Top rated genuinely frightening movies with a familiar theme

Check out today’s highest ranked genuinely frightening movies with a familiar theme! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best genuinely frightening movies with a familiar theme, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 His House (2020)

After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.

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2020-01-27 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku

Rating

rating icon 6.436
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    few jump scares
  2. Ranked #1 for
    effectively scary
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fresh spin

Trailer

His House trailer
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2 Candyman (2021)

Anthony and his partner move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini-Green. After a chance encounter with an old-timer exposes Anthony to the true story behind Candyman, he unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence.

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2021-08-25 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris

Rating

rating icon 6.043
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sociopolitical
  2. Ranked #1 for
    socially aware character
  3. Ranked #2 for
    Urban Legend

Trailer

Candyman trailer
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3 Saint Maud (2020)

Having recently found God, self-effacing young nurse Maud arrives at a plush home to care for Amanda, a hedonistic dancer left frail from a chronic illness. When a chance encounter with a former colleague throws up hints of a dark past, it becomes clear there is more to sweet Maud than meets the eye.

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2020-10-09 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle

Rating

rating icon 6.582
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fanatic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    psychological character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fanaticism

Trailer

Saint Maud trailer
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4 The Dark and the Wicked (2020)

On a secluded farm in a nondescript rural town, a man is slowly dying. His family gathers to mourn, and soon a darkness grows, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that something evil is taking over the family.

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2020-10-29 | Horror / Drama

Cast

Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr.

Rating

rating icon 6.144
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    frightening
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with eeriness
  3. Ranked #1 for
    atmospheric

Trailer

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5 Hatching (2022)

12 year old Tinja is desperate to please her mother, a woman obsessed with presenting the image of a perfect family. One night, Tinja finds a strange egg. What hatches is beyond belief.

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2022-03-04 | Horror / Fantasy

Cast

Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä

Rating

rating icon 6.255
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    greatest
  2. Ranked #1 for
    allegoric
  3. Ranked #1 for
    coolest

Trailer

Hatching trailer
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6 The Night House (2021)

Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. Soon she begins to uncover her recently deceased husband's disturbing secrets.

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2021-07-15 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg

Rating

rating icon 6.603
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    gotcha
  2. Ranked #2 for
    like Marrowbone
  3. Ranked #2 for
    psychologically horrifying

Trailer

The Night House trailer
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7 Us (2019)

Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

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2019-03-14 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke

Rating

rating icon 6.969
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    illogical
  2. Ranked #2 for
    with WTF moments
  3. Ranked #4 for
    hyped up

Trailer

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8 The Black Phone (2022)

Finney Blake, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.

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2022-06-22 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Mason Thames, Ethan Hawke

Rating

rating icon 7.617
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bone chilling
  2. Ranked #2 for
    lovecraftian
  3. Ranked #4 for
    absolutely terrifying

Trailer

The Black Phone trailer
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9 Nope (2022)

Residents in a lonely gulch of inland California bear witness to an uncanny, chilling discovery.

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2022-07-20 | Horror / Science Fiction

Cast

Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer

Rating

rating icon 6.85
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    cinematic spectacle
  2. Ranked #4 for
    tangential
  3. Ranked #4 for
    otherworldly

Trailer

Nope trailer
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10 X (2022)

In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.

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2022-03-17 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega

Rating

rating icon 6.734
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    like The Final Girls
  2. Ranked #2 for
    retro-style directing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    gonzo

Trailer

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