Best Friday the 13th Movies

Which Jason pic do you think deserves top spot? List includes cross-overs and remakes.

The Top Ten

1 Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives

I think this film gets forgotten in the series. I thought this one breathed new life into the series. This is the one where Jason is officially brought back from the dead, so now his superhuman qualities don't seem so ridiculous since he isn't human anymore. This one has a lot of suspense and action, but is also the first in the series to introduce a sense of humor about itself, often winking at the audience. This one stands out to me from the rest of the sequels.

This is definitely the best of the series it's a lot like evil dead 2 except here yoi get to see a horror movie deconstruct a genre it helped to establish the chiches of

Probably the best one because it retains the slasher thrills that the series is known for while also having a good sense of humor and embracing its campiness. Ton of fun to watch. - Jackamalio

Definitely the best. - josamaroo

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2 Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

3, 4, 5, and the remake are the only ones that don't completely suck. This one's the closest to being decent. - truckturner

Anyone who knows these films knows that this is easily the best closely followed by part 1 and 3.

The best Jason of the series. It had that old school feel to it. I liked how the stranger had found so much info on Jason while searching for his sister who died in part 2. It just gave the Final Chapter a creepy awareness that something terrible had happened and prepared Tommy for the end of the movie.

Jason was big and bad, not corny looking. It had a 1950's feel to it. I've always loved that grainy film look.

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3 Friday the 13th, Part 2

One of the few really scary movies of the saga along with Part 1 and 3, this movie has really good moments, specially those at Jason's little sanctuary

Better than the original.

This was the scariest one! That pillowcase mask was so scary!

The best of hall. Pillow case mask was pretty scary!

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4 Friday the 13th

One of My favourite movies of all time

The ending of the film is literally the scariest part of the film. I see that this film, rather than being scary, went with the gore and suspense approach. Which is fine with me because slashers are not neccessarily supposed to be scary. I do like the suspense leading up to the revealing of the killer. It worked but I would have liked having Mrs. Voorhies introduced in the beginning as one of the people who are helping with the opening. The special effects are great (thanks to Tom Savini) but the only way to see the film in it’s entirety is to watch the Uncut version. The film had it’s boring moments and that would be the entirety of the middle portion of the film. This film has its flaws but in general was a good film.

Who said Jason had to be the killer for these movies to be great. This movie had suspense, awesome kills and a grainy look that can rival any other horror. To me, his mother was much creepier and more unexpected than a big, freakishly strong man, you knew could totally decimate people. Also, this was one of Kevin Bacon's early works.

Victor Miller said that he hasn't seen any of the sequels because he doesn't like that Jason is the killer and not Pamela as she was in the original.

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5 Friday the 13th Part III

5th is about right for this movie. The 3D was terrible but the last third of the film was arguably the best in the series.

This movie had arguably, the best last 30 minutes of the series.

This is the movie where Jason first finds the goalie mask that would then make him an icon of horror. Richard Burton also does an amazing job as Jason (and may he rest in peace).

This the first movie where Jason got his hokey mask.

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6 Freddy vs. Jason

Should have been a triple threat. Freddy vs Jason vs Michael Myers.


The horror movie version of goku vs. superman

Best horror movie of all time - dan28

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7 Friday the 13th, Part VII - The New Blood

The most and best friday the 13th movie ever it has it all horrifying scary a zombie walking around ripping peoples heads off and killing in the most bloody way

This one was awesome just as good as part 6 better than part 1 for sure but the remake was awesome just as good as part 6 and part 7

This has to be a joke why is this not in number 1 he's a complete zombie plus skeleton in this one

The best one better than part 6

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8 Friday the 13th, Part V - A New Beginning

For this movie to have a fake Jason, he sure endured a lot of punishment and kept coming. First he had his stomach punctured by a tractor, got his shoulder cut with a chainsaw, then got a knife stuck in his upper thigh. This normal man must have been on LSD or something. I would rank it 6th out of the twelve movies made. 8 through 10 were a total embarrassment to the franchise!

For not being Jason, the guy had a higher body count than ANY of the previous films. Really raised the bar for Jason in the later ones

Violet's character and dance makes the whole movie the best of all time

This was better than part 1

9 Friday the 13th (2009)

It's better than the original. By far. Still isn't quite a good movie, though. - truckturner

If you're going to do a remake, think of something different to make it stand out. This movie just copied the best kills from the first four films. The whole let's get drunk or high and have sex is way over played. Do something with a crafty, unpredictable plot. That's the reason most originals are usually the best, they haven't been seen before.

But the original was nothing but a rip off of a better horror movie as well - germshep24

I like the remake more then the original the original was boring as hell

The remake is awesome

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10 Jason Goes to Hell

Jason Goes to Hell is decent but way too confusing - spodermanfan1000

This movie was good I liked it

Or, more accurately, Jason goes to Development Hell, and, given a few years, he figuratively and literally launched into the stratosphere and beyond with Jason X. - JR302

The Contenders

11 Friday the 13th, Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan

The killer who couldn't swim managed to swim from the statue of liberty to shore

I know. Jason's condition with water seemed to come and go with every installment. Of course he drowns before the first film, but he's shown walking right into the lake on many occasions as if its nothing. He also manages to die and come back to life in every movie from 6 to 8. It wasn't until Freddy vs. Jason that the series decided to make water a full-on fear and weakness for him. The continuity is all over the place. - BKAllmighty

This one was a good movie

12 Jason X

Feel free to give this film all you want, but a cybernetic Jason going on a killing spree in space? Sounds pretty entertaining to me. - JR302

This is pretty cool. I think the futuristic designs are awesome at and I also like the design of Uber Jason.

Jason x is a great movie people hate it because it doesn't feel like they watching Friday the 13th

I was just wondering what David Cronenberg was doing in this movie.

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2. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
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