Entertainment The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite horror movies that feature characters from another realm.

This list contains information on the best supernatural horror movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best supernatural horror films come in many forms. Some good supernatural horror movies involve ghostly hauntings while other good supernatural horror movies are about demons and devils. Many of the best supernatural horror movies have produced sequels and spin-offs.

What films will you find on this top supernatural horror movies list? The Exorcist has to be near the top. This William Friedkin film finds two priests helping a mother to rid her daughter of a terrifying possession. To this day, the 1973 movie is frequently referred to as the scariest film of all time. Carrie is another great supernatural horror movie.

Bad dreams and sleepless night plagued movie-goers who went to the theater to see A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984. Other scary ghost horror films featured on this list include Poltergeist, Paranormal Activity, and The Conjuring.

Which supernatural horror movie is your favorite? Let your voice be heard by giving the scariest films a thumbs up.

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The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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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630 223
The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair
The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name. The book, inspired by the 1949 ...more

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603 210
The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor
The Conjuring 2 is a 2016 American supernatural horror film, directed by James Wan. It is the sequel to 2013's The Conjuring and the third installment in The Conjuring series. Ed and Lorraine ...more

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571 197
Insidious is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson
Insidious is a 2011 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh Whannell, and starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey. It is the first installment ...more

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415 167
Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke
Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural thriller film, directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg. It is the first and most successful entry in the Poltergeist ...more

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395 185
The Shining is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
GeraldineGH added Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers
The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, ...more

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432 210
The Ring is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox
The Ring is a 2002 American psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. It is a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring, which was based on the novel Ring ...more

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371 174
The Exorcism of Emily Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson
The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a 2005 American courtroom drama horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson. The film is loosely based on the story of ...more

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360 173
Insidious: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson
Insidious: Chapter 2 is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. It is a sequel to 2010's Insidious and the second installment in the Insidious film series. The film stars ...more

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345 170
The Hole in the Ground is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo, Kati Outinen
The Hole in the Ground is a 2019 Irish horror thriller film, directed by Lee Cronin. An unpleasant encounter with a mysterious neighbor throws Sarah O'Neill (Seána Kerslake) into an ...more

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346 172
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Taylor Schilling, Colm Feore, Brittany Allen
The Prodigy is a 2019 American horror thriller film directed by Nicholas McCarthy. A mother (Taylor Schilling) is concerned about her young son’s disturbing behavior and begins to believe that ...more

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344 173
The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Nichols
The Amityville Horror is a 2005 American horror film directed by Andrew Douglas. It is a remake of the 1979 film of the same name which itself was based on the novel of the same name by Jay ...more

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351 183
Velvet Buzzsaw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton
Velvet Buzzsaw is a 2019 American horror thriller film directed by Dan Gilroy. After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who ...more

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380 207
Annabelle: Creation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman, Anthony LaPaglia
Annabelle: Creation is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg. It is a prequel to 2014's Annabelle and the fourth film in The Conjuring franchise. It tells the ...more

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289 145
The Omen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner
The Omen is a 1976 British/American supernatural horror film directed by Richard Donner. The film stars Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Harvey Spencer Stephens, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick ...more

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356 209
Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell
Paranormal Activity is a 2007 American supernatural horror film written, co-produced, photographed, edited, and directed by Oren Peli. The film centers on a young couple, Katie and Micah, who ...more

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276 149
1408 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh
1408 is a 2007 American psychological horror film based on the Stephen King 1999 short story of the same name directed by Swedish director Mikael Håfström. The movie stars John ...more

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313 181
A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and directed by Wes Craven, and the first film of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The film stars ...more

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Insidious: Chapter 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Stefanie Scott, Dermot Mulroney, Lin Shaye
Insidious: Chapter 3 is a 2015 supernatural horror film directed by Leigh Whannell, and a prequel to the Insidious movies. Gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ...more

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287 169
The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman
The Grudge is a 2004 American horror film and the first installment in The Grudge franchise. It is a remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge. The film was released in North America on ...more

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285 171
Carrie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
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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224 124
Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
GeraldineGH added Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes
Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin. The cast includes Mia ...more

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280 170
Thirteen Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard
Thirteen Ghosts is a 2001 American horror film directed by Steve Beck. It is a remake of the 1960 film 13 Ghosts by William Castle. It follows the remake of another one of Castle's films, House ...more

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302 195
Annabelle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Alfre Woodard, Annabelle Wallis, Brian Howe
Annabelle is a 2014 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by John R. Leonetti, produced by James Wan, and written by Gary Dauberman. It is both a prequel to and spin-off of ...more

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247 150
Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Movies, Ranked
Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez
This film is a 2013 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Fede Alvarez. It is the fourth installment of the franchise, serving as both a reboot, a remake and as a loose ...more