In case you missed it, I am a cult cinema fan. A friend just requested a list of weirdo / over the top movies, so I figured I’d share the goods with all of you.

This list is ALL OVER THE PLACE in terms of genre / pace / extremity / sex / violence or lack thereof. Therefore I suggest you look a film up on imdb.com before watching. I also left out some movies I thought were too obvious (Example: I left off all Dario Argento films).

I know that several of these films have been released cropped (pan-and-scan). These versions should be avoided. Try to make sure to see all of these movies in their original aspect ratio if possible. Information on that is available on imdb.

WHERE TO LOOK – I’m pretty sure if you can’t find these streaming on Netflix / YouTube or on DVD you can torrent them, but that would be naughty:

A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Acción Mutante (1993)
Aftermath (1994)
Alucarda (1975)
Beast with a Gun (1977)
Beyond the Darkness (1979)
Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)
The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962)
The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)
Coffin Joe: This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse (AKA Esta Noite Encarnarei no Teu Cadáver) (1967)
Contraband (1980)
Dead Man’s Shoes (2004)
Duel to the Death (1983)
Emanuelle in America (The XXX uncut Blue Underground edition is the version to see.) (1977)
Engineering Red (AKA Konstruktor krasnogo tsveta – In Russian language but it doesn’t matter. Just watch the weirdness.) (1993)
Escape 2000 (1982)
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)
Female Yakuza Tale (AKA Story of a Wild Elder Sister: Widespread Lynch Law) (1973)
Five Element Ninjas (1982)
Flavia the Heretic (1974)
42nd Street Forever: Vol. 5: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (An excellent trailer compilation.) (2009)
The Frightened Woman (1969)
For Your Height Only (1981)
Gang Wars (AKA The Devil’s Express) (1976)
Hanzo the Razor (All three films are highly recommended.) (1972-74)
Hitch-Hike (1978)
House on the Edge of the Park (1980)
I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse (1973)
Impossible Kid (AKA The Impossible Kid of Kung Fu – The sequel to ‘For Your Height Only’) (1982)
Island of Death (1976)
Jigoku (1960)
Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (AKA The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue) (1974)
Lifeforce (1985)
The Magic Christian (1969)
Mesrine: Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)
Mesrine: Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
Messiah of Evil (1973)
The New York Ripper (1982)
Nightmare City (1980)
Not Quite Hollywood (2008)
Pieces (1981)
Possession (1981)
Prime Cut (1972)
Raw Force (AKA Kung Fu Cannibals) (1982)
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
School of the Holy Beast (1974)
Shivers (1975)
The Stabilizer (1986)
Street Trash (1987)
Street Mobster (1972)
Sweet Movie (1974)
Thriller: A Cruel Picture (Make sure to see the 107 min uncut version. Synapse did a DVD release several years back.) (1973)
Timecrimes (2007)
What Have they Done to Your Daughters? (1974)