The Best Horror Movies

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Created by mightysparks.

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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 26 top lists Check
  3. 167 -7

    Alien

    1979, in 28 top lists Check
  4. 213 -10

    The Thing

    1982, in 19 top lists Check
  5. 120 -2

    The Exorcist

    1973, in 25 top lists Check
  6. 79 -1

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 20 top lists Check
  7. 3 -

    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 27 top lists Check
  8. 1 -

    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 30 top lists Check
  9. 487 -23

    Shaun of the Dead

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
  10. 152 -6

    Eraserhead

    1977, in 18 top lists Check
  11. 77 -1

    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
  12. 6 -

    Frankenstein

    1931, in 17 top lists Check
  13. 12 -

    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
  14. 157 -6

    Dawn of the Dead

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
  15. 27 -

    Les diaboliques

    1955 — a.k.a. Diabolique, in 17 top lists Check
  16. 253 -12

    The Fly

    1986, in 10 top lists Check
  17. 228 -11

    Videodrome

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
  18. 142 -4

    Carrie

    1976, in 9 top lists Check
  19. 7 -

    Freaks

    1932, in 16 top lists Check
  20. 191 -9

    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 7 top lists Check
  21. 69 -

    Repulsion

    1965, in 17 top lists Check
  22. 119 -2

    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
  23. 452 -22

    28 Days Later...

    2002, in 8 top lists Check
  24. 30 -

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    1956, in 18 top lists Check
  25. 273 -15

    Evil Dead II

    1987, in 8 top lists Check
  26. 229 -11

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984, in 7 top lists Check
  27. 416 -21

    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 14 top lists Check
  28. 619 -28

    The Cabin in the Woods

    2011, in 4 top lists Check
  29. 125 -3

    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  30. 395 -21

    Scream

    1996, in 8 top lists Check
  31. 186 -8

    An American Werewolf in London

    1981, in 11 top lists Check
  32. 50 -

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    1962, in 14 top lists Check
  33. 19 -

    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
  34. 400 -21

    Funny Games

    1997, in 12 top lists Check
  35. 283 -15

    Predator

    1987, in 7 top lists Check
  36. 449 -22

    The Others

    2001, in 8 top lists Check
  37. 570 -26

    Zombieland

    2009, in 2 top lists Check
  38. 353 -19

    Braindead

    1992 — a.k.a. Dead Alive, in 6 top lists Check
  39. 2 -

    Körkarlen

    1921 — a.k.a. The Phantom Carriage, in 15 top lists Check
  40. 234 -12

    Gremlins

    1984, in 4 top lists Check
  41. 352 -19

    Army of Darkness

    1992, in 6 top lists Check
  42. 485 -23

    Saw

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
  43. 53 -

    The Haunting

    1963, in 7 top lists Check
  44. 311 -16

    They Live

    1988, in 6 top lists Check
  45. 511 -24

    [Rec]

    2007, in 3 top lists Check
  46. 245 -12

    Re-Animator

    1985, in 5 top lists Check
  47. 139 -4

    Profondo rosso

    1975 — a.k.a. Deep Red, in 6 top lists Check
  48. 10 -

    The Invisible Man

    1933, in 6 top lists Check
  49. 394 -21

    From Dusk Till Dawn

    1996, in 2 top lists Check
  50. 297 -15

    Dead Ringers

    1988, in 12 top lists Check