Looking to have a screaming good time? If you’re looking for a horror movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then you’ll want to check out these 17 movies like Ready or Not.
These films are sure to send shivers down your spine and leave you with a lasting impression long after the credits roll. So, if you’re in the mood for some serious scares, then be sure to check out this list!
Best movies like Ready or Not
1. Get Out (2017)
If you’re looking for a classic psychological thriller, then Get Out is the perfect film for you. This movie follows a young black man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, only to find out that they have a dark secret.
This Jordan Peele flick is a straight-up horror that also provides a social commentary on on race relations in America. It was one of the best films of 2017 (especially in the scary genre), and it’s definitely worth a watch.
2. Knives Out (2019)
Knives Out is another twist on a classic genre that would make for a lighthearted end to a double feature night. Talk about eccentric families and rich people, this film has it covered. It tells the story of a successful crime novelist who dies mysteriously, and his dysfunctional family who are all suspects in his death.
The film was written and directed by Rian Johnson, and features an amazing cast that includes Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, and Daniel Craig. It’s a Agatha Christie-style mystery that’s full of twists, turns, red herrings, and comedic moments.
3. Truth Or Dare (2018)
Truth or Dare is another Blumhouse horror film that’s perfect for a double feature night (try pairing it with Fantasy Island if you’ve already watched Ready or Not). This movie follows a group of friends who are playing the titular game. Unfortunately, it becomes a deadly game of truth or dare.
When the group realizes that the stakes are raised higher than they could have ever imagined, they’re forced to face their deepest fears and darkest secrets. If you’re looking for a good scare, then this is the movie for you.
4. You’re Next (2011)
You’re Next is a horror movie that’s perfect for a double feature with any of the other movies on this list. The movie follows a family who are attacked by a group of masked assailants during their annual reunion. However, the family is more prepared than they realize.
This movie is full of suspense, scares, and twists that will keep you guessing until the very end. It’s one part strangers, another slasher film. If you’re a fan of horror movies, then you need to add this one to your watch list – but as a word of warning, it’s described as being pretty violent.
5. The Hunt (2020)
The Hunt is one of the many movies that’s inspired by The Most Dangerous Game. It follows a group of people who wake up in a clearing, only to realize that they’re being hunted for sport. As the body count starts to rise, the survivors are forced to band together in order to take down the hunters.
This movie was met with quite a bit of controversy when it was first announced, but it’s still worth watching. It’s a satirical take on the current political climate, and it will definitely get you thinking.
6. The Invitation (2022)
The Invitation is a gothic horror-style flick that centers around Evie, a woman who discovers she has a long-lost cousin she never knew about. When Evie’s mother dies, she’s left with no family. So she decides to take an DNA test on a whim and meets a long-lost cousin who invites her to a lavish wedding in an English countryside.
At first, Evie is seduced by the sexy host but she’s soon starts to uncover twisted secrets about her family. It turns out they have a sordid history, and there might be some unsettling tensions behind the dream-like invite. It’s not a party and horror movie fan is going to want to miss.
7. Cabin In The Woods (2012)
Cabin in the Woods is a classic horror movie that features an all-star cast that includes Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, and Jesse Williams. The movie follows a group of friends who go to a remote cabin for a weekend getaway.
However, they soon realize that they’re not alone in the woods. There’s something sinister lurking in the shadows, and it’s hunting them. This is a must-watch for horror movie fans, as it’s full of suspense, scares, and twists that you won’t see coming.
8. Game Night (2018)
Game Night is not a horror movie but definitely worth the watch. Starring Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman, the movie follows a group of friends who meet up for their weekly game night. But things take a turn for the worse when they realize that one of the games is real life.
This movie is full of suspense and will keep you guessing until the very end. If you’re looking for something light-hearted to end your evening this is one of the comedic movies that belongs on that list.
9. Hush (2017)
Hush is a psychological thriller that’s perfect for horror movie fans who are looking for something a little different. The movie follows a deaf and mute author who lives in seclusion in the woods. However, her peace is shattered when she becomes the target of a masked killer.
This movie is full of suspense and will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Any horror movie fans that haven’t yet seen this flick need to take the time to watch it. It’s definitely suspenseful the whole way through.
10. The Purge (2013)
The Purge series are classic horror films, and the first movie is a must-watch for any fan of the genre. This movie has a very dystopian (but creepy-realistic) storyline. It takes place in a future America where, for one night each year, all crime is legal. This includes murder.
We spend our evening with a family that decides to stay home and not participate in the festivities. Unfortunately, they soon realize they’re not safe and are being hunted by a group of trigger-happy young adults. The film is full of suspense and will keep you guessing until the very end. If you’re looking for a horror movie that’s different from the rest, this is the one for you.
11. Freaky (2020)
Freaky is a funny slasher. This black comedy horror follows Millie, a shy high school girl who’s trying to find her place in the world. She’s an outcast and gets made fun of by the popular kids. But things take a turn for the worse when she swaps bodies with a notorious serial killer known as The Butcher.
Now, she has to figure out how to switch back before the 24-hour clock runs out and the switch becomes permanent. This comedy horror film is perfect for horror movie fans who are looking for something a little different. It’s full of suspense, scares, and laughs.’
12. Stay Alive (2006)
Stay Alive is cheesy as hell, but I still put it up there as one of my favorite horror films. I’m pretty sure I’m one of the very few that still love this film, which is what made sense it never really made it to cult classic status. However, I still highly recommend it.
It’s also VERY loosely based on the true story of the Hungarian Blood Countess. And I mean very VERY loose. If you can get past the bad acting and writing, it’s a fun film to watch.
It follows a group of friends who discover an old video game called “Stay Alive” at a garage sale. They soon realize that the game is more than just a game and that if they die in the game, they die in real life.
13. Us (2019)
Us is also by Jordan Peele. This man is a genius when it comes to horror movies. This film follows a family of four who go on a beach vacation to Santa Cruz. However, their trip takes a turn for the worse when they’re terrorized by a group of doppelgangers.
This movie is full of suspense and will keep you guessing until the very end. It’s also very thought-provoking and will leave you with a lot to think about long after the credits have rolled. If you’re looking for a horror film that’s different from the rest, this is the one for you.
14. The Babysitter (2017)
Starring Samara Weaving, The Babysitter is a hilarious horror comedy that’s perfect for horror movie fans who are looking for something a little different. The film follows a young boy who has a massive crush on his babysitter.
However, he soon realizes that she’s part of a satanic cult that wants to sacrifice him to the devil. He has to figure out how to defeat the Satan worshiping group of teenagers by himself or there will be dire consequences. I thoroughly enjoyed this film, and there’s a second one if you can’t seem to get enough!
15. Escape Room (2017)
Escape Room is a horror action film that ‘s perfect for horror movie fans who are looking for something a little different. The film follows six strangers who are invited to participate in an escape room game.
However, they soon realize that the game is more than just a game and that if they don’t figure out the puzzles in time, they’ll die. What makes this film particularly scary is that you’ll definitely wonder if you’re playing for your life the next escape room you’re in!
16. The Invisible Man (2020)
The Invisible Man puts a modern spin on one of the classic horror movie styles. The film follows a woman who is being terrorized by her abusive ex-boyfriend who has found a way to make himself invisible.
This film is full of suspense and will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. It’s also a very timely film that deals with the issue of domestic violence in a way that’s both thought-provoking and scary.
17. Clue (1985)
Clue is by far one of my favorite films, but it’s very much a dark comedy not a horror. Inspired by the board game, the film follows a group of strangers who are invited to a dinner party at an old mansion.
However, the dinner party takes a turn for the worse when one of the guests is murdered. The remaining guests have to figure out who did it before the killer strikes again. This film is hilarious and will have you laughing from beginning to end. However, it’s also very clever and will keep you guessing.
What is Ready or Not?
I went to see Ready or Not with my sister when it came out in theatres in 2019. This film follows Grace (Samara Weaving) who is marrying into the Le Domas family. They’re weird, eccentric, and rich – and as a successful board game company owning family, they’re a little strange.
On their wedding night, the family tradition is for the newlyweds to play a game with the rest of the family members. The game that they choose is hide and seek, and if Grace can win, she becomes a Le Domas. If she loses, well… you’ll have to watch the film to see what happens!
I don’t want to spoil it!
Ready or Not is an excellent film that’s full of suspense, mystery, and horror. It’s one of those films that’s perfect for a night in with some friends. It also stars Adam Brody, Andie MacDowell and Henry Czerny.
Final Thoughts: Movies Like Ready or Not
Ready or Not is easily one of my favorite horror films.
It combines a bit of dark comedy with some good ol’ fashioned slasher fun that keeps you on the edge of your seat. My sister and I saw it in theatres ages ago, and we’ve watched it on several movie-binge occasions simply because it was so good.
My top recommendation if you like this movie is going to be Get Out, which is heavy on the psychological thriller. That said, it’s probably not everyone’s taste. If you’re looking for less scary and more mystery thrill, I’d point you in the direction of Knives Out (another one of my favorites).
All-in-all there are PLENTY of movies to check out if you like Ready or Not.