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. 98 -1

    Duel

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  2. 116 -2

    The Crazies

    1973, in 1 top list Check
  3. 140 -4

    Race with the Devil

    1975, in 2 top lists Check
  4. 157 -6

    Dawn of the Dead

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
  5. 180 new

    Gui da gui

    1980 — a.k.a. Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind, in 2 top lists Check
  6. 228 -11

    Videodrome

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
  7. 233 -12

    Firestarter

    1984, in 1 top list Check
  8. 242 -12

    Geung see sin sang

    1985 — a.k.a. Mr. Vampire, in 4 top lists Check
  9. 248 -12

    Tenement

    1985 — a.k.a. Game of Survival, in 1 top list Check
  10. 250 -12

    Aliens

    1986, in 20 top lists Check
  11. 276 -15

    The Hidden

    1987, in 2 top lists Check
  12. 278 -15

    The Monster Squad

    1987, in 2 top lists Check
  13. 283 -15

    Predator

    1987, in 5 top lists Check
  14. 286 -15

    Sien lui yau wan

    1987 — a.k.a. A Chinese Ghost Story, in 6 top lists Check
  15. 296 -15

    Dead Heat

    1988, in 0 top lists Check
  16. 300 -15

    Maniac Cop

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  17. 311 -16

    They Live

    1988, in 6 top lists Check
  18. 325 -17

    Warlock

    1989, in 1 top list Check
  19. 351 -19

    Alien³

    1992 — a.k.a. Alien 3, in 1 top list Check
  20. 385 -21

    The Prophecy

    1995, in 1 top list Check
  21. 387 -21

    Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

    1995, in 1 top list Check
  22. 388 -21

    Screamers

    1995, in 2 top lists Check
  23. 389 -21

    Species

    1995, in 1 top list Check
  24. 394 -21

    From Dusk Till Dawn

    1996, in 2 top lists Check
  25. 409 -21

    Blade

    1998, in 1 top list Check
  26. 413 -21

    Species II

    1998, in 0 top lists Check
  27. 417 -21

    Deep Blue Sea

    1999, in 0 top lists Check
  28. 418 -21

    From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money

    1999, in 0 top lists Check
  29. 420 -21

    Lake Placid

    1999, in 1 top list Check
  30. 435 -22

    Pitch Black

    2000, in 1 top list Check
  31. 438 -22

    Versus

    2000, in 2 top lists Check
  32. 445 -22

    Koroshiya 1

    2001 — a.k.a. Ichi the Killer, in 4 top lists Check
  33. 454 -22

    Blade II

    2002, in 1 top list Check
  34. 458 -23

    Dog Soldiers

    2002, in 2 top lists Check
  35. 463 -23

    Resident Evil

    2002, in 1 top list Check
  36. 479 -23

    Dawn of the Dead

    2004, in 1 top list Check
  37. 481 -23

    Freak Out

    2004, in 0 top lists Check
  38. 495 -23

    Feast

    2005, in 2 top lists Check
  39. 515 -24

    Black Water

    2007, in 0 top lists Check
  40. 521 -24

    Grindhouse

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
  41. 526 -24

    Rogue

    2007, in 1 top list Check
  42. 536 -24

    Cloverfield

    2008, in 3 top lists Check
  43. 537 -24

    Colin

    2008, in 0 top lists Check
  44. 555 -24

    Daybreakers

    2009, in 0 top lists Check
  45. 560 new

    Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken

    2009 — a.k.a. Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl, in 0 top lists Check
  46. 571 new

    Black Death

    2010, in 0 top lists Check
  47. 598 -28

    Father's Day

    2011, in 0 top lists Check
  48. 602 -28

    Juan de los Muertos

    2011 — a.k.a. Juan of the Dead, in 1 top list Check
  49. 603 -28

    Manborg

    2011, in 1 top list Check
  50. 606 -28

    Red State

    2011, in 1 top list Check
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Last updated on Nov 1, 2015 by mightysparks; source