The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies

Over 2.3K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
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Only Netflix original horror movies.
Latest additions: Bird Box Barcelona
Most divisive: Malevolent

Here are the best Netflix original horror movies currently streaming right now. Featuring horror comedies and supernatural movies, this list of Netflix horror originals is updated with new and popular films. What is the best Netflix original horror movie?

The latest and scariest Netflix original movies feature Hollywood's biggest stars, like Adam Scott, Bella Thorne, Kate Bosworth, and Evangeline Lilly. Must-watch Netflix original scary movies include 1922, Gerald's Game, The Babysitter, and The Ritual.  

Vote up the best original horror films on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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  • Hush
    1
    John Gallagher, Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco
    377 votes
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Mike Flanagan
    In Hush, Maddie Young (Kate Siegel) is a deaf-mute author, living in isolation. A serene existence in the woods, punctuated by her writing and the companionship of her cat. But tranquillity shatters when a masked intruder (John Gallagher Jr.) invades her solitude. The film, directed by Mike Flanagan, is a thriller that plays on the senses. It's a nightmarish game of cat-and-mouse, where silence isn't just golden; it's survival. Hush treads the line between horror and suspense, immersing viewers into Maddie's silent world while keeping them on edge with its relentless tension.
  • The Ritual
    2
    Rafe Spall, Rob James-Collier, Arsher Ali
    746 votes
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: David Bruckner
    Reuniting after the tragic death of their friend, four college pals set out to hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. A wrong turn leads them into the mysterious forests of Norse legend, where an ancient evil exists and stalks them at every turn.

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  • Before I Wake
    3
    Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Annabeth Gish
    429 votes
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Mike Flanagan
    Foster parents Mark and Jessie welcome 8-year-old Cody into their home. The boy tells Jessie that he's terrified to fall asleep, but she assumes it's just a natural fear for any young child. The couple become startled when their dead biological son suddenly appears in their living room. To their surprise, Cody's dreams can magically become real but so can his nightmares. Mark and Jessie must now uncover the truth behind Cody's mysterious ability before his imagination harms them all.

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  • Gerald's Game
    4
    Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia
    706 votes
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Mike Flanagan
    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 Gugino) must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame.
  • The Babysitter
    5

    The Babysitter

    Bella Thorne, Judah Lewis, Hana Mae Lee
    504 votes
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: McG
    When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot baby sitter belongs to a satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.

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  • Bird Box
    6
    Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver
    648 votes
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Susanne Bier
    In Bird Box, Malorie (Sandra Bullock), a woman with a hardened resolve, grapples with an unseeable threat that drives the world to suicide. She embarks on a treacherous journey with her two children, Boy and Girl (Julian Edwards and Vivien Lyra Blair), down a river, blindfolded. The film, a gripping mixture of horror and drama directed by Susanne Bier, takes audiences through flashbacks of Malorie's past, revealing pieces of the apocalyptic puzzle. It was nominated for Saturn Award for Best Horror Film, showcasing its unique blend of suspense and terror.

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