The 10 best movies made for less than a million dollars
Comingsoon.net is taking out a small loan of a million dollars in an attempt to join the ranks of these great movies with budgets in the six digit range (or less). Check out our selections in the gallery below!
These days, especially when it comes to the worlds of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or Star Wars, it seems easy to rack up a huge budget because a cool billion-dollar profit seems all but promised. Just recently, Ron Howard was allowed to almost completely reshoot Solo: A Star Wars Story after Lucasfilm executives were displeased with the job Phil Lord and Chris Miller had done. Likewise, Rob Ayer essentially received a blank check to make sense of Suicide Squad in post-production.
That’s why it’s so impressive to learn that so many incredible films have managed to do a lot more for a lot less. Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, there are all kinds of great examples of movies that managed to get the job done for less than a million dollars (at the time, of course—some of these budgets exceed the number due to inflation. Still impressive, though!).