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The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies

Updated April 30, 2021 11.8k votes 2.3k voters 97.0k views33 items

List RulesOnly Netflix original horror movies.

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

    Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr.

    Released2016

    Directed byMike Flanagan

    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 window....  more

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    The Ritual

    Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Bruckner

    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 presence...  more

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    Before I Wake

    Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane

    Released2016

    Directed byMike Flanagan

    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 physically...  more
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    Gerald's Game

    Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood

    Released2017

    Directed byMike 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...  more

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    Bird Box

    Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson

    Released2018

    Directed bySusanne Bier

    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 their way...  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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    1922

    Thomas Jane, Neal McDonough

    Released2017

    Directed byZak Hilditch

    1922 is a 2017 American horror-drama film directed by Zak Hilditch, based on Stephen King's novella. A simple yet proud farmer (Thomas Jane) in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife (Molly...  more
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    Apostle

    Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen

    Released2018

    Directed byGareth Evans

    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 deeper and...  more

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    The Perfection

    Allison Williams, Logan Browning

    Released2019

    Directed byRichard Shepard

    The Perfection is a 2018 American horror thriller film directed by Richard Shepard....  more

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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 treatment for his auto-immune disorder discovers that the house he's living isn't as safe as he thought....  more
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    Fractured

    Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe

    Released2019

    Directed byBrad Anderson

    Fractured is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Brad Anderson. After his daughter breaks her arm while on a family road trip, Ray rushes her to the hospital along with his wife, once they are...  more
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    In the Tall Grass

    Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira

    Released2019

    Directed byVincenzo Natali

    In the Tall Grass is a 2019 American horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali, based on the novella of the same name by Stephen King and Joe Hill. A brother and sister run into a field of grass after...  more

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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 novel by Tim Lebbon. A deaf teen (Kiernan Shipka) and her family try to escape terrifying creatures by...  more
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    Cam

    Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh

    Released2018

    Directed byDaniel Goldhaber

    Cam is a 2018 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Daniel Goldhaber. A young camgirl (Madeline Brewer) discovers that she’s inexplicably been replaced on her site with an exact...  more
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    Cargo

    Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes

    Released2018

    Directed byBen Howling, Yolanda Ramke

    Cargo is a 2017 Australian film directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling. A father (Martin Freeman) tries to save his child at all costs in a post-apocalyptic world....  more
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    Little Evil

    Evangeline Lilly, Adam Scott

    Released2017

    Directed byEli Craig

    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

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    Things Heard and Seen

    Amanda Seyfried, James Norton

    Released2021

    Directed byShari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

    Things Heard and Seen is a 2021 American horror thriller film directed by Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini, based upon the novel All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage. A Manhattan...  more
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    Malevolent

    A brother-sister team who fake paranormal encounters for cash get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted estate turns very, very real.

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    Ghost Stories

    Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman

    Directed byAndy Nyman, Jeremy Dyson

    Ghost Stories is a 2017 British horror film written and directed by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, adapted from their stage play. Arch skeptic Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman) embarks upon a...  more
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    Extinction

    Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña

    Released2018

    Directed byBen Young

    Extinction is a 2018 American science-fiction horror thriller film directed by Ben Young. When the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction, a father (Michael Peña) fighting for his family...  more

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    Rattlesnake

    Carmen Ejogo, Theo Rossi

    Released2019

    Directed byZak Hilditch

    Rattlesnake is a 2019 American crime drama mystery film directed by Zak Hilditch. A single mother (Carmen Ejogo) accepts the help from a strange woman after her daughter is bitten by a rattlesnake....  more
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    Mercy Black

    Sophianna Smith, Jamy Lentz

    Released2019

    Directed byOwen Egerton

    Mercy Black is a 2019 American horror film directed by Owen Egerton. Marina Hess is being released from psychiatric care to live with her sister and young nephew fifteen years after having stabbed a...  more
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    Clinical

    Vinessa Shaw, Kevin Rahm

    Released2017

    Directed byAlistair Legrand

    Clinical is a 2017 American horror thriller directed by Alistair Legrand. Dr. Jane Mathis (Vinessa Shaw) is an expert at helping patients cope with trauma, but her own dark memories keep coming back...  more
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    Ravenous

    Marc-André Grondin, Monia Chokri

    Released2017

    Directed byRobin Aubert

    Ravenous is a 2017 Canadian horror film directed by Robin Aubert. Residents of a small town in rural Quebec deal with a zombie-like outbreak....  more

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    Death Note

    Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley

    Released2017

    Directed byAdam Wingard

    Death Note is a 2017 American supernatural horror-thriller film directed by Adam Wingard, based on the manga series of the same name. Light Turner (Nat Wolff) stumbles across a mystical notebook that...  more

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