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The Best Haunted House Movies

Updated May 6, 2021 21.5k votes 2.7k voters 125.0k views63 items

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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    The Shining

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

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    Poltergeist

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    1408

    Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack

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    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

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    House on Haunted Hill

    Vincent Price, Richard Long

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    Sinister

    Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    House on Haunted Hill

    Ali Larter, Famke Janssen

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    Thirteen Ghosts

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    The Woman in Black

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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver

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    The Ring

    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland

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    The Changeling

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford

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