20 of the best scary movies you can watch on Netflix right now – JOE.ie

The perfect list for anyone looking for a good fright!

More than maybe any other genre, the ratio of good scary movies to bad scary movies can be pretty... well... it can be pretty scary sometimes! Horror is the genre that filmmakers tend to get wrong more than any other, and there is just so much of it out there! If you're in the mood for a good scary movie, maybe one you haven't seen a million times before, discovering one can be tough.

Which is where we come in, with this list of the twenty of the best scary movies available on Netflix at time of writing!


A biologist (Natalie Portman) signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

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

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) work to help a family terrorised by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

A young videographer (Patrick Brice) answers an online ad for a one-day job in a remote town to record the last messages of a dying man. When he notices the man's odd behaviour, he starts to question his intentions.

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

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Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

When her mentally ill mother passes away, Annie (Toni Collette), her husband (Gabriel Byrne), son (Alex Wolff), and daughter (Milly Shapiro) all mourn her loss. The family turn to different means to handle their grief, including Annie and her daughter both flirting with the supernatural.

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.

A single mother (Seana Kerslake) living in the Irish countryside with her son begins to suspect he may not be her son at all, and fears his increasingly disturbing behaviour is linked to a mysterious sinkhole in the forest behind their house.

A deaf and mute writer (Kate Siegel) 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.

Strange occurrences plague a small town detective and his family as he investigates the disappearance of a young boy.

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A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

A man accepts an invitation (Logan Marshall-Green) to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife, an unsettling affair that reopens old wounds and creates new tensions.

After a famous author (James Caan) is rescued from a car crash by a fan (Kathy Bates) of his novels, he comes to realise that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.

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Two detectives, a rookie (Brad Pitt) and a veteran (Morgan Freeman), hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

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.

Washed-up true crime writer Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke) finds a box of super 8 home movies in his new home that suggest the murder that he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend.

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