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The Best Haunted House Movies

Updated July 27, 2020 23.4k votes 2.6k voters 123.2k views58 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    The Shining

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

    Released1980

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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    The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    The Conjuring

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

    Released2013

    Directed byJames Wan

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    Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    Poltergeist

    Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams

    Released1982

    Directed byTobe Hooper

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    The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    The Amityville Horror

    James Brolin, Margot Kidder

    Released1979

    Directed byStuart Rosenberg

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    Insidious is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    Insidious

    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey

    Released2010

    Directed byJames Wan

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    The Others is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    The Others

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston

    Released2001

    Directed byAlejandro Amenábar

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    1408 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    1408

    Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack

    Released2007

    Directed byMikael Håfström

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    Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    Beetlejuice

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

    Released1988

    Directed byTim Burton

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    The Haunting is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    The Haunting

    Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell

    Released1963

    Directed byRobert Wise

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    The Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    The Evil Dead

    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

    Released1981

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    House on Haunted Hill

    Vincent Price, Richard Long

    Released1959

    Directed byWilliam Castle

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    Stir of Echoes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    Stir of Echoes

    Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Koepp

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    Sinister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    Sinister

    Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

    Released2012

    Directed byScott Derrickson

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    The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

    Released2016

    Directed byJames Wan

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    House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    House on Haunted Hill

    Ali Larter, Famke Janssen

    Released1999

    Directed byWilliam Malone

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    Thirteen Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    Thirteen Ghosts

    Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub

    Released2001

    Directed bySteve Beck

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    The Woman in Black is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    The Woman in Black

    Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds

    Released2012

    Directed byJames Watkins

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    The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2012

    Directed byDrew Goddard

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    The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    The Grudge

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland

    Released2004

    Directed byTakashi Shimizu

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    The Ring is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    The Ring

    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette

    Released2002

    Directed byGore Verbinski

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    The Changeling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    The Changeling

    George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas

    Released1980

    Directed byPeter Medak

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    What Lies Beneath is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    What Lies Beneath

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Rose Red Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    Rose Red Stephen King

    Julian Sands, Kevin Tighe

    Released2002

    Directed byStephen King

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    Ring is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    Ring

    Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani

    Released1998

    Directed byHideo Nakata

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    Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
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    Evil Dead II

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva

    Released1987

    Directed bySam Raimi

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