Updated On: November 06, 2023 by   Nouran Ashraf   Nouran Ashraf  

Netflix is a massive platform for movies, especially horror movies. There are hundreds and hundreds of options, which makes you rest assured that there’s something there that will satisfy your unique taste in thrillers. Here is a list of the best available among the countless hours of horror on Netflix. Enjoy!


Being a Netflix original, you don’t need to look for 1922 anywhere else. The movie only occurs in one night and is about a man who murders his wife, with the help of his son, to inherit her money and land. There isn’t much gore or action until near the movie’s end when all hell breaks loose. Look no further than 1922 if you want to do slow-burn horror right.

The Ritual

The Ritual is a British horror movie about four friends who go on a hiking trip. They get lost in the woods after taking a wrong turn. They start encountering a menacing presence when an ancient evil start stalking all their moves. The movie is based on Adam Nevill’s book and has received generally positive reviews. On IMDB, it has 6.3/10 stars from over 4 thousand voters, while Rotten Tomatoes gave it 74% based on 96 reviews.

The Babysitter

The Babysitter is a horror comedy that follows Cole, who stays awake past his bedtime to find out that his babysitter actually belongs to some satanic cult. The hot babysitter would do whatever it took to keep him quiet. The movie stars Samara Weaving, Judah Lewis, and Bella Thorne.

Creep 2

Creep 2 is a 2017 American psychological-horror movie directed by Patrick Brice, who also directed the 2014 film Creep. It stars Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass, Desiree Akhavan, and Karan Soni.

The plot follows a video artist documenting how she spends time with total strangers. Looking for work, she agrees to spend a day with a man who claims to be a serial killer in a remote house. After a while, she realises the deadly mistake she made.

The Host

The Host is THE movie for you if you are looking for something that will send chills down the back of your neck; it stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons and Jake Abel. It follows Melanie Stryder, who was implanted with Wanderer, a parasite soul; Melanie tries to resist this takeover, so the two of them -Melanie and Wanderer, become reluctant allies.

Gerald’s Game

Gerald’s Game is a 2017 psychological American horror film starring Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood as Jessie Burlingame and Gerald O’Hanlon and directed by Mike Flanagan. The film is based on Stephen King’s novel Gerald’s Game.

The couple plans a romantic getaway in their secluded house to restore their relationship and energise their love life. Gerald suffers a heart attack after handcuffing his wife to the bed post. Jessie starts to panic after learning her husband is dead, and she is left handcuffed in this secluded area. Throughout the movie, Jessie faces her darkest childhood traumas while struggling to survive. She finally got rid of the cuffs and broke free by the end of the film, finding a newfound sense of freedom.

The Lure

The Lure is a Polish horror movie that was released in 2017. It’s a musical giallo, drama and romance with fantasy elements. The film follows two man-eating mermaid sisters who were drawn ashore by a human. Seeking their temptations for love, flesh and sex, they become a unique nightclub act.

The story revolves around three main characters, played by Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszańska and Kinga Preis.

Train to Busan

Train to Busan is a South Korean zombie movie that was released in 2016. It centres on a father (Gong Yoo) who must travel from Seoul to Busan with his estranged daughter; they are trapped on a speeding train along with other passengers during a zombie outbreak in South Korea. It is a horror movie, as it should be.

The movie was not only praised for its suspenseful storyline, characters or popularity among viewers from around the world but also for its extraordinary cinematography, especially having the scenes filmed in enclosed spaces. Through this journey in South Korea’s countryside, there are no spliced or fast cuts scenes, but seamlessly connected scenes which make you feel like you’re actually on the train.


Hush is a 2016 psychological horror movie directed by Mike Flanagan. The movie follows a deaf writer, Maddie, who desperately tries to survive when a masked killer appears at her door. Maddie must rely on her wits and resourcefulness to outsmart the killer and make it out alive. Despite being disadvantaged by her lack of hearing, Maddie uses her knowledge of her environment to her advantage, leading to an intense and thrilling climax.

The movie is a suspenseful and well-crafted filmmaking piece, guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

The Belko Experiment

The Belko Experiment is a 2016 horror-thriller film directed by Greg McLean. Set inside a corporate office building in Bogotá, Colombia, the movie follows eighty American employees as they are locked inside and instructed to kill each other. With no way out, the employees must battle for their lives while trying to figure out who is behind the deadly game. The Belko Experiment is an intense experience that builds suspense and tension as it progresses to its explosive conclusion.

Do You Believe?

Do You Believe? follows a local pastor who is reminded that he has to act upon true belief when shaken by a street corner preacher’s visible faith. A Journey is then ignited by his response, having an impact on a dozen different souls who all witness the Christ Cross’s power in unexpected ways, even the ones who don’t believe it.

The film stars Grifon Aldrenas Kriminal, Sean Astin, Brian Bosworth, Delroy Lindo and more.


Raw is a French-Belgian horror film centring first-year veterinary student who becomes a cannibalistic killer after being forced to eat raw meat. The film was directed by Julia Ducournau and starred Garance Marillier as Justine, the main character.

The movie starts with vegetarian Justine arriving at Saint-Exupéry Veterinary School, where she faces unbelievable school traditions that do not agree with her unshakable herbivorous beliefs. After being forced to eat raw meat, her cravings turn her into an uncontrollable cannibal.

Honourable Mentions

Netflix is a great service for horror movies. It has a wide selection that includes new and old movies in different languages.

The Babadook (2014)

The Witch (2015)

You can also find some of your favourite classics like Frankenstein and Dracula, which you might have forgotten about since they were released decades ago!

So, in case you’re looking forward to a thriller-filled movie night, Netflix has got you covered. Well, this list will help you find what you’re looking for. And if not? Maybe you’ll just have fun trying out all of them – one at a time!

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