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Updated February 21, 2020 4.2k votes 644 voters 51.7k views 34 items

A list of the best evil doll movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This evil doll movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about evil doll are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about evil doll you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous evil doll movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these evil doll movie titles for more information about the films.

Puppet Master: The Legacy and Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge are only the beginning of the items on this list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best evil doll movies?" and "What is the greatest evil doll movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular evil doll movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these evil doll movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good evil doll movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

Released: 1988

Directed by: Tom Holland

Child's Play is a 1988 American horror film directed by Tom Holland, written by Tom Holland, Don Mancini, and John Lafia, and starring Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, and Brad ...more

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Aaron Hager added Jenny Agutter, Brad Dourif, Beth Grant

Released: 1990

Directed by: John Lafia

Child's Play 2 is a 1990 American horror film, the sequel to Child's Play, written by Don Mancini and directed by John Lafia. It was released on November 9, 1990, exactly two years after the ...more

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Dead Silence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Evil Doll Horror Movies
Dead Silence Ryan Kwanten, Judith Roberts, Donnie Wahlberg

Directed by: James Wan

Dead Silence is a 2007 supernatural psychological horror film directed by James Wan and written by Leigh Whannell, the creators of Saw. Jamie Ashen (Ryan Kwanten) and his wife, Lisa (Laura ...more

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Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

Released: 1982

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural thriller film, directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg. It is the first and most successful entry in the Poltergeist ...more

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Aaron Hager added Barbara Crampton, William Hickey, Irene Miracle

Released: 1989

Directed by: David Schmoeller

Puppet Master is a 1989 American horror film written by Charles Band and Kenneth J. Hall, and directed by David Schmoeller. It is the first film in the Puppet Master franchise and stars Paul Le ...more

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Annabelle: Creation Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman, Anthony LaPaglia

Released: 2017

Directed by: David F. Sandberg

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 ...more

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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Evil Doll Horror Movies
Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lars Klevberg

Child's Play is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, and a reboot of the 1988 film. A mother (Aubrey Plaza) gives her son (Gabriel Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware ...more

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Alfre Woodard, Annabelle Wallis, Brian Howe

Released: 2014

Directed by: John R. Leonetti

Annabelle is a 2014 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by John R. Leonetti, produced by James Wan, and written by Gary Dauberman. It is both a prequel to and spin-off of ...more

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#127 of 852 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #74 of 114 The Best Intelligent Horror Movies #11 of 66 The Best Demonic Possession Movies

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Aaron Hager added Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly, John Ritter

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ronny Yu

Bride of Chucky is a 1998 black comedy horror film distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the fourth installment in the Child's Play film series. The film is written by Don Mancini and ...more

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Guy Rolfe, Stephen Lee, Hilary Mason

Released: 1987

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Dolls is a 1987 Italian-American horror film directed by Stuart Gordon. The film was shot in Italy in 1985 and released in 1987.
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Aaron Hager added Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Perrey Reeves

Released: 1991

Directed by: Jack Bender

Child's Play 3 is a 1991 horror film. It is the third installment in the Child's Play series, with Brad Dourif returning as the voice of Chucky. Although released only one year later, the story ...more

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Aaron Hager added Charlie Spradling, George Buck Flower, Alex Band

Released: 1991

Directed by: David W. Allen

Puppet Master II is a 1991 direct-to-video horror film written by David Pabian and directed by Dave Allen. It is the second film in the Puppet Master franchise, the sequel to 1989's Puppet ...more
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Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith

Released: 1978

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Magic is a 1978 American psychological horror film directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, and Burgess Meredith. The screenplay was by William Goldman, who ...more

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Aaron Hager added Rip Torn, Denise Crosby, Lupe Ontiveros

Released: 1992

Directed by: Maria Lease

Dolly Dearest is an American 1991 horror film starring Denise Crosby and Rip Torn. The movie was initially supposed to be direct-to-video, but did get a limited theatrical release in the
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The Boy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Evil Doll Horror Movies
Gillian Drown added Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans

Directed by: William Brent Bell

The Boy (previously known as The Inhabitant) is a 2016 American-Chinese psychological horror film directed by William Brent Bell and written by Stacey Delay. The film stars Lauren Cohan and ...more

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Aaron Hager added Tracy Scoggins, Richard Speight, Jr.

Released: 1992

Directed by: Peter Manoogian

Demonic Toys is an American film produced by Charles Band's Full Moon Entertainment and released in 1992. The film features small, killer toys similar to those seen in Puppet Master, a film ...more

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Katie Holmes, Ralph Ineson, Owain Yeoman

Released: 2020

Directed by: William Brent Bell

Brahms: The Boy II is a 2020 American horror film directed by William Brent Bell, a sequel to the 2016 film The Boy. A young family moves into the Heelshire Mansion where the youngest son finds ...more
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Curse of Chucky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Evil Doll Horror Movies
HorrorNerd added Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Jordan Gavaris

Released: 2013

Directed by: Don Mancini

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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Aaron Hager added Chandra West, Ian Ogilvy, Nicholas Guest

Released: 1994

Directed by: Jeff Burr

Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter is a 1994 direct-to-video horror film written by Douglas Aarniokoski among others, and directed by Jeff Burr. It is the fifth film in the Puppet Master ...more
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Karen Black, George Gaynes, Gregory Harrison

Released: 1975

Directed by: Dan Curtis

Trilogy of Terror is a made-for-television anthology horror film, first aired as an ABC Movie of the Week on March 4, 1975. The film, directed by Dan Curtis, starred Karen Black. All three ...more
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Aaron Hager added Chandra West, Guy Rolfe, Felton Perry

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jeff Burr

Puppet Master 4, is a 1993 direct-to-video horror film written by Charles Band among others, and directed by Jeff Burr. It is the fourth film in the Puppet Master franchise, a sequel to 1991's ...more
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Aaron Hager added Ian Abercrombie, Sarah Douglas, Michelle Bauer

Released: 1991

Directed by: David DeCoteau

Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge is a 1991 direct-to-video horror film written by Charles Band, C. Courtney Joyner and David Schmoeller, and directed by David DeCoteau. It is the third film ...more
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Aaron Hager added Charlie Spradling, Stephen Blackehart, Gordon Currie

Released: 2004

Directed by: Charles Band

Puppet Master: The Legacy is a 2003 Direct-to-DVD horror film written by C. Courtney Joyner and David Schmoeller, and directed by Charles Band. It is the eighth film in the Puppet Master ...more
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Aaron Hager added Corey Feldman, Vanessa Angel, Silvia Šuvadová

Released: 2004

Directed by: Ted Nicolaou

Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys is a 2004 crossover horror film based on the characters of David Schmoeller and David S. Goyer. The film is written by C. Courtney Joyner and directed by Ted ...more
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Aaron Hager added Francis de Wolff, Karel Štěpánek, Sandra Dorne

Released: 1964

Directed by: Lindsay Shonteff

Devil Doll is a British horror film about an evil ventriloquist, "The Great Vorelli", and his dummy Hugo directed by Lindsay Shonteff.