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List of all movies directed by John Carpenter ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by John Carpenter are listed here and include movie posters and John Carpenter movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by John Carpenter as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest John Carpenter movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top John Carpenter film is can be factored into this list.

From John Carpenter's studio films to John Carpenter's independent films, this John Carpenter filmography keeps tabs on all John Carpenter movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List is made up of movies like The Thing and Halloween.

If you’re wondering “what movies did John Carpenter direct?” or “who is John Carpenter?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by John Carpenter?” and “what's a good selection of good John Carpenter movies?”

If you're wanting to get into John Carpenter films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent John Carpenter works.

All John Carpenter director credits are included. This list of every movie that John Carpenter has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the John Carpenter movie is and which actors starred in the John Carpenter film.

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John Carpenter has had the pleasure of working with tremendous talent, including Robert De Niro and Charlton Heston. Are you a fan of John Carpenter's filmography? Vote on our lists of the best movies directed by Ridley Scott and Mel Brooks too.

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Carpenter
Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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Escape from New York Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

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John Carpenter's The Fog Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Tom Welling

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They Live Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

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Big Trouble in Little China Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, John Carpenter

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In the Mouth of Madness Hayden Christensen, Charlton Heston, Sam Neill

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Christine Kelly Preston, Alexandra Paul, John Madden

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Assault on Precinct 13 Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton

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Prince of Darkness Alice Cooper, Donald Pleasence, Peter Jason

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Starman Jeff Bridges, John Carpenter, Karen Allen

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Vampires James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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Escape from L.A. Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Pam Grier

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Dark Star Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

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John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns Norman Reedus, Udo Kier, Chris Gauthier

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Ghosts of Mars Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Natasha Henstridge

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Elvis Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, Ed Begley

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The Ward Amber Heard, Lyndsy Fonseca, Danielle Panabaker

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Someone's Watching Me! Lauren Hutton, Adrienne Barbeau, David Birney

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Memoirs of an Invisible Man Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Patricia Heaton

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John Carpenter presents Body Bags Mark Hamill, Debbie Harry, Tom Arnold

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Masters of Horror: Season 1: Vol. 1 Udo Kier, Chelah Horsdal, Lori Petty

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Memoirs of an Invisible Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Carpenter

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Village of the Damned Kirstie Alley, Mark Hamill, Christopher Reeve

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Dark Star: Hyperdrive Edition: Director's Cut Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

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Pro-Life Emmanuelle Vaugier, Mark Feuerstein, Caitlin Wachs

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Hercules Luciana Paluzzi, Sylva Koscina, Steve Reeves

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