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The Best Robert Englund Movies 

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List of the best Robert Englund movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Robert Englund's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Robert Englund movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Robert Englund movies will be at the top of the list. Robert Englund has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Robert Englund movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Robert Englund films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Robert Englund role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Robert Englund performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List films include Hatchet, Wes Craven's New Nightmare and more.

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A Nightmare on Elm Stree... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Robert Englund Movies
Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

Released: 1984

Directed by: Wes Craven

A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and directed by Wes Craven, and the first film of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The film stars ...more

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Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor

Released: 1987

Directed by: Chuck Russell

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Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

Released: 1994

Directed by: Wes Craven

Wes Craven's New Nightmare is a 1994 American slasher metafilm written and directed by original Nightmare on Elm Street creator Wes Craven. Although it is the seventh film in the franchise, it ...more

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Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Brooke Bundy

Released: 1988

Directed by: Renny Harlin

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master is a 1988 American slasher fantasy film and the fourth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. The film was directed by Renny Harlin, stars ...more

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Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

Released: 2003

Directed by: Ronny Yu

Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 American slasher action fantasy film directed by Ronny Yu. The film is a crossover between the Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. It is the ...more

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Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Wally George

Released: 1989

Directed by: Stephen Hopkins

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Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Roseanne Barr

Released: 1991

Directed by: Rachel Talalay

This film is a 1991 American comedy-horror slasher film and the sixth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. As the title suggests, it was intended to be the last film in the series and it ...more

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Robert Englund, Hope Lange, Clu Gulager

Released: 1985

Directed by: Jack Sholder

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Molly Shannon, Bill Nighy, Robert Englund

Released: 1989

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

The Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture is a 1989 American horror film directed by Dwight H. Little and based on Gaston Leroux's novel of the same name. The film is a newer, gorier version ...more
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Tony Todd, Robert Englund, Mercedes McNab

Released: 2006

Directed by: Adam Green

Hatchet is a 2006 American slasher film written and directed by Adam Green. The film has an all-star horror film cast.

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Wishmaster Tony Todd, Verne Troyer, Robert Englund

Released: 1997

Directed by: Robert Kurtzman

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Urban Legend is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Robert Englund Movies
Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

Released: 1998

Directed by: Jamie Blanks

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Eli Roth, Peter Stormare, Robert Englund

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tim Sullivan

2001 Maniacs is a 2005 American comedy horror film directed by Tim Sullivan, starring Robert Englund, Jay Gillespie, Dylan Edrington, and Matthew Carey. It is a remake of the 1964 film Two ...more

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Robert Englund, Zelda Rubinstein, Scott Wilson

Released: 2006

Directed by: Scott Glosserman

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a 2006 American mockumentary horror film and black comedy directed by Scott Glosserman. It stars Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals and Robert Englund. ...more

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Amy Smart, Linda Cardellini, Dee Snider

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Pieplow

Strangeland is a 1998 American horror film written by Dee Snider and directed by John Pieplow. The film focuses on the body modification underground culture's rituals. The film was filmed in the ...more
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Gilbert Gottfried, Lauren Holly, Priscilla Presley

Released: 1990

Directed by: Renny Harlin

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is a 1990 American action/comedy film directed by Renny Harlin. It stars comedian Andrew Dice Clay as the title character, Ford Fairlane, a "Rock n' Roll ...more
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Robert Englund, Jack Albertson, Barry Corbin

Released: 1981

Directed by: Gary Sherman

This film is a 1981 horror film directed by Gary Sherman, starring Melody Anderson and James Farentino. With a screenplay written by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett, the movie was initially ...more
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Kyle Richards, Robert Englund, Carolyn Jones

Released: 1977

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Eaten Alive is an American horror film, directed by Tobe Hooper and released in May 1977. It was written by Kim Henkel, Alvin L. Fast and Mardi Rustam and produced by Fast, Larry Huly, Robert ...more

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Robert Englund, Ted Levine, Danny Keough

Released: 1995

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

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Jenna Jameson, Tito Ortiz, John Hawkes

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jay Lee

Zombie Strippers is a 2008 American zombie comedy film written and directed by Jay Lee, starring Robert Englund, Jenna Jameson, and Tito Ortiz and distributed by Sony Pictures Home ...more
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Robert Englund, Erin Moran, Sid Haig

Released: 1981

Directed by: Bruce D. Clark

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Jenny McCarthy, Wil Wheaton, Robert Englund

Released: 2000

Directed by: Richard Clabaugh

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Susan Sarandon, Henry Fonda, Eileen Brennan

Released: 1977

Directed by: John Leone

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Robert Englund, Pat Hingle, Gregory Harrison

Released: 1983

Directed by: David Lowell Rich

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Inkubus Joey Fatone, Robert Englund, William Forsythe

Released: 2011

Directed by: Glenn Ciano

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