Ghost Storiesby jwoehr | created - 23 Aug 2011 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
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1. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Votes: 701,939 | Gross: $44.02M
3. The Others (2001)
PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.
Votes: 296,586 | Gross: $96.52M
4. The Conjuring (2013)
R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
Votes: 353,354 | Gross: $137.40M
5. Ghost (1990)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.
Votes: 167,829 | Gross: $217.63M
6. The Conjuring 2 (2016)
R | 134 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising 4 children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit.
Votes: 161,453 | Gross: $102.47M
8. Always (1989)
PG | 122 min | Fantasy, Romance
The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind.
Votes: 24,343 | Gross: $43.86M
10. 1408 (2007)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror
A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Votes: 230,286 | Gross: $71.99M
13. Beetlejuice (1988)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy
When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.
Votes: 212,934 | Gross: $73.71M
14. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Votes: 166,177 | Gross: $75.29M
15. Dark Water (2005)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident.
Votes: 53,843 | Gross: $25.47M
17. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
R | 91 min | Horror
Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
Votes: 169,778 | Gross: $25.50M
18. Corpse Bride (2005)
PG | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family
When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
Votes: 210,268 | Gross: $53.36M
19. Stir of Echoes (1999)
R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After being hypnotized by his sister in law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him.
Votes: 66,572 | Gross: $21.13M
20. The Frighteners (1996)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
After a tragic car accident kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.
Votes: 72,871 | Gross: $16.76M
21. Casper (1995)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.
Votes: 97,868 | Gross: $100.33M
24. Paranormal Activity (2007)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.
Votes: 198,979 | Gross: $107.92M
25. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
R | 91 min | Horror
After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.
Votes: 88,767 | Gross: $84.75M
26. What Lies Beneath (2000)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind.
Votes: 105,072 | Gross: $155.46M
27. Trick 'r Treat (2007)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.
28. True Blood (2008–2014)
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.
29. Supernatural (2005– )
TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters", fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.
Has many many good ghost episodes.
30. Ghost Whisperer (2005–2010)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy
A newlywed with the ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of the recently deceased overcomes skepticism and doubt to help send their important messages to the living and allow the dead to pass on to the other side.
31. The X-Files (1993– )
TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.
Many good ghost episodes.
32. Angel (1999–2004)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.
Has many good episodes with ghosts.
34. Medium (2005–2011)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Suburban mom Allison DuBois attempts to balance family life with solving mysteries using her special gift. The dead send her visions of their deaths or other crimes while she sleeps.
Some episodes with ghosts.
36. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
PG-13 | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily.
Votes: 127,978 | Gross: $83.59M
37. The Lovely Bones (2009)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.
Votes: 136,184 | Gross: $43.82M
38. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.
Votes: 35,494 | Gross: $75.85M
39. Poltergeist (2015)
PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Thriller
A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.
Votes: 48,482 | Gross: $47.43M
40. A Ghost Story (2017)
R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.
Votes: 29,793 | Gross: $1.60M