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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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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi
Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It is the third installment of The Evil Dead franchise. The film was written by Sam Raimi and his ...more

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The Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi
This film is a 1981 American horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi and executive produced by Raimi and Bruce Campbell, who also stars alongside Ellen Sandweiss and Betsy Baker. This film ...more

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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi
Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi and a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott Spiegel, produced by Robert ...more

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Tremors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward
Tremors is a 1990 American western monster film directed by Ron Underwood, written by Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson and Underwood, and starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, ...more

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Escape from New York is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine
Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter. The film is set in a then near-future 1997 in a distopian United States ...more

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They Live is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison
They Live is a 1988 American science fiction film written and directed by John Carpenter. The film stars Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster. It follows a nameless drifter referred to as ...more

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#116 of 796 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #255 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Timefeaturing More Than An '80s B-Movie, 'They Live' Is A Surprisingly Savvy Prediction Of Modern Life

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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico
This film is a 1978 Italian-American horror drama film written and directed by George A. Romero. It was the second film made in Romero's series, but contains no characters or settings from them, ...more

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Night of the Living Dead... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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Living Dead is a blanket term for various films, series, and other forms of media that all originated from, and includes, the 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead conceived by George A. ...more

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The Rocky Horror Picture... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical horror comedy film by 20th Century Fox produced by Lou Adler and Michael White and directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman ...more

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#20 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #116 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing Every Song in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ranked by Singability

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Killer Klowns from Outer... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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Christopher Titus, John Vernon, Royal Dano
Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a 1988 American science fiction horror comedy movie made by The Chiodo Brothers and starring Grant Cramer and Suzanne Snyder. It is the only Chiodo Brothers' ...more

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Re-Animator is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale
Re-Animator is a 1985 American science fiction horror comedy film loosely based on the H. P. Lovecraft episodic novella "Herbert West–Reanimator." Directed by Stuart Gordon, it was the ...more

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The Blob is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Lee Payton
The Blob is an independently made 1958 American horror/science fiction film directed by Irvin Yeaworth. In the style of American International Pictures, Paramount Pictures released the film as a ...more

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Kung Pow! Enter the Fist... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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Steve Oedekerk, Philip Kwok, Lau Kar-wing
Kung Pow! Enter the Fist is a 2002 American martial arts comedy film that parodies Hong Kong action cinema. Starring Steve Oedekerk, it uses footage from the 1976 Hong Kong martial arts movie ...more

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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jourdan, Karen Price
Swamp Thing is a 1982 American science fiction superhero film written and directed by Wes Craven, based on the DC Comics character of the same name created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. It ...more

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The Toxic Avenger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Marisa Tomei, Mitch Cohen, R. L. Ryan
The Toxic Avenger is a 1984 American superhero film released by Troma Entertainment, known for producing low budget B-movies with campy concepts. Virtually ignored upon its first release, The ...more

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Mystery Science Theater ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie is a 1996 film adaptation of the television series Mystery Science Theater 3000, produced and set between seasons 6 and 7 of the show. It was distributed ...more

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The Return of the Living... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley
This film is a 1985 American black comedy/zombie horror film written and directed by Dan O'Bannon and starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa and Linnea Quigley. The film tells the story of ...more

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Them! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker
Them! is a 1954 American black-and-white science fiction film from Warner Bros. Pictures produced by David Weisbart, directed by Gordon Douglas, and starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan ...more

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Death Race 2000 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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Sylvester Stallone, David Carradine, Mary Woronov
This film is a 1975 cult action film directed by Paul Bartel, and starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth and Sylvester Stallone. The film takes place in a dystopian American society in the ...more

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Elvira: Mistress of the ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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Cassandra Peterson, Jeff Conaway, Tress MacNeille
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is a 1988 comedy horror film directed by James Signorelli. Cassandra Peterson plays the role of horror hostess Elvira in her feature film debut. The screenplay was ...more

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Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Sherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy, Terry Alexander
This film is a 1985 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and the third film in Romero's film series. Romero describes the film as a "tragedy about how a lack of ...more

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The Lawnmower Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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Pierce Brosnan, Dean Norris, Geoffrey Lewis
The Lawnmower Man is a 1992 American science fiction action horror film directed by Brett Leonard and written by Brett Leonard and Gimel Everett. The film is named after a Stephen King short ...more
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Eight Legged Freaks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette, Kari Wührer
Eight Legged Freaks is a 2002 American horror-comedy film directed by Ellory Elkayem and stars David Arquette, Kari Wührer, Scott Terra, and Scarlett Johansson. The plot concerns a ...more

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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme
This film is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Jackson with his partner Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair, the film was a commercial failure at the ...more

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Attack of the Killer Tom... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Jack Riley, Eric Christmas, Stephen Peace
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a 1978 comedy horror film directed, produced, edited, scored and co-written by John DeBello and starring David Miller. The film is a spoof of B movies. Made on a ...more