Here Are The 10 Best Horror Films From The Past Decade

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This decade, the 2010s, has been an incredible decade for horror movies. We’ve seen some of the best horror films ever made during the past ten years.

They often say that during times of hardship and political unrest, you get the best of what horror has to offer, and that’s certainly been the case in the 2010s.

It was especially true during the latter part of the 2010s, as you’ll see in this list.

The majority of the films in this list came out in the last six years of the decade, and there could be a reason for that.

Perhaps 2014 was when the trouble really started and then filmmakers started to be more inspired by the political unrest and problems in the world which have started to become insurmountable.

Problems such as the climate crisis, the housing crisis, shortages of food, war, civil unrest, more and more people experiencing mental health issues, Brexit, Trump…

All these facts could have lead to filmmakers being inspired to make some of the most horrific and effecting horror movies we’ve ever seen, and I’m going to go through ten of the very best horror films made in the past ten years.

So, without further ado, here are the ten best horror movies made in the past decade.

10. Gerald’s Game (2017)

Geralds Game is one of the best horror movies from the past decade

Gerald’s Game is one of the best horror movies from the past decade – Credit: Netflix

9. It Comes At Night (2017)

It Comes At Night is one of the best horror films from the past decade

It Comes At Night is one of the best horror films from the past decade – Credit: A24

8. Train To Busan (2016)

Train To Busan is a modern masterpiece

Train To Busan is a modern masterpiece – Credit: Next Entertainment World

7. A Quiet Place (2018)

Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place

Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place – Credit: Paramount Pictures

6. It Follows (2014)

It Follows is one of the best horror movies from the 2010s

It Follows is one of the best horror movies from the 2010s – Credit: RADiUS-TWC

5. Hereditary (2018)

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Toni Collette is sensational in Hereditary – Credit: A24

4. The Witch (2015)

The Witch is amazing

The Witch is amazing – Credit: A24

3. The Cabin In The Woods (2011)

The Cabin In The Woods will live on forever

The Cabin In The Woods will live on forever – Credit: Lionsgate

2. Get Out (2017)

Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington in Get Out

Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington in Get Out – Credit: Universal Pictures

1. The Babadook (2014)

Essie Davis is brilliant in The Babadook

Essie Davis is brilliant in The Babadook – Credit: Entertainment One

So, there you have it. These are the ten best horror movies made in the past decade, according to Small Screen, of course.

There are a whole load of horror movies I didn’t put in this list but should be mentioned.

There are the likes of It Chapter One, Jennifer’s Body, Don’t Breathe, Goodnight Mommy, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Black Swan (although I struggle to class that film as a horror film), Annihilation, 10 Cloverfield Lane and who could forget Nicolas Cage in Mandy.

These movies would have definitely made it into my top 20 horror movies from the past decade, but I liked keeping it to ten.

It’s much more challenging doing it that way.

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Lupita Nyong’o in Jordan Peels Us – Credit: Universal Studios

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I’m pretty sure we’re going to see plenty of other great horror movies in the upcoming decade.

It already looks like we’re off to a good start with the likes of Candyman, A Quiet Place Part 2, Edgar Wright’s Last Night In Soho, Scott Cooper’s Antlers and Antebellum (from the creators of Get Out) all coming out this year.

We’ve also got Nic Cage in Color Out Of Space which looks very freaky indeed, and is based on an H.P. Lovecraft book, so I’m very much down for that movie.

Which were your favourite horror movies from the past decade? Do you agree with our list? Let us know in the comments below.

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