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 257 action films in this list.

  • 13 Assassins
  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
  • The Five Venoms
  • Eight Diagram Pole Fighter
  • A Chinese Ghost Story
  • Action U.S.A.
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Afro Samurai
  • Mr. No Legs
  • The Ambulance
  • The Arena
  • Ashes of Time
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Avalon
  • Azumi
  • Bad Taste
  • The Battle Wizard
  • The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 1: Battles Without Honor and Humanity
  • The Big Bird Cage
  • The Big Doll House
  • Big Man Japan
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Bitch Slap
  • A Bittersweet Life
  • Black Belt Jones
  • Black Caesar
  • Black Dynamite
  • Bloodsport
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight
  • The Boondock Saints
  • The Born Losers
  • Boss Nigger
  • The Boxer's Omen
  • Branded to Kill
  • The Bride with White Hair
  • 1990: The Bronx Warriors
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf
  • Bunraku
  • The Burrowers
  • Challenge of the Tiger
  • Chocolate
  • The City of Violence
  • City on Fire
  • Class of 1984
  • Cleopatra Jones
  • The Clones of Bruce Lee
  • Coffy
  • Cop Land
  • The Crazies
  • The Crippled Masters
  • Critters
  • The Crow
  • Danger: Diabolik
  • Darkman
  • Das Boot
  • Dead or Alive
  • The Dragon Lives Again
  • Deadly Prey
  • Death Proof
  • Death Race 2000
  • Death Wish
  • Desperado
  • Destroy All Monsters
  • The Devil's Sword
  • District B13
  • Dobermann
  • Dog Soldiers
  • Dolemite
  • Demolition Man
  • The Doom Generation
  • Drive
  • The Driver
  • Drunken Master
  • Eastern Condors
  • Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster
  • El Mariachi
  • Robbery of the Mummies of Guanajuato
  • El Topo
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Equilibrium
  • Escape from New York
  • Escape from the Bronx
  • eXistenZ
  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
  • Fair Game
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  • Fearless
  • Feast
  • Five Fingers of Death
  • The Flying Guillotine
  • For Y'ur Height Only
  • Foxy Brown
  • Frankenfish
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Frontier(s)
  • Fulltime Killer
  • Gamera
  • Gentlemen Broncos
  • Ghetto Blaster