Top Horror Movies of the 21st Century

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1. The Babadook (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror

86 Metascore

A widowed 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.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney

Votes: 151,602 | Gross: $0.92M

10/10

2. The Conjuring (2013)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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: 357,609 | Gross: $137.40M

10/10

3. Fall Down Dead (2007)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

In a big American city, the serial killer The Picasso Killer is terrorizing the dwellers and the police department does not have lead to find him. The bartender Christie Wallace dreams on ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Keeyes | Stars: Dominique Swain, Mehmet Günsür, Udo Kier, David Carradine

Votes: 866

10/10

4. Let Me In (I) (2010)

R | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

79 Metascore

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono

Votes: 101,842 | Gross: $12.13M

10/10

5. My Soul to Take (2010)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

25 Metascore

A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey

Votes: 17,715 | Gross: $14.64M

10/10

6. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

52 Metascore

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

Votes: 112,954 | Gross: $38.18M

10/10

7. After Alice (2000)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A washed-up detective discovers his own psychic ability when assigned to investigate a serial murder case. The killer has a deranged obsession with the novel "Alice in Wonderland." As the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Marcus | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Henry Czerny, Polly Walker, Gary Hudson

Votes: 1,534

10/10

8. Let the Right One In (2008)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

82 Metascore

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl

Votes: 187,621 | Gross: $2.12M

10/10

9. The Wisher (2002)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

In a small town, the teenager Mary is obsessed and addicted with horror movies. Further, she is sleepwalker, has frequent nightmares and her father has forbidden her to watch horror movies.... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Wilding | Stars: Ron Silver, Liane Balaban, Drew Lachey, Siri Baruc

Votes: 1,454

10/10

10. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007)

R | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

46 Metascore

A troubled young man still mourning the childhood loss of his family now has to deal with his professor being turned into a monster.

Director: Jon Knautz | Stars: Robert Englund, Trevor Matthews, Daniel Kash, David Fox

Votes: 5,520

10/10

11. Devil (2010)

PG-13 | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

44 Metascore

A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Chris Messina, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green

Votes: 116,093 | Gross: $33.58M

10/10

12. Identity (2003)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

64 Metascore

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.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes

Votes: 198,173 | Gross: $52.16M

10/10

13. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

35 Metascore

The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.

Director: Samuel Bayer | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy

Votes: 81,817 | Gross: $63.08M

10/10

14. Sorority Row (2009)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery

24 Metascore

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.

Director: Stewart Hendler | Stars: Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, Carrie Fisher, Teri Andrez

Votes: 25,829 | Gross: $11.96M

10/10

15. Friday the 13th (2009)

R | 97 min | Horror

34 Metascore

A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears, Danielle Panabaker

Votes: 83,792 | Gross: $65.00M

10/10

16. Deadline (I) (2009)

R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A screenwriter travels to an abandoned house to finish a script on time, but a series of strange events lead her to a psychological breakdown.

Director: Sean McConville | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Thora Birch, Tammy Blanchard, Marc Blucas

Votes: 4,679

10/10

17. Frozen (I) (2010)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

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.

Director: Adam Green | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers, Ed Ackerman

Votes: 59,124 | Gross: $0.24M

10/10

18. One Missed Call 2 (2005)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery

In Japan, the daycare teacher Kyoko Okudera is convinced by her colleague and friend Madoka to visit her boyfriend Naoto Sakurai in the restaurant where he works instead of studying as ... See full summary »

Director: Renpei Tsukamoto | Stars: Mimura, Hisashi Yoshizawa, Renji Ishibashi, Haruko Wanibuchi

Votes: 2,681

10/10

19. Hide and Seek (2005)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

35 Metascore

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.

Director: John Polson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Shue

Votes: 75,441 | Gross: $51.10M

10/10

20. Terror Trap (2010)

R | 86 min | Thriller

While driving at night on a lonely road, the car of estranged couple Don and Nancy is hit twice by another car in the middle of nowhere. Nancy asks for help and unpleasant sheriff Cleveland... See full summary »

Director: Dan Garcia | Stars: David James Elliott, Heather Marie Marsden, Michael Madsen, Jeff Fahey

Votes: 946

10/10

21. One Missed Call (2003)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery

54 Metascore

People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Kazue Fukiishi, Anna Nagata

Votes: 15,263

10/10

22. Ringu 0 (2000)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

In this prequel to Ring, a young Sadako becomes an actress in hopes of escaping her troubled past. But strange visions and terrifying powers begin to manifest...

Director: Norio Tsuruta | Stars: Yukie Nakama, Seiichi Tanabe, Kumiko Asô, Takeshi Wakamatsu

Votes: 7,288

10/10

23. Saw III (2006)

R | 108 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

48 Metascore

Jigsaw abducts a doctor in order to keep himself alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen named Jeff through a brutal test.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Bahar Soomekh

Votes: 158,515 | Gross: $80.24M

10/10

24. Red Clover (2012 TV Movie)

R | 88 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

A young woman accidentally releases a homicidal leprechaun whilst hunting, which brings back memories of her town's deadly past.

Director: Drew Daywalt | Stars: Derek Babb, Kent Jude Bernard, Chase Boltin, Dave Davis

Votes: 613

10/10

25. Funny Games (2007)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

44 Metascore

Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet

Votes: 78,765 | Gross: $1.29M

10/10

26. Solo (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Mystery, Thriller

A teenage girl is terrorized when she spends two nights alone on a remote island as part of her camp counselor initiation.

Director: Isaac Cravit | Stars: Annie Clark, Daniel Kash, Richard Clarkin, Steven Love

Votes: 1,060

10/10

27. The Maid (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

"Every year, for thirty days during the lunar seventh month, the Chinese believe that the gates of hell are thrown open. Vengeful spirits or hungry ghosts wander among the living, seeking ... See full summary »

Director: Kelvin Tong | Stars: Alessandra de Rossi, Huifang Hong, Benny Soh, Zhenwei Guan

Votes: 1,060

10/10

28. The Descent (2005)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder

Votes: 174,265 | Gross: $26.02M

10/10

29. Heartstopper (2006)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

Two hospitalized young people discover that things can get even worse when the dilapidated institution is stranded by a severe storm and a maniac stalks the corridors butchering the patients and staff.

Director: Bob Keen | Stars: Meredith Henderson, Nathan Stephenson, James Binkley, Robert Englund

Votes: 1,142

10/10

30. Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood (2003 Video)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

When Emily Woodrow and her friends happen on a treasure chest full of gold coins, they fail to to heed the warnings of a wise old psychic who had foretold that they would encounter trouble with a very nasty and protective Leprechaun.

Director: Steven Ayromlooi | Stars: Warwick Davis, Tangi Miller, Laz Alonso, Page Kennedy

Votes: 3,438

10/10

31. Sin-de-rel-la (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The daughter of a plastic surgeon experiences strange events that seem to be connected her childhood.

Director: Man-dae Bong | Stars: Ah-yung Ahn, Gyu-ryun Ahn, Ji-won Do, So-min Jeon

Votes: 1,184

10/10

32. Boo (2005)

R | 94 min | Horror

A handful of college students get trapped in a haunted hospital on Halloween.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Trish Coren, Rachel Harland, Jilon VanOver, Happy Mahaney

Votes: 4,374

10/10

33. Scream 3 (2000)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

56 Metascore

While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, a new Ghostface begins to terrorize them once again.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 108,190 | Gross: $89.14M

10/10

34. Chaos (I) (2005)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Thriller

1 Metascore

Emily and her friend Angelica go to a rave in the woods, and when they arrive, they meet a stranger called Swan that promises some Exstasy for the girls. They follow him to a cabin into the... See full summary »

Director: David DeFalco | Stars: Kevin Gage, Sage Stallone, Kelly K.C. Quann, Maya Barovich

Votes: 1,852

10/10

35. The Cradle (2007)

R | 107 min | Horror, Thriller

When Frank and Julie move to a small isolated town with their son Sam, both Julie and Sam become ill. Driven by terrifying nightmares of torture that come true Frank begs a local midwife ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Brown | Stars: Lukas Haas, Emily Hampshire, Amanda Smith, Libby Adams

Votes: 627

10/10

36. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

65 Metascore

A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Kap-su Kim, Jung-ah Yum, Soo-jung Lim, Geun-young Moon

Votes: 47,888

10/10

37. Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001 Video)

R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

When a girl named Jamie repeatedly tries to contact her grandmother to no avail, she investigates by going to her apartment in Omaha Nebraska....only to find that it's been condemned and ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Magar | Stars: Claudette Mink, Kyle Cassie, Michael Ironside, Troy Yorke

Votes: 2,147

10/10

38. Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005 Video)

R | 91 min | Horror

Gamers playing a MMORPG based on the "Hellraiser" films find their lives endangered after being invited to a rave, the host of which intends to show them the truth behind the Cenobite mythos.

Director: Rick Bota | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Katheryn Winnick, Christopher Jacot, Khary Payton

Votes: 8,149

10/10

39. Stay Alive (2006)

PG-13 | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

24 Metascore

For a group of teens, the answer to the mysterious death of their old friend lies within the world of an online video game based on the true story of an ancient noblewoman known as the Blood Countess.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Jon Foster, Samaire Armstrong, Frankie Muniz, Jimmi Simpson

Votes: 27,476 | Gross: $23.09M

10/10

40. The Hitcher (2007)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Horror

28 Metascore

A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride.

Director: Dave Meyers | Stars: Sean Bean, Sophia Bush, Zachary Knighton, Neal McDonough

Votes: 37,325 | Gross: $16.47M

10/10

41. Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001 Video)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

The evil Djinn is back at again, this time wreaking havoc on the students of Illinois' Baxter University.

Director: Chris Angel | Stars: Jason Connery, A.J. Cook, Tobias Mehler, Louisette Geiss

Votes: 3,501

10/10

42. Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled (2002 Video)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

This time, the Djinn unleashes his undying love for a beautiful woman in his final attempt to unleashe his brethren from hell.

Director: Chris Angel | Stars: Tara Spencer-Nairn, Michael Trucco, Jason Thompson, John Novak

Votes: 2,827

10/10

43. Wicked Little Things (2006)

R | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Karen, Sarah, and Emma Tunney are all moving to a small town in Pennsylvania where, unknown to them, in 1913, a horrid mine accident trapped dozens of children alive, underground. But there's a problem. They're still alive.

Director: J.S. Cardone | Stars: Lori Heuring, Scout Taylor-Compton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 7,440

10/10

44. The Rage (2007)

R | 85 min | Horror

A crazed scientist experimenting with a rage virus on innocent victims in a laboratory in the woods. When his monstrous subjects escape and vultures devour their remains, they became mutations seeking to feed on humans.

Director: Robert Kurtzman | Stars: Andrew Divoff, Erin Brown, Ryan Hooks, Sean Serino

Votes: 1,584

10/10

45. Valentine (2001)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

18 Metascore

Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.

Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Denise Richards, David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton, Jessica Capshaw

Votes: 21,979 | Gross: $20.38M

10/10

46. Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

R | 91 min | Horror

30 Metascore

When Cyrus Kriticos, a very rich collector of unique things dies, he leaves it all to his nephew and his family. All including his house, his fortune, and his malicious collection of ghosts!

Director: Steve Beck | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Shannon Elizabeth, Embeth Davidtz, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 70,750 | Gross: $41.87M

10/10

47. Final Destination (2000)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

36 Metascore

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.

Director: James Wong | Stars: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, Kristen Cloke

Votes: 199,995 | Gross: $53.33M

10/10

48. 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.

Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Daniel Brocklebank, Laurence Fox

Votes: 41,154

10/10

49. Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (2000 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Hansen kids are in a jam. Adam and his best friend Duffy have gotten their hands on some tickets for the Headless Horseman concert, and his sister Chelsea has a date with her dreamy ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Matt O'Leary, Laura Vandervoort, Myles Jeffrey, Caroline Rhea

Votes: 2,686

10/10

50. The Little Vampire (2000)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family