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1. Supernatural (2005– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.4
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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.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

Votes: 357,760

2. The X-Files (1993–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 185,818

3. The Conjuring (2013)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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68 Metascore

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor

Votes: 406,408 | Gross: $137.40M

4. Ghostbusters (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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71 Metascore

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 328,136 | Gross: $238.63M

5. Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

5.2
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60 Metascore

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

Votes: 190,119 | Gross: $128.34M

6. Scooby-Doo (2002)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.0
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35 Metascore

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 89,414 | Gross: $153.29M

7. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

R | 134 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 201,187 | Gross: $102.47M

8. Hellboy (2004)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.8
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72 Metascore

A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair, John Hurt

Votes: 293,404 | Gross: $59.62M

9. Constantine (2005)

R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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50 Metascore

Supernatural exorcist and demonologist John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf

Votes: 283,430 | Gross: $75.98M

10. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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78 Metascore

The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander

Votes: 245,061 | Gross: $75.75M

11. Poltergeist (1982)

PG | 114 min | Horror, Thriller

7.3
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79 Metascore

A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 131,134 | Gross: $76.61M

12. Ghostbusters II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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56 Metascore

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 169,969 | Gross: $112.49M

13. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.8
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A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Vic Perrin

Votes: 27,079

14. Torchwood (2006–2011)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, Gareth David-Lloyd

Votes: 36,852

15. Terrified (2017)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

6.5
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When strange events occur in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, a doctor specializing in the paranormal, her colleague, and an ex police officer decide to investigate further.

Director: Demián Rugna | Stars: Maximiliano Ghione, Norberto Gonzalo, Elvira Onetto, George L. Lewis

Votes: 6,660

16. Sinister 2 (2015)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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32 Metascore

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

Director: Ciarán Foy | Stars: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan, Dartanian Sloan

Votes: 43,084 | Gross: $27.74M

17. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.0
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34 Metascore

The Mystery Inc. gang must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 44,013 | Gross: $84.22M

18. Poltergeist (2015)

PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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47 Metascore

A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.

Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements, Saxon Sharbino

Votes: 52,171 | Gross: $47.43M

19. Grave Encounters (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

6.1
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33 Metascore

For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true.

Directors: Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz, The Vicious Brothers | Stars: Ben Wilkinson, Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko, Merwin Mondesir

Votes: 48,783

20. Ringu (1998)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

7.3
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A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

Votes: 59,246

21. Alone in the Dark (2005)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

2.4
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9 Metascore

A detective of the paranormal slowly unravels mysterious events with deadly results.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff, Frank C. Turner

Votes: 40,629 | Gross: $5.18M

22. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)

TV-PG | 51 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 3,732

23. The Real Ghostbusters (1986–1991)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.6
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The continuing adventures of the staff of the ghost removal service.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker, Arsenio Hall

Votes: 7,809

24. The Innkeepers (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.4
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64 Metascore

During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis, Alison Bartlett

Votes: 31,409 | Gross: $0.08M

25. The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972–1973)

TV-G | 83 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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The Mystery Inc. gang investigate more supernatural sightings with various guest stars and characters.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Heather North

Votes: 3,615

26. Noroi: The Curse (2005)

Not Rated | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Jin Muraki, Rio Kanno, Tomono Kuga, Marika Matsumoto

Votes: 8,427

27. Grave Encounters 2 (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

5.1
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A film student who is obsessed with the movie Grave Encounters sets out with his friends to visit the psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film.

Director: John Poliquin | Stars: Richard Harmon, Shawn C. Phillips, Jennica Fulton, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

Votes: 21,233

28. Scared Topless (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

3.9
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A group of unsuspecting college students explore a haunted house and get more than they bargained for when the sexual frenzy of the paranormal world reveals itself in SCARED TOPLESS. Come, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Cindy Lucas, Bridgette B., Frankie Cullen, Billy Chappell

Votes: 204

29. Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996–1999)

Unrated | 60 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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"The Legacy" is a secret society that began many centuries ago to accumulate knowledge and artifacts to help fight against the evil in the world. This particular Legacy team is set in San ... See full summary »

Stars: Derek de Lint, Martin Cummins, Robbi Chong, Helen Shaver

Votes: 1,472

30. The Gravedancers (2006)

R | 95 min | Horror

5.5
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After a night of drunken exploits, Allison, Harris, and Kira are chased and terrorized by the ghosts of a child pyromaniac, an ax murderer, and a rapist.

Director: Mike Mendez | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Clare Kramer, Josie Maran, Marcus Thomas

Votes: 8,929

31. Slumber (I) (2017)

R | 84 min | Horror

4.6
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A sleep doctor tries to protect a family from a demon that feeds on people in their nightmares.

Director: Jonathan Hopkins | Stars: Maggie Q, Will Kemp, Sophia Wiseman, Kristen Bush

Votes: 3,166

32. Dark Tower (1989)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.2
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The construction of a skyscraper is being haunted by a ghost.

Directors: Freddie Francis, Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Jenny Agutter, Carol Lynley, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 483

33. Most Haunted (2002– )

180 min | Horror, Reality-TV

5.0
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Paranormal investigations into haunted locations, using psychic mediums and scientific equipment.

Stars: Yvette Fielding, Ciarán O'Keeffe, Karl Beattie, Derek Acorah

Votes: 1,216

34. Destination Truth (2007– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV

7.6
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A globe-trekking reality show that follows Josh Gates around the world as he explores different sites of supernatural import.

Stars: Josh Gates, Gabriel Copeland, Mike Morrell, Erin Ryder

Votes: 2,637

35. PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996–2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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A science team that works for the Office of Scientific Investigation and Research (O.S.I.R.) investigates the reports of supernatural phenomena.

Stars: Nancy Anne Sakovich, Barclay Hope, Colin Fox, Dan Aykroyd

Votes: 1,592

36. The Haunted (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Horror

6.5
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When the Smurl family moves into a duplex, they find out its haunted.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Sally Kirkland, Jeffrey DeMunn, Louise Latham, George Wallace

Votes: 1,622

37. The Dark Tapes (2016)

98 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.8
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A genre-defying mixture of horror, sci-fi, myth, mystery and thrills told as four interlocking tales in one intelligent anthology. Ghosts, spirits, creatures, demons and more from the paranormal world collide with rational curiosity.

Directors: Michael McQuown, Vincent J. Guastini | Stars: David Banks, Sara Castro, Cortney Palm, David Rountree

Votes: 2,335

38. The Original Ghostbusters (1986–1987)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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A squad of supernatural investigators are Earth's only defense against an evil ghost wizard and his minions.

Stars: Pat Fraley, Peter Cullen, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary

Votes: 2,435

39. Night Stalker (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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Investigative reporter Carl Kolchak, who's after his wife's killer, Carl's partners Perri Reed and Jain McManus and their boss Tony Vincenzo investigate strange crimes in L.A. that may or may not have dark supernatural elements to them.

Stars: Stuart Townsend, Gabrielle Union, Eric Jungmann, Cotter Smith

Votes: 1,292

40. Butterfly Kisses (2018)

G | 91 min | Documentary, Horror

5.9
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A filmmaker discovers a box of video tapes depicting two students' disturbing film project featuring a local horror legend, The Peeping Tom. As he sets out to prove this story is real and ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Kristopher Myers | Stars: Rachel Armiger, Alexandria Benford, Ashleigh Coffelt, Alyssa Dalgleish

Votes: 453

41. The Ghost Busters (1975)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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Two guys and their pet gorilla hunt spooks.

Stars: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Bob Burns, Richard Balin

Votes: 311

42. Ghostbusters (2009 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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You play the newest employee of the paranormal investigations and eliminations business as a new wave of Gozer related hauntings plagues New York City.

Directors: Kody Sabourin, David Wheeler | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 2,310

43. Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery

6.7
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An American journalist in Prague searches for his girlfriend who has suddenly disappeared.

Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Jean Sorel, Mario Adorf, Barbara Bach

Votes: 2,357

44. Witchtrap (1989)

R | 92 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.6
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Parapsychologists try to make an inn haunted by an evil witch's ghost safe for guests.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: James W. Quinn, Kathleen Bailey, Judy Tatum, Rob Zapple

Votes: 563

45. Ringu 2 (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Reiko takes Yoichi into hiding when her son begins to display frightening powers. Meanwhile, Mai Takano and the authorities begin a desperate search for them, as the mysterious Ring curse spreads...

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Miki Nakatani, Hitomi Satô, Kyoko Fukada, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 11,705

46. Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and his team face off against a new supernatural threat, while Professor Bruttenholm (Sir John Hurt) must investigate the possible reemergence of a vampire he had slain decades prior.

Directors: Victor Cook, Tad Stones | Stars: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, John Hurt, Doug Jones

Votes: 3,202

47. Footprints on the Moon (1975)

Not Rated | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A woman is tormented by strange dreams of astronauts on the moon. She visits a deserted seaside town whose inhabitants know her even though she does not know them.

Directors: Luigi Bazzoni, Mario Fanelli | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Peter McEnery, Nicoletta Elmi, Caterina Boratto

Votes: 1,415

48. Rorschach (2015)

75 min | Horror, Mystery

5.7
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Two skeptic researchers investigate a mother's claim that an unknown presence may be trying to communicate with her 7-year-old daughter.

Director: C.A. Smith | Stars: Ashlynn Allen, Ricky Lee Barnes, Ross Compton, Jamy Gillespie

Votes: 431

49. Past Life (2010)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.5
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Dr. Kate McGinn and her partner Price Whatley, a former NYPD homicide detective, solve the mysteries of their client's past lives to help them fix the problems in their current one.

Stars: Kelli Giddish, Nic Bishop, Richard Schiff, Ravi Patel

Votes: 391

50. Demon Tongue (2016)

85 min | Horror

5.3
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Four paranormal research students are sent to an abandoned complex to conduct an investigation into strange occurrences that the locals feel are the results of demonic possessions. These amateur ghost hunters get much more than they bargained for when the power goes out, they hear unearthly noises and discover demons lurking in a hidden basement deep beneath the cold, stone structure that now ... See full summary »

Directors: Dan Mahon, Gavin Rapp | Stars: Jack Davis, Debbie College, Seth Gontkovic, Jessica Long

Votes: 1,059



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