The Best Haunted House Movies Films

The Best Haunted House Movies

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A list of the best haunted house movies. These are films that feature a haunted house as one of its primary locations. We believe we've got them all, but if you think we missed one please feel free to add it to the list yourself. All genres have been included, but being haunted houses, the most predominant genre is of course horror. Haunted houses are at the heart of many of our favorite ghost stories and have translated into some of the best haunted house films. For movies you can watch now on Netflix check out these lists like the best horror movies on Netflix, best anime shows and best comedies on Netflix.

A haunted house also creates a unique situation for storytellers where the location itself is practically one of the characters. Whether the house is haunted due to a murder, a corpse stashed in one of its walls, or something buried beneath its foundation, you'll find it on this list of the best haunted house films. What are the best haunted house movies? That's up to you to decide!
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    The Shining is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies


    Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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    Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies


    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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    Insidious is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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    The Others is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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    Rose Red Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    often listed & added by KirstinSarahSacloloBello
    Julian Sands, Kevin Tighe, Bobby Preston

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    The Haunting is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies


    Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell, Julie Harris

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    The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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    James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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    The Orphanage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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    Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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    The Ring is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    ranked low on reranks & added by VivienVallesteros
    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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    What Lies Beneath is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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    The Woman in Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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    Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

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    Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies


    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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    1408 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    added by Milo
    Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh

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    House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies


    Ali Larter, Famke Janssen, Geoffrey Rush

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    Stir of Echoes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    added by Lons
    Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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    The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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    The Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    added by ChrisRobarchek
    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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    The Frighteners is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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

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    Thirteen Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    added by karien.v.rooyen
    Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard

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    The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

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    The Changeling is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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    George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas, Barry Morse

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    Sinister is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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    Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

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    Mama is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    added by snowy
    Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

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    House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    ranked low on reranks & added by StuartGantner
    Vincent Price, Richard Long, Elisha Cook

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    The Legend of Hell House is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies


    Roddy McDowall, Michael Gough, Pamela Franklin

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    Casper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    added by wiabux
    Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Christina Ricci

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    Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies


    Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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    Monster House is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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    Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi

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    The Haunting in Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    added by karien.v.rooyen
    Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Elias Koteas

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    House is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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    Kimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi, Yōko Minamida

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    Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, George Coe

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    The Haunting is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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

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    Ju-on: The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies


    Itou Misaki, Megumi Okina, Takashi Matsuyama

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    Ring is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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    Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Yūko Takeuchi

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    The Innocents is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies


    Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin

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    The Devil's Backbone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

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    Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi

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    Suspiria is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    added by srjthnk
    Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier

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    Ghost is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    added by ChrisRobarchek
    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

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    Ghost Story is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    added by ChrisRobarchek
    Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

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    The Strangers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    added by Samantha Dillinger
    Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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    Crimson Peak is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    added by IrinaGinger79
    Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam

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    The Innkeepers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies


    Lena Dunham, Sara Paxton, Kelly McGillis

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    The Tenant is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    added by margaretemdal
    Roman Polanski, Shelley Winters, Isabelle Adjani

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    Ghost Ship is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    ranked low on reranks & added by KaterinaMzk
    Julianna Margulies, Emily Browning, Karl Urban

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  47. 47
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    Kingdom Hospital is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    added by IrinaGinger79

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    Lake Mungo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies


    Steve Jodrell, Talia Zucker, Tamara Donnellan

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    The Abandoned is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies

    added by ChrisRobarchek
    Karel Roden, Anastasia Hille, Valentin Ganev

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    new! & added by Melanie Dion
    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor

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