GCDb Top 20

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Here they are! Grindhouse Cinema Database's Official Top 20 Grindhouse Classics. These are the movies that we consider the essentials of the authentic old school 42nd street exploitation cinema experience. This current list is made up of films voted on in a 2019 public poll combined with GCDb staff picks. Most of the titles are now on DVD and BluRay so if you're a fan, make sure to pick them up and complete your cult cinema collection! Speaking of staff picks, once you're done watching these, also check out our Projectionist Favorites.

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    1. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

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    2. DAWN OF THE DEAD

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    3. HALLOWEEN

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    4. COFFY

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    5. ZOMBIE

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    6. MAD MAX

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    7. CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST

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    8. FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL KILL

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    9. THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT

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    10. SAVAGE STREETS

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    11. SHOGUN ASSASSIN

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    12. FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE

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    13. ROLLING THUNDER

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    14. THE STREETFIGHTER

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    15. MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE

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    16. THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE

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    17. THE 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN

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    18. PHANTASM

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    19. THE BIG BIRD CAGE

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    20. WIPEOUT!

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