Ultimate B-Moviesby demented_peruvian | created - 22 Sep 2012 | updated - 03 Nov 2012 | Public
The most fun movies with the most "B" movie elements.
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1. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
R | 83 min | Action, Horror
While lecturing in China, Van Helsing agrees to help seven kung fu trained siblings reclaim their ancestral mountain village, now the domain of seven powerful vampires and their army of undead slaves.
Hammer, zombies, Peter Cushing, and martial arts. A mess, but oh so much B-movie fun.
2. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla.
Votes: 6,439 | Gross: $2.73M
Do I need to explain. I swear that I did watch two different endings to this movie as a kid, with both sides winning once each.
3. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.
This provided the clips used in the original incarnation of "The Daily Show" when Craig Kilborne hosted. The ultimate martial arts movie, where they use deadly Chi Kung (what? Do they breathe people to death?) to make heads explode.
4. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)
GP | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster.
5. ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà (1981)
R | 87 min | Horror
A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, following a series of supernatural "accidents", she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.
Votes: 16,992 | Gross: $0.12M
A plumber causes the end of the world... and the goriest movie ever.
6. City of the Living Dead (1980)
Not Rated | 93 min | Horror
A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from their graves.
Second only to "The Beyond" in Fulci gore.
7. Zombie (1979)
R | 91 min | Horror
Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.
Lame movie with some notable gore scenes, but it makes the cut due to the zombie versus shark scene.
8. Zombie Holocaust (1980)
R | 84 min | Horror
An expedition in the East Indies, encounters not only the cannibals they were looking for, but also an evil scientist and his zombie army.
Doctor Butcher, M.D. [Medical Deviate]! How can you get a better alternate title than that! Worst suicide scene ever, incoherently incorporated zombie footage from a student film, and cannibals.
9. House of Frankenstein (1944)
Approved | 71 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
An evil scientist and his hunchbacked assistant escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.
Probably the inspiration for "The Monster Mash".
10. Night of the Creeps (1986)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.
Votes: 16,915 | Gross: $0.59M
"The good news girls, is that your dates are here".
"What's the bad news?"
Outdoes "Slither" by many miles of slime.
11. Brain Damage (1988)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
One morning, a young man wakes to find that a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but demands human victims in return.
Aylmer is one of the coolest cinematic inventions ever.
12. 'Gator Bait (1974)
R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Desiree lives deep in the swamp and supports herself and her siblings by poaching. Ben and deputy Billy hope to get a little sexual comfort from the "Cajun swamp rat" when they catch ... See full summary »
Claudia Jennings is still the B-Queen.
13. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
Not Rated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" in action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth to destroy the living, our lives are in danger.
Aside from being the Golden Turkey winner, let's examine the combination of sub-genres: vampires, zombies, and aliens, narrated by a psychic.
14. The Mighty Peking Man (1977)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter. The action, locations set in India, and interracial romance made ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,327 | Gross: $0.02M
Laugh with, laugh at, or whatever... enjoy the top "King Kong" rip off.
15. Hercules (1983)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Fantasy
The story of the Greek mythological figure, updated in this 80's version.
Votes: 2,963 | Gross: $10.68M
80s effects galore, mixing the sword-and-sorcerer genre with sci-fi.
16. Blacula (1972)
PG | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance
An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.
Votes: 4,720 | Gross: $2.18M
You can cite all the horror blaxploitation titles that you want, but this is the best example.
17. Hercules in New York (1970)
G | 75 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.
Dubbed Arnold Schwarzenneger in one of the worst made movies ever. Loads of fun.
18. The Human Tornado (1976)
R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A flabby black comedian defends his community from attacks by stereotypical whites.
Rudy Ray Moore at his best/worst.
19. Switchblade Sisters (1975)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The leader of an inner city girl gang is challenged when a new girl moves into the neighbourhood.
Votes: 2,873 | Gross: $0.05M
20. Live and Let Die (1973)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.
Votes: 83,527 | Gross: $35.38M
James Bond in a blaxploitation/redneck movie.
21. You Only Live Twice (1967)
PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Agent 007 and the Japanese secret service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.
Votes: 83,892 | Gross: $43.08M
James Bond, ninjas, and the best Blofeld (Donald Pleasance).
22. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Unrated | 101 min | Comedy, Horror
A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.
Votes: 22,700 | Gross: $8.03M
This mostly dull sequel makes the list for one reason only: a chainsaw duel between Leatherface and Dennis Hopper.
23. Phantasm II (1988)
R | 97 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
Mike, now released from a psychiatric hospital, continues his journey to stop the evil Tall Man from his grim work.
Votes: 11,278 | Gross: $7.28M
Aliens, zombies, flying drill-spheres, the Tall Man, sawed off shotguns, exploding collectible cars, naked girl turned bad guy, and a great chainsaw duel.
24. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
PG | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In rural Arizona, countless killer tarantulas are migrating through a farm town, killing every living thing in their path. The town's veterinarian will do everything in his power to survive the onslaught.
Votes: 3,787 | Gross: $17.00M
25. Fei zhou he shang (1991)
96 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Two guys, one of them a magician, are transporting an ancient chinese vampire who can only be controlled by a series of yellow tapes, and is the ancestor of the other guy. On the way, while... See full summary »
"The Gods Must Be Crazy" gets crossed with the "Mister Vampire" series.
27. Arena (1989)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A human becomes an unlikely rising star in the biggest fighting tournament in the galaxy that's dominated by alien species.
"Kickboxer" in a "Star Wars" world.
28. The Refrigerator (1991)
Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A couple move into a bad apartment in a bad neighborhood in New York. The apartment contains a refrigerator, which is the only thing they like in the place. However, they slowly discover ... See full summary »
Of all the weird, "find it at midnight on Cinemax" low budget horror flicks, this bizarre one is one of the most outstanding examples of its sub-genre.
29. Ice Cream Man (1995)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Poor Gregory. After being released from the Wishing Well Sanatorium, all he wants to do is make the children happy. So Gregory reopens the old ice cream factory, and all the unappreciative brats are reprocessed into the flavor of the day.
Ron Howard's brother does the ultimate themed serial killer movies that came in vogue after "Dr. Giggles" (see "The Dentist", "The Surgeon", etc, not to count the "Fatal Attraction" rip offs like "The Paperboy"). It's not good.
30. Tromeo and Juliet (1996)
R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Tromeo, a filmmaker, falls in love with Juliet, the daughter of a former partner who tried to steal his business from him.
Troma at its best.
31. Terror Firmer (1999)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Horror
A homicidal maniac is on the loose in the city and the low-budget film crew of a Troma movie has the power to stop them.
Votes: 4,355 | Gross: $0.00M
Troma at its 2nd best. Its worth watching both the edited (quite creative if immature) and unedited versions for different types of laughs.