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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  • Primal Fear
  • A Short Film About Killing
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Trial
  • The Verdict
  • The Anderson Tapes
  • Badlands
  • Big Bad Mama
  • Black God, White Devil
  • Boxcar Bertha
  • The 4th Man
  • D.O.A.
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Gun Crazy
  • Idiot Box
  • The Italian Job
  • Jackie Brown
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
  • The Ladykillers
  • Mr Reliable
  • Mystery Train
  • Natural Born Killers
  • No Way Out
  • Out of Sight
  • Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
  • Point Blank
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Roxie Hart
  • Targets
  • The Thin Blue Line
  • The Thomas Crown Affair
  • The Wicked Lady
  • Caligula
  • The Crying Game
  • The Draughtsman's Contract
  • The Idiot
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Airport '77
  • Alive
  • Avalanche
  • Deep Impact
  • Earthquake
  • Submersion of Japan
  • The Omega Code
  • The Poseidon Adventure
  • The Quiet Earth
  • San Francisco
  • Titanic
  • The Towering Inferno
  • Twister
  • When Time Ran Out...
  • Red Beard
  • Awakenings
  • Britannia Hospital
  • M*A*S*H
  • The Men
  • Thank You, Life
  • Buena Vista Social Club
  • Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
  • Crumb
  • Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers
  • Girl Gone Bad
  • Hoop Dreams
  • The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter
  • Nanook of the North
  • Night Mail
  • Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations
  • Roger & Me
  • Shoah
  • Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey
  • Unzipped
  • Alfie
  • American Beauty
  • The Beguiled
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
  • The Conformist
  • Cutter's Way
  • Deliverance
  • The Devils
  • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
  • Fight Club
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • The Grifters
  • The Informer
  • Insomnia
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • The Locket
  • Nobody's Fool
  • Performance
  • Pixote
  • Queen Christina
  • The Servant
  • Suddenly, Last Summer
  • The Sum of Us
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Walkabout
  • A Woman Under the Influence