Haunted House Movies, Ranked

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1. Ghostwatch (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Mystery

7.6
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The BBC gives over a whole evening to an 'investigation into the supernatural'. Four respected presenters and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind 'The most haunted house in ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Manning | Stars: Michael Parkinson, Sarah Greene, Mike Smith, Craig Charles

Votes: 2,261

9/10

2. The Orphanage (2007)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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74 Metascore

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Mabel Rivera

Votes: 129,456 | Gross: $7.16M

7.5/10

3. Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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70 Metascore

When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe

Votes: 210,499 | Gross: $73.71M

7.5/10

4. The Haunting (1963)

Approved | 112 min | Horror

7.6
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74 Metascore

A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 28,781 | Gross: $2.62M

7/10

5. Sinister (I) (2012)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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53 Metascore

Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson

Votes: 180,258 | Gross: $48.09M

7/10

6. Stir of Echoes (1999)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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67 Metascore

After being hypnotized by his sister in law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Zachary David Cope, Kathryn Erbe, Illeana Douglas

Votes: 66,093 | Gross: $21.13M

7/10

7. The Changeling (1980)

R | 107 min | Horror

7.3
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A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh

Votes: 23,902

7/10

8. Ju-on (2000 Video)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Mystery

6.9
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A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûrei Yanagi, Yue, Ryôta Koyama, Hitomi Miwa

Votes: 5,957

7/10

9. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

R | 134 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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65 Metascore

Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising 4 children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 156,828 | Gross: $102.47M

7/10

10. The Others (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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74 Metascore

A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan, Alakina Mann

Votes: 293,883 | Gross: $96.52M

7/10

11. The Conjuring (2013)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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68 Metascore

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor

Votes: 348,313 | Gross: $137.40M

7/10

12. Poltergeist (1982)

PG | 114 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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79 Metascore

A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 117,977 | Gross: $76.61M

6.5/10

13. The Innocents (1961)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror

7.9
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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 21,540

6/10

14. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

8.4
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63 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 691,020 | Gross: $44.02M

6/10

15. What Lies Beneath (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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51 Metascore

The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne, Miranda Otto

Votes: 104,279 | Gross: $155.46M

6/10

16. The Legend of Hell House (1973)

PG | 95 min | Horror

6.8
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Physicist Lionel Barrett and his wife lead a team of mediums into the Belasco House, which is supposedly haunted by the victims of its late owner, a six-foot-five serial killer.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Gayle Hunnicutt, Pamela Franklin, Clive Revill

Votes: 10,178

6/10

17. Ju-on 2 (2003)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror

6.4
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As their curse spreads on all around, the ghosts find their chance to live once again through the pregnancy of a cursed woman.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Noriko Sakai, Chiharu Niiyama, Kei Horie, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 7,064

6/10

18. Monster House (2006)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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68 Metascore

Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.

Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Ryan Newman

Votes: 80,825 | Gross: $73.66M

6/10

19. Crimson Peak (2015)

R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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66 Metascore

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam

Votes: 104,846 | Gross: $31.06M

6/10

20. The Woman in Black (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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62 Metascore

A young solicitor travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

Director: James Watkins | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds, Emma Shorey

Votes: 155,432 | Gross: $54.33M

5/10

21. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.7
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53 Metascore

After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Molly Ephraim, David Bierend

Votes: 88,045 | Gross: $84.75M

5/10

22. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

R | 83 min | Horror

5.8
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59 Metascore

In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Chloe Csengery, Jessica Tyler Brown, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Lauren Bittner

Votes: 81,549 | Gross: $104.01M

4.5/10

23. Paranormal Activity (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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68 Metascore

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

Director: Oren Peli | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong

Votes: 197,434 | Gross: $107.92M

4.5/10

24. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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40 Metascore

The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye

Votes: 125,270 | Gross: $83.59M

4.5/10

25. Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.7
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48 Metascore

A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Megumi Okina, Misaki Itô, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 34,681 | Gross: $0.33M

4.5/10

26. Ju-on 2 (2000)

Not Rated | 76 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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On his request, the sensitive sister of a real estate agent visits a house he intends to put on sell, only to cross paths with its resident curse.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûrei Yanagi, Takako Fuji, Takashi Matsuyama, Ryôta Koyama

Votes: 2,325

4/10

27. Scary Movie 2 (2001)

R | 83 min | Comedy

5.3
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29 Metascore

Four teens are tricked by their professor into visiting a haunted house for a school project.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Anna Faris, Marlon Wayans, Antony Acker, Mark Barrett

Votes: 129,287 | Gross: $71.31M

4/10

28. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.9
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34 Metascore

A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp

Votes: 35,141 | Gross: $75.85M

4/10

29. The Forlorned (2017)

Horror

5.9
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A newly positioned lighthouse caretaker is haunted by a dark force and mysterious presence. Unlikely assistance is given to bring justice to the dark forces that lie within the lighthouse grounds.

Director: Andrew Wiest | Stars: Colton Christensen, Elizabeth Mouton, Cory Dangerfield, Robert Bear

Votes: 30

4/10

30. The Haunting (1999)

PG-13 | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

4.9
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When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor

Votes: 62,353 | Gross: $91.41M

4/10

31. The Amityville Horror (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror

6.2
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32 Metascore

Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Don Stroud

Votes: 30,061 | Gross: $86.43M

3.5/10

32. Casper (1995)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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49 Metascore

A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle

Votes: 96,309 | Gross: $100.33M

3.5/10

33. The Pact (II) (2012)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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54 Metascore

As a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother's death and the disappearance of her sister, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home.

Director: Nicholas McCarthy | Stars: Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien, Mark Steger, Agnes Bruckner

Votes: 21,177

3.5/10

34. Mama (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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57 Metascore

A young couple take in their 2 nieces only to suspect that a supernatural spirit named Mama has latched itself to their family.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse

Votes: 148,241 | Gross: $71.63M

3/10

35. The Grudge (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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49 Metascore

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea DuVall, William Mapother

Votes: 124,262 | Gross: $110.36M

2.5/10

36. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.6
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30 Metascore

Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.

Director: Gregory Plotkin | Stars: Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Ivy George, Dan Gill

Votes: 19,732 | Gross: $18.30M

2.5/10

37. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.6
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40 Metascore

It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Stephen Dunham, Katie Featherston, Matt Shively, Brendon Eggertsen

Votes: 54,839 | Gross: $53.92M

2/10