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The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked

Updated March 17, 2020 176.6k votes 8.3k voters 187.3k 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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  • 1
    The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    The Conjuring

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

    Released2013

    Directed byJames Wan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

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    Sinister is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    Sinister

    Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

    Released2012

    Directed byScott Derrickson

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

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  • 3
    Insidious is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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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 Doe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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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 P is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
    3,201
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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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  • 6
    It is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    It

    Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård

    Released2017

    Directed byAndy Muschietti

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

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  • 7
    A Quiet Place is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    A Quiet Place

    John Krasinski, Emily Blunt

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Krasinski

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

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  • 8
    Split is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    Split

    James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Released2016

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

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  • 9
    Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    Evil Dead

    Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas

    Released2013

    Directed byFede Alvarez

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 62%

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  • 10
    The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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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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  • 11
    Get Out is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    Get Out

    Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener

    Released2017

    Directed byJordan Peele

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

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  • 12
    The Crazies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    The Crazies

    Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant

    Released2010

    Directed byBreck Eisner

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

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  • 13
    Insidious: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
    2,054
    1,121

    Insidious: Chapter 2

    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey

    Released2013

    Directed byJames Wan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 39%

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  • 14
    Hush is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    Hush

    Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr.

    Released2016

    Directed byMike Flanagan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

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  • 15
    As Above, So Below is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    902

    As Above, So Below

    Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman

    Released2014

    Directed byJohn Erick Dowdle

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 26%

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    Don't Breathe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    1,070

    Don't Breathe

    Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette

    Directed byFede Alvarez

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

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  • 17
    Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
    2,751
    1,625

    Hereditary

    Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne

    Released2018

    Directed byAri Aster

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

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  • 18
    Lights Out is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    Lights Out

    Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman

    Released2016

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%

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  • 19
    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Gordon Green

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

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    V/H/S is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    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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  • 21
    The Visit is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    The Visit

    Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould

    Released2015

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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  • 22
    Annabelle: Creation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    Annabelle: Creation

    Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman

    Released2017

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%

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  • 23
    The Purge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
    1,762
    1,117

    The Purge

    Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke

    Released2013

    Directed byJames DeMonaco

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 39%

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  • 24
    Mama is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
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    Mama

    Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

    Released2013

    Directed byAndres Muschietti

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

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  • 25
    It: Chapter Two is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of The 2010s, Ranked
    2,145
    1,402

    It: Chapter Two

    Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy

    Released2019

    Directed byAndy Muschietti

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 63%

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