Low Jump Scare Movies

Do you hate being constantly startled by loud noises, cats jumping out of nowhere, or scary faces popping up on the screen? Horror movies without jump scares can be difficult to find, particularly in the case of modern horror where jump scares are regularly used to deliver cheap thrills.

Luckily the team at Wheres The Jump? are here to help. We have compiled a list of over 100 horror, thriller, and sci-fi movies that contain at most 4 jump scares and therefore should be safe for viewers that are looking to avoid these moments.

Movie Name Director Year Jump Count Jump Scare Rating Netflix (US)
1922 Zak Hilditch 2017 2 1.0 Yes
1BR David Marmor 2019 3 0.5 No
8213: Gacy House Anthony Fankhauser 2010 2 0.5 No
A Ghost Story David Lowery 2017 3 1.0 No
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Ana Lily Amirpour 2014 0 0.0 No
Abrakadabra Luciano Onetti, Nicolás Onetti 2018 0 0.0 No
Altered States Ken Russell 1980 2 0.5 No
Amnesiac Michael Polish 2015 1 0.5 No
Annihilation Alex Garland 2018 4 1.5 Yes
Antebellum Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz 2020 2 0.5 No
Antrum David Amito, Michael Laicini 2018 0 0.0 No
Aquaslash Renaud Gauthier 2019 0 0.0 No
Area 51 Oren Peli 2015 4 1.0 No
Arrival Denis Villeneuve 2016 3 0.5 No
Audition Takashi Miike 1999 1 0.5 No
Backcountry Adam MacDonald 2014 4 0.5 Yes
Beauty and the Beast Juraj Herz 1978 2 0.5 No
Before I Wake Mike Flanagan 2016 9 3.0 Yes
Berberian Sound Studio Peter Strickland 2012 0 0.0 No
Berlin Syndrome Cate Shortland 2017 1 0.5 No
Bird Box Susanne Bier 2018 4 0.5 Yes
Black Christmas Bob Clark 1974 4 1.5 No
Black Wake Jeremiah Kipp 2018 2 0.5 No
Blade Stephen Norrington 1998 1 1.0 No
Blood Vessel Justin Dix 2019 3 1.0 No
Bone Tomahawk S. Craig Zahler 2015 0 0.0 No
Born of Fire Jamil Dehlavi 1987 4 1.0 No
Boys in the Trees Nicholas Verso 2016 3 1.0 No
Bram Stoker’s Dracula Francis Ford Coppola 1992 1 0.5 No
Butterfly Kisses Erik Kristopher Myers 2018 2 1.0 No
Cam Daniel Goldhaber 2018 1 0.5 Yes
Camp Twilight Brandon Amelotte 2020 3 1.0 No
Cape Fear Martin Scorsese 1991 4 1.5 No
Cargo Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke 2017 2 0.5 Yes
Carrie Kimberly Peirce 2013 4 1.0 No
Carrie Brian De Palma 1976 1 0.5 No
Cat People Jacques Tourneur 1942 2 1.0 No
Children of Sorrow Jourdan McClure 2012 2 0.5 No
Coherence James War Byrkit 2013 1 0.5 No
Cold Creek Manor Mike Figgis 2003 2 0.5 No
Cold Skin Xavier Gens 2017 4 2.0 No
Color Out of Space Richard Stanley 2019 4 1.0 No
Cube Vincenzo Natali 1997 1 0.5 No
Cujo Lewis Teague 1983 4 1.0 No
Cyberbully Ben Chanan 2015 1 1.0 No
Dark Encounter Carl Strathie 2019 2 0.5 No
Dark Shadows Tim Burton 2012 2 0.5 No
Dead Alive Peter Jackson 1992 3 1.0 No
Dead Calm Phillip Noyce 1989 2 1.0 No
Dead Shack Peter Ricq 2017 3 2.0 No
Deep Dark Michael Medaglia 2015 2 1.0 No
Dementia Mike Testin 2015 0 0.0 No
Devil John Erick Dowdle 2010 4 1.5 No
Devil in the Dark Tim Brown 2017 2 0.5 No
Dismissed Benjamin Arfmann 2017 0 0.0 No
Donnie Darko Richard Kelly 2001 3 1.0 No
Don’t Hang Up Damien Macé, Alexis Wajsbrot 2016 4 4.0 No
Don’t Look Now Nicolas Roeg 1973 1 0.5 No
Dracula Untold Gary Shore 2014 4 1.0 No
Dream House Jim Sheridan 2011 3 0.5 No
Dreamkatcher Kerry Harris 2020 4 1.5 No
Eden Lake James Watkins 2008 3 1.0 No
Emelie Michael Thelin 2015 3 0.5 Yes
Enter the Void Gaspar Noé 2009 3 2.0 No
Eraserhead David Lynch 1977 2 0.5 No
Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil Paul Urkijo Alijo 2017 1 0.5 Yes
Escape Room Adam Robitel 2019 4 1.5 No
Europa Report Sebastián Cordero 2013 1 0.5 No
Eyes Without a Face Georges Franju 1960 1 0.5 No
Final Destination James Wong 2000 4 2.0 Yes
Final Destination 2 David R. Ellis 2003 3 1.0 Yes
Four Hands Oliver Kienle 2017 1 0.5 No
Frailty Bill Paxton 2001 0 0.0 No
Frozen Adam Green 2010 1 0.5 No
Funny Games Michael Haneke 2007 1 0.5 No
Funny Games Michael Haneke 1997 1 0.5 No
Gerald’s Game Mike Flanagan 2017 3 0.5 Yes
Goodnight Mommy Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz 2014 1 0.5 No
Grabbers Jon Wright 2012 1 0.5 No
Green Room Jeremy Saulnier 2015 1 0.5 Yes
Guns Akimbo Jason Lei Howden 2020 2 1.0 No
Hannibal Ridley Scott 2001 2 0.5 No
Hannibal Rising Peter Webber 2007 0 0.0 No
Here Alone Rod Blackhurst 2016 2 0.5 Yes
Hidden Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer 2015 6 1.5 No
Honeymoon Leigh Janiak 2014 3 0.5 No
Horns Alexandre Aja 2013 3 0.5 No
Horse Girl Jeff Baena 2020 1 0.5 Yes
Hostel Eli Roth 2005 2 0.5 No
Hotel Inferno Giulio De Santi 2013 3 1.0 No
Hounds of Love Ben Young 2016 0 0.0 No
Hour of the Wolf Ingmar Bergman 1968 1 0.5 No
House Nobuhiko Obayashi 1977 0 0.0 No
I Am Not a Serial Killer Billy O’Brien 2016 3 1.0 No
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House Oz Perkins 2016 4 0.5 Yes
I Saw The Devil Kim Jee-woon 2010 2 1.0 No
I’m Thinking of Ending Things Charlie Kaufman 2020 1 0.5 Yes
In the Tall Grass Vincenzo Natali 2019 4 1.0 Yes
Inside Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury 2007 4 1.0 No
Intruders Adam Schindler 2015 4 1.0 No
Invasion of the Body Snatchers Philip Kaufman 1978 4 1.0 No
Jacob’s Ladder Adrian Lyne 1990 4 1.0 No
Jaws Steven Spielberg 1975 4 2.5 No
Joy Ride John Dahl 2001 2 0.5 No
Kill List Ben Wheatley 2011 1 0.5 No
Knock Knock Eli Roth 2015 2 0.5 No
Knowing Alex Proyas 2009 2 1.0 No
Koko-di Koko-da Johannes Nyholm 2020 0 0.0 No
Kolobos Daniel Liatowitsch, David Todd Ocvirk 1999 4 1.0 No
Kuroneko Kaneto Shindō 1968 1 0.5 No
Lake Mungo Joel Anderson 2008 1 0.5 No
Let Me In Matt Reeves 2010 3 0.5 No
Let The Right One In Tomas Alfredson 2008 2 0.5 No
Lo Travis Betz 2009 2 0.5 No
Lost Creek Colin Adams-Toomey 2016 2 0.5 No
Lost Highway David Lynch 1997 1 0.5 No
Ma Tate Taylor 2019 3 1.0 No
Maggie Henry Hobson 2015 4 0.5 No
Malice Harold Becker 1993 3 1.0 No
Maximum Overdrive Stephen King 1986 4 1.0 No
May Lucky McKee 2002 0 0.0 No
Mayhem Joe Lynch 2017 2 0.5 No
Megan Is Missing Michael Goi 2011 1 0.5 No
Midsommar Ari Aster 2019 3 1.0 No
Misery Rob Reiner 1990 3 0.5 No
Morgan Luke Scott 2016 3 0.5 No
Mulholland Drive David Lynch 2001 1 1.0 No
My Friend Dahmer Marc Meyers 2017 0 0.0 No
Nerve Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman 2016 1 0.5 No
Night of the Comet Thom Eberhardt 1984 2 0.5 No
Nocturnal Animals Tom Ford 2016 1 1.0 No
Noroi: The Curse Kôji Shiraishi 2005 4 1.0 No
Occult Angel Andy Roberts 2018 3 1.0 No
One Hour Photo Mark Romanek 2002 1 0.5 No
Only Lovers Left Alive Jim Jarmusch 2013 0 0.0 Yes
Perfect Eddie Alcazar 2018 0 0.0 No
Personal Shopper Olivier Assayas 2016 4 0.5 No
Pet Carles Torrens 2016 2 1.0 No
Phoenix Forgotten Justin Barber 2017 0 0.0 No
Pontypool Bruce McDonald 2008 1 0.5 No
Possum Matthew Holness 2018 4 1.0 No
Prevenge Alice Lowe 2016 0 0.5 No
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock 1960 2 0.5 No
Ravenous Antonia Bird 1999 4 1.0 No
Raw Julia Ducournau 2016 3 1.0 Yes
Re-Animator Stuart Gordon 1985 4 1.0 No
Regression Alejandro Amenábar 2015 3 1.0 No
Relic Natalie Erika James 2020 3 0.5 No
Resolution Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead 2012 2 0.5 No
Ringu 0: Birthday Norio Tsuruta 2000 0 0.0 No
Ringu 2 Hideo Nakata 1999 1 0.5 No
Ringu: Kanzenban Chisui Takigawa 1995 2 0.5 No
Rosemary’s Baby Roman Polanski 1968 0 0.0 No
Sadako Hideo Nakata 2019 3 0.5 No
Saint Maud Rose Glass 2020 2 1.0 No
Savage Intruder Donald Wolfe 1970 3 0.5 No
Saw VI Kevin Greutert 2009 2 0.5 No
Scare Me Josh Ruben 2020 4 0.5 No
Searching Aneesh Chaganty 2018 0 0.0 No
Sequence Break Graham Skipper 2017 3 0.5 No
Session 9 Brad Anderson 2001 0 0.0 No
Seven David Fincher 1995 1 0.5 No
Sleepy Hollow Tim Burton 1999 1 0.5 No
Sphere Barry Levinson 1998 4 1.0 Yes
Spiral George Iida 1998 1 0.5 No
Split M. Night Shyamalan 2016 3 0.5 No
Spring Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead 2014 1 0.5 No
Sputnik Egor Abramenko 2020 3 0.5 No
StageFright Michele Soavi 1987 2 0.5 No
Stake Land Jim Mickle 2010 1 0.5 No
Starfish A.T. White 2018 4 1.0 No
Suspiria Luca Guadagnino 2018 2 0.5 No
The 9th Life of Louis Drax Alexandre Aja 2016 4 1.0 No
The ABCs of Death 27 different directors 2012 0 0.0 No
The Abyss James Cameron 1989 2 0.5 No
The Beach House Jeffrey A. Brown 2020 1 0.5 No
The Blackcoat’s Daughter Osgood Perkins 2015 3 0.5 No
The Blair Witch Project Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez 1999 0 0.0 No
The Boy Craig Macneill 2015 1 0.5 No
The Butterfly Effect Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber 2004 4 1.0 No
The Canal Ivan Kavanagh 2014 4 2.0 No
The Clovehitch Killer Duncan Skiles 2018 0 0.0 No
The Collector Marcus Dunstan 2009 2 1.0 No
The Conspiracy Christopher MacBride 2012 1 0.5 No
The Conversation Francis Ford Coppola 1974 1 0.5 No
The Craft Andrew Fleming 1996 4 1.0 No
The Cropsey Incident Julian Grant 2017 0 0.0 No
The Dead Don’t Die Jim Jarmusch 2019 0 0.0 No
The Devil’s Backbone Guillermo del Toro 2001 4 1.5 No
The Devil’s Rejects Rob Zombie 2005 0 0.0 No
The Eyes of My Mother Nicolas Pesce 2016 0 0.0 Yes
The Final Destination David R. Ellis 2009 4 1.0 No
The Fly David Cronenberg 1986 2 0.5 No
The Fourth Kind Olatunde Osunsanmi 2009 3 1.0 No
The Girl with All the Gifts Colm McCarthy 2016 3 1.0 No
The Green Inferno Eli Roth 2013 4 1.0 No
The Happening M. Night Shyamalan 2008 1 0.5 No
The Harvest John McNaughton 2013 0 0.0 No
The Haunting Robert Wise 1963 3 1.0 No
The Heretics Chad Archibald 2017 4 1.5 Yes
The Hole Nick Hamm 2001 3 0.5 No
The House of the Devil Ti West 2009 4 1.0 No
The Human Centipede – First Sequence Tom Six 2009 4 1.5 No
The Hunt Craig Zobel 2020 4 1.0 No
The Innocents Jack Clayton 1961 4 0.5 No
The Killing of a Sacred Deer Yorgos Lanthimos 2017 3 0.5 No
The Last Broadcast Stefan Avalos, Lance Weiler 1998 1 0.5 No
The Last House on the Left Dennis Iliadis 2009 4 0.5 No
The Lighthouse Robert Eggers 2019 4 1.0 No
The Limehouse Golem Juan Carlos Medina 2016 0 0.0 No
The Little Stranger Lenny Abrahamson 2018 0 0.0 No
The Lodge Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz 2020 4 1.5 No
The Love Witch Anna Biller 2016 0 0.0 No
The Lovebirds Michael Showalter 2020 2 0.5 Yes
The Loved Ones Sean Byrne 2009 3 1.0 No
The McPherson Tape Dean Alioto 1989 0 0.0 No
The Midnight Meat Train Ryûhei Kitamura 2008 1 0.5 No
The Mothman Prophecies Mark Pellington 2002 4 1.0 No
The Neighbor Marcus Dunstan 2016 3 1.0 No
The Neon Demon Nicolas Winding Refn 2016 2 0.5 No
The Nightmare Gallery Gene Blalock 2019 2 0.5 No
The Ninth Gate Roman Polanski 1999 0 0.0 No
The Number 23 Joel Schumacher 2007 3 0.5 No
The Omen Richard Donner 1976 1 0.5 No
The Ones Below David Farr 2015 0 0.0 Yes
The Others Alejandro Amenábar 2001 4 2.0 No
The Perfection Richard Shepard 2019 1 0.5 Yes
The Pool Ping Lumpraploeng 2018 2 1.0 No
The Poughkeepsie Tapes John Erick Dowdle 2007 4 1.0 No
The Return of the Living Dead Dan O’Bannon 1985 1 0.5 No
The Ring Virus Kim Dong-bin 1999 3 0.5 No
The Sacrament Ti West 2013 2 0.5 No
The Sand Isaac Gabaeff 2015 0 0.0 No
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro 2017 2 0.5 No
The Shining Stanley Kubrick 1980 3 0.5 Yes
The Silence of the Lambs Jonathan Demme 1991 0 0.0 No
The Stalker John Giorgio 2020 0 0.0 No
The Swerve Dean Kapsalis 2019 0 0.0 No
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Tobe Hooper 1974 2 1.0 No
The Transfiguration Michael O’Shea 2016 2 1.0 No
The Vast of Night Andrew Patterson 2020 0 0.0 No
The Village M. Night Shyamalan 2004 4 1.0 No
The Voices Marjane Satrapi 2014 3 0.5 No
The Wailing Na Hong-jin 2016 4 1.0 Yes
The Wicker Man Robin Hardy 1973 4 0.5 No
The Witch Robert Eggers 2015 4 1.5 Yes
Thesis Alejandro Amenábar 1996 3 0.5 No
They Look Like People Perry Blackshear 2015 2 0.5 No
Timecrimes Nacho Vigalondo 2007 3 0.5 No
Train to Busan Sang-ho Yeon 2016 4 1.0 Yes
Trash Fire Richard Bates Jr. 2016 0 0.0 Yes
Tusk Kevin Smith 2014 0 0.0 Yes
Unsane Steven Soderbergh 2018 2 0.5 No
Vacancy 3: Terror Trap Dan Garcia 2010 1 0.5 No
Van Helsing Stephen Sommers 2004 3 0.5 No
VFW Joe Begos 2019 2 1.0 No
Vivarium Lorcan Finnegan 2020 0 0.0 No
Wait Until Dark Terence Young 1967 1 0.5 No
Watch If You Dare Jill Gevargizian, Andy Stewart, Christopher G. Moore 2018 0 0.0 No
Wildling Fritz Böhm 2018 4 1.5 No
Wolf Creek Greg McLean 2005 0 0.0 No
WolfCop Lowell Dean 2014 0 0.0 No
Would You Rather David Guy Levy 2012 3 1.0 Yes
Zodiac David Fincher 2007 3 0.5 No
Zombieland: Double Tap Ruben Fleischer 2019 2 0.5 No