Directors: Joe Dante

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1. Explorers (1985)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

58 Metascore

A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Bradley Gregg

Votes: 17,141 | Gross: $9.87M

2. Innerspace (1987)

PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan, Kevin McCarthy

Votes: 48,010 | Gross: $25.89M

3. The 'Burbs (1989)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

44 Metascore

An overstressed suburbanite and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

Votes: 59,658 | Gross: $36.60M

4. Matinee (1993)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton, Omri Katz

Votes: 8,090 | Gross: $9.53M

5. Small Soldiers (1998)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, David Cross, Jay Mohr

Votes: 84,204 | Gross: $54.68M

6. Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Heather Locklear

Votes: 28,924 | Gross: $20.99M

7. The Hole (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

57 Metascore

A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble, Teri Polo

Votes: 20,978

8. Burying the Ex (2014)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

37 Metascore

A guy's regrets over moving in with his girlfriend are compounded when she dies and comes back as a zombie.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario, Oliver Cooper

Votes: 8,694

9. Piranha (1978)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 16,383 | Gross: $6.00M

10. Piranha II: The Spawning (1981)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

15 Metascore

A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.

Directors: James Cameron, Ovidio G. Assonitis, Miller Drake | Stars: Tricia O'Neil, Steve Marachuk, Lance Henriksen, Ricky Paull Goldin

Votes: 6,666

11. Piranha 3D (2010)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

53 Metascore

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.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames

Votes: 79,693 | Gross: $25.00M

12. Piranha 3DD (2012)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror

24 Metascore

After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.

Director: John Gulager | Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Ving Rhames, David Hasselhoff, Matt Bush

Votes: 35,833 | Gross: $0.38M

13. The Howling (1981)

R | 91 min | Horror

68 Metascore

After a bizarre and near deadly encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone

Votes: 26,613 | Gross: $17.99M

14. Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

A young man whose sister was murdered by werewolves helps an investigator track down a gang of the monsters through the United States and Europe.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, Marsha A. Hunt

Votes: 5,428

15. Howling III (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

A strange race of human-like marsupials appear suddenly in Australia, and a sociologist who studies these creatures falls in love with a female one. Is this a dangerous combination?

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Barry Otto, William Yang, Imogen Annesley, Deby Wightman

Votes: 3,837

16. Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988 Video)

R | 94 min | Horror

A successful author moves to a new town after suffering a mental breakdown and is tormented by demons and werewolves.

Directors: John Hough, Clive Turner | Stars: Romy Windsor, Michael T. Weiss, Antony Hamilton, Susanne Severeid

Votes: 2,189

17. Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)

R | 96 min | Horror

A group of strangers visit an ancient Hungarian castle and bring along a werewolf.

Director: Neal Sundstrom | Stars: Phil Davis, Victoria Catlin, Elizabeth Shé, Ben Cole

Votes: 2,013

18. Howling VI: The Freaks (1991 Video)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A villainous carnival owner traps a young werewolf to include in his growing menagerie of inhuman exhibits.

Director: Hope Perello | Stars: Brendan Hughes, Michele Matheson, Sean Sullivan, Antonio Fargas

Votes: 1,663

19. Howling: New Moon Rising (1995 Video)

R | 90 min | Horror

A number of brutal, werewolf-like slayings begin occurring in a small California town after the arrival of an unfamiliar motorcyclist.

Directors: Clive Turner, Roger Nall | Stars: John Ramsden, Ernest Kester, Clive Turner, John Huff

Votes: 1,612

20. The Howling: Reborn (2011 Video)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror

A teenage outcast discovers he is a werewolf, and must battle a pack of the brutal creatures when they threaten him and his new girlfriend.

Director: Joe Nimziki | Stars: Landon Liboiron, Lindsey Shaw, Ivana Milicevic, Jesse Rath

Votes: 3,112

21. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

70 Metascore

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

Votes: 168,879 | Gross: $148.17M

22. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky

Votes: 80,540 | Gross: $41.48M

23. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

44 Metascore

Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

Directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, Doug McGrath

Votes: 29,254 | Gross: $29.50M

24. Trapped Ashes (2006)

R | 105 min | Horror

Seven strangers on a Hollywood movie studio tour are trapped inside an infamous House of Horror and forced to tell their most terrifying stories to get out alive.

Directors: Sean S. Cunningham, Joe Dante, John Gaeta, Monte Hellman, Ken Russell | Stars: Jayce Bartok, Henry Gibson, Lara Harris, Scott Lowell

Votes: 1,401



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