Last Updated on 25 March 2024

The following list is the Official Definitive List of the 120 best haunted house movies of all time.

I found 33 different ranked lists online of “best haunted house movies of all time” and pulled them all into Excel and merged them all to get this definitive compilation.  See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including links to all 33 lists that were averaged. Below is a checklist you can print to track which ones you’ve seen, followed by the ranked list.

  1. The Shining (1980)
  2. Poltergeist (1982)
  3. The Haunting (1963)
  4. The Conjuring (2013)
  5. The Changeling (1980)
  6. The Innocents (1961)
  7. The Others (2001)
  8. House (1977)
  9. The Amityville Horror (1979)
  10. The Legend of Hell House (1973)
  11. Beetlejuice (1988)
  12. Paranormal Activity (2007)
  13. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  14. The Orphanage (2007)
  15. The Uninvited (1944)
  16. Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
  17. Ghostwatch (1992)
  18. Lake Mungo (2008)
  19. The Evil Dead (1981)
  20. Insidious (2010)
  21. Hereditary (2018)
  22. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
  23. Crimson Peak (2015)
  24. Sinister (2012)
  25. House (1985)
  26. 1408 (2007)
  27. Burnt Offerings (1976)
  28. The Woman in Black (1989)
  29. The Exorcist (1973)
  30. The Sentinel (1977)
  31. The Conjuring 2 (2016)
  32. We Are Still Here (2015)
  33. The Innkeepers (2011)
  34. The Devil’s Backbone (2001)
  35. Housebound (2014)
  36. The Babadook (2014)
  37. What Lies Beneath (2000)
  38. Monster House (2006)
  39. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  40. The Skeleton Key (2005)
  41. House on Haunted Hill (1999)
  42. Stir of Echoes (1999)
  43. The Grudge (2004)
  44. 13 Ghosts (1960)
  45. The Old Dark House (1932)
  46. Dark Water (2002)
  47. His House (2020)
  48. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)
  49. Hell House LLC (2015)
  50. Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
  51. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
  52. The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
  53. The Beyond (1981)
  54. Evil Dead II (1987)
  55. Trick ‘r Treat (2007)
  56. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
  57. Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
  58. A Ghost Story (2017)
  59. The House of the Devil (2009)
  60. Doctor Sleep (2019)
  61. Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
  62. The Haunting (1999)
  63. Under the Shadow (2016)
  64. Session 9 (2001)
  65. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
  66. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  67. WNUF Halloween Special (2013)
  68. V/H/S (2012)
  69. Oculus (2013)
  70. The Entity (1982)
  71. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)
  72. The Amityville Horror (2005)
  73. The Night House (2020)
  74. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
  75. Grave Encounters (2011)
  76. Dead of Night (1945)
  77. Hell Baby (2013)
  78. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
  79. The House by the Cemetery (1981)
  80. Hostel (2005)
  81. Rose Red (2002)
  82. Winchester (2018)
  83. Night of the Demons (1988)
  84. The Strangers (2008)
  85. The Witch in the Window (2018)
  86. This House Possessed (1981)
  87. Darkness (2002)
  88. Waxwork (1988)
  89. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  90. The Collector (2009)
  91. The Canterville Ghost (1944)
  92. The Houses October Built (2014)
  93. House II: The Second Story (1987)
  94. The Attic (2007)
  95. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
  96. The Awakening (2011)
  97. Boo (2005)
  98. Silent Hill (2006)
  99. Mama (2013)
  100. Blithe Spirit (1945)
  101. A Christmas Carol (1951)
  102. The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
  103. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
  104. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
  105. Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (2003)
  106. The Resort (2022)
  107. Hocus Pocus (1993)
  108. Poltergeist III (1988)
  109. Umma (2022)
  110. Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
  111. Poltergeist (2015)
  112. Scary Movie 2 (2001)
  113. Ready or Not (2019)
  114. The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
  115. The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
  116. The Messengers (2007)
  117. The Gravedancers (2006)
  118. Affliction (2021)
  119. The Unnamable (1988)
  120. Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)

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