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 19 historical films in this list.

  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf
  • Caligula
  • Cannibal! The Musical
  • Come and See
  • Das Boot
  • The Devils
  • Ed Wood
  • The Elephant Man
  • Ip Man
  • Mark of the Devil
  • Men Behind the Sun
  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • Salvador
  • Serpico
  • Southern Comfort
  • SS Girls
  • Witchfinder General