11 Best Found Footage Movies: Paranormal Activity to Cloverfield & Beyond!

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Found footage movies first truly landed on the map with the success of The Blair Witch Project

But, it was the explosive phenomenon of Paranormal Activity that made it a thing that Hollywood would revisit again and again and again. 

They have taken all kinds of formats -- even the party film (check out these Project X quotes) -- and grown in stature and quality as filmmakers have used the point of view method of storytelling to truly grip audiences. 

Heck, even J.J. Abrams made one with Cloverfield.

You can see two examples now that show the extremes -- watch Paranormal Activity online and watch Chronicle online to witness how far the found footage movie has come. 

Click through and see our 11 found footage movies that truly rock our world. 

Paranormal Activity
We love all the Paranormal Activity movies, but the first one -- as is often the case -- is the best. And thanks to PA, found footage became a go-to format for storytelling.

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