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1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
R | 91 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 169,042 | Gross: $25.50M
2. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?
Votes: 33,549 | Gross: $17.77M
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.
Votes: 957,068 | Gross: $290.48M
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
Votes: 786,149 | Gross: $309.13M
5. Halloween II (1981)
R | 92 min | Horror
While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.
Votes: 57,661 | Gross: $25.53M
6. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.
Votes: 45,906 | Gross: $21.72M
7. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.
Votes: 25,956 | Gross: $21.93M
8. Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time's an undead charm.
Votes: 15,270 | Gross: $9.21M
R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
A boatful of graduating high school students headed to Manhattan accidentally pull Jason Voorhees along for the ride.
Votes: 26,323 | Gross: $14.34M
10. Child's Play (1988)
R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller
A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Votes: 69,834 | Gross: $33.24M
11. Hellraiser (1987)
R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.
Votes: 85,233 | Gross: $14.56M
12. Halloween 5 (1989)
R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece.
Votes: 26,206 | Gross: $11.64M
13. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance
The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world.
Votes: 33,403 | Gross: $22.17M
R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 40,710 | Gross: $49.37M
16. Psycho II (1983)
R | 113 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him.
Votes: 18,746 | Gross: $34.73M
17. Sleepaway Camp (1983)
R | 84 min | Horror
Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.
Votes: 19,020 | Gross: $11.00M
18. Prom Night (1980)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
At a high school senior prom, a masked killer stalks four teenagers who were responsible for the accidental death of a classmate six years previously.
Votes: 11,696 | Gross: $14.80M
19. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
R | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.
Votes: 56,976 | Gross: $44.79M
20. Prom Night II (1987)
R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller
Thirty years after her accidental death at her 1957 senior prom, the tortured spirit of prom queen Mary Lou Maloney returns to seek revenge.
Votes: 3,553 | Gross: $2.68M
21. Blood Rage (1987)
Not Rated | 82 min | Horror
As kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood.
22. Girls School Screamers (1986)
R | 80 min | Horror
Seven college girls spend the weekend at an elegant estate which begins as a fun filled adventure but ends in a nightmare of gut-wrenching terror.
23. Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
R | 104 min | Horror
A family moves into their new home, which proves to be evil, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.
Votes: 8,316 | Gross: $12.53M
24. Return to Horror High (1987)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror
A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,375 | Gross: $1.19M
25. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)
R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror
After murdering a young girl, Angela Baker assumes her identity and travels to Camp New Horizons, built on the grounds of the camp she terrorized the year before, and starts killing again.
27. C.H.U.D. (1984)
R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A bizarre series of sudden disappearances on the streets of New York City seems to point toward something unsavory living in the sewers.
Votes: 8,424 | Gross: $4.65M
28. Pin (1988)
R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller
Isolated by his strange parents, Leon finds solace in an imaginary friend, which happens to be an anatomy doll from his father's doctor office. Unfortunately, the doll begins to take over Leon's life, and his sister's life as well.
29. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller
Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.
Votes: 29,432 | Gross: $19.47M
31. Sister, Sister (1987)
R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Two sisters turn their family mansion in Louisiana into a guest house. One of their guests is an aide to a congressman, and turns their lives inside out.
Votes: 703 | Gross: $0.74M
32. Hell Night (1981)
R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller
Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion, where they are stalked by the monstrous survivor of a family massacre years earlier.
33. Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller
Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree.
Votes: 37,114 | Gross: $36.69M
34. The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror
A New England home is terrorized by a series of murders, unbeknownst to the guests that a gruesome secret is hiding in the basement.
35. April Fool's Day (1986)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery
Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend.
Votes: 11,655 | Gross: $12.95M
37. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
R | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror
An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.
Votes: 18,857 | Gross: $19.60M
38. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.
Votes: 44,303 | Gross: $14.24M
39. Tango & Cash (1989)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.
Votes: 82,660 | Gross: $63.41M
40. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake.
Votes: 34,359 | Gross: $32.98M
41. Creepshow 2 (1987)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die.
Votes: 17,885 | Gross: $14.00M
42. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror
Angela, supposedly reformed and living under an assumed surname, is working at a summer camp. However, when the campers start misbehaving, she soon reverts to her old ways.
43. Puppetmaster (1989 Video)
R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.
44. Parasite (1982)
R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,581 | Gross: $7.00M
45. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the dormant Jason Voorhees returns to the camp grounds when he is accidentally released from his prison by a telekinetic teenager.
Votes: 24,921 | Gross: $19.17M
R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 49,377 | Gross: $30.00M
47. Spaceballs (1987)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.
Votes: 149,157 | Gross: $38.12M
48. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.
Votes: 13,999 | Gross: $5.67M
49. Friday the 13th (1980)
R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.
Votes: 95,091 | Gross: $39.75M
50. Psycho III (1986)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Norman Bates falls in love with a fallen nun who stays at the Bates Motel alongside a drifter and a curious reporter. Meanwhile, "mother" is still watching.
Votes: 10,254 | Gross: $14.48M
51. Beetlejuice (1988)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy
When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.
Votes: 212,101 | Gross: $73.71M
52. Christmas Evil (1980)
R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller
A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.
54. House on the Edge of the Park (1980)
Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Two low-life punks invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everyone hostage and subject them to various forms of torture and mayhem.
55. Day of the Dead (1985)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.
Votes: 54,333 | Gross: $5.80M
57. Crocodile Dundee (1986)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy
An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.
Votes: 80,710 | Gross: $174.64M
59. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.
Votes: 138,859 | Gross: $234.76M
60. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogomil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.
Votes: 92,415 | Gross: $153.67M
61. Police Academy (1984)
R | 96 min | Comedy
A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.
Votes: 96,930 | Gross: $81.20M
63. Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
PG | 83 min | Comedy
The alumni of Commandant Lassard's Police Academy (1984) return to the school to train new recruits and prevent its closure.
Votes: 36,153 | Gross: $43.58M
64. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Crime
The misfit Police Academy (1984) graduates now are assigned to train a group of civilian volunteers to fight crime once again plaguing the streets.
Votes: 34,554 | Gross: $28.06M
66. Supergirl (1984)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.
Votes: 15,608 | Gross: $13.60M
67. Shi di chu ma (1980)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace, on the condition that he must find his errant brother. Much ... See full summary »
68. Yi zhao ban shi chuang jiang hu (1978)
R | 97 min | Action, Comedy
A young man poses as "the Whip King" and collects the reward for a bandit he has seen killed by a famous bounty hunter. He must now learn Kung Fu if he is to live up to this new persona and conquer the enemies he has inherited.
69. Fainaru faito - Saigo no ichigeki (1989)
100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Years after retiring from the world of free fighting martial arts, a man returns to the deadly world of fighting after his best student is killed in the tournament.
71. Coming Attractions (1978)
R | 84 min | Comedy
Broad satire and buffoonery presented as a series of movie trailers. Among the titles and subjects are: "The Howard Huge Story", "Skate-boarders from Hell", "The Invasion of the Penis ... See full summary »
73. The Gunfighters (1987 TV Movie)
PG | 96 min | Western
The Everetts, two brothers and a cousin are trying to make a go of their ranch in Kansas but Deke Turner, someone who wants to see them fail, is doing everything he can to see that happen. ... See full summary »
74. Nightmaster (1987 TV Movie)
R | 87 min | Action, Drama
Steve Beck (Vince Martin) is a Karate instructor, Robby Mason (Tom Jennings) his prize student. Beck is using drugs to give him an edge. Guy Duncan (Craig Pearce) is Beck's drug connection ... See full summary »
75. Death of a Prophet (1981 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, History
After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation... See full summary »
76. The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.
Votes: 4,890 | Gross: $3.70M
78. Shao Lin tong zi gong (1983)
84 min | Action
In Japanese-occupied China, a group of ruthless ninjas schemes to take control of a Shaolin temple - and all of its riches - by any means necessary. The peaceful Shaolin monks are reluctant... See full summary »
79. Shao Lin tong zi gong (1981)
90 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
After the massacre of a small village a group of survivors lead by one of man called Ah Tien is trained by a mysterious monk in the deadly arts of the Shaolin Chastity Kung Fu. The group of... See full summary »
80. Killer Constable (1980)
98 min | Action, Drama
Director Kuei Chih Hung was famous for his modern day crime thrillers, his horror flicks, and even his comedies. But if the only kung-fu film he ever made was this one, he'd still be spoken... See full summary »
82. Thunder Run (1986)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Thriller
Charlie, a Korean War veteran, is driving a truck which is transporting plutonium from Nevada to Arizona. But there are a bunch of terrorists who want to steal the stuff...
Votes: 225 | Gross: $0.15M
83. Double Dragon in Last Duel (1985)
When his father is killed by a murderous martial arts expert looking to overpower the lucrative family business, a young warrior bides his time by learning the skills needed to seek ... See full summary »
84. Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, History, War
During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were ... See full summary »
86. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 159,241 | Gross: $63.95M
87. Sadae solimsa (1984)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action
A general goes on a search for a book that reveals the names of revolutionaries in the area, leading to a showdown at a Shaolin temple where he faces off against the revolutionaries.
88. Commando (1985)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter.
Votes: 124,002 | Gross: $35.10M
89. High Risk (1981)
R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Four naive Americans, in need of easy cash, decide to fly to Colombia and raid the safe of a notorious drug lord with connections to the corrupt military regime.
91. The Lady and the Highwayman (1989 TV Movie)
90 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Swashbuckling tale of romance, betrayal, jealousy, banditry, murder and court intrigue set in the 1660s, during the Restoration to the English throne of King Charles II.
92. Sahyeongsaje (1982)
90 min | Action, Drama
Li-Siu, a young Shaolin Monk finds the opportunity to practice his Kung-Fu teachings. During his practice he stumbles onto the murder of the Abbot as the Shaolin Temple and the kidnapping ... See full summary »
93. Bloodsport (1988)
R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.
Votes: 64,639 | Gross: $11.81M
94. Out of the Blue (1980)
R | 94 min | Drama
A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene.
95. Shao Lin si (1982)
95 min | Action, Drama
The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, ... See full summary »
96. Cobra (1986)
R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Votes: 55,944 | Gross: $49.04M
97. Bicheongwon (1980)
R | 95 min | Action, Drama
The evil Silver Fox is back and he must search for a secret message that was put on a young man who was supposedly killed with his father by Silver Fox's bandits. Years later, the young man... See full summary »
98. Long teng hu yue (1983)
92 min | Action
A pair of evil gung-fu artists, Heaven and Earth, are slaughtering the entire Yin-Yang brotherhood. he movie opens with two members of the brotherhood and their two male children being ... See full summary »
99. Shaolin vs. Manchu (1984)
Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure
Jouan appears to be a dedicated Volumeiple of Shaolin Temple but is really a Manchu spy. As the favorite to succeed the Temple Master, he cannot stand competition from Rock, a true ... See full summary »
100. Secret Ninja (1982)
R | 95 min | Drama, Action
Dragon Kong, a victor of a millionaire's martial-arts contest, is about to begin the most dangerous mission of his life. For his prize, the millionaire's ravishing daughter Susan, has been ... See full summary »