 280 +192

    The Usual Suspects

    1995, in 21 top lists Check
  13. 73 +366

    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 31 top lists Check
  14. 189 -31

    Edward Scissorhands

    1990, in 8 top lists Check
  15. 271 +65

    Oldeuboi

    2003 — a.k.a. Oldboy, in 28 top lists Check
  16. 394 -219

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    1986, in 9 top lists Check
  17. 495 -103

    Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma

    1975 — a.k.a. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, in 12 top lists Check
  18. 483 -241

    Irréversible

    2002 — a.k.a. Irreversible, in 11 top lists Check
  19. 491 -128

    Primer

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
  20. 263 +6

    Léon

    1994 — a.k.a. Léon: The Professional, in 21 top lists Check
  21. 475 -313

    Elephant

    2003, in 10 top lists Check
  22. 245 -177

    Brick

    2005, in 7 top lists Check
  23. 7 +331

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 top lists Check
  24. 13 +3

    Almost Famous

    2000, in 9 top lists Check
  25. 253 -51

    Goodfellas

    1990, in 30 top lists Check
  26. 230 -169

    Blue Velvet

    1986, in 24 top lists Check
  27. 348 +40

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
  28. 470 -347

    Dazed and Confused

    1993, in 7 top lists Check
  29. 34 +156

    Funny Games

    1997, in 11 top lists Check
  30. 4 +153

    Easy Rider

    1969, in 18 top lists Check
  31. 66 +325

    Rushmore

    1998, in 10 top lists Check
  32. 297 -256

    Batoru rowaiaru

    2000 — a.k.a. Battle Royale, in 8 top lists Check
  33. 220 +203

    Stalker

    1979, in 23 top lists Check
  34. 101 -65

    Baise-moi

    2000 — a.k.a. Rape Me, in 2 top lists Check
  35. 14 +7

    Amores perros

    2000 — a.k.a. Amores Perros, in 15 top lists Check
  36. 159 +216

    Red Dawn

    1984, in 3 top lists Check
  37. 441 -42

    The Searchers

    1956, in 25 top lists Check
  38. 205 +101

    Metropolis

    1927, in 34 top lists Check
  39. 102 -42

    Blowup

    1966 — a.k.a. Blow-Up, in 18 top lists Check
  40. 455 -416

    Barry Lyndon

    1975, in 22 top lists Check
  41. 37 +158

    Ghost World

    2001, in 7 top lists Check
  42. 239 -233

    À bout de souffle

    1960 — a.k.a. Breathless, in 27 top lists Check
  43. 104 -27

    Caché

    2005, in 14 top lists Check
  44. 44 +205

    Kids

    1995, in 4 top lists Check
  45. 178 -160

    Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution

    1965 — a.k.a. Alphaville, in 14 top lists Check
  46. 91 +236

    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 30 top lists Check
  47. 434 -310

    Dead Man

    1995, in 11 top lists Check
  48. 30 +115

    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
  49. 392 -220

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    1982, in 5 top lists Check
  50. 365 -151

    Heathers

    1988, in 6 top lists Check
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