Grindhouse/Exploitation: The essentials

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1.
Mondo cane (1962 Documentary)
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A "shockumentary" consisting of a collection of mostly real archive footage displaying mankind at its most depraved and perverse, displaying bizarre rites, cruel behavior and bestial violence. (108 mins.)
 
2.
Blood Feast (1963)
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An Egyptian caterer kills various women in suburban Miami to use their body parts to bring to life a dormant Egyptian goddess, while an inept police detective tries to track him down. (67 mins.)
 
3.
Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
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Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War. (83 mins.)
 
4.
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
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Three go-go dancers holding a young girl hostage come across a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert. After learning he's hiding a sum of cash around, the women start scheming on him. (83 mins.)
Director: Russ Meyer
 
5.
Motorpsycho! (1965)
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Three bad boy motorcyclists get kicks raping other people's women and generally being a nuisance. When they rape a veterinarian's wife... (74 mins.)
Director: Russ Meyer
 
6.
Django (1966)
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In the opening scene a lone man walks, behind him he drags a coffin. That man is Django. He rescues a woman from bandits and... (92 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
7.
Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967)
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Various factions, including a Half-breed Bandit, a gang of Homosexual Cowboys and a Priest, feud over stolen gold in a surreal town. (100 mins.)
Director: Giulio Questi
 
8.
The Great Silence (1968)
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A mute gunfighter defends a young widow and a group of outlaws against a gang of bounty killers in the winter of 1898, and a grim, tense struggle unfolds. (105 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
9.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
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There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt the remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. (96 mins.)
 
10.
Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1967)
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A caretaker devotes himself to three demented siblings after their father's death. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
11.
The Wizard of Gore (1970)
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A TV talk-show hostess and her boyfriend investigate a shady magician whom has the ability to hypnotize and control the thoughts of people in order to stage gory on-stage illusions using his powers of mind bending. (95 mins.)
 
12.
Vampyros Lesbos (1971)
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An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood. (89 mins.)
Director: Franco Manera
 
13.
The Big Doll House (1971)
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Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors. (95 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
14.
Vanishing Point (1971)
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During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops. (99 mins.)
 
15.
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
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After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels. (97 mins.)
 
16.
A Bay of Blood (1971)
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An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out... (84 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
17.
The Last House on the Left (1972)
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Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts. (84 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
18.
Pink Flamingos (1972)
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Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive". (93 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
19.
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
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After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners. (87 mins.)
Director: Shun'ya Itô
 
20.
The Big Bird Cage (1972)
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Grier and Haig are thieving mercenaries who engineer a prison break from the outside. (88 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
21.
Super Fly (1972)
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The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire. (93 mins.)
 
22.
Torso (1973)
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Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf... (89 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
23.
Lady Snowblood (1973)
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A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge. (97 mins.)
Director: Toshiya Fujita
 
24.
Coffy (1973)
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A black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
25.
Sex and Fury (1973)
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During the Meiji era, a gambler called Ocho takes revenge on three gangsters who killed her father, shelters a wanted anarchist and confronts a British spy. (88 mins.)
Director: Noribumi Suzuki
 
26.
Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973)
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A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute. (104 mins.)
 
27.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
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Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths. (83 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
28.
Foxy Brown (1974)
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A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend. (92 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
29.
Rabid Dogs (1974)
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Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean escape. (96 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
30.
School of the Holy Beast (1974)
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In order to investigate her mother's strange death, a woman enters a sacred convent run by hypocritical, perverse nuns. (91 mins.)
Director: Noribumi Suzuki
 
31.
Caged Heat (1974)
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A girl is caught in a drug bust and sent to the hoosegow. The iron-handed superintendent takes exception... (83 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
32.
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
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Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When... (105 mins.)
Director: H.B. Halicki
 
33.
Last Stop on the Night Train (1975)
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A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy. (94 mins.)
Director: Aldo Lado
 
34.
Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
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Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts "medical experiments". Ilsa's goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines. (96 mins.)
Director: Don Edmonds
 
35.
Supervixens (1975)
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Clint Ramsey has to leave his job working at Martin Bormann's gas station and flee after his wife is murdered by psycho cop Harry Sledge... (106 mins.)
Director: Russ Meyer
 
36.
Switchblade Sisters (1975)
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The leader of an inner city girl gang is challenged when a new girl moves into the neighbourhood. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
37.
Up! (1976)
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This kicks off with the murder of one Adolf Schwartz (who bears a striking resemblance to another famous... (80 mins.)
Director: Russ Meyer
 
38.
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
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A police sergeant and an unlikely band of criminals defend a closing LA precinct office on New Years Eve against an army of gang members. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
39.
Hitch Hike (1977)
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A bickering couple driving cross-country pick up a murderous hitchhiker who threatens to kill them unless they take him to a sanctuary. In return he agrees to split some bank loot he has on him. (104 mins.)
 
40.
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
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On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack. (89 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
41.
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
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An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge. (101 mins.)
Director: Meir Zarchi
 
42.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
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Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. (127 mins.)
 
43.
Zombie (1979)
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Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
44.
Mad Max (1979)
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In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang. (88 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
45.
Beyond the Darkness (1979)
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Grief-struck after the death of his wife, a young man attempts to keep her with him forever - by gutting her, stuffing her and replacing her eyes with glass eyes, turning her into a doll. But his bouts of insanity are just beginning. (94 mins.)
Director: Joe D'Amato
 
46.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
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During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew. (95 mins.)
Director: Ruggero Deodato
 
47.
Maniac (1980)
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A psychopath, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree? (87 mins.)
Director: William Lustig
 
48.
Anthropophagus (1980)
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A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents. (90 mins.)
Director: Joe D'Amato
 
49.
City of the Living Dead (1980)
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A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from the grave. (93 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
50.
Cannibal Ferox (1981)
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Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge. (93 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi