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The Best Demonic Possession Movies 

Ranker Horror
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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!

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
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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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The Exorcism of Emily Ro... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Sinister is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

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The Shining is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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The Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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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

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The Possession is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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The Conjuring 2: The Enf... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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The Rite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
Anthony Hopkins, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Rutger Hauer

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Annabelle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Alfre Woodard, Annabelle Wallis, Brian Howe

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Paranormal Activity 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
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The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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Devil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Zoie Palmer, Caroline Dhavernas, Logan Marshall-Green

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

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Stigmata is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Portia de Rossi, Patricia Arquette, Nia Long
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The Babadook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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Annabelle Comes Home is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies