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The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked 

Jason Bancroft
Updated March 17, 2020 47.5k votes 2.6k voters 26.4k views 143 items

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 2010s, Ranked
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

Released: 2013

Directed by: James Wan

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 2010s, Ranked
Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor

Released: 2017

Directed by: Andy Muschietti

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 2010s, Ranked
Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2010

Directed by: James Wan

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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Sinister is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

Released: 2012

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

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
5
The Conjuring 2: The Enf... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor

Released: 2016

Directed by: James Wan

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
6
A Quiet Place is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe

Released: 2018

Directed by: John Krasinski

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
7
Get Out is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams

Directed by: Jordan Peele

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
8
The Cabin in the Woods ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

Released: 2012

Directed by: Drew Goddard

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
9
Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ari Aster

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
10
Split is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

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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The Autopsy of Jane Doe ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond

Released: 2016

Directed by: André Øvredal

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a 2016 supernatural horror film directed by André Øvredal. The corpse of an unidentified young woman arrives at a small-town coroner where strange ...more
12
It: Chapter Two is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain

Released: 2019

Directed by: Andy Muschietti

Rotten Tomatoes score: 63%

It: Chapter Two is a 2019 American horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. 27 years later, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a ...more
13
Don't Breathe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto

Directed by: Fede Alvarez

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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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Gordon Green

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
15
Us is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jordan Peele

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

Us is a 2019 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A mother (Lupita Nyong'o) and a father (Winston Duke) take their children to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with ...more
16
Hush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

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
17
Insidious: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2013

Directed by: James Wan

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
18
Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez

Released: 2013

Directed by: Fede Alvarez

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
19
The Purge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane

Released: 2013

Directed by: James DeMonaco

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
20
It Follows is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Linda Boston

Released: 2014

Directed by: David Robert Mitchell

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
21
The Crazies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell

Released: 2010

Directed by: Breck Eisner

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
22
Tucker & Dale vs. Ev... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons

Released: 2010

Directed by: Eli Craig

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

"“The hillbillies from the store captured Alison!” Tucker and Dale, two hillbillies heading to their “fixer-upper” cabin for some relaxin’, discover they ain’t alone in them woods. They ...more
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The Babadook is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Adam Morgan

Released: 2014

Directed by: Jennifer Kent

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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Mama is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

Released: 2013

Directed by: Andres Muschietti

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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Lights Out is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia

Directed by: David F. Sandberg

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