The Best Documentaries About Ghosts

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Spooky documentary films about ghosts.

This list o the best paranormal documentaries about ghosts has been ranked by the community and includes popular and recognizable titles, along with some independent films. What is the best documentary about ghosts? Vote up your favorites below.

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Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate those watching the film. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.

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  • Dead Files
    TV Program
    1,367 votes
    • Premiered: September 23, 2011
    A homicide detective and a psychic investigate crime scenes separately, then compare notes.

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  • Spooked-ghost of Waverly Hills

    Spooked-ghost of Waverly Hills

    243 votes
  • Ghost Adventures
    821 votes
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Nick Groff, Zak Bagans
    Ghost Adventures is a 2004 Documentary film directed by Zak Bagans and Nick Groff.
  • Cropsey


    360 votes
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio
    Cropsey is a 2009 American documentary film written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. The film initially begins as an examination of "Cropsey," a boogeyman-like figure from New York urban legend, before segueing into the story of Andre Rand, a convicted child kidnapper from Staten Island. In 2009, Cropsey premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where programmer David Kwok stated, “The eeriness of the mystery pulsates through the film as they journey into the underbelly… As more information and clues unravel, Zeman and Brancaccio become more immersed in shocking surprises and revelations. The reality they uncover in this uniquely hair-raising documentary is more terrifying than any urban legend.”
  • Demon house

    Demon house

    215 votes
  • Children of the Grave

    Children of the Grave

    205 votes