The Best Horror Movies

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As some people are aware, horror is the greatest genre ever and there is literally nothing better than a good horror film. It is, however, extremely under-appreciated and that means a lot of sifting to find the awesome stuff.

So, this is my personal list of the 'best' horror films that I've seen. This mostly consists of personal favourites, but also others which I didn't LOVE, but are good examples of what I like about horror, offer something to the genre or that I just think are kinda cool (mostly the latter). I've not included anything that I don't like at all though, so there may be some glaringly obvious omissions, but it's probably on purpose.

Sorted chronologically.

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  1. 42 -

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  2. 183 -8

    The Shining

    1980, in 25 top lists Check
  3. 167 -7

    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
  4. 349 -19

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 32 top lists Check
  5. 136 -4

    Jaws

    1975, in 26 top lists Check
  6. 386 -21

    Se7en

    1995, in 23 top lists Check
  7. 504 -23

    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 29 top lists Check
  8. 447 -22

    Mulholland Dr.

    2001 — a.k.a. Mulholland Drive, in 25 top lists Check
  9. 369 -19

    Jurassic Park

    1993, in 23 top lists Check
  10. 213 -10

    The Thing

    1982, in 20 top lists Check
  11. 120 -2

    The Exorcist

    1973, in 25 top lists Check
  12. 250 -12

    Aliens

    1986, in 20 top lists Check
  13. 79 -1

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
  14. 3 -

    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 26 top lists Check
  15. 487 -23

    Shaun of the Dead

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
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    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 27 top lists Check
  17. 422 -21

    The Sixth Sense

    1999, in 18 top lists Check
  18. 77 -1

    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
  19. 152 -6

    Eraserhead

    1977, in 17 top lists Check
  20. 426 -22

    American Psycho

    2000, in 8 top lists Check
  21. 12 -

    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
  22. 6 -

    Frankenstein

    1931, in 17 top lists Check
  23. 157 -6

    Dawn of the Dead

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
  24. 27 -

    Les diaboliques

    1955 — a.k.a. Diabolique, in 16 top lists Check
  25. 253 -12

    The Fly

    1986, in 10 top lists Check
  26. 142 -4

    Carrie

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
  27. 228 -11

    Videodrome

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
  28. 7 -

    Freaks

    1932, in 16 top lists Check
  29. 191 -9

    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 6 top lists Check
  30. 69 -

    Repulsion

    1965, in 16 top lists Check
  31. 452 -22

    28 Days Later...

    2002, in 8 top lists Check
  32. 119 -2

    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
  33. 30 -

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    1956, in 18 top lists Check
  34. 619 -28

    The Cabin in the Woods

    2011, in 4 top lists Check
  35. 416 -21

    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 12 top lists Check
  36. 229 -11

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984, in 6 top lists Check
  37. 273 -15

    Evil Dead II

    1987, in 8 top lists Check
  38. 427 -22

    Batoru rowaiaru

    2000 — a.k.a. Battle Royale, in 8 top lists Check
  39. 395 -21

    Scream

    1996, in 6 top lists Check
  40. 106 -2

    Deliverance

    1972, in 14 top lists Check
  41. 125 -3

    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  42. 186 -8

    An American Werewolf in London

    1981, in 10 top lists Check
  43. 50 -

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    1962, in 12 top lists Check
  44. 19 -

    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
  45. 402 -21

    Lost Highway

    1997, in 8 top lists Check
  46. 400 -21

    Funny Games

    1997, in 11 top lists Check
  47. 138 -4

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    1975, in 14 top lists Check
  48. 283 -15

    Predator

    1987, in 5 top lists Check
  49. 570 -26

    Zombieland

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
  50. 449 -22

    The Others

    2001, in 7 top lists Check