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) IMDb
1922 Zak Hilditch 2017 2 1.0 Yes 6.5
1BR David Marmor 2019 3 0.5 No 5.8
8213: Gacy House Anthony Fankhauser 2010 2 0.5 No 3.2
A Ghost Story David Lowery 2017 3 1.0 No 7.0
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Ana Lily Amirpour 2014 0 0.0 No 7.1
Altered States Ken Russell 1980 2 0.5 No 6.9
Amnesiac Michael Polish 2015 1 0.5 No 4.3
Annihilation Alex Garland 2018 4 1.5 Yes 6.9
Antrum David Amito, Michael Laicini 2018 0 0.0 No 4.7
Arrival Denis Villeneuve 2016 3 0.5 No 7.9
Audition Takashi Miike 1999 1 0.5 No 7.2
Backcountry Adam MacDonald 2014 4 0.5 Yes 6.1
Before I Wake Mike Flanagan 2016 9 3.0 Yes 6.1
Berberian Sound Studio Peter Strickland 2012 0 0.0 No 6.2
Berlin Syndrome Cate Shortland 2017 1 0.5 No 6.3
Bird Box Susanne Bier 2018 4 0.5 Yes 6.8
Black Christmas Bob Clark 1974 4 1.5 No 7.2
Blade Stephen Norrington 1998 1 1.0 No 7.1
Bone Tomahawk S. Craig Zahler 2015 0 0.0 No 7.1
Bram Stoker’s Dracula Francis Ford Coppola 1992 1 0.5 No 7.5
Cam Daniel Goldhaber 2018 1 0.5 Yes 6.0
Cape Fear Martin Scorsese 1991 4 1.5 No 7.3
Cargo Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke 2017 2 0.5 Yes 6.3
Carrie Brian De Palma 1976 1 0.5 No 7.4
Carrie Kimberly Peirce 2013 4 1.0 No 5.9
Cat People Jacques Tourneur 1942 2 1.0 No 7.4
Color Out of Space Richard Stanley 2019 4 1.0 No 6.2
Cube Vincenzo Natali 1997 1 0.5 No 7.3
Cujo Lewis Teague 1983 4 1.0 No 6.0
Cyberbully Ben Chanan 2015 1 1.0 No 7.0
Dark Encounter Carl Strathie 2019 2 0.5 No 5.0
Dark Shadows Tim Burton 2012 2 0.5 No 6.2
Dead Alive Peter Jackson 1992 3 1.0 No 7.6
Dead Calm Phillip Noyce 1989 2 1.0 No 6.8
Deep Dark Michael Medaglia 2015 2 1.0 No 5.0
Dementia Mike Testin 2015 0 0.0 No 5.0
Devil John Erick Dowdle 2010 4 1.5 No 6.3
Dismissed Benjamin Arfmann 2017 0 0.0 No 5.8
Donnie Darko Richard Kelly 2001 3 1.0 No 8.1
Don’t Hang Up Damien Macé, Alexis Wajsbrot 2016 4 4.0 No 5.6
Dracula Untold Gary Shore 2014 4 1.0 No 6.3
Dream House Jim Sheridan 2011 3 0.5 No 6.0
Dreamkatcher Kerry Harris 2020 4 1.5 No 3.8
Eden Lake James Watkins 2008 3 1.0 No 6.8
Emelie Michael Thelin 2015 3 0.5 Yes 5.4
Enter the Void Gaspar Noé 2009 3 2.0 No 7.3
Escape Room Adam Robitel 2019 4 1.5 No 6.3
Europa Report Sebastián Cordero 2013 1 0.5 No 6.5
Eyes Without a Face Georges Franju 1960 1 0.5 No 7.7
Final Destination James Wong 2000 4 2.0 Yes 6.7
Final Destination 2 David R. Ellis 2003 3 1.0 Yes 6.2
Frailty Bill Paxton 2001 0 0.0 No 7.3
Funny Games Michael Haneke 1997 1 0.5 No 7.6
Funny Games Michael Haneke 2007 1 0.5 No 6.5
Gerald’s Game Mike Flanagan 2017 3 0.5 Yes 6.6
Goodnight Mommy Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz 2014 1 0.5 No 6.7
Green Room Jeremy Saulnier 2015 1 0.5 Yes 7.2
Guns Akimbo Jason Lei Howden 2020 2 1.0 No 6.3
Hannibal Ridley Scott 2001 2 0.5 No 6.8
Hannibal Rising Peter Webber 2007 0 0.0 No 6.2
Here Alone Rod Blackhurst 2016 2 0.5 Yes 5.6
Hidden Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer 2015 6 1.5 No 6.4
Honeymoon Leigh Janiak 2014 3 0.5 No 5.6
Horns Alexandre Aja 2013 3 0.5 No 6.5
Horse Girl Jeff Baena 2020 1 0.5 Yes 5.9
Hostel Eli Roth 2005 2 0.5 No 5.9
Hotel Inferno Giulio De Santi 2013 3 1.0 No 4.7
Hounds of Love Ben Young 2016 0 0.0 No 6.6
Hour of the Wolf Ingmar Bergman 1968 1 0.5 No 7.7
House Nobuhiko Obayashi 1977 0 0.0 No 7.4
I Am Not a Serial Killer Billy O’Brien 2016 3 1.0 No 6.2
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House Oz Perkins 2016 4 0.5 Yes 4.7
In the Tall Grass Vincenzo Natali 2019 4 1.0 Yes 5.5
Inside Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury 2007 4 1.0 No 6.9
Intruders Adam Schindler 2015 4 1.0 No 5.7
Invasion of the Body Snatchers Philip Kaufman 1978 4 1.0 No 7.4
Jacob’s Ladder Adrian Lyne 1990 4 1.0 No 7.5
Jaws Steven Spielberg 1975 4 2.5 No 8.1
Joy Ride John Dahl 2001 2 0.5 No 6.6
Kill List Ben Wheatley 2011 1 0.5 No 6.3
Knock Knock Eli Roth 2015 2 0.5 No 4.9
Knowing Alex Proyas 2009 2 1.0 No 6.2
Lake Mungo Joel Anderson 2008 1 0.5 No 6.1
Let Me In Matt Reeves 2010 3 0.5 No 7.2
Let The Right One In Tomas Alfredson 2008 2 0.5 No 8.0
Ma Tate Taylor 2019 3 1.0 No 5.7
Maggie Henry Hobson 2015 4 0.5 No 5.6
Malice Harold Becker 1993 3 1.0 No 6.4
May Lucky McKee 2002 0 0.0 No 6.7
Mayhem Joe Lynch 2017 2 0.5 No 6.5
Megan Is Missing Michael Goi 2011 1 0.5 No 4.9
Midsommar Ari Aster 2019 3 1.0 No 7.4
Misery Rob Reiner 1990 3 0.5 No 7.8
Morgan Luke Scott 2016 3 0.5 No 5.9
Mulholland Drive David Lynch 2001 1 1.0 No 8.0
My Friend Dahmer Marc Meyers 2017 0 0.0 No 6.5
Nerve Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman 2016 1 0.5 No 6.7
Nocturnal Animals Tom Ford 2016 1 1.0 No 7.5
Noroi: The Curse Kôji Shiraishi 2005 4 1.0 No 7.0
One Hour Photo Mark Romanek 2002 1 0.5 No 6.8
Only Lovers Left Alive Jim Jarmusch 2013 0 0.0 Yes 7.3
Perfect Eddie Alcazar 2018 0 0.0 No 5.6
Personal Shopper Olivier Assayas 2016 4 0.5 No 6.2
Pet Carles Torrens 2016 2 1.0 No 5.7
Pontypool Bruce McDonald 2008 1 0.5 No 6.7
Prevenge Alice Lowe 2016 0 0.5 No 6.1
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock 1960 2 0.5 No 8.6
Ravenous Antonia Bird 1999 4 1.0 No 7.1
Raw Julia Ducournau 2016 3 1.0 Yes 7.1
Re-Animator Stuart Gordon 1985 4 1.0 No 7.3
Regression Alejandro Amenábar 2015 3 1.0 No 5.7
Resolution Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead 2012 2 0.5 No 6.2
Ringu 0: Birthday Norio Tsuruta 2000 0 0.0 No 6.0
Ringu 2 Hideo Nakata 1999 1 0.5 No 5.9
Ringu: Kanzenban Chisui Takigawa 1995 2 0.5 No 6.3
Rosemary’s Baby Roman Polanski 1968 0 0.0 No 8.0
Sadako Hideo Nakata 2019 3 0.5 No 4.1
Saw VI Kevin Greutert 2009 2 0.5 No 6.0
Searching Aneesh Chaganty 2018 0 0.0 No 7.7
Session 9 Brad Anderson 2001 0 0.0 No 6.5
Seven David Fincher 1995 1 0.5 No 8.6
Sleepy Hollow Tim Burton 1999 1 0.5 No 7.4
Sphere Barry Levinson 1998 4 1.0 Yes 6.0
Spiral George Iida 1998 1 0.5 No 5.2
Split M. Night Shyamalan 2016 3 0.5 No 7.3
Spring Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead 2014 1 0.5 No 6.6
Stake Land Jim Mickle 2010 1 0.5 No 6.5
Suspiria Luca Guadagnino 2018 2 0.5 No 7.1
The 9th Life of Louis Drax Alexandre Aja 2016 4 1.0 No 6.3
The ABCs of Death 27 different directors 2012 0 0.0 No 4.7
The Abyss James Cameron 1989 2 0.5 No 7.6
The Blackcoat’s Daughter Osgood Perkins 2015 3 0.5 No 5.9
The Blair Witch Project Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez 1999 0 0.0 No 6.4
The Boy Craig Macneill 2015 1 0.5 No 5.4
The Butterfly Effect Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber 2004 4 1.0 No 7.7
The Canal Ivan Kavanagh 2014 4 2.0 No 5.9
The Collector Marcus Dunstan 2009 2 1.0 No 6.4
The Conspiracy Christopher MacBride 2012 1 0.5 No 6.4
The Conversation Francis Ford Coppola 1974 1 0.5 No 7.9
The Craft Andrew Fleming 1996 4 1.0 No 6.3
The Cropsey Incident Julian Grant 2017 0 0.0 No 3.4
The Dead Don’t Die Jim Jarmusch 2019 0 0.0 No 5.6
The Devil’s Backbone Guillermo del Toro 2001 4 1.5 No 7.5
The Devil’s Rejects Rob Zombie 2005 0 0.0 No 6.9
The Eyes of My Mother Nicolas Pesce 2016 0 0.0 Yes 6.3
The Final Destination David R. Ellis 2009 4 1.0 No 5.2
The Fly David Cronenberg 1986 2 0.5 No 7.5
The Fourth Kind Olatunde Osunsanmi 2009 3 1.0 No 5.9
The Girl with All the Gifts Colm McCarthy 2016 3 1.0 No 6.8
The Green Inferno Eli Roth 2013 4 1.0 No 5.3
The Happening M. Night Shyamalan 2008 1 0.5 No 5.0
The Harvest John McNaughton 2013 0 0.0 No 5.9
The Haunting Robert Wise 1963 3 1.0 No 7.6
The Heretics Chad Archibald 2017 4 1.5 Yes 4.7
The Hole Nick Hamm 2001 3 0.5 No 6.2
The House of the Devil Ti West 2009 4 1.0 No 6.4
The Human Centipede – First Sequence Tom Six 2009 4 1.5 No 4.4
The Hunt Craig Zobel 2020 4 1.0 No 6.4
The Innocents Jack Clayton 1961 4 0.5 No 7.9
The Killing of a Sacred Deer Yorgos Lanthimos 2017 3 0.5 No 7.0
The Last House on the Left Dennis Iliadis 2009 4 0.5 No 6.6
The Lighthouse Robert Eggers 2019 4 1.0 No 7.7
The Limehouse Golem Juan Carlos Medina 2016 0 0.0 No 6.4
The Little Stranger Lenny Abrahamson 2018 0 0.0 No 5.6
The Lodge Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz 2020 4 1.5 No 6.2
The Love Witch Anna Biller 2016 0 0.0 No 6.2
The Midnight Meat Train Ryûhei Kitamura 2008 1 0.5 No 6.2
The Mothman Prophecies Mark Pellington 2002 4 1.0 No 6.5
The Neighbor Marcus Dunstan 2016 3 1.0 No 5.3
The Neon Demon Nicolas Winding Refn 2016 2 0.5 No 6.2
The Ninth Gate Roman Polanski 1999 0 0.0 No 6.7
The Number 23 Joel Schumacher 2007 3 0.5 No 6.4
The Omen Richard Donner 1976 1 0.5 No 7.6
The Ones Below David Farr 2015 0 0.0 Yes 6.1
The Others Alejandro Amenábar 2001 4 2.0 No 7.6
The Perfection Richard Shepard 2019 1 0.5 Yes 6.1
The Poughkeepsie Tapes John Erick Dowdle 2007 4 1.0 No 6.1
The Return of the Living Dead Dan O’Bannon 1985 1 0.5 No 7.3
The Ring Virus Kim Dong-bin 1999 3 0.5 No 6.1
The Sacrament Ti West 2013 2 0.5 No 6.1
The Sand Isaac Gabaeff 2015 0 0.0 No 3.8
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro 2017 2 0.5 No 7.3
The Shining Stanley Kubrick 1980 3 0.5 Yes 8.5
The Silence of the Lambs Jonathan Demme 1991 0 0.0 No 8.6
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Tobe Hooper 1974 2 1.0 No 7.5
The Transfiguration Michael O’Shea 2016 2 1.0 No 5.9
The Village M. Night Shyamalan 2004 4 1.0 No 6.5
The Voices Marjane Satrapi 2014 3 0.5 No 6.3
The Wailing Na Hong-jin 2016 4 1.0 Yes 7.5
The Wicker Man Robin Hardy 1973 4 0.5 No 7.6
The Witch Robert Eggers 2015 4 1.5 Yes 6.8
Thesis Alejandro Amenábar 1996 3 0.5 No 7.5
They Look Like People Perry Blackshear 2015 2 0.5 No 6.1
Timecrimes Nacho Vigalondo 2007 3 0.5 No 7.2
Train to Busan Sang-ho Yeon 2016 4 1.0 Yes 7.5
Trash Fire Richard Bates Jr. 2016 0 0.0 Yes 5.8
Tusk Kevin Smith 2014 0 0.0 Yes 5.4
Unsane Steven Soderbergh 2018 2 0.5 No 6.7
Van Helsing Stephen Sommers 2004 3 0.5 No 6.1
Wait Until Dark Terence Young 1967 1 0.5 No 7.9
Wildling Fritz Böhm 2018 4 1.5 No 5.5
Wolf Creek Greg McLean 2005 0 0.0 No 6.3
Would You Rather David Guy Levy 2012 3 1.0 Yes 5.8
Zodiac David Fincher 2007 3 0.5 No 7.7