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BEST OF THE TOP X LISTS – Best Cult Movies to Watch (Part 2)

Lists are all over the internet, this blog looks at those lists.

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You must watch these cult films.  Or that’s what many internet lists tell us.  But what are the lists of cult films that are must-read?

Continued from Part 1 – Intro.

The Lists

10. Boston.com – Top 20 cult films, according to our readers.

Top 20 Countdown

  • One-a-page, some navigation options.
  • Fairly tame mainstream list.
  • Trite descriptions.

9. IMDb – 400 Greatest Cult Movies. (Blackstatic)

Top 400 Count-up.  10th June 2013.

  • An exhaustive list.

8. Rollingstone – Reader’s Poll: The 25 Best Cult Movies of All Time.

Top 25 Countdown.  7th May 2014.

  • One-a-page but annoyingly with regular ads.
  • Includes trailer and good description.

 

7. Askmen – 10 Cult Films You Absolutely Should Know About.  (Dennis Ryan)

  • One-a-page but with full navigation.
  • Good descriptions, but with autostarting trailers.

 

6. Film Site – The Top 50 Cult Films. (Entertainment Weekly)

Top 50 Count-up.

  • Poorly formated.
  • No description just quotes, which is great if you know the films, otherwise not so much.
  • Two pages for absolutely no reason.

 

5. Nerve – The 50 Greatest Cult Movies of All Time. (Phil Nugent & Andrew Osbourne)

Top 50 Count-up.  27th Oct 2011.

  • Like all count-ups blows everything early.
  • Single page, standard layout.
  • Reasonable summaries.

 

4. Sundance TV – Top 10 Cult Films.  (Dayna Evans)

Top 10 Slideshow.

  • One-a-page slideshow with just previous and next navigation.  The backgrounds are pretty but essentially meaningless and annoying.
  • The descriptions are probably a little too casual and chatty.
  • Ten just isn’t enough for a list like this.

 

3. Gayot – Top 10 Cult Films.

Top 10 Countdown

  • One-a-page but full navigation.
  • Descriptions are a bit dry but effective.
  • Looks pretty bland but gets the job done.

 

2. Games Radar – The 34 Best Cult Movies of All Time.  (Total Film Staff)

Top 34 Slideshow.

  • One-a-page slideshow with limited navigation (next 5).
  • Good selection, with good decriptions.
  • The “Join the Cult” section should be a winning addition but comes off as either forced or patronising or both.

1. io9 – 30 Cult Films That Everyone Must See. (Jason Shankel, Emily Stamm and Jason Krell)

Top 30 Countdown.  7th Mar 14.

  • Single page, simple and effective layout
  • Interesting selection with solid, concise description of each film.

 Part 3 – The Films to follow

~ DUG.

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