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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.