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. 57 +255

    Mommie Dearest

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
  2. 106 +5

    Cutter's Way

    1981, in 6 top lists Check
  3. 107 +9

    Das Boot

    1981, in 15 top lists Check
  4. 125 +295

    Southern Comfort

    1981, in 3 top lists Check
  5. 136 +29

    Escape from New York

    1981, in 4 top lists Check
  6. 147 -53

    Clash of the Titans

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
  7. 155 +100

    Knightriders

    1981, in 1 top list Check
  8. 190 -23

    Excalibur

    1981, in 3 top lists Check
  9. 195 +20

    Heavy Metal

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
  10. 213 +129

    Outland

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
  11. 273 +89

    The Postman Always Rings Twice

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
  12. 281 -261

    An American Werewolf in London

    1981, in 10 top lists Check
  13. 282 -116

    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 6 top lists Check
  14. 305 -227

    Cannibal ferox

    1981 — a.k.a. Cannibal Ferox, in 3 top lists Check
  15. 350 +47

    Scanners

    1981, in 4 top lists Check
  16. 382 -303

    The Cannonball Run

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
  17. 414 -53

    Polyester

    1981, in 3 top lists Check
  18. 424 +6

    Stripes

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
  19. 456 -327

    The Decline of Western Civilization

    1981, in 3 top lists Check
  20. 467 -376

    Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo

    1981 — a.k.a. We Children from Bahnhof Zoo, in 1 top list Check
  21. 471 -331

    Diva

    1981, in 6 top lists Check
  22. 487 -199

    The Loveless

    1981 — a.k.a. Breakdown, in 1 top list Check
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