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. 11 -8

    37°2 le matin

    1986 — a.k.a. Betty Blue, in 7 top lists Check
  3. 13 +3

    Almost Famous

    2000, in 9 top lists Check
  4. 15 +28

    The Beguiled

    1971, in 2 top lists Check
  5. 16 +28

    The Best of Everything

    1959, in 1 top list Check
  6. 20 +49

    Brief Encounter

    1945, in 20 top lists Check
  7. 28 +94

    Days of Heaven

    1978, in 18 top lists Check
  8. 38 +160

    The Girl on a Motorcycle

    1968, in 1 top list Check
  9. 46 +213

    The Lady Eve

    1941, in 18 top lists Check
  10. 51 +227

    Lolita

    1962, in 11 top lists Check
  11. 59 +258

    My Own Private Idaho

    1991, in 11 top lists Check
  12. 61 +259

    Naked Tango

    1990, in 1 top list Check
  13. 71 +362

    Sunset Blvd.

    1950 — a.k.a. Sunset Boulevard, in 32 top lists Check
  14. 78 +383

    Trois couleurs: Rouge

    1994 — a.k.a. Three Colors: Red, in 19 top lists Check
  15. 80 +399

    Walk on the Wild Side

    1962, in 1 top list Check
  16. 93 +382

    Vertigo

    1958, in 42 top lists Check
  17. 103 -39

    Boxing Helena

    1993, in 2 top lists Check
  18. 122 +237

    Play Misty for Me

    1971, in 4 top lists Check
  19. 128 +316

    They Might Be Giants

    1971, in 1 top list Check
  20. 134 -125

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the...

    1984, in 4 top lists Check
  21. 165 +298

    True Romance

    1993, in 5 top lists Check
  22. 189 -31

    Edward Scissorhands

    1990, in 8 top lists Check
  23. 212 +129

    Orphée

    1950 — a.k.a. Orpheus, in 16 top lists Check
  24. 239 -233

    À bout de souffle

    1960 — a.k.a. Breathless, in 27 top lists Check
  25. 257 -35

    The Honeymoon Killers

    1970 — a.k.a. The Lonely Hearts Killers, in 4 top lists Check
  26. 268 +34

    Mean Streets

    1973, in 20 top lists Check
  27. 325 -100

    The Hunger

    1983, in 2 top lists Check
  28. 381 -310

    Bringing Up Baby

    1938, in 21 top lists Check
  29. 392 -220

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    1982, in 5 top lists Check
  30. 402 -159

    Jamón Jamón

    1992 — a.k.a. Jamón, Jamón, in 1 top list Check
  31. 403 -156

    Juno

    2007, in 10 top lists Check
  32. 419 -5

    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 33 top lists Check
  33. 421 -3

    Something Wild

    1986, in 3 top lists Check
  34. 426 +23

    Tillsammans

    2000 — a.k.a. Together, in 8 top lists Check
  35. 464 -452

    Ai no korîda

    1976 — a.k.a. In the Realm of the Senses, in 16 top lists Check
  36. 484 -222

    La jetée

    1962 — a.k.a. La Jetée, in 18 top lists Check
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