5 Films on Streaming That Were Unexpected Blockbusters

Sharanya Kumar

Home Alone (1990)

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

Who could've guessed that the highest-grossing film of 1990 would have a 10-year-old child as its lead protagonist! The Macaulay Culkin-starring holiday hit has become a defining moment in pop culture.

Pretty Woman (1990)

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

Expectations were low for this film about a rich man falling in love with a hooker with a heart of gold. However, it went on to be a massive hit, launching Julia Roberts to instant stardom.

Titanic (1997)

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

In 1997, action director James Cameron set off to make an epic love story for the ages, featuring two actors who had never had a hit film. It became one of the highest-grossing films of all time.

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

M. Night Shyamalan has had some hits and misses in his career, but this supernatural horror with a twist ending was an unequivocal triumph. The director reportedly went through ten drafts before arriving at the final script.

Get Out (2017)

Streaming on Netflix

This horror film was masterful comedian Jordan Peele’s directorial debut. Despite its low budget, Get Out enjoyed phenomenal critical and commercial success.

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