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The Best Drama Movies With A Supernatural Twist

Updated December 9, 2019 1.1k votes 63 voters 1.1k views53 items

Looking for dramatic movies that have a supernatural twist? These are the best supernatural drama movies the hybrid genre has to offer. These are not always horror films although some of them can be classified as such. Often times dramatic supernatural movies blend paranormal elements with complex characters and their relationships. Prime examples of supernatural dramas include The Green Mile and The Sixth Sense. But are these films the top supernatural drama films out there?

The greatest supernatural dramas offer relatable character-driven stories that take place in unique circumstances. Now it's time to determine the best supernatural drama movie of all time. Vote up the supernatural drama movies that you love and vote down the ones that you wish you'd never seen. Don't see you one of your favorites on the list? Feel free to add it and check back to see how other users rank your additions and look for new supernatural drama movies as they are released.

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    The Green Mile

    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise

    Released1999

    Directed byFrank Darabont

    The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name. The film is told in a flashback format and stars Tom...  more
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    The Shape of Water

    Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon

    Released2017

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    The Shape of Water is a 2017 Spanish-American fantasy romance film directed by Guillermo del Toro. Lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation until she discovers a...  more
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    The Sixth Sense

    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton

    Released1999

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells the story of Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a troubled, isolated boy who is...  more
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    Ghost

    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1990

    Directed byJerry Zucker

    Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy/crime thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, and Whoopi Goldberg. It was written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry Zucker....  more
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    The Babadook

    Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall

    Released2014

    Directed byJennifer Kent

    The Babadook is a 2014 Australian psychological horror film, written and directed by Jennifer Kent, in which a woman and her son are tormented by a "boogie-man" type monster. The film stars Essie...  more
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    Mother

    Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem

    Released2017

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

    Mother! is a 2017 American psychological horror thriller film, written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their...  more
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    Antichrist

    Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg

    Released2009

    Directed byLars von Trier

    Antichrist is a 2009 Danish experimental horror film written and directed by Lars von Trier. It tells the story of a couple (Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg) who, after the death of their...  more
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    Personal Shopper

    Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger

    Released2016

    Directed byOlivier Assayas

    Personal Shopper is a 2016 English-language French psychological thriller film directed by Olivier Assayas. A personal shopper (Kristen Stewart) in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes...  more
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    The Dead Zone

    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

    Released1983

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay by Jeffrey Boam was based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film stars Christopher...  more
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    What Lies Beneath

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    What Lies Beneath is a 2000 American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is the first film by ImageMovers. It stars Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer as a well-to-do couple...  more
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    The Lovely Bones

    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2009

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural drama film directed by Peter Jackson and stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, and Saoirse Ronan. A film...  more
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    It Follows

    Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist

    Released2014

    Directed byDavid Robert Mitchell

    It Follows is a 2014 supernatural psychological horror film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. After carefree teenager Jay (Maika Monroe) sleeps with her new boyfriend, Hugh (Jake Weary),...  more
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    The Others

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston

    Released2001

    Directed byAlejandro Amenábar

    The Others is a 2001 horror-thriller film written, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenábar. It stars Nicole Kidman and Fionnula Flanagan. It won eight Goya Awards, including awards for Best Film...  more
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    Unbreakable

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2000

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Unbreakable is a 2000 American superhero drama film written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. The film tells the story of Philadelphia...  more
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    Lady in the Water

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Paul Giamatti

    Released2006

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Lady in the Water is a 2006 American fantasy thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Paul Giamatti and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film's plot concerns a Philadelphia...  more
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    Red Lights

    Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2012

    Directed byRodrigo Cortés

    Red Lights is a 2012 Spanish-American thriller film written and directed by Rodrigo Cortés and starring Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Toby Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, Joely Richardson...  more
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    The Hole in the Ground

    Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo

    Released2019

    Directed byLee Cronin

    The Hole in the Ground is a 2019 Irish horror thriller film, directed by Lee Cronin. An unpleasant encounter with a mysterious neighbor throws Sarah O'Neill (Seána Kerslake) into an insane nightmare...  more
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    Stigmata

    Portia de Rossi, Patricia Arquette

    Released1999

    Directed byRupert Wainwright

    Stigmata is a 1999 supernatural horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright and starring Patricia Arquette as an atheist hairdresser from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who is afflicted with the stigmata...  more
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    I Am Not a Serial Killer

    Max Records, Laura Fraser

    Released2016

    Directed byBilly O'Brien

    I Am Not a Serial Killer is a 2016 Irish-British psychological horror film directed by Billy O'Brien and based on the novel by Dan Wells. A teenager (Max Records) in a small midwestern town has been...  more
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    A Ghost Story

    Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara

    Directed byDavid Lowery

    A Ghost Story is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by David Lowery. The movie follows a man as he dies, becomes a ghost, and witnesses many things before fading away....  more
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    The Saragossa Manuscript

    Beata Tyszkiewicz, Elżbieta Czyżewska

    Released1965

    Directed byWojciech Jerzy Has

    The Saragossa Manuscript is a 1965 Polish film directed by Wojciech Has, based on the 1815 novel The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Jan Potocki. Set primarily in Spain, it tells a frame story...  more
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    Portrait of Jennie

    Nancy Reagan, Anne Francis

    Released1948

    Directed byWilliam Dieterle

    Portrait of Jennie is a 1948 fantasy film based on the novella by Robert Nathan. The film was directed by William Dieterle and produced by David O. Selznick. It stars Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten....  more
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    Charlie St. Cloud

    Zac Efron, Kim Basinger

    Released2010

    Directed byBurr Steers

    Charlie St. Cloud is a 2010 American supernatural romantic drama film based on Ben Sherwood's best-selling novel. The film is directed by Burr Steers and stars Zac Efron and Amanda Crew. ...  more
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    Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

    Saori Hayami, Yumi Irino

    Released2013

    Directed byTatsuyuki Nagai

    Anohana the Movie: The Flower We Saw That Day is an anime film directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai....  more
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    The Uninvited

    Ray Milland, Gail Russell

    Released1944

    Directed byLewis Allen

    The Uninvited is a 1944 American supernatural mystery/romance directed by Lewis Allen in his feature film debut. It is based on the Dorothy Macardle novel Uneasy Freehold. The film stars Ray Milland,...  more