Top 12 Low Budget Movies That Made Millions


Bigger does not always mean better, especially when it comes to cinematography. Some of the greatest cinematic achievements were made on extremely small budgets and these underdogs continue to amaze film buffs worldwide to this very day.

A good story, out-of-the-box thinking and some creativity really do go a long way. Whether your budget is $100 million or $10,000, masterpieces are made with innovation, colorful imagination, and huge hearts, not with million dollar budgets. So, let’s take a closer look at our 12 favorite low budget movies that took Hollywood by storm. Enjoy.

12. “Clerks” (1994)

Budget: $27,575
Grossed: $3.1 million

Definitely one of the most famous stoner movies that became a cult classic over night. “Clerks” is a low budget black and white movie focusing on two slackers named Dante and Randal.

We witness one of their regular days as they annoy customers, discuss the important things in life like girls and movies, whereas they should really be working instead.

The movie is packed with sharp and witty dialogues, hilarious situations and jokes following each other up in a very high tempo. It was awesomely written and directed by Kevin Smith (Silent Bob) back in 1994, and the movie instantly launched Smith’s career.

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Oh, yeah. The film was shot in the convenience store where Smith used to work in real life. Convenient, indeed.