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
1 A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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.

2 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - Dream Warriors

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!

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.

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

3 Wes Craven's New Nightmare

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.

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

4 Freddy v. Jason

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.

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

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.

5 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 - The Dream Master

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

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

6 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 - Freddy's Revenge

Between being the gayest horror film ever, defying standard notions of the slasher genre, having both gay bars and exploding parrots, and creating the most ghastly incarnation of Freddy Krueger to date, Freddy's Revenge is perhaps the best of the franchise.

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.

7 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

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?

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.

8 A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

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 at his jokes, his darkness causes one to merely acknowledge the sadism and masochistic nature of his humor. His utilization of Alice's unborn child for resurrection is perhaps his a most fascinating and structurally sound resurrection yet, and the ending, whereby Amanda Krueger absorbs his weakened soul in an attempt to stop him, is likely his best "death" of the series.

The cinematography is top notch, with many peculiar angles being used alongside a variety of shots ranging from close-ups to wide-pans. Regarding the special effects, many of them are, again, very elaborate and rather well-done.

Overall, The Dram Child is, for a ANOES film, pretty damn good, and I'd dare to call it the best of the franchise. So, with that being said, go watch it again with an open mind, ye haters, and reconsider your opinion.

9 A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

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

The atrocity that is Freddy vs Jason is higher than this? How? Granted, this isn't the best in the franchise, it is better than FvJ.

It is a good remake don't lesson to the original lovers there annoying

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