Ernest Mathijs' Essential Cult Films

The ultimate list of Cult Films as decided by cult film theorist and historian Ernest Mathijs. His Cult Film class at UBC, in which I received this list, was rated as one of the most fun classes to take in Canada by Macleans. I have to agree that it was a phenomenal class.

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    1

  • Häxan

    2

  • Un Chien Andalou

    3

  • Pandora's Box

    4

  • White Zombie

    5

  • Freaks

    6

  • King Kong

    7

  • Zero for Conduct

    8

  • Duck Soup

    9

  • The Scarlet Empress

    10

  • Tarzan and His Mate

    11

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    12

  • Captain Blood

    13

  • Top Hat

    14

  • Sylvia Scarlett

    15

  • Tell Your Children

    16

  • Port of Shadows

    17

  • The Wizard of Oz

    18

  • Dance, Girl, Dance

    19

  • Sullivan's Travels

    20

  • Casablanca

    21

  • Cat People

    22

  • I Walked with a Zombie

    23

  • Ministry of Fear

    24

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    25

  • Detour

    26

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    27

  • Beauty and the Beast

    28

  • Out of the Past

    29

  • Rope

    30

  • Force of Evil

    31

  • The Red Shoes

    32

  • Gun Crazy

    33

  • All About Eve

    34

  • Harvey

    35

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    36

  • Glen or Glenda

    37

  • Beat the Devil

    38

  • Godzilla

    39

  • Sissi

    40

  • The Night of the Hunter

    41

  • Rebel Without a Cause

    42

  • Kiss Me Deadly

    43

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    44

  • The Girl Can't Help It

    45

  • The Killing

    46

  • Forbidden Planet

    47

  • The Giant Claw

    48

  • The Tall T

    49

  • The Blob

    50

  • I Married a Monster from Outer Space

    51

  • Touch of Evil

    52

  • Plan 9 from Outer Space

    53

  • Eyes Without a Face

    54

  • Jazz on a Summer's Day

    55

  • The Little Shop of Horrors

    56

  • Peeping Tom

    57

  • Psycho

    58

  • Black Sunday

    59

  • Yojimbo

    60

  • Carnival of Souls

    61

  • Mondo Cane

    62

  • The Servant

    63

  • Blood Feast

    64

  • X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

    65

  • Shock Corridor

    66

  • Jason and the Argonauts

    67

  • The Terror

    68

  • Dementia 13

    69

  • The Nutty Professor

    70

  • Flaming Creatures

    71

  • La Jetée

    72

  • Scorpio Rising

    73

  • Two Thousand Maniacs!

    74

  • The Masque of the Red Death

    75

  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    76

  • The Sword of Doom

    77

  • The Sound of Music

    78

  • The Saragossa Manuscript

    79

  • Django

    80

  • Danger: Diabolik

    81

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    82

  • Manos: The Hands of Fate

    83

  • Blow-Up

    84

  • King of Hearts

    85

  • The Shooting

    86

  • Barbarella

    87

  • if....

    88

  • The Idols

    89

  • Targets

    90

  • Kuroneko

    91

  • Pretty Poison

    92

  • Night of the Living Dead

    93

  • Witchfinder General

    94

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    95

  • Easy Rider

    96

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    97

  • Skidoo

    98

  • Invocation of My Demon Brother

    99

  • The Wild Bunch

    100