The Rough Guide to Cult Movies

I purchased a copy of 2001 edition of The Rough Guide to Cult Movies (subtitle: The Good, the Bad, the Very Weird Indeed) 18 years ago, and ever since, it has been a trusted resource for discovering films that may be good, may be bad, but almost certainly are interesting in a way.

I decided to put all the films that got their own entry in the book into one list, to help me keep track of how many I have watched (and maybe to help other people find films of interest). In the notes, I will add the section in which the films were added.

Note: Charade, The Long Goodbye, Once Upon a Time in the West, and Pulp Fiction have entries in two sections each. Deep Throat, which has an entry in the X-rated section, is not on Letterboxd.

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  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Baise-moi
  • A Better Tomorrow
  • Becket
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • 48 Hrs.
  • Midnight Run
  • Animal House
  • The Odd Couple
  • Of Mice and Men
  • The Angry Red Planet
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • El Mariachi
  • Inner City
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Hollywood Shuffle
  • Permanent Vacation
  • Rat Pfink a Boo Boo
  • Starving Artists
  • Do You Believe in Angels?
  • The Devil and Miss Jones
  • The Fool
  • The Fountainhead
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • The Insider
  • Other People's Money
  • The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
  • The Marriage of Maria Braun
  • Modern Times
  • Tin Men
  • Wall Street
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • All About Eve
  • Bagdad Cafe
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • The Group
  • Muriel's Wedding
  • The Red Shoes
  • Shirley Valentine
  • The Women
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • The Circus
  • Circus of Horrors
  • Freaks
  • The Clowns
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • The Trouble with Girls
  • Animal Crackers
  • Annie Hall
  • The Apartment
  • A Shot in the Dark
  • Billy Liar
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Carry On Up the Khyber
  • The Castle
  • Chopper
  • Fletch
  • The Goodbye Girl
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • The Rules of the Game
  • Matinee
  • Life of Brian
  • The Music Box
  • My Little Chickadee
  • Ninotchka
  • Nurse Betty
  • Passport to Pimlico
  • Serial Mom
  • Sleeper
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Son of Paleface
  • The Strong Man
  • That Sinking Feeling
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • The Twelve Chairs
  • Two Way Stretch
  • The War of the Roses
  • Where’s Poppa?
  • Bullitt
  • Cop Land
  • Dirty Harry
  • Fargo
  • The French Connection
  • Fireworks
  • Heat
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Man on the Roof
  • The Onion Field
  • Police
  • Serpico
  • Stray Dog
  • The Accused
  • Adam's Rib
  • Anatomy of a Murder
  • ...And Justice for All
  • Close-Up
  • Inherit the Wind