The Best '90s Horror Movies Films

The Best '90s Horror Movies

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List Criteria: Top horror films released between 1990 and 1999

What are the best '90s horror movies ever made? While some could argue that the '80s horror movies were far superior, that's not necessarily true. This list of the top scary films of the 1990s includes some modern classics, so vote for the movies you liked the most, vote down any that you don't think deserve a top spot and rerank this list in any order you choose.

Some of the best 1990s horror films are actually more along the lines of outstanding psychological thrillers. What the 80s were to slasher films, the 90s were to great spooky suspense films, such as 1991's Silence of the Lambs, 1995's Seven, and 1999's The Sixth Sense. Not only are these movies among the greatest horror films ever made, they're also excellent thrillers that'll keep you on the edge of your seat.

That's not to say that the best 90s horror movies weren't also straight-up horror. No no, the 1990s saw the birth of the very popular Scream series (1996), certainly one of the better teen movie franchises in recent years. Some might also argue that 1997's I Know What You Did Last Summer is also one of the best!

Enjoy this list of great horror movies from the '90s, and feel free to add any of your favorites that might be missing. If you're a huge horror buff, you might be interested in these lists of the best slasher movies, movies with the scariest clowns, and the best B-movie movies ever made.


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  1. 1
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    - 100
    The Silence of the Lambs


    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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  2. 2
    + 406
    - 139
    Scream

    the people's #1
    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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  3. 3
    + 403
    - 128
    The Sixth Sense


    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

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  4. 4
    + 358
    - 148
    It

    most listed
    Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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  5. 5
    + 372
    - 113
    Seven


    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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  6. 6
    + 348
    - 116
    Misery


    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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  7. 7
    + 238
    - 142
    Bram Stoker's Dracula


    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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  8. 8
    + 279
    - 128
    From Dusk till Dawn


    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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  9. 9
    + 269
    - 148
    Sleepy Hollow


    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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  10. 10
    + 261
    - 132
    Candyman


    Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

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  11. 11
    + 238
    - 161
    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    added by maria-tereza
    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

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  12. 12
    + 171
    - 79
    The Ring

    added by CassiopeeLeduc
    Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, YĆ«ko Takeuchi

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  13. 13
    + 233
    - 143
    Army of Darkness


    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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  14. 14
    + 180
    - 145
    Arachnophobia


    John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

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  15. 15
    + 197
    - 134
    The Devil's Advocate


    Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

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  16. 16
    + 110
    - 82
    Halloween: the Curse of Michael Myers

    often listed & added by CassiopeeLeduc
    Halloween: the Curse of Michael Myers

  17. 17
    + 208
    - 143
    Scream 2


    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham

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  18. 18
    + 172
    - 132
    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams

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  19. 19
    + 198
    - 119
    Cape Fear


    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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  20. 20
    + 211
    - 129
    Tremors


    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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  21. 21
    + 176
    - 102
    House on Haunted Hill

    added by wiabux
    Ali Larter, Famke Janssen, Geoffrey Rush

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  22. 22
    + 187
    - 103
    The Craft

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor

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  23. 23
    + 172
    - 121
    Urban Legend


    Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

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  24. 24
    + 158
    - 120
    The People Under the Stairs

    added by wiabux
    Ving Rhames, A. J. Langer, Bill Cobbs

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  25. 25
    + 177
    - 127
    The Faculty

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

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  26. 26
    + 149
    - 104
    Stir of Echoes


    Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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  27. 27
    + 141
    - 134
    Child's Play 2


    Jenny Agutter, Brad Dourif, Beth Grant

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  28. 28
    + 163
    - 117
    Wes Craven's New Nightmare


    Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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  29. 29
    + 59
    - 33
    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

    added by charity138
    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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  30. 30
    + 129
    - 121
    Event Horizon

    added by wiabux
    Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill

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  31. 31
    + 179
    - 180
    The Blair Witch Project

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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  32. 32
    + 133
    - 121
    The Frighteners


    Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson, R. Lee Ermey

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  33. 33
    + 114
    - 134
    Stigmata

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Portia de Rossi, Patricia Arquette, Nia Long

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  34. 34
    + 71
    - 96
    Child's Play 3

    added by CassiopeeLeduc
    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Perrey Reeves

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  35. 35
    + 130
    - 141
    Jacob's Ladder


    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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  36. 36
    + 111
    - 147
    Species


    Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley, Natasha Henstridge

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  37. 37
    + 122
    - 118
    Alien 3

    added by wiabux
    Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

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  38. 38
    + 116
    - 144
    Gremlins 2: The New Batch


    Christopher Lee, Phoebe Cates, Howie Mandel

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  39. 39
    + 84
    - 140
    In the Mouth of Madness

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Hayden Christensen, Charlton Heston, Sam Neill

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  40. 40
    + 124
    - 140
    Anaconda


    Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson

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  41. 41
    + 102
    - 117
    Tales from the Darkside: The Movie


    Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Debbie Harry

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  42. 42
    + 99
    - 138
    Bride of Chucky


    Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly, John Ritter

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  43. 43
    + 103
    - 133
    Dead Alive


    Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme

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  44. 44
    + 86
    - 139
    The Relic


    Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, Penelope Ann Miller

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  45. 45
    + 86
    - 130
    Mimic


    Josh Brolin, Mira Sorvino, Norman Reedus

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  46. 46
    + 26
    - 42
    Halloween 6

    added by willyboymcoy
    Paul Rudd, Donald Pleasence, Mitchell Ryan

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  47. 47
    + 75
    - 137
    Wishmaster

    added by wiabux
    Tony Todd, Verne Troyer, Robert Englund

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  48. 48
    + 41
    - 85
    Phantoms

    often listed & added by dee123
    Ben Affleck, Rose McGowan, Liev Schreiber

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  49. 49
    + 16
    - 34
    Wolf

    added by CassiopeeLeduc
    Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer

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  50. 50
    + 17
    - 13
    The Haunting

    added by cptron
    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liam Neeson, Owen Wilson

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