Best Horror Movies of The Decade (2010-2020) According To Popularity and User Ratings

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Best Horror films of last decade

New year has arrived and definitely we would like to forget the previous year (2020) like a horrible dream. However, if we talk about horror movies, 2020 was not that bad. It was pretty bad for Marvel thought, but hopefully 2021 may bring luck to Marvel with their newly announced titles like WandaVision, Doctor Strange 2 and many others.

Alright, today we have come here to help you find the best horror movies of the decade (2010-2020) as per popularity and genuine user ratings. We have listed 50 such movies which released in theaters and online platforms in the last decade.

When we talk about horror movies, we think about Annabelle series of movies or Conjuring. When I was young I used to think about Evil Dead though. Let me tell you that, not all horror movies involve a ghost, however there must be an evil and that may be in the form of anything. I mean not necessarily the evil should have horns or big yellow teeth.

So, we filtered the best movies out of thousands from the “Horror” genre based on popularity, user ratings (IMDb). Please use the thumb-vote button to rate the movies further.


The Crazies 2010

1. The Crazies

Director: Breck Eisner

Release: 2010

An unusual poisonous virus enters a quaint farming town after a strange and insecure plane crash. A young couple is being quarantined, but with the aid of a couple of strangers, they are struggling for life.

Cast: Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson

IMDb Rating: 6.5


Let me in 2010

2. Let Me In

Director: Matt Reeves

Release: 2010

A bullied teenage boy makes friends with a young female vampire who lives with her guardian in secret.

Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono

IMDb Rating: 7.1


Insidious 2010

3. Insidious

Director: James Wan

Release: 2010

In a world called The Further, a family tries to prevent evil spirits from capturing their comatose boy.

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye

IMDb Rating: 6.8


The cabin in the woods

4. The Cabin in the Woods

Director: Drew Goddard

Release: 2011

Five friends head to a remote cabin for a vacation, where they get more than they bargained for, finding the reality in the woods behind the cabin.

Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

IMDb Rating: 7.0


Take Shelter 2011

5. Take Shelter

Director: Jeff Nichols

Release: 2011

A young husband and father, troubled by a series of dystopian dreams, asks whether to shield his family from a coming hurricane, or from himself.

Cast: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Tova Stewart

IMDb Rating: 7.4


You're Next

6. You’re Next

Director: Adam Wingard

Release: 2011

The gang of enigmatic murderers quickly discovers that one of the victims harbors a latent talent for fighting back when the Davison family comes under threat during their wedding anniversary getaway.

Cast: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Nicholas Tucci

IMDb Rating: 6.6


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Frankenweenie 2012

7. Frankenweenie

Director: Tim Burton

Release: 2012

When a boy’s favorite dog unexpectedly dies, with a powerful scientific experiment, he tries to bring the canine back to life.

Cast: Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau

IMDb Rating: 6.9


Sinister 2012

8. Sinister (2012)

Director: Scott Derrickson

Release: 2012

In his new home, Washed-up true crime writer Ellison Oswalt discovers a box of super 8 home videos that show that the murder he is now solving is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Thompson

IMDb Rating: 6.8


World War Z

9. World War Z

Director: Marc Forster

Release: 2013

In a race against time to combat a zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and democracies and threatening to kill civilization itself, former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the globe.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale

IMDb Rating: 7.0


Evil Dead 2013

10. Evil Dead (2013)

Director: Fede Alvarez

Release: 2013

Five friends head to a remote lodge, where the discovery of the Book of the Dead allows them to unintentionally summon spirits dwelling in the surrounding forests.

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor

IMDb Rating: 6.5


The Conjuring 2013

11. The Conjuring

Director: James Wan

Release: 2013

Ed and Lorraine Warren, ghost detectives, collaborate to support a family terrorized in their farmhouse by a supernatural presence.

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor

IMDb Rating: 7.5


Warm Bodies

12. Warm Bodies

Director: Jonathan Levine

Release: 2013

The two form a friendship that sets in motion events that could change the entire lifeless world, after an extremely unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack.

Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton

IMDb Rating: 6.8


Best Horror Movies of The Decade (2010-2020) According To Popularity and User Ratings

13. The Call (2013)

Director: Brad Anderson

Release: 2013

As a veteran 911 operator receives a life-altering call from a young girl who has just been kidnapped, she discovers that in order to save the girl’s life, she must face a murderer from her past.

Cast: Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut

IMDb Rating: 6.7


Insidious Chapter two

14. Insidious: Chapter 2 

Director: James Wan

Release: 2013

The Lamberts believe that the ghosts that have plagued their families have been overcome by them, but they soon learn that darkness is not so easily beaten.

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye

IMDb Rating: 6.6


Oculus

15. Oculus

Director: Mike Flanagan

Release: 2013

By proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon, a woman attempts to exonerate her brother, who has been accused of murder.

Cast: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff, Rory Cochrane

IMDb Rating: 6.5


Coherence

16. Coherence

Director: James Ward Byrkit

Release: 2013

On an evening where a comet is traveling overhead, odd things appear to happen when a group of friends assemble for a dinner party.

Cast: Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Elizabeth Gracen

IMDb Rating: 7.2


Stonehearst Asylum

17. Stonehearst Asylum

Director: Brad Anderson

Release: 2014

A graduate of Oxford University takes up a position in a mental hospital, only to point out that the “revolutionary” new therapies are inhumane, and that more is happening than the eye meets.

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson

IMDb Rating: 6.8


It Follows 2014

18. It Follows

Director: David Robert Mitchell

Release: 2014

A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

Cast: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe

IMDb Rating: 6.8


Bone Tomahawk

19. Bone Tomahawk

Director: S. Craig Zahler

Release: 2015

An aging sheriff and his posse set out in the waning days of the Old West to save the doctor of their town from cannibalistic cave dwellers.

Cast: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins

IMDb Rating: 7.1


Crimson Peak

20. Crimson Peak

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Release: 2015

An ambitious author is caught between passion for her best friend and the lure of an enigmatic stranger in the wake of a family tragedy. She is carried away to a house that breathes, bleeds — and remembers, seeking to shake the ghosts of her childhood.

Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam

IMDb Rating: 6.5


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Green Room

21. Green Room

Director: Jeremy Saulnier

Release: 2015

Since discovering a murder at a neo-Nazi Skinhead pub, a punk rock band is compelled to struggle for life.

Cast: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewart

IMDb Rating: 7.0


The Witch 2015

22. The Witch

Director: Robert Eggers

Released: 2015

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession. The Witch: A New England Folktale is a period drama.

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings

IMDb Rating: 6.9


10 Cloverfield Lane

23. 10 Cloverfield Lane

Director: Dan Trachtenberg

Release: 2016

Since getting into a car crash, a woman is held in a shelter by a man who believes that a widespread chemical attack is impacting the outside world.

Cast: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin

IMDb Rating: 7.2


The conjuring 2

24. The Conjuring 2

Director: James Wan

Release: 2016

In order to help a single mother raise four children alone in a house haunted by a dark spirit, Ed and Lorraine Warren move to North London.

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O’Connor

IMDb Rating: 7.3


Don't Breathe

25. Don’t Breathe

Director: Fede Alvarez

Release: 2016

A trio of robbers, planning to walk away with a huge fortune, bust into the house of a blind man who is not as powerless as he looks.

Cast: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto

IMDb Rating: 7.1


Split 2016

26. Split (2016)

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Released: 2016

Three girls are abducted by a man diagnosed with 23 different identities. Before the imminent appearance of a frightful new 24th, they must seek to flee.

Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

IMDb Rating: 7.3


Hush

27. Hush

Director: Mike Flanagan

Release: 2016

When a masked killer arrives at her window, a deaf and blind writer who fled into the woods to live a lonely life must struggle in silence for her life.

Cast: John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan

IMDb Rating: 6.6


It Chapter 1

28. IT: Chapter 1

Director: Andy Muschietti

Released: 2017

A group of bullying kids join together in the summer of 1989 to kill a shape-shifting creature that disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of their little Maine place, Derry.

Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis

IMDb Rating: 7.3


Gerald's Game

29. Gerald’s Game

Director: Mike Flanagan

Release: 2017

In a small lake home, a couple tries to spice their marriage up. The wife is left chained to their bed frame after the husband dies suddenly and must try to survive and break free.

Cast: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia, Carel Struycken

IMDb Rating: 6.6


Get Out 2017

30. Get Out

Director: Jordan Peele

Released: 2017

This weekend, a young African-American visits the parents of his white girlfriend, where his simmering uneasiness over his acceptance finally hits a boiling point.

Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

IMDb Rating: 7.7


Mother 2017

31. Mother! 

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Release: 2017

When uninvited visitors arrive at their house, a couple’s relationship is checked, disturbing their peaceful life.

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

IMDb Rating: 6.6


Annabelle Creation

32. Annabelle: Creation

Director: David F. Sandberg

Release: 2017

Twelve years after their little girl’s tragic death, a doll-maker and his wife invited a nun and other girls into their home from a closed orphanage, where they became the subject of the doll-own maker’s production, Annabelle.

Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Samara Lee, Miranda Otto, Brad Greenquist

IMDb Rating: 6.5


Happy Death day 2017

33. Happy Death Day

Director: Christopher Landon

Release: 2017

In a loop that will only stop after she learns the name of her murderer, a college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again.

Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken

IMDb Rating: 6.6


Life 2017

34. Life

Director: Daniel Espinosa

Release: 2017

A team of scientists on board the International Space Station are discovering a quickly shifting mode of life that has caused Mars to become extinct and is now threatening all life on Earth.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada

IMDb Rating: 6.6


The Killing of a Sacred Deer

35. The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Released: 2017

After his world begins to fall apart, Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is compelled to make an extraordinary choice when the actions of a young boy he has taken under his wing turns menacing.

Cast: Barry G. Bernson, Herb Caillouet, Bill Camp, Raffey Cassidy

IMDb Rating: 7.0


Suspiria

36. Suspiria 

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Release: 2018

At the heart of a world-renowned dance studio, a darkness swirls, one that will surround the artistic director, an energetic young dancer, and a sorrowful psychotherapist. Some are going to succumb to this vision. Others will wake up eventually.

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick, Malgorzata Bela

IMDb Rating: 6.8


Halloween 2018

37. Halloween

Director: David Gordon Green

Release: 2018

Laurie Strode confronts Michael Myers, her long-time rival, the masked figure who has haunted her four decades ago after she barely avoided his Halloween night killing spree.

Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney

IMDb Rating: 6.5


Bird Box

38. Bird Box

Director: Susanne Bier

Released: 2018

A woman and her two kids make a desperate attempt to find safety 5 years after an ominous unknown force pushes much of humanity to suicide.

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson

IMDB Rating: 6.6


Overlord

39. Overlord 

Director: Julius Avery

Release: 2018

A small group of American soldiers find horror behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day.

Cast: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, Pilou Asbæk

IMDb Rating: 6.6


A Quiet Place

40. A Quiet Place

Director: John Krasinski

Released: 2018

A family is compelled to live in isolation in a post-apocalyptic world while fleeing from ultra-sensitive-hearing predators.

Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

IMDb Rating: 7.5


Hereditary

41. Hereditary

Director: Ari Aster

Released: 2018

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing incidents.

Cast: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

IMDb Rating: 7.3


Best Horror Movies of The Decade (2010-2020) According To Popularity and User Ratings

42. Zombieland: Double Tap

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Released: 2019

As they face advanced undead, fellow refugees, and the rising pains of the snarky makeshift family, Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock travel to the American heartland.

Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin

IMDb Rating: 6.7


Doctor Sleep

43. Doctor Sleep 

Director: Mike Flanagan

Released: 2019

A now-adult Dan Torrance, years after the events of The Shining (1980), must shield a young girl with identical abilities from a cult known as The True Knot, which uses children with powers to stay invincible.

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis

IMDb Rating: 7.3


Us 2019

44. Us (2019)

Director: Jordan Peele

Released: 2019

The doppelgängers emerge and threaten to terrorize a family’s beach holiday and it goes out of control.

Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker

IMDb Rating: 6.8


IT Chapter two

45. IT : Chapter Two

Director: Andy Muschietti

Released: 2019

The Losers Club grew up and moved on, twenty-seven years after their first brush with the frightening Pennywise, when they were dragged alive by a shocking phone call.

Cast: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa

IMDb Rating: 6.5


Ready Or Not

46. Ready or Not

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Released: 2019

The wedding night of a bride takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws compel her to take part in a scary game.

Cast: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny

IMDb Rating: 6.8


The Lighthouse

47. The Lighthouse

Director: Robert Eggers

Released: 2019

Although living on a small and enigmatic New England island in the 1890s, two lighthouse keepers struggle to preserve their sanity.

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman, Logan Hawkes

IMDb Rating: 7.5


Midsommar 2019 Horror

48. Midsommar

Director: Ari Aster

Released: 2019

A young American couple with a friendship on the edge of falling apart are Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor). But after a family loss holds them together, a mourning Dani invites herself on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a small Swedish village to visit Christian and his friends. When the insular East-European villagers welcome their visitors to engage in celebrations that make the scenic paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally unsettling, what starts as a carefree summer holiday in a place of everlasting sunshine takes a sinister turn.

Cast: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper

IMDb Rating: 7.1


The Invisible Man

49. The Invisible Man

Director: Leigh Whannell

Released: 2020

She assumes his death was a hoax because Cecilia’s cruel ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune. Cecilia works to prove that she is being pursued by someone nobody can see, when a sequence of coincidences become deadly.

Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge

IMDb Rating: 7.1


The Hunt

50. The Hunt (2020)

Director: Craig Zobel

Released: 2020

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They have no idea where they are, or how they have gotten there. They don’t know that they’ve selected The Chase for a very special reason.

Cast: Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz, Wayne Duvall

IMDb Rating: 6.5


Escape Room: Tournament of Champions - Wikipedia

50. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

Release: 16 July, 2021 (Netflix)

Survivors of earlier escape rooms will find themselves loaded with lethal traps in a new and increasingly complex game. Six people are imprisoned inadvertently in a succession of escape rooms, unveiling their common grounds for survival progressively. They will soon find they everyone played the game with the two original survivors.

Cast: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll

IMDb Rating: 6.5


We conclude the list of 50 most popular and high rated Horror Movies of past decade (2010-2020). Hope you enjoy the list and let us know your thoughts on comments section.

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