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 304 thrillers in this list.

  • Twelve Monkeys
  • 13 Beloved
  • The Deaths of Ian Stone
  • A History of Violence
  • A Serbian Film
  • A Snake of June
  • Absolution
  • Alice Sweet Alice
  • All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
  • All the Colors of the Dark
  • Alligator
  • Alone in the Dark
  • Altered States
  • Amateur
  • The Ambulance
  • American Mary
  • American Psycho
  • Amores perros
  • And Soon the Darkness
  • Anguish
  • Antibodies
  • Antichrist
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Audition
  • Azumi
  • Baba Yaga
  • Rape Me
  • Battle Royale
  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  • The Bermuda Depths
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
  • Birth
  • Bitch Slap
  • Black Christmas
  • Blade Runner
  • Blood and Black Lace
  • The Blood on Satan's Claw
  • Blood: The Last Vampire
  • Blow Out
  • Blue Sunshine
  • Blow-Up
  • Blue Velvet
  • Boiler Room
  • The Boondock Saints
  • The Brood
  • Bubba Ho-tep
  • Buffalo Soldiers
  • Bullet in the Head
  • Bunraku
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Candyman
  • Castle Freak
  • Cat People
  • The Cell
  • Cherry Falls
  • The City of Violence
  • City on Fire
  • Class of 1984
  • Class of 1999
  • Cleopatra Jones
  • Coffy
  • The Collector
  • Combat Shock
  • The Crazies
  • Critters
  • Cronos
  • The Crow
  • Cruel Intentions
  • Cube
  • Dagon
  • Dark Water
  • The Experiment
  • Daughters of Darkness
  • Dead Birds
  • Dead or Alive
  • Dead Ringers
  • The Dead Zone
  • Deadgirl
  • Deadly Prey
  • Death Game
  • Death Note
  • Death Proof
  • Death Wish
  • Deep Red
  • Delirium
  • Dementia 13
  • Deranged
  • Desperado
  • Destroy All Monsters
  • The Devil Within Her
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • District B13
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Dog Soldiers
  • Don't Look Now
  • Don't Open Till Christmas
  • Dorm
  • The Dorm That Dripped Blood
  • The Driver
  • Dust Devil