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As the title says, what actually defines a cult classic film? As an example, the Cube series (Cube, Cube 2 Hypbercube, and Cube Zero) are labeled as Cult Classics, but it does not seem like it is about a cult in any manner

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Cube 2-4 cult classics? Ridiculous! (From this highly subjective comment you might see that there is probably a large degree of subjectivity involved in the actual definition of "Cult Classic", it doesn't have anything to do with the plot involving a cult, though.) – Napoleon Wilson May 3 '13 at 19:11
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A cult film has cult following, and a film will be said to have a cult following when it has a small but very passionate fan base. eg.- Fight Club, Memento, Rounders etc. These movies were not commercial success, but their fan base is very passionate about them. Though it is not necessary for a cult movie to receive critical and commercial acclaim, sometimes a cult movie achieves it eg. - Pulp Fiction, the 1975 indian movie Sholay etc. These movies not only have a cult folllowing they also had commercial and critical success. This when a cult movie becomes a

Cult Classic

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So basically, if it has a dedicated group of fans, it is a cult following, even if it also has lots of fans? – Canadian Luke May 3 '13 at 17:39
Thanks for reminding me of Rounders, seen it a long time ago and really enjoyed it (didn't know it's regarded a cult film, though). And nice answer by the way. – Napoleon Wilson May 3 '13 at 19:14
@Luke precisely – Ankit May 4 '13 at 5:19
@ChristianRau yeah Rounders is a cult film. I read it on wikipedia and BTW it's one of my all time favorites :) – Ankit May 4 '13 at 5:21

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