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Least Mainstream Films (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974 Tobe Hooper 173
2 Suspiria 1977 Dario Argento 310
3 The Thing 1982 John Carpenter 129
4 The Fly 1986 David Cronenberg 273
5 Peeping Tom 1960 Michael Powell 222
6 The Blair Witch Project 1999 Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez 207
7 The Wicker Man 1973 Robin Hardy 193
8 The Evil Dead 1981 Sam Raimi 322
9 Eraserhead 1977 David Lynch 192
10 Dawn of the Dead 1978 George A. Romero 232
11 The Haunting 1963 Robert Wise 413
12 The Innocents 1961 Jack Clayton 441
13 Solaris 1972 Andrei Tarkovsky 236
14 An American Werewolf in London 1981 John Landis 397
15 28 Days Later… 2002 Danny Boyle 459
16 Eyes without a Face 1960 Georges Franju 389
17 Akira 1988 Katsuhiro Ôtomo 261
18 Don't Look Now 1973 Nicolas Roeg 150
19 Freaks 1932 Tod Browning 270
20 La Jetée 1962 Chris Marker 370
21 The Audition 1999 Takashi Miike 504
22 Videodrome 1983 David Cronenberg 410
23 Night of the Living Dead 1968 George A. Romero 93
24 A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 Wes Craven 336
25 Carrie 1976 Brian De Palma 269
26 Evil Dead II 1987 Sam Raimi 391
27 The Omen 1976 Richard Donner 693
28 Diabolique 1955 Henri-Georges Clouzot 286
29 Repulsion 1965 Roman Polanski 350
30 RoboCop 1987 Paul Verhoeven 411
31 Voyage to the Moon 1902 Georges Méliès 367
32 Ghost in the Shell 1995 Mamoru Oshii 475
33 Re-Animator 1985 Stuart Gordon 918
34 Nosferatu 1922 F.W. Murnau 89
35 Contempt 1963 Jean-Luc Godard 388
36 Playtime 1967 Jacques Tati 300
37 Vampyr 1932 Carl Theodor Dreyer 554
38 Ring 1998 Hideo Nakata 774
39 Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 Philip Kaufman 699
40 The Vanishing 1988 George Sluizer 720
41 Stalker 1979 Andrei Tarkovsky 354
42 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920 Robert Wiene 168
43 Forbidden Planet 1956 Fred M. Wilcox 368
44 Alphaville 1965 Jean-Luc Godard 551
45 Curse of the Demon 1957 Jacques Tourneur 860
46 The Birds 1963 Alfred Hitchcock 209
47 Hellraiser 1987 Clive Barker 1040
48 Let the Right One in 2008 Tomas Alfredson 589
49 I Walked with a Zombie 1943 Jacques Tourneur 759
50 Close-Up 1990 Abbas Kiarostami 565
51 Aguirre: The Wrath of God 1972 Werner Herzog 151
52 Hiroshima mon amour 1959 Alain Resnais 279
53 Braindead 1992 Peter Jackson 1093
54 Carnival of Souls 1962 Herk Harvey 998
55 Horror of Dracula 1958 Terence Fisher 690
56 Sans soleil 1983 Chris Marker 550
57 Au hasard Balthazar 1966 Robert Bresson 398
58 Last Year at Marienbad 1961 Alain Resnais 328
59 In the Mood for Love 2000 Kar-Wai Wong 148
60 L'Avventura 1960 Michelangelo Antonioni 186
61 The Brood 1979 David Cronenberg 1077
62 Twelve Monkeys 1995 Terry Gilliam 337
63 The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 Nicolas Roeg 831
64 Scream 1996 Wes Craven 527
65 Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Nicholas Meyer 414
66 Cat People 1942 Jacques Tourneur 455
67 Jeanne Dielman 1975 Chantal Akerman 595
68 Friday the 13th 1980 Sean S. Cunningham 976
69 Dead Ringers 1988 David Cronenberg 719
70 Black Sunday 1960 Mario Bava 929
71 Beau travail 1999 Claire Denis 627
72 THX-1138 1971 George Lucas 867
73 Starship Troopers 1997 Paul Verhoeven 616
74 My Neighbor Totoro 1988 Hayao Miyazaki 308
75 Rosemary's Baby 1968 Roman Polanski 97
76 Yi yi: A One and a Two... 2000 Edward Yang 540
77 Godzilla 1954 Ishirô Honda 622
78 Two-Lane Blacktop 1971 Monte Hellman 574
79 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986 John McNaughton 1001
80 Un chien andalou 1929 Luis Buñuel 259
81 The Others 2001 Alejandro Amenábar 882
82 The Man with the Movie Camera 1929 Dziga Vertov 174
83 Near Dark 1987 Kathryn Bigelow 1042
84 Salò 1975 Pier Paolo Pasolini 793
85 Total Recall 1990 Paul Verhoeven 680
86 Pickpocket 1959 Robert Bresson 374
87 Belle de Jour 1967 Luis Buñuel 289
88 Celine & Julie Go Boating 1974 Jacques Rivette 577
89 The Tenant 1976 Roman Polanski 1037
90 Jacob's Ladder 1990 Adrian Lyne 892
91 Night and Fog 1955 Alain Resnais 399
92 Blood Simple 1984 Joel Coen 433
93 The Devil's Backbone 2001 Guillermo del Toro 942
94 My Night at Maud's 1969 Eric Rohmer 697
95 Ordet 1955 Carl Theodor Dreyer 390
96 Shadows 1959 John Cassavetes 445
97 Minority Report 2002 Steven Spielberg 652
98 Dark City 1998 Alex Proyas 788
99 The Descent 2005 Neil Marshall 1221
100 Hour of the Wolf 1968 Ingmar Bergman 1168
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