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

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. - heather

YES... A BRILLIANT film cannot praise it too highly... What a shame the follow up was a too dark to see what was happening uninspiring joke!

Yes! This is the second list by you (fireinside96) that has made me very happy! This movie so deserves top spot. - BKAllmighty


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2 The Conjuring

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.

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

After seeing that only I realized that what was happen on my home during past decades.

It is really very horror is my favourite film.

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3 Insidious

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.

The First Time I Ever Watched This I Had Nightmares For A Week So I Would Very Much Prefer This Over Poltergeist­čśů­čśů

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4 The Sixth Sense

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

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

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


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5 The Ring

This is the best horror movie that I had ever seen

At least I count this as a ghost movie. - fireinside96

It's a wonderful movie

This movie is really scary

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6 Poltergeist

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

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.

Oh, I done stop watching this movie.

I think its cool...?!...

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7 The Grudge

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.

Nice movie,scary as well

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8 The Orphanage

This movie, I totally enjoyed as I first watched it in another language and didn't even know what they were saying but the movie draw- ed me into wanting to watch more so I got the English subtitle one the second time watching it and I was amazed, its my fave ghost movie ever

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.. !


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9 The Devil's Backbone

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.

Looking like orginal ghost

Joking movie not horrer movie

The Ghost knows to be added to this list.

10 The Amityville Horror

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.

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

So much better than the original

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

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The Contenders

11 Paranormal Activity

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

it was boring until the end where the girl gets possessed which is fricken scary

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

Not a scary movie

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12 The Unborn

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

GOOD movie with Excellent execution and story line

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13 Ghost Ship

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

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14 13 Ghosts

When I saw this movie I scared I am only 10 years old and I love it it is very interesting and awesome movie thanks to the directer who maid this move I appreciate again thanks and congratulations

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. - heather

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

I like the remake. - DynastiSugarPop

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15 The Shining

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

Spooky film! Love ghost twins and Danny! - DynastiSugarPop

Makes you shiver

Still scares the poopy out of me.

16 The Haunting

The classic door pounding scene really scared me when I was like 13 years old, probably the second scariest film I had seen at the time

Not putting this one as number one should be made criminal.

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

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

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17 The Others

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.

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.

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

One of the best movies

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18 The Amityville Horror (1979)

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

Scary anough

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

19 ParaNorman

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. - AlienKing

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20 Sinister

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

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