Here we go again . . .

Thanks to Jen Speaks via Mysterium Tremendum comes the latest how-many-of-these-great-thingies-have-you-seen-heard-or-read lists: Entertainment Weekly’s top 50 cult films (50 being defined as 61 for some reason). How many have you seen? Mine are bolded:

  1. This Is Spinal Tap
  2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  3. Freaks
  4. Harold And Maude
  5. Pink Flamingos
  6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  7. Repo Man
  8. Scarface
  9. Blade Runner
  10. The Shawshank Redemption
  11. Five Deadly Venoms
  12. Plan 9 From Outer Space
  13. Brazil
  14. Eraserhead
  15. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  16. The Warriors
  17. Dazed And Confused
  18. Hard-Boiled
  19. Evil Dead II
  20. The Mack
  21. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
  22. Un Chien Andalou
  23. Akira
  24. The Toxic Avenger
  25. Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
  26. Stranger Than Paradise
  27. Dawn Of The Dead
  28. The Wiz
  29. Clerks
  30. The Harder They Come
  31. Slap Shot
  32. Re-Animator
  33. Grey Gardens
  34. The Big Lebowski
  35. Withnail and I
  36. Showgirls
  37. A Bucket Of Bood
  38. They Live
  39. The Best Of Everything
  40. Barbarella
  41. Heathers
  42. Rushmore
  43. The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension
  44. Love Streams
  45. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
  46. Aguirre, The Wrath of God
  47. Walking And Talking Nicole Holofcener
  48. The Decline Of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years
  49. Friday
  50. Faces of Death, Vol. 1
  51. Monty Pyton and the Holy Grail
  52. A Clockwork Orange
  53. Mommie Dearest
  54. The Princess Bride
  55. Swingers
  56. UHF
  57. Valley of the Dolls
  58. Fight Club
  59. Dead Alive (aka Braindead)
  60. Better Off Dead
  61. Donnie Darko

My score: 18/61, pretty respectable when you consider that cult film is one of those areas I haven’t really delved too deeply into.

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