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Old 12-18-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I really like the Geena Davis movie Cutthroat Island which was a huge box office flop.
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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Dazed and Confused.... Fight Club.... Office Space... Shawhenk Redemption...

All flops... all great and now of course considering "cult classics" as well.
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I didn't know those movies were flops. Your list includes all really great movies!
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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I really liked Waterworld. Ive liked it since it first came out (I was about 8 years old). It just really fascinated me as a kid.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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If making less at the box office than the movie's budget qualifies a "flop," then I'll add EuroTrip (lost $5 million according to Wikipedia's figures).

This movie came out in 2004 when I was in the middle of college and was/is a "cult classic" with my group of friends...over the top hilariousness by American teenagers traversing Europe.

And let's not forget the catchy "Scotty Doesn't Know" song with the Matt Damon cameo as the Lustra band singer (lip synching of course)!
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:51 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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I love the 2004 version of The Alamo. There were some great performances in the film. I don't know why it was such a flop. But I never cared for the John Wayne version.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Dan In Real Life
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:06 PM
 
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We really enjoyed The Island and have rewatched it many times.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I love the 2004 version of The Alamo. There were some great performances in the film. I don't know why it was such a flop. But I never cared for the John Wayne version.
Very much agree about Alamo, thee were a number of artful touches, Billy Bob Thornton really breathed credible life into Davey Crockett, and they certainly stuck more to the actual historical facts than most historical movies. We got the Mexican point of view, the slaves point of view, and the great mythical heroes were portrayed as ordinary human beings with their flaws intact.

The Wayne picture was gung ho propaganda awash in distortions and flag waving.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I think these got passed over for being rom-coms, but they weren't typical:

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Stranger than Fiction

The Five-Year Engagement
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