Top 10 Best Movies with a Budget Under 5 Million DollarsPhillip873 Movies are mostly made with big budgets, some costing hundreds of millions! But some of the best and most iconic movies were made with the relatively tiny budget of 5 million dollars or less. So here we look at the top 10 best movies that have a budget less than 5 million dollars!
The Top Ten
I'm guessing that inflation doesn't count on this list, because if it did, then several movies on this list wouldn't be on this list. 2 or 3 million dollars was not a small budget for films made in the 1930s, 40s, nor 50s. Heck, 2 or 3 million dollars was a rather steep budget for the 70s. Paranormal Activity was truly made on a tiny film budget. When counting inflation, I can't say the same with most of the other films on this list.
I guess you are right, I should have put a bit more research into this list - Phillip873
A Philadelphia icon - phillysports
It's Rocky... - volgin
ROCKY BALBOA!2 Comments
Greatest ending ever
Budget: $3.3 million
I was genuinely surprised that one of my absolute favorite movies was made on such a small budget! I've already talked about how much I love this movie, everything is great about it! And for 3 million bucks, the cinematography does look impressive! - Phillip873
Really? Wow, I thought that I'd cost way more due to all the gore scenes and traps used throughout the film. - Catacorn
My favorite horror movie. It's just so intriguing. - Sop
Easily the best movie on the list
Crazy in the best way2 Comments
Better than the reboot.
Are you guys kidding me? The remake sucks! It has no character development, unneeded graphics that aren't that good, a psychopathic willy wonka and the glow of Tim Burton's worst work. The remake tried remaking what didn't need to be remade. - Awesomedoodlebug244
This movie sucks, except for Gene Wilder. The reboot is awesome. - 445956
For the time this film was made, I think 3 million dollars was bigger than the average movie budget.3 Comments
Fun film with funny characters. Was surprised that it costed less then $1 million.
Amazing - robertoiglesias271
Now I haven't watched this in years, but it's definitely a favorite for a ton of people I know, and it inspired a ton of new culture, Napoleon Dynamite is surely a classic. - Phillip873
(for 17 to 26) Really? I thought animation was expensive!
Best Movie, regardless of budget!
Budget: $4.5 million
Regarded as one of the best and most depressing movies of all time, this film was made with a small budget, but is now seen as a masterpiece. - Phillip873
This movie is trash. Willy Wonka is scarier than this. - 445956
Still, it's impressive how much money it made on such a tiny budget. - Phillip873
One of the most popular horror movies of all time was on an incredibly tight budget of only 15k dollars! It sort of makes sense because of the "found footage" film, but it still was impressive at how much money it made, and how it became a big franchise! - Phillip873
Another iconic horror movie that most people have seen, but this one also has a super small budget! - Phillip873
This movie is trash. The Long Haul was more interesting than this. - AlphaQ
Budget: $4 million
Nominated for best picture at the 2015 Oscars, and filmed over the course of 12 years, Boyhood is a pretty unique movie I still have yet to see. - Phillip873
How good was Disney without using Comouter Graphics. Imagine a movie today with <5Mio...they pay more for voices in Animated Film these days
I thought La La Land won...
Budget: $1.5 million
I have not seen it, but it did win Best Picture of 2017 at the Oscars, so obviously lots of people loved this movie, and it was also made with an impressively small budget. - Phillip873
One of the best films of the franchise. Absolutely loved it. - Monarc6
Budget: $1 million
A beautiful and heartbreaking drama that not a lot of people know of. It also has some comedic elements.
Budget: 2.8 million dollars. - Drewman1211
I wonder how many poor souls won't give this epic philosophical journey about moral, religion and society a chance due to its topic and explicit sex. - Martin_Canine
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