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. 2 -

    Körkarlen

    1921 — a.k.a. The Phantom Carriage, in 14 top lists Check
  2. 4 -

    The Unknown

    1927, in 8 top lists Check
  3. 7 -

    Freaks

    1932, in 16 top lists Check
  4. 10 -

    The Invisible Man

    1933, in 6 top lists Check
  5. 23 -

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    1945, in 5 top lists Check
  6. 27 -

    Les diaboliques

    1955 — a.k.a. Diabolique, in 16 top lists Check
  7. 29 -

    The Bad Seed

    1956, in 5 top lists Check
  8. 39 -

    Circus of Horrors

    1960 — a.k.a. Phantom of the Circus, in 1 top list Check
  9. 40 -

    Hanyo

    1960 — a.k.a. The Housemaid, in 6 top lists Check
  10. 48 -

    Premature Burial

    1962, in 1 top list Check
  11. 50 -

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    1962, in 12 top lists Check
  12. 55 -

    Paranoiac

    1963, in 1 top list Check
  13. 59 -

    Lady in a Cage

    1964, in 1 top list Check
  14. 61 -

    Seance on a Wet Afternoon

    1964, in 2 top lists Check
  15. 63 -

    Strait-Jacket

    1964, in 1 top list Check
  16. 69 -

    Repulsion

    1965, in 16 top lists Check
  17. 73 -

    Wait Until Dark

    1967, in 3 top lists Check
  18. 74 -

    Viy

    1967, in 4 top lists Check
  19. 79 -1

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
  20. 81 -1

    Hasta el viento tiene miedo

    1968 — a.k.a. Even the Wind Is Afraid, in 1 top list Check
  21. 83 -1

    Twisted Nerve

    1968, in 1 top list Check
  22. 84 -1

    Môjû

    1969 — a.k.a. Blind Beast, in 1 top list Check
  23. 85 -1

    Count Yorga, Vampire

    1970, in 1 top list Check
  24. 87 -1

    Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält

    1970 — a.k.a. Mark of the Devil, in 1 top list Check
  25. 88 -1

    House of Dark Shadows

    1970, in 1 top list Check
  26. 93 -1

    Taste the Blood of Dracula

    1970, in 1 top list Check
  27. 94 -1

    10 Rillington Place

    1971, in 2 top lists Check
  28. 101 -1

    Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal

    1971 — a.k.a. Don't Deliver Us from Evil, in 2 top lists Check
  29. 103 -1

    Shura

    1971 — a.k.a. Demons, in 4 top lists Check
  30. 106 -2

    Deliverance

    1972, in 14 top lists Check
  31. 112 -2

    The Other

    1972, in 1 top list Check
  32. 119 -2

    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
  33. 126 -3

    Bad Ronald

    1974, in 0 top lists Check
  34. 129 -3

    Dead of Night

    1974, in 1 top list Check
  35. 134 -4

    Phantom of the Paradise

    1974, in 3 top lists Check
  36. 136 -4

    Jaws

    1975, in 26 top lists Check
  37. 138 -4

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    1975, in 14 top lists Check
  38. 148 -6

    The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

    1976, in 1 top list Check
  39. 149 -6

    Martin

    1977, in 3 top lists Check
  40. 159 -6

    The Fury

    1978, in 2 top lists Check
  41. 174 -7

    Altered States

    1980, in 5 top lists Check
  42. 181 -8

    Maniac

    1980, in 1 top list Check
  43. 203 -10

    Cat People

    1982, in 1 top list Check
  44. 205 -10

    The Entity

    1982, in 1 top list Check
  45. 210 -10

    Q

    1982 — a.k.a. Serpent, in 2 top lists Check
  46. 214 -10

    White Dog

    1982, in 5 top lists Check
  47. 215 -10

    Angst

    1983, in 3 top lists Check
  48. 216 -10

    Christine

    1983, in 1 top list Check
  49. 220 -10

    De vierde man

    1983 — a.k.a. The 4th Man, in 4 top lists Check
  50. 222 new

    Julie Darling

    1983, in 0 top lists Check
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Last updated on Nov 1, 2015 by mightysparks; source