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. 15 +28

    The Beguiled

    1971, in 2 top lists Check
  3. 29 +107

    The Devils

    1971, in 10 top lists Check
  4. 87 +52

    Dirty Harry

    1971, in 14 top lists Check
  5. 92 +337

    Straw Dogs

    1971, in 10 top lists Check
  6. 112 +42

    Duel

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  7. 122 +237

    Play Misty for Me

    1971, in 4 top lists Check
  8. 128 +316

    They Might Be Giants

    1971, in 1 top list Check
  9. 161 +242

    Shaft

    1971, in 8 top lists Check
  10. 180 -157

    The Andromeda Strain

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  11. 211 +126

    The Omega Man

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  12. 224 +224

    THX 1138

    1971, in 5 top lists Check
  13. 255 -48

    The Grissom Gang

    1971, in 1 top list Check
  14. 278 +157

    Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

    1971, in 8 top lists Check
  15. 308 -212

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  16. 309 -205

    Countess Dracula

    1971, in 2 top lists Check
  17. 371 -366

    200 Motels

    1971, in 2 top lists Check
  18. 377 -340

    Bananas

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  19. 383 -301

    Carnal Knowledge

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  20. 445 -225

    The Hired Hand

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  21. 447 -157

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    1971, in 18 top lists Check
  22. 463 +4

    Two-Lane Blacktop

    1971, in 12 top lists Check
  23. 485 -221

    The Last Movie

    1971 — a.k.a. Chinchero, in 3 top lists Check
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