Are you a big-time horror movie fan? Wondering which horror movie to watch on Netflix? Are you having a hard time deciding what the top horror movies on Netflix are? Want to watch horror movies and feel the thrill? But really can’t decide? If the answer to all the questions mentioned above is a ‘YES!’, then we got it sorted for you. You have landed on the right blog. We have a list of Top 10 Horror Movies on Netflix. Now you can finally decide which one can give you most of the chills, just saying.

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The Shining (1980) – TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES ON NETFLIX

The Shining is one of the most horrifying movies. The director Stanley Kubrick used to be one of the greatest filmmakers in the world of cinema. The movie revolves around a family who ends up getting stuck in an isolated hotel off season. Where Jack Nicholson playing the father is persuaded by the sinister influence. Out of madness he starts committing dark violent sins. This makes him a threat to his wife & psychic son. Whereas his son encounters strange visions & occurrences. The Shining is one old movie that dates back in 1980 but you really cannot miss this one out. This movie tops the horror movie list with 8.4 as its IMDb rating. It is a must watch. Therefore, it is one of the TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES ON NETFLIX.

A Quiet Place (2018)

This is a 2018 horror movie directed by John Krasinski. In the movie you can see the family trying to hide from strange creatures. The super sensitive hearing nature of the creatures make them chase anything and everything it can hear. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are playing the couple. The couple do everything to keep their children safe from the supernatural beings. The family lives in utter silence to avoid the dangerous creatures reaching them. The movie justifies its name ‘A Quiet Place’. It has an IMDb rating of 7.5. We are sure this movie is a cherry on the cake to those who get thrilled by horror movies.

Sinister (2012)

Sinister is directed by Scott Derrickson. Ethan Hawke is playing the protagonist Ellison Oswalt who is a crime writer. Ellison moves into a new house with his family where a murder had taken place earlier. He put his hands into the murder research in hope to write a thrilling book. But later finds out much more than he bargained for. He also finds out the supernatural twist to the murder. Now the question is, does he regret moving into that house with his family? With an IMDb rating of 6.8, you will just not get enough of this movie. This movie is currently streaming on Netflix.



Bird Box is a horror thriller revolving around a scary situation where a mother fled with her children for their safety. The mother tries to save her children from supernatural activities. The mystery tells only one thing, “If you see it, you die”. So they have to go blind folded. Weird, right? But did the woman really have the strength? Did she really find a safe place for her children? Watch the movie now on Netflix to find out. Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock is playing the mother. The movie premiered in 2018 and achieved an IMDb rating of 6.6. The director of Bird box is Susanne Bier who has also won an Emmy award. 

Hush (2016)

A 1 hour 27 minute long horror movie that can be currently accessed on Netflix. This movie revolves around a writer, Maddie, who sneaks out to the woods to live a solitary life. But little did she know that she has to live in “Hush” to save herself from a killer. Kate Siegel is playing Maddie, a deaf and mute woman. Meningitis took her senses away. She moves to wood with her cat to lead a simple life as an author. Hush is directed by Mike Flanagan. Premiered back in 2016 and got an IMDB rating of 6.6. This movie will definitely give you chills. One of the TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES ON NETFLIX.

Gerald’s Game (2017)

A horror movie based on a married couple who faces the unfortunate events on their little escape to a lake house. On their holiday, the husband Gerald Burlingame dies unexpectedly. And the wife Jessie Burlingame finds herself handcuffed to her bed. Jessie struggles to find an escape for her survival. But is stuck in a complicated situation of fighting her inner demons. The couple is played by Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood. The movie is directed by Mike Flanagan that premiered in 2017. This horror movie which is streaming on Netflix has an IMDb rating of 6.6. The movie is based on a novel by Stephen King. 

The Awakening (2011)

This horror movie is definitely going to give you chills. In this movie you can find out author Florence Cathcart played by Rebecca Hall exposing supernatural hoaxes. And helps police to make arrests. The movie revolves around the events and grief of World War 1 in England. Florence travels to Cumbria to unfold a ghost story in a school after she gets the tip from Robert Mallery. Robert Mallery played by Dominic West is a stranger to Florence. Florence finds herself stuck in that school with Robert, Maud and Tom. She discovers unexplained events leaving her horrified. Maud Hill and Tom Hill are played by Imelda Staunton and Isaac Hempstead Wright respectively. This movie is directed by Nick Murphy. Talking about the rating, The Awakening banged 6.5 on IMDB.


A horror movie with 6.5 IMDb rating is a supernatural mystery. It is a story of a sister Kaylie Russell who tries to exonerate her brother who convicted for murder. The brother Tim Russell gets convicted for their father Alan Russell’s murder who killed their mother. Kaylie tries to prove that the murder was a supernatural act. Tim ends up in a mental asylum after the murder. After his discharge Kaylie convinces him to help her destroy a mirror. Kaylie believes that the mirror is the reason for her tragic life. The movie is directed by Mike Flanagan. Kaylie is played by Karen Gillen and Tim by Brenton Thwaites. Alan is played by Rory Cochrane whereas the mother Marie is played by Katee Sackhoff. To find out what the sister-brother duo does with the mirror, log in to Netflix now.

The Ritual (2017)

This horror movie tells the story of a group of friends who reunite for a trip. Unfortunately, they take a wrong turn and end up spending a night in an abandoned gloomy house. The real horror starts when they find out that the forest that they’re stuck in has an evil story. These evil spirits stalk them. This haunted story takes place in Sweden. What happens next? Do they escape? Or do they have to give in? Find out the answers to these questions on Netflix. The Ritual got a rating of 6.3 on IMDB. And is directed by David Bruckner. 


The story of this horror movie revolves around Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) travelling to a shady island. In order to save his sister who is kidnapped by a sinister cult, Richardson is ready to do anything. He travels to an isolated island where he finds out the evil secret of this cult. Richardson tried to dig out the truth and left no coin unturned. You can find out what he finds by watching this movie which is currently streaming on Netflix. Apostle premiered in 2018 and was rated a 6.3 on IMDB. This story has its own way of leaving you thrilled. A must watch movie directed by Gareth Evans. 

Some Other Best Horror Movies on Netflix

  • Sabrina (2018)
  • The Invitation (2015)
  • Veronica (2017)
  • The Possession (2012)
  • Eerie (2018)
  • The Nun (2018)
  • The Open House (2018)
  • Mark of the Devil (2020)
  • House Wax (2005)
  • Little Evil (2017)

Well, these were the Top 10 Horror Movies on Netflix that we picked for you. We are sure you are going to have a great deal of chills watching these. Don’t think too much now, we made it easier for you. Go stream into Netflix for more! And Hey! Do not forget to tell us what you think about these movies in the comment section below.

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