A Nightmare on Elm Street films, favorite to least favorite

by Jeremy6100 | created - 29 Aug 2011 | updated - 11 Jan 2012 | Public

This is my opinion and I didn't include the remake because I find it unfair to rank it with the other films but my opinion was it was OK it wasn't bad but it was unnecessary

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1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.5
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78 Metascore

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

Votes: 169,816 | Gross: $25.50M

10/10

2. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

R | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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49 Metascore

A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 57,280 | Gross: $44.79M

10/10

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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56 Metascore

Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may be able to defeat him for good.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, John Beckman, Kisha Brackel

Votes: 40,931 | Gross: $49.37M

8/10

4. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger, who is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler

Votes: 49,641 | Gross: $30.00M

8/10

5. New Nightmare (1994)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Jeff Davis, Miko Hughes

Votes: 42,578 | Gross: $18.09M

7.5/10

6. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

5.1
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The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Kelly Jo Minter, Danny Hassel

Votes: 33,570 | Gross: $22.17M

7.5/10

7. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.

Director: Rachel Talalay | Stars: Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt, Lezlie Deane

Votes: 34,563 | Gross: $34.87M

as an Elm Street film 1/10 as an entertaining film 9/10

8. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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37 Metascore

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

Votes: 97,146 | Gross: $82.62M

6/10