Mad, Bad and Downright Strange - A 1001 Cult and Obscure Movies

Hi there and first off let me start by welcoming you to this blogging collaboration, whose purpose is to not only provide a 1001 film introduction to what is possibly some of the most fun, let alone as the title of this blog states Mad, Bad and Downright Strange cinema that currently lurks out there to be enjoyed by those not afraid to wander away from the well trodden path of the cinema mainstream.

Meanwhile for those already familiar with these movies, we hope to have provided a viewing challenge similar to the one set by the book “1001 Movies to See Before You Die”, which inturn provided the original catalyst for this project. For the publishers of that weighty…

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There are 221 films in this list released in the 1970s.

  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
  • The Five Venoms
  • A Boy and His Dog
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes
  • Absolution
  • Alice Sweet Alice
  • All the Colors of the Dark
  • Alucarda
  • Mr. No Legs
  • And Soon the Darkness
  • The Arena
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • At the Earth's Core
  • Baba Yaga
  • Badlands
  • The Battle Wizard
  • The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 1: Battles Without Honor and Humanity
  • The Beast
  • The Bermuda Depths
  • The Big Bird Cage
  • The Big Doll House
  • Big Wednesday
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
  • Black Belt Jones
  • Black Caesar
  • Black Christmas
  • Blazing Saddles
  • The Blood on Satan's Claw
  • Bloodthirsty Butchers
  • Blue Sunshine
  • Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight
  • Boss Nigger
  • The Brood
  • Caligula
  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
  • Cathy's Curse
  • Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
  • Cleopatra Jones
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Coffy
  • House of Mortal Sin
  • The Crazies
  • The Crippled Masters
  • Dark Star
  • Daughters of Darkness
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Dead of Night
  • The Dragon Lives Again
  • Death Game
  • Death Race 2000
  • Death Wish
  • Deep Red
  • Delirium
  • Deranged
  • Devil Times Five
  • The Devil Within Her
  • The Devils
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Dolemite
  • Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
  • Don't Look Now
  • The Driller Killer
  • The Driver
  • Drunken Master
  • The Duellists
  • Robbery of the Mummies of Guanajuato
  • El Topo
  • Electra Glide in Blue
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Eraserhead
  • Even Dwarfs Started Small
  • The Exorcist
  • Faces of Death
  • Fantastic Planet
  • Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion
  • Female Trouble
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • Five Fingers of Death
  • The Flesh and Blood Show
  • Flesh for Frankenstein
  • Flesh Gordon
  • The Flying Guillotine
  • Foxy Brown
  • Fright
  • Frightmare
  • Fritz the Cat
  • Frogs
  • The Fury of the Wolf Man
  • Gargoyles
  • Godzilla vs. Gigan
  • The Guy From Harlem
  • Halloween
  • The Harder They Come
  • Harold and Maude
  • Hell Up In Harlem
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • Hollywood Boulevard
  • The Holy Mountain
  • Horror Express
  • Horror Rises from the Tomb