Top 10 Horror Movies On Netflix

If you’re a horror movie aficionado craving thrilling experiences, get ready to scream loud with bloodcurdling flick experiences.

Though Netflix has a phenomenal archive of scary movies that can raise your hair while you watch them alone or with family, you may get confused about which movie to watch first.

His House His House
Creep 2 Creep 2
Under The Shadow Under The Shadow
Jaws Jaws
The Old Ways The Old Ways
Pan;s Labyrinth MUBI Pan;s Labyrinth MUBI
Sweetheart Sweetheart
Cam Cam
Hush Hush
Gerald's Game Gerald's Game

If you don’t intend to waste hours searching on the internet websites for the best scary movies streaming on Netflix, your search is finally over.

I’ve curated 10 horror movies streaming on Netflix right now.

Before delving into that, let me assure you that the list is based on ratings from eminent websites such as IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

In addition, this list is my personal opinion, and it can vary according to your taste and preferences.

Let’s dig into the top ten horror movies streaming on Netflix!

10. Gerald’s Game (2017)

Release Date2017
CastCarla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia
DirectorMike Flanagan
GenreDrama, Horror, Thriller

In ”Gerald’s Game,” the harmless kinky game between a married couple in a remote retreat suddenly turns into a harrowing fight for survival.

The wife is left handcuffed to her bed with no hope of rescue right after she accidentally kills her husband.

The movie’s director, Mike Flanagan, did what many believed impossible: He adapted Stephen King’s novel Gerald’s Game for the big screen.

Gerald’s Game proves that incredibly complex stories can also turned into haunting horror works.

The movie stars Carla Gugino as Jessie, Bruce Greenwood as Gerald, Henry Thomas as Tom, and Carel Struycken as Moonlight Man.

9. Hush (2016)

Release Date2016
CastJohn Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco
DirectorMike Flanagan
GenreHorror, Thriller

Another Mike Flanagan-directed movie graces our list.

In this movie, Maddie Young, a deaf woman who lives alone in an isolated cottage in the woods, gets attacked by a terrifying mask-wearing attacker who breaks into her haven, turning her calm existence into a nightmare.

The movie Hush (2016) stars John Gallagher Jr. as The Man, Kate Siegel as Maddie, Michael Trucco as John, and Samantha Sloyan as Sarah.

8. Cam (2018)

Release Date2018
CastMadeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters
DirectorDaniel Goldhaber
GenreDrama, Horror, Mystery

In Daniel Goldhaber’s 2018 paranoid horror techno-thriller, ”Cam,” an erotic webcam performer, Alice, with her own principles, falls victim to identity theft.

After she finds all her followers have been stolen by her lookalike clone and pushed the sexual envelope further, she is determined to destroy her life.

The film stars Madeline Brewer as Alice, Patch Darragh as Tinker, Melora Walters as Lynne, and Devin Druid as Jordan.

7. Sweetheart (2019)

Release Date2019
CastKiersey Clemons, Emory Cohen, Hanna Mangan Lawrence
DirectorJ.D. Dillard
GenreAdventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

After an accident, Jenn finds herself on the shore of a small, uninhabited tropical island. Her situation turns bad to worse when she realizes a mysterious creature is hunting at night.

Later, she realizes she’s not alone on the island. She fights back for her own survival with skin and bone to keep herself safe against the evil creature that emerges each night.

Sweetheart stars Emory Cohen as Lucas, Kiersey Clemons as Jenn, and Hanna Mangan Lawrence as Mia.

6. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

Release Date2006
CastIvana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López
DirectorGuillermo del Toro
GenreDrama, Fantasy, War

Pan’s Labyrinth” is a beautiful and exhilarating fairy tale for grown-ups. It blends the horrors of reality and fantasy into fascinating tales.

In 1944, Falangist Spain, a girl fascinated with fairy tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless Spanish army captain.

At night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the labyrinth’s center and tells her she’s a princess, for which she has to validate her royalty by surviving gruesome tasks.

Guillermo del Toro directed the movie ”Pan’s Labyrinth” which features Sergi López as Vidal, Maribel Verdú as Mercedes, Ivana Baquero as Ofelia, Álex Angulo as Doctor Ferreiro.

5. The Old Ways (2020)

Release Date2020
CastBrigitte Kali Canales, Andrea Cortés, Julia Vera
DirectorChristopher Alender
GenreDrama, Fantasy, Horror

A wicked demonic possession movie directed by Christopher Alender is able to cast a gripping spell on its audiences.

The movie’s storyline takes place deep in the Veracruz jungles, where Mexican-American journalist Cristina Lopez is held captive by a mysterious witch doctor while she travels to her ancestral home in Veracruz to investigate a story of sorcery and healing.

The Old Ways starr Brigitte Kali Canales as Cristina, Andrea Cortes as Miranda, Julia Vera as Luz, and Sal Lopez as Javi.

4. Jaws (1975)

Release Date1975
CastRoy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
DirectorSteven Spielberg
GenreAdventure, Mystery, Thirller

To this date, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 film ”Jaws” has remained a benchmark for modern blockbuster thrills.

In the New England tourist town of Amity Island, Brody discovers the shark attack victim, and after this incident, his goal to close the beaches to swimmers begins.

The dead boy’s mother puts out a bounty reward on the shark after a predator shark kills her young boy.

Soon, the Island is swamped with amateur hunters and fishermen hoping to cash the reward. Quint, Brody, and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute begin their thriller, mysterious adventure on the sea to hunt the Great White shark.

Jaws (1975) is a must-watch horror movie starring Roy Scheider as Brody, Robert Shaw as Quint, Richard Dreyfuss as Hooper, and Lorraine Gary as Ellen Brody.

3. Under The Shadow (2016)

Release Date2016
CastNarges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi
DirectorBabak Anvari
GenreDrama, Fantasy, Horror

In the Babak Anvari-directed movie ”Under The Shadow,” Shideh, the former leftist medical student, gets refused enrollment in medical school due to being “politically active” during Iran’s Cultural Revolution.

Later on, she is imprisoned and threatened for walking outside without her husband or a head scarf.

After her husband (Dr. Iraj) gets drafted into the Iranian military against his will, she and her daughter, Dorsa, are left alone in the apartment.

After a missile hits Shideh’s building during the Islamic post-revolutionary Iran-Iraq War, a superstitious neighbor suggests that the missile was cursed and might be carrying malevolent Middle-Eastern spirits.

Shideh’s daughter loves her doll, Kimia, but she also fears Djinns (the devil). Soon, Shideh reads about Djinns and finds an evil entity in the apartment. Further, she must find Kimia, who gets lost; otherwise, her daughter will be in danger.

The movie stars Narges Rashidi as Shideh, Avin Manshadi as Dorsa, Bobby Naderi as Iraj, and Ray Haratian as Mr. Ebrahimi.

2. Creep 2 (2017)

Release Date2017
CastKaran Soni, Mark Duplass, Desiree Akhavan
DirectorPatrick Brice
GenreCrime, Drama, Horror

Creep 2 (2017) is a sequel to 2014’s found-footage horror movie Creep. It is packed with laughs, awkwardness, and unsettling terror.

Patrick Brice directed the crime-horror movie, which stars Mark Duplass as Aaron, Karan Soni as Dave, Patrick Brice as Old Aaron, and Desiree Akhavan as Sara.

In the movie, after discovering an ad online for video work, Sara, a video artist, thinks she might have found the subject of her dreams.

She then drives to a remote house in the forest and meets a man (a self-proclaimed serial killer). Sara’s decision to spend the day with him turns out to be her biggest mistake, as she realizes she may have dug herself into a hole she can’t escape.

1. His House (2020)

Release Date2020
CastSope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba
DirectorRemi Weekes
GenreDrama, Thriller, Horror

Remi Weekes’s directed movie His House (2020) tells the horrifying story of a young refugee Majur couple struggling to adjust to their new life in a haunted house belonging to the British government in a small English town after making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan.

His House has a horror story premise that stars Wunmi Mosaku as Rial Majur, Sope Dirisu as Bol Majur, and Matt Smith as Mark Essworth.


S.NOMovie TitleRotten Tomatoes Rating
1His House (2020)100%
2Creep 2 (2017)100%
3Under The Shadow (2016)99%
4Jaws (1975)97%
5The Old Ways (2020)95%
6Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)95%
7Sweetheart (2019)93%
8Cam (2018)93%
9Hush (2016)93%
10Gerald’s Game (2017)91%


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