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 31 animated films in this list.

  • Afro Samurai
  • Akira
  • Big Man Japan
  • Blood: The Last Vampire
  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
  • Fantastic Planet
  • The Flight of Dragons
  • Fritz the Cat
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Little Otik
  • Memories
  • Metropolis
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Ninja Scroll
  • Patlabor: The Movie
  • Perfect Blue
  • Pom Poko
  • Porco Rosso
  • Princess
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Renaissance
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Spriggan
  • Steamboy
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend
  • Vampire Hunter D
  • Royal Space Force - The Wings Of Honneamise
  • Yellow Submarine