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The Best Tom Savini Movies 

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List of the best Tom Savini movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Tom Savini'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 Tom Savini movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Tom Savini movies will be at the top of the list. Tom Savini has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Tom Savini movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Tom Savini films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

This list below has a variety of films in it, from Machete Kills to Children of the Living Dead.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Tom Savini movies?" and "What are the greatest Tom Savini roles of all time?"

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have both worked with Tom Savini over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

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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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Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

Released: 1996

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Sarah Kelly

From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 American horror-crime thriller film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino. It stars George Clooney, Tarantino, Harvey Keitel and Juliette ...more

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#346 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #54 of 812 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

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Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Fergie

Released: 2007

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Planet Terror is a 2007 American action horror science-fiction film directed by Robert Rodriguez, about a group of people attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures as they feud ...more

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#270 of 812 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #15 of 151 The Best Zombie Movies of All Time

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Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan

Released: 2007

Directed by: Edgar Wright, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Rob Zombie, + more

Grindhouse is a 2007 American horror film double feature co-written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. The double feature consists of two feature-length segments, ...more

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Stephen King, George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour

Released: 1987

Directed by: Michael Gornick

Creepshow 2 is a 1987 American live-action/animated horror comedy anthology film directed by Michael Gornick and the sequel to Creepshow. Gornick was George A. Romero's cinematographer on the ...more

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Machete is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tom Savini Movies
Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Robert De Niro

Released: 2010

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Ethan Maniquis

Machete is a 2010 American action film written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis. This film is an expansion of a fake trailer that was included in Rodriguez's and ...more

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Tom Savini, John Amplas, Christine Forrest

Released: 1978

Directed by: George A. Romero

Martin is a 1978 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero. Romero claims that Martin is the favorite of all his films. The film is also notable as the first collaboration ...more

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#54 of 132 The Best '70s Horror Movies #63 of 95 The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time

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Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Autumn Reeser

Released: 2008

Directed by: P. J. Pesce

Lost Boys: The Tribe is a 2008 horror film and the sequel to the successful 1987 American vampire horror film, The Lost Boys, directed by P. J. Pesce. It stars Tad Hilgenbrink, Autumn Reeser, ...more
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Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tom Savini Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2012

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) sets out to ...more

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Caroline Munro, Tom Savini, Sharon Mitchell

Released: 1980

Directed by: William Lustig

Maniac is a 1980 American exploitation slasher film directed by William Lustig and written by Joe Spinell and C. A. Rosenberg. The plot focuses on a disturbed and traumatized serial killer who ...more

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Stephen King, Ed Harris, Tom Savini

Released: 1981

Directed by: George A. Romero

Knightriders, also known as George A. Romero's Knightriders, is a 1981 American drama film written and directed by George A. Romero and starring Ed Harris, Gary Lahti, Tom Savini, Amy Ingersoll, ...more
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Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, Traci Lords

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kevin Smith

This film is a 2008 romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, distributed by The Weinstein Company, and starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks. It is Smith's second film not to ...more

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Rob Zombie, Dennis Hopper, John Carpenter

Released: 2008

Directed by: Rusty Nails

Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero is a 2008 documentary film directed by the filmmaker Rusty Nails. The film is about the life and career of the horror film director George A. ...more
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Tom Savini, Marysia Kay, Richard Cambridge

Released: 2005

Directed by: Johannes Roberts

Forest of the Damned is a 2005 horror feature film directed by Johannes Roberts.
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Tom Savini, Ingrid Pitt, Suzi Lorraine

Released: 2006

Directed by: Scott Bunt

Sea of Dust is a 2008 horror-fantasy film starring Tom Savini and Ingrid Pitt that takes its name from the boundary separating reality from religious truth, a boundary epitomized by Prester ...more
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Tom Savini, Jamie McCoy, A. Barrett Worland

Released: 2001

Directed by: Tor Ramsey

Children of the Living Dead is a 2001 American direct-to-video zombie film written by Karen L. Wolf, directed by Tor Ramsey, and executive produced by John A. Russo.
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Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1998

Directed by: Sarah Kelly

Full Tilt Boogie is a 1997 documentary directed by Sarah Kelly. It chronicles the production of the 1996 film From Dusk Till Dawn. It features extensive interviews with the cast and crew ...more
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Drive-In Madness George A. Romero, Tom Savini, James Karen

Released: 1987

Directed by: Tim Ferrante

Well here's a collection of some of the best Bomb Shells, Babes, Monsters, Murderers, Mad Men, and Mayhem ever assembled on one outrageous video! "BLOOD MONSTERS"... "NAUGHTY ...more
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It's My Party and I'll Die if I Want To Tom Savini, Jamie Williams, Christopher Patrick

Released: 2007

Directed by: Tony Wash

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Vicious Tom Savini, Bill Moseley, Brinke Stevens

Released: 2003

Directed by: Matt Green

Vicious is a 2003 horror film written by Martin L. Kelley and Matt Green, and directed by Matt Green.
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The Monster Man Tom Savini, Linnea Quigley, Denice Duff

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jose Prendes

The Monster Man is a 2001 film written and directed by Jose Prendes.
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A Dream of Color in Black and White William Shatner, Tom Savini, Tom Davis

Released: 2005

Directed by: Blake Fitzpatrick

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Beyond the Wall of Sleep Tom Savini, William Sanderson, Marco St. John

Released: 2006

Directed by: Thom Maurer, Barrett J. Leigh

Beyond the Wall of Sleep is a 2006 horror film written by Barrett J. Leigh, Thom Maurer and H.P. Lovecraft and directed by Barrett J. Leigh and Thom Maurer.
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The Ripper Tom Savini

Released: 1985

Directed by: Christopher Lewis

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The Absence of Light Caroline Munro, Tony Todd, Tom Savini

Released: 2004

Directed by: Patrick Desmond