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 30 music films in this list.

  • The Blues Brothers
  • Cannibal! The Musical
  • The Decline of Western Civilization
  • The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
  • Dig!
  • Empire Records
  • Fish Story
  • Hairspray
  • The Happiness of the Katakuris
  • The Harder They Come
  • Head
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Lo
  • Meet the Feebles
  • Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
  • The Nutcracker in 3D
  • Phantom of the Paradise
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera
  • Rock 'n' Roll High School
  • Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Sid & Nancy
  • SLC Punk
  • Stunt Rock
  • Suburbia
  • Thank God It's Friday
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Trick or Treat
  • The Wicker Man
  • Yellow Submarine