Best Paranormal Shows & Movies On Netflix (2023)

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If you're a fan of ghost hunting shows and scary movies, but are looking for something new, then Netflix could be the place for you. The video streaming platform has hours worth of ghostly content, including documentaries about real haunting cases, paranormal television series, and the latest supernatural movies.

Netflix is the perfect place to binge watch shows like 'Stranger Things', 'The Haunting Of Hill House', and ''. You'll also find plenty of movies, including all of the 'Insidious' movies and the ghostly classic, 'Beetlejuice'.

Whether you're watching alone, or you've gathered a bunch of friends together on Skype or Google Hangouts for a watch party, these are our top picks on Netflix. The content listed below can be found on Netflix in the UK at the time this list was published...

1. The Haunting Of Hill House

If you haven't seen it yet, don't miss Mike Flanagan's creepy ten-part series, a truly terrifying watch. The series flashes between past and present, telling the story of a fractured family who confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it. The series is based on Shirley Jackson's 1959 book of the same name.

2. Stranger Things

Stranger Things is the supernatural Netflix show which has taken the world by storm. Since season one was released in 2016, fans have binge watched back-to-back episodes of the show which has been described as a cross between 'The Goonies' and 'Stand By Me'. Stranger Things follows the story of a group of friends from Hawkins as they uncover the weird goings on in their town.

3. Locke & Key

Based on the best-selling graphic novels, 'Locke & Key' follows three siblings who, after the murder of their father, move to their ancestral home only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities.

4. Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' is a reboot of the kids TV show 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' but aimed at the same audience, who are now grown up, making for a much darker show.

Sabrina Spellman must reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.

5. Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers

If you've ever had any interest in UFOs, conspiracies and government coverups, then you'll almost certainly know the name Bob Lazar and you'll probably remember the 1996 documentary 'Dreamland: Area 51'. Lazar gained worldwide notoriety as the whistleblower who exposed the top secret base at Groom Lake in Nevada and claimed to have worked there as part of a select team who reverse-engineered an alien spacecraft for the US Military. Lazar is the subject of Jeremy Corbell's new documentary film.

6. Haunted

Now in its second season, 'Haunted' first hit the streaming platform in October 2018. Each of the 12 episodes feature a first-hand account of an alleged real-life haunting. Each witness tells their story of the horrifying, peculiar, extraordinary supernatural events and other unexplained phenomena that continue to haunt them.

The show features dramatised re-creations of the cases, which fans of the paranormal may find entertaining, but the show has been criticised by skeptics who claim that there is little evidence to support the stories told in the show.

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7. Insidious

There are four Insidious movies, all of which are available on Netflix right now.

The first two films are based around a married couple, Josh and Renai Lambert. The first tells the story of the couple's son, Dalton, who is trapped in a mysterious comatose state. Unbeknown to his parents, the boy has become a vessel which spirits from an astral plane can use to enter our world. As a result of this, the family's home is haunted by demons. The family call upon psychic, Elise Reiner to help them, she brings along her paranormal investigation team of Specs and Tucker.

In the second movie, 'Insidious: Chapter 2', the family move into Josh's mum's house, where Renai and the others begin to experience paranormal activity.

'Insidious: Chapter 3' is a prequel which focuses on Elise as she attempts to help a young girl who calls out to the dead, and the fourth film, 'Insidious: Last Key', takes place after the events of the third and tells the story of Elise's own family becoming the victims of a demonic haunting.

8. It

Stephen King first gave us nightmares when he published 'It' in 1986 and introduced us to Pennywise, a demonic, shape-shifting alien entity who takes the form of a killer clown. Pennywise has never been as scary as in the 2017 version of the film. It follows a group of bullied kids in the small Maine town of Derry, who band together to destroy Pennywise.

9. The Cabin In The Woods

'The Cabin In The Woods' may not seem like a supernatural movie at first glance, but the twist in this movie is so huge that you could be mistaken for thinking the film is something it isn't. The movie starts out like a really stereotypical lost teen gory horror, but before long the true nature of the movie is revealed and you'll never guess what it is.

10. Ghostbusters II

No explanation need on this one - a paranormal classic that's always worth a re-watch, although sadly the first movie isn't available on Netflix. The quirky parapsychologists have split and nothing's working out. With evil spirits on the loose, who ya gonna call?

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11. Ghost Stories

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'Ghost Stories' tells the story of Professor Philip Goodman, a TV celebrity, lecturer and debunker of all things paranormal. As a child, he'd been a big fan of a 70s TV celebrity who was also involved in debunking the paranormal, but who had disappeared at the height of his fame. Professor Goodman is then amazed when this man contacts him to state that he'd disappeared due to his finding out that perhaps, after all, there might be some truth to this paranormal business.

12. Beetlejuice

An 80s ghostly classic supernatural comedy. The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.

13. Extra Ordinary

If you like your paranormal movies pumped full of ectoplasm, then this Irish supernatural comedy is for you. The movie plays on many common paranormal tropes, which will add to the enjoyment for any ghost hunter, and features amusing elements of the occult and witchcraft.

14. Unacknowledged

'Sirius' was one of the most successful crowdfunded documentaries ever, based upon the work of ufologist Steven M. Greer. Now the team are back with a brand new film containing even more top-secret evidence supporting extraterrestrial contact including witness testimony, classified documents and UFO footage while also exploring the consequences of ruthlessly enforcing such secrecy.

15. The Ritual

16. Annabelle: Creation

Based in 'The Conjuring' universe, the latest movie is the second spin-off to feature the terrifying cursed doll that was at the centre of one of Ed and Lorraine Warrens real-life cases. The movie serves as a direct prequel to the 2014 movie, 'Annabelle' and delves into the origins of the creepy doll.

17. Behind The Curve

Not paranormal as such, but this Netflix original documentary delves into weird belief systems, conspiracies and coverups. 'Behind The Curve' offers a very telling insight into the world of the flat earthers. Frustrated with what they see as mainstream scientific dogma, they decide to prove, once and for all, at a flat earth conference, that the earth is flat, using their on scientific experiments.

18. The Exorcism Of Emily Rose

The 2005 movie, 'The Exorcism Of Emily Rose', is based on a real-life demonic possession of Anneliese Michel that occurred in the 1970s. Anneliese was a practicing Catholic who, after suffering an epileptic seizure complained of hearing voices and seeing the Devil in visions. After doctors were unable to help her, Anneliese's family turned to the church for help, they conducted 67 exorcism sessions, one or two each week.

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In July 1976 Anneliese died and while many believe her death could have been the result of demonic possession, the autopsy report stated the cause of death was malnutrition and dehydration. It's believed she was kept in a state of semi-starvation for ten months while the exorcisms were being performed. Anneliese's parents and two priests were charged with negligent homicide.

19. Orphan

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

20. Ouija

If you've ever dabbled with a Ouija board, the this movie is for you. Although admittedly, this 2014 movie isn't the best paranormal movie amongst Netflix's offerings. If you get desperate it's worth a watch, if only to bring you up to speed in order to watch the movie's prequel. 'Ouija: Origin Of Evil' out performs the original for scares.

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FAQs

What is the best ghost story on Netflix? ›

The Scariest Ghost Stories On Netflix
  • "Unfriended" (2014) ...
  • "Crimson Peak" (2015) ...
  • "The Conjuring 2" (2016) ...
  • "Under the Shadow" (2016) ...
  • "I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House" (2016) Netflix. ...
  • "A Ghost Story" (2017) A24. ...
  • "Girl on the Third Floor" (2019) Dark Sky Films. ...
  • "His House" (2020) Netflix.
24 Jul 2021

Which Netflix has Paranormal Activity? ›

Unfortunately, none of the Paranormal Activity movies are streaming on Netflix. They have been in the past but not at the moment. Paranormal Activity 1, 2, 3, 4, and The Ghost Dimension are all available to buy or rent on Amazon Prime Video, Apple iTunes, Google Play, VUDU, and YouTube.

Does Netflix have ghost? ›

After a banker is shot and killed, his ghost lingers on Earth and enlists the help of a spirited psychic to warn the woman he loves that she's in danger. Watch all you want.

What is the best Supernatural TV series? ›

Top Supernatural TV Shows
  • True Blood (2008–2014) TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery. ...
  • Sense8 (2015–2018) TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi. ...
  • Ash vs Evil Dead (2015–2018) ...
  • Penny Dreadful (2014–2016) ...
  • Salem (2014–2017) ...
  • American Horror Story (2011– ) ...
  • From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014–2016) ...
  • Misfits (2009–2013)

Is there any good sci-fi series on Netflix? ›

Netflix is sitting on a wide range of sci-fi series, from Stranger Things to Black Mirror to The OA. It's also tapped excellent international content, including German sci-fi Dark -- one of the best series on Netflix full stop -- as well as hidden gems, such as Canadian sci-fi Travelers.

What's the scariest film on Netflix 2022? ›

Best Horror Movies on Netflix — October 2022
  • Resident Evil (2002) ...
  • Identity (2003) ...
  • The Mist (2007) ...
  • Creep (2014) ...
  • It Follows (2014) ...
  • Crimson Peak (2015) ...
  • Hush (2016) ...
  • Raw (2016)

What are paranormal activity movies? ›

Paranormal Activity

Where can I see Paranormal Activity? ›

Paranormal Activity, a thriller movie starring Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, and Amber Armstrong is available to stream now. Watch it on Paramount Plus, Spectrum TV, Prime Video, Redbox., Vudu or Apple TV on your Roku device.

Is the new Paranormal Activity on prime? ›

Watch Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin | Prime Video.

What is Netflix Ghost? ›

After a banker is shot and killed, his ghost lingers on Earth and enlists the help of a spirited psychic to warn the woman he loves that she's in danger. Watch all you want. Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze are scorching as Sam and Molly in this iconic love story that won Whoopi Goldberg an Oscar.

Is Ghosts on Netflix or prime? ›

Ghosts, a sitcom series starring Charlotte Ritchie, Martha Howe-Douglas, and Kiell Smith-Bynoe is available to stream now. Watch it on HBO Max, Prime Video, Vudu or Apple TV on your Roku device.

Is Dirty Dancing in Netflix? ›

Even though Dirty Dancing isn't available on Netflix, you can watch it on several other streaming platforms. You can watch it on HBO Max, Hulu with an HBO Max add-on, and on Amazon Prime Video. For a closer look at that iconic lift, you can check out the scene it occurs in below.

Are there any good vampire series? ›

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  • 10/10 True Blood (2008-2014)
  • 9/10 The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017)
  • 8/10 Being Human (2011-2014)
  • 7/10 The Strain (2014-2017)
  • 6/10 Sanctuary (2008-2011)
  • 5/10 The Originals (2013-2018)
  • 4/10 Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
  • 3/10 Midnight Mass (2021)
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Why can't I find Supernatural on Netflix 2022? ›

Where Can I Watch Supernatural on Netflix? Supernatural is available only in the US and a few other countries. You can stream this show on Netflix without worry from a blocked country, though, by using a reliable VPN.

Are legacies worth watching? ›

Klaus Mikaelson will go down in history as one of my favourite tv characters ever. It's interesting, entertaining and addictive. I just don't know if I could go back and watch today, it was a little cheesy and sometime predictable but over all very fun and worth a go!

What are the top 10 on Netflix right now? ›

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now
  • The Blacklist.
  • The Midnight Club.
  • Gabriel Iglesias: Stadium Fluffy.
  • The Sinner.
  • Unsolved Mysteries.
  • Love Is Blind.
  • DAHMER - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
  • The Watcher.
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What sci-fi fantasy should I watch on Netflix? ›

TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Stranger Things.
  • The Flash.
  • Supernatural.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender.
  • The 100.
  • Lucifer.
  • Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous.
  • Good Witch.

Is dark matter on Netflix good? ›

Dark Matter is a dud, and likely to make as much of a dent in the pop-cultural consciousness as the invisible substance it's named after. Since nearly everything on the show is equally derivative, nothing stands out as egregiously bad or egregiously good. Dark Matter doesn't matter.

What scary movie is based on a true story? ›

"The Exorcist" (1973)

Often referred to as the scariest horror movie in history, “The Exorcist” is based on a true story.

What scary movies are trending on Netflix? ›

Popular on NetflixExplore more
  • Old People.
  • Insidious: Chapter 2.
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  • It.
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
  • Don't Listen.
  • Blood Red Sky.
  • No One Gets Out Alive.

Does Netflix have any good horror movies? ›

Still, there are quality films to be found here, typically of the modern variety, from comedies like The Babysitter to more obscure (and disturbing) titles such as Creep, Raw or newer films like His House and the Fear Street trilogy.

Are there any actually scary movies? ›

37 horror films that are genuinely scary
  • Funny Games (1997) Directed by: Michael Haneke. ...
  • The Amityville Horror (1979) Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg. ...
  • Audition (1999) Directed by: Takashi Miike . ...
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999) ...
  • The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) ...
  • Candyman (1992) ...
  • Cannibal Holocaust (1980) ...
  • The Descent (2005)
16 Oct 2022

Is sinister the scariest movie ever? ›

As part of something called the Science of Scare Project, it was determined that Sinister, Scott Derrickson's creepy 2012 chiller starring Ethan Hawke, is the scariest movie ever made.

Which horror movie has the most jump scares? ›

1. The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013) The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia is far and wide the most 'jumpy' horror movie ever made with 32 jump scares to enjoy throughout the film. Set in 1993.

What is the scariest movie on Hulu 2022? ›

1. Hellraiser (2022) A reimagining of Clive Barker's 1987 classic horror film, the Hulu Original horror film, Hellraiser, stars Jamie Clayton as the iconic horror villain, Pinhead.

Is insidious scary? ›

Insidious is full of some of the best jump scares in horror history, none of which are predictable. Part of what makes Insidious' jump scares so horrifying is that they are not just visual jump scares, but they are supported by loud sound effects, creating the perfect combination to create an ideal jump scare.

Are all seasons of Supernatural on Netflix? ›

FAQs. Where can I watch all seasons of Supernatural? You can watch Supernatural (all 15 seasons and 327 episodes) on HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, and Netflix. You can also watch it live on Hulu + Live TV.

Is Supernatural worth watching? ›

Love This Show! Supernatural is so much better than I expected it to be. I just binged the entire series on Netflix and it has quickly become one of my favorite shows ever. Jensen Ackles (Dean) and Jared Padalecki (Sam) were perfect for their roles and lead what is an overall great cast.

Is there any vampire series on Netflix? ›

Night Teeth

First Kill takes you deep into the luxury that is high vampire society, as the Fairmonts are a marquee legacy vampire family. If you're craving more vampire parties, check out Night Teeth, starring Debby Ryan. Ryan plays Blaire, one of two vampires using rookie chauffeur Benny (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.)

Is Supernatural a hit show? ›

Actually, sometimes the Supernatural episodes were creepier. Although Sam and Dean became the reason audiences stuck with the show for more than just the first season, Supernatural was a hit largely because there wasn't another show like it on television at the time.

Is Netflix dropping Supernatural? ›

7. “Supernatural” – December 18, 2025 (Warner Bros.)

Has Supernatural been taken off Netflix? ›

It takes around 3-5 years for Netflix to lose/give up the rights to the series. That means Supernatural will likely be sticking around on Netflix until 2023 to 2025.

Why did they end Supernatural? ›

At the 2019 VegasCon, Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki told the audience that after lengthy discussions with the show's writers and producers, everyone agreed that it was time to let the series go. "It just seemed like the writing was kind of on the wall as to when that was happening," Ackles said.

What is the scariest Supernatural episode? ›

10 Scariest Episodes Of Supernatural, Ranked
  • 7/10 Mannequin 3: The Reckoning (Season 6, Episode 14) ...
  • 6/10 Provenance (Season 1, Episode 19) ...
  • 5/10 No Exit (Season 2, Episode 6) ...
  • 4/10 Skin (Season 1, Episode 6) ...
  • 3/10 Bugs (Season 1, Episode 8) ...
  • 2/10 Hook Man (Season 1, Episode 7) ...
  • 1/10 Bloody Mary (Season 1, Episode 5)
9 May 2022

Is there any series like Supernatural? ›

Once Upon A Time (2011)

Like Supernatural, this show's fandom is pretty strong, and it's only a matter of time until viewers are a part of it. With a deluge of whimsical characters, wild storylines, and unexpected plot twists, this show will suck fans right back into the supernatural world they long for.

Which is better Vampire Diaries or Supernatural? ›

Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries are both legendary CW shows in their own rights, but here's why Supernatural always has the edge over TVD. The CW's viewer base steers toward the younger side due to its liking toward fantasy and science fiction shows, such as The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.

What is the new vampire show called? ›

Is there still a hole in your heart that The Vampire Diaries used to fill? Well, good news. Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre, two of the minds behind the CW hit, have returned to teen vampire drama with Vampire Academy, a Peacock original series based on the novels of the same name by Richelle Mead.

What is the name of the series with vampires and werewolves? ›

The Vampire Diaries

Throughout the six seasons of the show, fans can expect quite an insight on Vampires, werewolves, witches, and otherwordly creatures in a plot that never fails to get interesting.

What is the name of the new vampire show on Netflix? ›

Netflix's new vampire series fangs its way onto Netflix in June 2022. Netflix loves its book adaptations, and the latest announced to receive the Original series treatment is the short story First Kill. Filming took place throughout the latter half of 2021 and is coming to Netflix in June 2022.

Whats the worst season of Supernatural? ›

1. Season 2. While the fifth season of "Supernatural" reaches impressive storytelling heights, Season 2 arguably goes even higher, resulting in its first-place ranking. The season starts with the tragic death of John Winchester and includes the even more agonizing death of Sam in the penultimate episode.

What is the most popular Supernatural episode? ›

Often regarded as one of the best Supernatural episodes out there, "Lazarus Rising" introduces one of the series most beloved characters – Castiel, an angel of the Lord who is responsible for saving Dean Winchester from hell.

Is Sam stronger than Dean? ›

Power: Dean

Even if Sam is taller and generally seems more fit, Dean has demonstrated on many occasions that he's the more powerful of the Winchester brothers. No matter if it's a fistfight, a weapons-laden war or simply leveraging his weaknesses against an opponent's, Dean is the better brother.

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