Top 10 Halloween Movies of ALL TIME!

Definitive list of the Top 10 Halloween movies.


With the spooky season just around the corner, check out our Top 10 list of Halloween and scary movies, complete with IMDb ratings. (IMDb is the International Movies Database which is a great resource for finding out how good a film really is, who’s in it and to get a summary of the plot). Find out more here!

  1. 10 Edward Scissorhands (1990)


    WHAT? An artificial man, who was made with scissors for hands, leads a solitary life until one day a suburban woman meets him and introduces him to her world.

    IT'S FOR YOU IF... You like dark romantic fantasy.

    IMDb RATING: 7.9/10

  2. 9 IT (2017)


    WHAT? It's the summer of 1985 and a group of misfit kits join forces to destroy a shape-shifting monster who is disguised as a clown to save their small Maine town.

    IT'S FOR YOU IF... You enjoyed Stranger Things.

    IMDb RATING: 7.4/10

    Available to stream online, free with Amazon Prime Video.

  3. 8 Sleepy Hollow (1999)


    WHAT? A man is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the mysterious beheadings of three people. The culprit is the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

    IT’S FOR YOU IF… You like the supernatural.

    IMDb RATING: 7.3/10

  4. 7 Corpse Bride (2005)


    WHAT? A shy groom practises his wedding vow in the inadvertent presence of a dead woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

    IT’S FOR YOU IF… You love slightly wacky films.

    IMDb RATING: 7.3/10

    Available to stream online, free with Amazon Prime Video.

  5. 6 What We Do in the Shadows (2014)


    WHAT? Sit-com about four vampires living in a ‘flatting situation’. 

    IT’S FOR YOU IF… You love silly humour; think Flight of the Concordes.

    IMDb RATING: 7.7/10

    Available to stream online, free with Amazon Prime Video.

  6. 5 The Sixth Sense (1999)


    WHAT? A young boy who can communicate with spirits seeks help from a disheartened child psychologist.

    IT’S FOR YOU IF… You love a good storyline.

    IMDb RATING: 8.1/10, #161 in Top 250.

  7. 4 Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno) (2006)


    WHAT? Set in Falangist Spain, 1944, the bookish stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer disappears into a captivating fantasy world. Not so much a horror, just really weird...

    IT’S FOR YOU IF…You like off-the-wall, arty films.

    IMDb RATING: 8.2/10, #137 in Top 250.

    Available to stream online (with English subtitles), free with Amazon Prime Video.

  8. 3 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)


    WHAT? An FBI agent gets help from an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims…

    IT’S FOR YOU IF…You’re fascinated with crime thrillers.

    IMDb RATING: 8.6/10, #23 IN Top 250.

    Available on Netflix.

  9. 2 The Shining (1980)


    WHAT? Another retro classic. A family heads into an isolated hotel for the winter and a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees forebodings from both the past and future. 

    IT’S FOR YOU IF… 

    IMDb RATING: 8.4/10, #61 in Top 250

    Available to stream online, free with Amazon Prime Video.

  10. 1 Psycho (1960)


    WHAT? The classic horror film by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock. A secretary embezzles money from her client, goes on the run and encounters a young man under the domination of his mother. Known for the famous scary shower scene.

    IT’S FOR YOU IF… You love a classic.

    IMDb RATING: 8.5/10, #40 in Top 250.


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