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The Best B Movies of All Time  

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List Rules Vote 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.

 

All sorts of directors have taken on B-movie movies. Examples include Francis Ford Coppola, George A. Romero, and Terence Fisher.

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Plan 9 from Outer Space ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
but chickens double d added Tor Johnson, Bunny Breckinridge, Joanna Lee
Plan 9 from Outer Space is a 1959 American black-and-white science fiction thriller film released by Distributors Corporation of America. The film was written, produced, directed, and edited by ...more

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Piranha is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Keenan Wynn, John Sayles, Barbara Steele
Piranha is a 1978 American B movie about a swarm of killer piranhas. It was directed and co-edited by Joe Dante and starred Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn, ...more

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Screamers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Peter Weller, Jennifer Rubin, Roy Dupuis
Screamers is a 1995 dystopian science fiction film starring Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, and Jennifer Rubin, and directed by Christian Duguay. The screenplay, written by Dan O'Bannon with a rewrite ...more

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Night of the Comet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart
Night of the Comet is a 1984 disaster-comedy film written and directed by Thom Eberhardt and starring Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran, and Kelli Maroney. The film was voted number 10 in ...more

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The Crazies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Lynn Lowry, Harry Spillman, Richard Liberty
The Crazies is a 1973 American science fiction horror-action film about the effects of the accidental release of a military biological weapon upon the inhabitants of a small American town. The ...more
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C.H.U.D. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
John Goodman, Daniel Stern, John Heard
C.H.U.D. is a 1984 American horror film produced by Andrew Bonime, and directed by Douglas Cheek with Peter Stein as the director of photography and William Bilowit as production designer. The ...more

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Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Munin Nipitt added Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki
Battle Royale is a 2000 Japanese action thriller film adapted from the 1999 novel of the same name by Koushun Takami. It is the final film directed by Kinji Fukasaku, the screenplay written by ...more

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Night of the Demons is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Shannon Elizabeth, Edward Furlong, Diora Baird
Night of the Demons is a 2009 American horror film and remake of the 1988 film of the same name. It was directed by Adam Gierasch, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jace Anderson, and stars ...more
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John Dies at the End is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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This film is a 2012 American dark comedy horror film written and directed by Don Coscarelli, based on David Wong's novel of the same name. Principal photography began in October 2010, and by ...more
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Assault on Precinct 13 ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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Assault on Precinct 13 is a 1976 American action thriller film written, directed, scored and edited by John Carpenter. It stars Austin Stoker as a police officer who defends a defunct precinct ...more

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The Kentucky Fried Movie... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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The Kentucky Fried Movie is an 1977 American anthology comedy film, released in 1977 and directed by John Landis. The film's writers were the team of David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, ...more

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Night of the Creeps is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
David Paymer, Dick Miller, Tom Atkins
Night of the Creeps is a 1986 American comedy horror written and directed by Fred Dekker, starring Tom Atkins, Jason Lively, Steve Marshall and Jill Whitlow. The film is an earnest attempt at a ...more

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The Texas Chainsaw Massa... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Dennis Hopper, Bill Moseley, Kinky Friedman
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (marketed as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2) is a 1986 American black comedy slasher film directed by Tobe Hooper. A radio host (Caroline Williams) is ...more

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The Masque of the Red De... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Eean Doleman added Vincent Price, Jane Asher, Hazel Court
This film is a 1964 British horror film directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price. The story follows a prince who terrorizes a plague-ridden peasantry while merrymaking in a lonely ...more

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The Class of Nuke 'Em Hi... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Robert Prichard, R. L. Ryan, Jennifer Prichard
Class of Nuke 'Em High, also known as Atomic High School, is a 1986 American science fiction comedy horror film made by cult classic B-movie production group Troma Entertainment. It was directed ...more
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Sleepaway Camp is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Mike Kellin, Katherine Kamhi, Robert Earl Jones
Sleepaway Camp is a 1983 exploitation slasher film written and directed by Robert Hiltzik who also served as executive producer. The film came at a time when slasher films were in their heyday, ...more

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Shocker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Shocker Wes Craven, Peter Berg, Brent Spiner
Shocker is a 1989 American horror film written and directed by Wes Craven. It stars Michael Murphy, Peter Berg and Mitch Pileggi as the evil antagonist Horace Pinker. Both Wes Craven and ...more
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The Curse of Frankenstei... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Hazel Court
The Curse of Frankenstein is a 1957 British horror film by Hammer Film Productions, loosely based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It was Hammer's first colour horror film, and the ...more

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Demons is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Lamberto Bava, Michele Soavi, Urbano Barberini
Demons is a 1985 Italian horror film directed by Lamberto Bava and produced by Dario Argento, starring Urbano Barberini and Natasha Hovey. The screenplay was written by Bava, Argento, Franco ...more

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The Raven is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price, Boris Karloff
The Raven is a 1963 American independent B movie/horror-comedy film produced and directed by Roger Corman. The film stars Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Boris Karloff as a trio of rival ...more

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Return of the Living Dea... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman
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It Came from Outer Space... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Russell Johnson, Richard Carlson, Dave Willock
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Bad Taste is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Peter Jackson, Craig Smith, Pete O'Herne
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Tales of Terror is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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Tales of Terror is an American International Pictures horror film starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Basil Rathbone; it is the fourth in the so-called Corman-Poe cycle of eight films ...more
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The Stuff is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Abe Vigoda, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello
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