7 Biggest Movie Flops of the 2000s That Are Secretly Masterpieces

7 Biggest Movie Flops of the 2000s That Are Secretly Masterpieces
Image credit: Legion-Media

The idea of judging a movie by its box office results may sound absurd to many, but that's the way Hollywood producers have always worked. If the director fails to break even, his career may be over forever, even if both critics and audiences loved his movie.

On the other hand, even if the movie fails at the box office, it may resurface years later, with thousands of fans calling it a cult favorite.

Here are 7 movies from the 2000s that flopped, but turned out to be great:

Let's be honest, you probably don't even remember that some of the movies on this list flopped, right? After so many years since their premieres, everyone has forgotten all about the money they made and only remembers the acting performances, skillful direction and well-written scripts.

That's why no one calls movies like "Ali," "Wonder Boys," and "Almost Famous" commercial failures - they're just too good to be treated that way, even if some Hollywood bigwigs lost a little money while making them.

Let's hope that modern films that didn't break even will be recognized in the future, too, because a lot of careers are on the line right now, and an earlier reevaluation of good but commercially doomed projects will save a lot of talented people!