Movies To Watch If You Loved The Nun 2

Find more from The Conjuring Universe and beyond with this guide to the best movies to watch if you loved The Nun 2

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With the release of The Nun 2, horror fans are getting to witness the next chapter of the incredible Conjuring Universe. If you’ve seen the sequel to 2018’s The Nun and are after more of the same then this guide is for you. Whether you’re looking for other movies in the same universe or the movies and TV shows produced by the same creative team, fans of The Nun 2 have loads of great options. 

The Conjuring (2013)

On the off chance that you’ve only seen The Nun 2 and know nothing about the world of The Conjuring then start here. The Conjuring Universe that The Nun and The Nun 2 are an important part of was developed from this original movie. Directed by The Nun 2 executive producer James Wan, The Conjuring was a huge success and is a must-see for any fans of the horror genre in general.

And two direct sequels

Firstly The Conjuring 2 (2016), also directed by the legendary James Wan and featuring incredible performances from Bonnie Aarons as the Demon Nun and Javier Botet as Crooked Man. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) is directed by Michael Chaves and returns us to the main storyline of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The movie is a must-see installment of The Conjuring Universe that moves the story into the 1980s. It also ties together the expanded stories of the franchise including finding ways to relate to The Nun and Annabelle.

The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

Before filmmaker Michael Chaves came on board to direct The Nun 2, he directed The Curse of La Llorona. Also set in The Conjuring Universe, the movie was the directorial debut of the American director who had previously worked on a few horror short films. The movie uses Latin American folklore and is set in the early 1970s. It follows a mother attempting to protect her children from the force of the evil spirit La Llorona.

M3GAN (2022)

The horror movie trope of dolls turning evil has been used in movies for a long time. But somehow, last year’s hit horror M3GAN gave a fresh spin on the subgenre. The movie is written by The Nun 2 screenwriter Akela Cooper from a story developed by Cooper and James Wan. M3GAN tells the story of a roboticist who develops an artificially intelligent doll to look after her niece. But as the doll grows in intelligence it begins to develop its own ideas about how to protect the young girl and who to protect her from. 

Malignant (2021)

Horror maestro James Wan teams up with screenwriter Akela Cooper for the one-off horror movie Malignant. This combination of Akela Cooper's writing and James Wan's directing or producing has provided so many scares for horror fans. Malignant is about a woman who is witnessing terrifying visions of gruesome murder in her nightmares. But when she realizes that those nightmares are occurring in real life her fears grow even deeper. 

American Horror Story: Apocalypse (2018)

The anthology series American Horror Story features The Nun 2 star Taissa Farmiga in a recurring role. She plays both Zoe Benson and Violet Harmon in the eighth season of the show, subtitled Apocalypse. She had previously starred in seasons Murder House, Coven, and Roanoke. Farmiga is widely regarded as a scream queen and to fully understand why you have to go back to her role in this show and see it for yourself.

Annabelle (2014)

The first spin-off from The Conjuring is a supernatural horror movie that focuses on the doll Annabelle that features in the first movie. Directed by John R. Leonetti, the movie was another huge commercial success. The movie charts the story of the unwitting John Form who buys a vintage doll for his pregnant wife. Little does he know that the doll will summon a horde of devil worshippers intent on raising a great evil.

With two spin-off movies

Annabelle spawned Annabelle: Creation, an origin story prequel that tells the story of a doll-maker and his wife who receive a visit from a nun. Annabelle Comes Home brings the demonic doll back into direct contact with Ed and Lorraine Warren. 

The Pope’s Exorcist (2023)

If what you loved about The Nun 2 was the mix of supernatural and ecclesiastical then The Pope’s Exorcist is the way to go. Based on the real-life story of Father Gabriel Amorth, the movie explores the clandestine culture of performing exorcisms in the Vatican. The movie features Russell Crowe in the lead role as the Pope’s personal exorcist.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

This supernatural horror movie is written by the co-screenwriters of The Nun 2, Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing. The pair are responsible for this terrifying script brought to life by director Andre Ovredal. The movie tells the story of a coroner and his son who are investigating the death of a woman. Throughout the autopsy, they grow increasingly confused and concerned by the mysterious wounds that she suffered. The movie was widely praised for being a smart horror that subverts the genre. 

How to watch The Conjuring Universe in order

The Nun 2 has major implications for The Conjuring Universe. Franchise fans will know that the timeline can sometimes be a little confusing due to the time jumps throughout the horror series. The list below shows how you can watch all the movies in the Conjuring universe chronologically (and where to find them on popular streaming services).

The Nun 2 is out in theaters in the United States right now.