Top 10 Sleeper Hit Movies

Hollywood often blows millions of dollars advertising their films — but not in the cases of these movies. In this video, counts down our picks for the top 10 sleeper hits. A sleeper hit is a movie that didn’t have a huge opening, or one that was either not promoted much or promoted very subtly by its studio with sneak previews and that sort of thing, and that went on to have huge mainstream success. These are not to be confused with cult hits, which also gain huge followings but are more underground successes.

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  1. Aleksander Kazecki
    August 4, 2016

    Scary Movie

  2. travis tenbrunsel
    September 1, 2016

    Big Fat Greek Wedding is more successful at grossing than When Harry Met Sally. You learn something new every day.

  3. Rhett Medders
    October 22, 2016


  4. WitherTux
    January 7, 2017

    Napoleon Dynamite isn't number 1? This is a disgrace to you, me, and the entire Gem State.

  5. Storm CUG
    January 18, 2017

    Napoleons dynamite

  6. Bo Bateman
    August 2, 2017

    Paranormal topped Napolean because it cost 15,000 to produce and grossed 193 million

  7. Michael Gilley
    August 3, 2017

    Napoleon diserves #1

  8. Rock21
    August 7, 2017

    Napoleon Dynamite should b #1

    August 10, 2017

    Never sleep on Napolean Dynamite that movie was hella lit that was my childhood it will always be considered one of my favs!!!!!!

  10. George Guja
    August 10, 2017

    the guy who played scott pilgram kinda looks like Tom Holland

  11. Cas Harren
    August 20, 2017

    7:42 LOL

  12. Andrew Smith
    August 24, 2017

    Juno is a dreadful film. It's not funny and none of the characters are likeable. It's not believeable that an ugly, skinny teenage geek would even get to kiss a pretty girl, let alone hump her. Her casual attitude to being pregnant is ridiculous.

  13. Voracious T
    September 4, 2017

    Easy rider was complete shit , they just rode around on bikes and just did drugs and had sex and die at the end.
    To this day i have n o idea why our 5th grade teacher made us watch it and write an article about it.

  14. bob brady
    September 9, 2017

    Primer (film)

  15. Juan Mancha
    October 10, 2017

    Where is (500) Days of Summer?

  16. S&M Gaming
    October 14, 2017

    Ive heard good stuff about Napoleon Dynamite, I was kinda disappointed to find that it was one of the worst movies I have ever seen

  17. Droopy Q
    November 8, 2017

    I remember Paranormal Activity had a lot of promotion

  18. Free Bee
    November 10, 2017

    Juno? A hit? Oh C'mon

  19. Ethan Butler
    November 11, 2017

    Saw Napolean Dynamite on the thumbnail. Clicked on it!

  20. Alyssa Wilson
    November 15, 2017

    I agree with #1. It was so real and genuine feeling, I seriously thought it was found footage or legit filming of a couples experience. But then again, I was 17, so innocent times lol

  21. anissa adams
    November 22, 2017

    Where is a little movie called Star Wars

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