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The Best Demonic Possession Movies 

Ranker Horror
Updated February 21, 2020 32.7k votes 3.8k voters 195.2k views 66 items

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!

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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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

Released: 1973

Directed by: William Friedkin

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The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Insidious is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Released: 2010

Directed by: James Wan

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The Exorcism of Emily Ro... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

Released: 2005

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

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Sinister is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Released: 2012

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

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The Shining is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

Released: 1980

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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The Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

Released: 1981

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

Released: 1979

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

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Annabelle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
ChrisRobarchek added Alfre Woodard, Annabelle Wallis, Brian Howe

Released: 2014

Directed by: John R. Leonetti

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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf

Released: 2005

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

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Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Released: 2013

Directed by: Fede Alvarez

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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The Possession is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matisyahu

Released: 2012

Directed by: Ole Bornedal

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The Rite is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Anthony Hopkins, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Rutger Hauer

Released: 2011

Directed by: Mikael Håfström

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Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

Released: 2007

Directed by: Oren Peli

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The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Taylor Schilling, Colm Feore, Brittany Allen

Released: 2019

Directed by: Nicholas McCarthy

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Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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The Last Exorcism is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Ashley Bell, Elton LeBlanc, Iris Bahr

Released: 2010

Directed by: Daniel Stamm

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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Released: 1987

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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Devil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
dee123 added Zoie Palmer, Caroline Dhavernas, Logan Marshall-Green

Released: 2010

Directed by: John Erick Dowdle

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The Babadook is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Adam Morgan

Released: 2014

Directed by: Jennifer Kent

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Fallen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1998

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

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The Exorcist III is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Released: 1996

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Sarah Kelly

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The Conjuring 2: The Enf... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Released: 2016

Directed by: James Wan

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