Top 10 Movie Flops That Became Cult Classics

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Top 10 Box Office Bombs That Gained a Cult Following
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It took a while, but these films eventually came out on top. From Donnie Darko, to The Iron Giant, to Fight Club, these movies didn’t make much money, but they made a lot of fans. WatchMojo ranks the top box office bombs that gained a cult following.

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List rank and entries:
#10. “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (2010)
#9. “Donnie Darko” (2001)
#8. “The Iron Giant” (1999)
#7. “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994)
#6. “Office Space” (1999)
#5. “Fight Club” (1999)
#4. “The Thing” (1982)
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10 thoughts on “Top 10 Movie Flops That Became Cult Classics

  1. Some other flops your don’t consider, Citizen Kane, The Wizard of Oz and It’s a Wonderful Life. Also we studied The Thing in full class on 1986.

  2. Loved Donnie Darko, but man I hated Iron Giant. Willie Wonka’s a given. Who doesn’t love that movie 🙂

  3. Although Shawshank Redemption didn’t do well in theatres and became popular in DVD, I wouldn’t call it a ‘cult’ classic. It has pretty mass appeal, and just a classic.

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