I searched far and wide for lists of best animal horror movies of all time.

I was able to find 31 lists. I took the 31 lists and added all their content into a spreadsheet, noting the rank of every film. The total number was over 600 including all the repeats. I experimented with different formulas, trying to balance the value of being ranked high on any list and being included on the most lists. I ended up averaging the rankings each movie got (there were 94 that were on at least 2 lists) and dividing that average by the number of lists that movie was on. The lowest score meant a high ranking average on many lists.

The movies that were on the most lists (out of 31) were:

  • Jaws (1975) – 25 lists
  • The Birds (1963) – 22 lists
  • Cujo (1983) – 21 lists
  • Arachnophobia (1990) – 17 lists
  • Anaconda (1997) – 17 lists

Here are links to the lists I used along with dates the lists were created:

Attached is the Excel spreadsheet with the raw data and the full list with scores and weighting.