500 Essential Cult Movies

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502 films

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Liste basée sur le livre de Jennifer Eiss.

001-010 : Drama - Top 10
011-083 : Drama - Best of the Rest
084-093 : Thrillers - Top 10
094-133 : Thrillers - Best of the Rest
134-143 : Action - Top 10
144-165 : Action - Best of the Rest
166-175 : Visionary Universes - Top 10
176-228 : Visionary Universes - Best of the Rest
229-238 : Criminal - Top 10
239-280 : Criminal - Best of the Rest
281-290 : Horror - Top 10
291-360 : Horror - Best of the Rest
361-370 : Humor - Top 10
371-432 : Humor - Best of the Rest
433-442 : Westerns - Top 10
443-453 : Westerns - Best of the Rest
454-463 : Experimental - Top 10
464-502 : Experimental - Best of the Rest

Source : http://www.listal.com/list/500-essential-cult-movies

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  • 1

    Ève... (1950)

    All About Eve

    2 h 18 min. Sortie : . Drame.

    Film de Joseph L. Mankiewicz avec Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders

    Drama - Top 10

    There is so much going on under the surface, so many lines taut with subtextual meaning; if Touch of Evil is about the evil that men do, then this film is its foil, covering the evil that women do and the underhand, elegant ways in which they do it.
  • 2

    Le Narcisse noir (1947)

    Black Narcissus

    1 h 41 min. Sortie : . Drame.

    Film de Michael Powell et Emeric Pressburger avec Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar

    Amidst stunning set pieces and the expected witty script, powerhouse directing/writing/producing team Powell and Pressburger brings us a mystical, exotic tale, which Powell considered the most erotic film he'd ever made. And it's true; considering the film is about a bunch of nuns on a religious mission, there's a surprising amount of sexuality simmering beneath the surface.
  • 3

    Graine de violence (1955)

    Blackboard Jungle

    1 h 41 min. Sortie : . Drame.

    Film de Richard Brooks avec Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern

    Blackboard Jungle is the original "crusading teacher against cynical and usually violent students" film. It reflected a new era in the fifties when kids were becoming more independent and less likely to honor their parents, which scared the hell out of the Depression generation. It's no less relevant today; in fact, one could call this film prescient, tapping into a zeitgesit of teenager fear that's only gotten worse in the fifty-plus years since it was made.
  • 4

    Easy Rider (1969)

    1 h 35 min. Sortie : . Road movie.

    Film de Dennis Hopper avec Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

    Easy Rider is often credited with beginning the New Hollywood era of filmmaking, in which a younger, hipper generation invaded the film industry and used Hollywood money to make films about gritty, realistic, and anti-establishment themes that were previously regulated to the independent stream. But beyond its importance to the Hollywood establishment, this film is just a great movie.
  • 5

    Harold et Maude (1971)

    Harold and Maude

    1 h 31 min. Sortie : . Comédie, drame et romance.

    Film de Hal Ashby avec Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles

    Harold and Mause is the ultimate unlikely relationship film, a seriously dark black comedy that also happens to be heartwarming and romantic. The film did badly on its release, both financially and with critics; despite this it's a clear product of its era, documenting the clash of an older WWI and WWII survival generation with aimless, Vietnam-bred children and grandchildren.
  • 6

    Le Poison (1945)

    The Lost Weekend

    1 h 41 min. Sortie : . Drame et film noir.

    Film de Billy Wilder avec Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry

    The Lost Weekend won four Oscars, all well deserved; this film is not an easy film to watch, probably because of its gritty, relentlessly truthful portrayal of alcoholism. This is harrowing and surprisingly modern filmmaking: brave, honest, and ugly.
  • 7

    Vol au-dessus d'un nid de coucou (1975)

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    2 h 13 min. Sortie : . Drame et comédie dramatique.

    Film de Miloš Forman avec Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, based on the novel by Ken Kesey, is inspired by Kesey's time working in an actual mental ward and is a damning indictment of the treatment of mental patients; in fact, it goes so far as to criticize the presribed nature of mental ilness itself, implying that such a designation is reserved for society's misfits rather than those truly chemically imbalanced. The superior acting and up-close-and-personal directing style only serve to carry this point home on the back of a heartbreaking and beautiful story.
  • 8

    Outsiders (1983)

    The Outsiders

    1 h 54 min. Sortie : . Drame.

    Film de Francis Ford Coppola avec C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio

    The Outsiders covers the gamut of young adult themes: growing up too fast and not fast enough at the same time; the injustice of being judged on things you have no control over; and the seeming futility of wanting to change yourself and the world. It's the complete lack of condescension in treating these themes that has made the film so popular not only with teenagers in 1983 but today as well. The story has a timelessness about it, a universal relevance; Coppola once again showed his talent by leaving the heart of the story unchanged. And by casting lots of pretty young men!
  • 9

    Les Évadés (1994)

    The Shawshank Redemption

    2 h 22 min. Sortie : . Drame.

    Film de Frank Darabont avec Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton

    In their performances Robbins and Freeman just exude dignity and quiet intensity, as if they drank too much of it the night before and are sweating it out through their pores during each take. But that they shine so brightly is due to their relationship and the story as a whole being so expertly crafted- though the film could very well cross the line into melodrama or sentimentality, the two leads and their bevy of funny and tragic friends keep everything firmly in drama territory.
  • 10

    Le Plongeon (1968)

    The Swimmer

    1 h 35 min. Sortie : . Drame.

    Film de Sydney Pollack et Frank Perry avec Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule

    Burt Lancaster (as Ned Merril, titular main character) delivers the poetic script with solemnity, his vulnerable character clad only in a pair of swimming shorts and his heart upon his metaphorical sleeve. What's most fascinating is the lack of a sense of time- one can easily imagine Ned time-traveling as he slips into the icy blue waters of each pool until he arrives home again at an unspecified future date.
  • 11

    37°2 le matin (1986)

    3 h 05 min. Sortie : . Drame.

    Film de Jean-Jacques Beineix avec Béatrice Dalle, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Gérard Darmon

    Drama - Best of the Rest
  • 12

    The Addiction (1995)

    1 h 24 min. Sortie : . Drame, Épouvante-horreur et fantastique.

    Film de Abel Ferrara avec Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra

  • 13

    Presque célèbre (2000)

    Almost Famous

    2 h 02 min. Sortie : . Comédie dramatique et musique.

    Film de Cameron Crowe avec Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Frances McDormand

  • 14

    Amours chiennes (2000)

    Amores perros

    2 h 33 min. Sortie : . Drame et thriller.

    Film de Alejandro González Inárritu avec Emilio Echevarria, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Bauche

  • 15

    Les Proies (1971)

    The Beguiled

    1 h 45 min. Sortie : . Drame, thriller et guerre.

    Film de Don Siegel avec Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman

  • 16

    Rien n'est trop beau (1959)

    The Best of Everything

    2 h 01 min. Sortie : . Comédie dramatique.

    Film de Jean Negulesco avec Martha Hyer, Diane Baker, Brian Aherne

  • 17

    Graffiti Party (1978)

    Big Wednesday

    2 h. Sortie : . Comédie dramatique.

    Film de John Milius avec Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey

  • 18

    Les Garçons de la bande (1970)

    The Boys in the Band

    1 h 48 min. Sortie : . Drame.

    Film de William Friedkin avec Kenneth Nelson, Frederick Combs, Cliff Gorman

  • 19

    Break Street 84 (1984)


    1 h 30 min. Sortie : . Musique, drame, comédie, comédie musicale et romance.

    Film de Joel Silberg avec Michael Chambers, Lucinda Dickey et Adolfo Quiñones

  • 20

    Brève rencontre (1945)

    Brief Encounter

    1 h 26 min. Sortie : . Drame et romance.

    Film de David Lean avec Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway

  • 21

    Apportez-moi la tête d'Alfredo Garcia (1974)

    Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia

    1 h 52 min. Sortie : . Thriller et policier.

    Film de Sam Peckinpah avec Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber

  • 22

    Le Cuirassé Potemkine (1925)

    Bronenosets Potemkin

    1 h 15 min. Sortie : . Muet, drame et historique.

    Film de Sergueï Eisenstein avec Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barsky, Grigori Alexandrov

  • 23

    Carny (1980)

    1 h 47 min. Sortie : . Drame.

    Film de Robert Kaylor avec Gary Busey, Jodie Foster, Robbie Robertson

  • 24

    Cisco Pike (1972)

    1 h 35 min. Sortie : . Drame.

    Film de Bill L. Norton avec Kris Kristofferson, Karen Black, Gene Hackman

  • 25

    Cockfighter (1974)

    1 h 23 min. Sortie : août 1974. Aventure et comédie dramatique.

    Film de Monte Hellman avec Laurie Bird, Troy Donahue, Millie Perkins

  • 26

    L'Expérience (2001)

    Das Experiment

    2 h. Sortie : . Drame et thriller.

    Film de Oliver Hirschbiegel avec Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski

  • 27

    La Patrouille de l'aube (1938)

    The Dawn Patrol

    1 h 43 min. Sortie : . Guerre.

    Film de Edmund Goulding avec Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven

  • 28

    Les Moissons du ciel (1978)

    Days of Heaven

    1 h 34 min. Sortie : . Drame et romance.

    Film de Terrence Malick avec Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard

  • 29

    Les Diables (1971)

    The Devils

    1 h 51 min. Sortie : . Biopic et historique.

    Film de Ken Russell avec Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton

  • 30

    Ne vous retournez pas (1973)

    Don't Look Now

    1 h 50 min. Sortie : . Drame, thriller et Épouvante-horreur.

    Film de Nicolas Roeg avec Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason