Top 10 Cult Classic Films That Originally Received Negative Criticism

The Top Ten

1 Psycho (1960) Psycho (1960) Product Image

Hitchcock got a best director nomination.

2 Halloween Halloween Product Image

Wasn't outright panned, just wasn't considered the masterwork it is. - PanteraForever

3 The Warriors The Warriors Product Image
4 The Shining The Shining Product Image
5 Fight Club Fight Club Product Image
6 The Boondock Saints The Boondock Saints Product Image

Because it's bad. - PanteraForever

7 Alien Alien Product Image

Initially, it was pretty well recieved. - PanteraForever

8 Predator Predator Product Image
9 Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie and Clyde Product Image

Best picture nomination. - PanteraForever

10 First Blood First Blood Product Image

The Newcomers

? Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Product Image

The Contenders

11 Scarface Scarface Product Image
12 Apocalypse Now Apocalypse Now Product Image
13 The Big Lebowski The Big Lebowski Product Image
14 I Spit On Your Grave I Spit On Your Grave Product Image

It's a feminist film that tackles rape realistically - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

15 Blade Runner Blade Runner Product Image
16 Performance Performance Product Image
17 The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption Product Image
18 Heaven's Gate Heaven's Gate Product Image
19 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Product Image
20 THX 1138 THX 1138 Product Image
21 Sorcerer Sorcerer Product Image
22 The King of Marvin Gardens The King of Marvin Gardens Product Image
23 Showgirls Showgirls Product Image

It's as deep as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

24 Joe Dirt Joe Dirt Product Image
25 Citizen Kane Citizen Kane Product Image
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