14 Low-Budget Yet Brilliant Movies That Became Box Office Hits

Every now and then, a movie comes out that manages to impress film critics and win the hearts of millions of moviegoers without relying on opulent production values. Here are some examples.


The Breakfast Club, 1985

Fruitvale Station, 2013

Welcome to the Dollhouse, 1995


My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown, 1989

Half Nelson, 2006

Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di ferragosto, 2008)

A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin, 2011)


Napoleon Dynamite, 2004

Bronson, 2008

Wendy and Lucy, 2008

Once, 2006

Another Earth, 2011

In the Company of Men, 1997


Following, 1998

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