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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  1. 1
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    - 107
    The Shining

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

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  2. 2
    + 324
    - 99
    Poltergeist


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

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  3. 3
    + 369
    - 143
    Beetlejuice


    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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  4. 4
    + 212
    - 52
    The Conjuring

    added by jackie90
    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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  5. 5
    + 256
    - 104
    Insidious

    added by Randolph
    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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  6. 6
    + 137
    - 106
    Rose Red Stephen King

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

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  7. 7
    + 198
    - 64
    The Others

    added by freeling10
    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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  8. 8
    + 170
    - 63
    The Amityville Horror

    added by beernbugs
    James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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  9. 9
    + 194
    - 83
    The Haunting


    Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell, Julie Harris

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  10. 10
    + 159
    - 113
    What Lies Beneath

    added by Ariel Kana
    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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  11. 11
    + 128
    - 109
    The Orphanage

    often listed & added by Randolph
    Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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  12. 12
    + 157
    - 98
    The Woman in Black

    added by Samantha Dillinger
    Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

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  13. 13
    + 131
    - 70
    The Ring

    added by VivienVallesteros
    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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  14. 14
    + 124
    - 57
    1408

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

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  15. 15
    + 153
    - 103
    Evil Dead II


    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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  16. 16
    + 138
    - 91
    Stir of Echoes

    added by Lons
    Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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  17. 17
    + 161
    - 102
    The Grudge

    added by wiabux
    Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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  18. 18
    + 152
    - 98
    House on Haunted Hill


    Ali Larter, Famke Janssen, Geoffrey Rush

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  19. 19
    + 154
    - 97
    Thirteen Ghosts

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

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  20. 20
    + 105
    - 80
    The Changeling


    George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas, Barry Morse

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  21. 21
    + 45
    - 14
    The Evil Dead

    added by ChrisRobarchek
    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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  22. 22
    + 95
    - 92
    Mama

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

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    + 89
    - 65
    The Frighteners

    added by wiabux
    Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson, R. Lee Ermey

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  24. 24
    + 54
    - 31
    Sinister

    added by ChrisRobarchek
    Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

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  25. 25
    + 91
    - 87
    The Legend of Hell House


    Roddy McDowall, Michael Gough, Pamela Franklin

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    + 38
    - 18
    The Cabin in the Woods

    added by MalcolmHollis
    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

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    + 100
    - 91
    Paranormal Activity


    Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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  28. 28
    + 56
    - 32
    House on Haunted Hill

    added by StuartGantner
    Vincent Price, Richard Long, Elisha Cook

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  29. 29
    + 93
    - 70
    Monster House

    added by wiabux
    Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi

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  30. 30
    + 39
    - 30
    The Haunting

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

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  31. 31
    + 34
    - 31

    added by freeling10
    Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, George Coe

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    + 94
    - 81
    The Haunting in Connecticut

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

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    + 81
    - 67
    Casper

    added by wiabux
    Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Christina Ricci

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  34. 34
    + 70
    - 82
    House

    added by Lons
    Kimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi, Yōko Minamida

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  35. 35
    + 36
    - 28
    Ju-on: The Grudge


    Itou Misaki, Megumi Okina, Takashi Matsuyama

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  36. 36
    + 44
    - 27
    Ring


    Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Yūko Takeuchi

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    + 53
    - 83
    The Devil's Backbone

    often listed & added by Ariel Kana
    Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi

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  38. 38
    + 57
    - 82
    The Innocents


    Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin

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  39. 39
    + 33
    - 31
    Suspiria

    added by srjthnk
    Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier

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  40. 40
    + 27
    - 22
    Ghost

    added by ChrisRobarchek
    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

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  41. 41
    + 74
    - 83
    The Strangers

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

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  42. 42
    + 16
    - 20
    The Tenant

    added by margaretemdal
    Roman Polanski, Shelley Winters, Isabelle Adjani

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  43. 43
    + 2
    - 8
    Crimson Peak

    added by IrinaGinger79
    Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam

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  44. 44
    + 31
    - 31
    The Innkeepers


    Lena Dunham, Sara Paxton, Kelly McGillis

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  45. 45
    + 40
    - 17
    Ghost Ship

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

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  46. 46
    + 11
    - 19
    The Abandoned

    added by ChrisRobarchek
    Karel Roden, Anastasia Hille, Valentin Ganev

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  47. 47
    + 0
    - 4
    Kingdom Hospital

    added by IrinaGinger79

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  48. 48
    + 19
    - 15
    Ghost Story

    added by ChrisRobarchek
    Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

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  49. 49
    + 12
    - 37
    The Sentinel

    Ranked High on Reranks
    Eva Longoria, Kim Basinger, Michael Douglas Released: 1976

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  50. 50
    + 34
    - 39
    Burnt Offerings

    added by laustcawz
    Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed

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