101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

The same editors who produce the yearly 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Books have also created six companion books to go with them. They concentrate on six genres - Action, Cult, Gangster, Horror, Sci-fi, and War. They are named 101 [one of the six genres] Movies You Must See Before You Die.

These are not completely separate lists of movies, though. Of the 607 total movies (Action has 102 entries) 261 of them also appear in the main 1,001 Movies list. That leaves 346 entries that are unique to these genre books.

The list below are the 101 Cult movies. If you go into List view it will tell you which of these films is also on…

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  • Un chien andalou
  • Tell Your Children
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • Out of the Past
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • The Blob
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • Jazz on a Summer's Day
  • The Servant
  • Shock Corridor
  • Band of Outsiders
  • Scorpio Rising
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  • Blow-Up
  • Chelsea Girls
  • Persona
  • Barbarella
  • Les idoles
  • Easy Rider
  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
  • El Topo
  • Le Boucher
  • The Lickerish Quartet
  • Performance
  • Harold and Maude
  • Two-Lane Blacktop
  • Vampyros Lesbos
  • Vanishing Point
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • The Harder They Come
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Super Fly
  • Sisters
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • The Night Porter
  • Phantom of the Paradise
  • Grey Gardens
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Sholay
  • Tommy
  • The Last Wave
  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
  • I Spit on Your Grave
  • The Wiz
  • Dracula's Dog
  • Mad Max
  • Life of Brian
  • The Warriors
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Ms .45
  • Time Bandits
  • Basket Case
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • Wild Style
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • The Toxic Avenger
  • Blue Velvet
  • The Hitcher
  • Manhunter
  • Withnail & I
  • Amazon Women on the Moon
  • Barfly
  • The Princess Bride
  • Wings of Desire
  • The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
  • Hairspray
  • Alice
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • Heathers
  • Mystery Train
  • Frankenhooker
  • Barton Fink
  • Braindead
  • Dazed and Confused
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • Clerks
  • Shallow Grave
  • The City of Lost Children
  • La Haine
  • Showgirls
  • Crash
  • Twilight of the Ice Nymphs
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Buffalo '66
  • The Dinner Game
  • Run Lola Run
  • Rushmore
  • Office Space
  • Battle Royale
  • Memento
  • Donnie Darko
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Ichi the Killer
  • The Room
  • Kamikaze Girls
  • Napoleon Dynamite