I love myself a good cult film. I saw Bend It Like Beckham today, and really liked it. The jokes were funny, the heartwarming parts were heartwarming, and it was all around well made. I think it is because there was a point to be made(the importance of following dreams,etc) , and the whole movie was focused on that point. Most mainstream movies are all over the place trying to shoehorn this element, or that element in.
However, without focus, you can't have a good film. All you end up with is a big mess. Then again, we keep buying tickets, so it's not like the movie makers will get the message, since most people will watch anything.