Highest-Rated Movies about 'Frightening', Sort by Popularity

A Fistful of Dollars (1964), One Day in September (1999), The Ring (1998), Spider Baby (1964), Rogue (2013), Cure (1997), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), Terror at the Opera (1987) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Frightening movies.

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

Sergio Leone's classic about a mysterious drifter's involvement with warring factions in a Mexican border town.

mercenary, sheriff, criminal, brother, soldier, hostage, cool

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One Day in September (1999)

Filmmaker Kevin MacDonald documents terrorism against Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Narrated by Michael Douglas.

athlete, police officer, terrorist, tense, chilling, frightening, munich

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The Ring (1998)

When her niece is found dead along with three friends after viewing a supposedly cursed videotape, reporter Reiko Asakawa (Nanako Matsushima) sets out to investigate. Along with her ex-husband, Ryuji (Hiroyuki Sanada), Reiko finds the tape, watches it -- and promptly receives a phone call informing her that she'll die in a week. Determined to get to the bottom of the curse, Reiko and Ryuji discover the video's origin and attempt to solve an old murder that could break the spell.

reporter, ex-husband, teenager, niece, friend, creepy, frightening

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Spider Baby (1964)

A servant (Lon Chaney Jr.) watches over family members who, by the age of 10, begin devolving into primitive, cannibalistic creatures.

chauffeur, child, lawyer, relative, sister, cousin, eerie

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Rogue (2013)

An undercover detective is tormented by the possibility that her actions contributed to a tragedy.

journalist, guide, ex-husband, photographer, teen girl, father, frightening

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Cure (1997)

A Tokyo detective (Koji Yakusho) investigates a series of murders committed in exactly the same way by people who seem to have no connection.

detective, killer, police officer, victim, creepy, chilling, frightening

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

A good London doctor (John Barrymore) develops a potion to prove a theory, tests it on himself, and turns evil.

scientist, friend, dancer, colleague, mr. hyde, dr. jekyll, dark

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Terror at the Opera (1987)

A hooded figure forces a young diva (Cristina Marsillach) to watch as he murders performers in a production of Verdi's opera "Macbeth."

actress, opera singer, opera director, murderer, macbeth, detective, bleak

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A Quiet Place Part II (2021)

Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

mother, survivor, monster, father, deaf child, tense, bleak

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Death Line (1972)

A police inspector (Donald Pleasence) discovers that descendants of survivors of a cave-in in the early 1900s are eating London subway riders.

government official, passenger, survivor, gory, frightening, frenetic, shocking

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The Dark Knight (2008)

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

villain, superhero, criminal, gangster, batman, district attorney, dark

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Bones (2005)

Dr. Temperance Brennan uses impressive forensics skills to solve murders.

hustler, corrupt cop, friend, girlfriend, club owner, ghost, dark

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The Red Tent (1971)

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen (Sean Connery) leads a 1928 North Pole air search for Italian explorer Umberto Nobile (Peter Finch).

elderly man, explorer, ghost, aviator, captain, bleak, brutal

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The Corporation (2003)

Filmmakers Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott examine the concept of the corporation and its role in society.

noam chomsky, activist, expert, ceo, michael moore, frightening, disheartening

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Fight Club (1999)

An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

salesman, rebel, boss, love interest, friend, traveling salesman, dark

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Duel (1971)

The unseen driver of a tailgating semi tries to run a traveling salesman (Dennis Weaver) off the road.

salesman, truck driver, brutal, frightening, suspenseful, freeway, diner

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Sputnik (2020)

Summoned to a secluded research facility, a controversial young doctor examines a cosmonaut who returned to Earth with an alien parasite inside of him.

doctor, astronaut, survivor, bleak, dark, disturbing, frightening

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Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders (2006)

Filmmaker James D. Scurlock examines the outrageous practices that consumer-lending and credit-card companies use to rack up huge profits while bleeding customers dry.

loan shark, real estate agent, telemarketer, student, mother, emotional, disheartening

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Sisters (1973)

A newswoman (Jennifer Salt) and a private eye (Charles Durning) probe a murder confused by separated Siamese twins (Margot Kidder).

reporter, model, police officer, private investigator, man, sister, frightening

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Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

husband, son, daughter, masked man, stranger, uneasy, frightening

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Life Is Beautiful (1997)

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

father, mother, son, waiter, schoolteacher, nazi, moving

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The Day After (1983)

A doctor (Jason Robards) cares for survivors roaming scorched Kansas in the aftermath of a Russian nuclear attack, while others face hopelessness for the future.

doctor, wife, professor, soldier, student, disturbing, frightening

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The Departed (2006)

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

mobster, criminal, cop, informant, girlfriend, wife, dark

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

batman, commissioner, cat woman, terrorist, butler, superhero, brooding

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Full Metal Jacket (1987)

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

marine, journalist, drill instructor, sergeant, photographer, prostitute, dark

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Aliens (1986)

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

marines, corporate stooge, survivor, android, alien, frightening, dark

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The Mimic (2017)

A woman searching for her missing son takes in a girl she finds near Mt. Jang.

child, parent, ghost, thrilling, suspenseful, striking, rousing

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Subspecies (1991)

American coeds must be saved from a Transylvania vampire (Anders Hove) and his Mohawk-hairdo offspring.

student, vampire, brother, uneasy, tense, suspenseful, sultry

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Bed of the Dead (2016)

Four people become stuck on a haunted bed and plagued by terrifying hallucinations. They must solve the bed's secrets or face certain death.

supernatural being, young person, friend, survivor, police officer, murderer, brutal

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Downfall (2004)

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

dictator, josef goebbels, wife, secretary, nazi, frightening, bleak

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