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The Best Horror Movies of 2017

Updated January 9, 2020 11.4k votes 1.8k voters 32k views24 items

Horror fans, it's time to rank the best horror movies of this year. Featuring action horror movies, psychological thrillers, and scary sci-fi films, 2017 horror movies gave audiences all kinds of scares. What is the best horror movie of 2017?

Jordan Peele's horror mystery Get Out is easily one of the scariest movies this year as well as one of the best horror films of all time. M. Night Shyamalan redeemed himself with horror thriller Split, while The Mummy reboot disappointed fans. Other great 2017 scary movies include Life, It Comes at Night, Rings, and Wish Upon

Vote up the best horror movies of 2017 and feel free to add any 2017 horror movies missing from the list.

Looking for more horror? Check out this list of 2020 horror movies.

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    Get Out

    Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener

    Released2017

    Directed byJordan Peele

    Get Out is a 2017 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A young African-American (Daniel Kaluuya) visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about...  more

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    Split

    James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Released2016

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan. After a wholesome teen birthday party, three girls are taken in broad daylight: friends Claire...  more

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    The Belko Experiment

    John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn

    Released2016

    Directed byGreg McLean

    The Belko Experiment is a 2016 Australian horror thriller film directed by Greg McLean and written by James Gunn. In a dark social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise...  more

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    Annabelle: Creation

    Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman

    Released2017

    Directed byDavid 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 story...  more

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    Raw

    Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf

    Released2016

    Directed byJulia Ducournau

    Raw is a 2016 French-Belgian horror film directed by Julia Ducournau. When a young vegetarian named Justine (Garance Marillier) undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste...  more

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    Life

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson

    Released2017

    Directed byDaniel Espinosa

    Life is a 2017 science fiction horror thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa. The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the...  more

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    It Comes at Night

    Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough

    Released2017

    Directed byTrey Edward Shults

    It Comes at Night is a 2017 American psychological horror film written and directed by Trey Edward Shults. As an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order established by a man...  more
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    It

    Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård

    Released2017

    Directed byAndy Muschietti

    It (also known as It: Chapter One) is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids...  more

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    The Blackcoat's Daughter

    Emma Roberts, Lucy Boynton

    Released2017

    Directed byOz Perkins

    The Blackcoat's Daughter (also known by its original title February) is a 2015 American-Canadian supernatural psychological horror film directed and written by Oz Perkins. During the dead of winter,...  more
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    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter

    Released2017

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is a 2017 3D science fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the sequel to Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) and the sixth and...  more
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    mother!

    Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem

    Released2017

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

    Mother! is a 2017 American psychological horror thriller film, written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their...  more

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    Better Watch Out

    Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller

    Released2016

    Directed byChris Peckover

    Better Watch Out is a 2016 American comedy horror movie directed by Chris Peckover. Babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould ) when intruders break...  more
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    Happy Death Day

    Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard

    Released2017

    Directed byChristopher B. Landon

    Happy Death Day is a 2017 American slasher film directed by Christopher B. Landon. A college student (Jessica Rothe) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying...  more

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    Underworld: Blood Wars

    Kate Beckinsale, Theo James

    Released2017

    Directed byAnna Foerster

    Underworld: Blood Wars is a 2016 action horror film directed by Anna Foerster. It is the fifth installment in the Underworld franchise. Vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) continues her...  more
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    Rings

    Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe

    Released2017

    Directed byF. Javier Gutiérrez

    Rings is a 2017 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez. Set 13 years after The Ring, the sequel follows a woman (Matilda Lutz) finds herself on the receiving...  more
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    Amityville: The Awakening

    Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan

    Released2017

    Directed byFranck Khalfoun

    Amityville: The Awakening is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Franck Khalfoun. Belle (Bella Thorne) and her siblings move into a new house with their single mother Joan (Jennifer...  more
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    Alien: Covenant

    Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston

    Released2017

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Alien: Covenant is a 2017 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and the sixth film in the Alien film series. The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an...  more

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    47 Meters Down

    Mandy Moore, Claire Holt

    Released2017

    Directed byJohannes Roberts

    47 Meters Down is a 2017 survival horror film directed by Johannes Roberts. Two sisters, Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt), decide to go cage-diving while on a trip to Mexico. They board a...  more
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    Jigsaw

    Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie

    Released2017

    Directed byThe Spierig Brothers

    Jigsaw is a 2017 American horror film directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The eighth installment in the Saw franchise picks up over a decade after the death of the eponymous Jigsaw killer (Tobin...  more

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    Wish Upon

    Joey King, Ryan Phillipe

    Released2017

    Directed byJohn R. Leonetti

    Wish Upon is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by John R. Leonetti and written by Barbara Marshall. After her father presents her with a mysterious music box, Clare Shannon is...  more
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    The Babysitter

    Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving

    Released2017

    Directed byMcG

    The Babysitter is a 2017 American teen horror-comedy film directed by McG. Cole (Judah Lewis) is madly in love with his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving) until he witnesses the unthinkable....  more

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    The Mummy

    Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella

    Released2017

    Directed byAlex Kurtzman

    The Mummy is a 2017 American action-adventure horror film directed by Alex Kurtzman. It is a reboot of The Mummy franchise and the first installment in the Universal Monsters shared universe....  more

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    The Bye Bye Man

    Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount

    Directed byStacy Title

    The Bye Bye Man is a 2017 supernatural horror film directed by Stacy Title and written by Jonathan Penner, based on the chapter "The Bridge to Body Island" in Robert Damon Schneck's book The...  more
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    Leatherface

    Stephen Dorff, Vanessa Grasse

    Directed byJulien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo

    Leatherface is a 2017 American horror film directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo and a prequel to 1974's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. A teenage Leatherface (Sam Coleman) escapes from a...  more