Top 15 Movies That Changed Cinema

By June 19, 2010Top 10 Lists

14. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Love it or hate it, it’s hard to ignore what The Blair Witch Project did for filmmaking. At the dawn of the prosumer camcorder era, Blair Witch showed arm chair filmmakers the world over that anyone can get a group of few friends together, and with a great idea and a lot of hard work, make a blockbuster. The numbers don’t lie: $20,000 budget – $250 million in earnings. And if you think Blair Witch was just a once hit wonder, 2007’s Paranormal Activity took the world by storm in much the same way: $11,000 budget – 183 million worldwide gross.