Many of the films that we consider cult films today only became important references in popular culture after a while. When they were first released, they did not receive the same recognition.
In fact, many of them were not well received by the public and ended up being a complete box office failure. But over time, their particular style and genius managed to win over the hearts of the public.
With that in mind, we compiled some of those modern classics that weren’t necessarily appreciated at the time, but have become some of the biggest movies in film history.
Donnie Darko (2001)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Fight Club (1999)
The Thing (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Do you think these films are good even if they weren’t popular when they first came out? Which other movies would you add to this list?
Preview photo credit Donnie Darko / Flower Films, The Wizard of Oz / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer