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. 35 +159

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    1947, in 8 top lists Check
  2. 144 +334

    The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

    1958, in 4 top lists Check
  3. 147 -53

    Clash of the Titans

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
  4. 150 -35

    Darkman

    1990, in 3 top lists Check
  5. 169 +89

    Labyrinth

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
  6. 170 +176

    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 29 top lists Check
  7. 174 +251

    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
  8. 179 -160

    Altered States

    1980, in 5 top lists Check
  9. 181 -143

    Barbarella

    1968, in 7 top lists Check
  10. 182 -93

    Chôjin densetsu Urotsukidôji

    1989 — a.k.a. Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend, in 2 top lists Check
  11. 183 -85

    Conan the Barbarian

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
  12. 184 -79

    The Craft

    1996, in 2 top lists Check
  13. 189 -31

    Edward Scissorhands

    1990, in 8 top lists Check
  14. 190 -23

    Excalibur

    1981, in 3 top lists Check
  15. 195 +20

    Heavy Metal

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
  16. 200 +57

    Kyûketsuki hantâ D

    1985 — a.k.a. Vampire Hunter D, in 2 top lists Check
  17. 207 +106

    Mononoke-hime

    1997 — a.k.a. Princess Mononoke, in 17 top lists Check
  18. 209 +120

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    1993, in 13 top lists Check
  19. 210 +122

    Nochnoy dozor

    2004 — a.k.a. Night Watch, in 2 top lists Check
  20. 212 +129

    Orphée

    1950 — a.k.a. Orpheus, in 16 top lists Check
  21. 228 +268

    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 33 top lists Check
  22. 293 -267

    Army of Darkness

    1992, in 6 top lists Check
  23. 325 -100

    The Hunger

    1983, in 2 top lists Check
  24. 341 +11

    Phantom of the Paradise

    1974, in 3 top lists Check
  25. 344 +24

    Q

    1982 — a.k.a. Serpent, in 2 top lists Check
  26. 362 -288

    Bubba Ho-Tep

    2002, in 3 top lists Check
  27. 371 -366

    200 Motels

    1971, in 2 top lists Check
  28. 408 -94

    The Monster Squad

    1987, in 2 top lists Check
  29. 409 -91

    Mystery Men

    1999, in 1 top list Check
  30. 411 -77

    Nothing Lasts Forever

    1984, in 1 top list Check
  31. 434 -310

    Dead Man

    1995, in 12 top lists Check
  32. 459 -289

    Fantasia

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
  33. 480 -267

    Head

    1968, in 4 top lists Check
  34. 492 -127

    Prospero's Books

    1991, in 4 top lists Check
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