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 239 films in this list released in the 2000s.

  • 13 Beloved
  • 2001 Maniacs
  • The Deaths of Ian Stone
  • A History of Violence
  • A Snake of June
  • A Tale of Two Sisters
  • Adventureland
  • Afro Samurai
  • All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
  • Amélie
  • American Psycho
  • Amores perros
  • Animal Factory
  • Antibodies
  • Antichrist
  • Art School Confidential
  • Avalon
  • Azumi
  • Baise-moi
  • Battle League Horumo
  • Battle Royale
  • Battlefield Baseball
  • Beerfest
  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  • Best in Show
  • Better Luck Tomorrow
  • Big Man Japan
  • Birth
  • Bitch Slap
  • A Bittersweet Life
  • Black Dynamite
  • Black Sheep
  • Blood on the Flat Track: Rise of the Rat City Rollergirls
  • Blood: The Last Vampire
  • Boiler Room
  • Brick
  • Broken Flowers
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf
  • The Brothers Bloom
  • Bubba Ho-tep
  • Buffalo Soldiers
  • The Burrowers
  • C.R.A.Z.Y.
  • Cabin Fever
  • The Calamari Wrestler
  • The Cell
  • Casshern
  • Cherry Falls
  • Chocolate
  • Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV
  • The City of Violence
  • Coffee and Cigarettes
  • The Collector
  • Crying Fist
  • Dagon
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • Dark Water
  • The Experiment
  • Dead & Breakfast
  • Dead Birds
  • Dead Hooker in a Trunk
  • Dead Snow
  • Deadgirl
  • Death Note
  • Death Proof
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • The Devil's Rejects
  • Dig!
  • District B13
  • Dog Soldiers
  • Dogtooth
  • Donnie Darko
  • Dorm
  • The Dreamers
  • Dumplings
  • Eagle vs Shark
  • Ed Gein
  • Elephant
  • Elvira's Haunted Hills
  • End of the Line
  • Enter... Zombie King!
  • Equilibrium
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Evil Aliens
  • Exterminator City
  • The Eye
  • The Fall
  • Fanboys
  • Fat Girl
  • Fearless
  • Feast
  • Fido
  • Fish Story
  • Four Eyed Monsters
  • Frankenfish
  • Freddy Got Fingered
  • Frontier(s)
  • Fulltime Killer
  • Funny Ha Ha
  • Garden State