What Movie on Netflix Is Scary?

If you’re in the mood for a scary movie, Netflix has a ton of options to choose from. But with so many choices, it can be overwhelming to decide which one to watch.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some of the scariest movies currently available on Netflix. Get ready to be spooked!

The Ritual

If you’re a fan of horror movies set in the great outdoors, then “The Ritual” is definitely worth checking out. This British horror flick follows four friends who take a hiking trip through the Swedish wilderness in honor of their deceased friend. But things take a turn for the worse when they stumble upon an ancient pagan cult and become hunted by a terrifying creature.

Bird Box

“Bird Box” became an instant hit when it was released on Netflix in 2018. Starring Sandra Bullock, this post-apocalyptic thriller follows a mother and her two children as they navigate a world where mysterious creatures have caused most of humanity to commit suicide.

The catch? If you look at them, you die too.

Gerald’s Game

Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, “Gerald’s Game” is not your typical horror movie. It follows Jessie Burlingame (Carla Gugino), who is left handcuffed to a bed in an isolated cabin after her husband Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) dies during a sex game gone wrong. As she struggles to survive and escape, she begins to confront her own demons and traumatic past.

The Haunting of Hill House

Okay, technically this isn’t a movie – it’s a TV series – but we couldn’t leave it off the list. “The Haunting of Hill House” is one of Netflix’s most popular original series, and for good reason.

This chilling adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s novel follows the Crain family as they confront the ghosts of their past in the haunted Hill House. With jump scares, creepy imagery, and a gripping storyline, this series is not for the faint of heart.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

This indie horror movie may have flown under your radar, but it’s definitely worth a watch. Starring Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch, “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” follows father-and-son coroners who receive a mysterious unidentified body at their morgue. As they begin to perform an autopsy, they discover strange and terrifying things about the corpse that suggest it may not be entirely human.


If you’re looking for a foreign horror film to add to your watchlist, “Veronica” is a great choice. This Spanish language movie is based on true events and follows a teenage girl who attempts to summon her dead father using a Ouija board with her friends. But when something goes wrong during the ritual, she becomes haunted by a malevolent presence that threatens her and her family.


There you have it – some of the scariest movies currently streaming on Netflix. Whether you prefer supernatural scares or psychological thrillers, there’s something on this list for everyone. So grab some popcorn and get ready to scream!