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 326 dramatic films in this list.

  • 13 Assassins
  • 13 Beloved
  • Eight Diagram Pole Fighter
  • A Boy and His Dog
  • A History of Violence
  • A Snake of June
  • A Tale of Two Sisters
  • Absolution
  • Afro Samurai
  • Altered States
  • Amateur
  • Mr. No Legs
  • American Beauty
  • American Psycho
  • Amores perros
  • Animal Factory
  • Antibodies
  • Antichrist
  • Art School Confidential
  • Ashes of Time
  • Audition
  • Azumi
  • Bad Boy Bubby
  • Bad Lieutenant
  • Badlands
  • Baise-moi
  • Barfly
  • The Basketball Diaries
  • Battle Royale
  • The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 1: Battles Without Honor and Humanity
  • Beat Girl
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Better Luck Tomorrow
  • Betty Blue
  • The Big Bird Cage
  • The Big Blue
  • The Big Doll House
  • Big Wednesday
  • Birth
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Bitch Slap
  • A Bittersweet Life
  • Black Caesar
  • Blade Runner
  • Blow Out
  • Blow-Up
  • Blue Velvet
  • Boiler Room
  • The Born Losers
  • Bottle Rocket
  • Branded to Kill
  • Brick
  • The Bride with White Hair
  • Broken Flowers
  • The Brothers Bloom
  • Buffalo '66
  • Buffalo Soldiers
  • Bullet in the Head
  • Bunraku
  • C.R.A.Z.Y.
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Caligula
  • Candyman
  • Castle Freak
  • Cat People
  • Cemetery Man
  • Chasing Amy
  • Casshern
  • Christmas Evil
  • Class of 1984
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Coffee and Cigarettes
  • Coffy
  • Combat Shock
  • Come and See
  • Cop Land
  • Cronos
  • Cruel Intentions
  • Crying Fist
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • Harlequin
  • Das Boot
  • The Experiment
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Dead or Alive
  • Dead Ringers
  • The Deadly Spawn
  • Death Game
  • Death Wish
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • The Devil's Rejects
  • The Devils
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Dogtooth
  • Donnie Darko
  • Don't Look Now
  • The Doom Generation
  • Dorm
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Dreamers