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 147 crime films in this list.

  • 13 Beloved
  • A History of Violence
  • A Serbian Film
  • Amateur
  • American Psycho
  • Anguish
  • Animal Factory
  • Antibodies
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Bad Boy Bubby
  • Bad Lieutenant
  • Badlands
  • Baise-moi
  • The Basketball Diaries
  • The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 1: Battles Without Honor and Humanity
  • Better Luck Tomorrow
  • The Big Bird Cage
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Bitch Slap
  • A Bittersweet Life
  • Black Caesar
  • Blue Velvet
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Boiler Room
  • The Boondock Saints
  • Boss Nigger
  • Bottle Rocket
  • Branded to Kill
  • Buffalo '66
  • Buffalo Soldiers
  • Bullet in the Head
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Chocolate
  • Class of 1984
  • Cleopatra Jones
  • Coffy
  • Cop Land
  • Danger: Diabolik
  • Darkman
  • Dead or Alive
  • Death Wish
  • Deranged
  • Desperado
  • The Devil's Rejects
  • Dobermann
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Dolemite
  • Demolition Man
  • The Doom Generation
  • The Driver
  • Drugstore Cowboy
  • Ed Gein
  • El Mariachi
  • Electra Glide in Blue
  • Elephant
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Falling Down
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  • Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion
  • Female Trouble
  • Four Lions
  • Four Rooms
  • Foxy Brown
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Fulltime Killer
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
  • Go
  • Hard Boiled
  • Hard Target
  • The Harder They Come
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • The Horseman
  • House of Wax
  • Ichi the Killer
  • Infernal Affairs
  • Iron Monkey
  • Irreversible
  • Kids
  • Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
  • Kill List
  • SPL: Kill Zone
  • The Killer
  • King of New York
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Kiss of the Dragon
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • Le Samouraï
  • Leon: The Professional
  • The Limey
  • The Machine Girl
  • Man Bites Dog
  • The Man from Hong Kong
  • The Man Who Wasn't There
  • Ms .45
  • Murder by Decree
  • Mystery Train
  • Naked Killer
  • Natural Born Killers
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Ninja Assassin