Best Movies In the Nightmare On Elm Street Series

Which Freddy film deserves to be #1? List includes cross-overs and remakes.

The Top Ten

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Product Image

This one is by far the best! It took itself more seriously than the others. even though some of the kills in it are not that imaginative like the ones in the other movies (I admit that I like the sequels. they're not as good as the first one, but they're still entertaining). the nightmare series does have a way combining many different kinds of genres. Action, Comedy, Science Fiction, Mystery, and of course Horror. the last one just seems to stick with the comedy and mystery aspect, which for a nightmare film, isn't good.

This is the original and the untainted version of freddy! No one can touch Robert as freddy and yea the guy who plays warshack or whatever is creepy, but its wrong to replace robert. This is the first and the best!

Fun fact: The scene where Freddy's arms elongate were achieved by having men with fishing poles on each side of the ally Marionetting a set of puppet arms attached to actor Robert Englund.

It will be the best original horror motion picture in my perspective!

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - Dream Warriors A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - Dream Warriors Product Image

This movie has a great screen play not only by Wes Craven, but also by Frank Darabont. I've seen other movies he's written for including The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, that 80's remake of The Blob, and that 2010's remake of Godzilla.

After the original, part 2 took a big slide downward. Part 3 came back bigger and better than either. Each teen possessing powers in the dream world, was really awesome! It didn’t hurt, that Dokken was used twice in the soundtrack. Great movie!

Out of all the sequels in the series this one has to be the best. A very sick but enjoyable horror film.

The most boring episode.. I was falling asleep during watching this one

Wes Craven's New Nightmare Wes Craven's New Nightmare Product Image

I always thought this film didn't get the credit it deserved. This was such a creative way to revive the series. After so many films, the stories do tend to get a little repetitive. They were really thinking outside of the box for this one, so I give them lots of credit. I really love this movie.

Yep they thought out the box...way far from the box I despised this horrible and annoying movie!

Wes craven's new nightmare is as good mabye even better than the original.

This was a awesome movie

Kind of good

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 - The Dream Master A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 - The Dream Master Product Image

This movie was the first time Robert Englund got his name in the opening. he wasn't a mystery anymore, he was Robert Englund!

Wes Craven seemed to like it, and said that Renny Harlin was a gifted director, and that he did so much the other directors couldn't do.

This should be number 1 or at least number 2. For the best I'm stuck between this and the first one

Better than Wes cravens new nightmare

Freddy v. Jason Freddy v. Jason Product Image

Described by Robert Englund as a "love letter to the fans", Freddy vs Jason is an absolutely entertaining entry into the slasher genre that finally pits the two biggest villains against one another, and their over-the-top, gory fight is just what fans had been waiting for.

This movie was also Robert Englunds last performance as Freddy. he had to retire from his freddy performance anyway because he was getting old at that point.

Of course, not the greatest, but I still love the movie nonetheless. Great acting, and I LOVE Robert Englund... Am I the only one?

I like the actors in this movie. especially Jason Ritter (John Ritter's Son) He did a good job.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 - Freddy's Revenge A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 - Freddy's Revenge Product Image

My fave is the first one as far as I am concerned but many people hate this one (for whatever reason), and I just want to say this one was also excellent. Picture yourself as Jesse, anyway. If you don't want that happening to you, I'd say you should vote for this.

Here's something weird. one of the posters for this movie shows Freddy without his glove, but there are razors coming out of the fingers on his right hand. kinda looks like he didn't clip his nails for so long.

Freddy turning invisible is badass

Freddy returns in this one

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Product Image

Despite how horrible of a movie this is, there are some positive moments about it. it's cool that were given a backstory to how Freddy became who he is, even if much of it has already been mentioned, the soundtrack is great, and the end credits featuring an entire montage of the best moments from all six films is pretty cool. even these aren't enough to save this disaster of a movie.

Peter Jackson's original screenplay was that Freddy was a joke and the kids of Springwood would take sleeping pills just so they could go into their dreams and beat up Freddy. wonder what made the producers skip that script?

Before Rachel Talalay came along, there were a lot of filmmakers who had original scripts for a sequel in the series. even Peter Jackson had his own original screenplay, but that never got picked up.

Another positive moment is that it's cool to see Robert Englund as his Freddy character without the makeup.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Product Image

Why is this movie so low, and so hated by the fanbase? For a ANOES film, it's actually pretty great.

The dream sequences are very Gothic and surreal, and the consistency of environment was an interesting concept hearkening back to the boiler room of the older films. The kills, while relatively few in number, are very elaborate and gruesome, and this film likely shows Freddy at his most sadistic and cruel. Alice really becomes fleshed out as a character more, with the film using her as a method by which to tackle mature themes of abortion, pregnancy, and motherhood; as for her friends, they are used to engage in thought on drunk driving, excessive parental pressure, and the nature of human relations. Also, the characters in this film are simply some of the better ones in the franchise.

Freddy is also at what may be his best: he's particularly chatty, actually fairly clever and funny; but, he's incredibly menacing, and unlike the previous films where one may have laughed ...more

Robert's least favorite. He said he really disliked this one. I love all them the same, but if he wants it that way, maybe it is meant to be. But one thing: Greta's death was so creepy.

I like this movie because the tone is more darker and the dream sequences are more Gothic and imaginative. and I also like the special effects.

I like some scenes where all the food in the fridge comes to life and that Mark is killed off comic book style, by Super Freddy!

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Product Image

This movie was not that bad (I like it), but it lost all the psychological suspense of the first movie and this is sad. Also, the make-up of Freddy could be better. Even the main actor Jackie earle haley couldn't save the movie from the critics

This was a good remake the people complaing about it are probably from the 80s who grew up in the 80s or where born in the 80s I hate 80s people

Freddy vs Jason doesn't deserve to be on this list you Diot a nightmare on elm street 2010 remake does and it's a good movie

Why do people hate this movie I loved it was great and it was just as scary as the original

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