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The box office doesn’t define how good or bad a movie is, but factors like storyline, casting, performances, direction, cinematography, VFX, and music surely do. There have been many great movies that turned out to be a big dud. Out of which, some remain criminally underrated, others that were way ahead of their times, have gained cult classic status over the years. For example, actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor had mortgaged all his assets including RK Studio to release Mera Naam Joker, however, the film failed miserably at the box office. Now, it is widely regarded as the “misunderstood masterpiece”.

Raj Kapoor in Mera Naam Joker. Source: Giphy

Speaking of which, a Twitter account, dedicated to films, recently asked people to mention flop movies that were actually great.

“Movies that flopped at the box office but are actually great,” the tweet posted by @filmstofilms_ reads.

And netizens obliged with flop films that they felt were good enough to watch:

1. Fan (2016)

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2. Deewane Huye Paagal (2005)

3. Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (2018)

4. Tumbbad (2018)

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5. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

6. The Suicide Squad (2021)

7. Fight Club (1999)

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8. Mullholland Drive (2001)

9. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

10. Ghanchakkar (2013)

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11. Sonchiriya, Detective Byomkesh Bakshi, Rocket Singh- Salesman Of The Year and Aurangzeb

12. Laal Singh Chaddha, Dil Se, Andaz Apna Apna and One Two Three

13. Jagga Jasoos (2017)

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14. Jaan-E-Mann (2006)

15. Guzaarish (2010)

16. London Dreams (2009)

17. Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (2018)

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18. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

IMO, apart from Mera Naam Joker, Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur series, Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Swades, Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey, Vicky Kaushal-starrer Masaan that flopped at the box office were also great movies.

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