The Best Gothic Horror Movies Films
+Vote List
by  * Ranker
Staff
tags 1,062 votes 110 voters 9,461 views 50 items f p @

The Best Gothic Horror Movies

List Criteria: Movies of the gothic horror genre.

Gothic horror (also commonly referred to as gothic fiction) is a genre of literature or film that typically combines horror, fiction and romance. The first recorded work of gothic fiction was in 1764 when author Horace Walpole wrote his classic book A Gothic Story. Gothic fiction will pull on a pleasant sense of terror within the emotions and throw in some romantic emotions into the mix. Two other long-standing components of a gothic horror work of art are parody and melodrama. Some of the most well known literary works of art were part of gothic horror, including most of Edgar Allen Poe’s works as well as Mary Shelley’s (hi there, Frankenstein's monster).
 
This list features the best gothic horror movies, including: Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Devil’s Backbone, Eyes Without a Face, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Haunting, Phantom of the Opera, Hour of the Wolf, and Vampyr.

Vote up your favorite horror flick today, or add a gothic horror film you love that isn't already on the list.

L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 28
    - 3

    Vincent Price, John Kerr, Lynette Bernay

    ;
  2. 2
    + 25
    - 3

    Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Pamela Franklin

    ;
  3. 3
    + 31
    - 8

    Gustav Botz, Ruth Landschoff, Karl Etlinger

    ;
  4. 4
    + 26
    - 6

    George Sanders, Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock

    ;
  5. 5
    + 26
    - 6

    Russ Tamblyn, Fay Compton, Valentine Dyall

    ;
  6. 6
    + 19
    - 3

    Vincent Price, Patrick Magee, Nigel Green

    ;
  7. 7
    + 33
    - 15

    Michael Gambon, Christopher Walken, Christina Ricci

    ;
  8. 8
    + 27
    - 10

    Jack Palance, Pamela Brown, Nigel Davenport

    ;
  9. 9
    + 20
    - 5

    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

    ;
  10. 10
    + 20
    - 5

    John Carradine, Walter Brennan, Boris Karloff

    ;
  11. 11
    + 18
    - 4

    Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Harry Ellerbe

    ;
  12. 12
    + 16
    - 3

    added by dee123
    Charles Grodin, John Cassavetes, Ralph Bellamy

    ;
  13. 13
    + 18
    - 5

    Lil Dagover, Elsa Wagner, Friedrich Fehér

    ;
  14. 14
    + 29
    - 15

    Christopher Eccleston, Nicole Kidman, Elaine Cassidy

    ;
  15. 15
    + 17
    - 5

    added by dee123
    Roger Allam, Ciarán Hinds, Tim McMullan

    ;
  16. 16
    + 20
    - 8

    Tod Browning, Joan Standing, Bela Lugosi

    ;
  17. 17
    + 13
    - 3

    Mark Damon, Boris Karloff, Michèle Mercier

    ;
  18. 18
    + 15
    - 5

    Angela Lansbury, Stephen Rea, Terence Stamp

    ;
  19. 19
    + 15
    - 5

    Candace Hilligoss, Reza Badiyi, Herk Harvey

    ;
  20. 20
    + 13
    - 4

    Earl Gordon Bostwick, Ward Crane, Gibson Gowland

    ;
  21. 21
    + 15
    - 6

    Ray Milland, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Ruth Hussey

    ;
  22. 22
    + 18
    - 9

    Alida Valli, Flavio Bucci, Jessica Harper

    ;
  23. 23
    + 11
    - 3

    Boris Karloff, Milton Kibbee, Bobby Burns

    ;
  24. 24
    + 12
    - 5

    added by dee123
    Ariadna Gil, Maribel Verdú, Sergi López i Ayats

    ;
  25. 25
    + 9
    - 3

    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners

    ;
  26. 26
    + 10
    - 4

    Alida Valli, Yvette Etiévant, Édith Scob

    ;
  27. 27
    + 14
    - 8

    Abraham Murphy, Christian Slater, Leopoldo Trieste

    ;
  28. 28
    + 14
    - 9

    David Bowie, Jane Leeves, Suzanne Bertish

    ;
  29. 29
    + 14
    - 9

    Anna Lee, Bette Davis, Dave Willock

    ;
  30. 30
    + 12
    - 7

    Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Mabel Rivera

    ;
  31. 31
    + 10
    - 5
    ;
  32. 32
    + 15
    - 10

    Jack MacGowran, Sydney Bromley, Terry Downes

    ;
  33. 33
    + 12
    - 7

    Fredric March, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert

    ;
  34. 34
    + 9
    - 4

    Christopher Lee, Robert Urquhart, Peter Cushing

    ;
  35. 35
    + 8
    - 3

    Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff

    ;
  36. 36
    + 22
    - 18

    Stephen Ashfield, Timothy Spall, Laura Michelle Kelly

    ;
  37. 37
    + 11
    - 7

    Eddie Izzard, John Malkovich, Catherine McCormack

    ;
  38. 38
    + 9
    - 5

    Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Roland Topor

    ;
  39. 39
    + 7
    - 3

    added by dee123
    Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein

    ;
  40. 40
    + 9
    - 6

    Rena Mandel, N. Babanini, Maurice Schutz

    ;
  41. 41
    + 8
    - 5

    added by dee123
    Larry Neumann Jr., Jennifer Morrison, Christian Stolte

    ;
  42. 42
    + 8
    - 6

    Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Michael Mark

    ;
  43. 43
    + 8
    - 6

    added by dee123
    Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart

    ;
  44. 44
    + 8
    - 6

    Margarita Isabel, Claudio Brook, Ron Perlman

    ;
  45. 45
    + 9
    - 8

    Jaime Fernández-Cid Buscató, Berta Ojea, Federico Luppi

    ;
  46. 46
    + 8
    - 7

    Pamela Adlon, Jack Fletcher, Michael McShane

    ;
  47. 47
    + 6
    - 5

    Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow

    ;
  48. 48
    + 7
    - 7

    added by dee123
    Joe Morton, Harrison Ford, Daniel Zelman

    ;
  49. 49
    + 7
    - 8

    Julian Glover, Hugh Griffith, Pamela Brown

    ;
  50. 50
    + 5
    - 8

    added by dee123
    Charlotte Rampling, Mickey Rourke, Michael Higgins

    ;
51 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >