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  • Titles in black are seen.
  • Titles in amber are seen but should be seen again.
  • Titles in red are not seen.
Total: 502  
Seen: 139 (27.7%)
See Again: 17 (3.4%)
Unseen: 346 (68.9%)

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500 Essential Cult Movies

Drama

 
1. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
2. Reefer Madness (1936)
3. The Dawn Patrol (1938)
4. The Lady Eve (1941)
5. Brief Encounter (1945)
6. The Lost Weekend (1945)
7. Black Narcissus (1947)
8. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
9. All About Eve (1950)
10. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
11. Glen Or Glenda (1953)
12. The Wild One (1953)
13. Blackboard Jungle (1955)
14. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
15. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
16. The Best of Everything (1959)
17. Lolita (1962)
18. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
19. Walk On the Wild Side (1962)
20. Contempt (1963)
21. The Servant (1963)
22. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
23. Marnie (1964)
24. The Naked Kiss (1964)
25. Rope of Love (1965)
26. Naked Under Leather (1968)
27. The Killing of Sister George (1968)
28. The Swimmer (1968)
29. Easy Rider (1969)
30. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
31. The Boys In the Band (1970)
32. Five Easy Pieces (1970)
33. The Beguiled (1971)
34. The Devils (1971)
35. Harold and Maude (1971)
36. Cisco Pike (1972)
37. Don't Look Now (1973)
38. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
39. Cockfighter (1974)
40. Going Places (1974)
41. Lenny (1974)
42. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
43. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
44. Taxi Driver (1976)
45. The Duellists (1977)
46. Martin (1977)
47. Tracks (1977)
48. Big Wednesday (1978)
49. Days of Heaven (1978)
50. Wise Blood (1979)
51. Carny (1980)
52. The Ninth Configuration (1980)
53. Mommie Dearest (1981)
54. The Outsiders (1983)
55. Breakin' (1984)
56. Love Streams (1984)
57. Paris, Texas (1984)
58. Come and See (1985)
59. Betty Blue (1986)
60. Salvador (1986)
61. Sid and Nancy (1986)
62. House of Games (1987)
63. Ghosts...Of the Civil Dead (1988)
64. Naked Tango (1990)
65. To Sleep With Anger (1990)
66. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
67. Light Sleeper (1992)
68. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)
69. Blue (1993)
70. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
71. Red (1994)
72. White (1994)
73. The Addiction (1995)
74. Kids (1995)
75. Showgirls (1995)
76. Funny Games (1997)
77. In the Company of Men (1997)
78. Rushmore (1998)
79. Almost Famous (2000)
80. Amores Perros (2000)
81. Das Experiment (2001)
82. Ghost World (2001)
83. Far From Heaven (2002)

Thriller

 
84. M (1931)
85. Mildred Pierce (1945)
86. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
87. D.O.A. (1950)
88. Panic In the Streets (1950)
89. Ace In the Hole (1951)
90. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
91. A Man Escaped (1956)
92. Vertigo (1958)
93. Viridiana (1961)
94. Cape Fear (1962)
95. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
96. Shock Corridor (1963)
97. The Hill (1965)
98. Repulsion (1965)
99. Blowup (1966)
100. Hells Angels On Wheels (1967)
101. Le Samourai (1967)
102. What Ever Happened To Aunt Alice? (1969)
103. The Spider's Stratagem (1970)
104. Dirty Harry (1971)
105. Duel (1971)
106. Play Misty For Me (1971)
107. Straw Dogs (1971)
108. They Might Be Giants (1971)
109. Deliverance (1972)
110. The Conversation (1974)
111. The Parallax View (1974)
112. The Day of the Locust (1975)
113. Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)
114. Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
115. Bad Timing (1980)
116. Dressed To Kill (1980)
117. Cutter's Way (1981)
118. Das Boot (1981)
119. Southern Comfort (1981)
120. Blood Simple (1984)
121. At Close Range (1986)
122. Manhunter (1986)
123. Angel Heart (1987)
124. Apartment Zero (1988)
125. 84 Charlie Mopic (1989)
126. La Femme Nikita (1990)
127. Wild At Heart (1990)
128. Boxing Helena (1993)
129. Baise-Moi (2000)
130. Memento (2000)
131. Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
132. Cache (2005)
133. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

Action

 
134. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
135. Yojimbo (1961)
136. Coogan's Bluff (1968)
137. Diabolik (1968)
138. Too Late the Hero (1970)
139. Shaft (1971)
140. Foxy Brown (1974)
141. Death Race 2000 (1975)
142. The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
143. Race With the Devil (1975)
144. Black Sunday (1977)
145. The Gauntlet (1977)
146. Mad Max (1979)
147. The Warriors (1979)
148. Clash of the Titans (1981)
149. Escape From New York (1981)
150. Knightriders (1981)
151. First Blood (1982)
152. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
153. Red Dawn (1984)
154. Subway (1985)
155. Big Trouble In Little China (1986)
156. The Killer (1989)
157. Darkman (1990)
158. Tremors (1990)
159. El Mariachi (1992)
160. Romper Stomper (1992)
161. True Romance (1993)
162. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
163. Taxi (1998)
164. Infernal Affairs (2002)
165. The Host (2006)

Sci-Fi

 
166. Metropolis (1927)
167. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
168. Orpheus (1950)
169. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
170. Godzilla (1954)
171. Forbidden Planet (1956)
172. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
173. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
174. The Fly (1958)
175. Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
176. X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
177. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
178. Alphaville (1965)
179. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
180. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
181. Barbarella (1968)
182. Planet of the Apes (1968)
183. The Andromeda Strain (1971)
184. The Omega Man (1971)
185. THX 1138 (1971)
186. Silent Running (1972)
187. The Thing With Two Heads (1972)
188. Westworld (1973)
189. Rollerball (1975)
190. Logan's Run (1976)
191. The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)
192. Demon Seed (1977)
193. Star Wars (1977)
194. Stalker (1979)
195. Altered States (1980)
196. Excalibur (1981)
197. Heavy Metal (1981)
198. Outland (1981)
199. Blade Runner (1982)
200. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
201. Liquid Sky (1982)
202. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
203. Tron (1982)
204. Videodrome (1983)
205. Dreamscape (1984)
206. Dune (1984)
207. Brazil (1985)
208. Vampire Hunter D (1985)
209. Labyrinth (1986)
210. Akira (1988)
211. The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey (1988)
212. They Live (1988)
213. Legend of the Overfiend (1989)
214. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
215. Delicatessen (1991)
216. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
217. Ghost In the Shell (1995)
218. Screamers (1995)
219. The Craft (1996)
220. Princess Mononoke (1997)
221. Pi (1998)
222. Unbreakable (2000)
223. Interstella 5555 (2003)
224. Night Watch (2004)
225. MirrorMask (2005)
226. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
227. Renaissance (2006)
228. A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Crime

 
229. Detour (1945)
230. Rope (1948)
231. The Prowler (1951)
232. The Narrow Margin (1952)
233. The Big Combo (1955)
234. Diabolique (1955)
235. The Phenix City Story (1955)
236. High School Confidential! (1958)
237. Touch of Evil (1958)
238. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
239. Breathless (1960)
240. Le Doulos (1962)
241. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
242. Tokyo Drifter (1966)
243. Point Blank (1967)
244. Honeymoon Killers (1969)
245. Bloody Mama (1970)
246. The Grissom Gang (1971)
247. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
248. The Harder They Come (1973)
249. Badlands (1973)
250. Dillinger (1973)
251. The Long Goodbye (1973)
252. The Mack (1973)
253. Mean Streets (1973)
254. Death Wish (1974)
255. The Night Porter (1974)
256. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
257. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
258. The American Friend (1977)
259. The Driver (1978)
260. The Long Good Friday (1980)
261. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
262. Alone In the Dark (1982)
263. Blue Velvet (1986)
264. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
265. Goodfellas (1990)
266. The Grifters (1990)
267. King of New York (1990)
268. Hard Boiled (1992)
269. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
270. Sonatine (1993)
271. The Last Seduction (1994)
272. The Professional (1994)
273. La Haine (1995)
274. The Usual Suspects (1995)
275. Bound (1996)
276. The Limey (1999)
277. Chopper (2000)
278. Oldboy (2003)
279. Brick (2005)
280. Tell No One (2006)

Horror

 
281. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
282. Nosferatu (1922)
283. Freaks (1932)
284. White Zombie (1932)
285. I Walked With a Zombie (1943)
286. Dead of Night (1945)
287. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
288. Night of the Demon (1957)
289. The Blob (1958)
290. Fiend Without a Face (1958)
291. I Bury the Living (1958)
292. A Bucket of Blood (1959)
293. Peeping Tom (1960)
294. Carnival of Souls (1962)
295. What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
296. Blood Feast (1963)
297. The Haunting (1963)
298. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964)
299. The Long Hair of Death (1964)
300. Kill, Baby...Kill! (1966)
301. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
302. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
303. Witchfinder General (1968)
304. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
305. Countess Dracula (1971)
306. The Last House On the Left (1972)
307. The Baby (1973)
308. The Death Wheelers (1973)
309. The Wicker Man (1973)
310. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
311. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
312. Jaws (1975)
313. Shivers (1975)
314. Shock Waves (1977)
315. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
316. Faces of Death (1978)
317. The Fury (1978)
318. Piranha (1978)
319. The Brood (1979)
320. The Driller Killer (1979)
321. Zombi 2 (1979)
322. Alligator (1980)
323. The Shining (1980)
324. An American Werewolf In London (1981)
325. Cannibal Ferox (1981)
326. The Evil Dead (1981)
327. Scanners (1981)
328. Basket Case (1982)
329. Q: The Winged Serpent (1982)
330. Tenebre (1982)
331. The Thing (1982)
332. The Hunger (1983)
333. The Keep (1983)
334. Razorback (1984)
335. Re-Animator (1985)
336. Gothic (1986)
337. The Hitcher (1986)
338. Vamp (1986)
339. Bad Taste (1987)
340. The Lost Boys (1987)
341. Near Dark (1987)
342. Child's Play (1988)
343. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)
344. Maniac Cop (1988)
345. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
346. Society (1989)
347. Army of Darkness (1992)
348. Cronos (1993)
349. Cemetery Man (1994)
350. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
351. Cube (1997)
352. Ringu (1998)
353. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
354. Battle Royale (2000)
355. Ginger Snaps (2000)
356. 28 Days Later (2002)
357. Dog Soldiers (2002)
358. Ju-On: The Grudge (2002)
359. Saw (2004)
360. Black Sheep (2006)

Comedy

 
361. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
362. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
363. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
364. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
365. Singin' In the Rain (1952)
366. The Ladykillers (1955)
367. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
368. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
369. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
370. The Loved One (1965)
371. Cul-De-Sac (1966)
372. Casino Royale (1967)
373. The Fearless Vampire Killers: Or, Pardon Me But Your Teeth Are In My Neck (1967)
374. The Producers (1968)
375. The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
376. The Twelve Chairs (1970)
377. 200 Motels (1971)
378. Bananas (1971)
379. Carnal Knowledge (1971)
380. Fritz the Cat (1972)
381. Pink Flamingos (1972)
382. Dark Star (1974)
383. Young Frankenstein (1974)
384. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
385. Up! (1976)
386. Slap Shot (1977)
387. The End (1978)
388. Goin' South (1978)
389. Cheech and Chong's Up In Smoke (1978)
390. Stardust Memories (1980)
391. The Cannonball Run (1981)
392. Polyester (1981)
393. Stripes (1981)
394. Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
395. A Christmas Story (1983)
396. Night of the Comet (1984)
397. Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)
398. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
399. The Toxic Avenger (1984)
400. Crimewave (1985)
401. Fletch (1985)
402. Fright Night (1985)
403. Down By Law (1986)
404. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
405. Something Wild (1986)
406. The Monster Squad (1987)
407. Withnail & I (1987)
408. Heathers (1989)
409. Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
410. Meet the Feebles (1989)
411. Quick Change (1990)
412. Shakes the Clown (1991)
413. Jamon Jamon (1992)
414. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
415. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
416. Clerks (1994)
417. Spanking the Monkey (1994)
418. Friday (1995)
419. Welcome To the Dollhouse (1995)
420. Bottle Rocket (1996)
421. The Big Lebowski (1998)
422. Happiness (1998)
423. Election (1999)
424. Mystery Men (1999)
425. Office Space (1999)
426. Best In Show (2000)
427. Together (2000)
428. 24 Hour Party People (2002)
429. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
430. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
431. Juno (2007)
432. In Bruges (2008)

Western

 
433. Johnny Guitar (1954)
434. The Searchers (1956)
435. Run of the Arrow (1957)
436. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
437. Cat Ballou (1965)
438. A Bullet For the General (1966)
439. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
440. Requiescant (1967)
441. The Great Silence (1968)
442. The Wild Bunch (1969)
443. Soldier Blue (1970)
444. The Hired Hand (1971)
445. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
446. Ulzana's Raid (1972)
447. High Plains Drifter (1973)
448. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
449. The Missouri Breaks (1976)
450. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
451. The Long Riders (1980)
452. Grim Prairie Tales: Hit the Trail... To Terror (1990)
453. Dead Man (1995)

Arty

 
454. Fantasia (1940)
455. Teaserama (1955)
456. La Jetee (1962)
457. What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)
458. The Trip (1967)
459. Week End (1967)
460. Flesh (1968)
461. Head (1968)
462. Performance (1970)
463. The Last Movie (1971)
464. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
465. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
466. Electra Glide In Blue (1973)
467. F For Fake (1973)
468. Barry Lyndon (1975)
469. Grey Gardens (1976)
470. Inserts (1974)
471. Salo, Or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
472. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
473. Eraserhead (1977)
474. The Last Waltz (1978)
475. Christiane F. - Wir Kinder Vom Bahnhof Zoo (1981)
476. The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
477. Diva (1981)
478. The Loveless (1982)
479. The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
480. Rumble Fish (1983)
481. Repo Man (1984)
482. Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (1985)
483. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989)
484. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
485. Prospero's Books (1991)
486. Man Bites Dog (1992)
487. Dazed and Confused (1993)
488. Crumb (1995)
489. When We Were Kings (1996)
490. Festen (1998)
491. The Idiots (1998)
492. Requiem For a Dream (2000)
493. Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)
494. Donnie Darko (2001)
495. Funny Ha Ha (2002)
496. Irreversible (2002)
497. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
498. Elephant (2003)
499. Touching the Void (2003)
500. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
501. Primer (2004)
502. Man On Wire (2008)