9. The Shining (1980)Photo: ecranlarge.com
The Shining has the honor of being among the best works in the storied careers of both the actor Jack Nicholson and director Stanley Kubrick. Nicholson stars as Jack Torrance, a writer who moves with his family to a secluded and closed hotel for the winter so that he can earn some extra money and start a new writing project. Jack, his wife and his young son soon find out that they may not be the only people living in the Overlook Hotel that season. The creepiness only increases from there and builds to a horrifying climax that sees Jack turn into a raving lunatic out to murder his own wife and child.