The following table shows the 80 highest rated thriller and horror movies with no more than 25,000 ratings on IMDb. By excluding movies with more than 25,000 votes we hope to provide a diverse list of horror and thriller movies that are relatively unknown to most people.

Our overall ratings for each movie are calculated as as average of each movies’ Metacritic score, Rotten Tomatoes critic and audience rating, IMDb rating, and Letterboxd rating. Due to a lack of Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes scores for many older movies, only films released from the year 1999 onwards are included.

Non-English-language movies are listed in italics.

You might also be interested in our post on the top foreign horror films.

MovieYearGenreMetacriticRT
Critic
RT
Audience
IMDbLetterboxdOverall
Rating
The Wailing2016Horror/Mystery808182767679.0
Train to Busan2016Horror/Action737286797476.8
A Girl Walks Home
Alone at Night
2014Horror818076707476.2
Housebound2014Horror/Comedy767674687072.8
Why Don't You Play in Hell?2013Thriller/Comedy687176727672.6
Ink2009Thriller/FantasyN/A7678706672.5
Taxidermia2006Horror/Comedy836774706872.4
Sleep Tight2011Thriller707374727272.2
Goodnight Mommy2014Horror817370676671.4
The Invitation2015Thriller/Mystery747472667071.2
The Square2008Thriller757370686870.8
Resolution2012Thriller/Mystery787670626670.4
Red White & Blue2010Horror/Thriller816870646870.2
Spring2014Horror/Romance697472676870.0
Faults2014Thriller/Mystery707170677069.6
Three... Extremes2004Horror666874716869.4
Lunacy2005Horror/Drama636378737069.4
Sightseers2012Horror/Comedy697468656868.8
Berberian Sound Studio2012Horror807164626668.6
Nina Forever2015Horror/Comedy758068566468.6
Behind the Mask:
The Rise of Leslie Vernon
2006Horror/Comedy666972686868.6
Ripley's Game2003ThrillerN/A7268676668.3
He Never Died2015Horror/Comedy726972646468.2
Sound of My Voice2011Thriller/Mystery676970676868.2
Gozu2003Horror586376717268.0
Creep2014Horror/Thriller747270626268.0
Cheap Thrills2013Thriller636972686868.0
A Field in England2014Horror/Drama737266636668.0
Fido2006Horror/Comedy706572686467.8
Tale of Tales2015Horror/Fantasy726968646667.8
Compliance2012Thriller687568646467.8
Kairo (Pulse)2001Horror706866666867.6
Cold Fish2010Horror/Thriller665972717067.6
Julia's Eyes2010Thriller/MysteryN/A6670676667.3
Lake Mungo2008Horror/DramaN/A7468616667.3
Witching and Bitching2013Horror/Comedy736668646467.0
Dead Snow 2:
Red vs. Dead
2014Horror/Comedy596872706667.0
Amer2009Horror726864636666.6
Pontypool2008Horror547270677066.6
Red2008Thriller616372716666.6
Deathgasm2015Horror/Comedy656472636666.0
Cop Car2015Thriller667064626665.6
In My Skin2002Horror/Drama686070636665.4
The Final Girls2015Horror/Comedy596272676665.2
The Happiness of the Katakuris2002Horror/Comedy606258727264.8
The Conspiracy2012Horror/ThrillerN/A6570646064.8
We Are What We Are2013Horror717062586264.6
Killers2014Horror517268656464.0
Dead End2003Thriller/MysteryN/A6166676264.0
R-Point2005HorrorN/A6268646264.0
Some Guy Who Kills People2011Horror/ComedyN/A6070646264.0
The Eclipse2009Horror/Romance676760626263.6
We Are Still Here2015Horror657264576063.6
Enduring Love2004Thriller/Drama616266646463.4
Stuck2008Thriller616364656463.4
Ils (Them)2007Horror/Thriller606068656463.4
Backcountry2014Horror/Thriller626766606063.0
Kinatay2009Horror/Crime575966666662.8
Afflicted2013Horror/Thriller566666636262.6
The Signal2007Horror/Thriller615966636462.6
100 Bloody Acres2012Horror/Comedy636562606262.4
Southbound2015Horror586666606262.4
Tell Me Something1999Horror/Crime615564666462.0
The Woman2011Horror586366616262.0
The Taking of Deborah Logan2014HorrorN/A6662606062.0
The Children2008HorrorN/A6562606061.8
The Dark Hours2005Horror/Thriller635864616261.6
Emelie2015Thriller626666555661.0
I Sell The Dead2008Horror/Comedy625962616060.8
The Bay2012Horror/Mystery656660565660.6
Willard2003Horror/Drama616258626060.6
In Fear2013Horror/Thriller666858555660.6
Banshee Chapter2013Horror626460625460.4
The Harvest2013Horror/Thriller685662605660.4
Black Sheep2006Horror/Comedy626362585660.2
Honeymoon2014Horror655760566260.0
The Canal2014Horror/Thriller556064596260.0
Below2002Horror556262625859.8
What We Become2015Horror606656585859.6
The Perfect Host2010Thriller/Comedy485168686259.4
Heartless2009Horror/Fantasy605862585859.2
Bad Milo2013Horror/Comedy625962575659.2