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 97 thrillers in this list released in the 2000s.

  • 13 Beloved
  • The Deaths of Ian Stone
  • A History of Violence
  • A Snake of June
  • All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
  • American Psycho
  • Amores perros
  • Antibodies
  • Antichrist
  • Azumi
  • Baise-moi
  • Battle Royale
  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  • Birth
  • Bitch Slap
  • Blood: The Last Vampire
  • Boiler Room
  • Bubba Ho-tep
  • Buffalo Soldiers
  • The Cell
  • Cherry Falls
  • The City of Violence
  • The Collector
  • Dagon
  • Dark Water
  • The Experiment
  • Dead Birds
  • Deadgirl
  • Death Note
  • Death Proof
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • District B13
  • Dog Soldiers
  • Dorm
  • Ed Gein
  • End of the Line
  • Equilibrium
  • Feast
  • Frankenfish
  • Frontier(s)
  • Fulltime Killer
  • Gentlemen Broncos
  • Godzilla: Final Wars
  • Grindhouse
  • Gun Crazy: Episode 1: A Woman from Nowhere
  • The Hamiltons
  • He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • The Horseman
  • Infernal Affairs
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Irreversible
  • SPL: Kill Zone
  • Kiss of the Dragon
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  • Lake Mungo
  • The Machine Girl
  • The Machinist
  • Martyrs
  • Memento
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Naked Weapon
  • Night Watch
  • Ninja Assassin
  • Nurse Betty
  • Oldboy
  • Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior
  • Orphan
  • The Orphanage
  • Pitch Black
  • The Poughkeepsie Tapes
  • Primer
  • Princess
  • [REC]²
  • Re-cycle
  • Right at Your Door
  • Rogue
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Series 7: The Contenders
  • The Signal
  • Smokin' Aces
  • Southland Tales
  • Spider
  • Suicide Club
  • Sukiyaki Western Django
  • High Tension
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
  • Tattoo
  • Thirst
  • Trick 'r Treat
  • Unborn Sins
  • Vulgar
  • The Wave
  • The Way of the Gun
  • Wrong Turn
  • Yo-Yo Girl Cop
  • Death Bell