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The Best B Movies of All Time

Updated December 7, 2019 23.2k votes 3.1k voters 164.9k views128 items

List RulesVote for your personal favorite B-movie films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

 

A list of all the best b-movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Check out which of your favorite movies and more are currently streaming on these horror Amazon Prime and Netflix Instant lists.

This b-movie movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of b-movie films also contains b-movie movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This b-movie films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best b-movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This b-movie movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year, and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Upvote your favorites to see them rise to the top.

List of b-movie films includes b-movie movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Share this list via your social media so that your friends can get in on it too.

These are the top films in the b-movie genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the b-movie genre in it. Be it the motifs of the b-movie genre or just some of the most common archetypes. B-movies are favorites to rewatch, like C.H.U.D. and The Evil Dead.

Show some love to your favorites like Don't Turn Around or Basketweave. If we missed any b-movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list, which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation).

The films on this list cover the most famous b-movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about b-movie movie lists.

You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the b-movies. List includes photos and b-movie movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List movies include Deadtime Stories, Final Cut, and more.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these b-movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good b-movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest b-movies, here is the full b-movies list, ordered from best to worst. Then, check out our list of the best B horror movies.

 

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  • Army of Darkness1
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    Army of Darkness

    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell

    Released1992

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • The Evil Dead2
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    The Evil Dead

    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

    Released1981

    Directed bySam Raimi

    This film is a 1981 American horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi and executive...  more
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  • Evil Dead II3
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    Evil Dead II

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva

    Released1987

    Directed bySam Raimi

    Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi, a parody sequel to...  more
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  • Tremors4
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    Tremors

    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire

    Released1990

    Directed byRon Underwood

    Tremors is a 1990 American western monster film directed by Ron Underwood, written by Brent...  more
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  • They Live5
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    They Live

    Roddy Piper, Keith David

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • Escape from New York6
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    Escape from New York

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and...  more
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  • Dawn of the Dead7
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    Dawn of the Dead

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree

    Released1978

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

    This film is a 1978 Italian-American horror drama film written and directed by George A....  more
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  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show8
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry

    Released1975

    Directed byJim Sharman

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical horror comedy film by 20th Century Fox...  more
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  • Night of the Living Dead9
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  • Re-Animator10
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    Re-Animator

    Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs

    Released1985

    Directed byStuart Gordon

    Re-Animator is a 1985 American science fiction horror comedy film loosely based on the H. P....  more
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  • Them!11
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    Them!

    Leonard Nimoy, James Arness

    Released1954

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Them! is a 1954 American black-and-white science fiction film from Warner Bros. Pictures...  more
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  • The Toxic Avenger12
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    The Toxic Avenger

    Marisa Tomei, Mitch Cohen

    Released1984

    Directed byLloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz

    The Toxic Avenger is a 1984 American superhero film released by Troma Entertainment, known for...  more
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  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie13
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    Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

    Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson

    Released1996

    Directed byJim Mallon

    Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie is a 1996 film adaptation of the television series...  more
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  • Kung Pow! Enter the Fist14
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    Kung Pow! Enter the Fist

    Steve Oedekerk, Philip Kwok

    Released2002

    Directed bySteve Oedekerk

    Kung Pow! Enter the Fist is a 2002 American martial arts comedy film that parodies Hong Kong...  more
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  • The Lawnmower Man15
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    The Lawnmower Man

    Pierce Brosnan, Dean Norris

    Released1992

    Directed byBrett Leonard

    The Lawnmower Man is a 1992 American science fiction action horror film directed by Brett...  more
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  • Screamers16
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    Screamers

    Peter Weller, Jennifer Rubin

    Released1995

    Directed byChristian Duguay

    Screamers is a 1995 dystopian science fiction film starring Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, and...  more
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  • Day of the Dead17
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    Day of the Dead

    Sherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy

    Released1985

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

    This film is a 1985 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and the...  more
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  • Eight Legged Freaks18
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    Eight Legged Freaks

    Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette

    Released2002

    Directed byEllory Elkayem

    Eight Legged Freaks is a 2002 American horror-comedy film directed by Ellory Elkayem and stars...  more
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  • C.H.U.D.19
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    C.H.U.D.

    John Goodman, Daniel Stern

    Released1984

    Directed byDouglas Cheek

    C.H.U.D. is a 1984 American horror film produced by Andrew Bonime, and directed by Douglas...  more
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  • Piranha20
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    Piranha

    Keenan Wynn, John Sayles

    Released1978

    Directed byJoe Dante

    Piranha is a 1978 American B movie about a swarm of killer piranhas. It was directed and...  more
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  • The Crazies21
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    The Crazies

    Lynn Lowry, Harry Spillman

    Released1973

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

    The Crazies is a 1973 American science fiction horror-action film about the effects of the...  more
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  • Night of the Demons22
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    Night of the Demons

    Shannon Elizabeth, Edward Furlong

    Released2010

    Directed byAdam Gierasch

    Night of the Demons is a 2009 American horror film and remake of the 1988 film of the same...  more
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  • Shocker23
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    Shocker

    Wes Craven, Peter Berg

    Released1989

    Directed byWes Craven

    Shocker is a 1989 American horror film written and directed by Wes Craven. It stars Michael...  more
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  • The Class of Nuke 'Em High24
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    The Class of Nuke 'Em High

    Robert Prichard, R. L. Ryan

    Released1986

    Directed byLloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz, Richard W. Haines

    Class of Nuke 'Em High, also known as Atomic High School, is a 1986 American science fiction...  more
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  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space25
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    Killer Klowns from Outer Space

    Christopher Titus, John Vernon

    Released1988

    Directed byStephen Chiodo

    Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a 1988 American science fiction horror comedy movie made by...  more
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