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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 murder, a corpse stashed in one of its walls, or something buried 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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The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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

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jackie90 added The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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Beetlejuice Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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Randolph Strauss added Insidious Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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The Haunting Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell, Julie Harris

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KirstinSarahSacloloBello added Rose Red Stephen King Julian Sands, Kevin Tighe, Bobby Preston

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freeling10 added The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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beernbugs added The Amityville Horror James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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Randolph Strauss added The Orphanage Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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VivienVallesteros added The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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Ariel Kana added What Lies Beneath Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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Samantha Dillinger added The Woman in Black Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

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Milo added 1408 Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh

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House on Haunted Hill Ali Larter, Famke Janssen, Geoffrey Rush

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Lon Harris added Stir of Echoes Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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The Changeling George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas, Barry Morse

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wiabux added The Grudge Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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ChrisRobarchek added The Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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StuartGantner added House on Haunted Hill Vincent Price, Richard Long, Elisha Cook

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

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The Legend of Hell House Roddy McDowall, Michael Gough, Pamela Franklin

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

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wiabux added The Frighteners Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson, R. Lee Ermey

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snowy added Mama Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

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MalcolmHollis added The Cabin in the Woods Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

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karien.v.rooyen added The Haunting in Connecticut Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Elias Koteas

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Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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The Innocents Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin

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wiabux added Casper Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Christina Ricci

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wiabux added Monster House Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi

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KaterinaMzk added Ghost Ship Julianna Margulies, Emily Browning, Karl Urban

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Ring Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Yūko Takeuchi

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Ariel Kana added The Devil's Backbone Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi

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The Entity is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
freeling10 added The Entity Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, George Coe

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The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
Melanie Dion added The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor

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Lon Harris added House Kimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi, Yōko Minamida

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Milo added The Haunting Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liam Neeson, Owen Wilson

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ChrisRobarchek added Ghost Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

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ChrisRobarchek added Ghost Story Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

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srjthnk added Suspiria Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier

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Ju-on: The Grudge Itou Misaki, Megumi Okina, Takashi Matsuyama

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IrinaGinger79 added Crimson Peak Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam

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Samantha Dillinger added The Strangers Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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The Innkeepers Lena Dunham, Sara Paxton, Kelly McGillis

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laustcawz added Burnt Offerings Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed

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margaretemdal added The Tenant Roman Polanski, Shelley Winters, Isabelle Adjani

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ChrisRobarchek added The Sentinel Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Ava Gardner

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StuartGantner added The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Dick Sargent