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Year
1982
Runtime
109 min.
Director
John Carpenter
Genres
Sci-Fi, Mystery, Horror
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
300,819
Checks
43,452
Favs
4,184
Dislikes
219
Favs/checks
9.6% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
19:1
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  1. dirte_lawndre's avatar

    dirte_lawndre

    Awesome movie and the overall atmosphere is great. The characters paranoia and mistrust with each another is really compelling viewing. 9 years 4 months ago
  2. Thanh's avatar

    Thanh

    My favourite horror movie! The atmosphere is excellent, the FX are amazing, no CGI bullshits, only models and puppets. Kurt Russel and Keith David are awesome.
    One of best Carpenter's movies.
    7 years 11 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Screw CGI, the mechanical effects here still make their impact. The Thing remains a claustrophobic classic that generally doesn't stray into the clichés we're used to with this kind of story. And Kurt Russell. 'nuff said. 4 years 9 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #4 in IMDb's Horror Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #7 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  3. This movie ranks #23 in Total Sci-Fi's The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #24 in IMDb's 1980s Top 50
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  5. This movie ranks #26 in IMDb's Sci-Fi Top 50
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  6. This movie ranks #31 in IMDb's Mystery Top 50
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  7. This movie ranks #58 in Reddit Top 250
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  8. This movie ranks #78 in Quentin Tarantino's Coolest Movies of All Time
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  9. This movie ranks #81 in MovieSense 101
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  10. This movie ranks #81 in BFI's 100 Science Fiction Films
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  11. This movie ranks #83 in FilmTotaal Forum's Top 100
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  12. This movie ranks #160 in IMDb's Top 250
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  13. This movie ranks #186 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  14. This movie ranks #244 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  15. This movie ranks #288 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  16. This movie ranks #289 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  17. This movie ranks #470 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  18. This movie ranks #691 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  19. This movie ranks #920 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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