The 4s

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

R | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

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: 58,239 | Gross: $44.79M

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

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

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: 41,617 | Gross: $49.37M

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

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

41 Metascore

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: 50,509 | Gross: $30.00M

4. 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.

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

Votes: 34,097 | Gross: $22.17M

5. American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Larry Poindexter, Gary Conway

Votes: 6,839 | Gross: $4.00M

6. Breakfast of Champions (1999)

R | 110 min | Comedy

42 Metascore

A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte, Albert Finney, Barbara Hershey

Votes: 7,189 | Gross: $0.18M

7. Buffalo '66 (1998)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit.

Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke

Votes: 40,696 | Gross: $2.38M

8. Casper (1995)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

49 Metascore

A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle

Votes: 99,685 | Gross: $100.33M

9. Child's Play (1988)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

Votes: 71,054 | Gross: $33.24M

10. Charlie's Angels (2000)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

52 Metascore

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

Director: McG | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray

Votes: 156,869 | Gross: $125.31M

11. Critters (1986)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of small, furry aliens makes lunch out of the locals in a farming town.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush, Scott Grimes

Votes: 26,513 | Gross: $13.17M

12. Daredevil (2003)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 190,490 | Gross: $102.54M

13. Death to Smoochy (2002)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

38 Metascore

A kids show host, Rainbow Randolph, is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the business of kids television isn't all child's play.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, Danny DeVito

Votes: 36,320 | Gross: $8.36M

14. Dr. T & the Women (2000)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A wealthy gynecologist's ideal life is thrown into turmoil when the women closest to him begin to affect his life in unexpecting ways.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura Dern

Votes: 16,445 | Gross: $13.11M

15. Drop Dead Fred (1991)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.

Director: Ate de Jong | Stars: Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, Marsha Mason, Tim Matheson

Votes: 23,786 | Gross: $43.88M

16. Elektra (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

34 Metascore

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee, Kirsten Zien

Votes: 78,331 | Gross: $24.41M

17. Eye of the Beholder (1999)

R | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

29 Metascore

A private eye shadows a female serial killer of men all over the U.S. without her knowing as he, strangely enough, occasionally acts as her guardian angel.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ashley Judd, Patrick Bergin, Geneviève Bujold

Votes: 13,815 | Gross: $16.46M

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

R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

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: 35,071 | Gross: $34.87M

19. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

25 Metascore

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.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King

Votes: 47,044 | Gross: $21.72M

20. 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.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage, Richard Brooker, Terry Ballard

Votes: 38,026 | Gross: $36.69M

21. 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.

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Terry Kiser, Jennifer Banko, John Otrin, Susan Blu

Votes: 25,641 | Gross: $19.17M

22. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

A boatful of graduating high school students headed to Manhattan accidentally pull Jason Voorhees along for the ride.

Director: Rob Hedden | Stars: Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder, Todd Caldecott, Tiffany Paulsen

Votes: 27,026 | Gross: $14.34M

23. 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.

Director: Danny Steinmann | Stars: Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Anthony Barrile, Suzanne Bateman

Votes: 26,687 | Gross: $21.93M

24. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

34 Metascore

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.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton, Kimberly Beck

Votes: 35,310 | Gross: $32.98M

25. Garfield (2004)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

27 Metascore

Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie. However, Odie is then abducted and it is up to Jon's cat, Garfield, to find and rescue the canine.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Bill Murray

Votes: 67,741 | Gross: $75.37M

26. Get Carter (2000)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

24 Metascore

A Las Vegas mob enforcer, travels back to his hometown to investigate his brothers' mysterious death.

Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Rachael Leigh Cook, Miranda Richardson, Rhona Mitra

Votes: 29,584 | Gross: $14.97M

27. Howard the Duck (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

28 Metascore

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop a hellish alien invasion with the help of a nerdy scientist and a cute struggling female rock singer who fancies him.

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale

Votes: 37,597 | Gross: $16.30M

28. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

R | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

17 Metascore

Serial killer Jason Voorhees' supernatural origins are revealed.

Director: Adam Marcus | Stars: John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan, Kane Hodder, Steven Williams

Votes: 22,732 | Gross: $15.94M

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.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen, Kerry Noonan

Votes: 30,265 | Gross: $19.47M

30. Jason X (2001)

R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

25 Metascore

Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

Director: James Isaac | Stars: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Jeff Geddis, David Cronenberg

Votes: 43,642 | Gross: $13.12M

31. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

R | 104 min | Comedy

51 Metascore

The comic "Bluntman and Chronic" is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation, they set out to wreck the movie.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ben Affleck, Jeff Anderson

Votes: 136,734 | Gross: $30.06M

32. Kissed (1996)

R | 78 min | Drama, Romance

Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.

Director: Lynne Stopkewich | Stars: Molly Parker, Peter Outerbridge, Jay Brazeau, Natasha Morley

Votes: 3,293 | Gross: $0.47M

33. Lost in Space (1998)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family

42 Metascore

The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 64,331 | Gross: $69.12M

34. Lucky Numbers (2000)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime

31 Metascore

A television weatherman scams a local lottery.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 9,130 | Gross: $10.01M

35. New Nightmare (1994)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

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: 43,202 | Gross: $18.09M

36. Telephone (1985)

116 min | Thriller

Suresh is a wealthy businessman and works with is best friend and business partner Dinesh when he finds that Dinesh is cheating him he forces him to leave the organization,Dinesh swears to ... See full summary »

Directors: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay | Stars: Vikas Anand, Parveen Babi, Dr. Satish Chopra, Prem Chopra

Votes: 21