10 Incredible Movies That Should’ve Become Cult Classics

Cult classics are the films that have gained a dedicated following over the years despite not receiving widespread recognition upon their initial release.

These movies are the hidden gems that fly under the radar but are beloved by those who discover them. After a Redditor asked for movies that should have become cult classics, these are the top-voted films.

1. Airheads (1994)

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Airheads is a comedy directed by Michael Lehmann and starring Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler, and Steve Buscemi. The film follows a struggling rock band who, in an attempt to get their music heard, hold a radio station hostage to get airplay for their demo tape. The film also stars Michael McKean, Chris Farley, Amy Locane, and Michael Richards.

2. The Lone Ranger (2013)

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The Lone Ranger is an action-adventure film directed by Gore Verbinski. It stars Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, and Tom Wilkinson. 

The story follows a former lawyer, John Reid, who becomes the iconic hero known as the Lone Ranger, with the help of a Native American warrior, Tonto, as they set out to bring a ruthless criminal to justice. The film retells the classic tale of the Lone Ranger and Tonto, set in the American Old West.

3. Mystery Men (1999)

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Mystery Men is a superhero comedy film directed by Kinka Usher and starring Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, William H. Macy, Hank Azaria, and Paul Reubens. The movie follows a group of amateur superheroes attempting to save their city from the evil villain, Casanova Frankenstein. Despite the all-star cast and clever humor, the film was a box office flop.

4. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

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The Long Kiss Goodnight is an action movie starring Geena Davis as a suburban mother who discovers she's a trained assassin. With Samuel L. Jackson and Craig Bierko, the film blends action and comedy as she fights to uncover her past while being hunted by assassins. The Long Kiss Goodnight is praised for its performances, particularly by Davis and Jackson.

5. Evolution (2001)

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Ivan Reitman's science fiction comedy film, Evolution features David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, and Orlando Jones as its lead cast. The movie follows a team of scientists as they discover a meteorite containing alien life forms quickly evolving. They must stop them before they take over the world. The film combines science fiction, comedy, and action genres.

6. Idle Hands (1999)

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Idle Hands is a horror comedy film about a possessed hand committing murders, starring Devon Sawa, Seth Green, and Elden Henson. Despite its smaller fan following, it never became a mainstream hit and deserves to become a cult classic.

7. Sky High (2005)

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Sky High is a superhero comedy film directed by Mike Mitchell and starring Michael Angarano, Danielle Panabaker, and Kurt Russell. 

The movie follows the story of Will Stronghold, the son of two famous superheroes, as he attends a school for teenage heroes and learns to master his powers while dealing with the challenges of high school. The film also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kelly Preston, and Bruce Campbell.

8. Sidekicks (1992)

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Sidekicks is a comedy-drama film directed by Aaron Norris and starring Jonathan Brandis, Chuck Norris, and Beau Bridges. The movie follows the story of a young boy, Barry, who idolizes martial arts action star Chuck Norris and fantasizes about becoming his sidekick. 

Barry meets and trains with his hero through a series of events, which ultimately helps him take down the bad guys. This movie was a box office success with mixed reviews.

9. Serial Mom (1994)

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Serial Mom is a black comedy film directed by John Waters. It stars Kathleen Turner as a suburban housewife who becomes a serial killer alongside Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, and Matthew Lillard. The movie satirizes American obsession with crime and celebrity culture.

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10. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

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Welcome to the Dollhouse is a coming-of-age film directed by Todd Solondz and starring Heather Matarazzo as Dawn Wiener, a seventh-grader bullied and ostracized at school. 

The movie follows her struggles with adolescence and her quest for acceptance and stars Brendan Sexton III and Christina Brucato. The film was praised for its dark humor and unflinching portrayal of the darker aspects of adolescence.

What do you think? Did Reddit get this right, or were you searching for another favorite on this list? This article was inspired by the internet and did not necessarily reflect the views of Finance Quick Fix.

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