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. 8 -

    The Most Dangerous Game

    1932, in 4 top lists Check
  2. 11 -

    Mystery of the Wax Museum

    1933, in 2 top lists Check
  3. 15 -

    The Cat and the Canary

    1939, in 2 top lists Check
  4. 16 -

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

    1939, in 1 top list Check
  5. 19 -

    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
  6. 21 -

    The Scarlet Claw

    1944, in 0 top lists Check
  7. 27 -

    Les diaboliques

    1955 — a.k.a. Diabolique, in 16 top lists Check
  8. 28 -

    Dementia

    1955, in 1 top list Check
  9. 29 -

    The Bad Seed

    1956, in 5 top lists Check
  10. 36 -

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

    1959, in 1 top list Check
  11. 42 -

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  12. 43 -

    Village of the Damned

    1960, in 5 top lists Check
  13. 44 -

    Homicidal

    1961, in 1 top list Check
  14. 45 -

    Taste of Fear

    1961 — a.k.a. Scream of Fear, in 3 top lists Check
  15. 48 -

    Premature Burial

    1962, in 1 top list Check
  16. 49 -

    Tales of Terror

    1962, in 1 top list Check
  17. 55 -

    Paranoiac

    1963, in 1 top list Check
  18. 58 -

    Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

    1964, in 3 top lists Check
  19. 62 -

    6 donne per l'assassino

    1964 — a.k.a. Blood and Black Lace, in 1 top list Check
  20. 86 -1

    Equinox

    1970, in 1 top list Check
  21. 89 -1

    The House That Dripped Blood

    1971, in 1 top list Check
  22. 91 -1

    L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo

    1970 — a.k.a. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, in 4 top lists Check
  23. 98 -1

    Duel

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  24. 99 -1

    La tarantola dal ventre nero

    1971 — a.k.a. Black Belly of the Tarantula, in 0 top lists Check
  25. 102 -1

    Ecologia del delitto

    1971 — a.k.a. A Bay of Blood, in 1 top list Check
  26. 105 -2

    Non si sevizia un paperino

    1972 — a.k.a. Don't Torture a Duckling, in 1 top list Check
  27. 112 -2

    The Other

    1972, in 1 top list Check
  28. 125 -3

    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  29. 137 -4

    L'assassino è costretto ad uccidere ancora

    1975, in 0 top lists Check
  30. 138 -4

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    1975, in 14 top lists Check
  31. 139 -4

    Profondo rosso

    1975 — a.k.a. Deep Red, in 5 top lists Check
  32. 141 -4

    The Stepford Wives

    1975, in 2 top lists Check
  33. 143 -4

    Communion

    1976 — a.k.a. Alice Sweet Alice, in 1 top list Check
  34. 148 -6

    The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

    1976, in 1 top list Check
  35. 150 -6

    ¿Quién puede matar a un niño?

    1976 — a.k.a. Who Can Kill a Child?, in 2 top lists Check
  36. 152 -6

    Eraserhead

    1977, in 18 top lists Check
  37. 161 -6

    Long Weekend

    1978, in 2 top lists Check
  38. 165 -6

    Someone's Watching Me!

    1978, in 0 top lists Check
  39. 176 -7

    The Changeling

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
  40. 177 -7

    Dressed to Kill

    1980, in 4 top lists Check
  41. 190 -9

    Deadly Blessing

    1981, in 1 top list Check
  42. 194 -9

    Happy Birthday to Me

    1981, in 1 top list Check
  43. 197 -10

    The Pit

    1981 — a.k.a. Teddy, in 0 top lists Check
  44. 198 -10

    The Prowler

    1981, in 1 top list Check
  45. 208 -10

    Lo squartatore di New York

    1982 — a.k.a. The New York Ripper, in 1 top list Check
  46. 209 -10

    Mil gritos tiene la noche

    1982 — a.k.a. Pieces, in 2 top lists Check
  47. 213 -10

    The Thing

    1982, in 20 top lists Check
  48. 216 -10

    Christine

    1983, in 1 top list Check
  49. 218 -10

    Curtains

    1983, in 1 top list Check
  50. 220 -10

    De vierde man

    1983 — a.k.a. The 4th Man, in 4 top lists Check
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Last updated on Nov 1, 2015 by mightysparks; source