26 Great Horror Movies on Netflix — All From the 2000s and Beyond

So you fancy yourself a horror connoisseur, do you? You may think you've combed Netflix for all the horror movies it has to offer, but the streaming service's ever-changing supply means that new movies are released nearly every day. From foreign horror films to sexy scarefests, Netflix has an absolute buttload (pardon my French) of terrifying movies. Though it's not particularly well-stocked on vintage finds, there are lots of films from the early 2000s all the way up to 2019. Take a gander at my picks — we guarantee you haven't seen every single one. If you have, good lord, go outside every once in a while.

— Additional reporting by Maggie Panos and Tasha Dowbachuk

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The Swarm
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The Swarm

If you're looking for a slow-burn film, The Swarm is for you. This terrifying film focuses on Virginie (Suliane Brahim), who breeds locusts as a source of food for her family and discovers that the creepy crawlers thrive off the taste of blood — human blood.

Watch The Swarm on Netflix now.

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Unfriended
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Unfriended

If you haven't checked out Unfriended, prepare yourself for a digitally gruesome ride. The film focuses on a group of teenagers who become the target of a deadly online stalker through the account of their dead classmate.

Watch Unfriended on Netflix now.

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The Strangers
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The Strangers

The psychological horror film The Strangers will make you question every twist and turn. When Kristen (Liv Tyler) and James (Scott Speedman) decide to spend the weekend at a family home, three unknown, masked strangers mysteriously appear inside the home.

Watch The Strangers on Netflix now.

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The Strangers: Prey at Night
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The Strangers: Prey at Night

The second installment of The Strangers continues when a new family arrives at a deserted mobile home park, only to find themselves facing the deadly three masked strangers.

Watch The Strangers: Prey at Night on Netflix now.

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Prom Night
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Prom Night

Donna (Brittany Snow) and her friends experience a brutal night of horror during one of the most memorable events of high school, Prom Night. With her obsessive stalker from three years ago on the loose, Donna's nightmares come true in this 2008 film.

Watch Prom Night on Netflix now.

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Ravenous

If you consider yourself a zombie movie fan, this one is for you. The 2017 Canadian film Ravenous is centered on a small town in Quebec that faces a deadly zombie plague, where the residents must fight for their survival. The symbolism within the story definitely adds to the fear factor!

Watch Ravenouson Netflix now.

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Case 39
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Case 39

Get ready for a surprisingly suspenseful plot twist in the 2009 film Case 39, where a social worker named Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellweger) discovers the dark and dangerous nature of Lillith (Jodelle Ferland) while trying to find her a foster family.

Watch Case 39 on Netflix now.

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Polaroid
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Polaroid

We hope you like jump scares! Polaroid packs a ton while capturing the classic horror essence as Bird Fitcher (Kathryn Prescott) finds an old-fashion Polaroid camera that sends her high school peers to their tragic deaths once their photos are taken.

Watch Polaroid on Netflix now.

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It Comes at Night
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It Comes at Night

Just wait until the paranoia and dread sets in while watching It Comes at Night in all of its suspenseful glory. Set in an apocalyptic world with a few survivors, two families share a home in order to survive and keep evil from entering — until they realize the evil is already within.

Watch It Comes at Night on Netflix now.

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Death of Me
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Death of Me

There is so much more than trouble in paradise for this vacationing family, once they discover a mysterious video of one of the members killing a relative. The ending is seriously spooky and shocking!

Watch Death of Meon Netflix now.

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Under the Shadow
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Under the Shadow

Under the Shadow takes place in a world ever bit as scary as Camp Crystal lake or Elm Street: 1980s Tehran. The world is falling down all around a mother, who is coping not only with the war outside her windows, but a disturbing force inside her home.

Watch Under The Shadow on Netflix now.

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Truth or Dare
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Truth or Dare

Sometimes you just want to turn your brain off and turn on a cheesy horror flick in which teens are picked off by a psycho. Here you go! This one stars Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) and Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars).

Watch Truth or Dare on Netflix now.

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The Silence
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The Silence

This Netflix original didn't exactly come out with a bang so much as a thud in early 2019. Still, the Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka starrer is worth a watch if you're in the mood for an apocalypse movie.

Watch The Silence on Netflix now.

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The Conjuring
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The Conjuring

This 2013 film from director James Wan kicked off a whole cinematic universe. Since the immense success of The Conjuring, we've seen five sequels and prequels about haunted dolls (no, thank you), and undead nuns (double nope).

Watch The Conjuring on Netflix now.

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The Perfection
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The Perfection

Be warned that Netflix's twisty (and twisted) 2018 film starring Allison Williams and Logan Browning will lead to some very specific cello-related nightmares.

Watch The Perfection on Netflix now.

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Insidious
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Insidious

Another supernatural thriller from James Wan, 2010's Insidious is a ghost story that will crawl under your skin. Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne appear in the original, which has spawned three sequels and prequels.

Watch Insidious on Netflix now.

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Hush
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Hush

How to you outsmart a sadistic killer hunting you in an isolated cabin . . . when you can't hear a thing? Let's just say there's a reason Hush has a 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Watch Hush on Netflix now.

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Gerald's Game
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Gerald's Game

Based on Stephen King's 1992 novel, Gerald's Game is a friggin' nightmare. Jessie is left tied to a bed after a sex game goes wrong and while she fights to stay alive, the line between reality and her imagination begins to blur.

Watch Gerald's Game on Netflix now.

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Creep
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Creep

If you want to feel deeply, deeply uncomfortable, Creep is for you! Mark Duplass plays a loner who hires a videographer to document his life for a day. It's not a fun day.

Watch Creep on Netflix now.

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Creep 2
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Creep 2

He's baaack. Mark Duplass again stars as the demented Aaron in this 2017 sequel. This time he has a new "friend" (Desiree Akhavan) on the line.

Watch Creep 2 on Neteflix now.

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The Ritual
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The Ritual

Four friends go on a camping trip to honor their late friend, but what ensues is more Blair Witch Project than Without a Paddle.

Watch The Ritual on Netflix now.

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The Cloverfield Paradox
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The Cloverfield Paradox

When a group of scientists set out to save the world from an energy crisis, they end up finding an alternate universe in which they also find terror. (If you're looking for a good Cloverfield universe movie, we'd recommend this one last.

Watch The Cloverfield Paradox on Netflix now.

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Bird Box
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Bird Box

If you somehow missed the sh*tstorm of Bird Box memes that emerged after the 2018 release of this apocalyptic thriller, my hat is off to you. Whether you hate it or you love it, you're almost guaranteed to feel very strongly about this movie.

Watch Bird Box on Netflix now.

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Before I Wake
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Before I Wake

A foster child comes into the lives of two parents still mourning the death of their own child. What they realize, though, is that both his dreams and nightmares become reality.

Watch Before I Wake on Netflix now.

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Veronica
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Veronica

Apparently so scary people have been turning it off, Veronica tells the tale of a teenager who conjures up an evil spirit that follows her home.

Watch Veronica on Netflix now.