Nasty Little Creatures!

Movies with little critters ... plural, not singular, like a leprechaun ... and, I don't do sequels here.

NOTE: If you have toughts about my list, please leave a comment. I welcome them!

The list is in no particular order. I also keep my lists at under 100 movies, so if something is missing, it may be in the spirit of keeping your reading reasonable...
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1.
The Gate (1987)
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Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard... (85 mins.)
Director: Tibor Takacs
“ Little claymation demon creatures... great flick! ” - zachjennecca
 
2.
The Thing (2011)
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At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. (103 mins.)
“ It's a stretch, but.... the "arm" thingy's... ” - zachjennecca
 
3.
Creepshow (1982)
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An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s. (120 mins.)
“ Roaches.... alot of 'em... hey, they're nasty! ” - zachjennecca
 
4.
The Mist (2007)
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A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ The spider-like things... ” - zachjennecca
 
5.
Infestation (2009)
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A slacker awakes to find himself weak and wrapped in a webbing; after realizing that the world has been taken over by giant alien insects, he wakes a ragtag group of strangers and together they fight for survival. (91 mins.)
Director: Kyle Rankin
“ Buggies... great film here. This needs a sequel! ” - zachjennecca
 
6.
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ The pair of 'Dilophosaurus' dinosaurs that attacked 'Newman' ... ” - zachjennecca
 
7.
Army of Darkness (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home. (81 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ A bunch of little Bruce Campbells... ” - zachjennecca
 
8.
Galaxy of Terror (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
SciFi suspense thriller in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations. (81 mins.)
Director: B.D. Clark
“ Maggots ... or maggot-like creatures... ” - zachjennecca
 
9.
The Birds (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. (119 mins.)
“ Need I explain? ” - zachjennecca
 
10.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young couple inherits an old mansion inhabited by small demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own. (74 mins.)
Director: John Newland
“ Little creatures sneaking about the house... ” - zachjennecca
 
11.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ The 'Facehuggers...' ” - zachjennecca
 
12.
Gremlins (1984)
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A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ You got it... ” - zachjennecca
 
13.
Pitch Black (2000)
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A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur. (109 mins.)
Director: David Twohy
“ The flesh eating, bat-like thingy's... ” - zachjennecca
 
14.
A Bug's Life (1998)
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A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. (95 mins.)
“ Maybe the grasshoppers were more mean than nasty, but I had to add, just for the fun of it! ” - zachjennecca
 
15.
The Ruins (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins. (90 mins.)
Director: Carter Smith
“ Can vines be considered "little?" ” - zachjennecca
 
16.
Pet Sematary (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable. (103 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
“ The pets coming out of the cemetary were pretty "nasty!" ” - zachjennecca
 
17.
The Brood (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders. (92 mins.)
“ Brood is appropriate... ” - zachjennecca
 
18.
Willard (2003)
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A young man with an unusual connection to rats uses them at his own sociopathic will. (100 mins.)
Director: Glen Morgan
“ Vermin... ” - zachjennecca
 
19.
The Killer Shrews (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
On an isolated island, a small group of people are terrorized by giant voracious shrews in the midst of a hurricane. (69 mins.)
Director: Ray Kellogg
“ Too funny... dogs in costumes! ” - zachjennecca
 
20.
Arachnophobia (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill. (103 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
“ Spiders! ” - zachjennecca
 
21.
Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
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A variety of horrible poisonous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions. (99 mins.)
Director: Ellory Elkayem
“ Bigger spiders! ” - zachjennecca
 
22.
The Tingler (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Dr. Warren Chapin is a pathologist who regularly conducts autopsies on executed prisoners at the State prison... (82 mins.)
Director: William Castle
“ Things that live in our spines... ” - zachjennecca
 
23.
Village of the Damned (1995)
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A small town's women give birth to unfriendly alien children posing as humans. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ These kids do some nasty things... ” - zachjennecca
 
24.
Virus (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed. (99 mins.)
Director: John Bruno
 
25.
Small Soldiers (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
26.
*batteries not included (1987)
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Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition. (106 mins.)
Director: Matthew Robbins
“ You don't see the creatures, but some "things" are in there... ” - zachjennecca
 
27.
Puppetmaster (1989 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets. (90 mins.)
 
28.
Night of the Lepus (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the southwest!! (88 mins.)
 
29.
Critters (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A race of small, furry aliens make lunch out of the locals in a farming town. (82 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
30.
Ghoulies (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons. (81 mins.)
Director: Luca Bercovici
 
31.
Inhabited (2003 Video)
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A family discovers a race of ancient creatures are living under their home. (95 mins.)
Director: Kelly Sandefur
 
32.
Bride of Chucky (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll. (89 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
“ Chucky & his bride.... now we got creatures... ” - zachjennecca
 
33.
Black Sheep (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. (87 mins.)
Director: Jonathan King
“ hs it a herd, flock or drove of sheeps?? I say sheeps because these sheep are a hoot! Bah-leave me! ” - zachjennecca
 
34.
Bug (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation. (102 mins.)
“ These people may have been delusional, but I felt bugs crawling on me ~ a bug infestation makes this list! A great film anyhow! ” - zachjennecca
 
35.
Subspecies (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The evil vampire villain Radu returns to his hometown Prejnar, after spending years in exile. He steals... (90 mins.)
Director: Ted Nicolaou
“ The main creature had a clan of little creatures to do his bidings! ” - zachjennecca
 
36.
Munchies (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Simon Watterman, a space archaeologist, discovers the "Munchies" in a cave in Peru. Cecil Watterman... (83 mins.)
Director: Bettina Hirsch
 
37.
The Pit (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A solitary and strange preteen boy wreaks revenge on his harassers when he makes a disturbing discovery in the depth of a forest. (96 mins.)
Director: Lew Lehman
 
38.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda. (129 mins.)
“ The little 'compsognathus' dinosaurs that attacked the little girl... nasty! ” - zachjennecca
 
39.
Piranha 3D (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents. (88 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
 
40.
Mars Attacks! (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor. (106 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton