We sometimes make the mistake of equating a bigger budget with a better movie. While it’s true that money can buy better graphics, better actors, and better cinematography, there are plenty of big-budget blockbusters that fall flat on their faces--just ask the Transformers franchise.
However, the opposite can be true, too. Just because a film is made on a shoestring budget doesn’t mean that it won’t go on to become an icon of movie excellence. The writers and directors may have to be a bit more creative and resourceful, but if they play their cards right, they end up with a movie that was cheap to make a hit at the box office. Today we’re taking a look at films just like that. Here are 20 movies that had low budgets but went on to make millions!