What or who judges if a film is great? A. Box-office B. Critics C. Academy Awards. The answer is none of the above. The real judge of whether a film is actually great or not is “time”. Whenever a film surprisingly makes a ton of money or wins plethora of awards, people immediately are ready to declare it a masterpiece. We have enough examples in front of us to prove that that is not the case. The below listed films were box-office failures. Some of them were even dismissed by critics. And none of them won Oscar for Best Picture. And yet, all of them are considered great films today. Again, here is the list of box-office flops that are actually good.
10. Donnie Darko (2001)
Budget: $6 million
Box office: $1.2 million
The cult film of our time that inspired discussions, research papers around its plot bombed at the box office when it released. And one can understand why. It is a film that requires multiple viewings and I’m sure a lot of people would have come out completely pissed off at what they saw.
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9. Children of Men (2006)