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The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked

Updated March 17, 2020 200.1k votes 9.6k voters 216.5k views143 items

List RulesVote 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 Conjuring1
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    The Conjuring

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

    Released2013

    Directed byJames Wan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

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  • Sinister2
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    Sinister

    Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

    Released2012

    Directed byScott Derrickson

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

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  • Insidious3
    4,328
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    Insidious

    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey

    Released2010

    Directed byJames Wan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%

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  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe4
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    The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch

    Released2016

    Directed byAndré Øvredal

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

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  • The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist5
    3,605
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    The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

    Released2016

    Directed byJames Wan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%

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  • It6
    4,432
    2,164

    It

    Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård

    Released2017

    Directed byAndy Muschietti

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

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  • A Quiet Place7
    3,672
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    A Quiet Place

    John Krasinski, Emily Blunt

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Krasinski

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

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  • Evil Dead8
    2,660
    1,421

    Evil Dead

    Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas

    Released2013

    Directed byFede Alvarez

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 62%

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  • The Cabin in the Woods9
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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2012

    Directed byDrew Goddard

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

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  • Split10
    3,120
    1,690

    Split

    James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Released2016

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

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  • Get Out11
    3,542
    1,937

    Get Out

    Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener

    Released2017

    Directed byJordan Peele

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

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  • The Crazies12
    2,104
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    The Crazies

    Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant

    Released2010

    Directed byBreck Eisner

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

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  • Insidious: Chapter 213
    2,341
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    Insidious: Chapter 2

    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey

    Released2013

    Directed byJames Wan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 39%

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  • Hush14
    2,080
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    Hush

    Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr.

    Released2016

    Directed byMike Flanagan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

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  • Don't Breathe15
    2,162
    1,224

    Don't Breathe

    Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette

    Released2016

    Directed byFede Alvarez

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

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  • As Above, So Below16
    1,874
    1,068

    As Above, So Below

    Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman

    Released2014

    Directed byJohn Erick Dowdle

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 26%

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  • V/H/S17
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    911

    V/H/S

    Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard

    Released2012

    Directed byJoe Swanberg, Adam Wingard, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 57%

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  • Hereditary18
    3,110
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    Hereditary

    Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne

    Released2018

    Directed byAri Aster

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

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  • The Visit19
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    The Visit

    Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould

    Released2015

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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  • Lights Out20
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    Lights Out

    Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman

    Released2016

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%

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  • Halloween21
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    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Gordon Green

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

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  • Mama22
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    Mama

    Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

    Released2013

    Directed byAndres Muschietti

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

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  • The Purge23
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    The Purge

    Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke

    Released2013

    Directed byJames DeMonaco

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 39%

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  • Ready or Not24
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    Ready or Not

    Samara Weaving, Adam Brody

    Released2019

    Directed byMatt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

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  • Us25
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    Us

    Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke

    Released2019

    Directed byJordan Peele

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

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