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No Budget Cinema

Truly indie features, made on a non-existent budget outside of the Hollywood system.

Most, although not all, of these are available legally for free on YouTube or Vimeo. The list's main qualifier is budget, specifically films with a budget of roughly 10,000USD and under.

There are some films here where the budget isn't known publicly and I had to do some guesswork. Please let me know if any of these films don't fit the list. Also obviously let me know if you know any films that fit the list but aren't on here.

Sorted from newest to oldest

  • The Field
  • Matter of the Heart
  • Carnivore
  • 18½
  • One Summer on Earth
  • Nobody Loves You and You Don't Deserve to Exist
  • Clapped, Clipped & Clopped
  • Blue Moon
  • Hell is a Timeshare in Florida
  • Ameliorate (Make Better)
  • Watchanddie
  • Sulit
  • Oscar's
  • Veranito (Once Again)
  • 4 O'CLOCK
  • Like Yesterday
  • Gonzo
  • Millie Lies Low
  • roughly an hour before
  • Confined
  • No Shark
  • 6 Days Alone
  • Roy Bolson's Recontextualization
  • Katja Dreams of Waking Up
  • Honeycomb
  • A Love Song
  • Quiet Valley
  • Year of the Dog
  • waterfront
  • My Tinder with Andre
  • Cursor
  • A Homemade Film
  • The Defender
  • Warm Blood
  • Fatherland
  • The Secret Society For Slow Romance
  • Making YouTube
  • VOIDMAN
  • Drowning in Potential
  • After We Met Again
  • Perfect
  • In These Days of SORROW
  • Love in the Time of Corona
  • Watch Me As I Go
  • COWBOY.MOV
  • Movie for a Dreary Afternoon
  • Bringing Back Golden Eye
  • Housemates
  • Children of WONDERS : Struggle of Fareeda
  • my love for you is spilling off the edge of the world, my hate is burning up inside, and everything in between will be lost to time
  • Bosco
  • Butterfly Knives
  • Black Dog
  • Crime Scene
  • Tales from Vinewood
  • they're coming
  • Sombra
  • Ramekins: Ramekin II
  • High Definition
  • Plan-C
  • Video Carnage
  • All the Happy People
  • A Simple Smash and Bash Job Gone Wrong
  • Smile Lines
  • PURE CINEMA
  • Who's With Me?
  • A Ghost in the Machine
  • The Korean From Seoul
  • It's Not You, It's Me
  • The Joke Starts Now
  • The Last Day of Childhood
  • Blood Panther: The Way of the Cannibal
  • One Left
  • The Long Con
  • The Middle Men
  • FOIL
  • The Everyday Gamer
  • Attack of the Giant Blurry Finger
  • Motion Picture
  • RIBBON
  • We Are
  • Making and Unmaking
  • Not-So Amazing
  • A Passing Storm
  • Sheep Theater
  • Concrete Paradise
  • Weightless Marigold
  • Ветки
  • Mummy
  • Clown Motel Vacancies
  • GIRLZ NIGHT
  • The Last White Man
  • Fruit Salad
  • Friend of the World
  • Da Big Zip
  • Strummer
  • The Confession of Max
  • Pretend That You Love Me
  • B O A R
  • Las Buenas Noches