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Top Cult Films (#1-100)

The IMDb lists following films as being a "cult film."

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Stanley Kubrick 1
2 The Godfather 1972 Francis Ford Coppola 2
3 Citizen Kane 1941 Orson Welles 4
4 Psycho 1960 Alfred Hitchcock 5
5 Star Wars 1977 George Lucas 6
6 The Wizard of Oz 1939 Victor Fleming 7
7 Some Like It Hot 1959 Billy Wilder 9
8 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 Stanley Kubrick 10
9 Pulp Fiction 1994 Quentin Tarantino 11
10 Blade Runner 1982 Ridley Scott 12
11 Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola 13
12 Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock 14
13 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean 16
14 Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese 17
15 Chinatown 1974 Roman Polanski 18
16 It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Frank Capra 19
17 Goodfellas 1990 Martin Scorsese 22
18 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick 23
19 Jaws 1975 Steven Spielberg 24
20 Raging Bull 1980 Martin Scorsese 25
21 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Steven Spielberg 26
22 Alien 1979 Ridley Scott 27
23 Sunset Blvd. 1950 Billy Wilder 28
24 The Seven Samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa 29
25 The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed 30
26 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Steven Spielberg 31
27 The Searchers 1956 John Ford 32
28 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Jonathan Demme 33
29 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Peter Jackson 35
30 One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 Milos Forman 37
31 Metropolis 1927 Fritz Lang 38
32 The Matrix 1999 Lana and Lily Wachowski 39
33 Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder 41
34 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Peter Jackson 42
35 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Irvin Kershner 43
36 The Graduate 1967 Mike Nichols 45
37 The Shining 1980 Stanley Kubrick 46
38 Toy Story 1995 John Lasseter 47
39 The 400 Blows 1959 François Truffaut 48
40 King Kong 1933 Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack 49
41 The Night of the Hunter 1955 Charles Laughton 50
42 On the Waterfront 1954 Elia Kazan 52
43 The Wild Bunch 1969 Sam Peckinpah 53
44 Bonnie and Clyde 1967 Arthur Penn 55
45 Back to the Future 1985 Robert Zemeckis 56
46 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Peter Jackson 57
47 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Frank Darabont 58
48 The Maltese Falcon 1941 John Huston 59
49 Breathless 1960 Jean-Luc Godard 61
50 Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 Sergio Leone 62
51 Touch of Evil 1958 Orson Welles 63
52 Fargo 1996 Joel Coen 67
53 Fight Club 1999 David Fincher 68
54 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Sergio Leone 69
55 M 1931 Fritz Lang 71
56 Blue Velvet 1986 David Lynch 72
57 The Exorcist 1973 William Friedkin 74
58 Brazil 1985 Terry Gilliam 76
59 Aliens 1986 James Cameron 77
60 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 James Cameron 78
61 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Michel Gondry 79
62 Reservoir Dogs 1992 Quentin Tarantino 81
63 Duck Soup 1933 Leo McCarey 82
64 This Is Spinal Tap 1984 Rob Reiner 85
65 Spirited Away 2001 Hayao Miyazaki 86
66 Nosferatu 1922 F.W. Murnau 89
67 Night of the Living Dead 1968 George A. Romero 93
68 The Usual Suspects 1995 Bryan Singer 94
69 The Battleship Potemkin 1925 Sergei M. Eisenstein 96
70 Rosemary's Baby 1968 Roman Polanski 97
71 Groundhog Day 1993 Harold Ramis 98
72 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones 99
73 La Dolce Vita 1960 Federico Fellini 100
74 Die Hard 1988 John McTiernan 104
75 The Big Lebowski 1998 Joel Coen 105
76 The Terminator 1984 James Cameron 106
77 Rocky 1976 John G. Avildsen 109
78 The Princess Bride 1987 Rob Reiner 110
79 Memento 2000 Christopher Nolan 112
80 American Beauty 1999 Sam Mendes 113
81 Seven 1995 David Fincher 114
82 The Deer Hunter 1978 Michael Cimino 115
83 Amélie 2001 Jean-Pierre Jeunet 117
84 City of God 2002 Fernando Meirelles 119
85 Forrest Gump 1994 Robert Zemeckis 120
86 The Sound of Music 1965 Robert Wise 121
87 High Noon 1952 Fred Zinnemann 123
88 Halloween 1978 John Carpenter 125
89 The Thing 1982 John Carpenter 129
90 Gladiator 2000 Ridley Scott 133
91 Rebel without a Cause 1955 Nicholas Ray 134
92 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 George Roy Hill 135
93 Persona 1966 Ingmar Bergman 136
94 Easy Rider 1969 Dennis Hopper 139
95 Life of Brian 1979 Terry Jones 141
96 Trainspotting 1996 Danny Boyle 142
97 Jurassic Park 1993 Steven Spielberg 143
98 Stagecoach 1939 John Ford 144
99 The Battle of Algiers 1966 Gillo Pontecorvo 145
100 Donnie Darko 2001 Richard Kelly 146
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