The Boondock Saints
Possibly the biggest cult hit ever (or at least of the last decade) – The Boondock Saints was filmed in 1999 and completed in 2000. Blacklisted from theatres due to a backlash against violent films after the Columbine Incident, the film never received a proper theatrical release. Instead the film found its fan base on video and DVD spawning an international sensation that has continued with little or no media support.
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
Thanks in large part to the fans rabid support of the film, the legal issues that have been stalling a sequel have been cleared up and financing was arranged to produce the new film, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.
The sequel hit theaters with a limited release with fan demand, the sequel gained a nationwide release.