500 Essential Cult Films

The list is from the book by Jennifer Eiss. A lot of these have surpassed cult status, but it's a solid list of films.

  • All About Eve
  • Black Narcissus
  • Blackboard Jungle
  • Easy Rider
  • Harold and Maude
  • The Lost Weekend
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • The Outsiders
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Swimmer
  • Betty Blue
  • The Addiction
  • Almost Famous
  • Amores Perros
  • The Beguiled
  • The Best of Everything
  • Big Wednesday
  • The Boys in the Band
  • Breakin'
  • Brief Encounter
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Carny
  • Cisco Pike
  • Cockfighter
  • The Experiment
  • The Dawn Patrol
  • Days of Heaven
  • The Devils
  • Don't Look Now
  • The Duellists
  • Far from Heaven
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • Funny Games
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • Ghosts... of the Civil Dead
  • Ghost World
  • The Girl on a Motorcycle
  • Glen or Glenda
  • House of Games
  • Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte
  • Come and See
  • In the Company of Men
  • Kids
  • The Killing of Sister George
  • The Lady Eve
  • Contempt
  • Lenny
  • Going Places
  • Light Sleeper
  • Lolita
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • Love Streams
  • Marnie
  • Martin
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Mommie Dearest
  • Mudhoney
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • The Naked Kiss
  • Naked Tango
  • The Ninth Configuration
  • Paris, Texas
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Tell Your Children
  • Rushmore
  • Salvador
  • The Servant
  • Showgirls
  • Sid & Nancy
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Taxi Driver
  • Tracks
  • To Sleep with Anger
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Three Colors: White
  • Three Colors: Red
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Walk on the Wild Side
  • The Wild One
  • Wise Blood
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Blood Simple
  • Cape Fear
  • Deliverance
  • Dirty Harry
  • M
  • Memento
  • Mildred Pierce
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Straw Dogs
  • Vertigo
  • 84C MoPic
  • Ace in the Hole
  • Angel Heart
  • Apartment Zero
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • At Close Range
  • Bad Timing