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The Best Horror Movies on Netflix  

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The best horror movies on Netflix Instant is a complete Netflix streaming list so you can make an informed decision about what to watch tonight. Buckling in for an evening on the couch? There's nothing better than a scary movie to make you terrified of your own home. All the scariest and best horror films on Netflix streaming are listed in one convenient place so you can fully use your service. Some of the best movies of all time are now available on Netflix Instant so you can catch up on new hit movies and some of the greatest movies ever right in your living room.

This Netflix streaming list has nearly as many of the greatest horror films to watch as the regular DVD service offers. Horror blockbusters like Jaws and Hellraiser are available on Netflix streaming, as are indies like John Dies at the End and The Human Centipede. Good scary movies on Netflix should never again be hard to find. 

What are the best Netflix instant horror movies? This list includes slasher films, psychological horror movies, blood, gore, suspense, mind games, top horror films and everything in between. What is available on the Netflix streaming horror selection? Are there new horror movies on Netflix instant? The answer is yes! This Netflix streaming list is here to get you started on the best your monthly subscription has to offer. This is a long list, but it's never fully complete, so if you see that your favorite movie isn't on this list, make sure to add it so other Netflix users can find the best horror movies on Netflix instant.

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Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King
The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan and the first installment in the Conjuring series. Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) are ...more
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John Gallagher Jr, Kate Siegel, Samantha Sloyan
Hush is a 2016 American horror thriller film directed by Mike Flanagan. A deaf writer (Kate Siegel) must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer (John Gallagher Jr.) appears at her
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Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs, Jonathan Coyne
Would You Rather is a 2012 American horror film starring Brittany Snow and Jeffrey Combs. It is based on the party game "would you rather," and centers on Snow's character, Iris, as ...more
The Autopsy of Jane Doe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch
The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a 2016 American horror film directed by Norwegian André Øvredal. It stars Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox as father-and-son coroners who experience ...more
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Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi
Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-ho. The film takes place in a train to Busan, as a zombie apocalypse suddenly becomes apparent ...more
The Ritual is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier
The Ritual is a 2017 British horror film directed by David Bruckner, based on the novel by Adam Nevill. A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing ...more
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Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Carol Stuycken
Gerald's Game is a 2017 American survival horror film directed by Mike Flanagan, based on Stephen King's novel. While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie (Carla ...more
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Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge
As Above, So Below is a 2014 American found footage horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and written by Dowdle and his brother Drew. The film was produced by Legendary Pictures and ...more
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Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman
The Invitation is a 2015 American horror-thriller film directed by Karyn Kusama. While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man (Logan Marshall-Green) thinks his ex-wife (Tammy ...more
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Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay
Before I Wake (also known as Somnia) is a 2016 American dark fantasy horror film directed by Mike Flanagan. A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest ...more
Bird Box is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar
Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier, based on the novel by Josh Malerman. A woman (Sandra Bullock) and a pair of children are blindfolded as they make ...more
The Witch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
The Witch (stylized as The VVitch, subtitled A New-England Folktale) is a 2015 historical period supernatural horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers in his directorial debut and stars ...more
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Jesse McCartney, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Dimitri Diatchenko
Chernobyl Diaries is a 2012 American disaster horror film directed by Brad Parker and produced by Oren Peli, who also wrote the story. It stars Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley, ...more
47 Meters Down is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Chris J. Johnson
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 ...more
The Babysitter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell
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.
Terrifier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Katie Maguire, Catherine Corcoran, Jenna Kanell
Terrifier is a 2016 horror film directed by Damien Leone, based on Leone's short film which was featured in his anthology All Hallows' Eve. A maniacal clown named Art terrorizes two young women ...more
Little Evil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Evangeline Lilly, Adam Scott, Owen Atlas
Little Evil is a 2017 American horror comedy film, written and directed by Eli Craig. Gary, who has just married Samantha the woman of his dreams, discovers that her six-year-old son may be the ...more
Apostle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton
Apostle is a 2018 period thriller film directed by Gareth Evans. When his sister is kidnapped by a religious cult, a mysterious man (Dan Stevens) travels to the remote island where he digs ...more
Truth or Dare is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane
Truth or Dare is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by Jeff Wadlow. College students are haunted by spirits after playing the supernatural version of Truth or Dare.
Veronica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer
Verónica is a 2017 Spanish horror thriller film directed by Paco Plaza. In 1991 Madrid, Spain, a teen girl (Sandra Escacena) finds herself besieged by an evil supernatural force after she ...more
Friend Request is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo
Friend Request is a 2016 German supernatural-psychological horror film directed by Simon Verhoeven. A popular college student (Alycia Debnam-Carey) graciously accepts a social outcast's online ...more
Don't Knock Twice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Don't Knock Twice
Cult of Chucky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent
Cult of Chucky is a 2017 American supernatural psychological slasher film directed by Don Mancini. Chucky returns to terrorize his old enemies, with the help of his former wife.
Carrie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie
Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The ...more
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Franka Potente, Jeremy Sheffield, Joe Anderson
Creep is a 2004 independent British horror film written and directed by Christopher Smith, about a woman locked in overnight on the London Underground who finds herself being stalked by a ...more