Top 100 Best Thriller/Horror Films since 2000 (2000-2017)

These are the 100 best thriller/horror films I've seen since 2000. I've added a mini review and a rating. Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions of films that you feel should be included, and WHY they should be included! If you disagree with a film on my list, great, but make sure you support your argument! #'s 81-100 are honorable mentions in no particular order. Thanks for visiting.
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1.
The Babadook (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. (93 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Kent
“ This film is excellent! This is a very refreshing use of fictional monsters masked in a mental condition with a symbolic representational twist. If you have half a brain, you'll understand the lesson and the entire film will make perfect sense with the final reveal. I am currently writing a screenplay that will be severely impacted by this film, thus jumping to my top slot for a temporary period of time. This leaves a spine-tingling sensation of satisfaction by realizing the symbolism and remarkable accuracy in its portrayal. Fantastic acting, use of sound, cinematography, and creativity within the plot and its execution. 9.4 (FISQ) 9.8 (Personal) ” - HorrorHunter
 
2.
Bedevilled (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out. (115 mins.)
Director: Chul-soo Jang
“ This film makes I Saw the Devil look like child's play. This is a Korean revenge thrill ride like none other. Exceptional storyline, execution, fear genres in heavy doses, relativity and continuity, etc. etc. This has earned its place in my top slot which has only ever changed thrice. 9.7 ” - HorrorHunter
 
3.
The Woman (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy. (101 mins.)
Director: Lucky McKee
“ Masterful acting from the bitch who could make a man turn queer. We can learn some intense lessons from this film. There is symbolism all over the place, especially from Darlin', the little girl. The three women in the Cleek family and the Woman represent four different levels of purity and innocence. The symbolism comes from "putting off the natural man" as a WOMAN, showing that our choices are what really differentiate innocence. Chris Cleek is some kind of a character. 9.6 ” - HorrorHunter
 
4.
American Mary (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called "freakish" clients. (103 mins.)
“ Enjoy Mary wholeheartedly. Isabelle portrays an un-teachable inner conflict in Mary that becomes the alluding factor in comprehending the deeper layers of symbolism in this film. I've counted 5 layers of symbolism, and I'd bet the Soska sisters probably only knew about 3 when they made the film. She delivers the best horror performance of all time. Nicholson loses due to modernization. 9.5

See my list of best horror/thriller performances here for more on her performance:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls050762012/?start=1&view=detail&sort=listorian:asc ” - HorrorHunter
 
5.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. (141 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
“ The Koreans take horror/thriller to an entire new level with this absolute masterpiece. The realism of the entire film, and particularly the special effects makes this one of the best foreign horror films ever created. I guess the 3 PHENOMENAL acting performances from Byung-Hun Lee, Min-Sik Choi, and Moo-Seong Choi didn't hurt either. 9.45 ” - HorrorHunter
 
6.
Jug Face (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Jug Face tells the story of a pregnant teen trying to escape a backwoods community when she discovers that she may be sacrificed to a creature in a pit. (81 mins.)
“ this film is absolutely brilliant. This entire film is a parable about what we choose to do with our sins. Do we hide them from the world, or do we confess them and satisfy the covenant with the father? Sean Bridgers and Ashley Lauren Carter are exquisite. This film has a lot of graphic fear for those who won't be able to understand the perfection that hides within the plot. Those who do understand the plot, will be just as blown away as I was with this masterpiece. Kinkle's debut is one I won't be forgetting. 9.3 ” - HorrorHunter
 
7.
Eden Lake (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences. (91 mins.)
Director: James Watkins
“ This film really is masterfully done. The teenage gang is flawless, and almost a little too perfect. Perdition wins out in this gut-wrenching film. This is a film that magnifies the social pressure side of the corruption fear. 9.2 ” - HorrorHunter
 
8.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl. (119 mins.)
“ Fantastic plot, symbolism, acting, and execution. Scriptural symbolism out the wazoo. I particularly love the scene that the picture is from. What a powerhouse sacrificial, tree of life-esque, symbolic, brilliant reveal. 9.1 ” - HorrorHunter
 
9.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
“ Conceptual masterpiece. High doses of multiple fear genres, specifically Fictional, Slasher, Panic, Corruption, Unknown, and Symbolic. This is the best example I have ever seen before or after 2000 of Fictional execution. The mask placed on the Fictional genre enables an extremely unique ability to suspend disbelief AND encounter an exuberant amount of terrifying monsters. Joss Whedon confirms that his creativity is unpredictable, unique, fresh, and highly entertaining. 9.05 ” - HorrorHunter
 
10.
Julia's Eyes (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister. (118 mins.)
Director: Guillem Morales
“ Cinemetography out of this world. Belen Rueda makes the Orphanage look like child's play with her performance in Julia's Eyes. Comforting, heavenly, guardian-angel type metaphors in the message in this film. This one will be burned in your retina for some time. 9.0 ” - HorrorHunter
 
11.
Don't Breathe (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems. (88 mins.)
Director: Fede Alvarez
“ Real. The credibility and continuity in this film are air-tight. What a fantastic use of hard-hitting, timely panic pop-outs to complement the anticipation, silence, and the unknown which is perfectly executed. Three very solid actors, especially the war vet. The flip-floppedness that occurs with the characters that you root for and/or think will survive changes nearly a dozen times, keeping you guessing the whole way. The ending is much more clever than you might think. This film was a true chess match on screen. 8.95 ” - HorrorHunter
 
12.
Split (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th. (117 mins.)
“ Finally, Shyamalan delivers his best production since the Sixth Sense with this psychological thriller. James McAvoy is spectacular and equally eerie with his portrayal of a man with a couple dozen identities. This is hands down, the best MPD thriller of this century. M. Night also has a surprise at the end of the film unlike any I've ever seen before for one particular reason which I can't disclose without a spoiler, but it's pretty unique and spectacular. 8.9 ” - HorrorHunter
 
13.
Nightcrawler (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. (118 mins.)
Director: Dan Gilroy
“ Gyllenhaal is absolutely perfect in this one-man Corruption grand slam. The extremely captivating and flawless plot escalates to a climax and then escalates again. This film leaves you in your seat far after the credits have rolled hoping that wasn't a true story. 8.85 ” - HorrorHunter
 
14.
The Innkeepers (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Ti West
“ Paxton plays the best teenager in thriller/horror. Her believability and credibility is perfect. I believed every single motion she made. Lots of scares in this film that becomes flawless with a slightly better conclusion. After watching this a fifth time in two years, I finally understand the conclusion which is not well written, but makes sense. Too hard to comprehend the first four times around... 8.8 ” - HorrorHunter
 
15.
Mother's Day (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The sadistic members of a villainous family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests. (112 mins.)
“ Home invasion like never before. Messed up family ideology leads to a Perdition bomb. Parenting like Josh Powell makes your stomach churn as human indecency is adopted, taught, and forced upon her children. 8.75 ” - HorrorHunter
 
16.
Freeway Killer (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The true story of William Bonin a California serial killer. (85 mins.)
Director: John Murlowski
“ Phenomenal acting from Scott Anthony Leet who plays Bonin. Creates a genuine fear of an unstable person who makes you walk on egg-shells. Leet's manipulation abilities are seriously unparalleled. Inciting a fear of what to say next in an audience from a film is remarkably difficult. 8.7 ” - HorrorHunter
 
17.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical. (116 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Depp, Rickman, Bonham-Carter, Spall, Cowen, and Bower comprise a power house lineup in this dark, horror-thriller musical. The music is superb, and the anticipation is excellent. Tim Burton does a fantastic job turning a semi-comical stage musical and twisting it dark. His ridiculous, over-the-top, way to fake blood usage is the film's only down spot. 8.7 ” - HorrorHunter
 
18.
Oculus (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon. (104 mins.)
Director: Mike Flanagan
“ Absolutely ingenious past discovery sequences. Flashing between past and present with multiple characters creates a protection shield of suspense and believability in high doses. There are several ideas I have that could have made the conclusion much much stronger, but a phenomenal ride none-the-less. Unknown/Panic mesh of terror. 8.65 ” - HorrorHunter
 
19.
Gone Girl (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent. (149 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ A very mentally disturbing, relationship dissecting film that feels scary real. Rosamund Pike is crazy good, achieving believability at a level that almost seems too much. Corruption is prevalent in all its forms, especially heartbreak, acts of indecency, and social pressure. 8.6 ” - HorrorHunter
 
20.
Them (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise... they're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night. (77 mins.)
“ Great French thriller. Brilliantly executed. The wonder and confusion elements of the Unknown fear genre are illustrated perfectly in this film. 8.6 ” - HorrorHunter
 
21.
House at the End of the Street (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
After moving with her mother to a small town, a teenager finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy who was the only survivor of the accident. (101 mins.)
Director: Mark Tonderai
“ Acting and a strong storyline with a clever plot twist pulls this into a new level. Mental and Panic fear genres are predominant. 8.55 ” - HorrorHunter
 
22.
[Rec] (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying. (78 mins.)
“ Best hand-held/reporter style cinemetography in the thriller industry. Manuela Velasco is superb. Corruption is met by slasher and panic fear categories and really complements well. 8.5 ” - HorrorHunter
 
23.
The Conjuring (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. (112 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ Best Horror/Thriller of 2013 for SURE...(until Jug Face). Unrelenting panic attack central. Great technical use of silence and other sound. 8.5 ” - HorrorHunter
 
24.
American Psycho (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. (102 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
“ What in the hell Bale? The chainsaw scene is *beep* but otherwise this is a terribly mental thrill ride. Bale screws with your head pretty well with his performance that pretty much engulfs the entire mental fear genre. 8.45 ” - HorrorHunter
 
25.
Old Boy (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason. (104 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ Spike Lee does a remarkable job with this remake. Very minor changes from the Korean original, but fantastic ones none-the-less. Really high caliber dynamics and artistic cinematography and effects. Lost a few credibility points with a few loop-holes, but made them up with the much easier to understand, still mind-bending conclusion. 8.45 ” - HorrorHunter
 
26.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers. (98 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
“ Perfectly remade thriller following a lead with high integrity. There are significant doses of most fear categories, although Panic and Slasher win out. Perdition and Symbolic make a brief appearance at the end. 8.45 ” - HorrorHunter
 
27.
Maniac (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface. (89 mins.)
Director: Franck Khalfoun
“ Slasher and Mental fear doses are in abundance in this French style psycho thriller. Elijah Wood is solid, supported by extraordinary cinematography and special effects. 8.4 ” - HorrorHunter
 
28.
Shutter Island (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (138 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Crushes its older counterpart, Identity. Pieces of the plot were easy to predict, but still had an amazing twist at the end. DiCaprio is masterful as always. 8.4 ” - HorrorHunter
 
29.
The Quiet Ones (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A university professor and a team of students conduct an experiment on a young woman, uncovering terrifyingly dark, unexpected forces in the process. (98 mins.)
Director: John Pogue
“ Horrendous trailer enabled me to be completely blindsided by this surprisingly exquisite fear-hybrid of a film. The conclusion to this film is remarkable, supporting the tightness of the plot. Mental/Apparition fear line is really quite sick. 8.4 ” - HorrorHunter
 
30.
The Last House on the Left (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
Director: Dennis Iliadis
“ Hard hitting home invasion. Audience knowledge enables edge-of-your-seat tension with a rewarding conclusion. 8.4 ” - HorrorHunter
 
31.
The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work. (86 mins.)
“ Documentary Horror. Awesome. I absolutely love the concept of this film that I've never seen done well since Interview with a Vampire - and even that had fictional undertones. This "real footage" documentary of a real killer is damn cool. That said, obviously most of the footage isn't high quality, but the director's choices here are out of this world. Don't watch the youtube versions, as one is a high pitched chipmunk sped up disaster and the other cuts out the ending. 8.35 ” - HorrorHunter
 
32.
Frailty (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions led to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons." (100 mins.)
Director: Bill Paxton
“ Plot extremely well thought out. Point of view key as this film twists a couple times at the end. 8.35 ” - HorrorHunter
 
33.
The Chaser (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes. (125 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
“ Great mix of elements between Oldboy and I Saw the Devil. Belongs in the Korean powerhouse lineup. 8.3 ” - HorrorHunter
 
34.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ I Saw the Devil's sister film. Brain hurts after following this film. Korean plot twists like never before. Watch the Spike Lee remake if you have no idea what the **** you just saw. It will help clarify a few things, even though it isn't completely the same. 8.25 ” - HorrorHunter
 
35.
P2 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve. (98 mins.)
Director: Franck Khalfoun
“ While the storyline isn't too creative, P2 works hard, and succeeds with protecting its plot from loopholes. It's virtually air tight, unleashing with all forms of unknown, slasher, mental, and panic fear types. Bentley is astounding. 8.25 ” - HorrorHunter
 
36.
The Visit (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation. (94 mins.)
“ M. Night Shyamalan. I know, you're all thinking *beep* I was too. However, he KNEW we'd be thinking that. For the first time since The Sixth Sense & parts of Devil, he finally delivers. Do not let his name be a source of Cinematic Blindsight for you in watching this film. It is a great little flick that has actually taken the time to think of everything. 8.2 ” - HorrorHunter
 
37.
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Three groups of people intertwine and are left stranded in the streets on Purge Night, trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs. (103 mins.)
Director: James DeMonaco
“ I predict that there will be no less than 6 Purge films made. The brilliance about it is the believability protection the foundation of the storyline is given by pre-establishing the reason crime is legal and giving it governmental support. Anarchy is FAR more airtight and creative with a better storyline and acting than the first film. This is not a sequel and can be watched as an independent film as there are no duplicate characters. 8.2 ” - HorrorHunter
 
38.
Identity (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (90 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Keep guessing. 8.2 ” - HorrorHunter
 
39.
The Witch (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Eggers
“ Damn. This film does a phenomenal job keeping you guessing. The extremely authentic, no BS, Puritan-style, unstable, exiled family delivers a powerhouse set of performances with this genuinely eerie take on witchcraft. This is definitely what I believe to be the most accurate take on how witchcraft was perceived and tolerated in the Salem Witch Trial days in New England. I loved 95% of this film's choices, but REALLY wish it would have kept it's ace up it's sleeve. 8.15 ” - HorrorHunter
 
40.
The Crazies (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply. (101 mins.)
Director: Breck Eisner
“ Awesome human-disease take on "zombies" with original thoughts. 8.15 ” - HorrorHunter
 
41.
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead. (108 mins.)
“ Revenge to the Nth degree. Hard to watch beforehand though, as Corruption hits long and hard. The poetic justice of her revenge is very well formulated, making the dialogue choices excellent. The risk taken to use over-the-top lines and acting in the first third pays off exponentially in the final third. 8.1 ” - HorrorHunter
 
42.
The Iceman (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession. (106 mins.)
Director: Ariel Vromen
“ Stone cold realism keeps you engulfed. 8.05 ” - HorrorHunter
 
43.
Inside (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby. (82 mins.)
“ Scissors can rip through anything...8.0 ” - HorrorHunter
 
44.
The Others (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted. (101 mins.)
“ Eerie thrill ride with a spine tingling twist. 7.95 ” - HorrorHunter
 
45.
Vacancy (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (85 mins.)
Director: Nimród Antal
“ Great suspense that releases with panic when you least expect, and dodges with it when you may suspect. 7.9 ” - HorrorHunter
 
46.
Martyrs (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. (99 mins.)
Director: Pascal Laugier
“ Insane French thriller that ends with questions of the afterlife. 7.85 ” - HorrorHunter
 
47.
Blood Creek (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A man and his brother on a mission of revenge become trapped in a harrowing occult experiment dating back to the Third Reich. (90 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Fictional fear genre executed to the best of its ability. Great credibility from the beginning to an unbelievable, yet entertaining and violent ending. 7.8 ” - HorrorHunter
 
48.
Disturbia (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer. (105 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
“ Very suspenseful twist on the Rear Window concept. 7.75 ” - HorrorHunter
 
49.
Lady Vengeance (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee seeks... (115 mins.)
Director: Park Chan Wook
“ Korean Powerhouse Lineup material. Symbolic clarity in the resolution. 7.7 ” - HorrorHunter
 
50.
Get Out (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare. (104 mins.)
Director: Jordan Peele
“ Pretty solid little film that brings very real racial corruption into a horror film for the first time in a long while. The unknown, mental instability of the characters keep you on edge until the reveal lets down a little more than you'd hope. Such are horror films. 7.7 ” - HorrorHunter
 
51.
The Call (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life. (94 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
“ Maintains credibility and generates legitimate suspense throughout. 7.65 ” - HorrorHunter
 
52.
The Uninvited (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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. (87 mins.)
“ A few poor opening scenes were uninvited after a brilliant red herring in a double twist conclusion. 7.65 ” - HorrorHunter
 
53.
The Orphanage (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (105 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
“ Del Torro and Belen Rueda's warm up for Julia's Eyes. Watch this one first. 7.6 ” - HorrorHunter
 
54.
[Rec] 2 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building. (85 mins.)
“ Picks up right where [REC] left off. Great simultaneous story that meets up with the first until it slowly drifts away. 7.6 ” - HorrorHunter
 
55.
Cheap Thrills (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar. (88 mins.)
Director: E.L. Katz
“ Going into this thinking it is a comedy is a good idea. You'll be pleasantly surprised when you realize the dark humor is far more suspenseful than you thought. 7.6 ” - HorrorHunter
 
56.
Devil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them. (80 mins.)
“ Great message in a symbolic thrill ride. 7.55 ” - HorrorHunter
 
57.
Derailed (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families. (108 mins.)
“ Pretty good sequence of twists and suspense. More of a drama/thriller, but still had a solid plot and great conclusion. 7.5 ” - HorrorHunter
 
58.
Battle Royale (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. (114 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ Japanese Hunger Games with even fewer rules. 7.5 ” - HorrorHunter
 
59.
Prisoners (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. (153 mins.)
“ Superstar acting. Unfortunate plot writing. It seems the writer didn't know how to conclude. Lots of unexplained loopholes that keep this film from being "brilliant." 7.45 ” - HorrorHunter
 
60.
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her. (92 mins.)
Director: Rowan Joffe
“ Firth and Kidman are outstanding. The plot twists are numerous. The suspense is high and frequent. A stronger ending may have made this film top 20 capable. 7.45 ” - HorrorHunter
 
61.
The Lazarus Effect (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A group of medical researchers discover a way to bring dead patients back to life. (83 mins.)
Director: David Gelb
“ Meddles in nearly every fear category. Mental, Fiction, and Apparition genres are masked well with a futuristic scientific experiment which increases believability. Unfortunately, the ending left things out and chose to go for scares instead of plot tightness. 7.4 ” - HorrorHunter
 
62.
Byzantium (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort. (118 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ Fantastic performances, the ability to suspend fictional disbelief, poetic, artistic, and metaphoric symbolism make this a high caliber fictional based horror. 7.4 ” - HorrorHunter
 
63.
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization. (107 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ Awesome remake with great frequency and duration of intensity. 7.4 ” - HorrorHunter
 
64.
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family. (115 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
“ I actually prefer The Uninvited, as it seems to have fewer plot holes. This did have a few more scares however. 7.35 ” - HorrorHunter
 
65.
The Purge (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A wealthy family are held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legal. (85 mins.)
Director: James DeMonaco
“ Awesome plausible amp with a weaker ending to back it up. 7.35 ” - HorrorHunter
 
66.
Rampage (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A man with a thirst for revenge builds a full body armor from Kevlar and goes on a killing spree. (85 mins.)
Director: Uwe Boll
“ Can't shoot holes in that kid's performance! Tragedy in Connecticut type Corruption fear. 7.3 ” - HorrorHunter
 
67.
Mean Creek (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a teen is bullied, his brother and friends lure the bully into the woods to seek revenge. (90 mins.)
“ Unnerving real life story. Actors are really great, but a bit too young for me to believe their drug intake. Guilt, sorrow, shame, and empathy are big fear types that appear from this one, that is by far more thriller based. 7.3 ” - HorrorHunter
 
68.
Static (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A couple facing marital problems after losing their child finds their life together further complicated by a mysterious visitor. (83 mins.)
Director: Todd Levin
“ Sara Paxton has become a reliable name in identifying worthy horror films, as she now has prominent roles in three films on this list. Ventimiglia is just as strong, contributing to a substantial production in Static. The downside is that I can list 3 films that compromise this entire plot, making it a piecemeal film from other brilliant features. Those films are 1. Them. 2. The Others 3. The Sixth Sense. 7.25 ” - HorrorHunter
 
69.
The Rite (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course. (114 mins.)
“ Hopkins is so good in this film. The believability protection shield is solid with mental and religious mixings. Even the fantastical creatures, images, etc are merely alluded to in an altered mental or religious state, allowing for a decent fear factor and surprisingly solid plot. One of the better exorcism films. 7.25 ” - HorrorHunter
 
70.
Shutter (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. (97 mins.)
“ Best Thai film I've ever seen. 7.2 ” - HorrorHunter
 
71.
Outrage (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate. (109 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
“ From kiss-ass to hard-ass in a matter of seconds. 7.2 ” - HorrorHunter
 
72.
Hostel (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them. (94 mins.)
Director: Eli Roth
“ Hunting for sport makes a second half comeback. 7.15 ” - HorrorHunter
 
73.
Saw (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there or why, and soon discover they are pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ Took serial killers to a new mental level. 7.1 ” - HorrorHunter
 
74.
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ Rob Zombie goes bananas in twisted perdition bomb. 7.05 ” - HorrorHunter
 
75.
Intruders (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them. (100 mins.)
“ A phenomenal fictional mask and mental blend combine with great elements of unknown and corruption fear to make this a surprising, better-than-you'd-expect muddy fear-rainbow of a film. The conclusion is rock solid, which enables this film a spot on the list. 7.05 ” - HorrorHunter
 
76.
What Lies Beneath (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (130 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Highest grossing horror-thriller in box office. 7.0 ” - HorrorHunter
 
77.
Marebito (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman (Shinya Tsukamoto) investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo. (92 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
“ Mental father scares himself silly. 7.0 ” - HorrorHunter
 
78.
World War Z (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. (116 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ Unknown believable shield earns this film a spot on the list. Remarkably better than the trailer. 7.0 ” - HorrorHunter
 
79.
Green Room (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar. (95 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
“ Heavy-Metal, Neo-Nazi, raw, punk-ass film brings a fresh, realistic element that's been missing from US horror films as of late. Sparing nobody's lack of terminology, this film speaks with jargon from their world right from the get-go. Unfortunately, plot holes and unexplained situations start to pile up, leaving you in a neutral state after the conclusion. Wouldn't have taken much to explain a few things and tighten it up. Still a decent watch for its unique elements. 6.8 ” - HorrorHunter
 
80.
It Follows (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter. (100 mins.)
“ I have included this film on the list because of how badly it pissed me off. Let me explain. This film is the FIRST film I have seen where I was able to suspend my disbelief of fictional concepts with the Unknown fear genre mask. It had an amazing concept that had me by the balls for the first 45 minutes of the film. The reason this film is on this list is because of those two facts that are extremely difficult to do. However, it fell the *beep* apart. This film's decision to neglect attention to several important plot factors is unacceptable. I could fix this film by changing the opening scene and resolving a few loopholes and improving relativity of already shown events. The character's decisions are unrealistic, especially at the end. This is SO SO SO disappointing because this film really had something original and unique. I give it a 6.5 EVEN WITH the disaster 2nd half of the film. That is saying something. Wouldn't be hard to re-do this film and get it to a 10. ” - HorrorHunter
 
81.
Insidious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
82.
28 Days Later... (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
83.
Frontier(s) (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis. (108 mins.)
Director: Xavier Gens
 
84.
High Tension (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror. (91 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
 
85.
1408 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror. (104 mins.)
 
86.
Session 9 (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back. (100 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
 
87.
The Collector (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Marcus Dunstan
 
88.
Sinister (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
 
89.
The Belko Experiment (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In a twisted social experiment, eighty Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed. (89 mins.)
Director: Greg McLean
 
90.
Mirrors (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home. (110 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
 
91.
The Lords of Salem (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record - a "gift from the Lords". The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts? (101 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
 
92.
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money. (100 mins.)
Director: J Blakeson
 
93.
Let the Right One In (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
94.
Wrong Turn (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding." (84 mins.)
Director: Rob Schmidt
 
95.
Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone. (86 mins.)
Director: Brad Parker
 
96.
Pathology (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A group of medical students devise a deadly game: to see which one of them can commit the perfect murder. (95 mins.)
 
97.
The Devil Inside (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism. (83 mins.)
 
98.
Evil Dead (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. (91 mins.)
Director: Fede Alvarez
 
99.
The Strangers (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants. (86 mins.)
Director: Bryan Bertino
 
100.
Grave Encounters (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true. (92 mins.)