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. 11 -

    Mystery of the Wax Museum

    1933, in 2 top lists Check
  2. 16 -

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

    1939, in 1 top list Check
  3. 19 -

    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
  4. 20 -

    The Leopard Man

    1943, in 3 top lists Check
  5. 21 -

    The Scarlet Claw

    1944, in 0 top lists Check
  6. 32 -

    The Blob

    1958, in 5 top lists Check
  7. 42 -

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  8. 44 -

    Homicidal

    1961, in 1 top list Check
  9. 45 -

    Taste of Fear

    1961 — a.k.a. Scream of Fear, in 3 top lists Check
  10. 50 -

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    1962, in 12 top lists Check
  11. 56 -

    X

    1963 — a.k.a. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, in 5 top lists Check
  12. 58 -

    Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

    1964, in 3 top lists Check
  13. 59 -

    Lady in a Cage

    1964, in 1 top list Check
  14. 62 -

    6 donne per l'assassino

    1964 — a.k.a. Blood and Black Lace, in 1 top list Check
  15. 63 -

    Strait-Jacket

    1964, in 1 top list Check
  16. 66 -

    Fanatic

    1965 — a.k.a. Die! Die! My Darling!, in 1 top list Check
  17. 67 -

    I Saw What You Did

    1965, in 1 top list Check
  18. 68 -

    The Nanny

    1965, in 2 top lists Check
  19. 69 -

    Repulsion

    1965, in 16 top lists Check
  20. 73 -

    Wait Until Dark

    1967, in 3 top lists Check
  21. 82 -1

    Targets

    1968, in 5 top lists Check
  22. 83 -1

    Twisted Nerve

    1968, in 1 top list Check
  23. 90 -1

    Il rosso segno della follia

    1970 — a.k.a. Hatchet for the Honeymoon, in 1 top list Check
  24. 98 -1

    Duel

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  25. 99 -1

    La tarantola dal ventre nero

    1971 — a.k.a. Black Belly of the Tarantula, in 0 top lists Check
  26. 102 -1

    Ecologia del delitto

    1971 — a.k.a. A Bay of Blood, in 1 top list Check
  27. 105 -2

    Non si sevizia un paperino

    1972 — a.k.a. Don't Torture a Duckling, in 1 top list Check
  28. 106 -2

    Deliverance

    1972, in 14 top lists Check
  29. 111 -2

    The Night Stalker

    1972, in 1 top list Check
  30. 114 -2

    The Baby

    1973, in 1 top list Check
  31. 119 -2

    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
  32. 121 new

    The Forgotten

    1973, in 0 top lists Check
  33. 122 -3

    La campana del infierno

    1973 — a.k.a. Bell from Hell, in 1 top list Check
  34. 125 -3

    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  35. 126 -3

    Bad Ronald

    1974, in 0 top lists Check
  36. 127 -3

    Cani arrabbiati

    1974 — a.k.a. Rabid Dogs, in 1 top list Check
  37. 130 -3

    Deranged

    1974 — a.k.a. Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile, in 1 top list Check
  38. 135 -4

    Phase IV

    1974, in 1 top list Check
  39. 136 -4

    Jaws

    1975, in 25 top lists Check
  40. 137 -4

    L'assassino è costretto ad uccidere ancora

    1975, in 0 top lists Check
  41. 140 -4

    Race with the Devil

    1975, in 2 top lists Check
  42. 143 -4

    Communion

    1976 — a.k.a. Alice Sweet Alice, in 1 top list Check
  43. 144 new

    Death Weekend

    1976 — a.k.a. The House by the Lake, in 0 top lists Check
  44. 147 -6

    Le locataire

    1976 — a.k.a. The Tenant, in 5 top lists Check
  45. 148 -6

    The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

    1976, in 1 top list Check
  46. 155 -6

    Lisa, Lisa

    1974 — a.k.a. Axe, in 0 top lists Check
  47. 161 -6

    Long Weekend

    1978, in 2 top lists Check
  48. 165 -6

    Someone's Watching Me!

    1978, in 0 top lists Check
  49. 170 -7

    The Plumber

    1979, in 0 top lists Check
  50. 171 -7

    The Silent Scream

    1979, in 0 top lists Check
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Last updated on Nov 1, 2015 by mightysparks; source