10 Movies That Deserved To Become Cult Classics (But Didn't)

9. Upgrade

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Arriving on the scene in the same year as another flick involving a central figure being hijacked from within, Upgrade very much felt like the film Sony's Venom wanted to be at one point or another, before it ultimately decided to play it a little safer in the PG-13 realm.

And while the often shockingly violent but regularly side-splitting outing for STEM and Logan Marshall-Green's Grey Trace actually brought home an impressive $17 million on a $3 million budget, the fact Leigh Whannell's little body-controlling outing popped up on the scene around the same time as Marshall-Green lookalike Tom Hardy's symbiote box office monster has ultimately overshadowed many a memory of yet another Blumhouse success.

In Upgrade, there's definitely the right amount of glorious silliness and genuinely outstanding action and one-liners to leave horror, sci-fi, and comedy lovers with a massive smile on their face throughout the 100-minute run-time.

Instead of becoming another loveable B-movie to add to the cult classic list, though, this 2018 feature hasn't exactly been ignored altogether in the time since its release, but it's nowhere near as celebrated or adored by a corner of the cinema fandom as many felt it potentially would be.


Lifts rubber and metal. Watches people flip in spandex and pretends to be other individuals from time to time...