The Exploitation List - or how I learned to stop worrying and love the sleaze.

See my Genre: Exploitation (100 Years: 1896-1995) list for 10,000+ exploitation films! I've also created a load of exploitation sub-genre lists (see below for links).

The wikipedia entry on Exploitation cinema is a bit hit and miss. Some films are nicely representative of their exploitation sub-genres whilst others are not, some are obscure but some are very mainstream, some sub-genres do not have any examples, some have too many, some sub-genres are of dubious authenticity (Mexican sex comedies seems a little specific) and others are missing entirely (Poliziotteschi and Macaroni for instance). I thought that what we need is a list... yes I know what you're thinking, just what Letterboxd needs, another list!

With this list I'm going to try…

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  • Tell Your Children
  • Mom and Dad
  • Wild Weed
  • Sex Madness
  • Marihuana
  • The Wild Angels
  • Hell's Angels '69
  • Hells Angels on Wheels
  • The Losers
  • The Born Losers
  • Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
  • Coffy
  • Super Fly
  • Shaft
  • Black Caesar
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • Cannibal Ferox
  • Man from Deep River
  • Slave of the Cannibal God
  • Cannibal Terror
  • Dead of Night
  • Shivers
  • Humongous
  • Deranged
  • The Changeling
  • Vanishing Point
  • Two-Lane Blacktop
  • Gone in 60 Seconds
  • Death Race 2000
  • Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
  • Shogun Assassin
  • Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice
  • Lady Snowblood
  • The Tale of Zatoichi
  • Quick-draw Okatsu
  • Blood and Black Lace
  • Deep Red
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
  • A Lizard in a Woman's Skin
  • Short Night of Glass Dolls
  • Mondo Cane
  • Africa: Blood and Guts
  • Faces of Death
  • Shocking Asia
  • Mondo Magic
  • Razorback
  • Piranha
  • Night of the Lepus
  • Alligator
  • The Swarm
  • Love Camp 7
  • Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS
  • The Beast in Heat
  • Gestapo's Last Orgy
  • SS Experiment Love Camp
  • Night of Fear
  • Wake in Fright
  • Stone
  • Turkey Shoot
  • Alvin Purple
  • The Last House on the Left
  • Day of the Woman
  • Ms .45
  • Thriller: A Cruel Picture
  • Lipstick
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  • Emmanuelle
  • Caligula
  • Scum of the Earth!
  • Flesh Gordon
  • A Bay of Blood
  • Black Christmas
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Maniac
  • The Burning
  • Starcrash
  • Contamination
  • Space Is the Place
  • Battle Beyond the Stars
  • Krull
  • Django
  • The Great Silence
  • The Big Gundown
  • A Bullet for the General
  • Day of Anger
  • Blood Feast
  • Bad Taste
  • Braindead
  • Street Trash
  • Re-Animator
  • 99 Women
  • The Big Doll House
  • The Big Bird Cage
  • The Concrete Jungle
  • Ilsa, the Mad Butcher
  • The Dragon Lives Again
  • Exit the Dragon, Enter the Tiger
  • My Name Called Bruce
  • Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave
  • The Clones of Bruce Lee