Top 20 horror movies on Netflix

The horror genre is one with most passionate fans. There are a lot of imagination and creativity in this genre where the possibilities of creation are unlimited as is often mixed speculative fiction. Here there are the best horror movies you can watch today in Netflix. Aimed to frighten and scare you across all movie duration.

1. American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020)

With unedited real images, this documentary delves deeper into the disappearance of Shanann Watts and his children, and the events that followed.

Actors: Nickole Atkinson, Jim Benemann, Luke Epple

Director: Jenny Popplewell

Runtime: 83 min

Genres: Documentary, Mystery, Crime, Drama, Horror

Filmaffinity Rating 6.2 /10 IMDB Rating 7.2 /10

2. The Frighteners (1996)

Frank Bannister is a charlatan who possesses extraordinary psychic powers, but he does not use them for good, but rather to earn money by harassing his clients with the help of some ghosts who work at his service. The situation will change when a series of unexplained deaths begin to occur in the town.

Actors: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson

Director: Peter Jackson

Genre: Horror

Filmaffinity Rating 6.1 /10 IMDB Rating 7.1 /10

3. The Platform (2019)

The future, in a dystopia. Two people per level. An unknown number of levels. If you discover it too late, you will not come out alive from “The hole”.

Actors: Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan

Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia

Runtime: 95 min

Genres: Drama, Science fiction, Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Filmaffinity Rating 6.4 /10 IMDB Rating 7.0 /10

4. World War Z (2013)

When the world begins to be invaded by a legion of the waiting, Gerry Lane, a United Nations research expert, will try to avoid the end of civilization in a career against time and destiny. The destruction to which the human race is subjected leads to travel the entire world looking for the solution to stop that horrible epidemic.

Actors: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz

Director: Marc Forster

Runtime: 116 min

Genres: Drama, Action/Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Science fiction, Thriller

Filmaffinity Rating 6.1 /10 IMDB Rating 7.0 /10

5. The Trip (2021)

A dysfunctional couple heads to a remote cabin to reconnect, but each has intentions to kill the other. Before they can carry out their plans, unexpected visitors arrive and they face greater danger.

Actors: Noomi Rapace, Aksel Hennie, Atle Antonsen

Director: Tommy Wirkola

Genres: Comedy, Horror

IMDB Rating 6.9 /10

6. Under the Shadow (2016)

While a woman and her little daughter try to cope with the terror of Islamist Tehran in1980s, a mysterious being begins to appear at home.

Actors: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi

Director: Babak Anvari

Runtime: 84 min

Genres: Horror, Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Filmaffinity Rating 5.8 /10 IMDB Rating 6.8 /10

7. Annihilation (2018)

Biologist Lena joins an expedition to a mysterious region cordoned off by the U.S. government. The group investigates zone X, controlled by a powerful alien force.

Actors: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson

Director: Alex Garland

Runtime: 115 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Science fiction, Thriller

Filmaffinity Rating 6.0 /10 IMDB Rating 6.8 /10

8. Hannibal (2001)

Ten years have passed since Lecter escaped from the maximum security hospital in which he was confined. Mason Verger was a Lecter victim and decides to satisfy his desire for revenge, but soon realizes that in order to lure Lecter out of hiding from him, he must lay out an irresistible bait: Clarice Starling.

Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman

Director: Ridley Scott

Runtime: 131 min

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Filmaffinity Rating 6.4 /10 IMDB Rating 6.8 /10

9. I Am Mother (2019)

A teenage girl is raised in an underground shelter by a robot mother. But the link between the two is threatened when an unknown and bloody woman enters the scene and questions everything her robotic mother has taught her about the outside world.

Actors: Luke Hawker, Rose Byrne, Maddie Lenton

Director: Grant Sputore

Runtime: 114 min

Genres: Thriller, Science fiction, Drama, Mystery, Horror

Filmaffinity Rating 6.2 /10 IMDB Rating 6.7 /10

10. I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

An unforeseen shortcut causes a woman, in search of a way to break up with her boyfriend, to have to reconsider her whole life.

Actors: Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette

Director: Charlie Kaufman

Runtime: 135 min

Genres: Drama, Thriller, Horror

Filmaffinity Rating 5.9 /10 IMDB Rating 6.6 /10

11. Bird Box (2018)

A mysterious supernatural presence led to suicide a large part of society. One of the survivors, Malorie Hayes and her two sons, desperately seek a way to save themselves.

Actors: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich

Director: Susanne Bier

Runtime: 124 min

Genres: Thriller, Drama, Science fiction, Mystery, Horror

Filmaffinity Rating 5.7 /10 IMDB Rating 6.6 /10

12. Hush (2016)

A young writer becomes deaf in her adolescence and lives isolated in a house. One night she begins to be harassed by a mysterious masked man. She will have to get away from her stalker.

Actors: John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco

Director: Mike Flanagan

Runtime: 82 min

Genres: Documentary, Drama, Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Filmaffinity Rating 5.5 /10 IMDB Rating 6.6 /10

13. Gerald's Game (2017)

Jessie and Gerald are a mature couple who travel to a remote cabin hoping to revitalize their deteriorating relationship. When he dies of a heart attack, Jessie will have to fight for her survival.

Actors: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia

Director: Mike Flanagan

Runtime: 104 min

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery

Filmaffinity Rating 5.6 /10 IMDB Rating 6.5 /10

14. Insidious 2 (2013)

Josh and Renai Lambert have moved with their children to the house of Lorraine, Josh's mother, hoping to forget the past and start a new life. But soon the family begins to perceive strange visions and threatening phenomena that will force them to unravel a dark secret.

Actors: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson

Director: Leigh Whannell

Runtime: 106 min

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Filmaffinity Rating 4.9 /10 IMDB Rating 6.5 /10

15. The Skeleton Key (2005)

Caroline is hired to care for an elderly man who has suffered a stroke, though her wife (Rowlands) greets her with some suspicion. The marriage lives in a sinister southern mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans and Caroline decides to explore the house until she discovers an attic that holds a terrible secret.

Actors: Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant

Director: Iain Softley

Runtime: 104 min

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 5.7 /10 IMDB Rating 6.5 /10

16. Creep 2 (2017)

Sara is a video artist whose main goal is to create intimacy with lonely men she finds on Craigslist. After seeing an online ad that said 'Video work', she goes to a house in the middle of the forest to meet a filmmaker who claims to be a serial killer.

Actors: Karan Soni, Mark Duplass, Desiree Akhavan

Director: Patrick Brice

Runtime: 78 min

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Filmaffinity Rating 5.5 /10 IMDB Rating 6.4 /10

17. Them (2006)

Clementine, a teacher at a French school in Bucharest, lives with her husband, Lucas, on a remote property in Snagov. During the night, Clementine wakes up to strange noises outside her house and Lucas sees their car stolen. The lights go out, the phones are disconnected, and they see that they are no longer alone.

Actors: Olivia Bonamy, Michaël Cohen, Adriana Mocca

Directors: David Moreau, Xavier Palud

Genres: Thriller, Horror

IMDB Rating 6.4 /10

18. Cargo (2017)

A father, who tries to survive a virulent pandemic, crosses Australia's wildest places in search of someone who takes care of his little girl and protects her. Remake of an acclaimed homonym short film, signed by the same directors in 2013.

Actors: Simone Landers, Martin Freeman, Marlee Jane McPherson-Dobbins

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke

Runtime: 105 min

Genres: Drama, Thriller, Action/Adventure, Horror

Filmaffinity Rating 5.4 /10 IMDB Rating 6.3 /10

19. He Never Died (2015)

Jack is not like the rest of us, because he has the gift of immortality. Jack tries to cope with his day-to-day with discretion, but when his daughter Andrea interrupts her daily monotony, his whole world will shake. The most extreme violence will be unleashed when a group of individuals try to end their lives and those of their loved ones.

Actors: Henry Rollins, Booboo Stewart, Kate Greenhouse

Director: Jason Krawczyk

Runtime: 99 min

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery

Filmaffinity Rating 5.6 /10 IMDB Rating 6.3 /10

20. Berlin Syndrome (2017)

A passionate holiday romance turns into an obsessive relationship in which an Australian journalist wakes up one morning in a Berlin apartment and can't get out.

Actors: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich

Director: Cate Shortland

Runtime: 116 min

Genres: Thriller, Drama, Horror, Mystery

Filmaffinity Rating 5.7 /10 IMDB Rating 6.3 /10