Big budget movies are generally always visually impressive, I’ll admit. However, sometimes you cannot beat the raw blood, sweat and tears of a struggling filmmaker’s first low-budget feature.
But first, it’s important for me to specify what I mean by “low budget” in this list. I will be looking at films that were made for under $1 million. The reason that I have chosen to do this is because, otherwise, my selection of films would be endless. Rocky was only made for $1 million and yet won Best Picture, Moon was made for just $5 million and Juno was made for $7 million. In relation to other films in the same genre, all three would be considered low-budget, so a line had to be drawn. The highest budget on this list is $500,000 and the lowest is a mere $6,000.
What the filmmakers below achieved with such small budgets is astounding, and every single one of them could hold their own against the summer blockbusters! Read and be inspired!