O. ODDBALL/OFFBEAT (cult films not named in A-N lists)

Any museum named bestlovedfilms must dedicate space not only to surprisingly loved films (see the S-list) but also to films with an off-kilter, cultish sensibility, films made by and for (and often about) misfits, miscreants and misunderstood deviants. These films wouldn’t have looked “better” with bigger budgets or chosen to be “more mainstream” if they could have. After the earlier galleries (which include Rocky Horror and others), this is the collection that’s way too weird for some, but just perfect for the imperfect.

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O1. Pandora’s Box (Pabst, 1929)

O2. Limite (Peixoto, 1931)

O3. Zero de Conduite (Vigo, 1933)

O4. Tarzan and His Mate (Gibbons, 1934)

O5. Reefer Madness (Le Gasnier, 1936)

O6. Army of Shadows (Carne, 1938)

O7. Sissi (Marischka, 1955)

O8. Forbidden Planet (Wilcox, 1957)

O9. Plan 9 From Outer Space (Wood, 1959)

O10. The Best of Everything (Negulesco, 1959)

O11. The Little Shop of Horrors (Corman, 1960)

O12. Mondo Cane (Jacopetti, Cavara, Prosperi, 1962)

O13. The Terror (Corman, 1963)

O14. Shock Corridor (Fuller, 1963)

O15. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (Meyer, 1965)

O16. Manos: The Hands of Fate (Warren, 1966)

O17. The Trip (Corman, 1967)

O18. Barbarella (Vadim, 1968)

O19. Putney Swope (Downey, 1969)

O20. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Meyer, 1970)

O21. Daughters of Darkness (Kumel, 1971)

O22. Vampyros Lesbos (Franco, 1971)

O23. Harold and Maude (Ashby, 1971)

O24. Pink Flamingos (Waters, 1972)

O25. Super Fly (Parks Jr. 1972)

O26. Heat (Morrissey, 1972)

O27. Behind the Green Door (Mitchells, 1973)

O28. 3 Dev Adam (Ucak, 1973)

O29. Turkish Delight (Verhoeven, 1973)

O30. The Mack (Campus, 1973)

O31. Ganja & Hess (Gunn, 1973)

O32. Terminal Island (Rothman, 1973)

O33. Caged Heat (Demme, 1974)

O34. Emmanuelle (Jaeckin, 1974)

O35. Black Christmas (Clark, 1974)

O36. Phantom of the Paradise (DePalma, 1974)

O37. Death Race 2000 (Bartel, 1975)

O38. Salo (Pasolini, 1975)

O39. Giv’at Halfon Eina Ona (Dayan, 1976)

O40. House (Obayashi, 1977)

O41. Five Deadly Venoms (Chang, 1978)

O42. Faces of Death (Schwartz, 1978)

O43. The Warriors (Hill, 1979)

O44. Phantasm (Coscarelli, 1979)

O45. Rock n Roll High School (Arkush, 1979)

O46. Cannibal Holocaust (Deodato, 1980)

O47. Scanners (Cronenberg, 1981)

O48. Ms .45 (Ferrara, 1981)

O49. For Y’ur Height Only (Nicart, 1981)

O50. Mommie Dearest (Perry, 1981)

O51. Tenebre (Argento, 1982)

O52. Repo Man (Cox, 1984)

O53. Love Streams (Cassavetes, 1984)

O54. Stranger than Paradise (Jarmusch, 1984)

O55. The Toxic Avenger (Herz, Weil, 1984)

O56. The Brother from Another Planet (Sayles, 1984)

O57. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Richter, 1984)

O58. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (Burton, 1985)

O59. Re-Animator (Gordon, 1985)

O60. 37.2 Le Matin (Beiniex, 1985)

O61. Little Shop of Horrors (Oz, 1986)

O62. Mr. India (Kapur, 1987)

O63. Robocop (Verhoeven, 1987)

O64. Miami Connection (Park, Kim, 1987)

O65. Bad Taste (Jackson, 1987)

O66. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (Chiodo, 1988)

O67. Heathers (Lehmann, 1988)

O68. They Live (Carpenter, 1988)

O69. UHF (Levey, 1989)

O70. Slacker (Linklater, 1990)

O71. Man Bites Dog (Belvaux, Bonzel, Poelvoorde, 1992)

O72. Army of Darkness (Raimi, 1992)

O73. Dazed and Confused (Linklater, 1993)

O74. Clerks (Smith, 1994)

O75. Ed Wood (Burton, 1994)

O76. From Dusk Til Dawn (Rodriguez, 1996)

O77. Lost Highway (Lynch, 1997)

O78. The Big Lebowski (Coens, 1998)

O79. Pi (Aronofsky, 1998)

O80. Rushmore (Anderson, 1998)

O81. Office Space (Judge, 1999)

O82: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Jarmusch, 1999)

O83. Galaxy Quest (Parisot, 1999)

O84. Baise-Moi (Despentes, Trinh-Ha, 2000)

O85. Ginger Snaps (Fawcett, 2000)

O86. Battle Royale (Fukasaku, 2000)

O87. Donnie Darko (Kelly, 2001)

O88. The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (Blamire, 2001)

O89. Ichi the Killer (Miike, 2001)

O90. Dog Soldiers (Marshall, 2002)

O91. Bubba Ho-Tep (Coscarelli, 2002)

O92. The Room (Wiseau, 2003)

O93. Brick (Johnson, 2005)

O94. V for Vendetta (McTeigue, 2006)

O95. Trick ‘r Treat (Dougherty, 2007)

O96. Speed Racer (Wachowskis, 2008)

O97. Pineapple Express (Green, 2008)

O98. Jennifer’s Body (Kasuma, 2009)

O99. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Wright, 2010)

O100. Machete (Rodriquez, Maniquis, 2010)

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