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The Best Horror Movies on Netflix 

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List Rules Must be a horror film currently available via Netflix streaming.

The best horror movies on Netflix 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. Some of the best movies of all time are now available on Netflix so you can catch up on new hit movies and some of the greatest movies ever right in your living room.

What are the best Netflix horror movies? This list includes everything from slashers to suspenseful thrillers. What is available on the Netflix streaming horror selection? Are there new horror movies on Netflix? 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.

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John Gallagher Jr, Kate Siegel, Samantha Sloyan

Released: 2016

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

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Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs, Jonathan Coyne

Released: 2013

Directed by: David Guy Levy

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#277 of 505 The Scariest Movies Ever Made #3 of 22 The Best Psychological Thriller Movies on Netflix

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Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2010

Directed by: James Wan

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
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The Ritual is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Bruckner

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Bird Box is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
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Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Carol Stuycken

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

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#61 of 114 The Best Intelligent Horror Movies #76 of 102 The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked

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As Above, So Below Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge

Released: 2014

Directed by: John Erick Dowdle

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Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman

Directed by: Karyn Kusama

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#214 of 250 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #567 of 812 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

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The Witch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie

Released: 2015

Directed by: Robert Eggers

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

Released: 1976

Directed by: Brian De Palma

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Before I Wake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay

Released: 2016

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

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Chernobyl Diaries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Jesse McCartney, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Dimitri Diatchenko

Released: 2012

Directed by: Bradley Parker

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47 Meters Down is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Chris J. Johnson

Directed by: Johannes Roberts

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Little Evil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Little Evil Evangeline Lilly, Adam Scott, Owen Atlas

Directed by: Eli Craig

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Terrifier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Katie Maguire, Catherine Corcoran, Jenna Kanell

Released: 2018

Directed by: Damien Leone

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The Babysitter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
The Babysitter Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell

Directed by: McG

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#633 of 812 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #18 of 30 The Best Movies About Generation Z (So Far) #3 of 39 The Best Netflix Original Movies of 2017

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Truth or Dare is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Truth or Dare Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow

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Veronica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer

Released: 2017

Directed by: Paco Plaza

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Apostle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton

Released: 2018

Directed by: Gareth Evans

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Friend Request is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo

Directed by: Simon Verhoeven

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In the Tall Grass is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira, Harrison Gilbertson

Released: 2019

Directed by: Vincenzo Natali

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Eli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Charlie Shotwell, Lili Taylor, Sadie Sink

Released: 2019

Directed by: Ciaran Foy

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Don't Knock Twice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Don't Knock Twice

Directed by: Caradog W. James