10 Movies That Will Become Cult Classics In 10 Years Time, According To Reddit

10 Movies That Will Become Cult Classics In 10 Years Time, According To Reddit

The sci-fi movie Donnie Darko had a low budget and nobody saw it when it was theatrically released, but Lady Gaga recently spoke about its cult classic status at length. The film managed to grow a huge fanbase after the fact, and it’s a rare achievement that only happens to a few films. However, Redditors have debated what could potentially be the next Donnie Darko.

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Cult classics are generally movies that bombed at the box office or ones that were so obscure but somehow managed to find a fanbase. And regardless of how the films came to be cult classics, they have huge and dedicated followings. Between a couple of Nicolas Cage VOD movies, a remake of an already cult classic, and the worst movie of the 21st century, Redditors reckon these films have a good shot at becoming cult hits.


Dredd (2012)

dredd 2012 pointing a gun

Brinz1 argues that Dredd will become a cult movie, but with it being the movie’s 10th birthday in 2022, many would argue that the film already is a cult classic. The Redditor puts it best themselves by explaining that “it’s probably the most passionate western action film of the decade.”

The 2012 film has so many fans and it’s one of the best non-superhero comic book movies. But more than anything, the fact that it didn’t make enough money for the studio to have confidence in greenlighting a sequel is one of the biggest movie disappointments of the 21st century.

Pig (2021)

Nicolas Cage in Pig

Nicolas Cage starred in a ton of movies in the 2010s, but most of it was direct-to-DVD and not remotely worth watching. And that’s why audiences were blindsided by Pig, a drama about a truffle hunter in Portland who has his foraging pig stolen from him.

MylesNYC posits that the movie has “so many layers and will only gain audience as more people hear about it. Great performance by Nic Cage. Filmed with only natural light. Builds a believable unique world.” Cage gives such an incredible and raw performance that some even think that he was snubbed at the 92nd Academy Awards. The actor’s latest trajectory is an incredible comeback story, and Pig, an instant classic Cage movie, is the best example of that.

The Death Of Stalin (2017)

Zhukov enters room in The Death of Stalin

Coming from the mind of Armando Iannucci, The Death of Stalin is just like his other political satires, only the 2017 movie is much darker than VEEP or In the Loop. However, the biggest criticism of the movie, and part of the reason why it wasn’t so successful at the box office, is because all of these big-name British and American actors are playing Russians in their native dialect.

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Steve Buscemi still has his high and raspy American vernacular, Jason Isaacs still has his well-spoken English manner, and Jeffrey Tambor still has his deep commanding delivery, and they all speak in English. However, that’s also why the movie has such an obsessive fanbase. NorthernerWuwu posits, “I feel like Death of Stalin is probably already a cult movie. It certainly has a small but devoted fan base.”

Mandy (2018)

If it wasn’t for the past eight years of direct-to-DVD movies and the newfound reputation that Cage had at the time, way more people would have seen Mandy. Cage plays a furious husband out for revenge when a cult of hippies kidnaps his wife, and it’s almost like an uncaged and supremely unsettling version of John Wick.

When it comes to debating which films will become cult classics in 10 years, Masethelah notes, “If Mandy isn’t already, then definitely Mandy.” And even though there isn’t much depth to the movie, at the very least, it’s one of the best style-over-substance movies, and it’ll certainly be remembered for its striking visuals.

Good Boys (2019)

Keith L. Williams, Jacob Tremblay and Brady Noon in Good Boys

Gmorkenstein thinks the irreverent comedy Good Boys will be a cult classic in 10 years. The Redditor claims, “it’s a masterpiece of comedy and coming-of-age. I don’t know what was up with the marketing but I just felt like it didn’t get the hype it deserved.”

Good Boys deserves way more recognition than it got, as it seemingly came and went without any fanfare. However, it might just be that the kind of humor found in the movie arrived 10 years too late. The humor of kids joking about sex and drugs was extremely popular in the 2000s with coming-of-age movies like Superbad, but there’s a reason why those kinds of comedies aren’t produced anymore.

Cats (2019)

Corden as Bustopher Jones

Cats is one of the strangest movies of the 21st century, as the designs of the characters look like weird cat-human hybrids created in a laboratory. Kshades25 posits, “I truly think Cats will be some type of midnight movie that will bring out people who want to see one of the biggest mishaps in film history.”

Though some think it isn’t as bad as people say, Universal should have taken a page out of Paramount’s book. When Sonic’s design received a terrible reception from fans after the first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount spent an extra $5 million to fix it. But then again, it wouldn’t be half as interesting.

Sorry To Bother You (2018)

sorry to bother you lakeith

Sorry To Bother You feels as if the frenetic energy and anxiousness of Uncut Gems and Boiling Point were injected into a comedy. The erratic Tune-Yards-composed score, the vivid colors, the surrealism, and the constant confusion of the main character Cash make for one of the most intense comedies ever. While that might be why many haven’t seen it, it’s the same reason why fans will defend it with their lives.

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SuperemeDalek925 notes that the 2018 film “seems like it could become a cult movie someday.” It’s easy to see Sorry To Bother You becoming the next The Big Lebowski, which is another comedy with surreal elements that audiences couldn’t quite grasp at first, but it has since become one of the most talked-about comedies ever.

Halloween Kills (2021)

Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Stode in Halloween KIlls

Halloween Kills is the newest movie mentioned by Redditors that could become a cult classic in 10 years, but it’s unlikely. However, that isn’t to say it isn’t possible, but it’d only become a cult classic in the way that The Room is a cult classic, as audiences only watch it to make fun of it.

But despite the movie’s general reception, PeculiarPangolinMan thinks it’s a perfect slasher movie. The Redditor argues that after a few years, the film “will be looked upon extraordinarily fondly by slasher fans.” Unfortunately, the reality is that the best parts of the movie are references to previous Halloween films.

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

So many movie franchises are abandoned after one movie, whether it’s the Universal Dark Universe or the Daredevil series, but Warner Bros. had one of the most interesting plans for the Guy Ritchie-directed King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Reddit user SneezingRickshaw explains that the studio “took the risk of giving a film like that a $150 million budget with a planned seven-film series to a director who’s famous for being cursed with never being able to make sequels.”

It isn’t so much a curse that didn’t allow for a sequel, but the overwhelmingly negative reception of the movie and poor box office performance. But general audiences do enjoy the film more than critics, and it could be an instance of critics warming to it a few years down the line.

Suspiria (2018)

Sara stands by a mirror in Suspiria

Suspiria isn’t an original movie, but a remake of a 1977 Italian film, which also happens to be a cult classic, and it’s looking like the 2018 version will follow suit. KL2710 is the biggest champion of the movie, noting, “The Suspiria remake has no right being as good as it is… and I love it for that.

So many great things are swirling around in the 2018 movie that makes it so alluring, whether it’s the Thom Yorke-composed score, Tilda Swinton’s fascinating performance, or the stunning cinematography. And the remake achieves what so few others do, as it tells the same story of the original but still feels fresh and doesn’t retread the same beats.

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