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The Best Demonic Possession Movies  

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List Rules Movies with a character who is possessed by a demon.

There’s nothing more horrifying than watching a movie about a person who’s possessed by a demon. What is it about the thought of demons, supernatural visitations, darkness, and evil that fascinates to human beings so much? We must love it, as there are tons of wildly successful films where characters are possessed by demons.

Who doesn’t remember scenes from movies like these that forever haunt us every time we walk into a dark alley or a creepy haunted house? Supernatural movies are usually even scarier than normal horror flicks because they reach an even deeper part of the soul. This list features some of the scariest films in the horror industry! Watch these at your own risk!

This list features the best demonic possession movies, including: The Exorcist, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Cloth, The Shining, Constantine, The Rite, Prince of Darkness, Paranormal Activity, Night of the Demons, The Amityville Horror, Demons, and The Evil Dead.

Get in touch with your inner demon and vote up your favorite demonic possession film or add one you love that isn't on the list.
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Stigmata is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
truknz71 added Portia de Rossi, Patricia Arquette, Nia Long
Stigmata is a 1999 supernatural horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright and starring Patricia Arquette as an atheist hairdresser from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who is afflicted with the ...more
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From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
sdsd added Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino
From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 American horror-crime thriller film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino. It stars George Clooney, Tarantino, Harvey Keitel and Juliette ...more
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The Exorcist III is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, George C. Scott, Brad Dourif
The Exorcist III is a 1989 American supernatural horror film written and directed by William Peter Blatty. It is the third installment of The Exorcist series and a film adaptation of Blatty's ...more
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Session 9 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Josh Lucas, David Caruso, 피터 뮬란
Session 9 is a 2001 American independent psychological horror film directed by Brad Anderson and written by Anderson and Stephen Gevedon. The film stars David Caruso, Peter Mullan, Stephen ...more
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The Divine Fury is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Park Seo-joon, Ahn Sung-ki, Woo Do-hwan
The Divine Fury is a 2019 South Korean action horror film written and directed by Jason Kim. A martial arts champion gains divine powers to fight with a powerful evil force.
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Exorcist: The Beginning is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy
Exorcist: The Beginning is a 2004 prequel to the 1973 film The Exorcist. It is the fourth installment of The Exorcist series. It was adapted by William Wisher Jr., Caleb Carr, and Alexi Hawley ...more
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Paranormal Activity 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Molly Ephraim, Sprague Grayden, Katie Featherston
Paranormal Activity 2 is a 2010 American supernatural horror film directed by Tod Williams and written by Michael R. Perry. The film is a prequel to the 2007 film Paranormal Activity, beginning ...more
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Night of the Demons is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Linnea Quigley, Cathy Podewell, Amelia Kinkade
Night of the Demons is a 1988 American supernatural horror film written and produced by Joe Augustyn and directed by Kevin S. Tenney. The film tells the story of ten high school seniors having a ...more
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The Reaping is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
dee123 added Idris Elba, Hilary Swank, AnnaSophia Robb
The Reaping is an 2007 American horror film, starring Hilary Swank. The film was directed by Stephen Hopkins for Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and Dark Castle Entertainment. ...more
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Possession is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Kyle Parker Lewis added Sam Neill, Isabelle Adjani, Heinz Bennent
Possession is a 1981 French-German horror film directed by Andrzej Żuławski and starring Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill. The plot obliquely follows the relationship between an international spy ...more
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Prince of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Alice Cooper, Donald Pleasence, Peter Jason
Prince of Darkness is a 1987 American supernatural horror film directed, written and scored by John Carpenter. The film is the second installment in what Carpenter calls his "Apocalypse ...more
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Amityville II: The Possession is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
JimBowman added Burt Young, Diane Franklin, Moses Gunn
Amityville II: The Possession is a 1982 supernatural horror film directed by Damiano Damiani. The screenplay by Tommy Lee Wallace is based on the novel Murder in Amityville by the ...more
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Luz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Luana Velis, Johannes Benecke, Jan Bluthardt
Luz is a 2018 German horror film directed by Tilman Singer. A young cab driver, Luz (Luana Velis), shows up dazed at a police station as she is being pursued by a demonic entity.
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Incarnate is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Incarnate Mark Henry, Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten
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Extra Ordinary is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Extra Ordinary Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte
Extra Ordinary is a 2019 Irish horror comedy film directed by Mike Ahern and Edna Loughman. Rose Dooley (Maeve Higgins) is a sweet and lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland who has ...more
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Dominion: Prequel to the Exorc... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann, Mary Beth Hurt
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist is a 2005 American supernatural horror film directed by Paul Schrader. It is an alternative and original prequel to The Exorcist and the fifth entry in The ...more
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Demons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Lamberto Bava, Michele Soavi, Urbano Barberini
Demons is a 1985 Italian horror film directed by Lamberto Bava and produced by Dario Argento, starring Urbano Barberini and Natasha Hovey. The screenplay was written by Bava, Argento, Franco ...more
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Burnt Offerings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed
Burnt Offerings is a 1976 mystery horror film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Robert Marasco. Directed by Dan Curtis, the film stars Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Bette Davis, Lee H. ...more
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The Last Exorcism Part II is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Spencer Treat Clark, Muse Watson, Julia Garner
The Last Exorcism Part II is a 2013 American supernatural drama horror film co-written and directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly. It stars Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark, David Jensen, ...more
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My Soul to Take is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
dee123 added Danai Gurira, Frank Grillo, Max Thieriot
My Soul to Take is a 2010 American supernatural horror film, written and directed by Wes Craven. It is his first film since 1994's Wes Craven's New Nightmare that he both wrote and directed. The ...more
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Curse of Chucky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Jordan Gavaris
Curse of Chucky is a 2013 American horror straight-to-video film, and the sixth installment of the Child's Play franchise. The film was written and directed by Don Mancini, who created the ...more
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Bless the Child is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
dee123 added Christina Ricci, Kim Basinger, Ian Holm
Bless the Child is a 2000 American horror-thriller film directed by Chuck Russell, starring Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Angela Bettis, Rufus Sewell, Christina Ricci, and Holliston Coleman. It is ...more
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Exorcist II: The Heretic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
James Earl Jones, Richard Burton, Max von Sydow
Exorcist II: The Heretic is a 1977 horror film directed by John Boorman and written by William Goodhart. It stars Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow, Kitty Winn, Paul ...more
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The Shrine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Kyle Parker Lewis added Cindy Sampson, Aaron Ashmore, Monica Bugajski
The Shrine is a Canadian horror film produced by Brookstreet Pictures. The film was directed by Jon Knautz and stars Aaron Ashmore, Cindy Sampson, Meghan Heffern, and Trevor Matthews. The ...more
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A Haunted House is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Marlon Wayans, Nick Swardson, David Koechner
From the creators of "Scary Movie" comes another hilarious horror spoof, a parody of the "Paranormal Activity" franchise. When newlyweds Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha ...more