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The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked  

Jason Bancroft
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List Rules Vote up your favorite horror films that were released between 2010-2019.

These horror films from the 2010s have got the best scares, screams, and monsters of the decade. Jordan Peele came onto the horror movie scene in the late twenty-tens with two truly frightening films, Get Out and Us. Most of the movies on this list are straight-up horror movies with only enough humor to strategically break up the tension but there are some horror comedies on this list as well. If you like to laugh a little along with your jump scares and gore, be sure to check out Tucker and Dale vs. Evil or Little Monsters (2019) with Lupita Nyong'o who was also in the aforementioned Us. There are also a lot of top horror movies that came during the 2010s that will go down in history as some of the best horror movies of all time.

Other good scary movies of the decade include The Conjuring, It (2019), Halloween (2019), and Hereditary. You will also find a lot of these directors on the greatest horror movie directors of all time. But which horror movie from the 2010s will make it to the top of this list? You get to help decide! Vote up all your favorite horror flicks on the list below and add any that we have may have missed. Be sure to check back to see how other users rate your additions.

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The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan and the first installment in the Conjuring series. Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) are ...more
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It is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Jaeden Lieberher, Bill SkarsgÄrd, Jeremy Ray Taylor

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

It (also known as It: Chapter One) is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied ...more
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Insidious is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%

Insidious is a 2011 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh Whannell, and starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey. It is the first installment ...more
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A Quiet Place is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

A Quiet Place is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by John Krasinski. A family living on a farm hides from a supernatural evil attracted to sound by avoiding making sound and ...more
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Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

Hereditary is a 2018 American horror film directed by Ari Aster. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, the Graham family's peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their ...more
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The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut, produced by Joss Whedon, and written by Whedon and Goddard. The film stars Kristen ...more
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Sinister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

Sinister is a 2012 supernatural horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and written by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. It stars Ethan Hawke as fictional true writer Ellison Oswalt who ...more
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The Babadook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Adam Morgan

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

The Babadook is a 2014 Australian psychological horror film, written and directed by Jennifer Kent, in which a woman and her son are tormented by a "boogie-man" type monster. The film ...more
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Get Out is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

Get Out is a 2017 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A young African-American (Daniel Kaluuya) visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness ...more
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Split is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley

Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan. After a wholesome teen birthday party, three girls are taken in broad daylight: friends ...more
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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak

Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

Halloween is a 2018 horror film directed by David Gordon Green, and the 11th film in the Halloween franchise. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers ...more
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The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%

The Conjuring 2 is a 2016 American supernatural horror film, directed by James Wan. It is the sequel to 2013's The Conjuring and the third installment in The Conjuring series. Ed and Lorraine ...more
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The Witch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

The Witch (stylized as The VVitch, subtitled A New-England Folktale) is a 2015 historical period supernatural horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers in his directorial debut and stars ...more
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Insidious: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 39%

Insidious: Chapter 2 is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. It is a sequel to 2010's Insidious and the second installment in the Insidious film series. The film stars ...more
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Lights Out is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia

Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%

Lights Out is a 2016 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg. It stars Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke and Maria Bello. It is based on ...more
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Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez

Rotten Tomatoes score: 62%

This film is a 2013 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Fede Alvarez. It is the fourth installment of the franchise, serving as both a reboot, a remake and as a loose ...more
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It Follows is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Linda Boston

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

It Follows is a 2014 supernatural psychological horror film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. After carefree teenager Jay (Maika Monroe) sleeps with her new boyfriend, Hugh (Jake ...more
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Hush is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

Hush is a 2016 American horror thriller film directed by Mike Flanagan. A deaf writer (Kate Siegel) must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer (John Gallagher Jr.) appears at her
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The Crazies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell

Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

The Crazies is a 2010 American horror film directed by Breck Eisner, with a screenplay by Scott Kosar and Ray Wright. The film is a remake of the 1973 film of the same name by George A. Romero, ...more
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Happy Death Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine

Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

Happy Death Day is a 2017 American slasher film directed by Christopher B. Landon. A college student (Jessica Rothe) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and ...more
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The Purge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane

Rotten Tomatoes score: 39%

The Purge is a 2013 American social science fiction action horror film written and directed by James DeMonaco. It stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane and Max Burkholder. It is the ...more
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Midsommar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

Midsommar (Swedish for "Midsummer") is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Ari Aster. A couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend's rural hometown for its fabled ...more
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Don't Breathe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

Don't Breathe is a 2016 American horror-thriller film directed by Fede Alvarez. The film focuses on three friends who get trapped inside a blind man's house while breaking into it.
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Annabelle Comes Home is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

Annabelle Comes Home is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Gary Duaberman, based on the legend of the Annabelle doll and a sequel to Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation. ...more
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Green Room is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade, Ranked
Ben Kennedy added Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat
Green Room is a 2015 American horror-thriller film written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier. It focuses on a punk band who find themselves attacked by neo-Nazi skinheads after witnessing a murder ...more