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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
but chickens double d added Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

Released: 1992

Directed by: 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

Released: 1981

Directed by: Sam 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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Tremors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

Released: 1990

Directed by: Ron Underwood

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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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

Released: 1987

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi, a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. After Ash (Bruce Campbell) discovers an audiotape left by a college ...more

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They Live is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

Released: 1988

Directed by: John Carpenter

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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

Released: 1978

Directed by: George A. Romero

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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The Toxic Avenger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Marisa Tomei, Mitch Cohen, R. L. Ryan

Released: 1984

Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz

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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Night of the Living Dead... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
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Directed by: George A. Romero

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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Escape from New York is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
but chickens double d added Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Carpenter

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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The Rocky Horror Picture... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Munin Nipitt added Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

Released: 1975

Directed by: Jim Sharman

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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Them! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker

Released: 1954

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

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Mystery Science Theater ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu

Released: 1996

Directed by: Jim Mallon

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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Re-Animator is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Eean Doleman added Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale

Released: 1985

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

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Kung Pow! Enter the Fist... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
slaft added Steve Oedekerk, Philip Kwok, Lau Kar-wing

Released: 2002

Directed by: Steve Oedekerk

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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Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Sherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy, Terry Alexander

Released: 1985

Directed by: George A. Romero

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The Lawnmower Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
slaft added Pierce Brosnan, Dean Norris, Geoffrey Lewis

Released: 1992

Directed by: Brett Leonard

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Eight Legged Freaks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette, Kari Wührer

Released: 2002

Directed by: Ellory Elkayem

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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Piranha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Keenan Wynn, John Sayles, Barbara Steele

Released: 1978

Directed by: Joe Dante

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) 19 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Peter Weller, Jennifer Rubin, Roy Dupuis

Released: 1995

Directed by: Christian Duguay

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C.H.U.D. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
John Goodman, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Released: 1984

Directed by: Douglas Cheek

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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The Crazies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Lynn Lowry, Harry Spillman, Richard Liberty

Released: 1973

Directed by: George A. Romero

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
22
The Class of Nuke 'Em Hi... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Robert Prichard, R. L. Ryan, Jennifer Prichard

Released: 1986

Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz, Richard W. Haines

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Night of the Demons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Shannon Elizabeth, Edward Furlong, Diora Baird

Released: 2010

Directed by: Adam Gierasch

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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Shocker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Shocker Wes Craven, Peter Berg, Brent Spiner

Released: 1989

Directed by: Wes Craven

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Bad Taste is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best B Movies of All Time
Peter Jackson, Craig Smith, Pete O'Herne

Released: 1987

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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