Top Supernatural Films
Supernatural films, a sub-genre category, may be combined with other genres, including comedy, sci-fi, fantasy or horror. They have themes including gods or goddesses, ghosts, apparitions, spirits, miracles, and other similar ideas or depictions of extraordinary phenomena. Interestingly however, until recently, supernatural films were usually presented in a comical, whimsical, or a romantic fashion, and were not designed to frighten the audience. There are also many hybrids that have combinations of fear, fantasy, horror, romance, and comedy. Any film which involves the supernatural primarily a ghost or two.
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The Sixth Sense 1999, PG-13)
"I see dead people" Scared the living hell out of me. Haley Joel Osment was perfect in his role, as was Bruce Willis. The twist at the end was the most surprising twist I could imagine. I also liked this film because of it's philosphical connotations with regards to life after death, etc... Winner of my Top Supernatural Films.
Donnie Darko 2001, R)
The Shining 1980, R)
"Heeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!" The Shinning is a masterpeice of horror, by far one of the scariest films I have ever seen. The film is dark, very disturbing and claustrophobic. Kubrick demonstrates his mastery of the art of horror, drawing us into fear. One theme I particularly liked was the errie 1920's party, almost like the false glitter and glamour of hell, after the selling of the soul for a drink. Like all masterpeices, transcends it's literary adaptation status to becomes uniquely vintage Kubrick. However I still believe that the best horrors, rely not on the supernatural, but on realistic occurances, The Shinning has a bit of both.
The Phantom of the Opera 2005, PG-13)
The Omen 1976, R)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 1947, Unrated)
Twilight 2008, PG-13)
The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992, G)
It's a Wonderful Life 1946, PG)
One of the best films of all time. Christmas classic, Philosophical genius, each person's life touches many others. With the complex, engrossing, Everyman performance by Stewart as George Bailey. Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings. Winner of my Top Family Film. Winner of my Most Inspirational Film. Winner of my Best Christmas Movies.
The Bishop's Wife 1948, Unrated)
The Exorcist 1973, R)
Is it just me or is the Exorcist not as scary as its made out to be? Yes it is a great movie, it has it's horrifying moments i.e. the descending the staircase, but at times it teters close to the edge of the ridiculous. Great horror film yes, one of the scariest films of all time, not really. One critic aptly described the Exorcist as Religious pornography and I agree, as great as it is. Realistic psychological thrillers are always more scary than the supernatural ghosts and demons. I guess it call comes down to what you believe.
The Picture of Dorian Gray 1945, Unrated)
Harvey 1951, Unrated)
Ghostbusters 1984, PG)