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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
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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Percy Jackson & the Olympians:... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson
This film is a 2010 fantasy adventure film directed by Chris Columbus.
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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton
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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Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson
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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How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant
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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Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
shania added Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple
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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The Sorcerer's Apprentice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Nicolas Cage, Monica Bellucci, Teresa Palmer
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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Stardust is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes
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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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens
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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Sky High is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Kurt Russell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lynda Carter
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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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter
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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The Covenant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Chace Crawford, Jessica Lucas, Taylor Kitsch
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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The Craft is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor
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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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis
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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Casper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty
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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The NeverEnding Story Franchis... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach
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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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray
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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Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki
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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Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates
Gremlins is a 1984 American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante, released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then ...more
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Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee
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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Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox
Ella Enchanted is a 2004 British–American–Irish fantasy romantic comedy film loosely based on Gail Carson Levine's 1997 novel of the same name. The film stars Anne Hathaway as Ella and Hugh ...more
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Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
sphws added Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco
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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Beastly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary-Kate Olsen
Beastly is a 2011 romantic fantasy drama film loosely based on Alex Flinn's 2007 novel of the same name. It is a retelling of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast and is set in modern-day New York ...more
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland
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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Sabrina the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films
Ryan Reynolds, Melissa Joan Hart, Laura Harris
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