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The Semi-Spookiest Movies On Netflix Right Now 

Jacob Shelton
Updated March 24, 2020 7.6k votes 2.3k voters 297.3k views 14 items

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Are you in the mood to get spooked out by some groovy ghosts and supernatural specters, and perfectly paranormal predicaments but aren’t in the mood to leave your house? Then all you need to do is fire up your Internet machine and throw on one of these scary movies about ghosts on Netflix right now. All of these pretty good films make their own variations on the idea of what a ghost story is, or how a haunted house movie should play out, and they’re all okay - seriously, not one of them is above or below average. 

Movies about ghosts and haunted houses are always fun to put on when you’re having a movie night with your friends. Not only do you get to see which one of your compadres is the most skittish when it comes to long shots of a darkly lit hallway, but movies about ghosts generally lead to personal ghost stories coming out, and that’s always a special time in a friendship. So whether you’re watching alone or with friends, these pretty okay movies about ghosts that are streaming on Netflix will take your night from boring to boo-oring (sorry). And once you’ve made your way through these tales of spooky splendor you should check out the best pretty okay horror movies on Netflix, unless you’re scared. 

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Visions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Semi-Spookiest Movies On Netflix Right Now
Visions
Visions is a 2016 American supernatural horror film directed by Kevin Greutert. After moving to a vineyard to start a new life with her husband, a pregnant woman (Isla Fisher) begins to ...more
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The Ring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Semi-Spookiest Movies On Netflix Right Now
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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The Ritual is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Semi-Spookiest Movies On Netflix Right Now
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 ...more
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I Am the Pretty Thing Th... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Semi-Spookiest Movies On Netflix Right Now
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House is a 2016 American-Canadian horror film directed by Osgood Perkins. A young live-in nurse (Ruth Wilson) takes care of elderly author (Paula ...more

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Malevolent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Semi-Spookiest Movies On Netflix Right Now
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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Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Semi-Spookiest Movies On Netflix Right Now
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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Bird Box is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Semi-Spookiest Movies On Netflix Right Now
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 ...more

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Don't Knock Twice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Semi-Spookiest Movies On Netflix Right Now
Don't Knock Twice

A recovering addict becomes her estranged daughter's only hope after the teen awakens a terrifying child-stealing witch from an urban legend.

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Polaroid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Semi-Spookiest Movies On Netflix Right Now
Polaroid is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, based on his 2014 short film of the same name. High schooler Bird Fitcher (Kathryn Prescott) stumbles upon a vintage Polaroid ...more
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The Open House is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Semi-Spookiest Movies On Netflix Right Now
The Open House is a 2018 American horror film directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote. A teenager (Dylan Minnette) and his mother (Piercey Dalton) find themselves besieged by threatening forces ...more
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The Forgotten is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Semi-Spookiest Movies On Netflix Right Now
The Forgotten

The Forgotten is a 2014 British horror film, helmed by Oliver Frampton in his directorial debut, that premiered on 22 August 2014 at FrightFest, featuring a teenage protagonist who becomes the focus of attention of a ghost.

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Don't Be Afraid of the D... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Semi-Spookiest Movies On Netflix Right Now
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is a 2010 American dark fantasy horror film written by Matthew Robbins and Guillermo del Toro, directed by comic book artist Troy Nixey and filmed at the Drusilla ...more
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The Lodgers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Semi-Spookiest Movies On Netflix Right Now
The Lodgers is a gothic horror film directed by Brian O'Malley. In 1920s rural Ireland, twins Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Milner) are bound to their estate by three rules set by a ...more
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Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Semi-Spookiest Movies On Netflix Right Now
Sabrina

A toy manufacturer and his wife are terrorized by a demon after their orphaned niece tries to call her late motehr's spirit.