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Arachnophobia

1990
Comedy
Suspense/Thriller
1h 49m
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Avg Percentile 36.91% from 3459 total ratings

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Rated 01 Sep 2020
74
76th
The kind of movie that isn't very effective unless for even one second you concentrate on whether or not you can feel anything crawling on you. yikes
Rated 01 Apr 2012
70
59th
I too hate spiders, so a "spiders that kill you with one bite" horror movie seems the perfect fright-fest for my sensibilities. Combined with a fair amount of what is surely intentional comedy and this movie is a lot more fun than it should have any right being. John Goodman is truly great, and the cast is littered with recognizable character actors. Random note: Few movies nowadays have the stones to show 20+ mins of prologue before introducing our protagonist. And that's a shame.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
21st
This film did for spiders what Jaws did for sharks. Which is use them in their movie.
Rated 27 Sep 2012
80
77th
Itchy ... so itchy.
Rated 29 Sep 2020
80
83rd
This Amblin Entertainment heebie-jeebies creature-feature makes it so just when you thought it was safe to take the phone off the hook, pop a bag of popcorn, and sit down to watch "Wheel of Fortune"...when EEK! You think you felt something crawling down your leg, so whelp, now I guess you got to burn the house down just to be safe. Although I always thought this movie was basically just "Anaconda"(1997) but with spiders, instead it's really kind of just "Critters"(1986), but with spiders.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
52
25th
A pretty corny movie in retrospect (many are). If you want some good laughs, they can be found here.
Rated 31 Dec 2006
57
29th
"Clock spiders" before SA popularized them.
Rated 01 May 2019
70
29th
The final scenes in the house are enough to make your skin crawl and the climactic battle between the spider and Jeff Bridges is amazing. John Goodman chews the fuck out of the scenery as the angry egomaniac exterminator. Watching this movie I felt like if it had been a Joe Dante joint it would've been an instant classic but the tone is very somber and moody for a lot of it with a little too much drama and not enough spiders.
Rated 10 Nov 2012
96
92nd
First rate creepy crawly movie (probably more effective for latent or out of the closet arachnophobes) is a blatant B-movie but elevated by Marshall's unexpectedly masterful direction (though Spielberg's presence in the passenger seat can be felt), sweat inducing spider scenes, and an undercurrent of wicked humour (personified in Goodman's standout support performance). Underrated Daniels also makes for a reliably solid hero.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
58th
I saw this movie when I was like 10 and it scared the bajeebez out of me. Scared me to DEATH. I hate spiders now. So, that would mean it's pretty decent, give it a watch.
Rated 10 Jul 2010
59
27th
Goodman is awesome. Other than that, mildly scary at some points, but often more ridiculous than frightening. Very well made, though.
Rated 11 Oct 2020
67
51st
The glaring flaw of this film is the intro: a cliche-filled excuse for unnecessary exposition that feels tacked on as an afterthought to an otherwise competent, fun film. It's got some good jump scares, some funny gags (especially from John Goodman) and a solid emotional heart, as I felt genuinely invested in Jeff Daniels' character's attempt to start a health practice in small town America.
Rated 25 Sep 2010
68
65th
Despite its down your throat cheesiness there are some genuinely creepy and funny moments.
Rated 25 Mar 2007
63
34th
This movie scared me as a child. It did NOT have the same effect on my own kid.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
52nd
A decent amount of laughs and some honestly really creepy bits throughout this movie, especially if you find spiders really gross. While I didn't think it was great it was still pretty fun.
Rated 03 Jun 2009
65
50th
Solid little horror flick about spiders. Strong performances from Jeff Daniels and John Goodman drive the rather mediocre story, along with good photography of real spiders. Check it out if you like killer animal movies.
Rated 30 Jan 2009
60
48th
A decent popcorn movie with John Goodman having a small role. Even with Goodman and the man who played the sheriff, keeping the movie light hearted, the spiders were still creepy. Kind of gives a bit of the goosebumps.
Rated 11 Aug 2009
30
17th
Actually it's really funny when a spider kills a girl taking a shower haha! When I was a kid I was afraid of my own shower!
Rated 21 Jul 2009
78
78th
Still scary today
Rated 02 Mar 2009
57
46th
If this lavish B movie is *ever* remembered in the future, it will undoubtedly be for the invention of the advertising buzz word "Thrill-omedy", surely the most ridiculous length *anyone* has ever gone to disguise the fact that they've made a horror film. Otherwise this killer-spider opus has its moments but falls flat for trying to be too many things for too many audiences. The low-budget _Kingdom of the Spiders_ handled a similar theme much better and much more cheaply.
Rated 03 Mar 2007
72
41st
Fun comedy/horror that'll give you the willies.
Rated 25 May 2010
65
34th
Nifty little flick, especially if you're easily shaken by the little (and big) crawling hairy sh*ts!
Rated 22 Dec 2014
81
37th
Quite creepy at times, and then it's hard to take seriously the next. Arachnophobia is appropriately titled nonetheless. Not for the squeamish at all and it's still a lot of fun when it isn't going to slow.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
63
60th
Nice lighthearted retro horror.
Rated 21 Mar 2008
55
32nd
Quite amusing in spots, but without John Goodman I'd have rated it about 10 points less...
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
43rd
A completely effective and fun thriller, mostly due to the fact that I hate spiders.
Rated 21 Jan 2011
70
17th
Dang, I hate spiders. Why did I watch this movie?
Rated 12 Jul 2007
82
28th
Real cheesy. But not unwatchable.
Rated 01 Apr 2010
43
12th
Billed as a "thrillomedy", this is standard monster insect fare. The movie looks terrific, but its plot, with tired writing, is rehashed 50s giant bug material.
Rated 30 Jan 2011
4
38th
80% of my score of this film is attributed to my own weenie baby complex.
Rated 13 Jul 2012
67
48th
Arachnophobia may not deliver genuine chills, but it's an affectionate, solidly built tribute to Hollywood's classic creature features.
Rated 27 Oct 2008
60
34th
Pretty mediocre, I ended up rooting for the spiders.
Rated 30 Oct 2009
45
28th
Boring!
Rated 12 Jan 2013
59
8th
This film really only exists to troll arachnophobes. The film's tone is very uneven, and pretty sappy.
Rated 06 Aug 2010
4
23rd
esse deu aflição por um boooom tempo!!! Sessão da Tarde!!!
Rated 08 Jun 2009
70
59th
I hate spiders!! So this hit the spot with me. Probably doesn't stand the test of time, so won't be coming back to it, I fear.
Rated 15 May 2008
50
26th
Spiders aren't scary unless they're gigantic. These are not.
Rated 21 Oct 2008
73
37th
This dark comedy is not for everybody. It's a bit uneven and then there's the spiders. Some will be endlessly creeped out while others will have a much diminished reaction.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
82
22nd
Better than most people think. It's mix of subtle and over the top didn't appeal to most people, but I enjoyed it.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
68
49th
jeff bridges vs john candy. I think i may have missed the point to this movie
Rated 17 Oct 2007
50
2nd
I have arachnophobia pretty much so you can only imagine how much I hated this movie...
Rated 15 May 2008
50
26th
I saw this movie with an old boyfriend. The boyfriend sucked, and so did the movie.
Rated 06 Jan 2008
70
37th
Arachnophobia is just funny enough to be called a comedy. What makes it worth watching is really just to get an idea of what creepy crawly movies such as this and those constantly shown on the SciFi Network should be like. Arachnophobia is easily the best of a not so great horror sub-genre. Meh!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
4
64th
fun.
Rated 22 Jun 2020
40
44th
I should really like this movie, I really should. But for some reason it doesn't work for me. Killer spiders? Check. Sands, Daniels and Goodman? Check. Witty dialogue filled with dark humour? Check. And still it doesn't do it for me. Pity.
Rated 04 Jan 2015
80
40th
I truly hated this movie so much. Spiders are my biggest fear, so. This was a well put together movie. Even though it was ridiculous at times, it was great. This is definitely a very amusing movie. The cast was good, and so was the directing. TERRIFYING!!!!!!!!!!!
Rated 27 Jul 2007
1
0th
I'm arachnophobic. I'd go into psychotic fits if I ever watched this movie again.
Rated 18 Aug 2009
81
50th
Comic plot, not too scary (unless you have arachnophobia). Entertaining.
Rated 22 Mar 2009
63
21st
This Steven Spielberg-produced "thrillomedy" begins its steady decline as soon as we're introduced to the wimpy Daniels and the rest of his Typical American Family -- levelheaded spouse Kozak and a pair of standard-issue sitcom offspring. A mechanical script crammed with cliched creature setups, hoary horror-film gags, and Spielberg's patented brand of anvil whimsy likewise conspire to keep this from having any real bite.
Rated 28 Apr 2009
70
40th
Tame but effective
Rated 02 Mar 2007
74
34th
A movie that might just hit a sore spot on me because I hate spiders, but for anyone that hates spiders this movie will do the same to you.
Rated 24 May 2017
66
53rd
John Goodman!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
61
43rd
The modern creature horror movie that predates the big rush we've had in like-minded straight to Sci-Fi Channel stuff from the late 90's up to the present day. Not that this movie is any prize, but at least they did it right.
Rated 19 May 2011
90
52nd
A guilty pleasure! I LOVE this movie!
Rated 20 Mar 2007
40
12th
Dumb.
Rated 21 Dec 2009
70
14th
Kind of funny, but not memorable.
Rated 10 Apr 2007
86
87th
It might not have been as influential as Jaws, but after watching this you might get arachnophobia! Very entertaining and suspenseful!
Rated 28 Jul 2008
80
36th
Cringeworthy film full of jumps. Not really scary but fun.
Rated 25 Dec 2012
80
80th
Scarred me. There are spiders in toilets... seriously look out.
Rated 19 Mar 2007
75
67th
A highly-entertaining horror-comedy featuring more spiders than... well ok it has lots of spiders.
Rated 22 Jun 2009
75
64th
Most of the people I talk to about this movie get squeamish. It still stands up over the time it's been out and it really does get people scared. What more could you ask for.
Rated 10 Dec 2008
80
60th
The title says it all - some jumpy moments and some quirky comedy as well. Not as scary as it thinks it is but worth a look
Rated 22 Sep 2014
30
5th
I actually watched this. It wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. Still lame
Rated 13 Dec 2006
75
49th
i am still scared of spiders until this day since this movie. \=
Rated 28 Oct 2010
5
42nd
Pretty dull and boring now. Goodman is still awesome to watch.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
66th
Jeff Daniels. Murderous spiders. Cameo by John Goodman. How can you say no?
Rated 04 Sep 2012
4
87th
Very well made, with a great sense of invention and fun. The final setpiece felt a bit perfunctory.
Rated 16 Jul 2009
72
17th
Made me scared of getting bitten in my sleep by a big-ass tarantula for years.
Rated 15 Jun 2012
90
74th
Ew
Rated 27 Aug 2008
85
79th
This is a fuzzy, fun, good-natured thriller. It's creepy and funny and chugs along with an infectious charm.
Rated 30 Mar 2007
80
68th
Mainstream movie that didn't want to admit it was horror, but it's a good monster flick anyway
Rated 23 Sep 2007
20
7th
Even a Jimmy Buffett track on the soundtrack couldn't make me enjoy this one.
Rated 27 Apr 2007
60
20th
HIDEOUS. I HATE SPIDERS SO MUCH. Movie's okay, though.
Rated 07 Oct 2022
66
42nd
Kindalikeditthendidntpayattentiontillikeanhourinlolthenstilldidnt+ 50- so rewatched getsolddrthatopposed/ruined
Rated 18 Nov 2008
55
30th
Screaming spiders? No thank you ;)
Rated 19 Feb 2008
40
14th
This movie stinks. how's that for an in depth review?
Rated 27 Oct 2014
70
9th
Too Disney. Way too much of the casual wealth of the early 1990's.
Rated 16 Dec 2009
3
15th
Hahahahahaha
Rated 26 May 2007
65
62nd
I hate spiders, but John Goodman is the man.
Rated 25 Feb 2015
77
62nd
Hilarious monster movie that hearkens back to the 60s style of camp.
Rated 05 Dec 2012
60
20th
A bit slow moving at times, but has its tense moments and occasional laughs.
Rated 23 Mar 2014
82
71st
81.500
Rated 27 Sep 2013
60
36th
Somehow I was able to rent this without adult supervision from my small town video store and it creeped me out so much I couldn't finish it. Somehow I must have watched nearly every bit of it throughout the years (probably from TV) that when I watched it all the way through for the first time today (9/27/2013) I remembered all of it. Or maybe I wasn't a pussy as a kid and I actually did finish it. Either way it's pretty good. John Goodman being the clear highlight.
Rated 14 Oct 2008
55
12th
I only watched it once when I was a kid. This movie actually triggered my arachnophobia...
Rated 26 Sep 2008
74
42nd
So creepy. I'm still scared of spiders!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
7
84th
Hilarious horror-comedy. Anyone who thinks it's a cheesy straight horror movie missed the point completely. John Goodman is God.
Rated 04 Jul 2011
50
24th
I FUCKING HATE SPIDERS.
Rated 16 Nov 2007
0
5th
junk.
Rated 19 Aug 2007
40
16th
Mmmm spider infestation in a small American town - hasn't this been done a million times in one form or another?
Rated 05 Dec 2006
70
12th
Not bad, but Tremors was better for the horror-comedy genre.
Rated 10 Jan 2023
9
89th
rewatch.
Rated 31 Jul 2009
78
43rd
I remember this was a funny and creepy movie.
Rated 08 Sep 2008
18
3rd
Very crap film.
Rated 02 Sep 2009
66
54th
Okay, could have been better
Rated 30 Aug 2012
3
35th
Apart from John Goodman as the exterminator, who really is the best in this movie, nothing really stands out.
Rated 31 Jul 2009
61
55th
Scared the fuck out of me as a child!
Rated 04 Jan 2009
50
49th
"South American killer spider hitches a lift to the US in a coffin and starts to breed and kill." See what illegal immigration'll getcha?!
Rated 29 Oct 2014
34
16th
For some reason I thought it would be a horror comedy (something trashy and fun), but it's a big budget Hollywood movie for kids. Sunday morning TV stuff. Watched it with friends and played 'waiting for Goodman' game. That was tense! His role is very small, but he kicks spider's ass. Goodman is the best about this film. Without nostalgic value (I never saw it as a kid) this spider flick is just a harmless waste of time.
Rated 17 Jun 2013
70
46th
Good, solid horror-comedy. Scared the shit of me as a kid, so obviously it holds a pretty special place in my heart.
Rated 13 May 2010
18
20th
Hahaha aaww, cute spiders

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