Best Horror Movies to Watch on Netflix in 2023 [February] – The Conjuring, Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil, and more

Do you want to indulge in the world of horror and thrill? Well, here is a list of some amazing horror movies of all time that you can stream on the online streaming platform Netflix. This list incorporates some of the best classic horror films of all time be it the lasts modern horror drama or the periodic drama. These movies have managed to hit the screens and win the heart of the audience because of their incredible storyline and horrific details. We will also be talking about each of these 20 movies followed by a quick description of the plot, the director’s name, the duration of the film, cast members, the year of release, and much more. Continue reading this article to find out more about the top horror movies on Netflix.

All-time Best Horror Movies to Watch on Netflix

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Movie IMDB Rating Year of Release
The Conjuring 7.5 2013
The Mist 7.1 2007
Fear Street Part 2: 1978 6.7 2021
Fear Street Part Three: 1666 6.6 2021
Resident Evil 6.6 2002
Hush 6.6 2016
Gerald’s game 6.5 2017
Creep 2 6.4 2017
The Creep 6.3 2014
The Babysitter 6.3 2017
Scream 4 6.2 2011
Fear Street Part One: 1994 6.2 2021
Ouija: Origin of Evil 6.2 2016
Eli 5.8 2019
Little Evil 5.7 2017
Unfriended 5.6 2014
Things Heard & Seen 5.3 2021
Choose or Die 4.8 2022
Umma 4.7 2022
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4.7 2022




The Conjuring


The Conjuring is one of the most famous and loved horror movies of all time. The story’s primary focus is put on the Perrons family who move into a farmhouse where they soon start witnessing a series of gruesome and frightening paranormal activities. The family seeks the help of two demonologists named Ed and Lorraine Warren. The entire family and the demonologists try their best to get rid of the evil spirits. The movie was critically acclaimed by the audience and critics worldwide for its frightening theme and display of events.

Release Year: 2013

Director: James Wan

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

Duration: 112 minutes

IMDB Rating: 7.5 


The Mist


The Mist is a 2007 released American Science-fiction horror film. The story features a man named David and his son trapped in a mall along with a few other townspeople. Soon their town gets engulfed and surrounded by a hazy mist which in turn opens the door for deadly creatures craving the blood of anyone in their path. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

Release Year: 2007

Director: Frank Darabont

Cast: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, and Toby Jones.

Duration: 126 minutes

IMDB Rating: 7.1


Fear Street Part 2: 1978


Fear Street Part 2: 1978, being a sequel to Fear Street Part 1: 1978, takes the viewers to another shadyside massacre in 1978. This part depicts the deadly massacre that took place at a summer camp, trying to tell the true story of C. Berman who was there in the first part. The fun summer camp turned into a gruesome and deadly killing ground for the Nightwing. The audience can expect a lot of bloody and violent killings.

Release Year: 2021

Director: Leigh Janiak

Cast: Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins, McCabe Slye, Ted Sutherland, Gillian Jacobs, Kiana Madeira, Benjamin Flores Jr., Olivia Scott Welch, and Chiara Aurelia.

Duration: 110 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.7


Fear Street Part Three: 1666


Fear Street Part Three: 1666 being the continuation of the previously released part one and two traces back to 1666 and trying to tell the true story behind the witch of Shadyside. This movie is a blend of the colonial and modern era, the movie features a deadly witch hunt which resulted in the killings of two innocent girls which lifted the curse of the witch. Thus, the teenagers and the main cast members of Part one, tried to put an end to Shadyside’s deadly curse before it was too late.

Release Year: 2021

Director: Leigh Janiak

Cast: Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman, Gillian Jacobs, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., and Darrell Britt-Gibson.

Duration: 114 minutes 

IMDB Rating: 6.6


Resident Evil


The famous 2002 horror-action film titled Resident Evil is the most incredible horror film of all time. The movie has been critically claimed by the audience and critics for its interesting plot and has managed to remain on the list of top horror movies of all time. The movie’s plot features dangerous flesh-eating zombies. The zombie outbreak was a result of a laboratory virus that had infected hundreds of humans and animals, which caused a genetic change amongst them and changed them into the walking dead. In accordance with the spreading danger, an elite military unit comes into action to take the zombies down before the situation gets worse. 

Release Year: 2002

Director: Paul W. S. Anderson

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, and Colin Salmon.

Duration: 100 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.6




Hush is another incredible work of the famous director Mike Flanagan. The movie features a deaf writer living a solitary life far away from the hustle of the city in the woods. Revolving around the concept of the slasher film, the movies display the attempts of the deaf and mute writer trying to escape the deadly attacks of a masked killer lurking outside her window.

Release Year: 2016

Director: Mike Flanagan

Cast: John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, and Kate Siegel.

Duration: 81 minutes 

IMDB Rating: 6.6


Gerald’s Game


Gerald’s game is a 2017 released American Psychological thriller and horror film featuring a remarkably interesting storyline. The story revolves around a couple who drove to a remote cabin to bring the lacking spark in their relationship. Being handcuffed to the bed Jessie becomes delirious and accidentally kills her husband during foreplay. The movie was based on a novel of the same name by Stephen King. The movie received a lot of positive reviews for the performance of the actors, the direction of the storyline, and its eye-catching plot.

Release Year: 2017

Director: Mike Flanagan

Cast: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Carel Struycken, Henry Thomas, and Kate Siegel.

Duration: 103 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.5


Creep 2


Creep 2 is a sequel to the previously released film Creep in 2014. The sequel features the story of a video artist who visits a creepy man in an isolated cabin and soon realizes that she has made a mistake by coming to the place. Series of disturbing events regarding the creepy man seems to unfold one by one increasing the threats.

Release Year: 2017

Director: Patrick Brice

Cast: Mark Duplass, Desiree Akhavan, and Karan Soni.

Duration: 80 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.4

The Creep



The movie creep happens to be a found footage psychological horror film released in the year 2014. The story revolves around a videographer who after answering an advert on the internet goes to earn some bucks from a one-day job. The videographer visits the dying man and tries to record his last messages but soon uncovers a series of some unsettling incidents after he notices the man’s odd behavior and tries to escape but unfortunately finds himself trapped.

Release Year: 2014

Director: Patrick Brice

Cast: Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice

Duration: 77 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.3 


The Babysitter


The Babysitter revolves around a 12-year-old boy named Cole who had always been in awe of her beautiful babysitter but soon realizes that beauty belonged to a satanic cult of teenagers. Thus, putting his attraction for his babysitter aside, Cole tries to escape the evil of these teenagers who were trying to sacrifice him. The movie featured some disturbing horrific scenes, blood oozing out of bodies, and some deadly murderous attempts. The movie received complimentary reviews from the audience and was renewed for a sequel.

Release Year: 2017

Director: McG

Cast: Samara Weaving, Judah Lewis, Hana Mae Lee, Robbie Amell, and Bella Thorne.

Duration: 85 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.3


Scream 4


Scream 4 is a 2011 released American Horror-thriller film that also happens to be a continuation of the famous Scream franchise. The movie was a blockbuster hit, owing to the original theme of being a slasher film. This part received so many positive reviews from the audience because of its incredible cast and the advancement of the storyline. Sidney, after 10 long years and completing his book tour finally visits her hometown and the place where she faced the tragedy of her life. Sidney, trying to catch up with her old friends and living a new life, had no idea that the lurking danger from her past would soon make a comeback. The terrifying Ghostface makes a comeback to town.

Release Year: 2011

Director: Wes Craven

Cast: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, and Hayden Panettiere.

Duration: 111 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.2


Fear Street Part One: 1994


Fear Street Part One: 1994 is a Netflix horror film featuring a group of teenagers trying to escape the terrors of a deadly town. After a series of deadly killings, a few teenagers tries to go against a dark-demonic force that has been there in their mysterious town for centuries. The movie opens with an incredible scene, which resembled the famous Scream franchise and gave a hint of it being a slasher film but soon the plot evolved, and the story shifted in a different direction. The movie ended with a cliffhanger scene where Deena was attacked by Sam, who was still possessed by the witch. 

Release Year: 2021

Director: Leigh Janiak

Cast: Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Julia Rehwald, Fred Hechinger, Ashley Zukerman, Darrell Britt-Gibson, and Maya Hawke.

Duration: 107 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.2


Ouija: Origin of Evil


Ouija: Origin of Evil is a 2016 released Horror film that managed to win the hearts of the audience with the incredible display of horror and demonic events. The movie unfolds its horror when a widow named Alice and her two daughters uses the Ouija board to help connect with spirits with no knowledge that this incident will cost them their lives. Alice, being unaware of the fact that her youngest daughter has been possessed by one of the spirits, experiences a series of disturbing and frightening incidents. The movie shows some horrific events involving a malevolent spirit and is considered one of the best horror films of all time available on Netflix.

Release Year: 2016

Director: Mike Flanagan

Cast: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso, and Henry Thomas.

Duration: 99 minutes 

IMDB Rating: 6.2




Eli is a 2019 released horror film that is good enough to give goosebumps. The movie revolves around a boy named Eli (played by. Charlie Shotwell) who unfortunately gets trapped in a haunted house. Eli was receiving miraculous treatment for an auto-immune disease that he had been suffering from but soon he realizes the danger engulfing the house that he is living in which is not at all safe from him.

Release Year: 2019

Director: Ciarán Foy

Cast: Kelly Reilly, Sadie Sink, Lili Taylor, Max Martini, and Charlie Shotwell.

Duration: 98 minutes

IMDB Rating: 5.8


Little Evil


Little Evil is a perfect blend of horror and comedy. This 2017 released film displays a newly married man named Gary, who has recently married Samantha, the women he was madly in love with. Little did he know that his new marriage comes with a shocking surprise, Gary soon discovers that his six-year-old stepson might be a spawn of Satan. Fans praised the film for its interesting storyline and managed to give some positive reviews.

Release Year: 2017

Director: Eli Craig

Cast: Evangeline Lilly, Adam Scott, Bridget Everett, Owen Atlas, Kyle Bornheimer, Chris D’Elia, Donald Faison, Carla Gallo, Tyler Labine, Brad Williams, Clancy Brown, and Sally Field.

Duration: 95 minutes

IMDB Rating: 5.7




Unfriended is a 2014 released American Horror-thriller film that happens to be one the most successful and first Screenlife life that was a success amongst the audience. The movie features a group of friends’ video-chatting and becoming the targets of a malicious evil spirit. After the recent death of a classmate, these six friends receive the deadliest shock when their dead classmate appears on the chat screen. The friends were soon caught up in a deadly game of life and death followed by a series of gruesome events.

Release Year: 2014

Director: Leo Gabriadze

Cast: Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson, and Heather Sossaman.

Duration: 83 minutes

IMDB Rating: 5.6


Things Heard & Seen


Things Heard & Seen is a 2021 released film featuring Amanda Seyfried in the lead role. This horror/thriller film displays the story of a young couple who gets entangled in a mysterious plot. After moving to the Hudson Valley with her husband, Catherine, a young artist starts to question her wedding after having some tragic encounters in their new home. She soon finds out that her marriage has a sinister past that is determined to destroy her present. Thus, trying to uncover these darkening secrets and sins, Catherine finds herself in a dangerous position. The movie is a perfect horror- thriller available to watch on Netflix.

Release Year: 2021

Directors: Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini

Cast: Amanda Seyfried and James Norton

Duration: 121 minutes 

IMDB Rating: 5.3


Choose or Die


Choose or Die is a perfect Thriller drama displaying a broke student trying to win an unclaimed prize of 100,000 dollars by playing an obscure 1980s survival computer had no idea that the game was not an ordinary game, and soon the player was not playing the game to win the prize but to save her life. This unsettling horror film shows unexpected horrific incidents related to the demonic game which had murderous tendencies.

Release Year: 2022

Director: Toby Meakins

Cast: Iola Evans, Asa Butterfield, Angela Griffin, Ryan Gage, Joe Bolland, Kate Fleetwood, Ioanna Kimbook, Robert Englund, and Eddie Marsan.

Duration: 84 minutes 

IMDB Rating: 4.8




Umma is a 2022 released Supernatural-thriller film featuring one of the most talented Hollywood Actress Sandra Oh playing the lead character named Amanda. The movie displays a series of supernatural events surrounding Amanda, who tries her best to move ahead in her life keeping her traumatic past experiences aside but after her shifting to an American farm with her daughter, her past comes haunting her upon receiving her mother’s ashes. Amanda resorts to a deadly fight with a dangerous spirit who was trying to capture her body.

 Release Year: 2022

Director: Iris Shim

Cast: Sandra Oh, Fivel Stewart, Dermot Mulroney, Odeya Rush, MeeWha Alana Lee, and Tom Yi.

Duration: 83 minutes

IMDB Rating: 4.7


Texas Chainsaw Massacre


Texas Chainsaw Massacre happens to be the ninth installment in the entire Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise featuring a horror slasher film. This Netflix released film features a group of social media influencers trying to revitalize a deserted town in Texas goes behind the tales of the infamous Leatherface, who happens to be crazy and dangerous serial murderer. The famous killer, Leatherface hides his face behind a human skin mask and makes a deadly comeback threatening the lives of the group of friends. 

Release Year: 2022

Director: David Blue Garcia

Cast: Sarah Yarkin, Elsie Fisher, Mark Burnham, Moe Dunford, Nell Hudson, Jessica Allain, Olwen Fouéré, Jacob Latimore, and Alice Krige.

Duration: 83 minutes 

IMDB Rating: 4.7

That does it for horror movies on Netflix. So which one will you watch today? 


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