The Greatest Horror Films of All Time Films

The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

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Horror movies, ranked by adrenaline junkies worldwide. Anyone can vote on this CrowdRanked list, and can even add your own favorite chiller to these rankings. Ghosts, zombies, monsters or maybe just the quiet guy down the street who straps on a hockey mask for kicks; these are the movies that scare the pants off you. What are the greatest horror films ever made? Start with all of the ones on this list, and of course, feel free to add any that might be missing.

Great horror films have a long and storied history in cinema. From the earliest horror movies like 1922's 'Nosferatu,' to modern classics like the 'Saw' series, scary movies have always had a special place in the collective, twisted hearts of movie goers. Each year, new horror movies come out that are designed to terrify, with evil characters bent on death and destruction. Will they all wind up on a list of the scariest horror movies ever made? Probably not, but not for a lack of trying.

Many of the best horror films are haunted house movies, relying on the setting as a huge, spooky selling factor. Other excellent horror films rely on nausea-inducing tactics, making us recoil in terror, totally disturbed by whatever we're watching on screen.

Enjoy this list of great horror films, and remember: You can rerank this list in any order you like. Boo!

List Criteria: Vote up the best movies in the Horror genre.

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    most listed
    The Shining

    1980 More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1
    The Exorcist

    1973 More
    99
  3. 3
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    1978 More
    95
  4. 4
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    1979 More
    92
  5. 5
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    1984 More
    91
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    1982 More
    91
  7. 7
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    1974 More
    89
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    1960 More
    88
  9. 9
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    1975 More
    86
  10. 10
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    1982 More
    85
  11. 11
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    1980 More
    84
  12. 12
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    1991 More
    84
  13. 13
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    1978 More
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  14. 14
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    1968 More
    81
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    1976 More
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    1976 More
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  17. 17
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    1981 More
    73
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    1987 More
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    1986 More
    72
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  21. 21
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    1968 More
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  22. 22
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    1981 More
    70
  23. 23
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Scream

    1996 More
    70
  24. 24
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    2002 More
    68
  25. 25
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    1979 More
    68
  26. 26
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Sixth Sense

    1999 More
    68
  27. 27
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Evil Dead II

    1987 More
    67
  28. 28
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    Seven

    1995 More
    67
  29. 29
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    1931 More
    66
  30. 30
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    1990 More
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    1989 More
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    2004 More
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  33. 33
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    1922 More
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  34. 34
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    1986 More
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  35. 35
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    2006 More
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  36. 36
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    1987 More
    62
  37. 37
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    Dawn of the Dead

    2004 More
    62
  38. 38
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    1963 More
    62
  39. 39
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    1985 More
    61
  40. 40
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    1987 More
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    1992 More
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    1992 More
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    2005 More
    60
  44. 44
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    1996 More
    60
  45. 45
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    ranked low on reranks
    Misery

    1990 More
    60
  46. 46
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    2001 More
    59
  47. 47
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    1982 More
    59
  48. 48
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    1931 More
    59
  49. 49
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    1999 More
    59
  50. 50
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    1984 More
    59
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