Frightening movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant frightening movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out scary, macabre, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening and suspense films and TV shows about / with supernatural, death, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, gory, danger, blood, mentor and monster plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as frightening: The Conjuring (2013), Insidious (2010), The Exorcist (1973), Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015), Ringu (1998), Alien (1979), Mama (2013), Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013), Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016), Orphan (2009).

List of frightening movies

 7.5
 509K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, witch, paranormal investigation, exorcism, paranormal, investigation, fear, supernatural horror, supernatural power, psychic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1971 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, connecticut, usa
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 6.8
 311K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twist ending, frightening, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, nightmare, afterlife, evil spirit, paranormal activity, nightmare comes true, boy, fear, parallel world, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.1
 409K
The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, exorcism, religion, devil, demonic possession, occult, priest, exorcist, supernatural ability, clergy, evil force, demon ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, asia, new york, washington d.c., iraq ...
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Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.
Style: scary, frightening, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, supernatural horror, monster, curses spells and rituals, teenager, family in danger, family problems, supernatural power, psychic, evil spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
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 7.2
 71K
Ringu (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger.
Style: suspenseful, scary, frightening, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, investigation, journalist, curse, woman in danger, back from the dead, violent, mysterious death, supernatural power, dark secret, found footage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 50s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 8.5
 880K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: alien, monster, space travel, space and aliens, female protagonist, deadly creature, spacecraft, evil alien, survival, alien monster, creature, sole survivor ...
Time: future, 22nd century, distant future
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 6.2
 182K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, macabre, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, mother daughter relationship, afterlife, supernatural horror, adoption, children, paranormal activity, revenge, redemption, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, nightmare comes true, fear, demon, child in peril, family, serial killer, boy, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1986
Place: usa
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Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspense, frightening, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, possession, ghost, occult, ouija board, spiritualism, witchcraft, survival, teenager, monster, haunted house, paranormal ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1967
Place: los angeles
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 7.0
 232K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, killer child, orphan, murder, female psychopath, twists and turns, mysterious character, parents and children, murderer, family in danger, serial killer, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
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 6.0
 94K
The Boy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, supernatural, twists and turns, haunted house, nanny, plot twist, violence, mystery, murder, mansion, brutality, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, cannibalism, kidnapping, psychology, crimes, mind game, maniac, fbi, murder investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, maryland, chicago illinois, baltimore, memphis ...
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 6.5
 106K
Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspense, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: zombie, indian burial ground, back from the dead, cat, cemetery, grave robbing, family in danger, death, murder, supernatural, grief, ghost ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
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 7.0
 72K
Fright Night (1985)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nobody believes teenager Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) when he discovers that his suave new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige (Chris Sarandon), is a vampire. So when the bloodsucker starts stalking Charley, he turns to has-been actor Peter Vincent ...
Style: scary, suspense, sexy, frightening, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, mysterious character, teenager, monster, violence, brutality, small town, youth, teenage life, vampire bite, goth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, iowa
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 7.4
 40K
The Haunting (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.
Style: gothic, gothic horror, suspense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, supernatural horror, ghost, lesbian, old dark house, research, obsession, disappearance, lesbianism, parapsychology, isolation ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 20th century, 1870s, 60s
Place: new england, usa, boston
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 5.4
 161K
Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, evil doll, demonic possession, murder, doll, family, demon, self sacrifice, supernatural horror, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, pasadena california
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House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: scary, suspenseful, slasher, rough, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, evil spirit, mental institution, murder, survival, haunted by the past, isolation, serial murder, confined, crimes ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 1930s
Place: los angeles
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 7.3
 272K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, demonic possession, paranormal investigation, single mother, child in peril, psychic, fear, demon, family in danger, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1976, 20th century, year 2003 ...
Place: england, london
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 5.9
 18K
Haunter (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, time loop, afterlife, supernatural, haunted house, rescue, trapped, youth, murder, coming of age, uncover truth, house ...
Time: contemporary, year 1953, 80s, year 1985, year 1983 ...
Place: california, usa, canada
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As Above, So Below (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
Style: dark, suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, underground, catacomb, survival, archaeology, ghost, ancient mystery, confined, treasure hunt, escapades, tunnel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, iran
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 7.0
 46K
Shutter (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 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.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspense, macabre, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, revenge, supernatural, nightmare, car accident, secret lover, photographer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, suicide, dark past, rape, gang rape ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, asia
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Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 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.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, tense, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, death, life & death, teenager, characters killed one by one, survival, destiny, air disaster, disaster, race against time, freak accident, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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 6.1
 95K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, twist ending, macabre, gothic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, doll, murder, supernatural, ventriloquist, small town, investigation, twists and turns, clown, uncover truth, homecoming, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 67K
The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, gothic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, afterlife, boarding school, fear, haunted by the past, investigation, murder, death, teacher, supernatural horror ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one
Place: england, europe, london, britain
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 7.6
 185K
The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: experiment, science, mutant, body horror, scientist, mad scientist, teleportation, mutation, transformation, genetics, laboratory, tragic love ...
Time: 80s
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 4.8
 43K
The Forest (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared.
Style: scary, enigmatic, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, suicide, haunted house, twists and turns, missing person, forest, sisters, mental illness, destiny, family relations, hallucination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
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 7.1
 352K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, twists and turns, investigation, life is a bitch, race against time, urban legend, female protagonist, uncover truth, crimes, parents and children, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: seattle
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Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, paranormal, claustrophobia, abandoned hospital, paranormal investigation, mental institution, monster, maze, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: canada
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 7.2
 49K
The Hitcher (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.
Style: road movie, psychological, suspenseful, macabre, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, desert, insanity, chase, stalking, paranoia, psycho killer, car chase, car, motel, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, california, usa
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 7.6
 368K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, scary, dark ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, afterlife, twists and turns, mysterious character, nightmare, able to see the dead, uncover truth, spiritualism, isolation, supernatural horror ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, english channel, england
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