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The Best Natural Horror Films

Updated October 3, 2019 2.2k votes 213 voters 22.7k views78 items

List RulesVote for your personal favorite Natural horror films films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of the best natural horror movies ever made, ranked by film fans' votes. This list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about natural horror events are at the top of the list. If there are any great films you think we missed, please feel free to add them yourself. 

The films on this list are the most famous natural horror movies of all time, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already if you're a fan of the genre.


This list answers the questions, "What are the best natural horror movies?" and contains items like Ice Spiders to Razorback. So what's in your top 10? If Creep or King Cobra is in there, vote for one of those, or both.


Various bits of information are included with these popular natural horror movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. So from the latest, to the greatest, here is the full natural horror movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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  • Jurassic Park1
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    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • The Birds2
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    The Birds

    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren

    Released1963

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • Arachnophobia3
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    Arachnophobia

    John Goodman, Brandy Norwood

    Released1990

    Directed byFrank Marshall

    Arachnophobia is a 1990 American horror comedy film directed by Frank Marshall and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Cujo4
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    Cujo

    Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro

    Released1983

    Directed byLewis Teague

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  • Piranha5
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    Piranha

    Keenan Wynn, John Sayles

    Released1978

    Directed byJoe Dante

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  • Alligator6
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    Alligator

    Dean Jagger, Sydney Lassick

    Released1980

    Directed byJon Hess, Lewis Teague

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  • Deep Blue Sea7
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    Deep Blue Sea

    Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J

    Released1999

    Directed byRenny Harlin

    Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 science fiction horror film, starring Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, LL... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Lake Placid8
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    Lake Placid

    Betty White, Mariska Hargitay

    Released1999

    Directed bySteve Miner

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  • Jaws 29
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    Jaws 2

    Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton

    Released1978

    Directed byJeannot Szwarc

    Jaws 2 is a 1978 American horror thriller film and the first sequel to Steven Spielberg's... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Them!10
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    Them!

    Leonard Nimoy, James Arness

    Released1954

    Directed byGordon Douglas

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  • Mimic11
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    Mimic

    Josh Brolin, Mira Sorvino

    Released1997

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    Mimic is an American 1997 science fiction horror film co-written and directed by Guillermo del... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Rogue12
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    Rogue

    Mia Wasikowska, Sam Worthington

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg McLean

    Rogue is a 2007 Australian independent horror film about a group of tourists in Australia who... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Crawl13
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    Crawl

    Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper

    Released2019

    Directed byAlexandre Aja

    Crawl is a 2019 American horror film directed by Alexandre Aja. A young woman (Kaya... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Eight Legged Freaks14
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    Eight Legged Freaks

    Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette

    Released2002

    Directed byEllory Elkayem

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  • Creepshow15
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    Creepshow

    Stephen King, Ed Harris

    Released1982

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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  • Prophecy16
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    Prophecy

    Talia Shire, Armand Assante

    Released1979

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    Prophecy is a 1979 science fiction-horror film directed by John Frankenheimer and written by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Ruins17
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    The Ruins

    Jena Malone, Bar Paly

    Released2008

    Directed byCarter Smith

    The Ruins is a 2008 horror film directed by Carter Smith which stars Jonathan Tucker, Shawn... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Open Water18
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    Open Water

    Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan

    Released2003

    Directed byChris Kentis

    Open Water is a 2003 drama psychological horror film loosely based on the true story of an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Leviathan19
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    Leviathan

    Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson

    Released1989

    Directed byGeorge P. Cosmatos

    Leviathan is a 1989 science fiction horror film about a hideous creature and a group of people... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Deep Rising20
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    Deep Rising

    Famke Janssen, Djimon Hounsou

    Released1998

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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  • The Swarm21
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    The Swarm

    Michael Caine, Henry Fonda

    Released1978

    Directed byIrwin Allen

    The Swarm is a 1978 science fiction monster horror film about a killer bee invasion of Texas.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Jurassic Park III22
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    Jurassic Park III

    Téa Leoni, William H. Macy

    Released2001

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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    Threads

    Reece Dinsdale, Jane Hazlegrove

    Released1984

    Directed byMick Jackson

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  • Anaconda24
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    Anaconda

    Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube

    Released1997

    Directed byLuis Llosa

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  • Primeval25
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    Primeval

    Dominic Purcell, Brooke Langton

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Katleman

    Primeval is a 2007 American horror film which was released on January 12, 2007. The film,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button