30 Best IMDb Rated Horror Movies on Netflix Japan

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Last updated: 2019-07-18

While your options are limitless, here’s a list of the 30 Best IMDb Rated Horror Movies on Netflix Japan right now. An evolving list to provide you with classic horror selections and modern cuts to get your fright fix which will ensure you’ll have a spooky and creepy time (or nightmares).


Psycho 1960
IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   97/100

Genre:   Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1960

Director(s):   Alfred Hitchcock

When a larcenous real estate clerk goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel.

Actor(s):   Anthony Perkins, Frank Albertson, Janet Leigh, John Gavin, John McIntire, Martin Balsam, Simon Oakland, Vera Miles

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The Thing

The Thing 1982
IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   57/100

Genre:   Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2016-01-01

Year:   1982

Director(s):   John Carpenter

Scientists working in Antarctica are forced to abandon their research after a helicopter crashes near the camp, bringing a lone dog into their midst.

Actor(s):   Charles Hallahan, David Clennon, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Keith David, Kurt Russell, Peter Maloney, Richard Dysart, Richard Masur, T.K. Carter, Wilford Brimley

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Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil 2010
IMDb:   7.6/10

Metacritic:   65/100

Genre:   Comedy, Horror

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2010

Director(s):   Eli Craig

Expecting to relax at their 'vacation' cabin, two backwoods boys see their trip turn into a nightmare when they're accused of being psychotic killers.

Actor(s):   Alan Tudyk, Alex Arsenault, Brandon Jay McLaren, Chelan Simmons, Christie Laing, Jesse Moss, Karen Reigh, Katrina Bowden, Philip Granger, Travis Nelson, Tyler Labine

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Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead 1978
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   71/100

Genre:   Horror, Thriller

Available From:   2017-08-11

Year:   1978

Director(s):   George A. Romero

Picking up where 'Night of the Living Dead' left off, this horror classic begins with a flesh-eating zombie army invading every major American city.

Actor(s):   David Crawford, David Early, David Emge, Gaylen Ross, Ken Foree, Richard France, Scott H. Reiniger

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The Exorcist: In a Version You’ve Never Seen

The Exorcist: In a Version You've Never Seen 1973
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   82/100

Genre:   Horror

Available From:   2015-09-01

Year:   1973

Director(s):   William Friedkin

When a concerned mother suspects an evil spirit is possessing her young daughter, she calls in two priests to rid her of the demon.

Actor(s):   Ellen Burstyn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, Kitty Winn, Lee J. Cobb, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow

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Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In 2008
IMDb:   7.9/10

Metacritic:   82/100

Genre:   Drama, Horror, Romance

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2008

Director(s):   Tomas Alfredson

A 12-year-old victim of bullies in a town plagued by murders spends his time plotting revenge until he meets a misfit vampire who steals his heart.

Actor(s):   Henrik Dahl, Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar

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I Saw the Devil

I Saw the Devil 2011
IMDb:   7.8/10

Metacritic:   67/100

Genre:   Horror, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2011

Director(s):   Jee-woon Kim

A secret agent discovers how far over the edge he'll go to seek retribution after his fiancee is brutally slain by a psychopathic serial killer.

Actor(s):   Byung-hun Lee, Gook-hwan Jeon, Ho-jin Cheon, In-seo Kim, Min-sik Choi, Moo-Seong Choi, San-ha Oh, Yoon-seo Kim

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I Am Legend

I Am Legend 2007
IMDb:   7.2/10

Metacritic:   65/100

Genre:   Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2007

Director(s):   Francis Lawrence

When a virus turns the human race into bloodthirsty mutants, civilization's last hope is scientist Robert Neville the only person left unaffected.

Actor(s):   Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Dash Mihok, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Will Smith, Willow Smith

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What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows 2014
IMDb:   7.6/10

Metacritic:   76/100

Genre:   Comedy, Horror

Available From:   2015-10-10

Year:   2014

Director(s):   Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires for a few months. The vampires share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too.

Actor(s):   Ben Fransham, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Elena Stejko, Jackie van Beek, Jason Hoyte, Jemaine Clement, Jonny Brugh, Stu Rutherford, Taika Waititi

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The Skin I Live In

The Skin I Live In 2011
IMDb:   7.6/10

Metacritic:   70/100

Genre:   Drama, Horror, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2011

Director(s):   Pedro Almodovar

A plastic surgeon seeks to overcome the grief of his late wife's disfigurement in a fiery car crash by inventing skin that's impervious to injury.

Actor(s):   Antonio Banderas, Blanca Suarez, Eduard Fernandez, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Jose Luis Gomez, Marisa Paredes, Roberto Alamo, Susi Sanchez

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