The best movies in The Conjuring franchise have made it one of the most successful horror movies franchises in recent memory. But which movies in The Conjuring Universe do you think are the most terrifying? You get to help decide with your votes.
Initially released in 2013, the original film and The Conjuring 2 follows the fictional exploits of Ed and Lorraine Warren which gave way to a much larger Conjuring universe that includes the Annabelle films, The Curse of La Llorona, and The Nun. Each one of these supplemental films is either referenced in a previous film or ties directly into a prequel or sequel. There is a chronological order to the films and they are listed below with both the years they were released and the years they canonically take place. Which means you can watch them in the order of best to worst, story timeline, or by the years they were released.
Check back as the next chapter in The Conjuring franchise is revealed to see where it ends up on the list. Don't forget to vote up your favorite films and vote on new movies in The Conjuring Universe as they are released.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%
Set in: 1971
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 paranormal investigators called to assist the Perron family (Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor), who experience increasingly disturbing events in their farmhouse in Rhode Island in 1971. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, + more
Directed by: James Wan
Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%
Set in: 1977
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 Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) travel to North London to help a single mother raising 4 children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney
Directed by: James Wan
Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%
Set in: 1955
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 story behind the origin of the possessed Annabelle doll. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto
Directed by: David F. Sandberg
Rotten Tomatoes score: 26%
Set in: 1952
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 priest (Demián Bichir), and a novitiate (Taissa Farmiga) investigate the mysterious death of a nun. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, Bonnie Aarons
Directed by: Corin Hardy