Actor Patrick Swayze rates his serious movies over soppy romantic ones because they have triggered huge cult followings.

Swayze, who boasts a wide range of hit films to his name including Dirty Dancing, POINT BREAK and CITY OF JOY, champions political or thought-provoking projects over commercial blockbusters because they have proved so topical.

He says, "The real fun part for me is the ones that have a cult following - like RED DAWN.

"The military really seems to have grabbed hold of that. They watch it all the time. They called the operation to capture SADDAM HUSSEIN Red Dawn.

"I was like, 'Oh my Lord!'"