List of the best Wes Craven movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Wes Craven's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Wes Craven movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Wes Craven movies will be at the top of the list. Wes Craven has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Wes Craven movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Wes Craven films to end the squabble once and for all.
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List films range from Shadow Zone: The Undead Express to Wes Craven's New Nightmare."This list answers the questions, "What are the best Wes Craven movies?" and "What are the greatest Wes Craven roles of all time?"
Wes Craven's New Nightmare is a 1994 American slasher metafilm written and directed by original Nightmare on Elm Street creator Wes Craven. Although it is the seventh film in the franchise, it is not part of the series continuity, instead portraying Freddy Krueger as a fictional movie villain who invades the real world and haunts the cast and crew responsible for his films. While the canon Elm Street films are about dreams overlapping reality, this entry is about films overlapping reality. In this film, Freddy is depicted as closer to what Craven originally intended, being more menacing and less comical, with a greatly updated attire and appearance. The film features various people involved ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Lin Shaye, + more
Initial Release: 1994
Directed by: Wes Craven
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#63 on The Best Movies of 1994
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy is a 2010 American four-hour direct-to-disc documentary film that chronicles the entire Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and the rise of New Line Cinema. Written by Thommy Hutson, produced by Daniel Farrands and Thommy Hutson, and co-directed by Daniel Farrands and Andrew Kasch. Heather Langenkamp, who portrayed Nancy Thompson in three of the Nightmare films, served as the project's executive producer and narrator. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Monica Keena, Wes Craven, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Renny Harlin, + more
Initial Release: 2010
Directed by: Andrew Kasch
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 American comedy film directed, written by, and starring Kevin Smith as Silent Bob, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. It focuses on the two eponymous characters, played respectively by Jason Mewes and Smith. The film features a large number of cameo appearances by famous actors and directors. The title and logo for Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back are direct references to The Empire Strikes Back. Smith originally intended for it to be the last film set in his View Askewniverse, or to feature Jay and Silent Bob, and thus features many characters ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Eliza Dushku, Will Ferrell, Chris Rock, + more
Initial Release: 2001
Directed by: Kevin Smith
The American Nightmare is a 2000 documentary film written and directed by Adam Simon. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, John Landis, George A. Romero, Wes Craven, + more
Initial Release: 2000
Directed by: Adam Simon