Top 20 Exploitation/cult films


(JONAH HEX) #1

I think this could be interesting…remember its exploitation or cult so lets not get hung up on arguments about what qualifies as exploitation :wink: heres mine in order of year:THE HITCH HIKER(1953) Carnival of souls(1962)FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL…(1965)THE 10th VICTIM(1965)DANGER DIABOLIK(1968)POINT BLANK(1967)GET CARTER(1971)LONE WOLF AND CUB:BABYCART AT RIVER STYX(1972)LADY SNOWBLOOD(1973)FEMALE YAKUZA(1973)ZERO WOMAN:RED HANDCUFFS(1973)COFFY(1973)DEATHWISH(1974)THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE(1974)SUSPIRIA(1977)THE MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER(1979)ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK(1981)LONE WOLF MCQUADE(1983)NIGHT OF THE COMET(1984)FIGHT CLUB(1999)GHOST DOG(1999)KILL BILL(2003)SIN CITY(2005).


(Lode) #2

At first we need a similar definition of cult films…


(JONAH HEX) #3

Well here is my simple definitions …exploitation-a cheaply made movie with shocking content(violence,sex,themes…)etc. cult-a movie with a small but devoted following, films that dont appeal to the masses.


(Reverend Danite) #4

Reckon this should be prefaced where I stuck the * with … ‘which started’. They start small - but can end up massive. ‘Withnail and I’ is classed as a cult film but ended up winning zillions of fans and accolades. Sometimes they can end up appealing to the masses. Maybe your ‘don’t’ should be replaced with … ‘didn’t start by trying’ … (‘course tho’ - some started small - ended small).
Maybe? (edit… sounds confusing? you should’ve been in the pub a coupla hours ago!)


(JONAH HEX) #5

sure…i never argue with a man of the cloth especially when he’s tipsy.


(Reverend Danite) #6

[quote=“JONAH HEX, post:5, topic:799”]sure[/quote].
Well I’m glad you understood that - not sure if I did


(Reverend Danite) #7

;D ‘hic’
Glad to see you’ve got ZERO WOMAN:RED HANDCUFFS in that list tho’. Just arrived and she’s ready for a Christmas viewing.


(JONAH HEX) #8

[quote=“Reverend Danite, post:7, topic:799”];D ‘hic’
Glad to see you’ve got ZERO WOMAN:RED HANDCUFFS in that list tho’. Just arrived and she’s ready for a Christmas viewing.[/quote]let us know what you thought about it.


(scherpschutter) #9

Nice new piccie, Jonah.

Is that a specific person you hung up?

Hic (?)


(JONAH HEX) #10

lets just say His crime was being rude on movie forums (joking) ;D


(sartana1968) #11

‘TINTORER tiger shark’ my favorite
i watch it every summer ::slight_smile:


(kit saginaw) #12

The subject is way too broad… Like some pol once said about porn; I’ll recognize a cult-film when I see it.

Just looking at maybe 15% of my titles, while sitting at my laptop…

Valley Of Gwangi… (ray harryhausen fx)
Prime Cut… lee marvin
Quest For Fire… ron perlman
Crimson Pirate… bert lancaster
The Long Ships… (jack cardiff, director)
Fire And Ice… (frazetta, bakshi)
Mr. Arkadin… orson welles
Touch Of Evil… orson welles
Das Boot… (wolf peterson, director)
Dogs Of War… chris walken
Trespass… (walt hill, director)
Born To Kill… larry tierney
The Public Eye… joe pesci
Passenger 57… wes snipes
Murphy’s War… pete o’toole
Von Ryan’s Express… frank sinatra
High Risk… Jim Brolin
Gone In 60 Seconds… (the original)
Play Dirty… mike caine
Huk… george montgomery
A Yank On The Burma Road… barry nelson

Is that 20? I think my entire collection is one huge cult-film.


(Frank Talby) #13

Yes a very broad area for a thread…

my favorites in this general area:

Grizzly
Pieces
The Last Shark
Cannibal Apocalypse
Christmas Evil (aka You Better Watch Out!)
Thriller: A Cruel Picture
Bad Taste
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Danger: Diabolik
1984 (1984)
Heavy Metal
The Black Hole
The Human Tornado
Fritz The Cat
Shaft
Two Thousand Maniacs!
Meet The Feebles
Rock & Rule
Shark Attack 3: Megalodon
Wizards


(dave) #14

rolling thunder
mad max
lady snowblood
assault on precinct 13
suspiria
django
thriller a cruel picture
a fistful of dollars
Boachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight
Tenebre
George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead
Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs
Don’t Torture a Duckling
Lone Wolf and Cub 1-6
Dawn of the Dead
sex and fury
Female Yakuza Tale
Tarnished Code of Yakuza
Zatoichi in Desperation
il boss


(Dorado) #15

On the top of my head.

Mad Max
Mad Max the Road warrior
Hands of Steel
2010 after the fall of New York
Tenebre
Suspiria
The Texas chain saw massacre
Dawn of the dead
Zombie flesh eaters
Last house on the left
The hills have eyes
The Street fighter
Halloween
Escape from New York
The Warriors
Vanishing point
Strange vice of Mrs. Wardh
All the colors of the dark
What have they done to your daughters?
Almost humane


(TheBigSmokedown) #16

“Cult” is too broad, but exploitation/grindhouse is interesting. The Grindhouse Database has a couple of Top 20 lists which are pretty good:

http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/The_Deuce_Top_20

That includes Tarantino’s list, which is decent.

My own Top 20 would be a variation on these.