The Best '90s Horror Movies

22k votes 1.2k voters 66k views 78 items tags f p @

List Criteria: Top horror films released between 1990 and 1999

What are the best '90s horror movies ever made? While some could argue that the '80s horror movies were far superior, that's not necessarily true. This list of the top scary films of the 1990s includes some modern classics, so vote for the movies you liked the most, vote down any that you don't think deserve a top spot and rerank this list in any order you choose.

Some of the best 1990s horror films are actually more along the lines of outstanding psychological thrillers. What the 80s were to slasher films, the 90s were to great spooky suspense films, such as 1991's Silence of the Lambs, 1995's Seven, and 1999's The Sixth Sense. Not only are these movies among the greatest horror films ever made, they're also excellent thrillers that'll keep you on the edge of your seat.

That's not to say that the best 90s horror movies weren't also straight-up horror. No no, the 1990s saw the birth of the very popular Scream series (1996), certainly one of the better teen movie franchises in recent years. Some might also argue that 1997's I Know What You Did Last Summer is also one of the best!

Enjoy this list of great horror movies from the '90s, and feel free to add any of your favorites that might be missing. If you're a huge horror buff, you might be interested in these lists of the best slasher movies, movies with the scariest clowns, and the best B-movie movies ever made.
Collection Photo: user uploaded image
  • 16 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 548
    - 120
    The Silence of the Lambs 
	is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

    ;
  2. 2
    + 495
    - 172
    Scream 
	is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    the people's #1
    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

    ;
  3. 3
    + 471
    - 157
    The Sixth Sense 
	is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

    ;
  4. 4
    + 442
    - 175
    It 
	is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    most listed
    Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

    ;
  5. 5
    + 446
    - 134
    Seven 
	is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

    ;
  6. 6
    + 403
    - 136
    Misery 
	is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

    ;
  7. 7
    + 273
    - 174
    Bram Stoker's Dracula 
	is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

    ;
  8. 8
    + 318
    - 163
    From Dusk till Dawn 
	is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

    ;
  9. 9
    + 319
    - 177
    Sleepy Hollow 
	is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

    ;
  10. 10
    + 317
    - 151
    Candyman 
	is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

    ;
  11. 11
    + 287
    - 190
    I Know What You Did Last Summe... 
	is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    added by maria-tereza
    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

    ;
  12. 12
    + 225
    - 102
    The Ring 
	is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    added by CassiopeeLeduc
    Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, YĆ«ko Takeuchi

    ;
  13. 13
    + 274
    - 167
    Army of Darkness 
	is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

    ;
  14. 14
    + 219
    - 157
    The Devil's Advocate 
	is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

    ;
  15. 15
    + 216
    - 174
    Arachnophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

    ;
  16. 16
    + 258
    - 172
    Scream 2 
	is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham

    ;
  17. 17
    + 97
    - 50
    Interview with the Vampire: Th... 
	is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    added by charity138
    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

    ;
  18. 18
    + 137
    - 109
    Halloween: the Curse of Michae... 
	is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    often listed & added by CassiopeeLeduc
    Halloween: the Curse of Michael Myers

  19. 19
    + 213
    - 157
    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later 
	is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams

    ;
  20. 20
    + 227
    - 140
    Cape Fear 
	is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    ranked low on reranks
    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

    ;
  21. 21
    + 244
    - 154
    Tremors 
	is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

    ;
  22. 22
    + 229
    - 120
    The Craft 
	is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor

    ;
  23. 23
    + 205
    - 130
    House on Haunted Hill 
	is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    added by wiabux
    Ali Larter, Famke Janssen, Geoffrey Rush

    ;
  24. 24
    + 218
    - 148
    The Faculty 
	is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

    ;
  25. 25
    + 204
    - 141
    Urban Legend 
	is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

    ;
  26. 26
    + 186
    - 139
    The People Under the Stairs 
	is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    added by wiabux
    Ving Rhames, A. J. Langer, Bill Cobbs

    ;
  27. 27
    + 177
    - 118
    Stir of Echoes 
	is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

    ;
  28. 28
    + 195
    - 132
    Wes Craven's New Nightmare 
	is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

    ;
  29. 29
    + 165
    - 156
    Child's Play 2 
	is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Jenny Agutter, Brad Dourif, Beth Grant

    ;
  30. 30
    + 208
    - 207
    The Blair Witch Project 
	is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

    ;
  31. 31
    + 44
    - 18

    ranked low on reranks
    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

    ;
  32. 32
    + 147
    - 142
    Event Horizon 
	is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    added by wiabux
    Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill

    ;
  33. 33
    + 152
    - 138
    The Frighteners 
	is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson, R. Lee Ermey

    ;
  34. 34
    + 135
    - 151
    Stigmata 
	is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Portia de Rossi, Patricia Arquette, Nia Long

    ;
  35. 35
    + 151
    - 159
    Jacob's Ladder 
	is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

    ;
  36. 36
    + 89
    - 118
    Child's Play 3 
	is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    added by CassiopeeLeduc
    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Perrey Reeves

    ;
  37. 37
    + 127
    - 164
    Species 
	is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley, Natasha Henstridge

    ;
  38. 38
    + 138
    - 135
    Alien 3 
	is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    added by wiabux
    Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

    ;
  39. 39
    + 132
    - 162
    Gremlins 2: The New Batch 
	is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Christopher Lee, Phoebe Cates, Howie Mandel

    ;
  40. 40
    + 94
    - 159
    In the Mouth of Madness 
	is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hayden Christensen, Charlton Heston, Sam Neill

    ;
  41. 41
    + 118
    - 131
    Tales from the Darkside: The M... 
	is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Debbie Harry

    ;
  42. 42
    + 141
    - 164
    Anaconda 
	is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson

    ;
  43. 43
    + 51
    - 18
    Jeepers Creepers 
	is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    ranked low on reranks
    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

    ;
  44. 44
    + 117
    - 161
    Bride of Chucky 
	is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly, John Ritter

    ;
  45. 45
    + 34
    - 49
    Wolf 
	is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    added by CassiopeeLeduc
    Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer

    ;
  46. 46
    + 112
    - 153
    Dead Alive 
	is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme

    ;
  47. 47
    + 97
    - 158
    The Relic 
	is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, Penelope Ann Miller

    ;
  48. 48
    + 103
    - 147
    Mimic 
	is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies


    Josh Brolin, Mira Sorvino, Norman Reedus

    ;
  49. 49
    + 42
    - 60
    Halloween 6 
	is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    added by willyboymcoy
    Paul Rudd, Donald Pleasence, Mitchell Ryan

    ;
  50. 50
    + 40
    - 35
    The Haunting 
	is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best '90s Horror Movies

    added by cptron
    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liam Neeson, Owen Wilson

    ;
79 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >