Top Best 15 Horror Movies to Watch in 2021 Netflix

Horror movies as a genre have a huge viewership across the world. From creature movies to an apocalypse, legends, we love all of the horror movies offered to us. From Bird box to conjuring, Horror as a genre is one of the loyal audiences we’ve ever got. Here’s a list of 15 Horror movies released in 2021 till now.

Here is the list of 15 horror movies

Gretel & Hansel

A horror movie based on German Legends, Gretel & Hansel brings us a low-key gem released on Jan 31, 2021. Directed by Oz Perkins, Sophia Lillis, and Sam Leakey as lead characters. The story revolves around two brothers Gretel and Hastel while they enter into dark woods in search of food and work, they encounter a witch’s home that turns into a nightmare.

It’s an adaptation of German legends and folklore by brothers grim, A grim tale. Shot in Dublin, Ireland the movie grossed about $21 million worldwide, with averagely combined critics both positive and negative. We saw Sam Leakey as a debutant from this film.

The Platform

A Spanish Science fiction movie, dystopian horror directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. Vertical Self-Management Center resistants or inmates to a level and forced to ration food from a platform that moves between the floors. The movie was premiered in Toronto International Film Festival 2019, it got a worldwide stream by Netflix on March 20, 2020.

“Humanity and Survival” is the key to the film. The food in the movie is another character in the movie. The Platform, even if got a streaming release on Netflix, received a viewership of 56 million in the first week.

Sea Fever

Science fiction with a tinge of horror is always worth watching for entertainment purposes for sure. Written and directed by Neasa Hardiman the movie stars Hermione Corfield, Dougray Scott, and Connie Nielsen. The film had a premiere in the Toronto International film festival on Sept 5, 2019. Though it planned a theatrical release on April 10, 2020, it was streamed online on April 9, 2020.

Toni Csen.ollette was chosen as the main lead for the film which due to schedule issues, was replaced by Connie Neilsen. A marine biology student, introvert mostly has to endure on a ragged fish trawler for a week. She faces a lot of odds in the deep Atlantic, one of the crew gets a strange infection. She has to gain the trust of the crew and get out it.

The Invisible Man

Sci-fi horror is loved my most of us, with that said, The Invisible man is one of the good choices you would like to watch. It’s a science fiction horror film written and directed by Leigh Whannell. It tells us the story of a woman who believes that her abusive and extremely wealthy boyfriend stalks him after he died apparently..

She ultimately finds out that he might have acquired the ability to become invisible. The movie casts Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen as main leads.

The Wretched

An American supernatural horror with Pierce Brothers being the director. The movie casts John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Zarah Mahler, Kevin Bigley, Gabriela Quezada Bloomgarden, Richard Ellis, Blane Crockarell, Jamison Jones, and Azie Tesfai as lead characters.

The plot revolves around a teen boy who encountered a witch who posses as their neighbor and confronts it. The movie had its first premiere on Fantasia International Film Festival on July 19, 2019. On May 1, 2020, the movie was released in drive-in theatres and video on demand, we knew how the COVID-19 pandemic made theatres and public places shut.

Extra Ordinary

Extra Ordinary is an Irish horror-comedy movie. It is written and directed by Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman. With film stars like Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte, Claudia O’Doherty, Jamie Beamish, Terri Chandler, Risteárd Cooper, and Emma Coleman as lead casts, Wildcard Distribution released it in story Ireland on Sept 2019 and in the US on March 6, 2020.

A story of a diving instructor who got supernatural abilities she has a love and hate relationship with. Unless this time when she had to put her spirit sensing abilities on point to help a teen girl who’s haunted by her father. While rotten tomatoes rate it 98% it should be a must-watch!

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Involves the story of a girl named Sarah, she had a painful past while pursuing her dreams. She finds a perfect Hollywood Apartment but waits, something seems not right. She’s not finding peace to sleep as she gets terrible notes, strange voices around her at night.

Only if Sarah manages to find her sanity and seek the truth else she would be trapped into that hell forever. Directed and Written by David Marmor the movie released in limited theatres on April 24, 2020, while rotten tomatoes rates it 86%.

Come To Daddy

A horror, comedy thriller movie which was released on Feb 7, 2020, is a Japanese film. The story revolves around father-son with a tinge of comedy added to the thrill but failed to attract much audience.

The movie lead by Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Garfield Wilson, Madeleine Sami, Martin Donovan, directed by Ant Timpson is a runtime of 1 hr 33 min.


It’s an Action, Adventure, and Horror movie released on Feb 14, 2020, with a limited theatrical release. It’s about an experience of a trained group of war veterans in a local VFW who comes in touch with a young teen girl who runs into a bar with stolen drugs.

The war veterans use all their armory to protect the girl from a group of punk-looking goons. The movie got a limited theatrical on Feb 14. The critics were an average of positive and negative ones, mostly it’s liked by the audiences.


A horror, suspense, and mystery based movie that includes Jarvis Dolan, a well-known journalist of a late-night show in a radio station named “The Grim Reality”. One evening two armed men sneak into his radio station taking control of the show doing creepy things.

They aim to destroy Dolan’s well-established career by revealing an incident that might ruin his career. Directed By Pedro C. Alonso, it is one of the averagely rated movies by critics and audiences. The film runs for 98 minutes, released on Jan 17, 2020.


A 2020 horror drama movie which is directed by Natalie Erika James with her directorial debut, from a screenplay by James and Christian White. The movie casts Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin, and Bella Heathcote as leads premiered on Jan 25, 2020, and released on July 3, 2020. Metacritic rates it 77/100. and grossed about $2 million in the box office.

After Midnight

An American Monster movie, got a limited theatrical release and on VOD platforms was released on Feb 14, 2020. Directed by Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella the movie stars Jeremy Gardner and Brea Grant as lead cast.

The story involves Hand and his girlfriend for the longest time Abbey, She left him uninformed and later finds out that a mysterious creature is keeping an eye on him. While rotten tomatoes mark it 83%, the movie was released on Feb 14, 2020.

Color out of Space

An American science fiction horror, the movie is directed and co-written by Richard Stanley, based on the short story of the same name by H. P. Lovecraft. Lead by Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Q’orianka Kilcher.

This movie is Stanley’s first feature film he directed after he got fired in The Island of Dr. Moreau. While rotten tomatoes rate it 6.7/10 the movies grossed $358,154. The film was released in 81 theatres in the U.S. on Jan 24, 2020.

The Lodge

The movie is a psychological horror film directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, starring Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh, Alicia Silverstone, and Richard Armitage as lead roles. The story revolves around a soon to be stepmother, her fiance has two children already left into their old lodge during the time of Christmas.

All three face unwanted supernatural experiences that cannot be explained which seems to be connected through a past suicide incident. The movie grossed about $3.2 million after the release on Feb 7, 2020. The movie received quite positive reviews from the critics and audiences who watched it.


A psychological thriller movie, directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis, which is known to be his directorial debut. The movie cast Haley Bennett, Austin Stowell, Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche, and Denis O’Hare.

The plot of Swallow involves a young woman, emotionally upset in her marriage and domestic life, develops an impulse to consume inedible objects. With its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, 2019, it scored $2 million at the box office with a runtime of 94 minutes. UFO distributed it on Jan 15, 2020, and IFC films on March 6, 2020.

Okay okay yes, you might notice that we skipped Candyman or Conjuring 3 which is definitely on the upcoming list, but the above are the ones already released till now. So here were the top 15 horror movies list that released in the year 2020 you should consider watching!

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