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 20 war films in this list.

  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Buffalo Soldiers
  • Combat Shock
  • Come and See
  • Das Boot
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Duellists
  • Eastern Condors
  • Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS
  • The Inglorious Bastards
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Johnny Got His Gun
  • Men Behind the Sun
  • Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
  • P.O.W. The Escape
  • Red Dawn
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • Shock Waves
  • SS Girls
  • Threads