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The Best Demonic Possession Movies

Updated October 12, 2020 40.2k votes 4.3k voters 210.1k views67 items

List RulesMovies 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 scary demons and have to go through an exorcism.

Who doesn’t remember scenes from movies like these that forever haunt us every time we walk into a dark alley, a creepy haunted house, or think of a girl/boy possessed by a demon? 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 films.

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    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn

    Released1973

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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    The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    The Conjuring

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

    Released2013

    Directed byJames Wan

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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter

    Released2005

    Directed byScott Derrickson

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    Insidious is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    Insidious

    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey

    Released2010

    Directed byJames Wan

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    The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

    Released2016

    Directed byJames Wan

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    Sinister is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    Sinister

    Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

    Released2012

    Directed byScott Derrickson

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

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

    Released1980

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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    The Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    The Evil Dead

    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

    Released1981

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    The Amityville Horror

    James Brolin, Margot Kidder

    Released1979

    Directed byStuart Rosenberg

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    Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    Hereditary

    Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne

    Released2018

    Directed byAri Aster

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    The Possession is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    The Possession

    Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

    Released2012

    Directed byOle Bornedal

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    Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    Rosemary's Baby

    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis

    Released1968

    Directed byRoman Polanski

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    The Rite is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    The Rite

    Anthony Hopkins, Maria Grazia Cucinotta

    Released2011

    Directed byMikael Håfström

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  • 14
    Constantine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    Constantine

    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves

    Released2005

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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    Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    Evil Dead

    Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas

    Released2013

    Directed byFede Alvarez

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    Annabelle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    Annabelle

    Alfre Woodard, Annabelle Wallis

    Released2014

    Directed byJohn R. Leonetti

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    Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    Paranormal Activity

    Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat

    Released2007

    Directed byOren Peli

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    Stigmata is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    Stigmata

    Portia de Rossi, Patricia Arquette

    Released1999

    Directed byRupert Wainwright

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    The Last Exorcism is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    The Last Exorcism

    Ashley Bell, Elton LeBlanc

    Released2010

    Directed byDaniel Stamm

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    Devil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    Devil

    Zoie Palmer, Caroline Dhavernas

    Released2010

    Directed byJohn Erick Dowdle

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    Fallen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    Fallen

    Denzel Washington, John Goodman

    Released1998

    Directed byGregory Hoblit

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    Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    Evil Dead II

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva

    Released1987

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    The Prodigy

    Taylor Schilling, Colm Feore

    Released2019

    Directed byNicholas McCarthy

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    The Babadook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    The Babadook

    Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall

    Released2014

    Directed byJennifer Kent

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    Annabelle Comes Home is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Demonic Possession Movies
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    Annabelle Comes Home

    Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman

    Released2019

    Directed byGary Dauberman

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