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The Best Haunted House Movies 

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A list of the best haunted house movies. These are films that feature a haunted house as one of its primary locations. We believe we've got them all, but if you think we missed one please feel free to add it to the list yourself. All genres have been included, but being haunted houses, the most predominant genre is of course horror. Haunted houses are at the heart of many of our favorite ghost stories and have translated into some of the best haunted house films. For movies you can watch now on Netflix check out these lists like the best horror movies on Netflix, best anime shows and best comedies on Netflix.

A haunted house also creates a unique situation for storytellers where the location itself is practically one of the characters. Whether the house is haunted due to a vile act, remains stashed in one of its walls, or something hidden beneath its foundation, you'll find it on this list of the best haunted house films. What are the best haunted house movies? That's up to you to decide!

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Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

Released: 1980

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

Released: 1982

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

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Randolph Strauss added Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2010

Directed by: James Wan

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Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell, Julie Harris

Released: 1963

Directed by: Robert Wise

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beernbugs added James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

Released: 1979

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

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freeling10 added Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

Released: 2001

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar

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VivienVallesteros added Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

Released: 2002

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

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Released: 2007

Directed by: Mikael Håfström

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ChrisRobarchek added Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

Released: 1981

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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KirstinSarahSacloloBello added Julian Sands, Kevin Tighe, Bobby Preston

Released: 2002

Directed by: Stephen King

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House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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Released: 1959

Directed by: William Castle

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ChrisRobarchek added Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

Released: 2012

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

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Ariel Kana added Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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Samantha Dillinger added Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

Released: 2012

Directed by: James Watkins

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Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

Released: 1987

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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wiabux added Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Takashi Shimizu

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Released: 1999

Directed by: David Koepp

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karien.v.rooyen added Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard

Released: 2001

Directed by: Steve Beck

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Randolph Strauss added Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

Released: 2007

Directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona

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Released: 2016

Directed by: James Wan

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Released: 2009

Directed by: Peter Cornwell

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