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Arthouse Movies with a Blockbuster Budget

A list of movies with blockbuster-level budgets (the equivalent of $60 million or more today usually), but the execution is decidedly arthouse, with unconventional or experimental narrative techniques used. These kinds of movies usually flop but sometimes they work anyway.

Please suggest more! Though the older back you go with movies, the more likely you are to be surprised how cheap they actually were, so this list will mainly be about newer films.

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  • Dunkirk
  • Blade Runner
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Cloud Atlas
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Noah
  • Solaris
  • Godzilla
  • First Man
  • Ad Astra
  • Gravity
  • The Spirit