55 Best Horror Movies on Netflix UK [September 2021]


Are you looking for the best horror movies to watch on Netflix UK? Then you are at the right place, my friend. This article has a list of all the best horror movies on Netflix that you must watch.

I love scary movies and but only for entertainment purposes, horror movies make you brave enough to confront the things you fear the most.

And if you didn’t know this, there are over 80+ horror movies on Netflix right now, but we have listed only the best and for that, I spent almost 72 hours finding the top best horror movies on Netflix right now.

So without further ado let’s see the following list of best scary movies on Netflix for the best binging experience.

1. Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021)

Cast: Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman, Gillian Jacobs

Writer: Phil Graziadei, Leigh Janiak, Kate Trefry

Director: Leigh Janiak

You know you are doomed when you live in town specifically known for its centuries colonial witch-hunting stories back in 1666 (apt choice of number, if you ask us). But after years of torment, the youngsters are fed up with the said curse on their town and will do all they can to clear the town name and restore the life that it had before the curse.

2. The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

Cast: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits

Writer: Jim Jarmusch

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

A small town in America is hit by a zombie apocalypse, and the residents are left to their own devices as they try to deal with the situation.

2. 1922 (2017) 

Cast: Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid

Director: Zak Hilditch

Writer: Stephen King, Zak Hilditch

In the year 1922, A proud farmer plots to murder his wife to get all financial gain, brainwash his son to support him in this devilish plan.

However, their plan turns into horrifying consequences after his wife’s death, based on the Stephen King novel.

3. Apostle (2018)

Cast: Dan Stevens, Richard Elfyn, Paul Higgins

Writer & Director: Gareth Evans

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In 1905, a drifter on a horrific mission to rescue his kidnapped sister encounters a sinister religious cult on a deserted island.

Apostle is a unique angle in the horror movie genre that you will love if you like to watch scary movies.

4. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)

Cast: Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Bob Balaban

Writer & Director: Oz Perkins

Genre: Horror, Mystery

Lily is a young nurse hired to take care of an aging writer in a haunted vacant mansion. Lily starts encountering shadowy sightings of spooky female ghosts that blur her imagination between reality and fantasy.

5. The Invitation (2015)

The Invitation

Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corineald, Michiel Huisman

Director: Karyn Kusama

Writer: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A man (Logan Marshall-Green) attends a dinner party at his former home and begins to suspect that his ex-wife (Tammy Blanchard) and her new husband (Michiel Huisman) have evil plans for the guests.

6. Before I Wake (2016)

Cast: Kate Bosworth, Oleksandr Reshetilov, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay

Writer & Director: Mike Flanagan

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A couple, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) adopts an 8-year-old boy, Cody and later they find that the child is afraid of falling asleep because of his dreams and nightmares. Soon, they discover that when he sleeps his dreams manifest reality. The couple embarks on a terrifying journey to discover the truth behind Cody’s dreams.

7. The 3rd Eye  

The 3rd Eye

Cast: Jessica Mila, Denny Sumargo, Citra Prima

Writer: Riheam Junianti

Director: Rocky Soraya

Genre: Horror, Drama, Thriller

When two sisters return to their childhood home following their parents’ deaths, they get the impression that it is also inhabited by an unseen presence.

8. Bird Box (2018)

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich

Writer: Eric Heisserer, Josh Malerman  | Director: Susanne Bier

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

An unknown global terror driving most of the society to commit suicide, a mother attempting to save her two children must flee the society and cross the treacherous river. However, to save from unseen deadly forces the terrifying journey must be done blindly.

9. The Open House (2018)

Cast: Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton, Patricia Bethune

Writers: Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote

Director: Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery

After being struck by a car, a suburban parent is killed. Naomi, who is unemployed and unable to support herself and her adolescent son Logan, decides to live at her sister’s lonely mountain chalet until it sells. Naomi and Logan meet their elderly neighbour, Martha, who acts strangely, and Chris, a charming store worker, shortly after moving into the lovely home.

10. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Cast: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard

Co-Writer & Director: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

Genre: Horror, Mystery

Three amateur documentarians disappeared after traveling into Black Hills Forest to shoot a documentary on the legendary Blair Witch. No sign of the student filmmaker was found, other than raw footage they left behind. It is hands down one of the best horror movies on Netflix.

11. Cadaver (2020)

Cast: Gitte Witt, Thomas Gullestad, Thorbjørn Harr

Writer & Director: Jarand Herdal

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

A starving family of three takes shelter in a charitable hotel after a nuclear disaster. Soon, things get horrifying when people start to disappear inside of the hotel.

12.  Calibre (2018)

Cast: Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran

Writer & Director: Matt Palmer

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Two childhood friends take a hunting trip for a weekend into a remote area that quickly turns into a nightmare when they face a thrilling situation. Both are tested to the limit, now they have to hide their paranoia and act normal.

13. Cam (2018)

Cast: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters

Writer & Director:  Daniel Goldhaber

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery

Alice, an erotic webcam performer, faces an issue of identity theft of supernatural kind when a doppelganger takes over her show, hijacks the channels, and pushes the erotic envelope much further.

14. Cargo (2018)

Cast: Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke | Writer: Yolanda Ramke

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

This Netflix Original movie will take your horror movie experience to another level since its story is not like regular horror movies.

Cargo is a new take on the Zombie genre, where you will see a struggle of a father to find a family that can take care of his daughter after a pandemic spreads of the Zombie virus in Australia.

15. Creep (2014)

Creep (2014)

Cast: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass

Writer & Director: Patrick Brice

Genre: Horror, Thriller

A videographer answers Craigslist advertisements and takes a one-day job to record the last message of a dying man in a remote mountain town. Things start getting strange when the last message gets darker and he finds himself unable to leave.

16. I See You (2019)

I See You (2019)

Cast: Helen Hunt, Jon Tenney, Owen Teague

Writer: Devon Graye

Director: Adam Randall

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Drama

A small-town investigator and his family are plagued by strange happenings as he investigates the abduction of a young girl in the US state of Washington, D.C.

17. Veronica (2018)


Cast: Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer

Writer & Director: Paco Plaza

Genre: Horror

Madrid, June of 1991. Veronica, a teenage girl who recently lost her father, calls her two friends to play Ouija to contact the recently deceased; the game goes horribly wrong when an evil spirit besieges Veronica.

18. Orphan (2009)

Orphan (2009)

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman

Writer: David Leslie, Johnson-McGoldrick, Alex Mace

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Adopting a nine-year-old girl leads to a shocking revelation regarding her secret past, as well as other frightening personality quirks. A couple adopt a young girl after losing their newborn, only to discover she has been living with a secret past all her life.

19. Gerald’s Game (2017)

Cast: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia

Writer & Director: Mike Flanagan

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

A romantic evening turns into a fight for survival when a couple takes a vacation to a remote lake house. Trying to revive the spark in their marriage the couple tries some sex games, things take an ugly turn when the husband dies unexpectedly and leaving the wife handcuffed to the bed frame. The wife must confront her inner demons in the empty house.

20. Girl on the Third Floor (2019)

Cast: C.M. Punk, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah Brooks

Writer: Greg Newman, Trent Haaga | Director: Travis Stevens

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery

A husband Don Kock and his pregnant wife Liz decided to move to the suburbs to raise a family with children. The couple buys an old house and starts renovating it. Unbeknownst to them, the house has a sordid history.

21. Wounds (2019)

Wounds (2019)

Cast: Armie Hammer, Zazie Beetz, Karl Glusman

Writer: Babak Anvari, Nathan Ballingrud

Director: Babak Anvari

Genre:  Horror, Mystery

After a bartender brings home a phone left behind at his bar, strange and weird things begin to happen to him.

22. The Boy (2016)

The Boy

Cast: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell

Writer: Stacey Menear

Director: William Brent Bell

A babysitter is excited about the new job until she gets to know the kid she is going to take care of is actually a life-sized doll. However, after she violates the list of rules while taking care of that boy, she is surrounded by paranormal events, which finally makes her believe the doll is really a human boy cursed by a demon.

23. He Never Died (2015)

Cast: Henry Rollins, Booboo Stewart, Kate Greenhouse

Writer & Director: Jason Krawczyk

Genre: Comedy, Horror

Jack is an anti-social who spends most of his day sleeping and watching television. His existence comes to light when some thugs stir up his life and thrust him out of his comfort zone.

24. His House (2020)

Cast: Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba

Writer & Director: Remi Weekes

Genre: Horror, Thriller

A refugee couple makes a dreadful escape from war-torn South Sudan to turn over a new leaf in an English town. The struggle begins when they find out about the evil lurking beneath the surface of the town.

25. Polaroid (2018)


Cast: Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, Samantha Logan

Writer: Blair Butler, Lars Klevberg

Director: Lars Klevberg

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In this young adult novel, Bird Fitcher discovers a vintage Polaroid camera with dark and strange mysteries. She quickly learns that people who are photographed by it die tragically and unnecessarily.

26. Hush (2016)

Cast: John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco

Writer & Director: Mike Flanagan

Genre: Horror, Thriller

A deaf-mute writer living a solitary life in the woods finds herself fighting for her life when a masked killer appears at her windows.

27. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)

Cast: Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Bob Balaban

Writer & Director: Oz Perkins

Genre: Horror, Mystery

Lily is a young nurse hired to take care of an ageing writer in a haunted vacant mansion. Lily starts encountering shadowy sightings of spooky female ghosts that blur her imagination between reality and fantasy.

28. Under the Shadow (2016)

Under The Shadow (2016)

Cast: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi

Writer: Babak Anvari

Director: Babak Anvari

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War

Shideh’s house is hit by a missile during the Iran-Iraq War, and she becomes convinced that an evil force is trying to possess her daughter Dorsa. Shideh must confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself.

29. It Comes at Night (2017)

Cast: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo

Writer & Director: Trey Edward Shults

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Amidst global unnatural threat, a man establishes a tenuous domestic order in an isolated home with his wife and son. The order is put to a test when they welcome a young family seeking refuge that follows a series of mistrust and paranoia between both families as the horror outside sneaks closer.

30. Crawl (2019)

Crawl (2019)

Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark

Writer: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen

Director: Alexandre Aja

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama

Haley and her father are stuck in a huge hurricane in Florida and must fight to survive. However, matters worsen when they realise that flooding is the least of their concerns.

31. Slender Man (2018)

Slender Man

Cast: Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair

Writer: David Birke, Victor Surge

Director: Sylvain White

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A group of friends try to summon the Slender Man after reading about him on the internet. Things quickly spiral out of control when one of them vanishes – and it’s all a bit too late for the adults to save the teenagers from the monster they’ve created.

32. His House (2020)

Cast: Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba

Writer: Remi Weekes, Felicity Evans, Toby Venables

Director: Remi Weekes

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

A refugee couple from war-torn South Sudan finds it hard to adjust to their new life in England after arriving from the Middle East.

33. The Perfection (2019)

Cast: Marie Maskell, Allison Williams, Christina Jastrzembska

Director: Richard Shepard

Writer: Richard Shepard, Nicole Snyder, Eric C. Charmelo

Genre: Mystery & Thriller, Horror

Charlotte Willmore is a gifted teenage cellist who had to leave Bischoff, a famous Boston music school, to care for her dying mother. Charlotte contacts Anton, the academy’s head, and flies to Shanghai to assist him, his wife Paloma, and teachers Geoffrey and Theis in selecting a new pupil after her mother’s death years later. Charlotte befriends Lizzie, Anton’s outstanding student at Bachoff who took Charlotte’s position.


34. Ma (2019)

Ma (2019)

Cast: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis

Writer: Scotty Landes

Director: Tate Taylor

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Sue Ann, a middle-aged woman, agrees to let a group of youngsters party in her basement on the condition that they follow certain rules. Though the buddies are ecstatic at the prospect, they quickly uncover her true nature.

35. The Platform (2020)

Cast: Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan

Writer: David Desola, Pedro Rivero |Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

A mysterious vertical prison with a deep hole and countless number of levels. Each level has one cell and two people. A single food platform descends on each level and gives two minutes to eat per day. Thus, begins an inhuman fight for survival.

36. Ravenous ( Les Affamés , 2018)

Cast: Marc-André Grondin, Monia Chokri, Charlotte St-Martin

Writer & Director: Robin Aubert

Genre: Adventure, Horror

After a flesh-eating plague outbreak in a small remote village, turning people into ravenous zombies, the survivors flee in the woods looking for other survivors.

37. Malevolent (2018)

Cast: Florence Pugh, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Scott Chambers

Director: Olaf de Fleur, Johannesson

Writers: Ben Ketai, Eva Konstantopoulos

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Two adult brothers receive a cryptic message from an old videotape encouraging them to revisit the UFO death cult that they narrowly escaped as kids. In an attempt to find closure, an ineffable phenomenon surrounding the camp brings them back to the starting point.

38. Rust Creek (2018)

Cast: Hermione Corfield, Jay Paulson, Sean O’Bryan

Writers: Julie Lipson, Stu Pollard Genre | Director: Jen McGowan

Genre: Crime, Thriller

A young female overachiever college lost her way to a job interview. She takes a wrong turn and unknowingly ends up in a dense Kentucky forest. The girl must defend herself from harsh elements and ruthless criminals in the forest.

39. The Witch (2015)

The Witch (2015)

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie

Director: Robert Eggers

Writer: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie

Genre: Horror, Mystery

In 17th-century New England, a banished Puritan family establishes a farm on the outskirts of a vast, isolated forest where no other family lives. Sinister forces begin to torment them soon after – and so does a sinister force within the forest itself.

40. Annihilation (2018)

Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson

Writer & Director: Alex Garland

Genre: Drama, Horror

Lena, a biologist, and former soldier undertakes a mission to find out what happened to her husband inside Area X. Once inside, an expedition encounters a world of mutant landscapes and creatures that is both frightening and beautiful.

41. Blood Red Sky (2021)

Cast: Peri Baumeister, Carl Anton Koch, Alexander Scheer

Writers: Stefan Holtz, Peter Thorwarth

Director: Peter Thorwarth

Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller

Peter Thorwarth co-wrote the screenplay with Stefan Holtz for Blood Red Sky. Roland Mller, Peri Baumeister, Chidi Ajufo, and Alexander Scheer all feature in the film.

42. Sinister (2012)

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Michael Hall D’Addario, Clare Foley

Writer: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill  | Director: Scott Derrickson

Genre: Horror, Mystery

Sinister revolves around Ethan Hawke as true-crime novelist Ellison Oswalt. To work on a new book, he moves his family into a home where the previous owners were brutally murdered, however, he is not aware of this fact.

Ellison stumbles upon a box of Super 8 reels of photos of an evil deity, Bughuul. It is believed that the images of Bughuul function as an opening point for him to step into our world.

43. A Classic Horror Story (2021)

Cast: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Francesco Russo, Peppino Mazzotta

Writer: Lucio Besana, Roberto De Feo, Paolo Strippoli

Director: Roberto De Feo, Paolo Strippoli

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The road they were driving on has been replaced by an impenetrable forest and a wooden house when they resurface. A car carrying five persons collides with a tree while driving through the woods in China’s Zhejiang province, killing all but one of them.

44. Under the Shadow (2016)

Cast: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi

Writer & Director: Babak Anvari

Genre: Fantasy, Horror

In 1980s war-torn Tehran, a mysterious evil haunts a mother and daughter who struggle to overcome the terror of post-revolutionary Iran and Iraq war

45. Eli (2019)

Cast: Charlie Shotwell, Kelly Reilly, Max Martini

Writer: David Chirchirillo, Ian Goldberg, Richard Naing

Director: Ciarán Foy

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Eli Miller has a rare condition that causes him to have severe allergic reactions to the outdoors. His private medical facility, a vast, old house, has been refurbished and quarantined.

46. Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)

Cast: Jaden Michael, Gerald Jones III, Gregory Diaz IV

Writer & Director: Oz Rodriguez

Genre: Comedy, Horror

This original Netflix horror movie is a story about a group of young teenage friends from the Bronx trying to protect their society from gentrification, figures out they have to deal with a much bigger threat – the vampires.

47. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton

Writer & Director: Dan Gilroy

Genre: Horror, Mystery

The actor-director duo of Nightcrawler collab again to offer one of the scariest spine-chiller horror movies to watch on Netflix.

After paintings of an anonymous artist are discovered, big money artists and mega-collectors decide to satisfy their greed with those unknown paintings. Little did they know that the paintings are possessed with supernatural spirit.

48. Veronica (2018)

Cast: Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer

Writer & Director: Paco Plaza

Genre: Horror

Madrid, June of 1991. Veronica, a teenage girl who recently lost her father, calls her two friends to play Ouija to contact the recently deceased, the game goes horribly wrong when an evil spirit besieges Veronica.

49. Don’t Listen (2020)

Dont Listen

Cast: Ángel Gómez Hernández

Writer: Santiago Díaz, Ángel Gómez Hernández, Víctor Gado

Director: Rodolfo Sancho, Ana Fernández, Ramón Barea

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Daniel hears a haunting appeal for aid after his little son’s unusual death at their new house. His son’s death prompts him to seek out a renowned paranormal expert.

50.  What Keeps You Alive (2018)

Cast: Hannah Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen, Martha MacIsaac

Writer & Director: Colin Minihan

Genre: Horror, Thriller

A young lesbian couple, Jackie and Jules, decide to celebrate the first anniversary in an isolated cabin surrounded by majestic mountains. All hell breaks loose when Jackie’s mannerism changes and she reveals her unknown dark side to Jules.

51. Things Heard & Seen (2021)

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, James Norton, Natalia Dyer

Writer: Elizabeth Brundage, Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

Director: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

Genre:  Horror, Mystery, Drama

A young woman realizes that both her husband and their new home are hiding sinister secrets. After relocating from Manhattan to a small hamlet, she finds out more about her husband’s past than she bargains with the man who has been calling her wife.

52. Oxygen (2021)

Cast: Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi

Writer: Christie LeBlanc

Director: Alexandre Aja

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A Russian woman wakes up in a cryogenic chamber with no memory of how she got there and must find a way out before she runs out of oxygen.

53. The Conjuring (2013)

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston

Writer: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes |  Director: James Wan

Genre: Horror, Thriller

The Conjuring is one of the greatest horror movies on Netflix. Based on true events, this spine-chiller tells the story of a New England family who begins having encounters with spirits in their farmhouse.

54. The 8th Night (2021)

Cast: Lee Sung-min, Park Hae-joon, Kim Yoo-jeong

Writers: Kim Tae-Hyung

Director: Kim Tae-Hyung

Genre: Horror, Thriller

The paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to London for the aid of a single mother of four children living alone in a house plagued by a malicious spirit.

55. The Nun (2018) 

The Nun

Cast:  Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet

Writers: Gary Dauberman, James Wan

Director: Corin Hardy

Genre: Horror, Mystery

A priest with a haunted past and novitiate on the threshold of her final vows is sent to investigate a suicide case of a young nun in Romania and encounters a supernatural force in the shape of a demonic nun.


Fear Street Part 1-3, Army of the Dead, Oxygen are some of the scariest movies that can be found on Netflix.

Wrapping it Up

So, what are you waiting for? grab a blanket, snacks, and your favorite person because this one is going to be one heck of a scary roller coaster ride. And things will get spooky after a while, so don’t go in unprepared.


Ellison Shirley
Ellison Shirley

Ellison Shirley tends to go down the rabbit hole when it comes to research; hence it’s up to her to present the latest happenings in streaming town. And so she does. A serial binge-watcher, opinionated with a pinch of feminism on top, you name it, she’s a bit of everything.

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