Thriller/horror/scary/crime movies worth watching.by girl_peace66 | created - 08 May 2011 | updated - 26 Jan 2013 | Public
some are terrifying and disturbing. some are just plain good and worth watching. some are full of suspense. in total, i enjoyed all of them. in no numerical order.
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1. Orphan (2009)
R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
Votes: 162,442 | Gross: $41.60M
2. Vacancy (2007)
R | 85 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
A married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They soon realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Votes: 85,457 | Gross: $19.36M
3. The Uninvited (2009)
PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Anna returns home after a stint in a mental hospital, but her recovery is jeopardized by her cruel stepmother and ghastly visions of her dead mother.
Votes: 67,958 | Gross: $28.57M
4. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery
A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree.
Votes: 97,475 | Gross: $37.90M
5. Trick 'r Treat (2007)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.
6. Gothika (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A repressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.
Votes: 95,944 | Gross: $59.69M
7. The Descent (2005)
R | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.
Votes: 172,311 | Gross: $26.02M
8. Child's Play (1988)
R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller
A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Votes: 70,198 | Gross: $33.24M
9. The Others (2001)
PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.
Votes: 296,838 | Gross: $96.52M
10. Dark Water (2005)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident.
Votes: 53,881 | Gross: $25.47M
11. Wrong Turn (I) (2003)
R | 84 min | Horror
Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding."
Votes: 95,671 | Gross: $15.42M
12. It (1990)
TV-14 | 192 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.
13. Pulse (I) (2006)
PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.
Votes: 26,195 | Gross: $20.26M
14. House of Wax (2005)
R | 108 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Votes: 102,265 | Gross: $32.06M
16. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery
A photographer's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.
Votes: 52,625 | Gross: $0.08M
17. The Stepfather (2009)
PG-13 | 101 min | Crime, Thriller
Michael returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend. As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.
Votes: 25,833 | Gross: $29.06M
18. Jennifer's Body (2009)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror
A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?
Votes: 100,098 | Gross: $16.20M
20. Wolf Creek (2005)
R | 99 min | Horror
Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged in a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.
Votes: 60,373 | Gross: $16.19M
21. My Bloody Valentine (2009)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.
Votes: 48,526 | Gross: $51.55M
22. Ghost Ship (2002)
R | 91 min | Horror
A salvage crew that discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea soon notices, as they prepare to tow it back to land, that strange things happen.
Votes: 81,973 | Gross: $30.11M
24. Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
R | 104 min | Horror
Set a few days after the original, a championship basketball team's bus is attacked by The Creeper, the winged, flesh-eating terror, on the last day of his 23-day feeding frenzy.
Votes: 51,149 | Gross: $35.67M
25. See No Evil (2006)
R | 84 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain - a group that includes the cop who put a bullet in Goodnight's head four years ago - band together to survive against the brutal killer.
Votes: 23,451 | Gross: $15.03M
26. Red Dragon (2002)
R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A retired F.B.I. Agent with psychological gifts, is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him, is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
Votes: 219,683 | Gross: $93.15M
27. Shutter Island (2010)
R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Votes: 913,594 | Gross: $128.01M
28. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
R | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.
Votes: 290,734 | Gross: $101.07M
30. Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007 Video)
R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller
A group of reality show contestants find themselves fighting for their survival against a family of hideously deformed inbred cannibals who plan to ruthlessly butcher them all.
31. Hannibal Rising (2007)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
After the death of his parents during World War II, young Hannibal Lecter moves in with his beautiful aunt and begins plotting revenge on the barbarians responsible for his sister's death.
Votes: 93,377 | Gross: $27.67M
32. Yeogo goedam 3: Yeowoo gyedan (2003)
R | 97 min | Horror, Drama
A staircase leading to the dormitory of a remote boarding school usually has 28 stairs, but every so often there appears to be 29. When someone steps on the mysterious extra stair, the horror begins
33. Friday the 13th (2009)
R | 97 min | Horror
A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.
Votes: 82,937 | Gross: $65.00M
34. The Ruins (2008)
R | 90 min | Horror
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.
Votes: 63,362 | Gross: $17.43M
35. Case 39 (2009)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected.
Votes: 66,700 | Gross: $13.25M
36. Taking Lives (2004)
R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An FBI profiler is called in by French Canadian police to catch a serial killer who takes on the identity of each new victim.
Votes: 70,542 | Gross: $32.68M
37. Sorority Row (2009)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery
A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.
Votes: 25,693 | Gross: $11.96M
38. The Hole (2001)
R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
39. Joy Ride (2001)
R | 97 min | Mystery, Thriller
Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.
Votes: 57,392 | Gross: $21.97M
40. One Missed Call (2008)
PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Mystery
Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves - messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.
Votes: 28,294 | Gross: $26.88M
41. The Mist (2007)
R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.
Votes: 245,538 | Gross: $25.59M
i just hate the ending.
42. La monja (2005)
R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A group of teenage girls are terrorized by Sister Ursula, a nun that believes she must rid the world of all sin. After Sister Ursula mysteriously disappears, the Catholic school is shut ... See full summary »
44. Anaconda (1997)
PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.
Votes: 81,494 | Gross: $65.89M
45. The Glass House (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An orphaned teenager is taken in by a Malibu couple but discovers they aren't the caring friends they seemed to be.
Votes: 27,576 | Gross: $18.00M
47. The Illusionist (2006)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.
Votes: 322,421 | Gross: $39.87M
48. Legion (2010)
R | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
When a group of strangers at a dusty roadside diner come under attack by demonic forces, their only chance for survival lies with an archangel named Michael, who informs a pregnant waitress that her unborn child is humanity's last hope.
Votes: 87,077 | Gross: $40.17M
49. Frágiles (2005)
PG-13 | 101 min | Thriller, Horror
At her new job in a rundown children's hospital, a nurse desperately tries to keep her patients safe from a plague of random, mysterious attacks.
50. Birthday Girl (2001)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A thirtysomething bank clerk from St Albans has his small-town life exploded by the arrival of his Russian mail-order bride.
Votes: 22,625 | Gross: $4.92M
R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.
Votes: 307,014 | Gross: $52.90M
53. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.
Votes: 207,282 | Gross: $2.22M
55. The Island (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth.
Votes: 279,159 | Gross: $35.82M
57. Mindhunters (2004)
R | 106 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Votes: 52,885 | Gross: $4.48M
58. Frozen (I) (2010)
R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller
Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices, which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Votes: 58,690 | Gross: $0.24M
59. Fright Night (2011)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Horror
After a new neighbor moved into the house next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire and goes in search for the help of Peter Vincent, a famous "vampire killer" to save his neighborhood from the creature.
Votes: 90,713 | Gross: $18.30M
60. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.
Votes: 81,369 | Gross: $63.08M
61. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
R | 91 min | Horror
Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
Votes: 169,961 | Gross: $25.50M
62. Final Destination (2000)
R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller
After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Votes: 198,567 | Gross: $53.33M
63. Final Destination 2 (2003)
R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
Votes: 132,088 | Gross: $46.96M
64. Final Destination 3 (2006)
R | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from Death itself, which seeks out those who escaped their fate.
Votes: 113,072 | Gross: $54.10M
65. The Final Destination (2009)
R | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
After a young man's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.
Votes: 83,222 | Gross: $66.48M
67. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After a nasty accident, four friends begin to drift apart. One year later Julie James gets a anonymous message and then a slicker wearing, hook wielding killer begins to rip apart her life.
Votes: 115,498 | Gross: $72.59M
68. Prom Night (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 88 min | Horror, Mystery
Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.
Votes: 29,918 | Gross: $43.87M
69. The Last House on the Left (2009)
R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
Votes: 74,583 | Gross: $32.72M
71. Silent Hill (2006)
R | 125 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery
A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.
Votes: 192,745 | Gross: $46.98M
72. Dead Silence (2007)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.
Votes: 74,633 | Gross: $16.81M
74. An American Crime (2007)
R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
75. Hide and Seek (2005)
R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace, at first, in her imaginary friend.
Votes: 75,061 | Gross: $51.10M
76. Constantine (2005)
R | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.
Votes: 259,316 | Gross: $75.98M
79. The Happening (2008)
R | 91 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.
Votes: 176,664 | Gross: $64.51M
80. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982 TV Movie)
140 min | Musical, Drama, Thriller
Sweeney Todd returns to London to uncover the past, along the way meeting Mrs. Lovett, and begins to start his life of crime.
81. The Awakening (I) (2011)
R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller
In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.
82. Identity (2003)
R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.
Votes: 196,549 | Gross: $52.16M
83. The Da Vinci Code (2006)
PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller
A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
Votes: 352,149 | Gross: $217.54M
84. The Hunger Games (2012)
PG-13 | 142 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
Votes: 760,944 | Gross: $408.01M
85. Dark Shadows (2012)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.
Votes: 217,587 | Gross: $79.73M
86. Black Swan (2010)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.
Votes: 607,169 | Gross: $106.95M