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A list of the Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings. Are you looking for a horror movie with a different twist to the ending? Tired of the same old endings to your movies? Browse through our handy list of horror movies with the most satisfying endings so that you can find a new favorite horror movie to watch. Ranked in order of most popular horror movie with satisfying endings to the least popular, you can see which horror movies were considered to have the best endings. You can also vote for your own favorite horror movies so that others can enjoy your favorites as well.

If you don’t see a particular favorite horror movie listed, go ahead and add it to the list. Or, you can also copy and paste from the list to make your own list of horror movies with satisfying endings. Endings to scary movies don’t have to be the same to provide a great experience. Sometimes it is the movies with a twist that are the most memorable. And, with horror movies, these endings make for an even scarier story. Whether you prefer sad endings or happy endings, there are movies on this list to satisfy every preference.

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Carrie 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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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime and horror genres. Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott ...more

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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
The Sixth Sense Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells the story of Cole Sear, a troubled, isolated boy who is able to see and ...more

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Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Poltergeist 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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The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
StacyWolfe added The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star as Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were American paranormal investigators and ...more

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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, ...more

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The Others is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley The Others is a 2001 horror-thriller film written, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenábar. It stars Nicole Kidman and Fionnula Flanagan. It won eight Goya Awards, including awards for ...more

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Orphan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Orphan Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale Orphan is a 2009 American psychological thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. It stars Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard and Isabelle Fuhrman. The film centers on a couple who, after the ...more

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The Cabin in the Woods Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut, produced by Joss Whedon, and written by Whedon and Goddard. The film stars Kristen ...more

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I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
I Spit on Your Grave Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 American rape and revenge horror film, and a remake of the controversial 1978 cult film Day of the Woman. It was directed by Steven R. Monroe, and stars Sarah ...more

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Frailty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Frailty Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe Frailty is a 2002 psychological thriller film, directed by and starring Bill Paxton, and co-starring Matthew McConaughey. It marks Paxton's directorial debut. The plot focuses on the strange ...more

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The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
The Hills Have Eyes Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine The Hills Have Eyes is a 2006 American horror film and remake of Wes Craven's 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes. Written by filmmaking partners Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur of the ...more

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1408 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
1408 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, who earlier had directed ...more

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The Last House on the Left is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
SueBarnettMiller added The Last House on the Left Sara Paxton, Aaron Paul, Monica Potter The Last House on the Left is a 2009 American film directed by Dennis Iliadis and written by Carl Ellsworth and Adam Alleca. It is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name, and stars Monica ...more

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Let Me In is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
slaphappy4sfg added Let Me In Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee Let Me In is a 2010 romantic horror film written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloë Grace Moretz. It is a remake of the 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One ...more

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Darkness Falls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Darkness Falls Emily Browning, Emma Caulfield, Sullivan Stapleton Darkness Falls is a 2003 American-Australian supernatural horror film written by Joe Harris and John Fasano and directed by Jonathan Liebesman. The film stars Chaney Kley, Lee Cormie, and Emma ...more

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The Descent is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
The Descent Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid The Descent is a 2005 British adventure horror film directed by Neil Marshall. Six women enter an unmapped cave system, become trapped, and are hunted by flesh-eating subterranean humanoids.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Invasion of the Body Snatchers Dana Wynter, Sam Peckinpah, Carolyn Jones Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 American black-and-white science fiction film produced by Walter Wanger, directed by Don Siegel, and starring Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter. The film ...more

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The Fly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
The Fly Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg The Fly is a 1986 American science fiction horror film directed and co-written by David Cronenberg. Produced by Brooksfilms and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film stars Jeff Goldblum, ...more

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Hostel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Hostel Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez Hostel is a 2005 American horror film written, produced, and directed by Eli Roth and starring Jay Hernandez. It is the first installment of the Hostel film series, followed by Hostel: Part II, ...more

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Sleepaway Camp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Sleepaway Camp Mike Kellin, Katherine Kamhi, Robert Earl Jones Sleepaway Camp is a 1983 exploitation slasher film written and directed by Robert Hiltzik who also served as executive producer. The film is about the killings of teen campers at a summer camp. ...more

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Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Wrong Turn Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers Wrong Turn is a 2003 American horror film directed by Rob Schmidt and written by Alan B. McElroy. The film was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and starred Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, ...more

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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Fright Night Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette Fright Night is a 2011 American 3D comedy horror film directed by Craig Gillespie. A remake of Tom Holland's 1985 film of the same name, the film was adapted by Marti Noxon. The film premiered ...more

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The Haunting in Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
The Haunting in Connecticut Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Elias Koteas The Haunting in Connecticut is a 2009 American psychological horror film produced by Gold Circle Films and directed by Peter Cornwell. The film is alleged to be about Carmen Snedeker and her ...more

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The Haunting is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
The Haunting Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liam Neeson, Owen Wilson The Haunting is a 1999 remake of the 1963 horror film of the same name. Both films are based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, published in 1959. The Haunting was ...more

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Case 39 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Case 39 Bradley Cooper, Renée Zellweger, Ian McShane Case 39 is a 2009 American psychological horror film directed by Christian Alvart, and stars Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Bradley Cooper and Ian McShane. The film was shot in ...more

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Hannibal Rising is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Hannibal Rising Gong Li, Kevin McKidd, Rhys Ifans Hannibal Rising is a 2007 horror film and the fifth film of the Hannibal Lecter franchise. It is a prequel to the previous three films: Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal. The ...more

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The Mist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
The Mist Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden The Mist is a 2007 American science fiction horror film based on the 1980 novella of the same name by Stephen King. The film was written and directed by Frank Darabont, who had previously ...more

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Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas Cloverfield is a 2008 American science fiction found footage monster film directed by Matt Reeves, produced by J. J. Abrams & Bryan Burk, and written by Drew Goddard. Before settling on an ...more

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The Ruins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
The Ruins Jena Malone, Bar Paly, Laura Ramsey The Ruins is a 2008 horror film directed by Carter Smith which stars Jonathan Tucker, Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Laura Ramsey, and Joe Anderson. Released in 2008, the American-Australian ...more

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The Woman in Black is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
The Woman in Black Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer The Woman in Black is a 2012 British horror film directed by James Watkins and written by Jane Goldman, based on Susan Hill's novel of the same name. It was produced by Hammer Film Productions. ...more

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Quarantine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Quarantine Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones Quarantine is a 2008 American science fiction horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and starring Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernandez, Columbus Short, Greg Germann, Steve Harris, Dania Ramirez, ...more

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Hide and Seek is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Hide and Seek Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen Hide and Seek is a 2005 American horror film starring Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning. It was directed by John Polson. The film opened in the United States on January 28, 2005 and was a ...more

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Triangle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Triangle Melissa George, Michael Dorman, Rachael Carpani Triangle is a 2009 psychological horror thriller film written and directed by Christopher Smith. Jess (Melissa George) plays a single mother who goes on a boating trip with several friends. When ...more

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The Orphanage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
The Orphanage Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar The Orphanage is a 2007 Spanish horror film and the debut feature of Spanish filmmaker J. A. Bayona. The film stars Belén Rueda as Laura, Fernando Cayo as her husband, Carlos, and Roger ...more

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The Lady in White is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
The Lady in White Paolo Stoppa, Enrico Viarisio, Nino Besozzi The Lady in White is a 1938 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Elsa Merlini.

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Dead Snow is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
slaphappy4sfg added Dead Snow Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Vegar Hoel Dead Snow is a 2009 Norwegian zombie splatter film directed by Tommy Wirkola, starring Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, Jeppe Laursen, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Jenny ...more

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Black Christmas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Black Christmas Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Black Christmas is a 2006 Canadian-American slasher film written and directed by Glen Morgan and starring Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Hudson, Lacey ...more

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Chernobyl Diaries is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Chernobyl Diaries 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

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The Reeds is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
slaphappy4sfg added The Reeds Scarlett Alice Johnson, Eli Marienthal, Will Mellor The Reeds is a 2009 horror film written by Chris Baker and directed by Nick Cohen.

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Cemetery Man is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Cemetery Man Rupert Everett, Anna Falchi, Mickey Knox Cemetery Man is a 1994 Italian-French-German comedy horror film directed by Michele Soavi and starring Rupert Everett, François Hadji-Lazaro and Anna Falchi. It was written by Gianni ...more

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I Walked with a Zombie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
I Walked with a Zombie Boris Karloff, Frances Dee, Tom Conway I Walked with a Zombie is a 1943 horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur. It was the second horror film from producer Val Lewton for RKO Pictures.

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Frostbite is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Frostbite Måns Nathanaelson, Petra Nielsen, Anna Lindholm Frostbite is a Swedish comedy horror film from 2006 directed by Anders Banke. As well as the horror theme, various parts also have pure humour elements, and it is considered a horror/comedy by ...more

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Spider is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Spider Ralph Fiennes, Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson Spider is a 2002 Canadian/British psychological thriller film produced and directed by David Cronenberg and based on the novel of the same name by Patrick McGrath, who also wrote the screenplay. ...more

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Whisper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Horror Movies with the Most Satisfying Endings
Whisper Cory Monteith, Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies Whisper is a 2007 horror film directed by Stewart Hendler and written by Christopher Borrelli. The film revolves around the kidnapping of a young boy, David, who is more than he appears and ...more