CULT FILMS


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Cult Films
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Selection of Greatest Cult Films:
In tribute to this sometimes subversive, unusual and despised/honored group of films,
Entertainment Weekly magazine (in their May 23, 2003 issue) published a list of the Top 50 Cult Movies
(noted below with ranking number)

Early Greatest Cult Films:
Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922, Denm.)
Nosferatu (1922, Ger.)
Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
Un Chien Andalou (1929, France) (# 22)
Pandora's Box (1929, Ger.)
M (1931, Ger.)
Freaks (1932) (# 3)
The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Sons of the Desert (1933)
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Reefer Madness (1936)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Fantasia (1940)
I Walked With a Zombie (1943)
Farewell My Lovely (1944) (aka Murder, My Sweet)
Detour (1945)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Lady in the Lake (1946)
Out of the Past (1947)
Force of Evil (1948)
Rope (1948)
Gun Crazy (1949)
The Set-Up (1949)
The Narrow Margin (1952)
Glen or Glenda? (1953)
Godzilla (1954, Jp.)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
This Island Earth (1955)
The Bad Seed (1956)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
An Affair to Remember (1957)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
The Blob (1958)
Man of the West (1958)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Angry Red Planet (1959)
The Best of Everything (1959) (# 39)
A Bucket of Blood (1959) (# 37)
The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) (# 12)
Shadows (1959)
Modern Greatest Cult Films:
Little Shop of Horrors (1960) - remade in 1986
Peeping Tom (1960)
Carnival of Souls (1962)
Dr. No (1962)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Flaming Creatures (1963)
The Servant (1963, UK)
Shock Corridor (1963)
The Masque of the Red Death (1964, UK)
Strait-Jacket (1964)
Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
The Sound of Music (1965) - the Singalong version
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb (1964)
Blow-Up (1966)
Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1966) (# 15)
King of Hearts (1966)
Manos, the Hands of Fate (1966)
Point Blank (1967)
The Producers (1967)
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Barbarella (1968) (# 40)
If... (1968, UK)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Witchfinder General (1968, UK)
Yellow Submarine (1968)
Easy Rider (1969)
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
Brewster McCloud (1970)
The Devils (1970)
El Topo (1970, Mex.) (aka The Mole)
Myra Breckinridge (1970)
Performance (1970)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Daughters of Darkness (1971)
Duel (1971)
Get Carter (1971, UK)
Harold and Maude (1971) (# 4)
Heat (1971)
Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song (1971)
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
The Vanishing Point (1971)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) (# 25)
And Now For Something Completely Different (1972)
Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972) (# 46)
Deliverance (1972)
Fat City (1972)
Fritz the Cat (1972)
The Harder They Come (1972)
Pink Flamingos (1972) (# 5)
American Graffiti (1973)
Coffy (1973)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Electra Glide in Blue (1973)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Harder They Come (1973) (# 30)
The Mack (1973) (# 20)
The Wicker Man (1973)
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974, Mex.)
Caged Heat (1974)
California Split (1974)
Dark Star (1974)
Deadly Weapons (1974)
Emmanuelle (1974)
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) (# 6)
Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1974, Swe.)
Deep Red (1975, It.)
Jaws (1975)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (# 2)
Salo: The 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Tommy (1975)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Grey Gardens (1976) (# 33)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Eraserhead (1977) (# 14)
Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Slap Shot (1977) (# 31)
Star Wars (1977)
Suspiria (1977, It.)
Animal House (1978)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
Big Wednesday (1978)
Dawn of the Dead (1978) (# 27)
Debbie Does Dallas (1978)
Faces of Death, Vol. I (1978) (# 50)
Five Deadly Venoms (1978) (# 11)
Inferno (1978, It.)
Martin (1978)
Piranha (1978)
Up in Smoke (1978)
The Wiz (1978) (# 28)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Brood (1979)
Mad Max (1979)
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
The Ninth Configuration (1979)
Quadrophenia (1979)
Rock 'N' Roll High School (1979)
The Warriors (1979) (# 16)
Airplane! (1980)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
The Changeling (1980)
Flash Gordon (1980)
Forbidden Zone (1980)
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Motel Hell (1980)
Roadie (1980)
The Shining (1980)
Stardust Memories (1980)
Used Cars (1980)
Blow Out (1981)
The Evil Dead (1981) (Trilogy: Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987), Army of Darkness (1993))
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1981)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981, Aust.)
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Ms. 45 (1981) (aka Angel of Vengeance)
Polyester (1981)
Shock Treatment (1981)
Android (1982)
Blade Runner (1982) (# 9)
Cafe Flesh (1982)
Diva (1982)
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
Q: The Winged Serpent (1982)
The Sender (1982)
Blue Thunder (1983)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
The King of Comedy (1983)
Local Hero (1983)
The Loveless (1983)
The Man With Two Brains (1983)
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983)
Scarface (1983) (#8)
Videodrome (1983)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) (# 43)
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Electric Dreams (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Love Streams (1984) (# 44)
Repo Man (1984) (# 7)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Stranger Than Paradise (1984) (# 26)
Streets of Fire (1984)
The Terminator (1984)
This is Spinal Tap (1984) (# 1)
The Toxic Avenger (1984) (# 24)
Better Off Dead (1985)
Blood Simple (1985)
Brazil (1985) (# 13)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
The Goonies (1985)
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985) (# 21)
Real Genius (1985)
Re-Animator (1985) (# 32)
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Static (1985)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Blue Velvet (1986)
The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
Labyrinth (1986)
Manhunter (1986)
Reform School Girls (1986)
Sid and Nancy (1986)
True Stories (1986)
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
Bad Taste (1987, NZ)
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987) (# 19)
Hellraiser (1987)
House of Games (1987)
Near Dark (1987)
Nekromantik (1987, Germ.)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987) (# 45)
Three O'Clock High (1987)
Withnail & I (1987, UK) (# 35)
Akira (1988) (# 23)
Bagdad Cafe (1988)
Dead Heat (1988)
Hairspray (1988)
They Live (1988) (# 38)
The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years (1988) (# 48)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Heathers (1989) (# 41)
The Killer (1989, HK)
Meet the Applegates (1989)
Meet the Feebles (1989)
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989, Jp.)
UHF (1989)
Closet Land (1990)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Tremors (1990)
Wild at Heart (1990)
The Adjuster (1991)
Barton Fink (1991)
Delicatessen (1991)
Army of Darkness (1993)
Dead Alive (aka Braindead) (1992)
Hard-Boiled (1992) (# 18)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Army of Darkness (1993) (aka Evil Dead 3)
Dazed and Confused (1993) (# 17)
Groundhog Day (1993)
True Romance (1993)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Clerks (1994) (# 29)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Reality Bites (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (# 10)
Friday (1995) (# 49)
The Kingdom (1995)
Se7en (1995)
Showgirls (1995) (# 36)
Tank Girl (1995)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Fargo (1996)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
Swingers (1996)
Walking and Talking (1996) (# 47)
Henry Fool (1997)
The Big Lebowski (1998) (# 34)
Ringu (1998, Jp.)
Rushmore (1998) (# 42)
Fight Club (1999)
Office Space (1999)
American Psycho (2000)
Baise-moi (2000, Fr.)
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Glitter (2001)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Ichi the Killer (2001, Jp.)
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
The Room (2003)
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Inland Empire (2006)
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)




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