Announcing Blindspot 2018: Cult Films of the 1950s to 1970s

Back in 2013, I did a cult film themed Blindspot series, picking films from the book “101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die.” For my 2018 edition of the series, I have decided to return to the book and pick 12 more cult films to see. This time around, I decided to focus on films released between 1950 and 1980, since this seemed to be the peek time for these cult classics.

Without further ado, here is my 2018 blindspot line-up, listed in chronological order:

  • Sunset Boulevard (1950) – Billy Wilder
  • The Night of the Hunter (1955) – Charles Laughton
  • Rebel Without a Cause (1955) – Nicholas Ray
  • Bande Á Part (1964) – Jean-Luc Godard
  • Blow-Up (1966) – Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Easy Rider (1969) – Dennis Hopper
  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) – Russ Meyer
  • Vanishing Point (1971) – Richard C. Sarafian
  • Holy Mountain (1973) – Alejandro Jodorowsky*
  • Tommy (1975) – Ken Russell
  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978) – John De Bello
  • The Wiz (1978) – Sidney Lumet

* While “101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die” lists Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1970 film El Jopo, I decided to instead go with Holy Mountain, since I happen to own it on blu-ray.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).