Today’s question comes from reader Patrick, who writes:
In the 80’s it was “A Christmas Story”; in the 90’s it was “The Shawshank Redemption”–both films developed into monstrous hits after their initial box office failure in the next decade. So, I must ask: what do you predict will be the film of the 00’s that didn’t do all that well in its theatrical run but will be given its long overdue accolades as a classic in the 10’s? (Basically a film that TNT will play endlessly–not that’s there’s anything wrong with that!)
In other words: What non-hit of the 00s will be an acclaimed favorite by 2020?
I’ve got a few possibles:
Gone Baby Gone
The Ice Harvest
Children of Men
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
In the reverse, we’re probably doomed to endless reruns of Nicolas Cage’s Knowing on SyFy throughout the coming decade…
If you need a reminder of what opened in the 2000s, see this list at Wikipedia.
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