TOP HORROR MOVIES: 2000-2023

by Dr-Faustus | created - 14 Apr 2018 | updated - 5 hours ago | Public

A choice of 288 of the best horror movies released from 2000 to 2023.

In reverse chronological order and purely subjective.

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1. Infinity Pool (2023)

R | 117 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

James and Em Foster are enjoying an all-inclusive beach vacation in the fictional island of La Tolqa, when a fatal accident exposes the resort's perverse subculture of hedonistic tourism, reckless violence and surreal horrors.

Director: Brandon Cronenberg | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Mia Goth, Cleopatra Coleman, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 122

2. X (II) (2022)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

79 Metascore

In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, Kid Cudi

Votes: 107,876

3. Pearl (2022)

R | 103 min | Horror

73 Metascore

In 1918, a young woman on the brink of madness pursues stardom in a desperate attempt to escape the drudgery, isolation and lovelessness of life on her parents' farm.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Mia Goth, David Corenswet, Tandi Wright, Matthew Sunderland

Votes: 40,127

4. M3GAN (2022)

PG-13 | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

72 Metascore

A robotics engineer at a toy company builds a life-like doll that begins to take on a life of its own.

Director: Gerard Johnstone | Stars: Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, Amie Donald

Votes: 31,685

5. Barbarian (2022)

R | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

78 Metascore

A woman staying at an Airbnb discovers that the house she has rented is not what it seems.

Director: Zach Cregger | Stars: Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, Justin Long, Matthew Patrick Davis

Votes: 123,828

6. Smile (V) (2022)

R | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, a psychiatrist becomes increasingly convinced she is being threatened by an uncanny entity.

Director: Parker Finn | Stars: Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Robin Weigert

Votes: 97,453

7. The Menu (2022)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Hong Chau

Votes: 181,270

8. Bones and All (2022)

R | 131 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

74 Metascore

Maren, a young woman, learns how to survive on the margins of society.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Taylor Russell, Mark Rylance, Kendle Coffey

Votes: 30,438

9. Deadstream (2022)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

67 Metascore

A disgraced internet personality attempts to win back his followers by livestreaming one night alone in a haunted house. But when he accidentally pisses off a vengeful spirit, his big comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life.

Directors: Joseph Winter, Vanessa Winter | Stars: Joseph Winter, Melanie Stone, Jason K. Wixom, Pat Barnett

Votes: 9,693

10. Piggy (2022)

99 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

An overweight teen is bullied by a clique of cool girls poolside while holidaying in her village. The long walk home will change the rest of her life.

Director: Carlota Pereda | Stars: Laura Galán, Richard Holmes, Carmen Machi, Irene Ferreiro

Votes: 5,337

11. Terrifier 2 (2022)

Not Rated | 138 min | Horror

59 Metascore

After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to the timid town of Miles County where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.

Director: Damien Leone | Stars: Lauren LaVera, Kailey Hyman, Jenna Kanell, David Howard Thornton

Votes: 27,495

12. Soft & Quiet (2022)

R | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

82 Metascore

Playing out in real time, an elementary school teacher organizes a mixer of like-minded women, when she encounters a woman from her past, leading to a volatile chain of events.

Director: Beth de Araújo | Stars: Stefanie Estes, Olivia Luccardi, Dana Millican, Melissa Paulo

Votes: 2,628

13. Crimes of the Future (2022)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

Humans adapt to a synthetic environment, with new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice, Saul Tenser, celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Scott Speedman

Votes: 30,559

14. Nope (2022)

R | 130 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

77 Metascore

The residents of a lonely gulch in inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott

Votes: 193,582

15. You Won't Be Alone (2022)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror

80 Metascore

In an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, a young girl is kidnapped and then transformed into a witch by an ancient spirit.

Director: Goran Stolevski | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Alice Englert, Anamaria Marinca, Sara Klimoska

Votes: 7,579

16. Watcher (I) (2022)

R | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

A young American woman moves with her husband to Bucharest, and begins to suspect that a stranger who watches her from the apartment building across the street may be a local serial killer decapitating women.

Director: Chloe Okuno | Stars: Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman, Burn Gorman, Tudor Petrut

Votes: 26,762

17. Hatching (2022)

91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

75 Metascore

A young gymnast, who tries desperately to please her demanding mother, discovers a strange egg. She hides it and keeps it warm, but when it hatches, what emerges shocks them all.

Director: Hanna Bergholm | Stars: Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä, Jani Volanen, Reino Nordin

Votes: 10,456

18. Prey (I) (2022)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

71 Metascore

Naru, a skilled warrior of the Comanche Nation, fights to protect her tribe against one of the first highly-evolved Predators to land on Earth.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, Stormee Kipp

Votes: 196,508

19. What Josiah Saw (2021)

120 min | Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

A family with buried secrets reunite at a farmhouse after two decades to pay for their past sins.

Director: Vincent Grashaw | Stars: Robert Patrick, Nick Stahl, Scott Haze, Kelli Garner

Votes: 2,596

20. The Black Phone (2021)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

65 Metascore

After being abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, a 13-year-old boy starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer's previous victims.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Davies

Votes: 148,103 | Gross: $90.12M

21. The Innocents (2021)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

79 Metascore

During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren't looking. In this original and gripping supernatural thriller, playtime takes a dangerous turn.

Director: Eskil Vogt | Stars: Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf, Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim

Votes: 16,976

22. The Cursed (2021)

R | 111 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

62 Metascore

In rural 19th-century France, a mysterious, possibly supernatural menace threatens a small village. John McBride, a pathologist, comes to town to investigate the danger - and exorcise some of his own demons in the process.

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly, Alistair Petrie, Roxane Duran

Votes: 11,871

23. Malignant (I) (2021)

R | 111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

51 Metascore

Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Michole Briana White

Votes: 93,326

24. Titane (2021)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years.

Director: Julia Ducournau | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Garance Marillier, Laïs Salameh

Votes: 47,507

25. Last Night in Soho (2021)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

65 Metascore

An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something darker.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg

Votes: 142,114

26. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

53 Metascore

The Warrens investigate a murder that may be linked to a demonic possession.

Director: Michael Chaves | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ruairi O'Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook

Votes: 118,555 | Gross: $65.63M

27. Lamb (2021)

R | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

68 Metascore

A childless couple discovers a mysterious newborn on their farm in Iceland.

Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Ingvar Sigurdsson

Votes: 30,060

28. You Are Not My Mother (2021)

93 min | Drama, Horror

74 Metascore

In a North Dublin housing estate Char's mother goes missing. When she returns Char is determined to uncover the truth of her disappearance and unearth the dark secrets of her family.

Director: Kate Dolan | Stars: Hazel Doupe, Carolyn Bracken, Paul Reid, Jade Jordan

Votes: 4,208

29. The Sadness (2021)

TV-MA | 99 min | Horror

68 Metascore

A young couple trying to reunite amid a city ravaged by a plague that turns its victims into deranged, bloodthirsty sadists.

Director: Rob Jabbaz | Stars: Berant Zhu, Regina Lei, Ying-Ru Chen, Tzu-Chiang Wang

Votes: 13,468

30. Freaky (2020)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

67 Metascore

After swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer, a high-school senior discovers that she has fewer than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Celeste O'Connor, Misha Osherovich

Votes: 61,002

31. A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, John Krasinski

Votes: 235,138 | Gross: $160.07M

32. Possessor (2020)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

An agent works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies - ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.

Director: Brandon Cronenberg | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rossif Sutherland

Votes: 37,961

33. The Invisible Man (I) (2020)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

72 Metascore

When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Director: Leigh Whannell | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge

Votes: 231,641 | Gross: $70.41M

34. The Night House (2020)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

A widow begins to uncover her recently deceased husband's disturbing secrets.

Director: David Bruckner | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Evan Jonigkeit

Votes: 56,134

35. The Call (2020)

TV-MA | 112 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Two people live in different times. Seo-Yeon lives in the present and Young-Sook lives in the past. One phone call connects the two, and their lives are changed irrevocably.

Director: Chung-Hyun Lee | Stars: Park Shin-Hye, Jeon Jong-seo, Kim Sung-ryung, Lee El

Votes: 34,618

36. The Dark and the Wicked (2020)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

72 Metascore

On a secluded farm in a nondescript rural town, a man is slowly dying. His family gathers to mourn, and soon a darkness grows, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that something evil is taking over the family.

Director: Bryan Bertino | Stars: Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., Julie Oliver-Touchstone, Lynn Andrews

Votes: 18,155

37. His House (2020)

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.

Director: Remi Weekes | Stars: Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba, Matt Smith

Votes: 43,413

38. The Hunt (II) (2020)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

50 Metascore

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen - for a very specific purpose - The Hunt.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz, Wayne Duvall

Votes: 116,790

39. Hunter Hunter (2020)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

61 Metascore

Joseph and his family live in the remote wilderness as fur trappers, but their tranquility is threatened when they think they are being hunted by the return of a rogue wolf, and Joseph leaves them behind to track it.

Director: Shawn Linden | Stars: Camille Sullivan, Summer H. Howell, Devon Sawa, Nick Stahl

Votes: 11,400

40. Relic (2020)

R | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

77 Metascore

A daughter, mother and grandmother are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family's home.

Director: Natalie Erika James | Stars: Robyn Nevin, Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote, Steve Rodgers

Votes: 27,536

41. The Platform (2019)

TV-MA | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

73 Metascore

A vertical prison with one cell per level. Two people per cell. Only one food platform and two minutes per day to feed. An endless nightmare trapped in The Hole.

Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia | Stars: Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan, Emilio Buale

Votes: 231,612

42. Saint Maud (2019)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

83 Metascore

A pious nurse becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient.

Director: Rose Glass | Stars: Morfydd Clark, Caoilfhionn Dunne, Jennifer Ehle, Marcus Hutton

Votes: 39,391

43. Midsommar (2019)

R | 148 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery