Top 50 Scariest Movies On Netflix Right Now!

by | May 25, 2021 | 0 comments

From bloodthirsty vampires and devious fae to the dark web, we’ve weeded through the scariest movies on Netflix right now to bring you a fright-night you won’t forget! 

Keep the lights on for these Top 50 Scariest Movies On Netflix!

Note: Because Netflix changes its line up monthly, we’ve included Amazon Prime as another way to watch.

The Forest

#50 The Forest (2016)

Sara Price (Natalie Dormer) goes into Japan’s Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Gothika (2003)

#49 Gothika (2003)

A depressed psychiatrist (Halle Berry)  wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Sinister 2 (2015) Scary Movies On Netflix

#48 Sinister 2 (2015)

We don’t know why Netflix doesn’t have the original, but it doesn’t matter. A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that’s marked for death.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Jason X (2002) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#47 Jason X (2002)

Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

As Above, So Below (2014)

#46 As Above, So Below (2014)

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.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

The Boy (2016)

#45 The Boy (2016)

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Knock Knock (2015)

#44 Knock Knock (2015)

A devoted father helps two stranded young women who knock on his door, but his kind gesture turns into a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Where to watch: Amazon

Cadaver (2020)

#43 Cadaver (2020)

In the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, a family of three attends a charitable event at a hotel, which takes a dark turn when people start to disappear.

Where to watch: Netflix 

Horns (2012)

#42 Horns (2012)

After his girlfriend’s mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his forehead.

Where to watch: Netflix 

Elizabeth Harvest (2018)

#41 Elizabeth Harvest (2018)

A brilliant man marries a beautiful woman and shows her his home, stating that it’s all hers – except a room she can’t enter. First chance she enters and discovers what might be human cloning. When the husband returns she pays the price.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House (2016)

#40 I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House (2016)

To take care of an ageing writer who suffers from chronic dementia, the property’s manager hires the gentle and soft-spoken live-in hospice nurse, Lily Saylor. However, this is far from an ordinary job. Little by little, Lily’s imagination will run wild as shadowy sightings of eerie female specters blur the frail boundaries between reality and fantasy, fable and truth.

Where to watch: Netflix 

Shutter (2004) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#39 Shutter (2004)

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.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#38 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

A satire set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.

Where to watch: Netflix 

Unfriended (2014) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#37 Unfriended (2014)

While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself one year ago. At first they think it’s a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends’ darkest secrets, and they realize they are dealing with something out of this world.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Before I Wake (2016) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#36 Before I Wake (2016)

In this intense supernatural thriller, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) take in a sweet 8-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but soon discover why. Cody’s dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In one moment they experience the incredible wonder of Cody’s imagination, and in the next, the horrific nature of his night terrors.

Where to watch: Netflix 

Insidious (2010) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#35 Insidious (2010)

A gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in the attic. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal and rediscover the past to get their son back.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Shutter Island (2010) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#34 Shutter Island (2010)

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal (Leonardo DiCaprio) investigates the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

We Summon The Darkness (2019)

#33 We Summon The Darkness (2019)

Three best friends embark on a road trip to a heavy-metal show, where they bond with three aspiring musicians. Now, blood stains the walls of Alexis’ secluded mansion in the woods. Who shall live, and who shall die after summoning the darkness?

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

The Babysitter (2017)

#32 The Babysitter (2017)

Cole (Judah Lewis) loves his babysitter, Bee. She’s hot, funny, and popular. One night, Cole stays up past his bedtime to discover she’s actually a cold-blooded killer. He now must spend his night evading Bee’s band of killers who will stop at nothing to prevent Cole from spilling their dark secret. 

Where to watch: Netflix 

The Ritual (2017) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#31 The Ritual (2017)

A group of college friends reunite for a trip to a forest in Sweden, but encounter a menacing presence there stalking them.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Piercing (2018)

#30 Piercing (2018)

A man kisses his wife and baby goodbye and heads away on business with a plan to check into a hotel and kill an unsuspecting prostitute.

Where to watch: Netflix 

The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015)

#29 The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015)

Two Catholic schoolgirls Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton) get left behind at their boarding school over winter break, where it’s rumored that the nuns are Satanists.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Berlin Syndrome (2017) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#28 Berlin Syndrome (2017)

A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Apostle (2018) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#27 Apostle (2018)

In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.

Where to watch: Netflix 

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (2017)

#26 The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (2017)

After the untimely death of 16-year-old Martin’s father on the operating table, a deep and empathetic bond begins to form between him and the respected cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Steven Murphy. When Martin’s behavior turns sinister, Steven is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

The Platform (2019) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#25 The Platform (2019)

This Spanish social sciences thriller is a masterpiece! A mysterious place, an indescribable prison, a deep hole. An unknown number of levels. Two inmates living on each level. A descending platform containing food for all of them. An inhuman fight for survival, but also an opportunity for solidarity.

Where to watch: Netflix 

What Keeps You Alive (2018) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#24 What Keeps You Alive (2018)

Majestic mountains and venomous betrayals engulf a female married couple attempting to celebrate their one-year anniversary.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Girl On The Third Floor (2019) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#23 Girl On The Third Floor (2019)

Donald Koch moves from Chicago to the suburbs with his wife Liz. On the weekend, his friend Milo comes to help in the renovation. But soon the house shows supernatural events and Milo, Don and Liz learn that the place is haunted with a sordid past.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

The Blair Witch Project (1999) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#22 The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

The Conjuring (2013) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#21 The Conjuring (2013)

Carolyn and Roger Perron move to a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to examine the house. What the Warrens discover is a whole area steeped in a satanic haunting that is now targeting the Perron family wherever they go.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

He Never Died (2015)

#20 He Never Died (2015)

Jack’s in a rut. Depression and severe antisocial behavior has whittled down his existence. He spends his days in a diner, playing church bingo and sleeping. When some hired thugs show up Jack’s life is stirred up and the question of his existence comes to light.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

It Comes At Night (2017)

#19 It Comes At Night (2017)

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

1BR (2019) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#18 1BR (2019)

The search for a nice place to live in a desirable location with reasonable rents is more of a challenge than it should be, so when Sarah lucks into a one-bedroom at Asilo Del Mar Apartments, she thinks she’s hit the jackpot. Soon, Sarah learns she didn’t choose this apartment. It chose her.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Veronica (2017) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#17 Veronica (2017)

Madrid, 1991. A teen girl finds herself besieged by an evil supernatural force after she played Ouija with two classmates.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

#Alive (2020) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#16 #Alive (2020)

The first Korean movie released on Netflix to top global charts! The rapid spread of an unknown infection has left an entire city in ungovernable chaos, but one survivor remains alive in isolation. It is his story.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Cargo (2017) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#15 Cargo (2017)

After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

The Ravenous (Les Affames, 2018)

#14 The Ravenous (Les Affames, 2018)

In a small, remote village in northern Quebec, things have changed. Locals are not the same anymore – their bodies are breaking down and they have turned against their loved ones. A handful of survivors goes hiding in the woods, looking for others like them.

Where to watch: Netflix 

The Invitation (2015)

#13 The Invitation (2015)

Will and Eden were once a loving couple. After a tragedy took their son, Eden disappeared. Two years later, out of the blue, she returns with a new husband and as a different person, eerily changed and eager to reunite with her ex and those she left behind. Over the course of a dinner party in the house that was once his, the haunted Will is gripped by mounting evidence that Eden and her new friends have a mysterious and terrifying agenda.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Creep (2014) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#12 Creep (2014)

When a videographer answers an advert for a one-day job in a remote mountain town to video the last messages of a dying man, the job takes a strange turn when the last messages get darker and darker. The videographer continues to see the job through, but when it is time to leave he is unable to find his keys, and when he receives a strange phone call he finds his client is not at all what he initially seemed to be.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Vampires vs. The Bronx (2020)

#11 Vampires vs. The Bronx (2020)

A group of young friends from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from gentrification and vampires.

Where to watch: Netflix 

1922 (2017) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#10 1922 (2017)

A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to assist. But their actions have unintended consequences.

Where to watch: Netflix 

Gerald’s Game (2017) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#9 Gerald’s Game (2017)

A couple tries to spice up their marriage in a remote lake house. After the husband dies unexpectedly, the wife is left handcuffed to their bed frame and must fight to survive and break free.

Where to watch: Netflix 

Cam (2018) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#8 Cam (2018)

An erotic webcam performer finds her followers stolen by a doppelganger who hijacks her channel, pushes the sexual envelope further, and otherwise seems determined to destroy her life. Call it identity theft of a possibly supernatural kind.

Where to watch: Netflix 

Hush (2016) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#7 Hush (2016)

A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

Where to watch: Netflix 

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

#6 Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

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 captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she’s a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Sweetheart (2019) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#5 Sweetheart (2019)

Jenn has washed ashore a small tropical island and it doesn’t take her long to realize she’s completely alone. She must spend her days not only surviving the elements, but must also fend off the malevolent force that comes out each night.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

Calibre (2018)

#4 Calibre (2018)

A shocking deed turned their weekend trip into a nightmare. Now their only hope is to swallow their paranoia and act normal.

Where to watch: Netflix 

Under The Shadow (2016) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#3 Under The Shadow (2016)

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Where to watch: Netflix | Amazon

The Forest Of Love (2019) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#2 The Forest Of Love (2019)

A small group of student filmmakers and a shy young girl with strict parents are simultaneously manipulated, seduced and abused by an older man. They follow his bidding, even when murder is involved.

Where to watch: Netflix 

His House (2020) Scariest Movies On Netflix

#1 His House (2020)

A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.

Where to watch: Netflix 

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