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.

  • Liquid Sky
  • Logan's Run
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
  • Metropolis
  • MirrorMask
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Night Watch
  • The Omega Man
  • Orpheus
  • Outland
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • Renaissance
  • Rollerball
  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
  • Screamers
  • Silent Running
  • Stalker
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • They Live
  • The Thing with Two Heads
  • THX 1138
  • Tron
  • Unbreakable
  • Westworld
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Badlands
  • Blue Velvet
  • Death Wish
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Hard Boiled
  • The Harder They Come
  • The Mack
  • Point Blank
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Touch of Evil
  • Breathless
  • Alone in the Dark
  • Anatomy of a Murder
  • The Big Combo
  • Bloody Mama
  • Bound
  • Brick
  • Chopper
  • The American Friend
  • Detour
  • Dillinger
  • The Driver
  • Drugstore Cowboy
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  • GoodFellas
  • The Grifters
  • The Grissom Gang
  • High School Confidential!
  • The Honeymoon Killers
  • The Night Porter
  • King of New York
  • La Haine
  • The Last Seduction
  • Le Doulos
  • Léon: The Professional
  • Diabolique
  • The Limey
  • The Long Goodbye
  • The Long Good Friday
  • Mean Streets
  • The Narrow Margin
  • Tell No One
  • Oldboy
  • The Phenix City Story
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • The Prowler
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Rope
  • Sonatine
  • Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
  • Tokyo Drifter
  • The Usual Suspects
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • The Evil Dead
  • The Haunting
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Night of the Demon
  • Ringu
  • The Shining
  • The Thing
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • The Wicker Man
  • 28 Days Later
  • Alligator
  • Army of Darkness
  • The Baby
  • Bad Taste
  • Basket Case
  • Battle Royale
  • Black Sheep
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The Blob