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.

Jaws (1975)

A shark attack ends with the life of a bather. When terror seizes everyone, a veteran shark hunter, an oceanographer and the head of the local police come together to capture the squalus.

Actors: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

Director: Steven Spielberg

Runtime : 124 min

Genres: Horror, Action/Adventure

Filmaffinity Rating 7.1 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.0 /10

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

"The winchester" is a romantic comedy... with zombies. It's about a man who spends his life arguing with his mother and neglecting his girlfriend. The deads are coming back to life, and they try to devour the living.

Actors: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield

Director: Edgar Wright

Runtime : 99 min

Genres: Comedy, Cult, Horror

Filmaffinity Rating 6.8 /10 IMDB Rating Star 7.9 /10

Atonement (2007)

In summer of 1935, Briony Tallis, a 13-year-old early writer, irretrievably changes the course of several lives by accusing Robbie Turner, her sister's lover Cecilia, of a crime she has not committed.

Actors: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn

Director: Joe Wright

Runtime : 123 min

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Horror

Filmaffinity Rating 6.9 /10 IMDB Rating Star 7.8 /10

Halloween (1978)

On Halloween night, Michael, a six-year-old boy, murdered his family with a kitchen knife. He was interned in a psychiatric facility from which he fled fifteen years later, precisely on the Halloween eve. The psychopath returned to his village and committed a series of murders. Meanwhile, one of the psychiatric doctors followed him.

Actors: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran

Director: John Carpenter

Runtime : 91 min

Genres: Thriller, Horror

Filmaffinity Rating 6.7 /10 IMDB Rating Star 7.7 /10

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is a superbly crafted specimen that meets all the requirements of Master of the Universe. The more anonymous he becomes, the less control he has over his terrible instincts and his thirst for blood. He is practically perfect, like almost everyone in his world and desperately tries to fit into it.

Actors: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas

Director: Mary Harron

Runtime : 102 min

Genres: Crime, Cult, Drama, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Filmaffinity Rating 6.6 /10 IMDB Rating Star 7.6 /10

Zombieland (2009)

In a world plagued by zombies, Columbus is a young man who lives in terror. But fear and cowardice have allowed him to survive. When he meets Tallahasse, a hooligan hunter, they will have to choose between trusting them or succumbing to zombies.

Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Runtime : 88 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Fantasy, Science fiction

Filmaffinity Rating 6.6 /10 IMDB Rating Star 7.6 /10

The Conjuring (2013)

It tells of the supernatural encounters that the Perron family lived in their home in Rhode Island in the early 1970s. The Warren marriage, renowned researchers in the world of paranormal phenomena, came to the call of this family terrified by the presence on their farm of an evil being.

Actors: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston

Director: James Wan

Runtime : 112 min

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Filmaffinity Rating 6.8 /10 IMDB Rating Star 7.5 /10

Hereditary (2018)

Annie Graham, a married gallery owner with two children, believes that the death of her mother can make her move on. But things get complicated when her youngest daughter begins to see ghostly figures, which also begin to appear before her brother.

Actors: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne

Director: Ari Aster

Runtime : 127 min

Genres: Horror, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Filmaffinity Rating 6.6 /10 IMDB Rating Star 7.3 /10

Now You See Me (2013)

"The four riders" are a group of the best illusionists in the world. They rain the stolen money on the spectators, in the astonishing look of an elite FBI team.

Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo

Director: Louis Leterrier

Runtime : 116 min

Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 6.0 /10 IMDB Rating Star 7.2 /10

Tremors (1990)

Perfection, a small town on the edge of the Nevada desert, seems to have something under the ground. When the telephone lines and roads are cut off, the inhabitants start to panic.

Actors: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter

Director: Ron Underwood

Runtime : 96 min

Genres: Horror, Science fiction, Comedy

Filmaffinity Rating 5.5 /10 IMDB Rating Star 7.1 /10

Run (2020)

There is something strange, in the relationship of Chloe and her mother, Diane. Diane has raised her daughter completely isolated, controlling each of her movements, but Chloe will soon begin to discover the dark secrets her mother holds.

Actors: Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen, Sara Sohn

Director: Aneesh Chaganty

Runtime : 90 min

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Filmaffinity Rating 6.0 /10 IMDB Rating Star 6.7 /10

The Call (2013)

Jordan, a police telephone operator, attends a tragedy while answering a call. Some time later, she will have to overcome her fear to try to save the life of Casey, a young woman who has been kidnapped by a serial killer.

Actors: Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin

Director: Brad Anderson

Runtime : 94 min

Genres: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Documentary

Filmaffinity Rating 5.9 /10 IMDB Rating Star 6.7 /10

Candyman (1992)

The student Helen Lyle investigates the legend surrounding Candyman, a ghost with a hook instead of a hand that appears every time her name is pronounced five times before a mirror. When Helen decides to repeat Candyman’s name five times, disasters start to happen.

Actors: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd

Director: Bernard Rose

Runtime : 100 min

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Filmaffinity Rating 5.5 /10 IMDB Rating Star 6.7 /10

Self/less (2015)

A cancer sufferer receives the possibility of undergoing a medical procedure to transfer his consciousness to a younger man body. The operation goes well and the man enjoys his renewed youth, but everything gets complicated when he begins to discover the origin of his new body.

Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode

Director: Tarsem Singh

Runtime : 116 min

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

Filmaffinity Rating 5.4 /10 IMDB Rating Star 6.5 /10

Halloween II (1981)

The psychopath Michael Myers is still alive and has returned to action. He now he goes to a small hospital where Laurie Strode is, the only victim who managed to survive his first attack. Meanwhile, Dr. Loomis continues to search for his bloodthirsty patient.

Actors: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers

Director: Rick Rosenthal

Runtime : 92 min

Genres: Thriller, Horror

Filmaffinity Rating 5.4 /10 IMDB Rating Star 6.5 /10

Drag Me To Hell (2009)

One day, Mrs. Ganush, a mysterious old woman, goes to Christine Brown’s bank to ask for a moratorium, but Christine refuses and Mrs. Ganush loses her home. The old woman then decides to take revenge on her through a curse that turns her life into hell.

Actors: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Ruth Livier

Director: Sam Raimi

Runtime : 99 min

Genres: Mystery, Horror

Filmaffinity Rating 5.7 /10 IMDB Rating Star 6.5 /10

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

On October 21, 1994, Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard and Michael Williams entered a Maryland forest to film a documentary about a local legend, "The Blair Witch". They were never heard from again. A year later, the camera they shot was found: it showed the terrifying facts that led to their disappearance.

Actors: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard

Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

Runtime : 81 min

Genres: Mystery, Horror

Filmaffinity Rating 5.1 /10 IMDB Rating Star 6.5 /10

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

The government declares a 12-hour period in which citizens can commit any crime they want. Leo, a sergeant who lost his son, plans a revenge mission. Instead of an avenger, he becomes the unexpected protector of four innocent strangers.

Actors: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford

Director: James DeMonaco

Runtime : 104 min

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

Filmaffinity Rating 5.7 /10 IMDB Rating Star 6.4 /10

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

The death of his mother during a birth, violently snatches Victor Frankenstein from his idyllic life in Geneva. He meets the sinister Professor Waldman, who is rumored to have spent his youth studying the possibility of creating a human being.

Actors: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Runtime : 123 min

Genres: Drama, Horror, Romance, Science fiction

Filmaffinity Rating 6.2 /10 IMDB Rating Star 6.4 /10

The Strangers (2008)

Based on a true story, a couple stays in a residential house in the woods. At night, 3 masked strangers instill fear in the couple. With the increasingly violent masked men, the partner must hold out as long as possible.

Actors: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward

Director: Bryan Bertino

Runtime : 86 min

Genres: Horror, Thriller

IMDB Rating Star 6.2 /10