Supernatural things and beings have mystified humans for ages. Something that should not be surprising given all the patterns present in our reality. A change out of the loop does seem nice.
That might not be the case if it means being the subject of hauntings and troubles. Well, worry not! Today, we will be showing you our 20 best supernatural movies. You can sit back, relax, and watch all the paranormal things without worrying about them.
We have a lot to talk about today. Without further ado, let us get this show on the road!
1. Sinister (2012)
English 1h 50m IMDb
Director: Scott Derrickson
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone
Sinister follows the Oswalts as they move to their new home, a place where a family murder once took place. In his want to reclaim fame, the patriarch willingly moved his family to this home in hopes of further investigating the disappearance of the only survivor of the mass murder, a 10-year-old child.
A thing he believed would make his next book a hit. He soon finds out this bet was not worth it, though, as he realizes he has put his family in danger in exchange.
If you like all things occult, give Sinister a try.
2. Insidious: The Last Key (2018)
English 1h 43m IMDb
Director: Adam Robitel
Stars: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson
The Last Key is the 4th part of the Insidious series. It follows the series lead as she goes to help a man who is now living at her old home. Here, she will have to face a ghost from her past – literally and figuratively.
All four movies from the series were a hit, and any of them could have easily made it on this list. If you liked this one, give the other three a try too.
3. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
English 1h 59m IMDb
Director: Scott Derrickson
Stars: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo
The film follows an agnostic lawyer defending Father Moore, a priest convicted of negligent homicide after the exorcism of Emily Rose. While the court and the jury continue to dismiss the evidence supporting the claims of Moore, strange and evil things begin to happen to the people in the camp of the defendant.
This film is ideal for those who want a supernatural movie with something other than fright and terror. This film has some drama too, after all.
4. Paranormal Activity (2007)
English 1h 26m IMDb
Director: Oren Peli
Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs
Paranormal Activity follows a couple as they deal with a demon. The pair sets up a camera to try and catch the supernatural things happening in their home.
While they do get things on tape, they find themselves powerless against all of it. Furthermore, it appears they are only angering the demon as what started out as subtle bothers start to become signs of trouble.
Many agree that the movie depicts what a real haunting would look like, making this film ideal for those interested in such supernatural happenings.
5. Warm Bodies (2013)
English 1h 38m IMDb
Director: Jonathan Levine
Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich
Warm Bodies centers on the story of the happenings years after a zombie apocalypse. It is from the point of view of a zombie. It tells of the chance encounter between R and a human girl named Julie. After taking interest and saving her, the two form a bond that seemingly makes R feel again.
This film is ideal for fans of zombies and zombie apocalypse movies. It is also for those who want a light watch.
6. The Others (2001)
English 1h 41m IMDb
Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan
The Others is one of the most heavily decorated supernatural horror of all time, with more than three dozen nominations and awards.
The film centers on Grace Stewart, her two young children, and three newly hired servants. When things go awry, Grace starts suspecting there are other beings in the house. A suspicion later proven to be true by countless strange happenings.
The BAFTA awarded the film with the Best Original Screenplay Award. Are you tired of the same old tricks many horror movies still try to pull? You might want to give this one a shot then!
7. Black Swan (2010)
English 1h 48m IMDb
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
Black Swan centers on a ballerina named Nina Sayers as she struggles with keeping the roles of Odette and Odile in a production of Swan Lake. After convincing herself a newcomer is trying to steal the parts away from her, her struggles turn inward. She starts hallucinating all sorts of things and begins living between reality and delirium.
Natalie Portman received multiple best actress nominations and awards in this film. If you are a fan of Portman, Black Swan is a film you do not want to miss.
8. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
English 2h 4m IMDb
Director: David Slade
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Eclipse is the third movie in the saga. It takes off from where New Moon ended and still mainly focuses on Edward, Bella, and Jacob – the series’ love triangle.
The film tells of the marriage of Bella and Edward. It also talks of all the complications that come in between, including Bella falling for Jacob. With the ending of this film comes the revelation of how the love triangle will unfold and end.
This one is best for lovers of the supernatural and fans of vampires, werewolves, and romance.
9. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
English 2h 6m IMDb
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Benedict CumberbatchElizabeth OlsenChiwetel Ejiofor
As you can tell by the title, this film is a sequel to Doctor Strange and a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Up to date, it is one of MCU’s most diverse films in terms of genre. While it remains a superhero film, it has elements enough for it to be a romance and horror too. The latter being a surprise for an MCU film.
The film centers on its titular character as he tries to save the world from threats from different universes.
It is a film for Marvel fans, especially those who have seen WandaVision.
10. His House (2020)
English (United Kingdom) 1h 33m IMDb
Director: Remi Weekes
Stars: Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba
This film follows two refugees from South Sudan as they try to move forward in life. The two face all kinds of trouble but are able to stay afloat. When evil starts to loom in their lives, will the pair still manage to survive, or will this be their downfall after all the things they have gone through?
The film is an ideal watch for those who want a twist in their supernatural movie.
11. Hellboy (2004)
English 2h 2m IMDb
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair
Given the name, it might come as a surprise, but Hellboy is a supernatural superhero film. It tells of how the titular lead found himself in this world and how he serves as an agent trying to keep the world safe from supernatural threats.
Hellboy is not your ordinary supernatural or superhero film. If you like unique concepts and want to watch something light, you might want to give this film a shot.
12. R-Point (2004)
Korean 1h 47m IMDb
Director: Su-chang Kong
Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Byung-ho Son, Sun-kyun Lee
R-Point centers on a group of soldiers as they try to get to the bottom of the mystery of Romeo Point. These men find themselves caught in a curse in an attempt to save the source of a distress call. Maybe they should have known better, though. After all, the call came from a platoon long believed to be dead.
Shrouded by horror and mystery, this Korean film might best suit the lovers of the darker side of supernatural movies.
13. City of Angels (1998)
English 1h 54m IMDb
Director: Brad Silberling
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher
As you can tell by the title, this film deals with angels. However, its main focus is on an angel named Seth.
The story follows Seth as he falls in love with a surgeon named Maggie Rice. While he is often not seen by those not yet crossing, she soon starts to see him. The two form a bond in time, causing Seth to ponder becoming human.
For fans of the romance genre, City of Angels is a supernatural film for you.
14. Atlantics (2019)
Wolof 1h 46m IMDb
Director: Mati Diop
Stars: Mame Bineta Sane, Amadou Mbow, Traore
Atlantics mainly focuses on Ada and Souleiman, as the two try to fight for their love despite the odds stacked against them.
In want of a better future, Souleiman, along with a few others, set off to Spain by the sea. Things take a tragic turn, though, and the men never get there. These men have unfinished business in their city, though. In the same manner, Souleiman does not plan on letting his lover go just like that.
Atlantics may be a supernatural film, but it is a movie you might want to consider if you want something tender.
15. What Lies Beneath (2000)
English 2h 10m IMDb
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne
The film tells the story of Norman and Claire, a husband and wife who seems to be like any other pair. However, things shift after the arrival of their new neighbors – Mary and Warren.
Soon, after Mary goes missing, Claire starts to suspect Warren of murder. The suspicion grows when strange things start happening in their home. She starts to believe it is Mary, but she returns soon after. Now, Claire has to face this person or thing without knowing what it wants.
If you like horrors, thrills, and plot twists, this film is one to check out.
16. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
English 1h 48m IMDb
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis
From Dusk Till Dawn is a film that follows two brothers trying to get to Mexico. Things turn for the worse when they find themselves in a bar that seems to be run by vampires. Now, they need to hold up until dawn if they want to get to Mexico and ultimately keep their lives.
This film is ideal for those who want a little more action in their supernatural movies and those who like vampire films.
17. Ghostbusters (1984)
English 1h 45m IMDb
Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
The film tells the story of a trio as they set up to be Ghostbusters, a group that aims to look into and erase supernatural threats and such. While things do not pick up fast, they soon find their first task. Calls start coming in soon after. However, they soon learn that the influx of ghosts and such was not something to be celebrated.
Ghostbusters is a horror and a comedy. If you want to know how genres on polar sides of the spectrum can work in one film, this movie can answer that.
18. Suspiria (1977)
Italian 1h 39m IMDb
Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci
Among the many dance forms, ballet seems to be the favorite to be used in supernatural films. Suspiria follows a ballet student as she enters a known dance school. However, she soon learns that the school is only a front for something evil.
If you find interest in occults, witches, and murders, this film is one you want to check out. Also, if you want more, you might want to check out the rest of this trilogy!
19. The Exorcist (1973)
English 2h 2m IMDb
Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair
The Exorcist follows the exorcism of a young girl.
This film is an R-rated film, but many believe it deserves an X-rating. The film is not for the faint of heart. It does not only deal with serious themes but also has scenes that can be quite disturbing. On its release, many health issues, including heart attacks and vomiting, have been reported among the viewers.
If horror films have been having you yawning, give this one a shot. This film will likely be able to stir something in you.
20. The Nun (2018)
English 1h 36m IMDb
Director: Corin Hardy
Stars: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet
The Nun is part of the Conjuring series and is the 5th part of the franchise. It tells of the happenings in Romania after the death of a young nun. A priest and a novitiate are sent to face an evil. With things seemingly turning against them, will they be able to fight off this evil and come out alive?
This film is an ideal watch for those who have seen any of the movies in the series. On the other hand, it can suit the taste of those who simply enjoy horrors and thrills too.
Dealing with supernatural things and beings is all fun and games until things turn dreary. With that, you might want to stay away from opening ancient boxes and entering haunted houses. If you are up for some paranormal fun, take a pick from one of our 20 best supernatural movies instead!
That is all for now. Happy watching!