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 115 fantasy films in this list.

  • A Chinese Ghost Story
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Afro Samurai
  • Altered States
  • Army of Darkness
  • At the Earth's Core
  • Battle League Horumo
  • Being John Malkovich
  • The Bermuda Depths
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Blood: The Last Vampire
  • The Bride with White Hair
  • Bubba Ho-tep
  • Cemetery Man
  • The City of Lost Children
  • Clash of the Titans
  • The Company of Wolves
  • The Crow
  • Dagon
  • The Dark Crystal
  • Harlequin
  • The Dragon Lives Again
  • Death Note
  • Delicatessen
  • The Devil's Sword
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • Dogma
  • Dolls
  • Donnie Darko
  • Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster
  • The Witch's Mirror
  • Robbery of the Mummies of Guanajuato
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
  • Eraserhead
  • Evil Dead II
  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
  • The Fall
  • Fando and Lis
  • Fantastic Planet
  • The Flight of Dragons
  • Four Eyed Monsters
  • From Beyond
  • Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris
  • Gargoyles
  • Godzilla: Final Wars
  • The Gorgon
  • Gremlins
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Hawk the Slayer
  • Head
  • Heavenly Creatures
  • Hercules in the Haunted World
  • The Heroic Trio
  • Highlander
  • House
  • Ink
  • Jack Frost
  • Jason and the Argonauts
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Krull
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • Labyrinth
  • The Land That Time Forgot
  • Legend
  • The Visitors
  • Little Otik
  • Master of the Flying Guillotine
  • Masters of the Universe
  • Memories
  • The Mighty Peking Man
  • Mimic
  • Mirrormask
  • The Monster Squad
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mothra
  • Night Watch
  • Nightbreed
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Ninja Scroll
  • The Nutcracker: The Untold Story
  • One Million Years B.C.
  • Phantom of the Paradise
  • Pom Poko
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Pulgasari
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Q
  • Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
  • Re-cycle
  • The Refrigerator
  • The Return of Captain Invincible
  • Return to Oz
  • Rubber
  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
  • Santa Sangre
  • Sars Wars: Bangkok Zombie Crisis
  • Scorpio Rising
  • Starcrash
  • Steamboy