Sunday, November 03, 2019

Movies with Ghosts

I've made a list with zombie movies and another with vampires and thought I'd gather together the ghosts in one list. There are so many horror movies that a single list which includes all types can be intimidating, but separated by sub-genre you can better find the type of horror you prefer. Some of these films are serious horror movies, while others are comedies or films where what's suspected to be a ghost turns out to be nothing of the sort. Variety is the spice of life -even within the sub-genres. I don't include adaptations of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, even though they are ghost stories.


The Haunted House (1908)


The Dybbuk (1937)


The Uninvited (1944)
Blithe Spirit (1945)
Dead of Night (1945)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
The Ghosts of Berkeley Square (1947)
Hamlet (Lawrence Olivier, 1948)
The Queen of Spades (1949)


The Lost Will of Dr Rant (1951)
Ugetsu (1953)
Ghost in the Well (1957)
Ghost of Chibusa Enoki (1958)
House on Haunted Hill (1959)


13 Ghosts (1960)
Tormented (1960)
Ghost of Oiwa (1961)
The Innocents (1961)
Carnival of Souls (1962)
The Ghost (1963)
The Terror (1963)
The Whip and the Body (1963)
Kill, Baby, Kill (1966)
Cruel Ghost Legend (1968)
Oh Whistle, and I'll Come to You My Lad (1968)
A Quiet Place in the Country (1968)
The Snow Woman (1968)


A Warning to the Curious (1972)
Lost Hearts (1973)
The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1974)
The Signal-Man (1976)
Empire of Passion (1978)


The Changeling (1980)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Pale Rider (1985)
The Lady in White (1988)
The Woman in Black (1989)


Hamlet (1990)
Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
Haunted (1995)
A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation (1997)


Pulse (2001)
Dark Water (2002)
The Eye (2002)
Dead Birds (2004)
A View from a Hill (2005)
Number 13 (2006)
Wicked Little Things (2006) The Bride (2007)
Carved: the Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007)
Muoi: The Legend of a Portrait (2007)
The Orphanage (2007)


The Complex (2013)
Pee Mak (2013)
The Tractate Middoth (2013)
We Are What We Are (2013)
Crimson Peak (2015)
Ghostline (2015)
Tragic Theater (2015)
Boys in the Trees (2016)
The Wailing (2016)
Hamlet 360 (2019)


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    1. I can't believe there's not one from the 20s on my list :(

  2. I know this might sound random but have you seen the Lady in White? I am interested in reading or listening to the book. Something in fall about Victorian gothic is appealing. Happy Sunday. Hugs-Erika

    1. I loved Wilkie Collins' Lady in White book. I don't have a blog post on it, because it's been a long time since I last read it. You can read it online, though: and listen to it read to you:

      There's a link in my list above to the 1988 movie.

    2. But Lady in White is a different story than Woman in White. I tend to confuse the names.

    3. So, to be clear, The Woman in White is the Wilkie Collins book. The Lady in White is based on a legend and not on the Collins book. Sometimes I comment before my brain is fully engaged lol

  3. Great list, thanks. Lady in White was Made into a TV Film in Germany back in the 70s/80s, and it was good. Valerie

    1. I'll hafta look for that one. Maybe it has subtitles.... Thx!

  4. The ONLY one on the list I have seen is Ghostbusters. I'm so LAME!!

    1. Not lame lol Different strokes and all. Ghost stories are one of my favorite types of horror :)

  5. Wow, so many ghost movies! I've only seen three of these 😉. Wishing you a happy new week! Hugs, Jo x

    1. Some of them are a tad bit obscure ;)