Top 5 Cult Classics From the '90s

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For whatever reason, some films just don't score big in the theaters. Sometimes it's the fault of shoddy distribution or poor marketing and promotion; other times, the film is just lacking in broad, mainstream appeal. A few of these films get plucked from relative obscurity and held aloft by rabid, dedicated fans eager to "convert" others to the genius of an unknown film—and these become cult classics. In the '90s, these films brought us everything from laughter to ultra-violence, and helped launch the careers of directors and actors—including Quentin Tarantino and Matthew McConaughey—who today are household names.
Top 5 Cult Classics From the '90s

4"Dazed and Confused" (1993)

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Despite the fact this film was bursting at the seams with major A-list stars—the likes of Parker Posey, Matthew McConaughey and Ben Affleck—it never really lit up the box office, probably because back in 1993, no one had ever heard of them. "Dazed and Confused" follows the exploits of a group of Texas high school students on the last day of school. Nothing of any major significance happens, but you get to see Parker Posey haze incoming freshmen and Matthew McConaughey wax profound (if sleazy) about the virtues of high school girls. Little wonder this cult classic has become a dorm room staple, and almost a rite of passage itself.

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