5 October 2012 4:48 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

While looking through my film collection, I’ve noticed that quite a few of my favorite movies have suffered through the same humble beginnings at the box office, just to eventually achieve some form of cult following later down the road. They’re movies that for one reason of another didn’t hit their marks right away and took time finding their audiences, which I think is a true testament to the staying power of film in general. While big blockbuster films like Transformers or similar films based on toys, rides or board games are guaranteed to make hundreds of millions right out of the gate and break records, I feel like the movies that have modest beginnings and take time to really affect a group of people are the ones that are remembered.

So, here are five films that I consider great movies that caught on…after the fact. »

- SMITH

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