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. 500 -19

    Week End

    1967 — a.k.a. Weekend, in 14 top lists Check
  2. 498 -44

    Touching the Void

    2003, in 6 top lists Check
  3. 496 -94

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    1989, in 10 top lists Check
  4. 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
  5. 494 -105

    Rumble Fish

    1983, in 6 top lists Check
  6. 493 -113

    Requiem for a Dream

    2000, in 19 top lists Check
  7. 492 -127

    Prospero's Books

    1991, in 4 top lists Check
  8. 491 -128

    Primer

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
  9. 490 -180

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    1985, in 5 top lists Check
  10. 487 -199

    The Loveless

    1981 — a.k.a. Breakdown, in 1 top list Check
  11. 485 -221

    The Last Movie

    1971 — a.k.a. Chinchero, in 3 top lists Check
  12. 484 -222

    La jetée

    1962 — a.k.a. La Jetée, in 18 top lists Check
  13. 483 -241

    Irréversible

    2002 — a.k.a. Irreversible, in 11 top lists Check
  14. 482 -243

    Inserts

    1975, in 1 top list Check
  15. 481 -250

    Idioterne

    1998 — a.k.a. The Idiots, in 6 top lists Check
  16. 478 -287

    Funny Ha Ha

    2002, in 2 top lists Check
  17. 477 -297

    Flesh

    1968, in 4 top lists Check
  18. 476 -300

    Festen

    1998 — a.k.a. The Celebration, in 15 top lists Check
  19. 475 -313

    Elephant

    2003, in 10 top lists Check
  20. 474 -313

    Electra Glide in Blue

    1973, in 2 top lists Check
  21. 473 -325

    The Draughtsman's Contract

    1982, in 8 top lists Check
  22. 470 -347

    Dazed and Confused

    1993, in 7 top lists Check
  23. 468 -365

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    1989, in 8 top lists Check
  24. 467 -376

    Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo

    1981 — a.k.a. We Children from Bahnhof Zoo, in 1 top list Check
  25. 466 -379

    C'est arrivé près de chez vous

    1992 — a.k.a. Man Bites Dog, in 8 top lists Check
  26. 464 -452

    Ai no korîda

    1976 — a.k.a. In the Realm of the Senses, in 16 top lists Check
  27. 463 +4

    Two-Lane Blacktop

    1971, in 12 top lists Check
  28. 462 -4

    The Trip

    1967, in 3 top lists Check
  29. 460 -109

    Performance

    1970, in 16 top lists Check
  30. 457 -313

    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 17 top lists Check
  31. 455 -416

    Barry Lyndon

    1975, in 22 top lists Check
  32. 454 -443

    Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

    1972 — a.k.a. Aguirre, the Wrath of God, in 19 top lists Check
  33. 449 -100

    Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

    1973, in 10 top lists Check
  34. 448 -137

    The Missouri Breaks

    1976, in 3 top lists Check
  35. 447 -157

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    1971, in 18 top lists Check
  36. 445 -225

    The Hired Hand

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  37. 441 -42

    The Searchers

    1956, in 25 top lists Check
  38. 438 -193

    Johnny Guitar

    1954, in 19 top lists Check
  39. 434 -310

    Dead Man

    1995, in 12 top lists Check
  40. 432 +66

    Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios"

    1988 — a.k.a. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, in 14 top lists Check
  41. 431 +51

    Welcome to the Dollhouse

    1995, in 4 top lists Check
  42. 426 +23

    Tillsammans

    2000 — a.k.a. Together, in 8 top lists Check
  43. 425 +7

    Sullivan's Travels

    1941, in 24 top lists Check
  44. 423 +3

    Stardust Memories

    1980, in 3 top lists Check
  45. 422 -

    Spanking the Monkey

    1994, in 2 top lists Check
  46. 420 -5

    Slap Shot

    1977, in 1 top list Check
  47. 417 -13

    Shakes the Clown

    1991, in 1 top list Check
  48. 403 -156

    Juno

    2007, in 10 top lists Check
  49. 402 -159

    Jamón Jamón

    1992 — a.k.a. Jamón, Jamón, in 1 top list Check
  50. 401 -166

    In Bruges

    2008, in 4 top lists Check