Best Ghost Horror Movies

Some of the greatest movies to come out of the horror genere involved ghosts in some form or another.
The Top Ten
1 The Woman in Black The Woman in Black Product Image

Personally, I never found this movie scary. Apart from the disturbing opening, the film relies too much on jump scares to be truly effective, not to mention how the heap of horror movie clich├ęs & lack of a menacing villain diminish the film's impact to the point where it is more boring than scary. Meanwhile, the dogs dinner of a script and woeful direction makes this film quite bad in general too, at least for me.

Saw this in the theater and honestly it was very disappointing, I can sort of understand why some people may have liked it but my wife and I both thought it was just terrible and in no way scary. Huge let down.

Horrible movie! Very slow, not scary and I'm a huge horror fani seen it I'm like what the heck is this!? I have heard lots about this movie and it just wasted my time! Warning, Don't bother to watch this movie!

I was glad this movie was rated pg-13. PG-13 movies generally try harder to bring in the fright with nuance and mood rather than gore, sex, and ultra-violence like some of their rated R counterparts.

2 The Conjuring The Conjuring Product Image

One of the few modern horror flicks where the scares are creatively executed. The Conjuring borrows elements from The Exorcist & Amittyville Horror, but manages to uphold its' slow pacing through suspense and silence, eventually snowballing to a big bang. The Conjuring is undoubtedly a modern classic in horror cinema, that builds upon the warm legacy of Ed & Lorraine Warren.

Actually I was really pissed when saw this first time. Really terrifying plot and great effects. Overall perfect horror.

It's a wonderful film which makes us jump out of the skin.Really goosebumps will rise from our skin when there is a sudden appearance of ghost

This really a superb movie...I love watching this...Waiting for the release of conjuring 2

3 Insidious Insidious Product Image

In a time where there are so many passable horror films churning themselves out on a monthly basis, the fact that Insidious stands out at all is impressive on its own. It isn't incredibly original, but it turns all these horror film tropes we know all too well on their heads and finds new and inventive ways to creep the hell out of us.

The thing James Wan nailed the most, however, was the tone and atmosphere. I get a creep from watching Insidious every time just because of it's dark, gloomy and foreboding atmosphere.

I am personally offended that this terrifying movie is number 12 on the list. This is the only horror film I got scared at and I know I am talking about considering I hysterically laughed all the whey through the grudge ha ha ha!

Not only is Insidious full of great camera tricks that scare you without relying on jump scares too heavily, but it is absolutely just a fun film to watch with a much deeper mythos than just the standard "haunted house" plot.

Insidious shows the art of making horror films. No nasty ghoasts and unnessesary violence. Theories of astral projection and of 'the further' is properly shown and is realistic. Very good movie and pretty scary too.

4 Poltergeist Poltergeist Product Image

My sister took me to see this when I was 12, and it scared the bejesus out of me... I still love it all these years later, a true classic... Oh that tree and doll, shudder.

I was very scared yet this movie is amazing. It is about a girl who talked to the ghosts and she lead to the light after watching a T.V. static.

This one is a total classic. It seems like most haunted house movies still to this day try to copy this movie.

An excellent, well acted, and solid ghost film is a classic for a reason.

5 The Sixth Sense The Sixth Sense Product Image

This is the best psychological horror movie. The child of this movie acted amazingly. This movie has the great soul that make each scene as classic. I fell a feeling of hallucination at the end of this movie

This is the number one most scary movie that I have ever seen in my life. Its really gets you the spooks and makes your hairs stand up and in my opinion that's what a ghost movie should do

Glad this one is at number 1. Truly is scary, provokes different thoughts, makes you feel every emotion. An instant classic

Although this movie does not scare me, it is a masterpiece. Fantastic actors, story line, direction etc.. Love it.

6 The Ring The Ring Product Image

Yes, I know that the grudge is popular but, I cannot believe it is above this materpiece. The grudge had no plot and was cheaply made, while this is gripping, thrilling, and suspenseful. Plus, the acting is excellent.

It is the most scariest horror movie I had ever seen.Everyone those who love to watch horror movies they all should watch.It should be ranked 3rd in all the most scariest movies.

This is the best horror movie that I had ever seen

Love this movie! I still watch it once in awhile.

7 The Orphanage The Orphanage Product Image

Excellent horror film. This is so good the subtitles will not distract, really easy to follow. If you are like me and usually do not care for subtitles, suck it up and see this movie, one of the best!

This one has the best story ever.. Besides being a horror movie it has the most amazing ending which will fill you with tears of mixed feelings... Personally this one is worth watching.. !

This is an awesome horror movie, very unsettling, but devastating and beautiful at the same time!

Orphanage better than any movie in the list

8 The Grudge The Grudge Product Image

I love this movie it's spooky and I love ghost movies the third one of this series wasn't as great but I love the first and second one. I remember seeing the first grudge in theaters and it did make me jump here an there.

Technically the grudge is a ghost movie. It is about a group of vengeful ghosts that haunt the house and anyone who enters the house gets killed. The plot was scary, and the ghost was also creepy.

I can't believe 6th sense is first because that movie is creepy how he can see the dead but no where near as scary as the grudge cause this film left me unable to sleep for ages.

! This is the most scary and creepy movies I've seen I watched it when I was 10 years old now I aml 15 and I steal scared!

9 The Devil's Backbone The Devil's Backbone Product Image

Paranormal horror films have been really naff since the 80s ended. This is an exception. 'The Devil's Backbone' is definitely the best horror film of the century so far.

This is very horror

Joking movie not horrer movie

Looking like orginal ghost

10 The Shining The Shining Product Image

I never could understand why a small family would want to caretake such a big place but it made for great suspense.

Atmospheric horror tale brilliantly acted and directed, a true classic!

How is this number 10? It should be way higher on the list!

Spooky film! Love ghost twins and Danny!

The Contenders
11 The Amityville Horror The Amityville Horror Product Image

The original, though not great, was easily better than the re-make. The grainy type of film that was used in those days, made it creepier. Also, the house was better with the big windows that looked like eyes.

Good acting by Melissa George and of course Ryan Reynolds.
Above all, this remake wouldn't let you down for sure.

I did not like the original, and the remake was worse.

Best role ever played by Ryan... Very creepy movie

12 The Unborn The Unborn Product Image

This movie got slammed by critics, but I really liked it.

GOOD movie with Excellent execution and story line

Its an amazing movie

Critics hated it..I liked it.

13 Paranormal Activity Paranormal Activity Product Image

So it starts out normal and almost boring. However, as the nights progress the demon becomes more noticeable and malicious, and then it gets crazy. Nights 17, 20, and 21 are the real scares. See it for yourself, it's insane! The very last seconds of the movie are going to be etched in my mind for years. I can't wait to watch the sequels!

This movie was terrible. Over hyped, overrated pile of doo doo. It is a great cure for insomnia.

Had some good scares, and I actually quite enjoyed it!

I liked it, but it was very slow

14 Ghost Ship Ghost Ship Product Image

This movie isn't good at all, it isn't even horror

This movie isn't even horror, and it sucks

This movie is really nice ghost movie

I enjoyed this movie

15 13 Ghosts 13 Ghosts Product Image

I had to leave the theater the first time I tried to watch this movie. That's never happened to me. Finally saw it all the way through, and loved it. The idea of capturing Malignant spirits is a really disturbing one.

This is one of my favorite ghost movies, I use to watch it all the time.

I really liked it but not good than conjuring 1

A good cast, the story is clearly and surprisely. The movie was my favourite ghostmovie ever.

16 The Amityville Horror (1979)

I thought the movie was decently good but the end was terrible

Yea.. wuz scared of that Sunnys laugh as a kid.. the incest was unnecessary though.. felt awkward to watch a good classic..

Scary anough

17 The Haunting The Haunting Product Image

Saw it as a drive-in movie when I was 13. People were standing outside their cars holding each other and screaming. I ended up on the floor of the car screaming myself. My sister 2 years older than me and myself stayed up all night rather than turn the lights off and go to sleep. Totally freaked out myself my sister and my mother

Brilliant Psychological Horror. This classic horror movie is better then most modern day horror; using atmosphere wrather then cheap gore.

The effects and acting are super dung. I like the story better but the remake is no good.

Watch this sitting on the floor in the middle of a darkened room alone...if you dare!

18 The Others The Others Product Image

This one actually had a different perspective to horror movies. The end revelation is one of a kind which makes it worth a watch. It might not be the scariest movie, but the plot just makes this awesome, different. I can't help but appreciate this movie.

One of the best movies of its kind I have ever seen. I was so happy when Nicole Kidman was nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe for this movie. It was well-deserved.

Are you serious this ghost movie was amazing and is way better then the sixth sense wich is such an overrated ghost horror movie.

Yes, A GREAT classic! All effects down to superb acting fronm EVERY cast member... minimal effect... LPLUS... unlike some... Dark enough to give atmosphere... not TOO dark thjat we could not see...

19 Sinister Sinister Product Image

The movie was really good, until the ending where it seemed almost rushed

This should be in top 3

20 ParaNorman ParaNorman Product Image

I saw this one, too. Man, those zombies were so scary and intense... no trains left the station!

This is actually family friendly, something that a lot of horror movies don't have.

Lol.thsi was funny not scary

21 What Lies Beneath What Lies Beneath Product Image
22 The Fog The Fog Product Image

I always liked revenge stories. I keep going back to this film. The ghosts are justified in their 100 year old vengeance. The victims are nice people who have to answer for their grandparents. I love this movie!

A straight up classic, remember watching it when I was a kid and found it pretty scary in places! I mean fog bringing something preternatural with it.

This movie is cloche and lazy.

23 Stir of Echoes Stir of Echoes Product Image

Excellent pace. A great watch

24 Insidious: Chapter 2 Insidious: Chapter 2 Product Image
25 Shutter Shutter Product Image

This was the movie that got me interested in horror movies

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