Top 10 Best Movies with a Budget Under 5 Million DollarsMovies 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
A Philadelphia icon
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!
Really? Wow, I thought that I'd cost way more due to all the gore scenes and traps used throughout the film.
My favorite horror movie. It's just so intriguing.
Easily the best movie on the list
Crazy in the best way
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.
This movie sucks, except for Gene Wilder. The reboot is awesome.
For the time this film was made, I think 3 million dollars was bigger than the average movie budget.
Never saw this version
Fun film with funny characters. Was surprised that it costed less then $1 million.
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.
(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.
Another iconic horror movie that most people have seen, but this one also has a super small budget!
This movie is trash. Willy Wonka is scarier than this.
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!
This movie is trash. The Long Haul was more interesting than this.
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.
How good was Disney without using Comouter Graphics. Imagine a movie today with <5Mio...they pay more for voices in Animated Film these days