12. Night Of The Living Dead (1968 – George A. Romero)
The first of its kind, Night of The Living Dead inspired much of the late 20th century’s fascination with zombies. It led to the creation of various comics, inspired the iconic ‘Thriller’ song by pop legend Michael Jackson, and countless movies and television shows like The Walking Dead. Filmed for just $114,000, word of mouth about the peculiar horror spread like wildfire, making it a box office hit when it was released in 1968. While critics hated the gory production at the time, it’s now considered a historic film and a cult classic.