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The Best Drama Movies With A Supernatural Twist

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.

  • 1

    The Sixth Sense

    Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment
    66
    3

    Released1999

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Runtime107

    AdvisoriesViolence

    PremieredAugust 6, 1999

    Young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. Cole is frightened by visitations from those with unresolved problems who appear from the shadows. He is too  ...more
  • 2

    The Green Mile

    Tom Hanks, David Morse
    66
    5

    Released1999

    Directed byFrank Darabont

    Runtime189

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Violence

    PremieredDecember 10, 1999

    Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) walked the mile with a variety of cons. He had never encountered someone like John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a massive black man convicted of brutally killing a pair  ...more
  • 3

    Ghost

    Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore
    51
    8

    Released1990

    Directed byJerry Zucker

    Runtime127

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Violence

    PremieredJuly 13, 1990

    Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) is a banker, Molly Jensen (Demi Moore) is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner (Tony  ...more
  • 4

    The Shape of Water

    Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon
    55
    13

    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
  • 5

    The Babadook

    Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall
    39
    11

    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
  • 6

    The Others

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston
    32
    9

    Released2001

    Directed byAlejandro Amenábar

    Runtime101

    AdvisoriesAdult Situations

    PremieredAugust 10, 2001

    Grace (Nicole Kidman), the devoutly religious mother of Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley), moves her family to the English coast during World War II. She awaits word on her missing  ...more
  • 7

    Antichrist

    Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg
    38
    16

    Released2009

    Directed byLars von Trier

    Runtime109

    AdvisoriesAdult Situations, Graphic Violence

    PremieredOctober 23, 2009

    While a married couple (Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg) is having sex, their infant son in a nearby room falls out a window to his death. She becomes distraught and is hospitalized, but her  ...more
  • 8

    Personal Shopper

    Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger
    34
    16

    Released2016

    Directed byOlivier Assayas

    Runtime105

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Nudity, Violence

    PremieredMarch 10, 2017

    A young American in Paris works as a personal shopper for a celebrity. She seems to have the ability to communicate with spirits, like her recently deceased twin brother. Soon, she starts to receive
  • 9

    Mother

    Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem
    40
    24

    Released2017

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

    Runtime120

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Graphic Violence, Nudity

    PremieredSeptember 15, 2017

    A young woman spends her days renovating the Victorian mansion that she lives in with her husband in the countryside. When a stranger knocks on the door one night, he becomes an unexpected guest in
  • 10

    What Lies Beneath

    Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer
    30
    14

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Runtime126

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Violence

    PremieredJuly 21, 2000

    It had been a year since Dr. Norman Spencer (Harrison Ford) betrayed his beautiful wife Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer). But with Claire oblivious to the truth, Norman's life and marriage seem so perfect  ...more
  • 11

    Unbreakable

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson
    32
    17

    Released2000

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Runtime107

    AdvisoriesAdult Situations, Violence

    PremieredNovember 22, 2000

    David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is the sole survivor of a devastating train wreck. Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) is a mysterious stranger who offers a bizarre explanation as to why David escaped without  ...more
  • 12

    The Dead Zone

    Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams
    31
    17

    Released1983

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Runtime103

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Violence

    PremieredOctober 21, 1983

    When Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) awakens from a coma caused by a car accident, he finds that years have passed, and he now has psychic abilities. Heartbroken that his girlfriend (Brooke Adams)  ...more
  • 13

    The Lovely Bones

    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg
    25
    12

    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
  • 14

    It Follows

    Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist
    29
    17

    Released2014

    Directed byDavid Robert Mitchell

    Runtime101

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Nudity, Violence

    PremieredMarch 13, 2015

    After carefree teenager Jay (Maika Monroe) sleeps with her new boyfriend, Hugh (Jake Weary), for the first time, she learns that she is the latest recipient of a fatal curse that is passed from  ...more
  • 15

    Lady in the Water

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Paul Giamatti
    19
    11

    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
  • 16

    Stigmata

    Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne
    22
    16

    Released1999

    Directed byRupert Wainwright

    Runtime103

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Violence

    PremieredSeptember 10, 1999

    A young woman with no strong religious beliefs, Frankie Paige (Patricia Arquette) begins having strange and violent experiences, showing signs of the wounds that Jesus received when crucified. When  ...more
  • 17

    Red Lights

    Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver
    20
    14

    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
  • 18

    A Ghost Story

    Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara
    16
    12

    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
  • 19

    The Hole in the Ground

    Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo
    15
    11

    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
  • 20

    I Am Not a Serial Killer

    Max Records, Laura Fraser
    12
    14

    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
  • 21

    The Saragossa Manuscript

    Iga Cembrzynska-Kondrati, Zbigniew Cybulski
    8
    11

    Released1965

    Directed byWojciech Has

    Runtime124

    PremieredApril 6, 1965

    As the Napoleonic Wars rage across Europe, two officers from opposing armies meet by chance in Saragossa, Spain, where they're mutually bewitched by a book they find. It recounts the story of Alfonso  ...more
  • 22

    Charlie St. Cloud

    Zac Efron, Kim Basinger
    5
    9

    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
  • 23

    Portrait of Jennie

    Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten
    6
    10

    Released1948

    Directed byWilliam Dieterle

    Runtime86

    PremieredDecember 25, 1948

    In Depression-era New York, painter Eben Adams (Joseph Cotten) despairs at his lack of success. One cold winter evening in Central Park, he meets an enigmatic, old-fashioned little girl, Jennie  ...more
  • 24

    Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

    Saori Hayami, Yumi Irino
    7
    12

    Released2013

    Directed byTatsuyuki Nagai

    Anohana the Movie: The Flower We Saw That Day is an anime film directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai.  ...more
  • 25

    Before I Fall

    Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage
    3
    7

    Released2017

    Directed byRy Russo-Young

    Before I Fall is a 2017 American teen drama film directed by Ry Russo-Young, based on the novel by Lauren Oliver. Stuck reliving her last day over and over, Sam (Zoey Deutch) untangles the mystery  ...more