Best Horror Movies List

Psycho (1960)

Aggregate Rating: 282 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 97 | Earnings: $32.00M

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.


Alien (1979)

Aggregate Rating: 268 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $78.90M

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.


The Exorcist (1973)

Aggregate Rating: 262 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $204.57M

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.


The Invisible Man (2020)

Aggregate Rating: 226 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: null

When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.


Halloween (1978)

Aggregate Rating: 224 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $47.00M

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.


I Am Legend (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 222 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $256.39M

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.


The Shining (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 218 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: null

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.


Get Out (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 217 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $176.04M

It's time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.


Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 214 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $13.46M

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.


Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Aggregate Rating: 208 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 96 | Earnings: null

A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.


A Quiet Place (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 202 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $188.02M

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.


Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 201 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $52.88M

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.


It (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 198 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $327.48M

In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shapeshifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.


The Thing (1982)

Aggregate Rating: 195 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $13.78M

A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late.


Zombieland (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 192 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $75.59M

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.


Repulsion (1965)

Aggregate Rating: 191 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 91 | Earnings: null

A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.


World War Z (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 190 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $202.35M

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.


Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Aggregate Rating: 189 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: null

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.


Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Aggregate Rating: 186 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 87 | Earnings: null

There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.


Annihilation (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 183 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $32.73M

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.



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