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The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, 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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Midsommar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, 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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Annabelle: Creation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman, Anthony LaPaglia

Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%

Annabelle: Creation is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg. It is a prequel to 2014's Annabelle and the fourth film in The Conjuring franchise. It tells the ...more
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Mama is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

Mama is a 2013 horror film written by Neil Cross, Andres Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti and directed by Andres Muschietti.
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10 Cloverfield Lane is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

10 Cloverfield Lane is a 2016 American science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Dan Trachtenberg. The film was developed from a script titled The Cellar, but under production by ...more
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Annabelle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Alfre Woodard, Annabelle Wallis, Brian Howe

Rotten Tomatoes score: 29%

Annabelle is a 2014 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by John R. Leonetti, produced by James Wan, and written by Gary Dauberman. It is both a prequel to and spin-off of ...more
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You're Next is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Sharni Vinson, Barbara Crampton, Amy Seimetz

Rotten Tomatoes score: 78%

You're Next is a 2011 American independent action-horror slasher film directed by Adam Wingard, written by Simon Barrett, and starring Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, A. J. Bowen, ...more
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The Ritual is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier

Rotten Tomatoes score: 74%

The Ritual is a 2017 British horror film directed by David Bruckner, based on the novel by Adam Nevill. A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing ...more
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The Witch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, 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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Ready or Not is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

Ready or Not is a 2019 American thriller film, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. On the night of her wedding, a young bride (Samara Weaving) joins her new husband’s (Mark ...more
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V/H/S is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard, Drew Sawyer

Rotten Tomatoes score: 57%

V/H/S is a 2012 American anthology horror film. It features a series of found-footage shorts written and directed by Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, and the ...more
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Bird Box is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar

Rotten Tomatoes score: 63%

Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier, based on the novel by Josh Malerman. A woman (Sandra Bullock) and a pair of children are blindfolded as they make ...more
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Annabelle Comes Home is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, 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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Happy Death Day is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, 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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Scary Stories to Tell in... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Abrams

Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a 2019 American horror film directed by André Øvredal, based on the children's book series by Alvin Schwartz. A group of young teens attempt to ...more
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The Collection is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Navi Rawat, Christopher McDonald, Josh Stewart

Rotten Tomatoes score: 38%

The Collection is a 2012 American action horror-thriller film, a sequel to the 2009 film, The Collector. The film stars Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Lee Tergesen, and Josh Stewart, ...more
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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%

This film is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof is from a screen story by ...more
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Oculus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, James Lafferty

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

Oculus is a 2013 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by Mike Flanagan. A young woman (Karen Gillan) is convinced that an antique mirror is responsible for the death and ...more
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The Woman in Black is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%

The Woman in Black is a 2012 British horror film directed by James Watkins and written by Jane Goldman, based on Susan Hill's novel of the same name. It was produced by Hammer Film Productions. ...more
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I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter

Rotten Tomatoes score: 32%

I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 American revenge horror film, and a remake of the controversial 1978 cult film Day of the Woman. It was directed by Steven R. Monroe, and stars Sarah Butler, Chad ...more
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Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

Rotten Tomatoes score: 73%

Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan ...more
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The Thing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Joel Edgerton

Rotten Tomatoes score: 35%

The Thing is a 2011 science fiction horror film directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and written by Eric Heisserer based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell. It is a prequel to ...more
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Scream 4 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox

Rotten Tomatoes score: 60%

10 years after the third movie. Courteney Cox and David Arquette return as Gale Weathers Riley and Deputy Dewey Riley. Neve Campbell also returns as Sidney Prescott. A killer is after a new ...more
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The Babysitter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell

Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%

The Babysitter is a 2017 American teen horror-comedy film directed by McG. Cole (Judah Lewis) is madly in love with his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving) until he witnesses the unthinkable.
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Brightburn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn

Rotten Tomatoes score: 57%

Brightburn is a 2019 American superhero horror film directed by David Yarovesky. After adopting a baby that crash-landed on Earth, a couple (Elizabeth Banks and David Denman) attempt to raise ...more
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The Nun is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Charlotte Hope

Rotten Tomatoes score: 25%

The Nun is a 2018 American horror film directed by Corin Hardy, and the fifth installment in The Conjuring series. In 1952 at the Cârța Monastery in Romania, a nun (Charlotte Hope), a ...more