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50 Classic Films That Flopped When They Were First Released

This list features 50 classic films that flopped at the box office upon release but are now considered classics.
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avg. score: 18 of 50 (36%)
required scores: 1, 10, 14, 20, 26 

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1
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
2
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
3
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
4
The Room (2003)
The Room (2003)
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5
Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
6
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
7
Troll 2 (1990)
Troll 2 (1990)
8
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
9
Heathers (1988)
Heathers (1988)
10
Donnie Darko (2001)
Donnie Darko (2001)
11
Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club (1999)
12
Office Space (1999)
Office Space (1999)
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13
Citizen Kane (1941)
Citizen Kane (1941)
14
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
15
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
16
Vertigo (1958)
Vertigo (1958)
17
Clue: The Movie (1985)
Clue: The Movie (1985)
18
Brazil (1985)
Brazil (1985)
19
Harold and Maude (1971)
Harold and Maude (1971)
20
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
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21
Highlander (1986)
Highlander (1986)
22
The Boondock Saints (1999)
The Boondock Saints (1999)
23
Event Horizon (1997)
Event Horizon (1997)
24
The Thing (1982)
The Thing (1982)
25
Idiocracy (2006)
Idiocracy (2006)
26
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
27
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
28
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
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29
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
30
The Iron Giant (1999)
The Iron Giant (1999)
31
A Christmas Story (1983)
A Christmas Story (1983)
32
Dredd (2012)
Dredd (2012)
33
Slither (2006)
Slither (2006)
34
Dark Star (1974)
Dark Star (1974)
35
Speed Racer (2008)
Speed Racer (2008)
36
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Death to Smoochy (2002)
37
Newsies (1992)
Newsies (1992)
38
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
39
Near Dark (1987)
Near Dark (1987)
40
Labyrinth (1986)
Labyrinth (1986)
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