films The Best Golden Age of Horror Movies

1.1k votes 3.1k views 38 items Embed

List Rules Best horror films from Hollywood's Golden Age.

The Golden Age of Hollywood began at the end of the silent era in American cinema in the later part of the 1920s and lasted all the way through to the 1960s. The movies produced in the Golden Age were classic black and white films that have stood the test of time as being the greatest in the history of movies! Warner Brothers, Twentieth Century Fox and Paramount were all introduced during this key time in movie history, and some of Hollywood’s greatest actors and actresses were also introduced, including Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, Spencer Tracy and John Wayne.
 
This era also resulted in some of the best horror movies. The movies on this list are still considered some of the best in the industry, and no matter what kind of horror you're looking for, you're sure to find it.
 
This list has the best horror movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood, including: Freaks, The Wolf Man, Psycho, Dracula, Night of the Living Dead, and King Kong.

Vote for your favorite horror flick below, or add any of your favorites from the Golden Age that aren't already on the list.

1
+ - 51 3
Ranker Video v
Frankenstein Boris Karloff, John Boles Colin Clive

The Best Horror Movie Remakes The Best British Documentaries

2
+ - 39 5
Ranker Video v
The Wolf Man Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains Lon Chaney

3
+ - 49 8
Ranker Video v
Night of the Living Dead George A. Romero, Duane Jones Bill Hinzman

4
+ - 49 10
Ranker Video v
Dracula Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning Carla Laemmle

5
+ - 48 10
Psycho 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Golden Age of Horror Movies
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh Anthony Perkins

6
+ - 46 9
Ranker Video v
Bride of Frankenstein Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan Billy Barty

7
+ - 34 8
Ranker Video v
The Mummy Boris Karloff, Edward Van Sloan Noble Johnson

8
+ - 34 8
Ranker Video v
King Kong Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper Bruce Cabot

9
+ - 22 3
Ranker Video v
Creature from the Black Lagoon Richard Carlson, Richard Denning Julie Adams

10
+ - 24 6
Ranker Video v
House of Dracula Lon Chaney, Jr. John Carradine

11
+ - 16 2
Ranker Video v
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Lon Chaney, Ernest Torrence Raymond Hatton

12
+ - 26 10
Ranker Video v
The Phantom of the Opera Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry Mary Philbin

13
+ - 21 7
Ranker Video v

14
+ - 23 10
Ranker Video v
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Fredric March, Wallace Beery Miriam Hopkins

15
+ - 19 7
Ranker Video v
Son of Frankenstein Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi Basil Rathbone

The Greatest Horror Films of All Time 7 Classic Film Sets That Actually Killed People

16
+ - 24 12
Ranker Video v
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi Lou Costello

17
+ - 23 12
Ranker Video v
Freaks Wallace Ford, Edward Brophy Roscoe Ates

18
+ - 23 12
Ranker Video v
The Invisible Man Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart Una O'Connor

19
+ - 18 9
Ranker Video v
I Walked with a Zombie Boris Karloff, Frances Dee Tom Conway

20
+ - 16 8
Ranker Video v
The Old Dark House Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton Gloria Stuart

21
+ - 15 9
Ranker Video v
The Black Cat Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi David Manners

22
+ - 16 10
Ranker Video v
The Raven Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi Ian Wolfe

23
+ - 15 10
Ranker Video v
Island of Lost Souls Bela Lugosi, Charles Laughton Randolph Scott

24
+ - 11 6
Ranker Video v
Cry of the Werewolf Nina Foch, Osa Massen

25
+ - 15 11
Ranker Video v
Mystery of the Wax Museum Fay Wray, Lionel Atwill Glenda Farrell

26
+ - 14 11
Ranker Video v
The Picture of Dorian Gray Angela Lansbury, Donna Reed George Sanders

27
+ - 13 10
Ranker Video v
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

28
+ - 13 11
Ranker Video v
Cat People Alan Napier, Simone Simon Tom Conway

29
+ - 11 11
Ranker Video v
The Uninvited Ray Milland, Gail Russell Donald Crisp

The Best '70s Horror Movies Biggest, Reddest Flags Modern Daters Should Look Out For

30
+ - 9 9
Ranker Video v
Dracula's Daughter Hedda Hopper, Otto Kruger Halliwell Hobbes

31
+ - 1 1
Ranker Video v

32
+ - 6 8
Ranker Video v
The Ghoul Boris Karloff, Ralph Richardson Cedric Hardwicke

33
+ - 4 10
Ranker Video v
The Cat and the Canary Gertrude Astor, Tully Marshall Flora Finch

34
+ - 5 13
Ranker Video v
The Seventh Victim Kim Hunter, Tom Conway Evelyn Brent

35
+ - 5 13
Ranker Video v
Dead of Night Michael Redgrave, Googie Withers Mervyn Johns

36
+ - 5 13
Ranker Video v
Flesh and Fantasy Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson Charles Boyer

37
+ - 3 13
Ranker Video v
The Golem Paul Wegener, Henrik Galeen Lyda Salmonova

38
+ - 2 13
Ranker Video v
Mad Love Peter Lorre, Colin Clive Sara Haden