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. 14 -

    De spooktrein

    1939, in 0 top lists Check
  2. 17 -

    The Man They Could Not Hang

    1939, in 1 top list Check
  3. 21 -

    The Scarlet Claw

    1944, in 0 top lists Check
  4. 40 -

    Hanyo

    1960 — a.k.a. The Housemaid, in 6 top lists Check
  5. 61 -

    Seance on a Wet Afternoon

    1964, in 2 top lists Check
  6. 73 -

    Wait Until Dark

    1967, in 3 top lists Check
  7. 78 -1

    Pretty Poison

    1968, in 0 top lists Check
  8. 92 -1

    Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly

    1970, in 0 top lists Check
  9. 94 -1

    10 Rillington Place

    1971, in 2 top lists Check
  10. 109 -2

    Pink Flamingos

    1972, in 9 top lists Check
  11. 127 -3

    Cani arrabbiati

    1974 — a.k.a. Rabid Dogs, in 1 top list Check
  12. 130 -3

    Deranged

    1974 — a.k.a. Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile, in 1 top list Check
  13. 145 -5

    God Told Me To

    1976, in 1 top list Check
  14. 181 -8

    Maniac

    1980, in 1 top list Check
  15. 215 -10

    Angst

    1983, in 3 top lists Check
  16. 218 -10

    Curtains

    1983, in 1 top list Check
  17. 248 -12

    Tenement

    1985 — a.k.a. Game of Survival, in 1 top list Check
  18. 255 -12

    Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    1986, in 5 top lists Check
  19. 259 -12

    Manhunter

    1986, in 5 top lists Check
  20. 276 -15

    The Hidden

    1987, in 2 top lists Check
  21. 300 -15

    Maniac Cop

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  22. 349 -19

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 32 top lists Check
  23. 360 -19

    Innocent Blood

    1992 — a.k.a. A French Vampire in America, in 2 top lists Check
  24. 394 -21

    From Dusk Till Dawn

    1996, in 2 top lists Check
  25. 400 -21

    Funny Games

    1997, in 11 top lists Check
  26. 418 -21

    From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money

    1999, in 0 top lists Check
  27. 426 -22

    American Psycho

    2000, in 8 top lists Check
  28. 442 -22

    Frailty

    2001, in 1 top list Check
  29. 445 -22

    Koroshiya 1

    2001 — a.k.a. Ichi the Killer, in 4 top lists Check
  30. 494 -23

    The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    2005, in 1 top list Check
  31. 519 -24

    Funny Games

    2007, in 1 top list Check
  32. 520 -24

    The Girl Next Door

    2007, in 0 top lists Check
  33. 542 -24

    How to Be a Serial Killer

    2008, in 0 top lists Check
  34. 552 -24

    Sexykiller, morirás por ella

    2008, in 0 top lists Check
  35. 561 -26

    The Last House on the Left

    2009, in 1 top list Check
  36. 563 -26

    The Loved Ones

    2009, in 1 top list Check
  37. 606 -28

    Red State

    2011, in 1 top list Check
  38. 612 -28

    The Woman

    2011, in 1 top list Check
  39. 616 -28

    American Mary

    2012, in 1 top list Check
  40. 636 -29

    Big Bad Wolves

    2013, in 0 top lists Check
  41. 638 -30

    Cheap Thrills

    2013, in 0 top lists Check
  42. 664 -33

    Deliver Us from Evil

    2014, in 0 top lists Check
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Last updated on Nov 1, 2015 by mightysparks; source