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The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked 

Jason Bancroft
Updated March 17, 2020 55.9k votes 3.2k voters 35.4k 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%

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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%

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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%

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A Quiet Place is listed (or ranked) 5 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%

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Get Out is listed (or ranked) 6 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%

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The Conjuring 2: The Enf... is listed (or ranked) 7 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%

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Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 8 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%

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The Cabin in the Woods ... is listed (or ranked) 9 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%

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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%

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 11 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%

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe ... is listed (or ranked) 12 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%

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It: Chapter Two is listed (or ranked) 13 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%

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Don't Breathe is listed (or ranked) 14 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%

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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%

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Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 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%

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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%

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Hush is listed (or ranked) 18 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%

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It Follows is listed (or ranked) 19 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%

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The Purge is listed (or ranked) 20 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%

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Tucker & Dale vs. Ev... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons, Katrina Bowden

Released: 2010

Directed by: Eli Craig

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

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The Crazies is listed (or ranked) 22 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%

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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%

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Midsommar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter

Released: 2019

Directed by: Ari Aster

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

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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%

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