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The Best Horror Movies of 2019

Updated January 29, 2020 20.8k votes 2.8k voters 51.2k views67 items

List RulesVote for the best horror movies of 2019.

UPDATE: Check out the top horror movies of 2020!

If you're looking for a good scare, why not check out some of the best horror movies of 2019? Scary movies have the ability to get under a person's skin, and the creepiest stories often stick with audiences for months. This is why horror films have remained a staple of the film industry. The best new horror movies of this year are the ones that terrified viewers on a deep psychological level. Good 2019 horror movies include Us, Escape Room and Brightburn, but are they the best? You get to help decide with your votes. 

What are the scariest movies of 2019? Consider which 2019 horror films left you checking under your bed and sleeping with the lights on for months on end. Which movies made you think, bothered you in a very fundamental way, and made you scream in the theater? Browse this list of 2019 horror movies and vote up your favorites. If you are looking for horror films that tend to keep you think after the credits roll, check out this list of intelligent 2019 horror films and our list of the best ghost movies.

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  • 1
    Doctor Sleep is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Doctor Sleep

    Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson

    Released2019

    Directed byMike Flanagan

    Doctor Sleep is a 2019 American horror film directed by Mike Flanagan, based on the 2013 novel... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Ready or Not is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Ready or Not

    Samara Weaving, Adam Brody

    Released2019

    Directed byMatt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

    Ready or Not is a 2019 American thriller film, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Us is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Us

    Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke

    Released2019

    Directed byJordan Peele

    Us is a 2019 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A mother (Lupita Nyong'o) and a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    It: Chapter Two is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    It: Chapter Two

    Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy

    Released2019

    Directed byAndy Muschietti

    It: Chapter Two is a 2019 American horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Scary Stories to Tell in the D is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza

    Released2019

    Directed byAndré Øvredal

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a 2019 American horror film directed by André Øvredal,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Midsommar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Midsommar

    Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor

    Released2019

    Directed byAri Aster

    Midsommar (Swedish for "Midsummer") is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Ari... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Lighthouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    The Lighthouse

    Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert Eggers

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    Escape Room is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Escape Room

    Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll

    ReleasedJanuary 4

    Directed byAdam Robitel

    Escape Room is a 2019 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Adam Robitel.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Pet Sematary

    Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz

    Released2019

    Directed byKevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer

    Pet Sematary is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Crawl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Crawl

    Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper

    Released2019

    Directed byAlexandre Aja

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    Happy Death Day 2U is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Happy Death Day 2U

    Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard

    ReleasedFebruary 13

    Directed byChristopher B. Landon

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    Annabelle Comes Home is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Annabelle Comes Home

    Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman

    Released2019

    Directed byGary Dauberman

    Annabelle Comes Home is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Gary Duaberman,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Perfection is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    The Perfection

    Allison Williams, Logan Browning

    Released2019

    Directed byRichard Shepard

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    Brightburn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Brightburn

    Elizabeth Banks, David Denman

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Yarovesky

    Brightburn is a 2019 American superhero horror film directed by David Yarovesky. After... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Child's Play

    Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza

    Released2019

    Directed byLars Klevberg

    Child's Play is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, and a reboot of the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    End Trip is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    End Trip

    Dean J. West, Ashley Lenz

    Released2019

    Directed byAaron Jay Rome

    End Trip is a 2019 American horror film directed by Aaron Jay Rome.amazon buy button
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    Haunt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Haunt

    Katie Stevens, Will Brittain

    Released2019

    Directed byScott Beck, Bryan Woods

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    Ma is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Ma

    Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans

    Released2019

    Directed byTate Taylor

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    Eli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Eli

    Charlie Shotwell, Lili Taylor

    Released2019

    Directed byCiaran Foy

    Eli is an 2019 American horror film directed by Ciarán Foy. A boy (Charlie Shotwell) receiving... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    The Prodigy

    Taylor Schilling, Colm Feore

    ReleasedFebruary 8

    Directed byNicholas McCarthy

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    Greta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    Greta

    Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2019

    Directed byNeil Jordan

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  • 22
    In the Tall Grass is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    In the Tall Grass

    Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira

    Released2019

    Directed byVincenzo Natali

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    The Silence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    The Silence

    Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci

    Released2019

    Directed byJohn R. Leonetti

    The Silence is a 2019 American-German horror film directed by John R. Leonetti based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Hole in the Ground is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    The Hole in the Ground

    Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo

    Released2019

    Directed byLee Cronin

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    The Curse of La Llorona is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2019
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    The Curse of La Llorona

    Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez

    Released2019

    Directed byMichael Chaves

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