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The Best Movies Directed by Sam Raimi 

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List of all movies directed by Sam Raimi ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Sam Raimi are listed here and include movie posters and Sam Raimi movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Sam Raimi as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Sam Raimi movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Sam Raimi film is can be factored into this list.

From Sam Raimi's studio films to Sam Raimi's independent films, this Sam Raimi filmography keeps tabs on all Sam Raimi movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List features movies like Spider-Man 2 and Army of Darkness.

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Who has Sam Raimi worked with as a director? Talent includes the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Kevin Costner, and Russell Crowe. Did you have fun voting on this list of Sam Raimi movies? You might also want to vote on our lists of the best Guillermo del Toro and John Landis movies as well.

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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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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 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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Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco

Released: 2004

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. While struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man, Peter ...more

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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Raimi
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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Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst

Released: 2002

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. When bitten by a genetically modified spider, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), a nerdy, ...more

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Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Bruce Campbell

Released: 1990

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Darkman is a 1990 American superhero action film directed and co-written by Sam Raimi. It is based on a short story Raimi wrote that paid homage to Universal's horror films of the 1930s. The ...more

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Directed by: Sam Raimi

The Evil Dead is an American horror film franchise created by Sam Raimi consisting of four feature films. The films revolve around the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, an ancient Sumerian text which ...more
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Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

Released: 2009

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Drag Me to Hell is a 2009 American horror film co-written and directed by Sam Raimi. The plot, written with his brother Ivan, focuses on loan officer Christine Brown, who reluctantly, under ...more

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Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda

Released: 1998

Directed by: Sam Raimi

A Simple Plan is a 1998 American neo-noir thriller film, and an adaptation of the 1993 novel of the same name by Scott B. Smith, who also wrote the screenplay. Directed by Sam Raimi, the film ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe

Released: 1995

Directed by: Sam Raimi

This film is a 1995 western film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio. The story focuses on "The Lady", a gunfighter who ...more

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Evil Dead film series

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Raimi
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco

Released: 2007

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and ...more

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Katie Holmes, Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves

Released: 2000

Directed by: Sam Raimi

The Gift is a 2000 American supernatural thriller film directed by Sam Raimi, written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson and based on the alleged psychic experiences of Thornton's mother. ...more

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Oz the Great and Powerfu... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Raimi
Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco

Released: 2013

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Oz the Great and Powerful is a 2013 American 3D live action and computer animated fantasy adventure film directed by Sam Raimi, produced by Joe Roth, and written by David Lindsay-Abaire and ...more

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Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, J.K. Simmons

Released: 1999

Directed by: Sam Raimi

For Love of the Game is a 1999 American drama sports film based on the novel of the same title by Michael Shaara. It is directed by Sam Raimi and stars Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston. The film ...more
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Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt

Released: 2014

Directed by: Sam Raimi, Gil Kenan

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by ...more

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Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

Released: 1977

Directed by: Sam Raimi

It's Murder! is a 1977 short film directed by Sam Raimi. It was co-written and produced by Raimi and Scott Spiegel, and stars both Raimi and Spiegel. Raimi's first directorial work, it co-stars ...more
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Frances McDormand, Bruce Campbell, Sheree J. Wilson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Crimewave is a 1985 American comedy film directed by Sam Raimi written by him and the Coen brothers, and starring Reed Birney, Paul L. Smith, Louise Lasser, Brion James, and Bruce Campbell, the ...more
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Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Ellen Sandweiss

Released: 1978

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Within the Woods is a 1978 horror short film written, directed and produced by Sam Raimi. Raimi drew inspiration from his earlier short film Clockwork, deciding to produce a ...more
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Scott Spiegel

Released: 1978

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Clockwork is a 1978 American short horror film directed by Sam Raimi, starring Scott Spiegel and Cheryl Guttridge.
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Released: 2013

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Earp: Saints For Sinners is a comic book film adaptation produced by DreamWorks Studios and based on the sci-fi western comic book based on the legendary lawman, Wyatt Earp, taking place in Las ...more