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The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films 

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List Rules Vote for your favorite supernatural teen and paranormal coming-of-age movies. No TV shows or mini-series.

These are the best supernatural teen movies of all time, according to film enthusiasts and teenage romantics. While they’re not all romances, many of them do feature teenage romance. But one thing they all have in common is the paranormal and kids coming of age. See where your favorite movies rank in the list below. Don’t agree with it? Be sure to vote for your favorite supernatural teen movies.

So what exactly defines a paranormal coming of age film? The easiest definition is any movie about children, kids, or teens that involve the supernatural. Heck, sometimes the movies may even be about young adults. In Teen Wolf for instance, Michael J. Fox plays a high schooler that finds out he is descended from werewolves.

Romance is often a significant theme in these movies. It could be that one of the romantics is a supernatural being or they both experience a paranormal phenomenon. Movies that fall under that category include Harry Potter, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

So to find out which paranormal teen movie is the best of all time, we’re asking everyone to vote. If you’re wondering where a particular movie ranks, use the search box at the top of the list to find it. Don’t see it? Add it so that others may vote on it. After all, this is supposed to be a comprehensive list of supernatural teen movies.

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I Am Number Four is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, Alex Pettyfer

Released: 2011

Directed by: D. J. Caruso

I Am Number Four is a 2011 American teen action science fiction film, directed by D. J. Caruso, starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron and Callan McAuliffe. The ...more
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How to Train Your Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

Released: 2010

Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated action-fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation loosely based on the British book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The ...more
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Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson

Released: 1995

Directed by: Joe Johnston

Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film was directed by Joe ...more
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Percy Jackson & the ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson

Released: 2010

Directed by: Chris Columbus

This film is a 2010 fantasy adventure film directed by Chris Columbus.
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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tim Burton

Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 British-American live action and computer animated adventure fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by Linda Woolverton. Released by Walt Disney Pictures, ...more
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Stardust is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Stardust is a 2007 British-American romantic fantasy film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust and stars an ensemble cast ...more
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Casper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty

Released: 1995

Directed by: Brad Silberling, Phil Nibbelink

Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, and Amy Brenneman, based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books and ...more
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Sky High is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Kurt Russell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lynda Carter

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mike Mitchell

Sky High is a 2005 American superhero family comedy film about an airborne school for teenage superheroes. It was directed by Mike Mitchell and written by Paul Hernandez, Robert Schooley, and ...more
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The Sorcerer's Apprentic... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Nicolas Cage, Monica Bellucci, Teresa Palmer

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a 2010 American fantasy adventure film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Jon Turteltaub, and released by Walt Disney Pictures, the team behind the National ...more
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The Covenant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Chace Crawford, Jessica Lucas, Taylor Kitsch

Released: 2006

Directed by: Renny Harlin

The Covenant is a 2006 American action supernatural thriller film written by J. S. Cardone, directed by Renny Harlin, and starring Steven Strait, Taylor Kitsch, Toby Hemingway, Chace Crawford, ...more
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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma ...more
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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

Released: 1988

Directed by: Tim Burton

Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton. The spirits of a deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) are harassed by an unbearable family that has ...more
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The NeverEnding Story Fr... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach

Released: 1984

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

The NeverEnding Story (German: Die unendliche Geschichte) is a 1984 West German-produced English language epic fantasy film series based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ende.
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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens

Released: 1996

Directed by: Danny DeVito

Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy comedy children's film directed and narrated by Danny DeVito. The screenplay by Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord is based on Roald Dahl's novel of the same ...more
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Charlie and the Chocolat... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tim Burton

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is the second film adaptation of the 1964 British book of the same name by Roald Dahl and stars ...more
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Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki

Released: 2001

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film stars Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takeshi Naito, ...more
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The Craft is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor

Released: 1996

Directed by: Andrew Fleming

The Craft is a 1996 American supernatural thriller film directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True. The film's plot centers on a group of ...more
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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton

Released: 1985

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Teen Wolf is a 1985 American fantasy comedy film released by Atlantic Releasing Corporation starring Michael J. Fox as Scott Howard, a high school student who discovers that his family has an ...more
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Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
shania added Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple

Released: 2014

Directed by: Robert Stromberg

Maleficent is a 2014 American dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg, loosely inspired by the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. A vengeful fairy (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an ...more
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How to Train Your Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson

Released: 2019

Directed by: Dean DeBlois

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film directed by Dean DeBlois. As Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) fulfills his dream of creating a ...more
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1992

Directed by: Fran Rubel Kuzui

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 American action/comedy horror film about a Valley girl cheerleader named Buffy who learns that it is her fate to hunt vampires. The film starred Kristy ...more
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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

Released: 1987

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, ...more
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Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, Frank Oz

Released: 1986

Directed by: Jim Henson

Labyrinth is a 1986 British-American musical adventure fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film stars ...more
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Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
sphws added Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

Warm Bodies is a 2013 drama horror romance film written by Jonathan Levine and Isaac Marion and directed by Jonathan Levine.
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Sabrina the Teenage Witc... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Ryan Reynolds, Melissa Joan Hart, Laura Harris

Released: 1996

Directed by: Tibor Takács

Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a 1996 American television film adaptation based on a character from Archie Comics. It served as a pilot for the Sabrina, the Teenage Witch television series, and ...more