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 187 science fiction films in this list.

  • Twelve Monkeys
  • A Boy and His Dog
  • Akira
  • Alligator
  • Altered States
  • Amazon Women on the Moon
  • Arena
  • At the Earth's Core
  • Avalon
  • Bad Taste
  • Barbarella
  • Battle League Horumo
  • The Bermuda Depths
  • Birdemic: Shock and Terror
  • Blade Runner
  • The Blob
  • Blood: The Last Vampire
  • Bloody Birthday
  • Body Melt
  • The Borrower
  • Brazil
  • The Bride with White Hair
  • 1990: The Bronx Warriors
  • The Brood
  • The Cell
  • Casshern
  • Chopping Mall
  • C.H.U.D.
  • The City of Lost Children
  • Class of 1999
  • Class of Nuke 'Em High
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Clones of Bruce Lee
  • Critters
  • Cube
  • The Curious Dr. Humpp
  • Dark City
  • Dark Star
  • Darkman
  • The Dead Zone
  • The Deadly Spawn
  • Death Race 2000
  • Delicatessen
  • Destroy All Monsters
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • District B13
  • Demolition Man
  • Drive
  • Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster
  • Robbery of the Mummies of Guanajuato
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
  • Equilibrium
  • Eraserhead
  • Escape from New York
  • Escape from the Bronx
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Evil Aliens
  • eXistenZ
  • Exterminator City
  • The Face of Another
  • Fantastic Planet
  • Fiend Without a Face
  • Flesh Gordon
  • The Fly
  • The Fly
  • Frankenfish
  • From Beyond
  • Gamera
  • Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Food of the Gods II
  • Godzilla
  • Godzilla: Final Wars
  • Godzilla vs. Gigan
  • Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman
  • Hardware
  • Hawk the Slayer
  • Hell Comes to Frogtown
  • The Heroic Trio
  • The Hidden
  • The Host
  • Humanoids from the Deep
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
  • Kamikaze Girls
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • The Land That Time Forgot
  • The Visitors
  • The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
  • Liquid Sky
  • Little Otik
  • Logan's Run
  • Mad Max
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Masters of the Universe
  • The Matrix
  • Maximum Overdrive
  • Memories