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. 14 +7

    Amores perros

    2000 — a.k.a. Amores Perros, in 14 top lists Check
  2. 26 +91

    Das Experiment

    2001 — a.k.a. The Experiment, in 1 top list Check
  3. 30 +115

    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
  4. 40 +184

    House of Games

    1987, in 8 top lists Check
  5. 41 +185

    Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

    1964, in 3 top lists Check
  6. 54 +246

    Marnie

    1964, in 8 top lists Check
  7. 62 +269

    The Ninth Configuration

    1980, in 3 top lists Check
  8. 67 +326

    Salvador

    1986, in 6 top lists Check
  9. 79 +387

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    1992, in 6 top lists Check
  10. 81 +411

    The Wild One

    1953, in 2 top lists Check
  11. 84 -26

    Blood Simple

    1984, in 8 top lists Check
  12. 85 -5

    Cape Fear

    1962, in 5 top lists Check
  13. 86 +45

    Deliverance

    1972, in 14 top lists Check
  14. 87 +52

    Dirty Harry

    1971, in 14 top lists Check
  15. 89 +215

    Memento

    2000, in 24 top lists Check
  16. 92 +337

    Straw Dogs

    1971, in 10 top lists Check
  17. 93 +382

    Vertigo

    1958, in 42 top lists Check
  18. 96 -72

    Angel Heart

    1987, in 4 top lists Check
  19. 97 -72

    Apartment Zero

    1988, in 1 top list Check
  20. 98 -70

    Assault on Precinct 13

    1976, in 6 top lists Check
  21. 100 -66

    Bad Timing

    1980, in 6 top lists Check
  22. 101 -65

    Baise-moi

    2000 — a.k.a. Rape Me, in 2 top lists Check
  23. 102 -42

    Blowup

    1966 — a.k.a. Blow-Up, in 18 top lists Check
  24. 104 -27

    Caché

    2005 — a.k.a. Hidden, in 14 top lists Check
  25. 105 -4

    The Conversation

    1974, in 21 top lists Check
  26. 107 +9

    Das Boot

    1981, in 15 top lists Check
  27. 108 +13

    The Day of the Locust

    1975, in 1 top list Check
  28. 109 +16

    Dead Man's Shoes

    2004, in 3 top lists Check
  29. 110 +2

    D.O.A.

    1949, in 5 top lists Check
  30. 111 +39

    Dressed to Kill

    1980, in 4 top lists Check
  31. 112 +42

    Duel

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  32. 113 +103

    Hells Angels on Wheels

    1967, in 1 top list Check
  33. 117 +176

    Manhunter

    1986, in 5 top lists Check
  34. 118 +179

    The Manchurian Candidate

    1962, in 14 top lists Check
  35. 119 +211

    Nikita

    1990 — a.k.a. La Femme Nikita, in 5 top lists Check
  36. 120 +225

    Panic in the Streets

    1950, in 5 top lists Check
  37. 121 +226

    The Parallax View

    1974, in 7 top lists Check
  38. 123 +256

    Repulsion

    1965, in 16 top lists Check
  39. 125 +295

    Southern Comfort

    1981, in 3 top lists Check
  40. 129 +336

    Twilight's Last Gleaming

    1977 — a.k.a. Nuclear Countdown, in 2 top lists Check
  41. 130 -31

    Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent...

    1956 — a.k.a. A Man Escaped, in 17 top lists Check
  42. 133 +357

    Wild at Heart

    1990, in 5 top lists Check
  43. 137 +41

    First Blood

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
  44. 139 +153

    Mad Max

    1979, in 12 top lists Check
  45. 140 +231

    Race with the Devil

    1975, in 2 top lists Check
  46. 142 +358

    Yôjinbô

    1961 — a.k.a. Yojimbo, in 18 top lists Check
  47. 143 +337

    The Warriors

    1979, in 5 top lists Check
  48. 145 -93

    Black Sunday

    1977, in 1 top list Check
  49. 153 +31

    Foxy Brown

    1974, in 3 top lists Check
  50. 161 +242

    Shaft

    1971, in 8 top lists Check
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