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Drama, Comedy, Action
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Frightening, Gripping, Funny
Theme
Relationships, Crime, Human Struggle
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English, French, Hindi
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1 Years, 2 Years, 5 Years
Based on
History, Remake, Book
Recommended for
Adults, Elderly, Kids
Director
Michael Curtiz, John Ford, Mervyn Leroy
Cast
Amitabh Bachchan, John Wayne, Robert De Niro
Highly Rated for
Story, Acting, Direction

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#1

The Shining

4.2 rating from 1078 reviews
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future....
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  English, 1980, 146 min
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future....
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English, 1980, 146 min, Stanley Kubrick, Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
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Frightening, Story, Acting, Music, Thriller, Crime, Cinematography, Human Struggle, Direction, Gripping, History, Disturbing, Emotional, Script, Violent
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A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future....
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Language: English
Release Year: 1980
Runtime: 146 min
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Feel: Frightening, Disturbing
Theme: Relationships, Human Struggle
Highly Rated For: Direction, Acting
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#2

The Conjuring

4.1 rating from 816 reviews
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse....
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  English, 2013, 112 min
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse....
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English, 2013, 112 min, James Wan, Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston
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Language: English
Release Year: 2013
Runtime: 112 min
Director: James Wan
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston
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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Feel: Frightening, Gripping
Theme: Relationships, Religion
Highly Rated For: Acting, Story
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#3

Halloween

4.0 rating from 943 reviews
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again....
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  English, 1978, 91 min
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again....
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English, 1978, 91 min, John Carpenter, Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran
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Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again....
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Language: English
Release Year: 1978
Runtime: 91 min
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran
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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Feel: Frightening, Intelligent
Theme: Sex, School Life
Highly Rated For: Music, Direction
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#4

The Thing

4.2 rating from 744 reviews
A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight....
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  English, 1982, 109 min
A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight....
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English, 1982, 109 min, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David
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A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight....
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Language: English
Release Year: 1982
Runtime: 109 min
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David
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Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Feel: Frightening, Violent
Theme: Human Struggle
Highly Rated For: Direction, Acting
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#5

It

4.1 rating from 1086 reviews
A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children....
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  English, 2017, 135 min
A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children....
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English, 2017, 135 min, Andy Muschietti, Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard
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Language: English
Release Year: 2017
Runtime: 135 min
Director: Andy Muschietti
Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard
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Genre: Horror, Drama
Feel: Frightening, Funny
Theme: Relationships, Abuse
Highly Rated For: Story, Acting
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#6

The Exorcist

4.1 rating from 778 reviews
When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter....
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  English, 1973, 122 min
When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter....
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English, 1973, 122 min, William Friedkin, Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair
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Language: English
Release Year: 1973
Runtime: 122 min
Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair
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Genre: Horror, Drama
Feel: Frightening, Disturbing
Theme: Relationships, Religion
Highly Rated For: Acting, Direction
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#7

Alien

4.2 rating from 960 reviews
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun....
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  English, 1979, 117 min
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun....
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English, 1979, 117 min, Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun....
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Language: English
Release Year: 1979
Runtime: 117 min
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt
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Genre: Science Fiction, Horror
Feel: Frightening, Disturbing
Theme: Human Struggle, Corporate Life
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#8

Get Out

4.2 rating from 749 reviews
It's time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare....
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  English, 2017, 104 min
It's time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare....
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English, 2017, 104 min, Jordan Peele, Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
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Language: English
Release Year: 2017
Runtime: 104 min
Director: Jordan Peele
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Feel: Frightening, Intelligent
Theme: Social Issue, Racism
Highly Rated For: Acting, Story
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#9

Saw

4.0 rating from 1297 reviews
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer....
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  English, 2004, 103 min
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer....
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English, 2004, 103 min, James Wan, Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover
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Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer....
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Language: English
Release Year: 2004
Runtime: 103 min
Director: James Wan
Cast: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover
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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Feel: Frightening, Violent
Theme: Humanity
Highly Rated For: Story, Script
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#10

Psycho

4.2 rating from 853 reviews
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother....
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  English, 1960, 109 min
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother....
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English, 1960, 109 min, Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
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Language: English
Release Year: 1960
Runtime: 109 min
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
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Genre: Thriller, Horror
Feel: Frightening, Gripping
Theme: Relationships, Culture
Highly Rated For: Direction, Acting
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